Protecting Your Cognitive Reserve

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and not a day goes by without discussion about this disease as the global population ages. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it is unknown why one individual develops dementia and another does not. Dementia affects 5 percent of the population over age sixty, with the incidence doubling every five years, affecting up to 30 percent for those above age eighty.

Genetic influences play a role in our brain development and influence its resilience. While there is little you can do about your genetic profile, incorporating protective factors can increase your cognitive reserve and reduce your risk of developing dementia and associated diseases.

Certain life experiences determine one’s cognitive reserve and protective factors include: education, physical activity and mental and social activity. Well-known risk factors that can create vascular results or neuronal damage include an unhealthy diet, alcohol misuse, smoking, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

Ginkgo biloba has been one of the most widely researched herbs for the treatment and prevention of cognitive decline and is also known as a nutrient application for eye health. A number of trials have examined the effects of G. biloba in healthy cognitive intact older adults. It has been shown to be effective in improving memory and cognitive function in healthy adults. (1,2,3)

1. Stough C.et al. Neuropsychological changes after 30-day Ginkgo biloba administration in healthy participants. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 2001:4(2):131-134.

2. Elsabagh S, et al. Differential cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba after acute and chronic treatment in healthy young volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2005:179(2):437-466.

3. Kennedy DO, et al. The dose-dependent cognitive effects of acute administration of Ginkgo biloba to healthy young volunteers. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2000:151(4):416-423.

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“I have been tak­ing AIM Ginkgo­Sense since 1994 and like the fact that it has great antioxidant capabilities along with as­sisting good capillary blood flow to the eyes and mental clarities. I am now sixty years of age and can still read the Supplement Facts on the GinkgoSense label without reading glasses! I find that when I go off my GinkgoSense my vision starts to go a little blurry. I enjoy taking many of the other AIM products.”
—Rob Hetherington, AIM Director

AIM BarleyLife and the Cat

My husband Art signed up to AIM because of a cat. Seriously! It was a cat that brought green blessings to the Ottawa Valley. The animal’s owner was a Wholesale Member who took what is now known as AIM BarleyLife for his personal use only, and Art witnessed the healthy transformation of the man’s pet.

The cat was so riddled with arthritis that going to the litterbox was the only time he was mobile. Otherwise, he was just lying around, unable to jump on the sofa or bed, and the cat had to be carried upstairs. Within a few weeks of being fed the green juice powder, the cat was more like his old self again.

When Art saw the cat jumping up on the furniture again and moving all about, it really impressed him. There was no placebo, no positive suggestion and none of this “power of the mind” stuff in the cat. It was the greens!

Art signed up with AIM under the cat’s owner, not the cat, and came home one day with a 6-pack of this amazing green powder. He had seen its potential for improving health. Reaching Chairman’s Club in 2002 and then getting into the One Million Dollar Club proved him right about the potential for earning an income as well.

“AIM changed our lives, so thank you to the owners and staff for all the support throughout the years.”

When we started with AIM, I was working as a nurse and experiencing a lot of pain in my wrists from arthritis. I couldn’t even mow the lawn anymore. When I began taking BarleyLife, things changed.

During the first month, I could feel the joint pain diminishing and my energy increasing. At the same time, the headaches I usually had around my period became more frequent. Fortunately, I learned in a nutrition class that this was one of the symptoms of detoxification. I persevered and eventually the arthritis and headaches became a thing of the past.

Art and I started promoting the health benefits of BarleyLife. We couldn’t believe how many positive testimonials just kept on coming. And we were both in good health and had so much more energy, even after long days at markets or health shows, where we introduced so many people to AIM. Many of them are still our best friends.

That was more than twenty-five years ago. Art passed away in July 2009. He lived such a full life. AIM changed our lives, so thank you to the owners and staff for all the support throughout the years. And a BIG THANK YOU to my team (upline, downline and customers) for believing in the AIM products and a whole-food approach to supplement our nutrition.

On a final note, the cat lived for twenty-two years!

BE IN HARMONY AND STAY CURIOUS.
Klazina Ketting, Chairman’s Club Director

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

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The AIM Companies has been in business since 1982 and distributes whole-food powder concentrates (BarleyLife) and nutritional supplements through network marketing by our Members.

Supplemental calcium from CalciAIM

As the most common mineral in the body, calcium is required for strong bones, teeth and, yes, muscles. Yet most people do not get enough.

Supplementing with tablets or capsules can be a waste of money since the body cannot break them down easily, so most of the calcium is simply eliminated.

CalciAIM provides calcium in powder form, meaning the body can easily absorb it when taken as a beverage. And since the formula also contains nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin D and zinc, which are necessary for the body to properly absorb calcium, you will not find a better supplement than CalciAIM to increase your intake of this fundamental mineral.

Around 99 percent of body calcium (around two pounds) is stored in bones and teeth. The rest is primarily found in body fluids, such as blood. Your body depends on this additional source of calcium to assist in functions like muscular con­tractions. This
in­cludes regulating the rate of contractions of muscle in a vital organ—the heart.

If you are calcium deficient, your body begins to literally excavate it from your bones to use for other functions. Long-term removal of calcium results in the weakening of bone structure: osteoporosis. You never want to be calcium deficient.

As an example of the health risks of a calcium deficiency, Chairman’s Club Director Marilyn Shewfelt fractured both the tibia and fibula of her left leg. An X-ray revealed a clear one inch of osteoporotic bone (little or no bone density). “We started Marilyn on two servings of CalciAIM per day as soon as she was home from hospital,” explained her husband, Dr. John Shewfelt, Chairman’s Club Director and chiropractor. Twelve weeks later, when the surgeon examined new X-rays, he thought they were someone else’s. “Not only had the fractures healed well, but there was no evidence of osteoporosis in either bone!” John exclaimed. “CalciAIM continues to be a daily use product for both of us.”

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982. They offer whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements including CalciAIM.

Baby Jaxon Loves AIM BarleyLife

Star Sapphire Director Ron Murray became involved with The AIM Companies™ back in 1986 after relatives, Star Sapphire Directors Roger and Florie David, introduced AIM’s barley product to his family. Ron followed suit, sharing the health benefits of AIM to many people. “Nothing is more rewarding than being part of changing people’s lives in meaningful and growthful ways,” Ron stated.

Over the years, Ron witnessed that children whose mothers took BarleyLife right from pregnancy seemed to be head and shoulders above other kids, especially in terms of mental alertness, attention span and the ability to figure things out. Ron acknowledged that his daughter Natalie Murray, Blue Diamond Director, has done really well, having taken BarleyLife ever since she was a young girl. “I started when I was ten years old, so I know what it does for me,” Natalie acknowledged.

When Natalie became pregnant at the age of forty-one, she increased her BarleyLife intake to two to three times a day. “There were long working days, and I wasn’t eating well,” Natalie explained, “so I lived on BarleyLife, the Garden Trio and ProPeas during my pregnancy.”

“I always knew he would be a BarleyLife baby, raised from the womb.”

When Jaxon came into the world, Natalie decided to try giving him just a little powder on the end of her finger. He loved it. As he grew, Jaxon would eagerly go for the green-tipped finger. It wasn’t long before he was eating BarleyLife powder on a breakfast spoon, licking it clean and then saying, “Mom, mom, mom!” Translation: “I want more!”

Jaxon has a big, bright personality and is a very happy, chatty little boy,” Natalie stated. “He is a fast learner with a curious, adventurous spirit. At nine months he is a solid twenty-one pounds, ready to walk and currently has seven teeth. And he can do sit-ups! Since our family has taken AIM products for so long, we believe that it has given Jaxon the best start possible for a strong and healthy future.” And Jaxon’s grandparents, Ron and Lendy Murray, couldn’t be prouder of their little guy.

Eyes are said to be the window to the soul, and a look into Jaxon’s bright eyes reveals a knowing and attentive spirit. “People remark on what a happy and bright boy he is,” Natalie said. “I always knew he would be a BarleyLife baby, raised from the womb.”
With that said, BarleyLife has provided healthy nutrition for three generations of the Murray family.

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

 

AIM Northern Light Contest Standings

The 2017 Northern Lights contest offers cash and packages to the 2018 AIM Celebration in Toronto, Canada. A total of $75,000 in prizes will be awarded among the top 60 memberships. A minimum of 500 contest points allows a Member a chance at winning 1 of 60 prizes. Earning points involves business-building actions, such as sponsoring new Members, encouraging new and first-level existing downline to promote to higher AIM titles and increasing monthly Group Volume by 500 points.

As of midnight on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, here are the current top 60 leaders in the Northern Lights contest.  You have until December 31, 2017 to climb into one of the 60 top spots.

Membership Name points
Jada, Razia 1540
Jada, Muhammad 1346
Miller, Emma M. and Joseph W. 1079
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 800
Toft, Heidi Or Mike 702
Quantum Knowledge Pty Ltd 688
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 654
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 629
Weitsz, Vanessa 618
Upfold, Jon and Julie 610
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 577
Knipp, Cara D. 513
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 474
Peterson, Ralph S. 464
Rawls, Marlene and David 458
Paquin, Ginette 449
Greens For Life, Inc. 411
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 371
Bloemhof, Herman 362
Markotter, Elzette 353
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 350
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 337
Lim, Jian 326
Mohamed Helmy Abdella, Abdel Aziz 323
Bernhardt, Marsha and Lawrence P. 308
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 301
Warehouse, Natures 299
Kuret- Coetzer, Tanya 280
Vivienne Myburgh c/o Something Natural 263
Orlando, Wanda E. 260
Brogan, Lisa 259
Helm, Madaleine 256
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 245
Casavant, Monique 240
Bender, Lonnie and Brenda 236
Chupty, Fathima 234
M & M Healthy Sales Inc. 226
Borntrager, Rudy and Anna 217
Beachy, Eli E. and Martha 210
Bowers, Claudia 206
Sante 2000 205
King, Michael and Mary C. 204
Burkholder, Elaine and Michael 200
Avodah Financial, LLC 199
Baty, Erin and Michael 186
Maas, Liesl 186
Ponchot, Cynthia K. 186
Revolution Solution Inc. 184
Ramilas Healing Arts Clinic 183
Karolia, Raheema 176
Eicher, Delilah 175
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 174
De Villiers, Yolanda 166
The Natural Way Network 164
Seedat, Fatima 163
Jooste, Carey 159
van Den Bosch, Nieske Lydia 158
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 157
Vawda, Moonira 156

The World Is Big Enough for Two AIM Beet Products

The world really is big enough for two beet products made by The AIM Companies™. Red Rush and RediBeets are different enough that each one can inhabit its own niche without much overlap. On a daily basis, you could drink both products. The only side effect would be increased nutrition and nitric oxide levels, lower blood pressure, and more trips to the bathroom. However, let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you could only choose one. Which one should you choose? And why?

No one can answer that question but you. Each product has its own set of strengths and applications that can be tailored to meet specific needs. You first have to decide what your needs are and then choose which beet drink best suits them.

Nitric Oxide: If you want to choose a beet drink for the sole purpose of replenishing your nitric oxide levels, then Red Rush is your go-to drink. Red Rush’s specialty is the high amount of vegetable nitrate that gets converted into nitric oxide. (NO) However, if you’re not NO deficient and simply want to maintain your current NO levels, then drinking RediBeets will work just fine. Another suggestion for the athletes out there is to drink Red Rush on heavy training days and before events, but supplement RediBeets during your off days. You’ll be able to keep your nitric oxide levels up even when you don’t need the full boost Red Rush provides.

Price: It takes seven servings of RediBeets to equal the nitrate found in Red Rush, but seven servings of RediBeets is still slightly cheaper than one Red Rush. If you’re young or someone older who eats arugula daily and is teeming with nitric oxide and living on a budget, then you may not need Red Rush. RediBeets is an affordable way for a non-athlete to supplement with beets.

Taste: If you can’t stand the way beets taste, then try Red Rush for a different flavor.

Diet: If you’re trying to lose weight, then one serving of RediBeets has only fifteen calories. Red Rush packs one hundred.

Convenience: If you’re an athlete on the go, then Red Rush can provide you with the nitric oxide boost you need to naturally enhance performance. No need for measuring. No need to carry spoons or cups. No need to find a water source. Just open, drink and enjoy.

Enzymes: Red Rush is a juice that has been heated during processing and, therefore, does not contain the enzymes that RediBeets does. If you’re an enzyme enjoyer, RediBeets is your beverage.

The best thing to do is to test yourself with the Berkeley Nitric Oxide Test strips and see where you’re at. If your NO levels are depleted, Red Rush can quickly boost them. If you’re nitric oxide levels are at an acceptable level, then RediBeets is a cost-effective way to maintain. Red Rush is for depleted nitric oxide levels, high blood pressure, and feats of athleticism. RediBeets is for daily maintenance, enzymatic nutrition, and calorie-restrictive diets. It’s not RediBeets vs. Red Rush. It’s which beet product serves your specific needs best.

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982. They offer whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements including RediBeets and Red Rush.

Peak Endurance Shared with Team Cow

Shared by Cara Knipp, AIM Group Builder

Established in August 1973 by The Des Moines Register, RAGBRAI has since become the longest, largest and oldest recreational bicycle touring event in the world. It’s like “Woodstock” for cyclists, with over 18,000 riders registered to participate throughout the week of riding and events for RAGBRAI 2017.

The week prior to the festivities, I was fortunate to meet Scott Schoppert from Renner, South Dakota, one of the athletes who was participating in his fifth RAGBRAI. We shared a mutual interest: great health through all-natural, whole food. We have since then discovered we share another mutual interest—The AIM Companies™! Scott plans to become an AIM Wholesale Member as a result of our RAGBRAI experience, purchasing a Starter Pack and some Peak Endurance in his first order.

But wait . . . let’s back up the bike!

The week after I met Scott, I was able to join his Team Cow for three days of RAGBRAI. I pitched a tent with the team and got to share with them about The AIM Companies. I provided Peak Endurance to enhance their RAGBRAI riding experience. They loved it! I provided a pre-exercise concentration in the mornings (even filled some of their “water bottles” before they set out for their daily ride of 45–100 miles) and met them in the next town with a post-workout concentration to help them replenish and re-hydrate. While I waited for their arrival, I set up a display table on neighborhood street corners and offered free samples to hundreds of riders as they passed by. They were grateful . . . and energized. And my puppy Jazz got to tag along as well. We had a fantastic time and made many new friends. We’ll never forget our first RAGBRAI experience and the hospitality shown by Scott and his team. Hopefully they will never forget us and the energizing power of Peak Endurance. Go Team Cow!

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982. They offer whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements including Peak Endurance with Peak ATP®.