Alex Garb at Her 2nd World Roller Championship

Back in August 2016, Alexandra Frisk became the first Canadian AIM-Sponsored Athlete, having been selected as a goalie on the Canadian women’s roller hockey team. Team Canada won the world championship held in Italy in June 2016.

Since then, Alex has been a busy young lady: going to school, playing goalie on her college hockey team in Alberta, moving back to British Columbia, continuing her education for a career in optometry and getting married. Coincidentally, Alex was offered a goalie position on the 2017 Canada Inline Team on May 28: the day after her wedding.

Alex has taken on the last name of her husband, Matthew Garb, who plays for Team Canada’s men’s roller hockey. Both Alex and Matt will compete at the World Roller Games during the first week of September in Nanjing, China. (Note: The results of this world championship will be published in the November issue of Living Well magazine.)

Back in 2015, AIM Chairman’s Club Director Dr. Lanny Donald had introduced AIM products to Alex when she had her wisdom teeth removed. BarleyLife helped before and after surgery, and Alex continued to use it because she wasn’t taking any vitamins. Alex stated, “I knew it also had a lot of other nutrients that would help me as a student athlete.”

Coming on board as an AIM-Sponsored Athlete allows Alex a monthly supply of complimentary AIM products, which have really made a positive difference in regard to her academic and athletic challenges. With BarleyLife at the core of her supplemental program, Alex takes a variety of AIM products, including AIMega, GinkgoSense and Red Rush.

AIMega delivers the omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids that every cell in her body requires on a daily basis. GinkgoSense keeps Alex mentally sharp for her demanding studies and helps her to maintain good circulation. Red Rush delivers a nitric-oxide boost of stamina that gives Alex a competitive edge.

“I’m so grateful for support from The AIM Companies™ and the nutritional benefits of AIM products,” Alex acknowledged.

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Education with a Nutritional Advantage

Healthy lunches, snack foods and beverages can make a difference in the physical and mental performance of students. That’s why many schools are making changes as to what is available in school cafeterias and vending machines.Healthy lunches, snack foods and beverages can make a difference in the physical and mental performance of students. That’s why many schools are making changes as to what is available in school cafeterias and vending machines.

A 2017 paper entitled “School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance” shows schools that contract with vendors providing healthy school lunches have a student population that scores higher on achievement tests. Such results support the long-argued medical and nutrition literature that a healthy diet can improve cognitive function.

Student services at the University of British Columbia easily lay out the physical and mental benefits of eating well:

  • More energy
  • Consistent energy levels throughout the day
  • Feel full longer
  • Healthy weight management
  • Stronger bones and muscles
  • Improved immune system
  • Improved ability to focus on tasks like studying and writing

But let’s face it, no matter what their age, most students will not eat well consistently. That is where moms and dads can step in and give their children of all ages an education with the nutritional advantage of AIM supplements.

Introducing AIM products into the lives of children can make a huge difference in their physical health and academic performance throughout their schooling. The following are just a few of many healthy choices in the AIM lineup.

Essential Fatty Acids

Omega-3 is one of two essential fatty acids (EFAs) that must come from dietary intake because the human body cannot produce them. The second is omega-6, which often comes from unhealthy food sources, such as fast foods and processed snacks, cookies and crackers made with refined vegetable oils, so most people get more omega-6 than omega-3. AIMega delivers a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 from an organic seed-oil source. Every cell in you and your child’s body requires a healthy balance of these EFAs to function optimally.

Greens

Students of all ages may not eat (or refuse to eat) enough vegetables. BarleyLife Xtra, a naturally sweet choice of greens, and CoCoa LeafGreens, chocolaty greens, can provide this missing link to good health.  These concentrated powders offer an unsurpassed source of plant-based nutrition to supplement the all-too-frequent poor diets of students.

Send your children back to school with an AIM advantage.

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The Heavy Weight on Children

The World Health Organi­zation states childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the twenty-first century with 2015 statistics showing that the global number of overweight children under five years of age is over forty-two million.

Since the 1970s, the percentage of obese children in the USA has more than tripled. Today, statistics indicate that one in three children in North America is overweight or obese. And the likelihood is that half all these children will be obese adults.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines obesity as having excess body fat and overweight as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water or a combination of these factors. However you define the two terms, it puts children at risk for health problems that used to be seen only in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Even with all of the scary numbers and likely negative results, the fact is that obesity can be prevented or reversed. Parents are encouraged to help their children make a couple of healthy lifestyle changes and enact them together as a family.

Reduce Screen Time

We live in a world where the majority of children spend more time looking at TVs, video games, computers, tablets and smartphones than gazing up at the sky and being physically active beneath it. Limit their screen time and increase physical activity time outdoors.

If all family members regularly disconnect from their gadgets, it opens the door to connecting with each other. And that’s the most important connection of all.

Increase Healthy Nutrition

Eating the right food is one of the simplest ways to stay healthy and maintain an ideal weight. Fruit and vegetables should make up 50 percent of the meal on every plate. Getting creative in the kitchen so that children ask for healthy food is a step worth taking.

AIM can provide supplemental help. Whole-food powders such as CoCoa LeafGreens and ProPeas create a healthy chocolate drink that delivers stomach-filling pea protein and nutrient-packed greens. Getting your kids to ask for BarleyLife or naturally sweet BarleyLife Xtra may be one of the healthiest lifestyle changes you can do for them.

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Help People Make Healthy Decisions

For Ruth Overholt, the key to health is simple: keep your colon clean and add nutrients to your diet. This simple philosophy guided Ruth and her late husband, Andrew, for over thirty years as they helped people make healthy decisions with the assistance of The AIM Companies™. For Ruth Overholt, the key to health is simple: keep your colon clean and add nutrients to your diet. This simple philosophy guided Ruth and her late husband, Andrew, for over thirty years as they helped people make healthy decisions with the assistance of The AIM Companies™. Both Andrew and Ruth grew up on a farm where they learned the value of hard work and eating healthily. Ruth recalled, “Growing and eating vegetables is one thing I was raised to believe was very important. We lived a healthy life in that way.”

Once the Overholts got married and began raising a family, they maintained a store that became known around their southern Indiana community as a place to buy fresh citrus fruit. However, despite their background of eating fresh food off the land, it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that the Overholts discovered BarleyLife and began making intentional healthy choices. Ruth continued, “Andrew suffered a lot from allergies, flus, colds and bronchitis. When the weather got cold, Andrew would get sick. We later discovered that you don’t have to live like that.”

The first half of Ruth’s theory of health was influenced by Andrew’s Rejuvenation Therapy Clinic, which served health needs through colonics and distribution of Herbal Fiberblend. It was through this avenue that the Overholts really began to see their AIM business grow. Andrew believed that his own example of keeping his colon cleansed through the use of Herbal Fiberblend was a large part of why people continued to come back for more products.

Today, Ruth has plenty of reasons to still believe in her philosophy of health. At eighty-nine years of age, Ruth is not on any medications and does not suffer from any sort of bodily aches or pains. In fact, she still occasionally helps her daughter with housecleaning jobs and has plenty of energy for the people in her life.

Making healthy choices with AIM products did not just benefit Andrew and Ruth. It also gave their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a legacy of health to appreciate and build upon in their own lives. Ruth concluded, “The Lord is blessing me every day.”

—Ruth Overholt,  Chairman’s Club Director

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

Protecting Your Cognitive Reserve

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and not a day goes by without discussion about this disease as the global population ages. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it is unknown why one individual develops dementia and another does not. Dementia affects 5 percent of the population over age sixty, with the incidence doubling every five years, affecting up to 30 percent for those above age eighty.

Genetic influences play a role in our brain development and influence its resilience. While there is little you can do about your genetic profile, incorporating protective factors can increase your cognitive reserve and reduce your risk of developing dementia and associated diseases.

Certain life experiences determine one’s cognitive reserve and protective factors include: education, physical activity and mental and social activity. Well-known risk factors that can create vascular results or neuronal damage include an unhealthy diet, alcohol misuse, smoking, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

Ginkgo biloba has been one of the most widely researched herbs for the treatment and prevention of cognitive decline and is also known as a nutrient application for eye health. A number of trials have examined the effects of G. biloba in healthy cognitive intact older adults. It has been shown to be effective in improving memory and cognitive function in healthy adults. (1,2,3)

1. Stough C.et al. Neuropsychological changes after 30-day Ginkgo biloba administration in healthy participants. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 2001:4(2):131-134.

2. Elsabagh S, et al. Differential cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba after acute and chronic treatment in healthy young volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2005:179(2):437-466.

3. Kennedy DO, et al. The dose-dependent cognitive effects of acute administration of Ginkgo biloba to healthy young volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2000:151(4):416-423.

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“I have been tak­ing AIM Ginkgo­Sense since 1994 and like the fact that it has great antioxidant capabilities along with as­sisting good capillary blood flow to the eyes and mental clarities. I am now sixty years of age and can still read the Supplement Facts on the GinkgoSense label without reading glasses! I find that when I go off my GinkgoSense my vision starts to go a little blurry. I enjoy taking many of the other AIM products.”
—Rob Hetherington, AIM Director

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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Green Protein from ProPeas

One of the healthiest sources of protein grows in the garden. Delectable fresh peas are the AIM ProPeas vegetable source of protein powder. For supplementing your protein intake, it doesn’t get any better or greener than ProPeas.

The daily recommended intake is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (calculator: https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/interactiveDRI/ ).

Most protein is consumed at dinner. However, a study published in 2014 in The Journal of Nutrition determined that for healthy adults “the consumption of a moderate amount of protein at each meal stimulated 24-hr muscle protein synthesis more effectively than skewing protein intake toward the evening meal.”

With 12 grams of protein per serving, ProPeas makes it simple to spread out your adequate intake over the course of a day with delicious protein drinks. A constant source of healthy protein builds and maintains a healthy body. And you don’t have to eat acidifying meat or questionable seafood sources, both of which are skyrocketing in cost. Meet your requirements with green protein from ProPeas.

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