Saying Yes! to Opportunity

Sometimes an opportunity comes along in life that “AIMs” you in a healthy direction. Chairman’s Club Directors Hilton and Edna Smith’s initial introduction to such a prospect was a near miss.

The Smiths were first introduced to AIM’s green juice powder by Dr. John Shewfelt, Chairman’s Club Director and chiropractor. They responded with a polite “No, thank you. We have all our vitamins!”

At that point in time, Hilton and Edna were part of a large, family-owned beef feedlot operation. Testing soil and animal feed showed the need for supplementation to provide a balanced ratio of nutrients, so it made sense to supplement their diets too.

“I was a stay-at-home mom with two sons and helped with the farm bookkeep­ing,” Edna recount­ed. “We were always very dependent on weather and market prices. In fact, our future looked very bleak because each year our agricultural business went further into debt.”

The idea of a home-based business really appealed to her, so they enrolled with a network marketing company to use their vitamins and share them with others to make a little cash. “We achieved some measure of success, similar to AIM Director,” Edna explained “but found it very stressful to maintain the high monthly qualifications to keep our status. We saw too many distributors losing their status to ever dream of being successful with that company.”

AIM came back into the picture after Edna witnessed the positive results from her sister’s use of AIM’s barley juice powder while going through radiation treatments. This got Edna’s attention, and she determined to find out more about this powerful green drink and The AIM Companies™ that marketed it. After reading the AIM Member Income Plan, Edna recognized its exciting potential.

“Chairman’s Club and beyond was possible because titles are permanent as long as the membership is kept current,” Edna admitted, “I started to dream about what we could do with the extra income.” She was now sold on AIM but still had to convince Hilton. That happened when her AIM income started to exceed his.

Three years after joining AIM, Hilton resigned from the farming business, which went into receivership a year and a half later. Their AIM income allows them to still reside on their 100-acre farm.

“We shudder every time we think about almost missing the opportunity to make beautiful new friendships, share better health and wealth and experience a financial freedom we never dreamed possible,” Edna stated. “We are so thankful that we had a second chance to say ‘Yes!’ to AIM.”

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.

Meghan Is Victorious!

Shared by Jane Bosman, AIM Director

Our daughter, Lisa, was 20 weeks pregnant when we found out that her baby had a brain cyst. When Meghan was born, she seemed perfectly healthy, and we were all thrilled. But at six months old, Meghan’s right eye continued to cross. In December 2017, an appointment with an optometrist sent our family on a terrifying and prayer-filled journey.

It was deter­mined that Meghan had a detached retina in her right eye and lesions behind both eyes. And the cyst caused a lack of development in the corpus callosum, affecting communication between the left and right side of her brain. Then the infantile spasms began. Thankfully, Meghan re­sponded well to seizure medication.

The eye issues, cyst and spasms were three pieces of a puzzle that confirmed Meghan has an extremely rare genetic disorder: Aicardi syndrome.

In January 2018, Meghan began having aspiration and reflux issues. After being fed, she would arch her back and have screaming fits. She began losing weight. Meghan had bowel movements maybe once a week. We thought a change from liquid to some solid food might help, but it made her choke and turn blue, so Meghan had to be hospitalized for three days.

Two new medications for aspira­tion and reflux were prescribed for Meghan along with instructions to feed her half mixtures of formula and PediaSure®, which has a lot of sugar. I will never forget the day Lisa added AIM nutrition to the mix after I suggested giving Meghan the Garden Trio. She began to thrive.

Meghan seemed to respond well to the BarleyLife after only a few hours, and she began having regular bowel movements. Within a week, the PediaSure® was removed. Then we added ProPeas so that the formula could also be removed because Lisa continued to breastfeed her. In 10 days, Meghan gained almost 2 pounds.

The doctors and thera­pists are thrilled with how Meghan’s little body is thriving. She is now able to “army crawl” anywhere she wants to and able to sit up on her own. Her development is symmetrical even though doctors thought she would not have much use of her left side. She is a MIRACLE and such a JOY.

We have trusted God and continue to trust Him with the future of our little Meghan. And we are so thankful for the answers to prayer that we have received and some of those answers have been in the form of the AIM products.

Meghan’s middle name is Victoria, so we have claimed her to be Victorious Meghan. Psalm 32:7 hangs over her head on her crib: For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of VICTORY!

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.

BarleyLife: Looks, Nutrition and Taste

#1 The Clump Factor

For testing purposes only, not consumption, AIM has conducted “hot water” experiments for years. When barley grass powders of competitors are added to hot water, the powders disperse and dissolve, becoming light green liquid because, unlike BarleyLife, these products are processed using heat that essentially kills any active enzymes. If nothing is living in a product, there’s
no point in consuming it.

When BarleyLife powder is added to hot water, it clumps, which is a good thing. The juice powder of barley plants coagulates in hot liquid because its enzymes are active, not dead. We don’t call it BarleyLife for nothing!

#2 Superoxide Dismutase

One of the many active enzymes in BarleyLife is superoxide dismutase (SOD), a powerful antioxidant that counteracts the damaging effects of the ever-present free radical superoxide. As long as you’re breathing, you cannot avoid superoxide. Even though the body can produce superoxide dismutase to protect you, the more you supplement with the SOD in BarleyLife, the more protection you get from superoxide damage. AIM regularly tests for the presence of SOD to measure its antioxidant capacity. High levels of this enzyme indicate freshness and the cool temperatures used to make BarleyLife.

#3 Chlorophyll

AIM has taken a lot of care over the years to improve the levels of chlorophyll in BarleyLife. Monitoring the fields of barley before harvest to optimize nutrient levels has increased the level of chlorophyll from 19 mg per serving to 22 mg per serving. It may not sound like a lot, but it is an enormous increase.

#4 Some Like It Frothy

Mix BarleyLife with cold water in a shaker cup and you’ll notice a frothy head of green foam on top. Once again, this indicates freshness and life within the powder that AIM has developed over the years. This froth adds a creamy note when you drink BarleyLife this way. Many people enjoy this creamy texture; it’s a healthy enjoyment. Some people consume the powder dry while others avoid the fresh grass taste by taking capsules. To froth or not to froth . . . all are healthy choices simply by taking BarleyLife.

AIM is committed to improvements that make BarleyLife rawer, fresher and better overall.

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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.

Race Walking with Red Rush

By Anel Oosthuizen, AIM-Sponsored Athlete in George, WC, South Africa

Life is not measured by the amounts of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. This has been my motto since I was a little girl in an oversized red T-shirt.

I was born and raised in a small town called George, located in the Western Cape of South Africa. When I began primary school, I used to compete in everything athletic just because I loved sports so much. I even tried shot put, but let’s just say that it just wasn’t meant to be.

My journey as an athlete really began when I was only seven years old, doing short distances. When I was nine, I started doing the middle distances, up to 1200m. I have always enjoyed doing the endurance events more than any other discipline.
I started race walking when I was 10 years old. So much has happened ever since, winning five gold medals at the National School Championships, attaining six South African Senior titles and breaking seven SA records. I’ve been able to travel to 14 countries and compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Throughout my ed­u­cation and sporting career, I have had an amazing support system. My parents have stood by my side, motivating and supporting me ever since I can remember. I realize every day how privileged I am to have been able to receive this kind of support my entire life. I am now a full-time teacher and athlete, enjoying every bit of juggling this thing called life.

In February 2018, I began using Red Rush beet juice concentrate. As an
endurance athlete, I have to always be ready for competitions. After a month of using Red Rush, I felt more energized and noticed that my recovery time really improved after long, hard training sessions.

The fact that Red Rush is a natural product is a huge bonus. I can truly recommend it to any athlete. Besides, Red Rush is so concentrated, it conveniently fits into small bottles that don’t take up much space in a gym bag.

I give huge thanks to AIM and Red Rush for making my life easier with fast recovery and great nutrition.

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.

Pea Protein Promotes Muscle Thickness and Strength

If you are an adult who wants to maintain healthy muscle mass throughout the aging process or an athlete or bodybuilder, especially someone just beginning, a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (January 2015) recommends pea protein.

The research took a long hard look at whether pea protein would be just as effective for increasing muscle thickness and strength as whey protein, using a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

A total of 161 physically active males from the age of 18 to 35 participated in a 12-week program of resistance training. Three groups were created based on the supplement taken by each participant:

◊ Placebo (54)
◊ Whey protein (54)
◊ Pea protein (53)

All participants followed the same training routine, three times a week with a rest day between each session. The focus on upper limb muscles allowed researchers to document increases in bicep size by taking measurements at the inclusion visit, a 6-week follow-up and a final 12-week visit.

Biceps are the most common muscles that guys flex to impress people, and it was impressive how the participants supplementing with pea protein had a lot to flex about. A sensitivity study performed on 68 participants with the lowest muscle force revealed that the most significant increases in muscle thickness were seen in the participants taking the pea protein. Muscle strength also increased. So pea protein is especially beneficial for beginners or those who are getting back into weight training.

The study concluded that this statistical superiority makes pea protein a valid alternative to whey protein for athletes from different levels and sports and should also be of value for less athletic individuals, including seniors who want to slow the aging process and maintain muscle mass.

ProPeas

Studies such as this one confirm what AIM has been saying ever since introducing ProPeas back in 2009. As a healthy alternative to meat protein as well as whey and soy protein supplements, AIM’s pea protein can help maintain strong, healthy muscle mass for people of all ages and at all levels of physical activity.

Reference: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition [Published 21 January 2015]

https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5

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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.

Three Generations Using the AIM Products

AIM Group Builder Wendy Hewett lives in Australia. She became a Member in 2003 after picking up a copy of Dr. Hagiwara’s book in a local store. Wendy had always been interested in health, so she was constantly on the lookout for products to improve her own health and that of her children.

The health benefits of barley grass grabbed her attention, especially the growth factor, so she immediately started taking AIM’s green barley powder along with giving it to two of her three teenage children. The third teen was living away from home at a boarding school but would eventually enjoy AIM nutrition as well.

Through Wendy’s efforts, she won a prize to an AIM conference held in Cronulla, Sydney. And as another way to share AIM goodness with her family, Wendy brought along her daughter, Raven, who loved taking the Garden Trio for breakfast.

Today, Wendy continues to work night shifts and attributes her good health to the daily intake of BarleyLife, LeafGreens, Cocoa LeafGreens, Herbal Fiberblend and ProPeas along with rubbing Mag-nificence magnesium lotion all over her body. Interestingly, after using Mag-nificence lotion, she massages the excess on her hands through her hair and leaves it in. She believes it’s the shea butter in the lotion that makes her hair feel extremely soft.

Wendy’s mother thought that once her grandchildren were old enough, they would stop taking the AIM products. But little did she realize that not only would they continue on this healthy path but also start their own children on the products.

In fact, Wendy’s AIM nutritional intake has translated into a “like mother, like daughter” situation. Raven now shares her mother’s daily products as well as fit ’n fiber with her three children and her partner, encouraging them to use the products diligently. The AIM products now have a generational following with Wendy, her three children and four grandchildren, all powering ahead today.

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.

BarleyLife Helps Me to Live an Active Life

AIM Royal Emerald Director Susan Henriques has a long history with The AIM Companies™. An introduction to AIM back in 1992 turned her health around after being devastatingly ill for five years.

In the 1980s, Susan had been a very active woman, power walking 40 to 50 miles weekly. Then in the fall of 1987, she came down with what she thought was the flu. Feeling exhausted and with a fever and swollen lymph glands, Susan went to her doctor, but her situation only got worse.

“My muscles and joints began to hurt,” Susan recollected. “I became more and more tired.” As the weeks went by, she found it difficult to think clearly or put sentences together. And she began to experience short-term memory loss.

Susan visited 11 doctors and three hospitals over an 18-month period until finally being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Essentially, Susan’s life as she knew it came to a halt, especially affecting the relationships with her husband, daughter and son. “I had long periods when I could not get out of bed,” Susan stated. “This went on for a few years.” It forced her to all but ignore her family.

For four painful years, Susan underwent regular testing and tried to find relief by taking antibiotics and antidepressants. But nothing helped until she and her husband attended a marriage ministry class, where the leader recommended that Susan try something: AIM’s barley grass powder.

After three months of taking one teaspoon a day, Susan felt some strength in her legs. And the results of her blood work were much improved. Seven months later, the pain began to go away, allowing her to skip the next doctor’s appointment and go on a vacation with her husband instead. Susan was finally able to enjoy a full and healthy life again.

Jumping ahead many years to early 2018, Susan contacted AIM to say how happy she was that BarleyLife has been certified gluten-free because she had been diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010. “I have taken as much as six tablespoons in a day and had no reaction,” Susan wrote. “It is such a comfort to me to know I can take it again. It’s been a blessing.”

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.