Kosher-certified Nutritional Products

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The AIM Companies™ (AIM) is proud to announce that several of our nutritional products will be certified kosher by OK Kosher Certification. Those who practice the Jewish faith can rest easy when purchasing and consuming AIM products. Furthermore, kosher food laws set a high bar in terms of cleanliness, purity and quality. This is just another example of AIM’s dedication to providing the best, unadulterated products on the market. Our certified kosher products will be denoted with a sticker initially, but the kosher symbol will soon be added to the labels.

AIM BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets wholefood powder concentrates are now kosher-certified in the United States. They will soon be certified in our international markets as well. Watch for the OK symbol.

Alex Frisk in the Net!

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AIM nutrition powered AIM-sponsored Athlete Alex Frisk through academic and athletic demands at Red Deer College during the fall of 2016.

“The term was awesome! I found it easier to be awake all day in terms of energy,” Alex stated. “Even staying after class to study in the library after getting through a day of studying. Not taking naps at all. And the best grades I’ve gotten yet.”

Alex’s knee injury that she received while playing on a men’s roller hockey team in July 2016 hasn’t held her back on the ice. As one of three goalies on the Red Deer College Queens, Alex helped her team to reach first place in the league. Highlights of the fall include being in net for the first annual Pink in the Rink fundraiser in support of women’s cancer. “My parents were there to watch me play,” Alex said. And in the game that put her team in first place, Alex had a shutout, blocking twenty-three shots on net.

In April, Alex will participate in the trials for a spot on Team Canada’s roller hockey team. And in May, she is getting married, so 2017 is shaping up to be an incredible year for this talented young woman.

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The Good-News Folate Update

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If you’re a folate fan,–and I mean how could you not be?–then the news has been awash with goodness.  Two studies have been released that suggest folate plays a larger role in overall health than we once believed.

But first some context!

Folate is a B vitamin (B9) commonly found in vegetables like barley grass and beets. Synthetic folate or folic acid is added to bread goods and other foods because its presence helps lower the risk of some birth defects. Folate also plays an important role in cell division and the production of genetic materials.

With all that in mind, it should come as little shock to learn that folate may also slow chronic kidney disease progression. A Chinese study published in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that test subjects who supplemented with folic acid in addition to their blood pressure medication saw a 21% decrease in the odds of their chronic kidney disease outcome when compared to subjects just taking blood pressure medication.

The study also found that folks with CKD at baseline reduced their risk of disease progression by 56%, were 33% less likely to see a rapid decline in renal function and were 44% less likely to experience a slower decline in renal function when supplementing with folic acid.  The study looked at over 15,000 hypertensives.

Also in the news, a study hailing from South Korea and published in Cancer Research has found that a diet high in folate may reduce the risk of gastric cancer. Test subjects with a  high-folate diet were 30% less likely to be diagnosed with the disease. The scientists also discovered that a diet low in folate actually increased the gastric cancer risk of people who possess certain single nucleotide polymorphisms but increasing dietary folate could mitigate those risks.

 

 

Celebrate a Healthy Cell Environment with AIM

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AIM’s Mission and Promise to You 

In April, we celebrate our planet and the diverse and abundant organisms (like us) that are living well thanks to the goodness and bounty of the natural world. So when selecting wholefood nutritional supplements, the first thing you want to do is to make sure that whatever you choose comes direct from nature and doesn’t contain harmful chemicals that can pollute your body. The AIM Companies knows this. That’s why we only use plants that are tested for the absence of over 300 pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and other harmful chemicals. The USDA reports that 50% of foods that are labeled “organically certified” still contain chemical residues. Our Quality Assurance Department will reject any ingredients that test positive. The AIM Companies goes above and beyond to ensure that you receive the highest-quality, healthiest wholefood products and nutritional supplements.

Cleansing 

If you’re feeling worn out or if you’re walking around all day in a haze, if you feel bloated, constipated or congested, if you get sick more often than normal or have worsening allergies, it could be due to a toxin buildup. Your body works hard at removing toxins through organs like the liver, lungs and kidneys, but if you’re eating too much fat, sugar and meat, toxins can begin to accumulate rapidly and may be a real nuisance to your wellbeing. Luckily, there are quite a few nutritional strategies for detoxifying.

Fiber

Fiber is one of the best nutritional tools for cleansing. Sometimes toxins and other gunk can accumulate inside the walls of your intestines which can prevent you from absorbing valuable nutrients. A healthy dose of deep-cleansing fit ‘n fiber or Herbal Fiberblend may be able to help keep your digestive system running smoothly and your intestine walls gunk- and toxin-free.

Lymphatic Cleanse

The lymphatic system is an often overlooked but highly essential part of the immune system. It acts as a filter for the body’s ubiquitous interstitial fluid, and it also transports fats and vitamins. Herbal Release is the pinnacle of lymphatic cleanses.

Probiotics 

The gut does more than digest food. It’s also home to a wild environment unlike any other on the planet, the gut microbiome. And it is estimated that 70% of our immune system is housed in our midsections. All those unpleasant, aforementioned toxin-bringers (sugar, fats, meat, etc.) and things like stress and illness can wreak havoc on your internal environment. That’s why a probiotic like FloraFood is so important. It restores balance to your body by promoting the growth of healthy, natural gut bacteria.

Pollution

The World Health Organization estimates that over 1 million people die each year from the effects of air pollution. Most of those deaths and many related health problems can be tied back to oxidative stress.

Antioxidants 

High levels of oxidative stress means that your body is out of balance. When pollution is high, the body becomes inundated with free radicals and cannot produce enough antioxidants to fend them off. That’s why it’s important to reach for an antioxidant supplement like Proancynol 2000 or a wholefood product with a high ORAC score like BarleyLife. Each contains the building blocks of free-radical protection that your body can use to defend itself.

Dietary Nitrate 

Air pollution has also been linked to endothelial dysfunction dysfunction (aka dysfunction of the veins), and pollution caused by heavy traffic has been shown to increase blood pressure and decrease blood flow. Scientists tested beet juice to see if it would help to mitigate this phenomenon. When people drank beet juice, their blood flows were unhampered and improved. You can obtain your daily dose of dietary nitrate from Red Rush or RediBeets.

Vitamin C

A study published in Epidemiology looked at subjects who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). On days when the air pollution levels were highest, their symptoms were the worst and many were admitted to the hospital. However, if they had low levels of vitamin C, the chances of a COPD sufferer ending up in the hospital was 1.2 times greater, leading researchers to believe that vitamin C’s antioxidant properties offered some protection against the pollution. And you can find vitamin C in Peak Endurance and BarleyLife Xtra.

Sun Damage 

Although humans, animals and all the plants need sunlight to survive, too much of a good thing can be a bit dangerous and unpleasant. That’s why it’s important to be responsible about soaking up those vitamin D-filled rays. One nutritional tip for keeping your skin healthy and young in the sun is through the use of omega-3 fatty acids. Sun damage can cause wrinkles, and omega-3s may help reduce inflammatory compounds that speed up the wrinkling process. Get your essential fatty acids from AIMega.

 

 

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One cup of raw beets contains phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium as well as vitamin A, niacin, folic acid, and biotin. When these nutrients are captured in the juicing process, the body can quickly absorb them. AIM saves you the trouble of juicing beets by giving you AIM RediBeets®, a concentrated beet juice with only the fiber removed. The essential enzymes remain, along with the natural form of betaine, which aids in cleansing the liver and reducing homocysteine levels.

The Difference AIM Makes throughout the Years

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Shared by Albert and Elyssa Alvarez, AIM Directors in Weiser, Idaho

This is our thirty-second year with AIM, and this last year has shown us how much we have benefited from taking AIM products. We are very thankful to the Lord for directing us to AIM.

In April 2014, my husband, Albert, was limping so badly that the Forest Service made him resign from his job after thirteen years of service. He had to undergo a total hip replacement in June. Before the surgery, his nurse told him that it was the first time she had taken the stats of someone who was Albert’s age and not on medication. Right after the operation, we found him sitting up eating his dinner. The nurses called him amazing in his recovery. The day after surgery, the nurse asked him if he could walk 30 feet and he walked 130 feet without a problem. His immune system was very strong, and he had hardly any pain. Even the home health nurses said it was very unusual for him to be so healthy after a hip replacement. A month later, the doctor signed a letter stating he could go back to work at the Forest Service with no restrictions although his employer said that was too soon. They didn’t hire him back until April 2015. Albert turned eighty in July.

In January 2015, my doctor had me get a colonoscopy. He thought I was constipated when I started having problems in December. I’ve never been constipated except once when I was a teenager. How surprised we were when the doctor found my colon almost closed off by a cancerous tumor. Cancer was the last thing I thought I would ever experience since I watch what I eat, and I have been very health conscious for over fifty years. My life was not my own from January until May 4 as I had chemo and radiation, but thankfully I was never sick nor did I lose my hair. The main products I took faithfully were at least 3 to 6 heaping tablespoons of AIM BarleyLife®, 1 to 2 tablespoons of AIM Just Carrots® and 2 teaspoons of AIM RediBeets® every day.

My surgery was on May 4, and my doctor said it was textbook perfect. The nurses commented on my excellent health, saying I wasn’t a typical patient. Feeling great and having no pain, it was hard not to overdo it in recovery. The doctor was able to remove the tumor close to my rectum without requiring me to have a colostomy bag.

We thank the Lord for his amazing mercy to both my husband and me. We have excellent doctors in McCall, Idaho, for which we are grateful. Again, we thank AIM for their excellent health products. We are baffled over me even getting cancer, but the Lord knows the reason. If I can help someone with their health, it will be worth it all.

I just received my AIM order last week with the new Living Well magazine (June 2015). I am really excited about the article about the AIM Mag-nificence™ magnesium lotion. A day or two before getting my order, I fell flat on my stomach on our driveway, twisting my ankle. By evening my ankle started hurting, and that night I had shooting pains whenever I tried walking on it. Thinking I would have to get it X-rayed in the morning, I soaked my foot using the crystals and then rubbed the lotion over my foot. Praying about it, we went to bed, and by morning the pain had left. It was a little swollen but thankfully the pain never returned. Thank you, AIM, for publishing that excellent article.

Nutritional Strides with AIM

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Recently, two of our Australian contingency undertook foot odysseys. Star Sapphire Director and Naturopath Nikola Wilkie marched beachside next to thunderous waves down the coast of western Victoria, Australia, and AIM Australian General Manager, Melinda Lewis walked through the Southern Alps, and both were powered by AIM products.

Nikola’s Journey
I walked 115km (71 miles) of the Great Ocean Walk along the coast line of western Victoria. It was a moderate walk with some difficult stretches. Carrying my own water for the day, food, and clothing ready for a change of weather was heavy enough to make me sink deeply into the sand along the beaches. In preparation for the walk, I had only been doing two laps at the Red Arrow, a popular hill circuit in Cairns, three or four times a week. Not much really, so I was expecting to suffer a bit during the seven-day walk.

I started each morning with AIM’s BarleyLife®, Just Carrots®, and RediBeets®, a heaping teaspoon of each and mid-morning another Garden Trio®, mid-afternoon another one. Each night, I slept well—after a 20km (12 miles) walk up hill and across sandy beaches, who wouldn’t?—and woke refreshed and bright. I was a bit stiff in the joints as I got out of bed on the first day, but after that I was amazingly good. I had plenty of energy, was alert and not too tired. My feet were worn out at the end of the day but by the next morning, I was good to go again.

I am so impressed with the effect of the juices. They kept my lactic acid levels low, the inflammation levels of my under-used joints as almost un-noticeable, my energy up and my mind alert. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Melinda’s Journey

Each year I participate in a walking holiday, and this year was a twelve-day adventure to the Southern Alps bordering France and Italy. I was with a group of eighteen, and we walked up to 18km (11 miles) per day with altitude increases of up to 950m (3,117 ft). Most days our walks started in towns and villages that were around 1200m (3,937 ft) above sea level.

After five days of walking, I witnessed the group’s fitness levels increasing. The steeper ascents didn’t feel as arduous. Keep in mind that to participate in one of these tours, a good degree of fitness and health is required. Strength and resistance training is also needed. We were up around 2900m (9,514 ft), and some parts of the walk were so rough and steep that some walkers would take as little as five steps and would be out of breath.

On the last day, we visited the peak of Mt. Blanc. Of the eighteen, only two of us were able to walk up and down steps and around the viewing platform—3842m (12,605 ft) above sea level— without becoming breathless or suffering from dizziness. Most other visitors struggled with the altitude. Also, it was amazing to watch members of the group downing multiple cups of Italian espressos to get them started each day. I didn’t feel the need for this. I took an AIM Red Rush™ nitric oxide performance shot one hour before our walks commenced. The beauty of it all was that a twelve-pack of Red Rush fit perfectly in my suitcase.