Getting a Nutritional Education

Late August or early September is the time associated with going back to school. Education time. Beyond what is learned from kindergarten through col­lege, parents have the ability to educate their children with an important, long-life lesson: the value of wholesome nutrition. It’s significant because there’s a media marketplace—TV, the internet, smart phones—that sells young people a poor-nutrition road to bad health: fast foods, soft drinks, processed snacks, to name just a few.

Unwholesome Advertising

It’s still an eye-opener to look back at the early days of advertising, when doctors promoted one cigarette brand over another. Have we really come that far since then? Possibly not, when you consider the marketing of so-called food and beverages that study after study show the likelihood for promoting the onset of diseases, such as obesity and diabetes1 as well as cancer2.

Such advertising is still legal and very profitable . . . just not ethical if a company truly cares about the long-term health of consumers and their children. In 2013, Fast Food Facts reported that children and teens remained key audiences by the fast food industry, which spent $4.6 billion to advertise mostly unhealthy products3. Even under all of the marketing pressure, parents can step in and make a difference.

Taste Training

Getting your kids to eat well is a worthwhile task. As a parent, you have the power of providing nutrition, so make choices that create good food habits. For example, introducing a variety of vegetables to young children and “marketing” them in a fun way can shape their taste for healthy foods4.

Introducing AIM nutrition to your children gives them a supplemental advantage for a long, healthy life­time. Kids who crave a glass of BarleyLife or Co­Coa LeafGreens instead of a bag of po­tato chips nurture their physical and mental well-being.

Chairman’s Club Director Sandy Combs has been such an educator since becoming an AIM Member in 1985. Sandy and her husband, Wayne, have six children, 21 grandkids and “a bunch of great-grandkids.” AIM nutrition has been a big part of their lives and the lives touched by Sandy’s help.

“Moms put BarleyLife into baby bottles to help children stay sat­isfied longer,” Sandy explained. “As my grandkids grew, AIM products entered into the school sports scene, fueling winning positions in baseball, softball, football and cheerleading. Championship com­petitions were joined with AIM’s champion products.”

Giving children a nutritional education helps them to graduate with a high degree of good health in life.

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 Co­Coa LeafGreens and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Dreaming with Faith Bring Success

Shared by Hilton and Edna Smith, AIM Chairman’s Club Directors

It’s been our joy and privilege to be part of the AIM family since November 1987. We could never begin to count all the ways in which our AIM business keeps blessing us.
Our success formula is based on FAITH: faith in God and that with Him all things are possible, faith in AIM and AIM products and faith in ourselves.

F ~ reminded us to focus on AIM. AIM has been our passion for over 30 years. It’s so exciting when people thank us for helping them improve their quality of life.

A ~ acting upon our “written” goals always kept us on track. I think the biggest mistake that people make with a network marketing business is that they fail to treat it as a business. The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary. I always enjoy going to work in my home office and choosing my own hours.

I ~ imagine success. I would get so excited hearing all the testimonials every time we had a home meeting, that afterward, when I jumped into bed, I would say, “Look out Chairman’s Club … here we come!” And now we are still excited to hear the good reports as we receive the honor of being inducted into the Two Million Dollar Club.

T ~ stands for teach and train others. The training that we provided for others through our home meetings, teleclasses, phone calls, literature, etc., always motivated us as well. It was work, but it was fun.

H ~ help everyone you can. Network marketing is a numbers game, so the more people you help, the more successful you become.

I am so thankful that God gave me a loving and supportive husband who did a lot of behind-the-scenes work, always helping me with meetings, health shows, preparing meals and gardening and encouraging me and our Members. Together, we thank our AIM owners for providing us with this amazing opportunity. We also thank our caring team of distributors, many who have become cherished friends.

Most importantly, we thank our Heavenly Father for directing our steps to The AIM Companies™. We can’t help but marvel at how our lives have changed, and, more importantly, how many lives have been changed since we joined AIM. Becoming a part of the AIM family was certainly the best decision we ever made. Dreams do come true when you dream with faith.

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.

 

Race Walking with Red Rush

By Anel Oosthuizen, AIM-Sponsored Athlete in George, WC, South Africa

Life is not measured by the amounts of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. This has been my motto since I was a little girl in an oversized red T-shirt.

I was born and raised in a small town called George, located in the Western Cape of South Africa. When I began primary school, I used to compete in everything athletic just because I loved sports so much. I even tried shot put, but let’s just say that it just wasn’t meant to be.

My journey as an athlete really began when I was only seven years old, doing short distances. When I was nine, I started doing the middle distances, up to 1200m. I have always enjoyed doing the endurance events more than any other discipline.
I started race walking when I was 10 years old. So much has happened ever since, winning five gold medals at the National School Championships, attaining six South African Senior titles and breaking seven SA records. I’ve been able to travel to 14 countries and compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Throughout my ed­u­cation and sporting career, I have had an amazing support system. My parents have stood by my side, motivating and supporting me ever since I can remember. I realize every day how privileged I am to have been able to receive this kind of support my entire life. I am now a full-time teacher and athlete, enjoying every bit of juggling this thing called life.

In February 2018, I began using Red Rush beet juice concentrate. As an
endurance athlete, I have to always be ready for competitions. After a month of using Red Rush, I felt more energized and noticed that my recovery time really improved after long, hard training sessions.

The fact that Red Rush is a natural product is a huge bonus. I can truly recommend it to any athlete. Besides, Red Rush is so concentrated, it conveniently fits into small bottles that don’t take up much space in a gym bag.

I give huge thanks to AIM and Red Rush for making my life easier with fast recovery and great nutrition.

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.

A Promise Kept … Continue Striving

Shared by David Baxter, AIM Chairman’s Club Director

My wife, Helen Ruth (Hoff­man) Baxter was never short on ambition. After a successful venture selling Avon products, she ultimately joined AIM in 1987, working out of an office in our home. Her goal was to work full-time selling the wonderful AIM products. I assisted her whenever possible.

In just five years, she and I achieved the highest possible level in the organization, AIM Chairman’s Club Director. She humbly credited The AIM Companies’ product quality with her success, but her love for people and concern for their health were always foremost in her mind. Her first customers were those she had previously come in contact with through Avon.

Over the years, Helen vigorously studied the AIM Member Income Plan with the goal of maximizing earnings to someday become a Member of AIM’s Million Dollar Club. This was her dream and our goal. Unfortunately, before this goal could be reached Helen passed on at the age of 82.

Shortly before her death, I made a promise to her that I would do the best I could to accomplish our goal and become members of the Million Dollar Club. Although April 28, 2011, was the most disheartening day of my life because I lost my beautiful wife, Helen, after nearly 57 years of marriage, I was compelled to carry on our business and more determined than ever to complete the goal we had set.

In January of 2018, our goal was achieved and I was notified that we reached the Million Dollar Club. Although, Helen is no longer here to share this moment with me, I know she would be elated at our milestone.

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.

Independence Day for AIM Members

The month of July holds a couple of “independent” holidays for AIM Members in North America. July 4 is Independence Day in the U.S., and July 1 is Canada Day, which some histories refer to as Canadian Independence Day. These are special days that celebrate the beginning of independent nations.The month of July holds a couple of “independent” holidays for AIM Members in North America. July 4 is Independence Day in the U.S., and July 1 is Canada Day, which some histories refer to as Canadian Independence Day. These are special days that celebrate the beginning of independent nations.

The idea of being independent is a desirable state for individuals as well. To not have to rely on something other than your own efforts and resourcefulness to maintain your well-being is a goal worth pursuing.

Looking back over the history of AIM through the eyes of Members, another day of independence has evolved over the years: the day a Member begins taking AIM nutrition. And Members have their own individual dates worth noting.  One of the many results of having your own “independence day” is that the majority of Members who choose to add AIM products to their “health care” program for life become, in a way, their own primary health care providers, who prescribe a healthy lifestyle that includes habits such as eating wholesome food, exercising and getting enough sleep along with supplemental nutrition from AIM.

Choosing this path does not mean that you don’t take medication when necessary. But for the most part, it does mean not having to be a statistic in surveys such as the following published in WebMD online1:

  • 55 percent of Americans regularly take a prescription medicine.  Between 1997 and 2016, the number of prescriptions filled for American adults and children rose 85 percent from 2.4 billion to 4.5 billion a year.
  • Among those who take prescription drugs, 53 percent get them from more than one health care provider.

Let Food Be Thy Medicine 

Hippocrates said it the best by stating that food is the medicine you need to stay healthy. Natural nutrients from wholesome food deliver the “ounce of prevention” that is worth “a pound of cure” when it comes to protecting yourself from disease and avoid being on long-term medications. Adding AIM nutrition to your intake increases the protection.

And the following AIM Members can attest to this … in their own words.

I’ve been an AIM Member for roughly 35 years now. I started with BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and, over the years, have increased that to 10+ products that I take daily. I’m 75 and try to stay very active because moving keeps you going! I am not on ANY medications and hope I never shall be.
— Wendell Wamboldt, AIM Director

Having taken AIM products for 21 years, I owe my good health to AIM. I retired 18 years ago, and I am thankful that I have no aches or pains. And I’m not on any meds. I work at Living WELL, enjoying biking and kayaking. This summer, I’m using an early birthday present: my new paddleboard!
— Jan Baxter, AIM Director

My mom, Riek Bosman, is very active at 88. For example, she makes hundreds of Dutch boterkoek (butter cakes) that get sold at fundraisers. She’s a faithful BarleyLife user and takes a variety of other AIM products, including the Garden Trio, LeafGreens, CellSparc 360 and GinkgoSense. And, she isn’t on any medications!
— Rita Vandertil, Star Sapphire Director

Twenty-four years ago, a friend told me about AIM’s green juice powder. Soon, I was able to get off all three of the meds I was on at the time, and I also had no more pain in my fingers and knees. I am approaching my 78th birthday, and I’m on no meds and have no pain. I have all my “original” parts and feel fantastic!
— Barb Snodgrass, AIM Director

My 65-year-old sister, my 92-year-old father and I are all on BarleyLife and other AIM products. None of us are on any medication.
— Paula Bourque, AIM Member

When I was a child, a cancerous tumor left me legally blind in one eye, and I had numerous other illnesses. By the age of 30, I had had over 30 operations and later in life, I battled breast cancer … and won. I’m 79 now and not on any medications. I’ve have been maintaining my good health with the help of AIM products such as BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend.
— Betty Ann Brush, Artist and AIM Director

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.

Joining the AIM Family

Shared by Lee Buckle, AIM Royal Emerald Director

Joining The AIM Companies™ in July 1997 was the start of another exciting journey. I had just arrived back from a year of sailing the Indian Ocean with my husband and two small children. For six months, we were on an uninhabited island called Chagos, where we ate loads of fish, rice, tinned and dehydrated vegetables … no fresh vegetables. Well, on leaving the island, my hair was falling out at a scary rate and my teeth felt loose. I am convinced it was a lack of fresh vegetables, fruit and mainly enzymes.

On our return, I started working half days as a pharmacist in a wholesale company. Stuck in a back office placing phone orders, I was so unhappy, having no face-to-face chatter with people, only four walls. My children were in school and aftercare.

A pamphlet of this strange barley grass product caught my attention: a salad in a glass! What a perfect product for sailors. I joined and, to my husband’s horror, I ordered a 6-pack of BarleyLife. I loved the product.

My first AIM meeting was like joining a family. As I learned about the other AIM products, I became more and more excited, and I started introducing them to people. Herbal Fiberblend became one of my favorites. The idea that all disease starts in the colon made so much sense. We are what we eat.

I won my first package for two to the AIM Conference in Phoenix, Arizona in 1998. What an experience. Within six months of joining AIM, my commission check matched my salary check. I resigned from work and starting working AIM full time.

I was blessed to be able to work at home around my children for 16 years and be at every hockey match and swimming gala. I networked at every function. Networking is my passion!

I love helping people to work on the reason for their dis-eases and the changes in their lives as they take control. I also love traveling, so getting onto an airplane is exciting as it takes me to so many stunning places and enables me to meet awesome people.

And my boyfriend, Lourens, and I own a couple of pharmacies, where we also sell AIM products that make an impact on many lives.

At age 56, I run half marathons and cycle in mountain-bike races. I know that what you put into your mouth determines your health. I have amazing energy and just love life. I feel very blessed.

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.

Never Give Up Hope!

Shared by Katherine “Cass” Brown Capel, AIM Director

Cass Brown CapelI was a “Taco Bell Queen” and “Diet Coke Drunk” before being diagnosed with estrogen negative stage II ductal carcinoma breast cancer in 1987 at age 32.  A friend recommended I talk to a woman named Julia Braddock.  Julia had gone through the Gerson juicing program and was cancer-free without undergoing chemotherapy. When I finally reached Julia, she told me about a barley grass juice powder that had drastically reduced her juicing because of the incredible convenience it offered. I took it for a few months, but I didn’t see Julia until I returned some AIM nutritional tapes to her four years later.

When I saw Julia again, I didn’t recognize her—she had lost 10 years!  I said, “Your skin is so beautiful.” She said, “You know, barley juice retards your aging.” I said, “No, it reverses it!”  I was 36 at the time and thought, if barley juice does that for your skin, I’m in.  Sure enough, people started giving me compliments on my skin and complexion, asking me what I was doing and so I started referring them to Julia. After several months, Julia called and said, “You need to be a Member so you can win contests and earn commissions.”  So, I joined AIM and began holding Monday “koffee klatsches” so people could ask questions.

The Hope

With my cancer diagnosis in 1987, I was strongly admonished against ever having children. This was repeated by my radiation oncologist at my last appointment in 1993. She cautioned me not to have children unless I was willing to have someone else raise my child, since my cancer was aggressive.  So I grieved the loss of not being able to have children.  But as I facilitated breast cancer groups in the following years, I watched as the tide of medical opinion gradually became more favorable toward premenopausal breast cancer patients having children.

John and I saw the first fertility specialist in 1998, and were told there was virtually no chance.  Our next appointment was in January 1999 with one of the best fertility doctors in the region. He was RUTHLESS. He said that at our ages that there was less than a 4% chance of spontaneous conception, and a 20% chance the child would have Down syndrome. He asked incredulously, why would I want to mess that up as a 12-year cancer survivor?

His words stung me. I walked out of his office with a resolve that I had never experienced before in my life. Any ambivalence I’d had about having children vanished. I felt a warmth, almost a fire, traveling up my spine into my heart.

Within a month, I was pregnant.  On November 11, 1999, we were blessed with Ariana, weighing 11 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 22 inches.  It was a natural birth and she was born without anesthesia.

As a baby, Ariana would lick the barley powder off of her high-chair table top.  Last spring she finished her junior year with all A’s and worked as a trainer at a horse ranch the past summer. She is a diligent knitter in the winter, making cable-knit sweaters and wool socks for her friends.

Why was I able to stay cancer-free and and have a healthy baby when all the experts said it wasn’t possible?  I cleaned up my diet.  I took BarleyLife.  I used Renewed Balance during my pregnancy up until the eighth month, which is also good for your thyroid. There are other possible reasons, but one thing is for sure: I’ll never be without my AIM BarleyLife.

PS: Never Give Up!

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.