AIM Changed My Life

Shared by Sandy Berry, Group Builder in Tarlton, South Africa

In 2017, I listened to an AIM presentation from Royal Emerald Director Madaleine Helm that addressed a number of health issues. My own included osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and anemia along with hot flashes that disappeared only five days after I started taking BarleyLife and using Renewed Balance.

Shortly afterward, I found out that my seven-year-old daughter, Hayley, had
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Having her tested for food sensitivities revealed she had celiac disease as well. I put her on a variety of AIM products, including BarleyLife Xtra, CoCoa LeafGreens and FloraFood. As for changing her diet, I removed anything that contained gluten. For good measure, we are busy eliminating dairy as well.

Two months later, my twenty-six-year-old daughter, Tarryn, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I gave her BarleyLife, Herbal Fiberblend, Frame Essentials and Peak Endurance as well as Renewed Balance. These products have helped her to
feel better.

As for Hayley, seven months of being on the AIM products has made a huge improvement in her well-being. I can almost say she is a different child. She’s not so aggressive anymore. And she falls asleep within fifteen minutes instead of the three hours it used to take. I really notice that her concentration is much better. Overall, Hayley is just a far more pleasant little girl. Giving her AIM products is of utmost importance to me because I believe she’s getting the best support available.

To share what AIM products mean to me and my family, I decided to study AIM’s online courses to learn more about them and how the company works. You cannot promote AIM products if you have no idea what they can do for you or how the body works. I graduated from the AIM Academy in April, so now I have a better understanding of how the body needs AIM nutrition to function optimally.

I hope that more people will educate themselves and help give other people the best possible health solutions. I will always try to increase my own knowledge so that I can give the best of myself to everyone I meet. If I can help just one person, I’ll feel I have accomplished my goal in life. This is why I now sell AIM products to all who want to better their health.

Thank you to Madaleine Helm and The AIM Companies™ for changing my life. I am truly blessed.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone 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.

Festive Season or Stressful Season?

It is hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. It’s been an eventful year to say the least. And December is filled with festivities that usually demand a fair bit of attention, so even the final month of the calendar may be jam-packed and challenging.

Anyone who has shopped for presents, spent money they cannot afford, made preparations for Christmas dinner or plans for New Year’s Eve probably understands that the experience is not always joyous in spite of the underlying message that it’s supposed to be.

For many people who embrace the festivities with family and friends, there may be long-distance journeys involved, which can be expensive, stressful and tiring because it’s the high season of travel: long lineups, crowds, flight delays, missing baggage and lost sense of humor. For those who are alone this time of year, it is often a time that brings on the blues.

Whether you’re a willing participant in any of the festivities this time of year or an “I’m not buying into it” observer, there is always something there to remind you that it’s happening. Believer or not, you either experience or are witness to the stress in the mad dashes to decorate, purchase presents and baste the turkey, all of which mask the true meaning of a holiday such as Christmas.

The AIM Companies™ and its Members believe in taking advantage of “Nutrition That Works!” to boost both body and spirit even more so during this festive and feast-filled season.

Supplementing the Feasts

Participating in an overindulgence of food and drink over the holidays, many people reject the idea of needing any added nutrients to their waistlines. And then there are those who totally understand that stuffing yourself like a turkey does not mean you are giving your body the nutrition it actually needs.

Throughout the year and especially around feasting occasions, supplemental nutrition from natural food concentrates such as BarleyLife greens and ProPeas vegetable protein support a healthy body and spirit. And for festive overeaters, the digestive enzymes in PrepZymes and the friendly bacteria in FloraFood will help to stop digestive system overload from the inside out.

A Side Dish of Composure

When all is not calm and bright and the festive season turns into a stressful season, you may lose your composure—that feeling of being relaxed and in control of your emotions. To help keep you level-headed, reach for a bottle of Composure. A serving of its soothing herbs can bring about inner peace even in the most stressful of situations and contribute to a much-needed, refreshing sleep.

And may the end of the year be a festive time for you and your loved ones.

Champions Forever with AIM

If you are a fan of the television program America’s Got Talent (AGT), then you have probably seen one of the most amazing acts to ever appear on the show: Bruce and Diane Crevier and their—count them—twelve children performing their “Spin-tacular Basketball Show”.

The road to AGT has been a long one for the Creviers. Their determination to succeed has meant a lot of miles, sacrifices and worn-out vehicles along the way: Honda Civics, mini-vans, fifteen passenger vans and a variety of motor homes up to their current mode of transport: a forty-five-foot tour bus, as the family travels and performs all over the world.

The Crevier Mission

It’s not just about being impressively entertaining. At the heart of their perfor­mances is a nonprofit mini­stry, “Champions Forever Ministries”, with a message. The family goes out of its way to encourage people to win at the game of life. As the inspirational words on the homepage of their website proclaim, it is their goal, “To know Jesus Christ, and to make Him known. To use our talents and resources to inspire, encourage, equip, and challenge youth and adults to become Champions in the Game of Life!”

The Spinning Beginning

It all began with Bruce’s childhood. He comes from a family of twelve children! Being the eleventh of twelve, he had ten older brothers and sisters who all played sports. His older brothers went to college and roomed with a guy who could spin a basketball. The brothers brought that skill home and taught their younger sister, Tanya, how to spin. Tanya learned and got good at spinning and dribbling basketballs. Tanya is ten years older than Bruce, and when Bruce was just seven years old, Tanya taught him to spin a basketball on his finger. Seeing his brothers and sisters excel in sports fueled his desire to be a great athlete, but he was never the fastest or the most talented on any team. What he lacked in size and talent, he made up for working hard and practicing. His fascination with doing tricks with basketballs inspired him to practice for thousands of hours. After many years of practice, he put these skills together into an entertaining show that has taken him all over the USA and to over 40 countries around the world.

As Bruce’s family grew, he taught these skills to his wife, Diane, and their twelve children, and today, the family brings a whole new dimension to the “Spin-tacular Basketball Show”! It is no surprise that the Creviers performed for game 3 of the 2015 NBA Finals, game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals, and went all the way to Radio City Music Hall and performed for the finals of AGT. As a five-time world record holder, Bruce can spin twenty-one basketballs at the same time and can spin one basketball without a break for over twenty-two hours! This talent gives him an avenue into the hearts of people of all ages. Today they not only entertain, but use their talent as a platform to share a message of hope in schools, churches, community and business organizations, parades, prisons, basketball halftime shows, and anywhere else you can dribble and spin a basketball!

The Road to AIM

When Bruce and Diane were first married, they made it their goal to live a healthy lifestyle. They received a juicer as a wedding gift, and cleaned up their diet. With their new juicer, they would make fresh vegetable juice as often as possible. This included carrot juice, green juice, beet juice and any other juice that could benefit their active lifestyle, their traveling, and their Spin-tacular Basketball Show. Even though juicing fresh veggies can be time consuming and messy, they were seeing the many health benefits. This compelled them to start feeding it to their growing family, but their travel schedule made it difficult to keep up their juicing regimen on the road. Besides, who wants to travel with a large juicer and 50 pounds of carrots? The couple prayed about it, and years ago, found a company that sells one of the most nutrient-packed juice powders in the world! This company takes the mess and headache out of juicing! Enter The AIM Companies™! Bruce and Diane give all the credit to God for their lifestyle. He put it on their heart to exercise, eat right and have AIM products as a large part in keeping their family healthy and their bodies in top shape.

Bruce and Diane were inspired to take the Garden Trio, becoming Preferred Mem­bers whose upline are Mike and Heidi Toft, AIM Directors. Because of the many health benefits and ease of taking their products, Bruce contacted the head office regarding a sponsorship. It is also no surprise that they were signed up as the very first AIM-Sponsored Group.

Having this “Spin-tacular” family as part of the AIM team gives The AIM Companies™ a “Bounce” in their step, and yet another positive “Spin” for getting the word out to the world that AIM Independent Distributors are truly “Champions” and purveyors of Nutrition that Works!

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Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone 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.

Too Good to Be True, But It Is!

How is it possible to have self-actualization, men­tor­ship of others, a “ministry work” of sharing knowledge and encouragement for which to help others as well as a business income that lasts through your fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond?

AIM makes it all possible as a company where ALL are joined in a common cause that not only improves people’s lives but also provides a wonderful, caring company staff who helps us share the finest nutritional supplements in the world.

The only people who did not draw benefit from AIM products were those who didn’t take them. When I call new customers three to five days later and they say, “Well, I haven’t taken BarleyLife yet.” I say quietly, “Oh, I am SO sorry. Please forgive me if I failed to tell you that the juice powder does not do anything if it stays in the canister!” This always gets a laugh.

That’s when I suggest that new Members start a new habit that ties in with an old one, such as brushing their teeth first thing in the morning and putting their toothbrush under the Garden Trio canisters. If they experience no immediately noticeable ben­efits, I tell them good nutrition is never wasted on the body.

Additionally, AIM makes sure that people are satisfied or they get a full refund for what they have spent. In all my years with this company, I have never ceased to be amazed at its goodness toward others as well as its support for business builders like me.

Don’t forget: an AIM business can be built while staying in your home or even adding it to another job you might have. However, you’ll need to study so that you have the knowledge to help others. AIM makes this so easy: teleclasses, webinars, social media and, especially, the AIM Academy.

As you mature in knowledge, the door opens to the great work of mentoring others. You just need to be alert to the “door of helping” that you will surely get if you ask
God to use you and the knowledge He has given you. He will open many doors. You might be just as surprised as me about where it all leads and how much pleasure you get from helping others build businesses of their own.

—Sandra Hicks, AIM Chairman’s Club Director

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone 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.

Diabetes is Bad But Reducing Inflammation with AIM Products Can Help

Diseases deserve their awful-sounding names: tuberculosis, fibromyalgia, cancer. No matter how you say them, they sound as bad as they are and make life worse than it ever should be.

There’s one particular disease out there with a growing, rippling effect around the globe. That’s because the number of people in the world who have diabetes is increasing with each passing year. The worldwide statistic for adults living with diabetes was 108 million in 1980. By 2014 that number had reached 422 million.

The Impact of Type 2 Diabetes

The majority have type 2 diabetes—the body makes insulin, but cells don’t use it effectively. That means blood sugar remains high, circulating throughout the body and causing chronic inflammation. Shockingly, it used to be a disease that only adults developed but now commonly affects children.

Type 2 diabetes is bad because it can damage eyes, kidneys, the heart, blood vessels and nerves, resulting in blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke or lower limb amputation. Diabetes is really bad.

Lifestyle changes, such as a proper diet and regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight, can be effective in preventing or reversing type 2 diabetes. So it just doesn’t make sense that more and more people are being diagnosed.

Or maybe it makes perfect sense when considering the worldwide embracement of poor nutrition: fatty fast foods, processed foods, sugar-filled foods and drinks! They are not natural, so consuming them on a regular basis creates unnatural side effects like chronic inflammation that can lead to the onset of type 2 diabetes.

A 2003 study published by the American Diabetes Association shows that people with type 2 diabetes have higher levels of inflammation, particularly with the presence of cytokines1: inflammatory chemicals often stored in fat tissue.

It’s a given that if you have—or are told to be at risk of—type 2 diabetes, lifestyle changes are necessary, mainly in regard to eating whole foods that are primarily plant-based. For example, dark, leafy green vegetables are an ideal food to combat inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition

BarleyLife delivers anti-inflammatory properties in the natural balance of nutrients found in barley grass, concentrated into a unique juice powder. The body thrives on a daily supply of antioxidants, chlorophyll, enzymes, min­erals and vitamins, especially when these nutrients come from a plant-based source as rich as barley grass.

AIMega contains omega-3 essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce but requires to reduce inflammation. AIMega’s bal­anced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 from organic seed oils contribute to the healthy membrane structure and function of every cell.

Herbal Fiberblend or fit ’n fiber provide the anti-inflammatory properties of fiber, which slows down digestion and the release of glucose into the blood. Additionally, insulin is not required to digest fiber, so blood sugar levels are not spiked. A high-fiber intake makes the stomach feel full for a long time, helping to maintain a healthy weight.

GlucoChrom offers a natural way to increase the effective action of insulin, which channels blood sugar where it belongs: into cells that use glucose as an energy source, not a source of inflammation. The GlucoChrom combination of chromium, vanadium citrate, Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract and bitter melon fruit also helps to metabolize carbohydrates and fats, which assists with weight management.

Diabetes is bad, but there are natural ways to combat the bad and make it better. AIM leads the natural way.

1 Diabetes 2003 Mar; 52(3): 812-817. https://doi.org/10.2337/diabetes.52.3.812

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone 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.

Moving Mountains

Shared by Izelle Pretorius, AIM Member

I was twelve years old in 1990, when my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer. What is cancer I wondered? I was told it is the illness that kills. In 1991, my grandfather passed away. In 1999, my aunt was diagnosed with cancer. Ten years later, she was gone. So cancer is the illness that kills, I thought.

In 2015, I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in October: breast cancer awareness month. It seemed like a mountain was in front of me. I was thirty-seven years old and had a wonderful husband, Johan, and two boys, four-year-old Ihvan and seven-month-old Stian. And now I had the illness that kills?

I prayed, “Dear God, help me.” Suddenly I experienced an indescribable peace with the realization that I don’t have cancer because it is going to kill me. It’s because God has a special plan for my life. It is no longer the “Big C” or the “dreaded disease”. It is CANCER. And I am not going to battle it; I am going to BEAT it!

The left mastectomy was scheduled for October 28—my thirty-eighth birthday. The cancer was very aggressive, resulting in very aggressive treatment: ten chemotherapy sessions and twenty-five radiation sessions. Thereafter, the right mastectomy and a hysterectomy followed.

After my second chemo session, I met a lady named Melinda Wessels, a naturopath who changed my world by telling me about the dangers of sugar and gluten. I used to be a sugar addict.

I started getting products from her, beginning with ProPeas, which I’ve been using in my protein shakes since November 2015. Following the completion of chemo and before starting radiation, I began taking CoCoa LeafGreens and BarleyLife Xtra for the effect that greens have on combating cancer.

By November 2016, I was officially in remission. No sign of cancer. I did it. I beat it! I BEAT CANCER!

I officially became an AIM Member in January 2017. And I’ve hosted a number of cancer awareness events, where I told the guests about the AIM products I’ve been using.
Believe it or not, I decided to train for the Ironman 70.3. My biggest motivation is my husband Johan, a professional athlete who has completed several Ironmans. I beat cancer, so why not start big.

Melinda told me about Peak Endurance and Red Rush. Both products helped me prepare for and successfully complete the race, which I finished in a respectable time—
6 hours, 20 minutes. I was hooked! This motivated me to launch my Cancer Can Be Beaten campaign: “Don’t battle it – beat it!” I’m presently training for future events including the 2018 Ironman 70.3 in Dubai.

I’m still using AIM products on a daily basis for nutritional prevention, and I want to be an ambassador for AIM. I believe in the products and would like more people to use them. You never know when life is going to place a mountain in your path. I guess you could say I was assigned the mountain to show others it can be moved.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone 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.

Best Practices as an AIM Member

by Melanie Zeluf, AIM Royal Emerald Director

It has always been my high honor and great privilege to be a part of AIM. This is in the forefront of my mind and heart whenever I share the AIM products and business opportunity with others. We are independent distributors representing AIM. Whether sharing one-on-one in an impromptu setting or at a market or meeting, the guiding principles should be the same. This is what I perceive to be best practices in my role as AIM Member:

1. Professional conduct. Reliance on AIM-approved materials. Personalized care and attention to detail. Really listen to what the client is expressing or asking.

2. Adherence to legal parameters. Avoid making claims of cures or mitigation of symptoms. Rather stressing wellness, self-stewardship and whole-body health through improving one’s nutritional profile.

3. Identifying Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Vegan and Kosher products as well as those with assigned NPNs in Canada when appropriate.

4. Distribution of AIM’s Membership Agreement to prospective new Members as part of a sign-up package.

5. Be clear in sharing, when people ask, that AIM has not pursued organic certifications, but the AIM products are grown under organic standards. (AIM has a couple of articles on this topic which I always keep handy as this is a commonly asked question.)

6. Accompany product samples and new customer purchases with detoxification and product specific datasheets to provide product instructions and a healthy serving of caution regarding the possible symptoms of detoxification.

7. Liberally dispense business cards so contacts at public venues can follow up in the future. Because of the nature of these sometimes fleeting contacts, many people are justifiably guarded regarding sharing personal information.

8. The beauty of public venues like markets is that potential new Members initiate the contact, so there is automatically some degree of interest which can then be fueled.

9. Always maintain credibility by admitting if you don’t know something and committing to finding out. A prompt response by reviewing AIM literature or accessing AIM’s Live Chat on the website is always well received.

10. I attempt to customize the timing of sharing and emphasis on AIM’s business opportunity based on the expressed, pressing needs of the person who I am sharing with. In other words, I exercise tempered restraint of my unrelenting exuberance for everyone to know and experience AIM as I have for the past thirty years!

Amidst some of the aforementioned formalities, let your passion and compassion shine through. The timeless adage, “People want to know that you care before they care what you know” still holds true.

Simultaneously, it is essential to challenge yourself to lifelong learning at the AIM Academy and comprehensive basic training for all Members. Embark on it, proceed at your own pace and revisit the content as needed. It’s a wonderful confidence-building tool on anatomy, physiology, the products and the AIM business opportunity. Upon completion, you will have another title at the end of your name: Living Well Coach.