Never Give Up Hope!

Shared by Katherine “Cass” Brown Capel, AIM Director

Cass Brown CapelI was a “Taco Bell Queen” and “Diet Coke Drunk” before being diagnosed with estrogen negative stage II ductal carcinoma breast cancer in 1987 at age 32.  A friend recommended I talk to a woman named Julia Braddock.  Julia had gone through the Gerson juicing program and was cancer-free without undergoing chemotherapy. When I finally reached Julia, she told me about a barley grass juice powder that had drastically reduced her juicing because of the incredible convenience it offered. I took it for a few months, but I didn’t see Julia until I returned some AIM nutritional tapes to her four years later.

When I saw Julia again, I didn’t recognize her—she had lost 10 years!  I said, “Your skin is so beautiful.” She said, “You know, barley juice retards your aging.” I said, “No, it reverses it!”  I was 36 at the time and thought, if barley juice does that for your skin, I’m in.  Sure enough, people started giving me compliments on my skin and complexion, asking me what I was doing and so I started referring them to Julia. After several months, Julia called and said, “You need to be a Member so you can win contests and earn commissions.”  So, I joined AIM and began holding Monday “koffee klatsches” so people could ask questions.

The Hope

With my cancer diagnosis in 1987, I was strongly admonished against ever having children. This was repeated by my radiation oncologist at my last appointment in 1993. She cautioned me not to have children unless I was willing to have someone else raise my child, since my cancer was aggressive.  So I grieved the loss of not being able to have children.  But as I facilitated breast cancer groups in the following years, I watched as the tide of medical opinion gradually became more favorable toward premenopausal breast cancer patients having children.

John and I saw the first fertility specialist in 1998, and were told there was virtually no chance.  Our next appointment was in January 1999 with one of the best fertility doctors in the region. He was RUTHLESS. He said that at our ages that there was less than a 4% chance of spontaneous conception, and a 20% chance the child would have Down syndrome. He asked incredulously, why would I want to mess that up as a 12-year cancer survivor?

His words stung me. I walked out of his office with a resolve that I had never experienced before in my life. Any ambivalence I’d had about having children vanished. I felt a warmth, almost a fire, traveling up my spine into my heart.

Within a month, I was pregnant.  On November 11, 1999, we were blessed with Ariana, weighing 11 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 22 inches.  It was a natural birth and she was born without anesthesia.

As a baby, Ariana would lick the barley powder off of her high-chair table top.  Last spring she finished her junior year with all A’s and worked as a trainer at a horse ranch the past summer. She is a diligent knitter in the winter, making cable-knit sweaters and wool socks for her friends.

Why was I able to stay cancer-free and and have a healthy baby when all the experts said it wasn’t possible?  I cleaned up my diet.  I took BarleyLife.  I used Renewed Balance during my pregnancy up until the eighth month, which is also good for your thyroid. There are other possible reasons, but one thing is for sure: I’ll never be without my AIM BarleyLife.

PS: Never Give Up!

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Moms and AIM Nutrition

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 13, a date to honor all of the wonderful things about moms. There’s the love, the caring, the kindness and the sup­port that good mothers give to their children. This outpouring of motherly con­cern is an everyday occurrence whenever re­quired. Essentially, motherhood is a full-time job: seven days a week.

For most moms, this enormous responsibility is one they embrace and cherish selflessly. And that responsibility begins with pregnancy and continues through infancy, childhood, the teenage years and beyond. In today’s world, even adult children may depend on parental support.

AIM Moms

Over the years, one thing remains constant when it comes to being an AIM mom: the importance of wholesome nutrition for children. There are so many examples of mothers whose nutritional intake was supplemented by AIM products, which also benefited their children before and after they were born. And in the long run, it just may be one of the most important things moms can do for their kids: getting them off to a healthy start in life.

Chairman’s Club Director Lanny Donald is the mother of four and grandmother of three. Many years ago, Lanny turned her health around with the help of BarleyLife, and she passed this goodness on to the rest of her family. Lanny and her husband, Ken, would eventually share the health benefits of AIM products with patients in their dental practice.

Two of Lanny’s daughters, Jensina and Kalina, who are both AIM Directors, have children of their own, and their babies happened to be born less than a week apart in September 2014. Kalina had twin boys, Kaelan and Keiran, and then a few days later Jensina delivered her son, Kaius. Both moms had taken AIM products for years. During their pregnancies, their key supplemental nutrition came from BarleyLife, LeafGreens and ProPeas, which helped to maintain their energy levels and avoid the usual cravings and symptoms that are often associated with pregnancy. Their children became BarleyLife babies, and today all three boys are healthy three-year-olds who love the taste of AIM nutrition.

AIM Director Tiki McIntyre has been taking AIM’s green barley powder ever since she was a little girl, thanks to her father, so dads can also play a major role in keeping their kids healthy. Tiki ended up influencing her own children, who love whole-food drinks made from AIM products, such as the Garden Trio or CoCoa LeafGreens. “Nowadays, you have to be vigilant about nutrition,” Tiki emphasized. “In my grandfather’s time, you just had nutrition—from the garden …” In today’s world, AIM supplements are a convenient way to improve your nutritional intake and that of your children.

At the same time, it can be challenging to get kids to regularly consume healthy greens. Chairman’s Club Director Ann Sontag had to be a little inventive, such as hiding the green drinks in red or purple sippy cups or giving CoCoa LeafGreens drinks to their kids and letting them think it was chocolate milk.

Once children are openly or surreptitiously introduced to AIM nutrition, they often clamor for it as a result. Preferred Member Jen Beaton will hear a “screech” from her son, Owen, if he doesn’t get a share of his mom and dad’s green shakes that he loves to drink with them every morning.

Health Benefits

Chairman’s Club Director Carolyn Kling knows that AIM products have helped so many people in her family. In one case, a granddaughter suffering from post-partum depression was able to improve her state of mind in around two weeks by taking the Garden Trio (a combination BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets): a fine example of “letting food be thy medicine” instead of drugs.

Of course, there is still lots of skepticism around when it comes to choosing natural solu­tions. Royal Em­er­ald Director Mada­leine Helm had her doubts about giving
BarleyLife to her asthmatic son. “After using it for only a couple of weeks, my four-year-old’s asthma started to clear up,” Madaleine stated. Her healthy son is now in his twenties.

Good health is the payoff for moms who share AIM nutrition with their families. Royal Emerald Director Dixie Shaw remembers that her five adult children were almost never sick when they were kids. She credits this to her family taking BarleyLife nearly every day. “Little kids are sick all the time, but ours just weren’t,” Dixie stated. “We hardly have anyone sick in our family.”

Rarely having sick family members is one the finest results of being an AIM mom. And keeping your children in good health no matter how old they are may just be the finest Mother’s Day gift of all.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Nutrition that Works!

March is a health awareness month for nutrition in North America. But where does this “awareness” originate and what is it all about? In the USA, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses “on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” The 2018 campaign of the Dietitians of Canada is dedicated to “Unlock the Potential of Food.”

At The AIM Companies™, every month is Nutrition Month: Nutrition that Works!
The AIM campaign to “unlock the potential of food” began back in 1982 with the introduction of the juice powder of barley grass. Back then, drinking a glass of grass was one of the healthiest drinks a person could swallow. That hasn’t changed. For thirty-six years, BarleyLife has supported good health by delivering easily assimilated vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes, chlorophyll and antioxidants manufactured by nature.

Over the years, AIM has received testimonial after testimonial relating how BarleyLife’s nutritious powder has helped individuals, families and friends all over the world. With the advent of social media, having your say on the worldwide stage has been made even easier. The AIM Companies™ is pleased to share some of the most recent postings from its Facebook page.

BarleyLife is what got me well more than twenty-five years ago, when nothing else did. And it is still keeping me well today. I’m disease-free and take no medications!
– Carmie Jones

With the amount of abuse I put my body through for years, I am convinced it was BarleyLife that prevented me from being riddled with disease.
– Claire Cherice Carradice

I love all of the AIM products. They are unique, and I can’t do without them. But AIM is the pioneer of green barley juice . . . and BarleyLife brings LIFE to people all over the world!
– Joan van Rensburg

I took BarleyLife for granted because I’ve used it for years. But when my beloved old dog couldn’t walk anymore because of arthritis, I began giving her BarleyLife. Within one week she was back up on her feet. Now she can even take on stairs, whereas before she always needed to be lifted.
– Susan Roberts

BarleyLife makes me feel good to put something healthy into my smoothies.
– Dianne Caruso Garrison

I’ve been taking BarleyLife for over thirty years! I can’t do without it. It even goes with me when I’m traveling.
– Lori Ferree Storm

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

How to Test for Enzymes in Your Green Juice

You can run a simple at-home test to prove to yourself and to others that AIM BarleyLife is the leader in whole-food juice nutrition. It is called the Protein Coagulation Test. To do this test, you need some steaming hot water and a tablespoon of BarleyLife. Put the hot water in a clear jar, glass or basin and then add one spoonful of BarleyLife.

Proteins are made up of strands of enzymes and amino acids. If the product has been processed correctly at low temperature, the powder will cook or coagulate like an egg when placed in hot water. This is an indicator that the enzymes are still intact and have not been destroyed by heat.

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The AIM Companies, a network marketing company, has been in business since 1982 and is known for its flagship products AIM BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend.

Never, Ever Go Off the AIM Products

Shared by Cindy Ponchot, AIM Star Sapphire Director

After being diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer, I chose a mind-body-spirit approach to healing instead of traditional cancer treatments. After all, I was given only six months to live! Why would I want to be on treatments that induce sickness?

This approach included the AIM products. To my oncologist’s amaze­ment, within three months, I was declared cancer-free—not “in remission” but cancer-free. For over seven years now, I have helped others overcome their health challenges.

Recently, a dear, lifelong friend found that after taking the AIM products for just three weeks, the cancerous tumor in her breast had shrunk significantly. She stated, “I think it was the products.” “Of course, it was!” I answered emphatically.

Shortly after my own healing, one of my oncologists called me and asked if I would help a man who had stomach cancer. He was given four months to live and did not have much of a stomach left. After accepting my help, this gentleman lived another three years cancer-free. But the call did come from his wife, who said, “My husband is dying. He went off the products a while back.”

“His beautiful family credits the AIM products for an extra three years of life with their father.”

I immediately went to see him in his hospital room. We chatted a little, and then he sat up in bed. Looking me in the eye he said, “Cindy, please tell anyone you are helping to never, ever go off the AIM products. I should have never gone off the BarleyLife.” His beautiful family credits the AIM products for an extra three years of life with their father.

Little did I know that after being declared cancer-free, I would be helping other’s find
their way back to better health. The ap­proach I took amazed my doctor so much that he researched and studied complementary treatments to cancer. He really believes in offering others a lifestyle choice that treats and prevents cancer.

Special thanks go to Eli and Barbara Hershberger (AIM Directors) and Charlotte and Keith Thompson (AIM Chairman’s Club Directors) for caring enough to share. They are the reason I am alive today!

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

Nine Reasons Why You Should Take AIM BarleyLife

AIM BarleyLife young barley grass powder is a live, unprocessed and uncooked whole food concentrate which the nutrients are readily assimilated by our bodies. The unaltered natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes in BarleyLife give our bodies the fuel we need.

Alkalinity

Studies have shown that if our body pH is acidic; we will be more susceptible to diseases. When we consume too many processed foods, our body’s pH will become more acidic. BarleyLife is neutral to slightly alkaline which is very useful in balancing our body pH.

Natural Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is a pigment found in plant which is rich in antioxidants and live enzymes. It aids in wound healing, deodorizing and detoxification of the body, combats infection, promotes healthy intestinal flora, and has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Note: AIM BarleyLife has 22 mg of chlorophyll per 4-gram serving.

Wide Spectrum of Vitamins and Minerals

BarleyLife contains at least 16 vitamins, 11 major minerals and 12 trace minerals including most of the essential nutrients – vitamin A, B-complex (e.g. niacin, biotin, choline, folic acid, pantothenic acid, etc.), C, E, K, calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and more.

Whole Balanced Food

The real power of BarleyLife is found in the combination of its many nutrients. BarleyLife is a whole food concentrate; that is, it is as close to its natural state as possible and thus provides the nutrients in a natural proportion.

High Amount of Protein

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins for our body. There are 18 out of the 21 essential amino acids found in BarleyLife. The missing three can be manufactured by our body itself.

A Storehouse of Live Enzymes

Green barley leaves contain a multitude of the body’s spark plugs, enzymes, which are essential in energy production, digestion, and nutrient absorption. AIM harvests the barley leaves at night when it is coldest and the antioxidant levels are at their highest. The leaves are juiced and concentrated at low temperatures to preserve the important enzymes found in the live plants. One enzyme in particular is the superoxide dismutase (SOD) which has anti-inflammatory property and helps our body to repair quicker.

Loaded with Antioxidants

BarleyLife contains numerous antioxidants: beta-carotene, SOD, lutonarin, saponarin, vitamin E, phosphorus and zinc. Antioxidants are known to be beneficial for anti-aging and combating inflammation, helps slow down the rate of cell destruction by providing a defense against free radical attack.

Over 30 years of positive results

With well over 30 years of testimonials from the users of BarleyLife, thousands have experience tremendous benefits for improved health.

Source: A condensed version of 9 Reasons Why You Should Take BarleyLife
by Loren and Kathy Schiele, AIM Royal Emerald Directors.   http://www.yourlifesource.com

Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been promoting health and providing a business opportunity with whole-food powder concentrates like AIM BarleyLife and nutritional supplements.

Q&A: AIM Members Commonly Ask These Questions

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I have read that cruciferous vegetables can negatively affect those with hypothyroidism or those prone to hypothyroidism. Am I at risk when taking LeafGreens?

There has only been one case that links cruciferous vegetables to hypothyroidism in humans — an 88-year-old woman who ate 1-1.5 kilograms (2-3 pounds or 1,000- 1,500 grams) of bok choy daily. A human study found that 150 grams of cooked Brussels sprouts for four weeks had no negative effects on thyroid function. To put this all in perspective, a single serving of LeafGreens is 3.5 grams.

I heard that former smokers should not take beta-carotene supplements? Should I be worried about the beta-carotene in Just Carrots?

The beta-carotene found in Just Carrots is produced naturally from the carrots. The beta-carotene found in foods poses no cancer risk. Synthetic vitamins that contain beta carotene have been found in four large studies in the 1990s to increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers.

What is the difference between BarleyLife and other off-the-shelf barley grass powders?

BarleyLife is a juice powder concentrate.

I was told years ago by an upline that we should not take any other products with Herbal Fiberblend as it moves through your system quickly instead of being absorbed. Has that changed?

Psyllium may reduce nutrient absorption, and we’ve recommended taking watersoluble supplements separately as a precaution so that Members receive the greatest value from their products. However, if the only way you can take your Herbal Fiberblend is by mixing it with CalciAIM, Peak Endurance or another AIM product then we encourage you to do so. Although a small percentage may not be absorbed consuming the products should be your primary goal.

If you have a question about nutrition or any of our products, please feel free to send it to
aimonline@aimintl.com.