Brain Food

Dementia is major concern for an aging population. There are steps people can take to keep their minds sharp throughout their lifetimes, and, not surprisingly, proper nutrition should be at the top of the list.

In January 2018, a study was published in Neurology that revealed eating leafy greens has a positive impact on cognitive ability. For nearly five years, 960 participants from the age of 58 to 99 years old had their food intake monitored as part of the Memory and Aging Project. None of the people who took part had dementia.

At the end of the study, those who consumed even one daily serving of leafy greens showed a slower decline in cognitive ability than the participants who didn’t. It was determined that particular plant nutrients, such as vitamin K1, folate, lutein, kaempferol and nitrate, found in greens and other foods contributed to this desirable state of mind.

AIM for the Brain and Beyond                                            

The AIM Companies has been promoting the nutritional benefits of greens ever since 1982 with the introduction of BarleyLife, the juice powder of young barley plants. AIM’s founders had immense belief in it’s potential to benefit people’s health and instinctively knew that they were on to something big. The fact that AIM has enthusiastically promoted this green powder for 37 years is the result of having “Nutrition that works.”

Over those years, AIM introduced additional whole-food concentrates, including RediBeets and CoCoa LeafGreens. Along with BarleyLife, these powders are rich in the brain-boosting plant nutrients identified by this recent study.

Having a concentration of plant nutrients in easily assimilated powders is an ideal way to supplement and boost wholesome food intake, not only for brain health but for overall well-being.

In addition to brain-healthy powders, AIM’s targeted nutrition includes GinkgoSense, a natural health product that helps improve memory in an aging population.

“Nutrition that works” for the brain and beyond is something to think about and, most importantly, act upon.

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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.

Athletes and Plant-Based Diets

Research indicates that athletes who overtrain and push their endurance to extremes have a higher risk for heart problems, notably plaque buildup in the arteries and cell death in the heart. In other words, overdoing it athletically can increase heart attacks.

This may tie in to the damage caused by oxidative stress, which occurs simply through the breathing process. Endurance athletes really push their use of oxygen, so oxidative stress may have a greater negative effect on their bodies.

Pushing It with Poor Nutrition

Back in 1977, The Complete Book of Running was published, influencing the widespread popularity of running as a healthy exercise. The book’s author, James Fixx, promoted the idea of pushing yourself through pain to reach the eventual high of running.

Seven years after the publication of his book, James Fixx died of a heart attack while running. An autopsy showed that he had atherosclerosis—arterial plaque buildup. The truth is that Fixx had a genetic predisposition for cardiovascular issues. His father died from a heart attack at the age of 43. But James believed that by pushing himself physically, he could avoid the same fate.

Moderation and Wholesome Food

By comparison, Jack LaLane was a fitness guru who penned a number of books and had his own TV show for over 20 years. LaLane’s father died of a heart attack at the age of 50, so he had the same health threat as Fixx. But LaLane lived to the ripe old age of 96.

The key differences between these two advocates of fitness were the intensity of their exercise routines and nutrition. Fixx believed in overdoing exercise and had a poor diet. LaLane promoted exercise in moderation, ate lots of fruits and vegetables, took supplements and promoted juicing big time. Exercise and good nutrition turn out to be a winning combination.

Scientific Support

A review published in the online journal Nutrients (January 2019), shows the correlation between endurance athletes and their dietary intake. It is known that consuming plant-based food is important not only for heart health but for the overall well-being of the human body. But for athletes that push their physical limitations, a plant-based diet is critical for their cardiovascular health.

Studies show that the nutrients from plants can have a positive effect on blood pressure levels, blood sugar levels and blood-fat concentrations as well as contribute to reversing plaque buildup in the arteries. Plant-based diets also promote a healthy body weight, improved tissue oxygenation and reduced inflammation and, especially for athletes, reduced oxidative stress.

The wealth of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties are major factors in the nutritional value of a plant-based diet for protecting the heart and the body from cellular damage.

AIM Nutrition

Supporting a plant-based diet, The AIM Companies provides an incredible selection of concentrated plant nutrition in whole-food concentrates, such as the Garden Trio: BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets.

AIM nutrition has been supporting the endeavors of athletes for years, including Lew Hollander, who in 2014 became the oldest athlete to compete in an Ironman triathlon. In his late eighties, Lew continues to push the boundaries of physical limitations with AIM nutrition on his side. As Lew says, “I love the AIM products. They have contributed to my ability to live a very active life in old age.”

Whether you are an athlete or not, AIM nutrition can help to make a healthy difference in how you feel and move through your lifetime.

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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.

AIM Northern Lights Contest Standings

AIM Members around the world were automatically enrolled in the Northern Lights international contest. $75,000 in cash prizes and Celebration Packages for AIM’s 2018 Celebration in Toronto, Canada, will be awarded to the top 60 Memberships with the highest contest points.  Below are the current standings as of Wednesday, July 19 at midnight.

Membership Name Points
Jada, Razia 684
Jada, Muhammad 606
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 372
Miller, Joseph W. and Emma M. 368
Quantum Knowledge Pty. Ltd. 341
Upfold, Jon and Julie 339
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 326
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 262
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 250
Knipp, Cara D. 248
Weitsz, Vanessa 246
Peterson, Ralph S. 243
Paquin, Ginette 234
Toft, Heidi and Mike 232
Rawls, Marlene and David 220
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 209
Greens For Life, Inc. 189
Beachy, Eli E. and Martha 188
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 185
Myburgh, Vivienne  c/o Something Natural 182
Brogan, Lisa 179
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 173
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 168
Maas, Liesl 165
Bowers, Claudia 163
Lagace, Louise L. 150
Ramila’s Healing Arts Clinic 148
Burkholder, Elaine and Michael 144
Avodah Financial, LLC 140
Karolia, Raheema 139
Bloemhof, Herman 135
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 135
Kuret- Coetzer, Tanya 126
Casavant, Monique 126
Baty, Erin and Michael 120
Nature’s Warehouse 118
Orlando, Wanda E. 117
Yoder, Linda and Samuel 117
Eicher, Delilah 116
Pearson, Michelle 115
Wilkerson, Tina 113
Lee, Kathy L. and Trout, Robert J. 111
Guillaume, Jepsie 108
Durrant, Janine 107
Lim, Jian 106
Bernhardt, Marsha and Lawrence P. 106
King, Michael and Mary C. 105
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 104
Lherisson, Pierre-Saurel 102
Wilkie, Nikola 96
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 95
Rolle, Carol 93
Mohamed Helmy Abdella, Abdel Aziz 93
Markotter, Elzette 93
La Vie Health & Beauty Clinic 91
M & M Healthy Sales, Inc. 89
Sante 2000 88
Badenhorst, Chiralle 88
Ponchot, Cynthia K. 87

AIM for Pure Nutrition

In the beginning, nature produced all the nutrition and medicine human beings needed to live healthy lives. All around the world, the knowledgeable use of medicinal plants grew over the ages.

From the Amazon jungles to the Middle Kingdom of China, from the continent of Africa to the plains and forests of North America, the healing ways of nature were discovered and used to treat people for their health problems.

Today, much of this natural knowledge has been artificialized by the multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry. A blade of barley grass or a cranberry cannot be patented, so synthetic drugs became the answer to treating health problems, not the individual patient.

Even though the connection between nutrition and good health was noted by the father of medicine, Hippocrates, somehow the truth of “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” got lost in modern medicine. Fortunately for people who choose alternative medicine, there are ways to harvest the earth’s bounty to provide natural products that help to maintain good health and prevent illness.

With this goal in mind, The AIM Companies™ introduced the juice powder of green barley grass back in 1982. AIM BarleyLife® continues to offer antioxidants, chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, along with an uncountable number of plant nutrients—all created by nature, providing pure nutrition in the right amount that is easily assimilated by your body.

BarleyLife helps to reduce inflammation, which is believed to be at the source of disease. Its nutritious greens also help balance your body chemistry to maintain an alkaline body environment that inhibits the onset of disease.

BarleyLife powder is also as part of the Garden Trio® with carrot and beet juice powders. AIM Just Carrots® and AIM RediBeets® are convenient ways of enjoying the many benefits of these healthy vegetables without having to juice them yourself.

And there’s so much more that AIM offers nutritionally, including AIM CoCoa LeafGreens™, nutrient-dense greens with the added antioxidant boost and delicious taste of cocoa, and AIM ProPeas™, a natural, vegan source of protein from peas.

These supplemental sources of whole foods support good health on many levels. For a healthy future, practice prevention today with pure nutrition from AIM.

Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been promoting health and providing a business opportunity with whole-food powder concentrates, like AIM’s BarleyLife , Just Carrots and RediBeets, as well as nutritional supplements

 

We Need to Be Bold!

Recently promoted to Chairman’s Club Director, Ralph Peterson joined AIM in 1989. His doctor had told him that his knees would be replaced one day due to painful arthritis. His friend AIM Director Wendell Berg stepped in. He said, “Ralph, why don’t you try this green stuff?” Ralph said that his knees were totally worn out and that “green stuff” wasn’t going to help. So Wendell offered to give Ralph a free canister if Ralph promised to use the whole thing. Ralph agreed and decided to take large doses to get rid of the pain faster. Within two weeks, his knees stopped hurting. Ralph hasn’t looked back.

“I’m so thankful that Wendell was persistent,” Ralph said. “He was bold enough to share with me the green stuff, known today as BarleyLife. How can I even say thank you? He changed my life, made it livable again because he was bold. We need to be bold. We need to share. We know what BarleyLife does. It’s our obligation to share with those around us.”

After taking BarleyLife for a while, Ralph got to thinking that a lot of people could benefit from it. At that time, Ralph had two stores where people came to shop. He made sure each one of his customers learned about BarleyLife. He realized that he could build a business by selling BarleyLife. His checks from AIM kept getting bigger, and Ralph kept on sharing the product. Twenty-seven years later, Ralph’s
business has really grown!

Ralph worked alongside his late wife Phyllis. He did most of the talking, but she did the legwork. She prepared things and sent mailings. If someone asked for information, she’d be the one who sent a packet. She kept inventory, made copies, did the ordering, all that stuff. She allowed Ralph to do the talking, the thing he enjoyed most while she toiled behind the scenes. They worked together run­ning multiple businesses, but Ralph says that their AIM business was their favorite.

Ralph has shared AIM with numerous people. He shared the product with Star Sapphire Director Marlene Rawls, who shared with her sister-in-law Chairman’s Club Director Charlotte Thompson, who went on to share the products with people who shared the products throughout the whole country. Neither woman wanted to create a big business, but by sharing it with one person and then another, they were able to affect many lives in a positive way, including their own.

“That is what building a business does. You never know what may happen, but you’re faithful, and sharing with one person can touch thousands. People ask me ‘how can I get to Chairman’s Club?’ Well, it takes a lot of hard work, but you just have to start with one person and introduce them to the products: BarleyLife, RediBeets, Just Carrots. Then do it again. Share with one more and then one more, and pretty soon you’re a Director. Just never give up. You don’t have to do it overnight. It took me twenty-seven years, but I’m here. It’s a great journey! Some do it in less time because they work harder at it. It’s not easy, but you can do it. Everybody can. Don’t say, ‘oh, there’s some easier way.’ ”

“Now that I’ve reached my goal of Chairman’s Club, I just want to do more of it. I want to share with more people. One of the things I really appreciate because of my achievements from AIM is the freedom I have to do things now that I didn’t get to do with my own family. I can do them with my grandkids. I can go to their sporting events, their musical events and take them out for dinner. And that’s why I really appreciate the things that AIM has given me, and again I say, thank you, AIM.”

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

Note: Since 1982, The AIM Companies (AIM) has been promoting health and providing economic opportunity with an unparalleled product line and a rewarding compensation plan.

AIM BarleyLife Is Now Gluten-Free

It’s official! AIM is excited to announce that all BarleyLife 360 gram (Family size) and BarleyLife 180 gram (Convenience size) canisters are AIM certified Gluten-Free!
How is a gluten-free BarleyLife achieved? As you might guess, it starts in the field. BarleyLife growing conditions and harvesting methods were carefully analyzed and refined to minimize the possibility of gluten in the finished powder. Then over the past year, AIM began rigorously testing all BarleyLife produced for gluten content. The test results were conclusive—BarleyLife consistently achieved the gluten-free standard of less than 20 ppm. And from now on we will test every batch of BarleyLife to confirm it meets the Gluten-Free standard. And don’t forget, AIM BarleyLife is also certified kosher, vegan and non-GMO!
A Gluten-Free symbol will soon be added to all 360-gram and 180-gram canisters and eventually to labels in the months to come. But you can tell your customers, downline, and prospects the great news today!