Planting Seeds of Hope

Shared by Cindy Ponchot-Watson, Star Sapphire Director in Anderson, Indiana

On a cold morning in January, I sat looking at two seed catalogs that were sent to me the very first week after Christmas. “That’s too early for gardening,” some of you may think. However, true gardeners start to dream and plan their gardens while winter snow and ice form on the barren ground. Some even buy their seed at that time.

It was 1996 when someone handed me a book about barley juice and carrot powder. That book, or “seed” as I now call it, saved my life. After reading that book, I vowed that if I ever got cancer, I would refuse traditional treatment.

Twelve years after being given that book, I was diagnosed with incurable cancer. Earlier that spring, AIM Directors Eli and Barbara Hershberger shared a testimony of hope with me. Eli had used the AIM products to improve his health after a perforated bowel. Now the “soil” of my heart was fertile, and I was ready to hear and utilize the information I had received.

It was the AIM products that helped me detox, nourish and rebuild my immune system so that my body could heal itself.

“It’s been 10 years since my doctors said I was cancer free!” Since that time, I’ve planted hundreds of seeds in other’s lives, hoping that when they encounter their own health challenges, they will remember the seeds of HOPE that I planted in them.

I did not intend to build an AIM business as I already owned two businesses when I was told about The AIM Companies™. It was the furthest thing from my mind. But after the products helped improve my health, I had to share what had happened in my life. That’s the best part about AIM, planting seeds of HOPE with others, and waiting to see the harvest.

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Don’t be afraid to plant seeds, even when you can’t see if the “soil’s” ready. A harvest will come! I’m living proof of it!

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

The Finn Family’s Miracle

Finn-momSometimes a mother’s in­stinct works wonders. Such is the case with Tamara Finn, an AIM Wholesale Member in Ohio. If it weren’t for Tamara’s enduring faith and motherly intuition, her son, Richard, would most likely not be alive today. Even when doctors gave her a “do it or he will die” ultimatum, Tamara had other ideas.

“Back in June 2010,” Tamara related, “Richard noticed a pea-sized lump in his groin, so he went to our family doctor, who gave him antibiotics and pain medicine as well as ultrasound that showed he had a hydrocele, causing fluid buildup in the scrotum. Three months went by with several visits to doctors, but he wasn’t getting any better, and the lump continued to get bigger. Richard went to a urologist and had blood work and more tests done that only confirmed the initial diagnosis.”

In the meantime, Tamara had begun doing research because Richard was getting sicker and sicker. “His feet would turn purple,” Tamara stated. “He was so pale and had little energy. And the lump was growing so large that Richard couldn’t even wear jeans to work, only sweat pants.” It was Richard’s father who had been monitoring the growth of this mass.

The situation continued for months and by December, Richard was suffering horribly. His doctors wanted to do more tests but not until January 2011. “That’s when I had enough,” Tamara exclaimed. On Christmas Eve, they took him to the hospital. “It was in the emergency room that I first saw his tumor by accident. By then, it was the size of a small basketball.”

Tamara told the doctors that they wouldn’t leave until Richard was given a contrast CAT scan. It would later reveal that he had cancerous growths throughout the skeletal muscles in his body, including lesions on all of his bones and a 6 cm mass pressing on the aorta and his lungs, which explained the discoloring in his feet from poor circulation. Richard had one of the rarest types of adult cancer: embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Their family doctor and a urologist had totally misdiagnosed his condition.

“Richard was hospitalized for around two months,” Tamara stated, “and given chemotherapy that made him increasingly sick. And they were feeding him snacks of cookies, cupcakes and ice cream. I told them they were actually feeding the cancer with sugar. They asked me how I knew this, and I replied ‘I’m not stupid. I did the research.’ And I made them stop.”

Tamara began bringing wholesome food to the hospital. Through their church, Tamara had met AIM Star Sapphire Director Cindy Ponchot, who told Tamara about her own successful battle against cancer using AIM nutrition. With the help of some fund-raisers, Tamara was able to purchase high-quality organic food and AIM supplements for Richard. “Of course, when I told the doctors about AIM nutrition, they said it wouldn’t help,” Tamara noted.

After around eight treatments, Richard told his mother that he couldn’t take any more chemotherapy, even though he had around 40 more treatments remaining and radiation that would follow. He had gone from about 180 pounds down to 115.

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“The chemo was killing him,” Tamara said. “The doctors had originally told us that Richard would live for only a month, but with chemotherapy and radiation, maybe six months.” But Tamara told her husband, “Richard’s not going to die. He’s going to be a miracle. So don’t worry.”

After a heart-to-heart talk with Richard, Tamara, her husband, family and friends all supported his decision to stop chemotherapy. “I still had an overwhelming feeling that he was going to be a miracle but was still scared to death as any mother would be,” Tamara said.

The doctors disagreed, noting in Richard’s medical chart that by them refusing to continue with chemo or radiation, Richard was going to die. She angrily told them to never say this to her son, and that they were not God and only He would decide the fate of Richard.

Along with a strict, organic diet that included wild salmon and raw vegetables, Tamara and her husband had begun giving Richard AIM smoothies three to four times a day while hospitalized and later at home. “I gave him a blend of products, such as BarleyLife Xtra, Just Carrots, RediBeets, as well as AIMega, FloraFood and PrepZymes. Digesting food used up much of his energy, so the digestive enzymes really helped his immune system fight the cancer,” Tamara explained.

By the second month of being on this diet, Richard went back for a checkup, and the doctors couldn’t find any cancer in his body. “They attributed this to the initial chemo therapy and said the cancer would return within 90 days and he would die unless treatment continued, but we knew better,” Tamara said. “Seven years later and now 29 years old, Richard is still cancer-free.”

There’s even more to Tamara’s belief that her son was going to be a miracle. His physicians said he would never have children, but Richard is the proud father of a daughter named Mya. After Tamara posted his cancer story with side-by-side photos of a terribly ill Richard and a terribly happy Richard with his newborn daughter, fiancé and stepson, people from all around the world have been contacting her. And she gives them health consultations for free. Tamara believes in sharing miracles.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. AIM recommends that members follow advice given by medical professionals.

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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.

AIM Nutrition Changed My Life

Shared by Tina Wilkerson, AIM Director and Personal Trainer

Back in 2001, after my daughter, Jordan, was born, I felt very poorly. I had a number of health issues: fatigue, headaches, aching joints, and I was overweight. At that point in time, I wasn’t a personal trainer yet, but I began a wellness journey that would change my life for the better and allow me to help others do the same.

The Journey

I managed to go from size 14 to 2, but, honestly, I didn’t do it in a healthy way. I wish I had had the knowledge that I have now so that I wouldn’t have taxed my body as hard as I did. I would have been able to maintain my weight in a healthy way.

During my wellness journey, I got into personal training and opened my own studio. However, the stress of starting a business and raising a daughter caught up with me. I regularly worked 12-hour days, and I was getting sick a lot and taking antibiotics probably four times a year.

Discovering AIM

Six years ago, I met Star Sapphire Director Leré Robinson, who mentored me on the use of AIM products. I started on a committed regimen of the Garden Trio, FloraFood, AIMega, Composure and Renewed Balance body cream. Within three months, I was feeling completely renewed, capable and energetic.

I credit AIM nutrition with these positive changes because I didn’t do anything else that was different. As a personal trainer, I already exercised and ate well, so it was the AIM products that really changed my life.

That’s when I started telling all of my clients about AIM, recommending products not only for losing weight but for improving all kinds of body functions. Those who come to my studio are generally middle-aged woman, many of whom have chronic pain, don’t sleep well, have poor digestive function and hormonal imbalance. Many want to improve their mobility, or what I call the “feel good” factor.

In addition to the exercise component to enhance mobility, I use AIM products to improve their wellness on an intracellular level. Addressing external factors of wellness, such as exercise (mild to moderate), sufficient sleep, sun exposure, etc., and the internal factors of eating well and supplementing with AIM products has helped a lot of my clients to get stellar results. They are able to look better, move better, feel better and be better from the inside out.

AIMing for Weight Loss

Most of my clients have weight loss goals. Last year, I ran a six-week weight-loss challenge. I had them replace their highest calorie meal of the day with a ProPeas shake. The average weight loss was eight pounds.

ProPeas and fit ’n fiber are mostly used for meal re­placements, having developed a couple of recipes that include adding kale or spinach and a teaspoon of healthy oil. Almost all of my clients also use Peak Endurance for supplemental energy.

The combination of AIM products and functional exercise—movement that helps you age well—is a sustain­able, balanced approach to weight loss and wellness, which I believe is healthiest after experiencing my own health journey and 14 years as a personal trainer.
At the same time, there are definitely unhealthy, unsustainable ways to lose weight. Because of my own history, I don’t encourage extreme exercise, which is not helpful and likely harmful for your body in the long run.

As men and women age, exercise can actually become counter-productive very quickly. Exercise naturally creates inflammation in the body. And if you’re an older person, overweight, have health issues, have been on a lot of meds or you haven’t moved well in a long time, then you’re already walking around with a lot of chronic, low-grade inflammation.

Increasing inflammation with the wrong kind of exercise is only going to make matters worse. And while we’re on the subject, reducing inflammation with AIM whole-food concentrates such as BarleyLife is an ideal approach to wellness. And as for exercise, you just have to move smart.

I don’t even like to use the word exercise; I just think movement. The right kind makes everything better; the wrong kind makes everything worse. Keep moving in the right way that makes you feel better and your life better.

Everything that has transpired in the 10½ years that I’ve owned Elite Personal Training has come out of my own wellness journey, just like my use of the AIM products. I will continue to promote them in my studio because they have changed my life and have been changing the lives of my clients.

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.

Two Miracles

Shared by Michelle Long, AIM Chairman’s Club Director

When I was a teenager, my mother, Janet Pauly, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and given a limited time to live. Even though she had gone for several different treatments at MD Anderson in Houston, the premier cancer hospital in the country, her doctor told her that he had nothing left to offer her. It was devastating for all of us.

Then a friend of hers sent an envelope with some green powder in it. My mother was very skeptical but had no other options. She tried the sample of BarleyLife and then ordered some. Within four months, all of her tumors were gone.

Around that same time, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the colon. I was frequently in severe pain accompanied by bleeding and had to take steroids and other medications. My parents were told that within 10 years, I would have to have my colon removed. I took BarleyLife and have been doing so ever since. I can proudly report that I have been symptom-free of ulcerative colitis for 34 years. This just doesn’t happen.

The wonderful thing is that my mother did not intend to have a business but with her miracle and my miracle, she would tell everyone she knew, and lo and behold she had an AIM business, which she started back in 1984.

Last year my husband and I were quite blessed to inherit this very successful network marketing business. Not only have the products changed our lives, but also the business. We were able to leave our jobs and do this full time, which enables us to travel. And we can work from the road. AIM has blessed us with our health and with our wealth. So if anybody is considering starting an AIM business, I highly recommend it.

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Magnificent Magnesium

Shared by Shirley Chang, AIM Chairman’s Club Director

I first heard about CWR at the AIM Celebration in 2000. It was the main product that I learned about and remember about this event because Chairman’s Club Director Edna Smith spoke about how CWR helped her with migraine headaches.

About that time, I was having severe migraines, so every time I had an attack, I had a warm bath with two ounces of CWR added. It helped to get rid of my migraine headaches.

Then I noticed that in the wintertime, when I felt that I was coming down with a cold or the flu, having a CWR bath alleviated further symptoms.

CWR also helps to relieve fatigue. Recently, I ended up walking and working too much, so my muscles were totally fatigued. A 40-minute bath using CWR took care of that, almost making me forget what I had been through that day.

When I don’t have the time for a bath, I use the Mag-nificence body spray. Whenever I sprain an ankle, hurt my arm, have muscle spasms, cramps or neck pain, I spray it on the sore area and get quick relief. It comes in small bottles, so it’s easy to show people—I can bring it with me wherever I go.

By the way, I know of a doctor in Taiwan who has been able to help a lot of people by using Mag-nificence CWR to quickly relieve them of backaches and arthritic pain. It is really a blessing that AIM provides Mag-nificence for our customers and Members.

Mag-nificence magnesium topical products are available in body lotion, body spray and CWR bath additive.

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My Cells Were Being Well-Fed

Shared by Valerie Pope, AIM Wholesale Member

About 20 years ago, I began taking BarleyLife. I did that for awhile, feeling so much better and having much more energy. I would awake in the morning feeling refreshed. But then I let it go. I did not continue taking it.

As a result of taking massive doses of prednisone over 30 years ago during a pregnancy, which was on top of a blood disease, I was told that at some point I might get diabetes, and it did show up over three years ago.

I started taking BarleyLife again in 2016. I have noticed some incredible changes because my cells were being well fed, trusting God along the way.

God has put another person in my life, an incredible individual who has blessed me with the ability to try some more of the products. One of them is GlucoChrom, which is helping to stabilize my A1C and blood glucose levels.

I have seen remarkable improvements by being better cared for, so much so that I decided to try life without insulin injections around May of 2018. At my last doctor’s appointment, my A1C was the lowest it has been in three years. I’m really happy about this because I do not want to take medication to manage any system in my body. My desire is to use what God created.

I also had a catastrophic event with my left eye almost three years ago. It was called a type of glaucoma attack, wherein I lost most of the vision in that eye. However, at a checkup with my eye specialist around the beginning of the year, I was told that for whatever reason, things are looking better.

It’s amazing how God puts people on your path and in your life over the years. I thank Him and the people who have helped me along the way … that I will continue to see improvements in my health.

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Picture Perfect and Happily Healthy with Help from AIM Nutrition

Shared by George McPherson, Chairman’s Club Director

Over the years, I have dealt with a number of health problems, some far more serious than others. To this day, the AIM products have played a major role in keeping me healthy.

When Herbal Fiberblend first became available in 1988, I was dealing with painfully aggravating hemorrhoids, to the point where I had to have one of them removed. Thanks to Herbal Fiberblend, those uncomfortable issues are history.

In 2002, I was diagnosed with a deadly disease: prostate cancer. An appointment was scheduled for me to have surgery at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. At that time, the immediate medical response was to remove the prostate if the PSA appeared to be elevating.

We decided to monitor and wait, and, in the meantime, we got connected to a naturopathic doctor who felt we were on the right track to try alternatives. I started on a series of chelation therapy and homeopathic medicines along with large amounts of the AIM products … and no surgery!

Nine years later, however, I had a blockage in my bowel and had immediate surgery to remove a tumor. The surgeon sent samples of this growth to test for cancer.

A few days later, the surgeon told us that the tumor was cancerous and recommended chemotherapy. He referred me to an oncologist, who said his reports showed I was nearing stage-4 prostate cancer and suggested I be a candidate for a new trial of experimental chemo.

That’s when my wife, Muriel, stepped in and stalled for time from any further “medical” moves. Again, my naturopathic doctor treated me naturally and complimented us for taking the AIM products.

I passed the 80-year mark in March of 2018 and still enjoy good health. I continue to take the Garden Trio, AIMega, Frame Essentials, PrepZymes, fit ’n fiber mixed with Herbal Fiberblend, which tastes good, along with a few others.

Now the route that we took to deal with prostate cancer the past 16 years may not be the answer for everybody, but it sure has worked for me.

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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.