Relief from Urinary Tract Infections

Rosie

Shared by Rosie Reichert, AIM Preferred Member, San Antonio, Texas

I suffered for over fifteen years with symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Having been diagnosed with fibromyalgia as well, the years were filled with discomfort whenever I had to urinate and severe pain in my back, legs, pelvis, and kidneys. It was difficult for me to walk or physically do much of anything.

I took many medications, including antibiotics, saw my doctor monthly, and had several hydrodistention of the bladder procedures for my urinary issues. But there was no relief from the pain. Nothing helped.

My son Daniel, an RN in a hospital intensive care unit, became concerned that I was taking so many antibiotics that eventually they would become ineffective against the bacteria causing the infections. He was right. Over time, nothing helped to stop the recurring UTIs. I was so discouraged, depressed, and tired of having no relief month after month, year after year.

I mentioned my health problems to my Destiny Church friends, Yoli Huron (Star Sapphire Director) and Marta King (Group Builder). They encouraged me to try AIM products, sharing several testimonials of Members who experienced relief from pain and improved their health.

In December 2011, I began taking AIM BarleyLife® and AIM Composure®, and later added AIM CranVerry®+, specifically for the UTIs, and AIM FloraFood®, for the healthy bacteria that I truly believed helped me so much. Within two months, I began to feel the positive effects of taking these natural supplements. Today I am free from UTIs and doing so much better with the fibromyalgia. Thank you, Jesus, for leading me to AIM products through my friends at Destiny Church.

I am also so grateful for Dr. Yu-Shiaw Chen (Chairman’s Club Director), who has given me so much inspiration through her webinars and private classes in Stony Brook, New York. I call her book, Healthy Eating Wholesome Living, my healthy Bible. I am taking AIM fit ’n fiber™, AIM ProPeas™, and AIM GlucoChrom™, and I have lost thirteen pounds. Dr. Chen encourages me to continue with my goal to lose weight.

On a final note, I thank AIM for giving us all the best products ever because they do give results.

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

FloraFood and PrepZymes: Stronger Apart

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Even though AIM provides products that can be taken with most others, two AIM products really don’t get along. Like two talented people who cannot work together but individually produce excellent work, AIM FloraFood® and AIM PrepZymes® must be kept separated to be mutually effective.

Both work wonders for your digestive and immune systems, supporting overall good health. The enzymes in PrepZymes not only help to digest food, they provide supplemental enzymes needed for literally thousands of essential chemical reactions in your body. The friendly bacteria in FloraFood promote a healthy balance of intestinal flora and pH, while helping to produce vitamins and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of these natural health products.

But if you take FloraFood and PrepZymes at the same time, the internal battle begins. Without perceptive brains (or any brain matter for that matter), enzymes simply start to digestively devour FloraFood, destroying the equally brainless bacteria that have only your healthy interests at heart. What a waste of effort (and money)!

Taken separately at different mealtimes allows FloraFood and PrepZymes to get their work done without any mean-spirited interference or supposed superiority. So if you take PrepZymes with breakfast and dinner, take FloraFood with lunch and a snack. Whatever you do, just keep ‘em separate. They just don’t get along. And they never will.

AIMing For Better Health

Gil

In November 2007, Gil Quintana was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It was a family affair: his
two sisters were battling the same disease, and he lost his mother to diabetes after caring for her for ten years. Having a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes can give you a genetic predisposition for this disease.

Lifestyle choices also contributed to his situation. “I drank six cans of pop daily my entire life,” Gil said, “no water, so I did not know the damage I was doing to my body.” Studies have shown that daily consumption of soda increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Gil was also physically inactive and overweight—two more risk factors. It was time to for him to make some changes. “This is not how I’m going to die,” Gil decided.

Gil heard about nutrition classes being taught by Liana Kopalyan (AIM Director) in the Las Vegas church they both attended. Gil said, “I started going to her classes in January 2008. I told her right away that I was fighting for my life. Liana said she could help me with that.”

With proper nutrition, the body can heal itself. However, the requirements of each individual are different. Liana first put Gil on a detoxifying program using AIM Herbal Fiberblend® and AIM Para 90®. In terms of his diet, the secret was food combining but no refined sugars or refined carbohydrates. He also ate lots of fruit and vegetables and drank smoothies along with taking the AIM Garden Trio®, AIM FloraFood®, and AIMega®.

In the first month Gil lost 17 pounds. He was actually worried about his quick drop in weight. His pant size had gone from a 42 waist to a 36, and his shoes no longer fit him. However, his doctor reassured him that it was mostly the loss of water weight because Gil had reduced his salt intake. His blood sugar levels were also dropping. “My doctor told me to keep doing what I was doing,” he stated, “and to start working out to tighten up the sagging skin.” When Gil began exercising, he could barely walk two blocks. Liana put him on AIM Peak Endurance™ to increase his energy levels.

Today at the age of fifty-six, he stays physically active by jogging and working out. His weight has gone from 240 pounds to 187. The dramatic positive changes in Gil’s health put him in a position to help others.

Becoming Liana’s executive administrator and a part of her teaching team, Gil is helping to put her business together and write her programs. “I’m kind of Liana’s poster child,” Gil stated.

“I’ve used AIM products for eight years, so people can see that they work. I’ve given my life to God to speak about diabetes. I don’t want people to see it as a death sentence. They can beat it.”

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

3 Ways Composure Can Help You Sleep

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If you’re losing sleep, you may be suffering from anxiety. On the other hand, if you’re suffering from anxiety, it might be because you’re losing sleep. And if you’re already anxiety prone, then losing sleep has been found to significantly make that anxiety worse.

Over two-thirds of of adults suffer or have suffered from anxiety, and according the Anxiety and Depression Society of America, over three-fourths of those who do, experience at least one anxiety-related sleep disturbance per week. And that can lead to more anxiety and more lost sleep and loss of focus and concentration and so on and so forth, ad nauseam.

Worry no longer. AIM’s Composure, an herbal relaxant made from all-natural plant ingredients may be able to help you get some shut-eye. Here’s how:

  1. Passionflower

Used for centuries as a calming herb, several modern-day studies have indicated the plant’s validity as an anxiety-reliever.  There is some evidence that passionflower may help alleviate insomnia. However, there is even better evidence that passionflower relieves anxiety.

From the University of Maryland Medical Center

Studies of people with generalized anxiety disorder show that passionflower is as effective as the drug oxazepam (Serax) for treating symptoms. Passionflower didn’t work as quickly as oxazepam (day 7 compared to day 4). However, it produced less impairment on job performance than oxazepam. Other studies show that patients who were given passionflower before surgery had less anxiety than those given a placebo, but they recovered from anesthesia just as quickly.

2. Flavonoids and Antioxidants: 

Composure is high in antioxidants, especially in vitexin (from passionflower) shown to relieve inflammatory pain in mice. A study published in the American Journal of Physiology Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, found a link between low levels of antioxidants and poor sleep.

There is also line of thought in science that inflammation can affect your mood, causing anxiety, depression both result in sleep loss. (Read the Science Here). Oatstraw, horsetail (Shavegrass) and slippery elm are a few of the other good sources of flavonoids and antioxidants found in Composure.

3. Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Root

Both slippery elm and marshmallow root contain polysaccharides which have demulcent properties. They protect the lining of the gut, and this keeps the stomach from becoming too acidic, defending your gut flora. (Note: This is only beneficial if you have a healthy gut flora).  An earlier study has shown that probiotic usage and a healthy gut improves moods which may help you sleep easier.

More on Mood: 

7 Ways Beet Juice Can Make You Happy

6 Reasons You Should Love Vitamin D Even More

Happy Tummy, Happy Mind

The AIM Academy

AIM Academy

By Colleen Oakley 

AIM Preferred Member 

Hertfordshire, England

I am very new to AIM, although I have dipped in and out for years. In addition, my upline is in South Africa, and I am in the UK. When AIM Chairman’s Club Director Jenny Brown, my sponsor, suggested doing The AIM Academy course, I decided to go for it.

I have been a nurse for many years, studied a lot about nutrition and have belonged to many network organizations. I didn’t think there was much this course could teach me. How wrong I was!

I love that the AIM Academy focuses on nutrition first and income second. As I worked my way through the modules, I was reminded anew of how great our Creator is and what a miracle our bodies are. I learned so much about renewal from the cellular level and beyond. Doing the course has also given me a hunger to learn more. My objective is to read one datasheet a day until I have absorbed them all.

So, onto the income and business building, it’s not as interesting to me. Though I do want to make a living out of this, so I’d better learn it well!

I found if I worked through each module and made my own notes to help keep them straight in my mind, it made sense.

All in all, an excellent course. It can only help to improve your health or build a business or both.

Nutritional Strides with AIM

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Recently, two of our Australian contingency undertook foot odysseys. Star Sapphire Director and Naturopath Nikola Wilkie marched beachside next to thunderous waves down the coast of western Victoria, Australia, and AIM Australian General Manager, Melinda Lewis walked through the Southern Alps, and both were powered by AIM products.

Nikola’s Journey
I walked 115km (71 miles) of the Great Ocean Walk along the coast line of western Victoria. It was a moderate walk with some difficult stretches. Carrying my own water for the day, food, and clothing ready for a change of weather was heavy enough to make me sink deeply into the sand along the beaches. In preparation for the walk, I had only been doing two laps at the Red Arrow, a popular hill circuit in Cairns, three or four times a week. Not much really, so I was expecting to suffer a bit during the seven-day walk.

I started each morning with AIM’s BarleyLife®, Just Carrots®, and RediBeets®, a heaping teaspoon of each and mid-morning another Garden Trio®, mid-afternoon another one. Each night, I slept well—after a 20km (12 miles) walk up hill and across sandy beaches, who wouldn’t?—and woke refreshed and bright. I was a bit stiff in the joints as I got out of bed on the first day, but after that I was amazingly good. I had plenty of energy, was alert and not too tired. My feet were worn out at the end of the day but by the next morning, I was good to go again.

I am so impressed with the effect of the juices. They kept my lactic acid levels low, the inflammation levels of my under-used joints as almost un-noticeable, my energy up and my mind alert. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Melinda’s Journey

Each year I participate in a walking holiday, and this year was a twelve-day adventure to the Southern Alps bordering France and Italy. I was with a group of eighteen, and we walked up to 18km (11 miles) per day with altitude increases of up to 950m (3,117 ft). Most days our walks started in towns and villages that were around 1200m (3,937 ft) above sea level.

After five days of walking, I witnessed the group’s fitness levels increasing. The steeper ascents didn’t feel as arduous. Keep in mind that to participate in one of these tours, a good degree of fitness and health is required. Strength and resistance training is also needed. We were up around 2900m (9,514 ft), and some parts of the walk were so rough and steep that some walkers would take as little as five steps and would be out of breath.

On the last day, we visited the peak of Mt. Blanc. Of the eighteen, only two of us were able to walk up and down steps and around the viewing platform—3842m (12,605 ft) above sea level— without becoming breathless or suffering from dizziness. Most other visitors struggled with the altitude. Also, it was amazing to watch members of the group downing multiple cups of Italian espressos to get them started each day. I didn’t feel the need for this. I took an AIM Red Rush™ nitric oxide performance shot one hour before our walks commenced. The beauty of it all was that a twelve-pack of Red Rush fit perfectly in my suitcase.

Slow Down the Hands of Time: Part 2

Mitchell Clarke

by Mitchell Clarke, AIM Group Builder • Burnaby, BC

The “Godfather of Soul” James Brown sang a hit song, “Get Up Offa That Thing,” and that is what I would encourage you to do as well. What I mean by this is that exercise made a positive difference in my health, and AIM products provide the supplemental nutrition to keep me healthy and energized for physical activity.

I’ve been a happy AIM member since March 2009. My health has been radically changed by using AIM products. Many people say on a continual basis that my wife, Debbie, and I look so healthy, and they are surprised to find out our ages. I’m sixty, and Deb is fifty-seven.

You may recognize me from the article, “Slow Down the Hands of Time,” published in a 2010 issue of Living Well magazine. I related my journey to good health through the use of AIM products after having my first heart attack at the age of fifty. I had a second, less severe heart attack in 2012. However, I am excited to say that my cardiologist, Dr. Bonet, informed me on August 15, 2014 that the defect in my heart is gone.
It was Dr. Bonet who had told me that exercise from walking was insufficient to deal with the plaque that was building up in my arteries. Along with a change of diet, I needed to attend a Healthy Heart program, which emphasizes rest, relaxation, quietness, calmness, and moderate exercise, as well as breathing techniques for eighty minutes, three times a week.

I am highly competitive, so I attended this class with a hammer-and-tongs attitude as my strength increased. I am well beyond the fitness level of many in the class due to the abundant energy I derive from AIM products. They really work, helping to slow down the hands of time. This vigorous workout has been excellent for my heart and general well-being. My heart now pumps at 50 percent, and the normal heart pumps between 40 and 60 percent. Dr. Bonet has declared that my recovery is remarkable.