Earn Contest Points thru 2017 to Win One of 60 Northern Lights Contest Prizes

It is now mid-October, and there is an end point to adding contest points in sight: December 31, 2017. This means two-and-one-half months are left in the Northern Lights Contest, so there’s still time to be among the top 60 memberships that win prizes. A total of $75,000 in cash and 2018 Celebration Packages is up for grabs!

Below are the top Memberships in the running for contest prizes as of 11:59 p.m. MT October 11. But this could change – there are several Memberships right behind you! Keep increasing your Group BVP, sponsoring new Members, encouraging your newly-sponsored Members to continue placing orders and having new and existing first-level Members promote to higher titles! We hope to see all of you in Toronto, Canada for AIM’s 2018 Diamonds Aglow Celebration, July 12-15.

Membership Name Points
Miller,  Joseph W. and Emma M. 3504
Jada, Razia 2526
Jada, Muhammad 2518
Rawls, Marlene and David 1822
Peterson, Ralph S. 1743
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 1719
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 1593
Quantum Knowledge Pty. Ltd. 1378
Toft, Heidi and Mike 1268
Markotter, Elzette 1157
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 1141
Weitsz, Vanessa 1053
Greens For Life Inc. 1026
Upfold, Jon and Julie 1013
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 987
Knipp, Cara D. 963
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 951
* 887
Paquin, Ginette 783
Borntrager, Rudy and Anna 740
Bloemhof, Herman 736
Myburgh c/o Something Natural, Vivienne 702
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 645
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 636
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 617
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 606
Forrest, Andrena 557
M and M Healthy Sales Inc. 551
Lim, Jian 546
Du Toit, Rene 526
Helm, Madaleine 522
Kuret- Coetzer, Tanya 475
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 452
Vawda, Moonira 445
Maas, Liesl 427
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 409
Adam, Sylvie 404
Kritzinger, Benita 398
King. DC, Susan M. 386
Casavant, Monique 370
The Natural Way Network 369
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 363
Brogan, Lisa 359
De Villiers, Yolanda 358
Revolution Solution Inc. 342
Bowers, Claudia 335
Ramilas Healing Arts Clinic 331
Yoder, Elmer A. and Barbara J. 325
Ponchot, Cynthia K 321
Warehouse, Natures 312
Karolia, Raheema 312
Durrant, Janine 308
King, Michael and Mary C 308
Fausett, Grant and Heather 306
Seedat, Fatima 306
Orlando, Wanda E 297
Bernhardt, Marsha and Lawrence P 290
Burkholder, Elaine and Michael 290
Baty, Erin and Michael 287
Berry, Sandy 287
* Membership wishes to remain anonymous.

Alex Garb at Her 2nd World Roller Championship

Back in August 2016, Alexandra Frisk became the first Canadian AIM-Sponsored Athlete, having been selected as a goalie on the Canadian women’s roller hockey team. Team Canada won the world championship held in Italy in June 2016.

Since then, Alex has been a busy young lady: going to school, playing goalie on her college hockey team in Alberta, moving back to British Columbia, continuing her education for a career in optometry and getting married. Coincidentally, Alex was offered a goalie position on the 2017 Canada Inline Team on May 28: the day after her wedding.

Alex has taken on the last name of her husband, Matthew Garb, who plays for Team Canada’s men’s roller hockey. Both Alex and Matt will compete at the World Roller Games during the first week of September in Nanjing, China. (Note: The results of this world championship will be published in the November issue of Living Well magazine.)

Back in 2015, AIM Chairman’s Club Director Dr. Lanny Donald had introduced AIM products to Alex when she had her wisdom teeth removed. BarleyLife helped before and after surgery, and Alex continued to use it because she wasn’t taking any vitamins. Alex stated, “I knew it also had a lot of other nutrients that would help me as a student athlete.”

Coming on board as an AIM-Sponsored Athlete allows Alex a monthly supply of complimentary AIM products, which have really made a positive difference in regard to her academic and athletic challenges. With BarleyLife at the core of her supplemental program, Alex takes a variety of AIM products, including AIMega, GinkgoSense and Red Rush.

AIMega delivers the omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids that every cell in her body requires on a daily basis. GinkgoSense keeps Alex mentally sharp for her demanding studies and helps her to maintain good circulation. Red Rush delivers a nitric-oxide boost of stamina that gives Alex a competitive edge.

“I’m so grateful for support from The AIM Companies™ and the nutritional benefits of AIM products,” Alex acknowledged.

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements like BarleyLife, AIMega, GinkgoSense and Red Rush.

Education with a Nutritional Advantage

Healthy lunches, snack foods and beverages can make a difference in the physical and mental performance of students. That’s why many schools are making changes as to what is available in school cafeterias and vending machines.Healthy lunches, snack foods and beverages can make a difference in the physical and mental performance of students. That’s why many schools are making changes as to what is available in school cafeterias and vending machines.

A 2017 paper entitled “School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance” shows schools that contract with vendors providing healthy school lunches have a student population that scores higher on achievement tests. Such results support the long-argued medical and nutrition literature that a healthy diet can improve cognitive function.

Student services at the University of British Columbia easily lay out the physical and mental benefits of eating well:

  • More energy
  • Consistent energy levels throughout the day
  • Feel full longer
  • Healthy weight management
  • Stronger bones and muscles
  • Improved immune system
  • Improved ability to focus on tasks like studying and writing

But let’s face it, no matter what their age, most students will not eat well consistently. That is where moms and dads can step in and give their children of all ages an education with the nutritional advantage of AIM supplements.

Introducing AIM products into the lives of children can make a huge difference in their physical health and academic performance throughout their schooling. The following are just a few of many healthy choices in the AIM lineup.

Essential Fatty Acids

Omega-3 is one of two essential fatty acids (EFAs) that must come from dietary intake because the human body cannot produce them. The second is omega-6, which often comes from unhealthy food sources, such as fast foods and processed snacks, cookies and crackers made with refined vegetable oils, so most people get more omega-6 than omega-3. AIMega delivers a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 from an organic seed-oil source. Every cell in you and your child’s body requires a healthy balance of these EFAs to function optimally.

Greens

Students of all ages may not eat (or refuse to eat) enough vegetables. BarleyLife Xtra, a naturally sweet choice of greens, and CoCoa LeafGreens, chocolaty greens, can provide this missing link to good health.  These concentrated powders offer an unsurpassed source of plant-based nutrition to supplement the all-too-frequent poor diets of students.

Send your children back to school with an AIM advantage.

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements like AIMega, BarleyLife Xtra and CoCoa LeafGreens.

The Heavy Weight on Children

The World Health Organi­zation states childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the twenty-first century with 2015 statistics showing that the global number of overweight children under five years of age is over forty-two million.

Since the 1970s, the percentage of obese children in the USA has more than tripled. Today, statistics indicate that one in three children in North America is overweight or obese. And the likelihood is that half all these children will be obese adults.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines obesity as having excess body fat and overweight as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water or a combination of these factors. However you define the two terms, it puts children at risk for health problems that used to be seen only in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Even with all of the scary numbers and likely negative results, the fact is that obesity can be prevented or reversed. Parents are encouraged to help their children make a couple of healthy lifestyle changes and enact them together as a family.

Reduce Screen Time

We live in a world where the majority of children spend more time looking at TVs, video games, computers, tablets and smartphones than gazing up at the sky and being physically active beneath it. Limit their screen time and increase physical activity time outdoors.

If all family members regularly disconnect from their gadgets, it opens the door to connecting with each other. And that’s the most important connection of all.

Increase Healthy Nutrition

Eating the right food is one of the simplest ways to stay healthy and maintain an ideal weight. Fruit and vegetables should make up 50 percent of the meal on every plate. Getting creative in the kitchen so that children ask for healthy food is a step worth taking.

AIM can provide supplemental help. Whole-food powders such as CoCoa LeafGreens and ProPeas create a healthy chocolate drink that delivers stomach-filling pea protein and nutrient-packed greens. Getting your kids to ask for BarleyLife or naturally sweet BarleyLife Xtra may be one of the healthiest lifestyle changes you can do for them.

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982.

Not Just Survive, But Thrive!

Shared by Mike and Heidi Toft, AIM Directors

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world,
and that is an idea whose time has come.”

                                                       –Victor Hugo

I love the fact that if we are still breathing, we have an opportunity to create change. It is never too late to do what you want to do. And there is no time like the present. Catchy phrases are nice, but action is what makes your dream materialize. And if your dream is to help people live well, AIM will help you get there.

We were first introduced to AIM’s juice powder of barley grass in 1998. My dad had been diagnosed with lymphoma. The side effects of the proposed treatment were not ones that my dad was ready to live with. My parents, AIM Directors Larry and Marsha Bernhardt, began to research a holistic approach and were led to The AIM Companies™. I watched as they began to live a radical lifestyle of raw, organic foods and vitamin and mineral supplementation.

Their courage to go this alternative route inspired me, after our third miscarriage, to try a different approach to my hormone deficiencies. Although I know our three children were mostly answers to a lot of prayer, I give much credit to AIM also. Through the years, my mom has made sure we were never without BarleyLife, frequently giving it to us at no cost. We fell in love with other AIM products too. Sometimes we could afford them, but many times they were gifts from my mother, who often gave away BarleyLife to help people in ministry be healthy.

Those who are called to ministry, especially in the role of pastor, will face many challenges. One of these challenges is to remain healthy. It is easy for stress management and healthy lifestyle choices to fall low on the priority list until it is too late and good health has been compromised.

In the summer of 2015, we decided to take action in this area, and I became an AIM Member, promising to be faithful in taking my supplements. I ordered business cards and planned to share the products and build a business. I already had the passion for good health. Through my own health struggles I had learned quite a bit and desired to see other people reach good health.

And then the fight of our lives began.

The church that Mike pastored had some serious problems brewing. We kept up with our AIM supplements as we intended, but there didn’t seem to be mind space left for starting a business. I often looked longingly at my pretty business cards sitting on the shelf and hoped for my second chance. Hope is a powerful thing. Hope is not action, but it does keep the possibility of future action afloat until it is time to act. Our time came in 2017.

Every year, Mike and I each choose a word for the year— a word that encompasses how we want to grow for the next twelve months. Without knowing it, we both chose the same word for 2017: THRIVE! We were excited. We were not going to just survive, we were going to thrive. Little did we know that within two weeks, our family would experience the darkest and most difficult trial of our lives.

I once read that not always telling all the details of your story is the more tasteful choice, and that is what I will choose here. But anyone who has endured the path of complicated grief will understand how difficult it was to consciously make the choice each day to thrive. At the same time, the church problems had only advanced, and it was time to make some big life decisions.

The AIM idea came to both Mike and I one day in March. We started to research what made The AIM Companies so desirable. We spoke with really helpful people from the company, we discussed our plans with family and friends and we prayed about it. We found the AIM Academy on our Member home page and both of us completed our Living Well Coach certifications. We spent the month of March envisioning a future helping people live well.

“Through my own health struggles I had learned quite a bit and desired to see other people reach good health.”

On April 3, we opened for business. We decided that Team Toft would be all about building relationships with people while we coached them on their living well journey. We found that when you get people to talk about their health, they open up about their life. We also found that there are many people who aren’t feeling well and many people who are hurting from the circumstances of life. We committed to pray for each member of Team Toft to thrive. We love the Healthy Cell Concept that challenges us all to reevaluate the choices we make in what we eat, how we think, what we allow into our environment and in why we exercise and supplement with the superior products from AIM. We are most excited when we hear that someone is experiencing improved health.

Realizing that it was time to move on, Mike chose to step down as pastor of the church, where we had been serving for eight years. Our passion is to help people be the best version of themselves by living well and finding God’s purpose for their lives. Because of AIM, God has given us more “work” in this area than ever before. We are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.

We hope our story gives some late bloomers (like us) out there the inspiration they need to reignite any fires that have been smothered by circumstances. The decision to thrive is yours. Perhaps the time has come for your idea.

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

Help People Make Healthy Decisions

For Ruth Overholt, the key to health is simple: keep your colon clean and add nutrients to your diet. This simple philosophy guided Ruth and her late husband, Andrew, for over thirty years as they helped people make healthy decisions with the assistance of The AIM Companies™. For Ruth Overholt, the key to health is simple: keep your colon clean and add nutrients to your diet. This simple philosophy guided Ruth and her late husband, Andrew, for over thirty years as they helped people make healthy decisions with the assistance of The AIM Companies™. Both Andrew and Ruth grew up on a farm where they learned the value of hard work and eating healthily. Ruth recalled, “Growing and eating vegetables is one thing I was raised to believe was very important. We lived a healthy life in that way.”

Once the Overholts got married and began raising a family, they maintained a store that became known around their southern Indiana community as a place to buy fresh citrus fruit. However, despite their background of eating fresh food off the land, it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that the Overholts discovered BarleyLife and began making intentional healthy choices. Ruth continued, “Andrew suffered a lot from allergies, flus, colds and bronchitis. When the weather got cold, Andrew would get sick. We later discovered that you don’t have to live like that.”

The first half of Ruth’s theory of health was influenced by Andrew’s Rejuvenation Therapy Clinic, which served health needs through colonics and distribution of Herbal Fiberblend. It was through this avenue that the Overholts really began to see their AIM business grow. Andrew believed that his own example of keeping his colon cleansed through the use of Herbal Fiberblend was a large part of why people continued to come back for more products.

Today, Ruth has plenty of reasons to still believe in her philosophy of health. At eighty-nine years of age, Ruth is not on any medications and does not suffer from any sort of bodily aches or pains. In fact, she still occasionally helps her daughter with housecleaning jobs and has plenty of energy for the people in her life.

Making healthy choices with AIM products did not just benefit Andrew and Ruth. It also gave their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a legacy of health to appreciate and build upon in their own lives. Ruth concluded, “The Lord is blessing me every day.”

—Ruth Overholt,  Chairman’s Club Director

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

Best Practices as an AIM Member

by Melanie Zeluf, AIM Royal Emerald Director

It has always been my high honor and great privilege to be a part of AIM. This is in the forefront of my mind and heart whenever I share the AIM products and business opportunity with others. We are independent distributors representing AIM. Whether sharing one-on-one in an impromptu setting or at a market or meeting, the guiding principles should be the same. This is what I perceive to be best practices in my role as AIM Member:

1. Professional conduct. Reliance on AIM-approved materials. Personalized care and attention to detail. Really listen to what the client is expressing or asking.

2. Adherence to legal parameters. Avoid making claims of cures or mitigation of symptoms. Rather stressing wellness, self-stewardship and whole-body health through improving one’s nutritional profile.

3. Identifying Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Vegan and Kosher products as well as those with assigned NPNs in Canada when appropriate.

4. Distribution of AIM’s Membership Agreement to prospective new Members as part of a sign-up package.

5. Be clear in sharing, when people ask, that AIM has not pursued organic certifications, but the AIM products are grown under organic standards. (AIM has a couple of articles on this topic which I always keep handy as this is a commonly asked question.)

6. Accompany product samples and new customer purchases with detoxification and product specific datasheets to provide product instructions and a healthy serving of caution regarding the possible symptoms of detoxification.

7. Liberally dispense business cards so contacts at public venues can follow up in the future. Because of the nature of these sometimes fleeting contacts, many people are justifiably guarded regarding sharing personal information.

8. The beauty of public venues like markets is that potential new Members initiate the contact, so there is automatically some degree of interest which can then be fueled.

9. Always maintain credibility by admitting if you don’t know something and committing to finding out. A prompt response by reviewing AIM literature or accessing AIM’s Live Chat on the website is always well received.

10. I attempt to customize the timing of sharing and emphasis on AIM’s business opportunity based on the expressed, pressing needs of the person who I am sharing with. In other words, I exercise tempered restraint of my unrelenting exuberance for everyone to know and experience AIM as I have for the past thirty years!

Amidst some of the aforementioned formalities, let your passion and compassion shine through. The timeless adage, “People want to know that you care before they care what you know” still holds true.

Simultaneously, it is essential to challenge yourself to lifelong learning at the AIM Academy and comprehensive basic training for all Members. Embark on it, proceed at your own pace and revisit the content as needed. It’s a wonderful confidence-building tool on anatomy, physiology, the products and the AIM business opportunity. Upon completion, you will have another title at the end of your name: Living Well Coach.