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.

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.

Supplements … Natural or Synthetic?

When considering supplements-vitamins, minerals, or other nutritive products-one of the first questions you should ask is: Are they synthetic or natural?
Synthetic supplements supply chemically constructed nutrients cooked up in a laboratory that may be of little use to your body and possibly do more harm than good. Some studies of supplement use reveal negative results in test groups taking synthetics:

  • More deaths from lung cancer, stroke, and ischemic heart disease in male smokers using synthetic beta-carotene and vitamin E
  • Birth defects increased by 400 percent in pregnant women taking synthetic
    vitamin A

Your body is natural, so it responds well to natural ingredients. AIM’s high-quality, wholefood concentrates and herbal supplements are made for your body. Nature created their nutrients, which work synergistically to deliver your body’s required nutrition and health benefits.

Supplements are Necessary

Before the age of convenience foods, nutrition came from whole foods that provided natural proportions of necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, etc. In today’s world, farmland is not as nutrient-rich as it was over a half century ago, so modern crops provide fewer of the required nutrients. Even eating healthily does not guarantee that you are giving your body all that it needs.

Supplementation is necessary for maintaining a strong, healthy body and slowing down the aging process.

AIM Offers the Best

Over thirty-five years ago, The AIM Companies(tm) recognized the nutritional value of whole foods when it first introduced concentrated powders. Today, AIM’s natural garden of nutrition includes a harvest of concentrated whole-food powders and natural health products.

Concentrated Whole-Food Nutrition

Your body easily absorbs the natural nutrients in AIM whole-food powders. Concentrated greens like AIM BarleyLife, AIM BarleyLife Xtra,  AIM LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens nourish your cells with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, chlorophyll, and phytonutrients packaged and delivered by nature. The many health benefits of juiced carrots and beets are a sip away with AIM Just Carrots and AIM RediBeets. Derived from non-GMO peas, AIM ProPeas delivers healthy vegetable protein for building, maintaining, and replacing tissues in muscles, organs, and body systems. You can’t beat powders for delivering nutrients in balanced-by nature proportions.

Natural Health Products

Choosing synthetic drugs to deal with health issues is a growing dependency all around the world. AIM offers natural choices for prevention, improvement, and maintenance with high quality, natural health products, AIM Bear Paw Garlic for heart health, and seed oils in AIMega providing omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids for the structure, function, and maintenance of every cell in your body.

Necessary for good health and ideal body weight, fiber helps to keep your digestive system working optimally. AIM Herbal Fiberblend contains natural sources of fiber and herbs for cleansing, detoxifying, and maintaining your digestive tract. AIM fit ‘n fiber offers an additional source of fiber that is complementary to Herbal Fiberblend, a healthy product to help you lose weight. Big-box stores and drugstore chains sell cheap, synthetic vitamins and supplements with few or poor health benefits. But remember, nature produced your body. You should not fuel it with anything processed, packaged, or synthesized in a laboratory. Natural or synthetic? It’s your choice. Make AIM yours.

The Opportunity to Help Others with Nutrition Truths

Shared by Herman Bloemhof Shared by Herman Bloemhof AIM Director

My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2014. We didn’t know about any alternative options or nutrition, so she endured a terrible route of treatments: six weeks of chemotherapy, a double-breast mastectomy, radiation therapy and expensive medication that cost over $2,000 a month, all of which damaged her overall health and caused horrific side effects. After all of these treatments, we got hold of a documentary called The Truth about Cancer and began exploring more about nutrition.

Madaleine Helm, a nutrition advisor and AIM Royal Emerald Director, introduced us to the AIM products, which we started taking a few months after my wife’s treatments. We followed Madaleine’s suggested regimen, but the damage had already been done. We couldn’t turn around all of the side effects fast enough.

One of my wife’s wishes while she was still in hospital was that I had to share everything we learned with our three boys, their future wives and children, friends and anybody who wanted to live a healthy life. At that point in time, my heart was broken. I reminded her that the healthy route we tried wasn’t working for her, and she reminded me that we had started too late; the damage had already been done. Sadly, I lost her in September 2016.

We never planned to develop an AIM business. We only wanted to use the opportunity to help those who are ill and those that don’t want to become ill, showing them the natural way to live a healthy, disease-free life as we believe God created man to experience.

In less than four months of joining AIM, I became a Director. I have continued to take the products and follow a healthy lifestyle. Many people ask me what I’m doing as they can see that I have lost a lot of weight, and I’m feeling the best I’ve felt in my whole life.

I have to say that in the first few months following my wife’s death, it slowed me a bit down in planning and facilitating talks and selling AIM products. But after attending the AIM Celebration in Nashville, I decided that I had to continue as she wished: doing talks and consultations and spreading the good news. I also decided to name my AIM business “Nutrition Truths.”

First we give all the glory to God, advising people who come to the talks about the natural way that we believe He intended. When treating illnesses, we should not be enslaved by all the medicines that have numerous side effects. I am a pharmacist by occupation although I’m no longer directly involved in the pharmaceutical environment. With my “New Truths” learned—and walking the talk—I don’t believe in chronic long-term medication. I have converted to the natural route. 

I can’t explain how this AIM thing is just working and doing the best for me. I’ve lost more than fifty pounds (27 kilos) by following this natural route of using AIM products.

I am taking the following AIM products:

  • AIMega contains the essential fatty acids that keep my heart healthy and help prevent blood clots.
  • Without my daily Garden Trio, I just can’t function. BarleyLife makes my day just gel. Just Carrots helps keep my cells healthy, and RediBeets helps keep my liver healthy.
  • Herbal Fiberblend capsules help to cleanse my bow­els and detoxify my body.
  • GinkgoSense also assists in preventing blood clots.
  • Peak Endurance: Wow! Without this energy drink, I would definitely not be able to keep my busy daily schedule.I am so passionate about my new way of living!

I am so passionate about my new way of living!

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The AIM Companies has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food concentrates and nutritional supplements through network marketing.

Tooth and Gum Health with AIM

Your overall health is greatly affected by your oral hygiene. When it isn’t optimal, your body can be negatively impacted by problems with your gums and teeth, a link caused partly by specific oral bacteria as well as factors such as nutrition and genetics.

Science recognizes the vital role that bacteria plays in keeping you healthy, from the skin, to the mucous membranes in your mouth, to the intestines. But it’s all about the proper balance between the good and the bad.

Your mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria that are essentially harmless until a biofilm is allowed to proliferate on the teeth and gums, thereby causing oral infections. Gum disease and tooth decay are two of the most common consequences of
not effectively brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis.

According to numerous studies, uncontrolled growth of oral bacteria combined with inflamed gums may even promote some diseases. In fact, due to research conducted over the last twenty-five years, it is now commonly accepted that there is a link between oral inflammation and clogged arteries, dementia, heart disease and stroke. Those with type 2 diabetes may find it easier to get oral infections due to the disease’s weakening of the immune system.

Current research is investigating how having osteoporosis—systemic loss of bone density causing weak and brittle bones—may provide a host system that is increasingly susceptible to infectious destruction of tooth and bone loss.

To protect your body from oral infections, it is essential to brush and floss your teeth daily and eat healthily, especially when it comes to limiting the amount of sugar and refined carbohydrates in your diet. And you can boost your intake of healthy foods with AIM nutritional supplements, such as BarleyLife for anti-inflammatory, cleansing greens that nurture healthy cells, CellSparc 360 for the coenzyme Q10 that has been shown to help repair gum tissue¹, and CalciAIM for calcium, which helps to protect teeth against
gum disease².

1 http://bit.ly/CoQ10Dental
2 http://bit.ly/CalciumDental

“Using AIM products like BarleyLife as an adjunctive part of our dental practice has proven to be incredibly beneficial for treating patients. Drinking these nutritional greens helps to alkalinize body pH and reduce inflammation, swelling, pain and infections. The key is educating people to change their lifestyles and to take AIM products on a daily basis.”
Drs. Ken and Lanny Donald, Chairman’s Club Directors, Surrey, BC

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The AIM Companies has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food concentrates and nutritional supplements through network marketing.

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.

Supplemental calcium from CalciAIM

As the most common mineral in the body, calcium is required for strong bones, teeth and, yes, muscles. Yet most people do not get enough.

Supplementing with tablets or capsules can be a waste of money since the body cannot break them down easily, so most of the calcium is simply eliminated.

CalciAIM provides calcium in powder form, meaning the body can easily absorb it when taken as a beverage. And since the formula also contains nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin D and zinc, which are necessary for the body to properly absorb calcium, you will not find a better supplement than CalciAIM to increase your intake of this fundamental mineral.

Around 99 percent of body calcium (around two pounds) is stored in bones and teeth. The rest is primarily found in body fluids, such as blood. Your body depends on this additional source of calcium to assist in functions like muscular con­tractions. This
in­cludes regulating the rate of contractions of muscle in a vital organ—the heart.

If you are calcium deficient, your body begins to literally excavate it from your bones to use for other functions. Long-term removal of calcium results in the weakening of bone structure: osteoporosis. You never want to be calcium deficient.

As an example of the health risks of a calcium deficiency, Chairman’s Club Director Marilyn Shewfelt fractured both the tibia and fibula of her left leg. An X-ray revealed a clear one inch of osteoporotic bone (little or no bone density). “We started Marilyn on two servings of CalciAIM per day as soon as she was home from hospital,” explained her husband, Dr. John Shewfelt, Chairman’s Club Director and chiropractor. Twelve weeks later, when the surgeon examined new X-rays, he thought they were someone else’s. “Not only had the fractures healed well, but there was no evidence of osteoporosis in either bone!” John exclaimed. “CalciAIM continues to be a daily use product for both of us.”

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982. They offer whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements including CalciAIM.