Greens for Kidney Health

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March is the health awareness month that draws attention to kidneys. If you have kidney disease, you are aware of how important it is to do everything possible to keep them functioning optimally. If your kidneys are working just fine, National Kidney Month might make you wonder how much you know about these bean-shaped organs.

Here are a few things kidneys do for you:

  • Regulate levels of body fluids
  • Maintain the balance of blood minerals, such as sodium and potassium
  • Filter out toxins and waste from the blood
  • Release hormones that direct red blood cell production and regulate blood pressure
  • Help the body to use vitamin D, which is vital for bone and heart health

One of the main ways to help your kidneys do their work is by giving your body Nutrition that Works! The juice powder of barley grass and the combined leaf powder ingredients in LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens are ideal daily support for kidneys and overall body health.

First and foremost, LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens are supplemental to a vegetable-rich diet. The fact that these nourishing powders are concentrated with the equivalent of several servings of vegetables means you are giving your body incomparable additional nutritional support.

Supplement with LeafGreens for a natural source of body boosters, such as antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals and other unique plant nutrients, including kaempferol and sulforaphane, both of which support kidney health and function. This rich variety of nutrients comes from a combination of barley grass, spinach, kale, arugula, Swiss chard and broccoli sprouts.

The three types of cocoas in CoCoa LeafGreens add unique cocoa flavonols: catechin and epicatechin, which, according to a 2015 study, dramatically improved blood flow and lowered blood pressure in patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Support the health of your kidneys with the nutritional benefits from LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens.

The juice powder of barley grass and the combined leaf powder ingredients in LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens are ideal daily support for kidneys and overall body health.

Note: For those with decreased kidney function that limits fluid intake, take the powders dry, using a minimal amount of water to wash them down. People with kidney disorders may want to consult with their health practitioner about consuming potassium-rich greens.

Be Nourished 4 Life

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by Celeste Davis, AIM Director, Crescent, Oregon

Was losing weight and being healthier your New Year’s Eve resolution? To help you shed those unwanted pounds, you may need to do more than join a gym or adopt the latest fad diet. You need to look deeper. Did you know that STRESS can often be the root cause behind putting on extra weight and feeling sick? Stress often leads to weight gain due to drinking more alcohol, resting more, turning to comfort foods and binge eating.

As your physical body is energized and your mind is freed from negative thoughts and emotions, you begin to feel like moving your body, resolving physical stress.

The Be Nourished 4 Life program, available online, leads you step-by-step to a sustainable healthy lifestyle by addressing your nutritional, emotional and physical stress.

I received this note from a Be Nourished 4 Life student, who is also a university mental health professor.

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3 Types of Stress

Nutritional stress is the consequence of your body not getting the proper nutrients, resulting in minimal function. Your body is not nourished. Addressing nutritional stress with the alkaline diet and the AIM Garden Trios’ powerhouse of nutrition is the best first step.

Your body is the vehicle for your soul – your mind, will and emotions. When you resolve nutritional stress, you feel more energy and less pain. This new energy and vision gives you the ability to effectively address emotional and spiritual stress. You begin to love yourself and become more engaged in life – resulting in the ability to truly love others.

Learn more about Be Nourished 4 Life here: http://benourished4life-aim-mar-2017.pagedemo.co/

Can You Help Protect Your Unborn Baby from Alzheimer’s Disease?

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During pregnancy, mothers often fret over the health of their unborn children. They make sure to eat right and exercise, ensuring baby emerges optimally healthy. Some benefits of mom’s hard work are readily apparent: healthy skin, active eyes, a good skeleton, etc. However, there is evidence that mom’s diet may have far-reaching, long-lasting effects on baby’s health.

According to a Canadian study published in Acta Neuropathologicain utero vitamin A may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease later on, way later on.  The scientists looked at genetically modified mice. Some of the mice were deprived of vitamin A when they were in the womb, others were deprived shortly after they were born, another group was given supplements and a final group just ate a normal, boring mouse diet.

The mice that were deprived of vitamin A performed worse on memory and learning tests when they were full-grown. Additionally, there was evidence that in utero vitamin-A deprivation  had long-term effects even if they were given vitamin A supplements after being born. The good news is that some of the negative effects were reversible when vitamin A was introduced into their diets later.

Additionally, vitamin A deficiency was linked to an increase in a protein (amyloid beta) associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers also looked at 330 elderly Chinese subjects and found that three quarters of those subjects who were vitamin A deficient were also afflicted with cognitive impairment. Less than half of those with adequate vitamin A levels suffered from similar impairment. Vitamin A deficiency is rare in the west, and it it always best to get vitamin A from dietary sources, like carrots or carrot juice or barley grass juice.

AIM’s Just Carrots provides 420% of your daily vitamin A (from beta-carotene) in every serving and unlike vitamin A supplements, beta-carotene is nontoxic. It might strengthen your immune system, however.

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BarleyLife Profile of Free Amino Acids

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AIM’s Quality Assurance Department recently tested to see which free (unbound) amino acids are in BarleyLife. Mind you, this test did not look for the amino acids that are bound to the plant matter but, instead, only examined the unbound amino acids.

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. The body produces some amino acids on its own, but there are quite a few like lysine, leucine and phenylalaline that must come from dietary sources. Athletes often take amino acids for performance boosts and exercise recovery, but amino acids are also a healthy part of a balanced diet and support overall health in surprising ways. Here is a list of amino acids that BarleyLife provides.

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Our Journey with AIM

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Our first introduction to a green juice product was in 1987, when Mary was handed a container of powder. She was pregnant with our youngest daughter and was told it would be good to take for her pregnancy and nursing. After taking it for months, she stopped as we thought it was for pregnancy only. Little did we know then the POWER of what would become BarleyLife.

For the next seven years, we spent thousands of dollars on vitamins, minerals, Chinese herbs and chiropractors. Then in March 1994, we spoke with Edna Smith (Chairman’s Club Director) at a Toronto Health Show, where her booth featured Herbal Fiberblend and a green juice powder. After our order arrived, the green powder turned out to be the same product Mary used in 1987.

From 1994 to 2000, we as a family embraced the AIM products. After missing school for a month because of colds and throat infections, our children started taking the Garden Trio in February 1995. It was like a night-and-day turnaround. For the next ten months, our children didn’t miss any days at school. Surprisingly, we all received the benefits of renewed health.

January 2000 was a turning point for us. It was when we truly realized the AIM products were helping our family. For six years, we had maintained our health. Asthma, sinus infections two to three times a year, etc., were things of the past.

Our friends often complained about illnesses, and once they recovered from one, they just caught something else. We decided to share the products even though we had no intention of doing the business. We have held meetings in our community and had a booth at various yearly events. We participate in teleclasses and webinars, read health-related articles and attend AIM Celebrations. Our first was Nashville in 2000. We paid our own way to attend. It was so amazing listening to the speakers, meeting all the new faces and seeing and talking with people that had been featured in Living Well Magazine. It was very exciting to be a part of that event. We have only missed three AIM Celebrations since 2000 due to family weddings. Seventeen years later, we are excited to attend Nashville 2017.

Our sincere thanks go to The AIM Companies’ owners and staff, who are always willing to give a helping hand. They also have excellent products that actually make us “Feel the Difference.” Our upline sponsor, Edna Smith, has been very willing to support us in whatever ways possible. Dr. John Shewfelt (Chairman’s Club Director) is always available to answer questions related to health issues. We send a huge thank you to all our downline Members who have trusted us. Because AIM is our business, we have made special friends within the AIM community, which we hold very dear to our hearts.

We want to THANK AIM for touching our lives with health and wealth. In Partnership for Life!

Help from The AIM Companies and God’s Provision

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My dad, Chairman’s Club Director Ralph Casey, was a minister, but both my parents used to do a lot of work for churches. It didn’t pay much, but that wasn’t why they did it. My father liked to quote the expression Jehovah-jireh, which roughly translated means “God will provide.” When my parents were about to retire, they were in a lot of debt. The AIM Companies™ showed up, and then they were suddenly doing all right. Maybe it was coincidence. Maybe not.

My mom, Chairman’s Club Director Margaret Casey, and I continue to help people through the AIM products. They’ll call up and want us to place an order and we do that for them, but Dad was the real salesman. People liked him and he liked people. He didn’t mind making phone calls, and as a minister, he contacted people all around the country. He was unique. He never did anything the way it was supposed to be done. Dad didn’t have home meetings or try to sign up all his friends. He just talked to people, and they listened. At one point, I think it was back in 1992, he sponsored five Chairman’s Club Directors in a row.

A great thing about The AIM Companies is the retention rate. People love the products. Once they try the products, they’re bound to stay with them and even come back after being gone for years. The AIM Companies and its people are noticeably different from other network marketing companies. It has always been about helping people, not the money.

One year, at an AIM celebration in Canada, the speaker on stage asked “How many of you are here because you wanted to make money?” Not a single hand went up. They were all there because the money just sort of happened. They found something really good, and then they shared it with people.

Editor’s Note: Margaret Casey, with the help of her late husband Ralph and son Kevin, reached the Million Dollar Club in October 2016. Congratulations!

Majority of Parents Fail to Provide Adequate Nutrition for Their Kids, Says Majority of Parents

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“Open the pod bay doors, Hal.”

Two-thirds of parents aren’t providing their kids with the building blocks of proper nutrition. It’s not a bunch of egghead scientists making this claim. This statistic comes from mouths of parents. The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan recently reported the results of their nationwide survey, and although most parents believe that proper nutrition is important to their children, two-thirds of those parents don’t believe that they are doing a good job in that department.

The relative good news is that the majority  (but a smaller majority) of parents– just over half–believe that they are raising their children on a diet of mostly healthy meals. One in six parents claim that their children consume very nutritious diets, and a quarter of parents admit that their kids are subsisting on diet that is either somewhat healthy or not healthy at all.  Almost all polled said that a healthy diet was important for their child.

Here are other startling revelations that the survey brought to light.

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Parents cite four main roadblocks: the expense of healthy foods, the convenience of fast and processed foods, uncertainty as to which foods are actually nutritious and that children tend to be picky eaters.  A commonplace complaint was that after buying or preparing their children a complicated-to-make, high-priced healthy meal, the children would refuse to eat that meal, causing tension and frustration.

The AIM Companies knows how hard it can be to get kids to eat their vegetables, and that’s why we strive to provide fun, affordable and hassle-free juice powder concentrates that kids love.  AIM’s juices provide an easy extra serving of top-tier vegetable nutrition for kids and people of all ages, just add water and stir.

Suggested Products

BarleyLife Xtra is a sweeter take on our world-famous flagship barley grass juice, BarleyLife. BarleyLife Xtra provides the robust health benefits of barley grass juice mixed with the sweet taste and  vitamin C content of acerola cherries, alongside the nutrition of 17 other fruits and vegetables.

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And CoCoa LeafGreens! Every ten calorie serving brims with the goodness of kale, arugula, Swiss chard, barley grass, spinach and broccoli sprout. These super foods have been mixed with four kinds of cocoas. It tastes like chocolate. You cannot lose!

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Don’t let your child’s nutrition slide. Make that extra serving of fruits and veggies fun and tasty with AIM!