Nutrition that Works!

This past year, a few staff members of The AIM Companies™ took a closer look at BarleyLife’s potent “Nutrition That Works!” Now we cannot tell you the proprietary secrets that create these one-of-a-kind greens, but we can let you in on some interesting details that will always keep our competitors at a substandard step behind us. So let’s go to the nutritional heart of the matter: a barley grass cell.

An Insider’s Look

Very few people get to see the cellular insides of a blade of green barley.

Inside a cell of barley grass, it’s a city of activity. Imagine a large group of city workers (enzymes) doing all of their in­dividual jobs. Enzymes are protein structures that work to make things happen in an organized and controlled manner.

When you crush the cells of young barley plants to make a juice powder, all that control is destroyed. It’s as though a riot is created because the enzymes suddenly turn into demolition workers out to destroy and take things apart.

A Chilling Experience

The only way to gain back control in the heat of such destruction is to quickly lower the temperature. Cooling the riot, so to speak, basically slows everything down until all the action nearly comes to a standstill. This allows the crushed grass to be dried while maintaining the attributes of freshly squeezed juice.

Keeping It Fresh

We have to use freshly cut barley grass that is not too dried out. If the grass is not quickly processed, you’d be drinking a glass of garbage, not grass.

The aim is to capture all of the fresh nutrients. For example, when you mow your lawn and chew on a blade of grass, that’s the fresh taste and flavor that is being recreated in the juice powder—minus the fiber you cannot digest. The cold preserves the quality and benefits of the nutrients, in­cluding those volatile enzymes, in freshly cut barley grass. This makes BarleyLife a convenient “stir it up and drink it” powder that brims with an extra­ordinary concentration of plant nutrients.

However, unlike fruit and vegetable juices that remain tasty and nutritious after being left in a glass for some time, grass juice goes bad quickly due to the high level of enzymatic activity. So drink your glass of fresh grass soon after you mix it, and enjoy the incredible health benefits from BarleyLife.

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

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

Reboot Your Gut Health with 3 Billion Live Cells from FloraFood

Thinking back twenty years ago, did you know what a probiotic was? In 1999 AIM introduced FloraFood capsules, each con­taining 1 billion colony-forming units from a combination of Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum. The belief in probiotics has changed dramatically over the past five years, and there has been an explosion of new ideas about the role that gut bacteria and the microbiome play in our health with the supplementation of probiotics.

There are hundreds of bacterial species living with our bodies with around 100 trillion microbial cells, which outnumber our own cells by 10 : 1. Microbiome live all over our bodies (inside and out), with the gut microbiota being the largest reservoir of microbiota in the body which specifically impacts the following aspects of our biology:

  •  Digestion
  • Metabolism and body weight
  • Neurological health
  • Cognition
  • Emotional well-being
  • Immune response
  • Reproductive health

That’s the reason why we need to protect our gut by taking a daily probiotic. This month, AIM will release a new and improved FloraFood, guaranteeing you 3 billion CFU (colony-forming units) per capsule of the three bacteria in the original formula. The larger dose of these three species will provide you more gut protection and improved digestive functioning.

I love getting more friendly bacteria into my body, especially for the same price. Three times the amount of probiotics at no extra cost!
—Rica Gerhardt, Ashton, ON

Many analogize the gut as being like an inner garden with bacteria living in it, so like any good ecosystem, we need to feed it the right nutrients to keep it thriving and flourishing. Prebiotics are one such nutrient that feed and ensure the gut bacteria proliferate in that inner garden. Prebiotics are found in fermented vegetables, green bananas, sweet potatoes, onions, asparagus, leeks, plus good sources of fiber such as AIM Herbal Fiberblend and AIM fit ’n fiber that contain dandelion root extract and artichoke leaf extract.

Probiotics exist in two primary forms: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. There are many other varieties and strains available, but these are the two main ones.

Before industrialization when no refrig­eration existed and there was little food processing, people were able to obtain plenty of foods that boost immune system and maintain healthy gut flora by eating pickled, cured and fermented foods.

Nowadays with refrigeration and the overuse of antibiotics, coupled with antibacterial products, stress, poor sleep and no time for exercise, people are experiencing imbalances between beneficial and undesirable bacteria in the digestive tract, leading to a host of health problems.

I trust the quality of FloraFood and take it daily. It keeps my immune system strong, so I stay healthy even when I’m surrounded by people who are ill.
—Diane Vezina, Ottawa, ON

Specifically, gut inflammation can lead to autoimmune diseases and illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, food sensitivities and allergies. The well accepted gut-brain axis concept is now termed by the medical profession as the microbiota-gut-brain axis. Researchers have found that probiotic therapy appears to be an interesting adjuvant in the dietetic management of celiac disease, since sufferers have lower levels of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.1

The future of probiotics continues to excite with Harvard researchers recently announcing that certain strains of bacteria may affect the microbiome makeup to aid athletic performance. Other researchers propose that our gut bacteria should be viewed as an epigenetic entity. That is, the gut bacteria makeup regulates how your genes are expressed (positively or negatively). 2

References

1 Fernando de Sousa Moraes, L et al. Intestinal Microbiota and Probiotics in Celiac Disease, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, July 2014, Vol 27, Number 3, p. 482-489.

2 Stilling, R.M, Dinan T.G, Cryan, J.F. Microbial genes, brain and behaviour – epigenetic regulation of the gut-brain axis. Genes, Brain and Behavior Journal. Vol 13, Jan 2014, p. 69-84.

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

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Actions aren’t everything; your words can also motivate people.

Encouragement is becoming a faded word in today’s world. We generally don’t receive any sort of encouragement that motivates us to work harder anymore. This is why we need to remember to encourage others by giving them innovative ideas and positive reinforcement. Inspire them to dream of better possibilities

Using words of encouragement to show how much you believe in your team Members—your indispensible downline—will help them realize that you have faith in them. This makes the motivation objective that much easier.

Most of the time, people are limited to their own thoughts and ideas. Unable to think beyond a certain limit, they cannot walk the path of unconventional ways. As a result, their dreams are always curbed. These limitations need to be removed from the minds of your team. Stimulate them to think big by offering new ideas to consider. Fresh and innovative ways of action will make them cross that barrier of limitation.

The Power of Praise

Appreciating people is an integral part of motivation. It is very important to shower praise upon new AIM Members on your team when they reach a new level in the AIM Member Income Plan. As well, never forget to praise those who have done superb jobs but have yet to reach their full potential that will take them to the next level. Your signs of appreciation will boost their self-confidence and enthusiasm for continuing to build their network. Being appreciated is often more important than a promotion to most people, so showing your appreciation is one of the keys to motivating your team.

We love to be praised for whatever we do. Keeping this in mind, if you appreciate individuals because of their efforts, whatever the results may be, you are also affirming their skills and abilities. Being recognized for one’s efforts is vital to being motivated.

Your team needs to see you as a leader, skilled enough to be followed and able to lead from the front. Your actions should not only inspire them, your words must encourage and motivate them on their way to becoming future leaders.

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

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

Will you be one of the winners in AIM’s Northern Lights Contest?

ONLY 17 DAYS ARE LEFT in the Northern Lights international AIM contest! A total of $75,000 in cash and 2018 Celebration Packages is available and you have through December 31 to earn your prize.

Find below a listing of the top 60 Memberships in the running for contest prizes as of 11:59 p.m. MT, December 13. You have 17 days to continue earning contest points by 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!

REMEMBER, a minimum of 500 contest points allows you a chance at winning 1 of 60 prizes.

AIM Membership Points
Miller, Joseph W. and Emma M. 8885
Rawls, Marlene and David 4555
Peterson, Ralph S. 3858
Jada, Muhammad 3502
Jada, Razia 3469
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 2875
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 2583
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 2228
Greens For Life, Inc. 2106
Bloemhof, Herman 2052
Quantum Knowledge Pty, Ltd. 1898
Weitsz, Vanessa 1832
Markotter, Elzette 1783
Upfold, Jon and Julie 1652
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 1612
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 1606
Toft, Heidi and Mike 1558
* 1395
van der Walt, Erna 1325
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 1212
Vivienne Myburgh c/o Something Natural 1180
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 1130
Knipp, Cara D. 1095
Borntrager, Rudy and Anna 1030
Kuret-Coetzer, Tanya 992
Lim, Jian 931
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 928
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 926
M & M Healthy Sales, Inc. 923
De Villiers, Yolanda 906
Paquin, Ginette 894
Kritzinger, Benita 875
Helm, Madaleine 852
Vawda, Moonira 822
Du Toit, Rene 822
King, DC, Susan M, 804
Adam, Sylvie 762
JMK Marketing 725
Fry, Matthew D. and Ruth M. 697
Forrest, Andrena 644
Yoder, Elmer A. and Barbara J. 636
Odendaal, Mabet 568
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 568
Casavant, Monique 544
Maas, Liesl 498
Berry, Sandy 478
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 472
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 470
The Natural Way Network 469
Revolution Solution, Inc. 465
Brogan, Lisa 449
Stoltzfus, Rose A. and David 438
Van Staden, Deirdre 435
Avodah Financial, LLC 435
Pearson, Michelle 420
Marais, Hanro 418
DMR Enterprises 416
Baty, Erin and Michael 414
Swartzentruber, Amos and Barbara B. 413
Kleiner, Jason D/B/A Omnimark Enterprises 411
*Membership wishes to remain anonymous

We look forward to seeing you at AIM’s 2018 Diamonds Aglow Celebration in Toronto, Canada, from July 12 thru 15.

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

AIM Changed My Life

Shared by Sandy Berry, Group Builder in Tarlton, South Africa

In 2017, I listened to an AIM presentation from Royal Emerald Director Madaleine Helm that addressed a number of health issues. My own included osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and anemia along with hot flashes that disappeared only five days after I started taking BarleyLife and using Renewed Balance.

Shortly afterward, I found out that my seven-year-old daughter, Hayley, had
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Having her tested for food sensitivities revealed she had celiac disease as well. I put her on a variety of AIM products, including BarleyLife Xtra, CoCoa LeafGreens and FloraFood. As for changing her diet, I removed anything that contained gluten. For good measure, we are busy eliminating dairy as well.

Two months later, my twenty-six-year-old daughter, Tarryn, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I gave her BarleyLife, Herbal Fiberblend, Frame Essentials and Peak Endurance as well as Renewed Balance. These products have helped her to
feel better.

As for Hayley, seven months of being on the AIM products has made a huge improvement in her well-being. I can almost say she is a different child. She’s not so aggressive anymore. And she falls asleep within fifteen minutes instead of the three hours it used to take. I really notice that her concentration is much better. Overall, Hayley is just a far more pleasant little girl. Giving her AIM products is of utmost importance to me because I believe she’s getting the best support available.

To share what AIM products mean to me and my family, I decided to study AIM’s online courses to learn more about them and how the company works. You cannot promote AIM products if you have no idea what they can do for you or how the body works. I graduated from the AIM Academy in April, so now I have a better understanding of how the body needs AIM nutrition to function optimally.

I hope that more people will educate themselves and help give other people the best possible health solutions. I will always try to increase my own knowledge so that I can give the best of myself to everyone I meet. If I can help just one person, I’ll feel I have accomplished my goal in life. This is why I now sell AIM products to all who want to better their health.

Thank you to Madaleine Helm and The AIM Companies™ for changing my life. I am truly blessed.

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

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

Festive Season or Stressful Season?

It is hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. It’s been an eventful year to say the least. And December is filled with festivities that usually demand a fair bit of attention, so even the final month of the calendar may be jam-packed and challenging.

Anyone who has shopped for presents, spent money they cannot afford, made preparations for Christmas dinner or plans for New Year’s Eve probably understands that the experience is not always joyous in spite of the underlying message that it’s supposed to be.

For many people who embrace the festivities with family and friends, there may be long-distance journeys involved, which can be expensive, stressful and tiring because it’s the high season of travel: long lineups, crowds, flight delays, missing baggage and lost sense of humor. For those who are alone this time of year, it is often a time that brings on the blues.

Whether you’re a willing participant in any of the festivities this time of year or an “I’m not buying into it” observer, there is always something there to remind you that it’s happening. Believer or not, you either experience or are witness to the stress in the mad dashes to decorate, purchase presents and baste the turkey, all of which mask the true meaning of a holiday such as Christmas.

The AIM Companies™ and its Members believe in taking advantage of “Nutrition That Works!” to boost both body and spirit even more so during this festive and feast-filled season.

Supplementing the Feasts

Participating in an overindulgence of food and drink over the holidays, many people reject the idea of needing any added nutrients to their waistlines. And then there are those who totally understand that stuffing yourself like a turkey does not mean you are giving your body the nutrition it actually needs.

Throughout the year and especially around feasting occasions, supplemental nutrition from natural food concentrates such as BarleyLife greens and ProPeas vegetable protein support a healthy body and spirit. And for festive overeaters, the digestive enzymes in PrepZymes and the friendly bacteria in FloraFood will help to stop digestive system overload from the inside out.

A Side Dish of Composure

When all is not calm and bright and the festive season turns into a stressful season, you may lose your composure—that feeling of being relaxed and in control of your emotions. To help keep you level-headed, reach for a bottle of Composure. A serving of its soothing herbs can bring about inner peace even in the most stressful of situations and contribute to a much-needed, refreshing sleep.

And may the end of the year be a festive time for you and your loved ones.

Champions Forever with AIM

If you are a fan of the television program America’s Got Talent (AGT), then you have probably seen one of the most amazing acts to ever appear on the show: Bruce and Diane Crevier and their—count them—twelve children performing their “Spin-tacular Basketball Show”.

The road to AGT has been a long one for the Creviers. Their determination to succeed has meant a lot of miles, sacrifices and worn-out vehicles along the way: Honda Civics, mini-vans, fifteen passenger vans and a variety of motor homes up to their current mode of transport: a forty-five-foot tour bus, as the family travels and performs all over the world.

The Crevier Mission

It’s not just about being impressively entertaining. At the heart of their perfor­mances is a nonprofit mini­stry, “Champions Forever Ministries”, with a message. The family goes out of its way to encourage people to win at the game of life. As the inspirational words on the homepage of their website proclaim, it is their goal, “To know Jesus Christ, and to make Him known. To use our talents and resources to inspire, encourage, equip, and challenge youth and adults to become Champions in the Game of Life!”

The Spinning Beginning

It all began with Bruce’s childhood. He comes from a family of twelve children! Being the eleventh of twelve, he had ten older brothers and sisters who all played sports. His older brothers went to college and roomed with a guy who could spin a basketball. The brothers brought that skill home and taught their younger sister, Tanya, how to spin. Tanya learned and got good at spinning and dribbling basketballs. Tanya is ten years older than Bruce, and when Bruce was just seven years old, Tanya taught him to spin a basketball on his finger. Seeing his brothers and sisters excel in sports fueled his desire to be a great athlete, but he was never the fastest or the most talented on any team. What he lacked in size and talent, he made up for working hard and practicing. His fascination with doing tricks with basketballs inspired him to practice for thousands of hours. After many years of practice, he put these skills together into an entertaining show that has taken him all over the USA and to over 40 countries around the world.

As Bruce’s family grew, he taught these skills to his wife, Diane, and their twelve children, and today, the family brings a whole new dimension to the “Spin-tacular Basketball Show”! It is no surprise that the Creviers performed for game 3 of the 2015 NBA Finals, game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals, and went all the way to Radio City Music Hall and performed for the finals of AGT. As a five-time world record holder, Bruce can spin twenty-one basketballs at the same time and can spin one basketball without a break for over twenty-two hours! This talent gives him an avenue into the hearts of people of all ages. Today they not only entertain, but use their talent as a platform to share a message of hope in schools, churches, community and business organizations, parades, prisons, basketball halftime shows, and anywhere else you can dribble and spin a basketball!

The Road to AIM

When Bruce and Diane were first married, they made it their goal to live a healthy lifestyle. They received a juicer as a wedding gift, and cleaned up their diet. With their new juicer, they would make fresh vegetable juice as often as possible. This included carrot juice, green juice, beet juice and any other juice that could benefit their active lifestyle, their traveling, and their Spin-tacular Basketball Show. Even though juicing fresh veggies can be time consuming and messy, they were seeing the many health benefits. This compelled them to start feeding it to their growing family, but their travel schedule made it difficult to keep up their juicing regimen on the road. Besides, who wants to travel with a large juicer and 50 pounds of carrots? The couple prayed about it, and years ago, found a company that sells one of the most nutrient-packed juice powders in the world! This company takes the mess and headache out of juicing! Enter The AIM Companies™! Bruce and Diane give all the credit to God for their lifestyle. He put it on their heart to exercise, eat right and have AIM products as a large part in keeping their family healthy and their bodies in top shape.

Bruce and Diane were inspired to take the Garden Trio, becoming Preferred Mem­bers whose upline are Mike and Heidi Toft, AIM Directors. Because of the many health benefits and ease of taking their products, Bruce contacted the head office regarding a sponsorship. It is also no surprise that they were signed up as the very first AIM-Sponsored Group.

Having this “Spin-tacular” family as part of the AIM team gives The AIM Companies™ a “Bounce” in their step, and yet another positive “Spin” for getting the word out to the world that AIM Independent Distributors are truly “Champions” and purveyors of Nutrition that Works!

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

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