Independence Day for AIM Members

The month of July holds a couple of “independent” holidays for AIM Members in North America. July 4 is Independence Day in the U.S., and July 1 is Canada Day, which some histories refer to as Canadian Independence Day. These are special days that celebrate the beginning of independent nations.The month of July holds a couple of “independent” holidays for AIM Members in North America. July 4 is Independence Day in the U.S., and July 1 is Canada Day, which some histories refer to as Canadian Independence Day. These are special days that celebrate the beginning of independent nations.

The idea of being independent is a desirable state for individuals as well. To not have to rely on something other than your own efforts and resourcefulness to maintain your well-being is a goal worth pursuing.

Looking back over the history of AIM through the eyes of Members, another day of independence has evolved over the years: the day a Member begins taking AIM nutrition. And Members have their own individual dates worth noting.  One of the many results of having your own “independence day” is that the majority of Members who choose to add AIM products to their “health care” program for life become, in a way, their own primary health care providers, who prescribe a healthy lifestyle that includes habits such as eating wholesome food, exercising and getting enough sleep along with supplemental nutrition from AIM.

Choosing this path does not mean that you don’t take medication when necessary. But for the most part, it does mean not having to be a statistic in surveys such as the following published in WebMD online1:

  • 55 percent of Americans regularly take a prescription medicine.  Between 1997 and 2016, the number of prescriptions filled for American adults and children rose 85 percent from 2.4 billion to 4.5 billion a year.
  • Among those who take prescription drugs, 53 percent get them from more than one health care provider.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine 

Hippocrates said it the best by stating that food is the medicine you need to stay healthy. Natural nutrients from wholesome food deliver the “ounce of prevention” that is worth “a pound of cure” when it comes to protecting yourself from disease and avoid being on long-term medications. Adding AIM nutrition to your intake increases the protection.

And the following AIM Members can attest to this … in their own words.

I’ve been an AIM Member for roughly 35 years now. I started with BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and, over the years, have increased that to 10+ products that I take daily. I’m 75 and try to stay very active because moving keeps you going! I am not on ANY medications and hope I never shall be.
— Wendell Wamboldt, AIM Director

Having taken AIM products for 21 years, I owe my good health to AIM. I retired 18 years ago, and I am thankful that I have no aches or pains. And I’m not on any meds. I work at Living WELL, enjoying biking and kayaking. This summer, I’m using an early birthday present: my new paddleboard!
— Jan Baxter, AIM Director

My mom, Riek Bosman, is very active at 88. For example, she makes hundreds of Dutch boterkoek (butter cakes) that get sold at fundraisers. She’s a faithful BarleyLife user and takes a variety of other AIM products, including the Garden Trio, LeafGreens, CellSparc 360 and GinkgoSense. And, she isn’t on any medications!
— Rita Vandertil, Star Sapphire Director

Twenty-four years ago, a friend told me about AIM’s green juice powder. Soon, I was able to get off all three of the meds I was on at the time, and I also had no more pain in my fingers and knees. I am approaching my 78th birthday, and I’m on no meds and have no pain. I have all my “original” parts and feel fantastic!
— Barb Snodgrass, AIM Director

My 65-year-old sister, my 92-year-old father and I are all on BarleyLife and other AIM products. None of us are on any medication.
— Paula Bourque, AIM Member

When I was a child, a cancerous tumor left me legally blind in one eye, and I had numerous other illnesses. By the age of 30, I had had over 30 operations and later in life, I battled breast cancer … and won. I’m 79 now and not on any medications. I’ve have been maintaining my good health with the help of AIM products such as BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend.
— Betty Ann Brush, Artist and AIM Director

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

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

Bees and BarleyLife

Shared by Arnold and Judy Berkin, AIM Star Sapphire Directors,

We first learned of green barley powder in 1987. Judy suffered from anemia constantly and took iron medication with its associated problems. After six weeks of daily use of this green powder, there was a major change in her blood iron levels.

Then I got the courage to try this “green stuff” myself. Three years previously, I had a major heart episode. After taking these greens for three months, I felt well enough to stop taking all the prescribed heart medication I was on.

When AIM came to Australia, we didn’t have to be convinced; we joined immediately. In 1995, we were were awarded a trip to San Francisco, sponsored by The AIM Companies™. That was a great experience.

Our favorite products are BarleyLife, RediBeets and Just Carrots powders. In October 2016, Judy had a bad fall and broke her upper right arm. We then added CalciAIM to the Garden Trio, and she is doing fine now.

As beekeepers, we learned that if our bees were struggling to find good pollen sources, they would consume BarleyLife. It amazed us how it helps to raise the crude protein level in their bodies.

To get the BarleyLife to the bees, we just sprinkle about 10 grams of the powder in the bottom box where the brood— young developing bees—is located. We do this once a month, and it also helps them in cleaning the hive.

BarleyLife doesn’t improve the actual honey, but it does improve the health of the bees, so they can produce more honey with a lower moisture content. By eating the BarleyLife, the bees are more resilient and able to cope better with environmental stress.

Most honeys have health benefits for people. Citrus honey is helpful with respiratory problems. All honeys give an energy boost to your day. The very dark honeys help with lower bowel conditions. For example, a person who had been told they needed to have major bowel surgery came to us in 1994. They have been taking BarleyLife and Banksia honey ever since and have not required any surgery.

All AIM Members are welcome to visit us. Just give us a call or send an email to make sure we will be home.

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.

Barley Baby

The nutrition a woman chooses for her herself can have a profound effect on both her health and that of her children. Tanya van der Westhuizen, AIM Director, knows this to be true after experiencing two completely different pregnancies: before and after AIM Nutrition that Works.

After her first child was born prematurely, Tanya found herself constipated, depressed and overweight, while still craving unhealthy food. “I had no idea of what was going on with my hormonal system and body,” she admitted. “And I did not know anything about nutrition or the impact it could have on the development of a baby.”

The health of her firstborn was compromised by a weak immune system. Like Tanya, her little boy suffered from a bad skin condition and had food issues. Every time new teeth came in, he would get sick. “I wish somebody had told me about BarleyLife earlier,” Tanya stated, whose poor health continued, and she suffered two miscarriages.

After a few years of feeling that every system in her body was dysfunctional, Tanya was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack and kill thyroid cells, creating chronic inflammation in the thyroid gland and affecting hormonal balance. And a blood test revealed that she was extremely sensitive to milk, eggs and chicken.

Everything Changes

A few years later, lifestyle adjustments, including a better diet and AIM supplements, began changing everything for the better. “I basically prepared my body for two years before getting pregnant again,” Tanya said. “I took the Garden Trio, AIMega and Herbal Fiberblend and used Renewed Balance.” By 2016, Tanya was in good health and pregnant.

“I am living proof of how nutrition—more fruit and vegetables and avoiding inflammatory foods—changed my body,” Tanya exclaimed. After giving a full-term birth to a healthy baby girl, Tanya did not struggle with excessive weight gain, sore ankles, bad skin, water retention or postnatal depression. And her baby was developing so well that they called her the Barley Baby, who has no health issues and sleeps well. “I firmly believe the excellent nutrition achieved by taking BarleyLife was a major contribution.”

“We are still using AIM products happily and successfully,” Tanya added, “proof that AIM products help improve your family’s health.

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.

Who Needs Fatty Acids?

If you are trying to convince people that they have to ingest essential nutrients on a daily basis because their bodies cannot manufacture them, why name these substances “fatty acids?” You may as well tell people they have to consume “corrosive oils” or “greasy inflammatory compounds” because “fatty” may not be good for you. And swallowing “acids” is insane.

Perhaps essential fatty acids should have been called “golden inner body oil” because in spite of a deceiving title, essential fatty acids are like liquid gold when it comes to good health. And the fact is: omega-3 and -6 are essential fatty acids. Every “body” needs them and no “body” can make them, so you have to ingest “fatty acids” to be healthy whether you like the sound of them or not.

Fatty Acid History

In the early 1800s, a French chemist by the name of Michel-Eugène Chevreul was the first to identify fatty acids, which he apparently also termed “acid fat” and “oily acid” as well. Obviously he had no idea that one day they would be essential to the human body. Michel-Eugène was into making soaps and candles from animal fats.

 

The first people to coin the phrase “essential fatty acids” were George and Mildred Burr, a husband-and-wife team who discovered that fatty acids were critical to health (www.asbmb.org). They identified linoleic acid (an ingredient in AIMega) as an essential fatty acid, a term that was coined by the Burrs. Their thorough analysis determined that if fatty acids were missing in the diet of test rats, a deficiency syndrome ensued and often led to rodent death.

If you’re thinking “you dirty rat” you have to recognize that rodents are used as human models in medical testing because “genetic, biological and behavior characteristics closely resemble those of humans, and many symptoms of human conditions can be replicated in mice and rats” (www.livescience.com). Besides, the experiments of the Burrs affect our lives to this day: omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids are a vital part of our diets.

AIMega’s Essential Fatty Acids

There are two essential fatty acids that cannot be synthesized in the body: linoleic (remember the Burrs and their rats) and alpha-linolenic. They must come from food or supplements. Found in plant foods, these basic fats are used to build omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (www.pcrm.org). Plant-based sources include legumes, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds.

It was already noted that linoleic is part of the AIMega formulation. Alpha-linolenic is its second essential fatty acid. Both fatty acids are from a healthy, plant-based source: organic oils of flax, sesame and sunflower seeds.

The benefits of essential fatty acids include:

  • Healthy structure, growth and function of cell membranes
  • Development and function of the brain and the nervous system
  • Normal thyroid and adrenal activity
  • Hormone production
  • Regulation of blood pressure, liver function and immune response
  • Active role in the transport and breakdown of cholesterol
  • Healthy skin and hair
  • Inflammation balance: omega-6 increases inflammation while omega-3 decreases it

The last point is the main reason AIMega is a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6. Inflammation is a necessary part of the inflammatory response: get a cut of your hand and it gets inflamed as part of the healing process. However, too much omega-6—a big dietary problem these days—and you have too much inflammation in the body.  AIMega alleviates this issue.

So it’s not a matter of “Who needs fatty acids?” We all do. It’s a matter of getting a healthy source such as AIMega that the body can utilize.

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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.

 

AIM BarleyLife and the Cat

My husband Art signed up to AIM because of a cat. Seriously! It was a cat that brought green blessings to the Ottawa Valley. The animal’s owner was a Wholesale Member who took what is now known as AIM BarleyLife for his personal use only, and Art witnessed the healthy transformation of the man’s pet.

The cat was so riddled with arthritis that going to the litterbox was the only time he was mobile. Otherwise, he was just lying around, unable to jump on the sofa or bed, and the cat had to be carried upstairs. Within a few weeks of being fed the green juice powder, the cat was more like his old self again.

When Art saw the cat jumping up on the furniture again and moving all about, it really impressed him. There was no placebo, no positive suggestion and none of this “power of the mind” stuff in the cat. It was the greens!

Art signed up with AIM under the cat’s owner, not the cat, and came home one day with a 6-pack of this amazing green powder. He had seen its potential for improving health. Reaching Chairman’s Club in 2002 and then getting into the One Million Dollar Club proved him right about the potential for earning an income as well.

“AIM changed our lives, so thank you to the owners and staff for all the support throughout the years.”

When we started with AIM, I was working as a nurse and experiencing a lot of pain in my wrists from arthritis. I couldn’t even mow the lawn anymore. When I began taking BarleyLife, things changed.

During the first month, I could feel the joint pain diminishing and my energy increasing. At the same time, the headaches I usually had around my period became more frequent. Fortunately, I learned in a nutrition class that this was one of the symptoms of detoxification. I persevered and eventually the arthritis and headaches became a thing of the past.

Art and I started promoting the health benefits of BarleyLife. We couldn’t believe how many positive testimonials just kept on coming. And we were both in good health and had so much more energy, even after long days at markets or health shows, where we introduced so many people to AIM. Many of them are still our best friends.

That was more than twenty-five years ago. Art passed away in July 2009. He lived such a full life. AIM changed our lives, so thank you to the owners and staff for all the support throughout the years. And a BIG THANK YOU to my team (upline, downline and customers) for believing in the AIM products and a whole-food approach to supplement our nutrition.

On a final note, the cat lived for twenty-two years!

BE IN HARMONY AND STAY CURIOUS.
Klazina Ketting, Chairman’s Club Director

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone can achieve.

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The AIM Companies has been in business since 1982 and distributes whole-food powder concentrates (BarleyLife) and nutritional supplements through network marketing by our Members.

RediBeets Being Tested in Clinical Trials

Clare Zamzow, PhD candidate at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, is using AIM’s RediBeets in an upcoming clinical trial at the college’s Human Performance Lab. The trial will test the effects of dietary nitrate on trained athletes during wingate trials.

A wingate trial, for those unfamiliar, is similar to riding a stationary bicycle. The experience, however, is much, much different. Prior to the test, the wingate is adjusted to a rider’s body weight. The participant hops on the apparatus and pedals, warming up for thirty seconds. At that point, the test subject is asked to pedal as hard and as fast as he or she can, but then the resistance—which is based on body weight—kicks in. It suddenly feels like you’re running through thick mud, each revolution of the pedal becoming slower and more cumbersome. A thirty-second trial becomes an eternity, a sixty-second trial, a nightmare.

Although the test is unpleasant for the participants, it’s a great way to measure maximum endurance and power output in a short amount of time. Each participant in the study is asked to participate twice in this study, once after drinking RediBeets and once after using a placebo drink. Then at the end of the study, Zamzow will compare the two time trials and look for significant statistical patterns in the data. Participants are also asked to test their dietary nitrate levels with Berkeley Test® Strips.

The AIM Companies™ has provided the RediBeets to the clinical trial. We are excited by the prospect of having our product used in advancement of science. The majority of studies on beet juice have shown positive results, i.e., beet juice improves athletic performance.

One other item of note: Red Rush was disallowed due to the concern that Red Rush’s great-tasting cherries and lemons could somehow interfere with the data collection. However, the results will still be applicable to Red Rush.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone can achieve.

NOTE: Since 1982, The AIM Companies™ (AIM) has been promoting health and providing economic opportunity with an unparalleled product line and a rewarding compensation plan. As a leader in the health and nutrition industry, AIM has pioneered green juice drinks and an assortment of whole-food concentrates while maintaining a consistent income source for its Member distributors.

The Missing Link to Good Health

Over the centuries, there has been much debate over the value of dietary fiber. In fact, before the 1970s, it was called crude fiber because it was thought to be unimportant for good health. Since then, fiber has been proven to be an essential part of a healthy diet, but most people don’t get enough.

Not getting enough fiber means you are not cleaning your insides. Without it, waste becomes impacted along the intestinal walls, which can result in any number of health issues.

Along with cleansing and helping to keep your hunger and blood sugar under control, fiber also helps to regulate how your body uses sugar.

As an everyday fiber supplement, fit ’n fiber makes it easy to top up on this essential carbohydrate that your body won’t gain calories from and doesn’t digest. So stay unclogged, sugar-balanced and satiated with help from fit ’n fiber.