AIM Welcomes You to Branson

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We’re pleased to announce the location of our 2016 AIM Conference (May 18-22). You’ll get all the great nutrition, health and business info that you expect from our memorable AIM Conferences, but next year you’ll get a taste of the folksy downhome atmosphere of the Ozarks as well as world-class entertainment of a major city.

We’ll be staying at the beautiful and luxurious Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa and Convention Center, a wonderful place with full amenities, including a pool, fine dining, a spa and even a full-service marina.

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri near Lake Taneycomo, Branson is popularly known as the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World” due to the more than fifty theaters hosting 100-plus live shows lining its thoroughfares. Famous entertainers from all around the globe have built venues there.

But the wonderful live entertainment is just the tip of the iceberg. The shopping is phenomenal. Branson, a town of just over ten thousand, boasts two outlet malls with over 200 stores between them. For those of you who like to shop in style, unforgettable Branson Landing offers 1.5 miles of walkable, lamp-lit lakeside stores and restaurants. And if fine dining is what excites you, restaurants like Buckingham’s Restaurant, The Ledgestone Grill and Altenhof Inn Restaurant have gained national renown.

And for the outdoorsperson, you cannot be disappointed by the location. Branson is home to thirteen golf courses, including the famed Payne Stewart Golf Course. If fishing is your thing, nearby Table Rock Lake is one of the best bass-fishing lakes in the United States. Then there’s historic Marvel Cave which has one of the largest cave entrance rooms under the continent. Take a traditional cave tour, or if you think you’re brave enough, test your nerves by taking a tour by lantern light.

All of these wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experiences are made all the more special by sharing them with your AIM Family.

So please join us May 18-22 for the 2016 AIM Conference in Branson, Missouri.

Earn Branson Bucks to help pay for your 2016 Conference.

Register at The AIM Companies:

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Director Promotion: Ron and Lendy Murray

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Thanks be to Ron and Opal Wright and Dennis and Kay Itami for the opportunity to do this business and to the AIM employees who do an outstanding job in supporting us and our Members.

We appreciate everyone in our downline for everything they do to care for themselves and for sharing the benefits with others. We are grateful for
our Members who see the opportunity and want to promote in the business and are willing to do so by helping their Members promote to higher levels of success.

We feel blessed for the life experiences that being AIM Members has provided us. The better we feel, the more abundantly we experience what life can offer in love, health, wealth and meaningful relationships gained. Something we call The Healthy Self Concept—the commitment to whole-being wellness.

Seeing our adult children and families making healthy choices is also worth being an example for.

This is Ron’s second time in building an AIM business. The first time was to Blue Star Sapphire Diamond Director (first in Canada). When his wife Nancy passed away, that business was willed to their daughter Natalie.

Meeting Lendy through AIM meetings, life began again and so did building a new business, believing it is never too late to start again!

Our favorite products are AIM BarleyLife and the Mag-nificence magnesium products and now Red Rush. However, our cupboards are full of all the products, and daily use keeps the smiles alive. Our favorite sales tool is the sample spray bottles filled with Mag-nificence magnesium. Thanks to the Mag-nificence magnesium products and how quickly people get results, it has put enthusiasm back into our business. The difference they have made led people to be open to trying other wonderful AIM products.

We are grateful for the financial blessings that AIM has provided us and all the support through the years. Nothing is more rewarding than being part of of changing people’s lives in meaningful and growthful ways.

–Ron and Lendy Murray, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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

Cool Greens for the Summer Heat

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When you feel you’re melting in the heat of summer, look to AIM greens for something refreshingly nutritious in cold drinks. AIM BarleyLife, AIM BarleyLife Xtra or AIM CoCoa LeafGreens will add a healthy variation to the mix. The following single-serving drinks were individually mixed using an AIM blender bottle for easy liquid measurement and blending convenience.

BarleyLife Twist

 

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Tastes differ from one person to another so experiment until you mix yourself the perfect BarleyLife Twist, BarleyLife Xtra Extra or CoCoa LeafGreens Coconut Splash!

Secret Tip
For creating new drink recipes, taste a little bit of whichever powder you are going to use and then imagine a fruit (or other ingredient) that would combine tastefully with it. It’s a secret that any good chef knows and uses to create flavor combinations.

Nutritional Supplements Are Cost Effective, Research Finds

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If you’ve been a long-standing BarleyLife drinker, it might be a good time to pat yourself on the back.  Sure, drinking BarrleyLife has improved your nutrition, and that in turn, has likely enhanced your overall health, but it looks like all those green smoothies may have saved you some money as well. A study published in Clinical Nutrition took a look at the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements used in care facilities and nursing homes, and what they discovered was that taking non-disease specific nutritional supplements may save money by offsetting healthcare costs.

The researchers sifted through a huge body of evidence that spanned nineteen publications and dozens of articles on the cost and cost-effectiveness of supplement usage in care facilities.  When nutritional supplements were used for a period of  less than three months, there was a 5% reduction in healthcare costs. When supplements were used for longer than three months, the savings rose to 9.2%. The research also showed that supplements improved quality of life, lowered the rates of infections, falls, functional limitations and minor post-operative complications.

From the study:

Overall, the reviewed studies, mostly based on retrospective cost analyses, indicate that ONS (oral nutritional supplements) use in the community produce an overall cost advantage or near neutral balance, often in association with clinically relevant outcomes, suggesting cost effectiveness. There is a need for prospective studies designed to examine primary economic outcomes.

So invest in your health with AIM’s excellent line of nutritional supplements! You’ll be glad that you did.

Magnesium May Help Prevent Hip Fractures

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The hips, they fracture. A lot of it has to do with the rigors of aging, but there are other factors.  Back in 2013, scientists in Norway decided to take a look at the relationship between magnesium and calcium in drinking water and the prevalence of hip fractures in the population of people who drank that water. Turns out, the more magnesium in the drinking water, the fewer fractured hips.

Although this probably doesn’t appear in its pamphlets for tourists, there are a lot of hip fractures in Norway, 9,000 per year one of the highest rates anywhere.  City-dwellers tend to break their perilous Norwegian hips more often than rural folk do, so scientists believed that this may have been due to the trace amounts of magnesium and calcium found in drinking water of rural areas. Turns out, they were wrong about almost everything. Their research could not explain why city folk fracture their hips more often than denizens of rural areas, and the amount of calcium didn’t seem affect anything hip-wise. (Some assume that because Norweigians eat a lot of dairy, they were already getting enough calcium). What they did discover was an inverse relation between hip fractures and the amount of magnesium in the water.

Researchers  followed over 700,000 men and women for a period of seven years and recorded around 19,000 hip fractures.  If the water was magnesium-rich in an area, the people drinking it were less to fracture their hips, regardless of where they lived. There isn’t a lot of magnesium in drinking water, but magnesium deficiency is quite widespread which may have also been a factor.

Here’s the data from the study abstract:

An inverse association was found between concentration of magnesium and risk of hip fracture in both genders (IRR men highest vs. lowest tertile = 0.80, 95% CI: 0.74, 0.87; IRR women highest vs. lowest tertile = 0.90, 95% CI: 0.85, 0.95), but no consistent association between calcium and hip fracture risk was observed. The highest tertile of urbanization degree (city), compared to the lowest (rural), was related to a 23 and 24% increase in hip fracture risk in men and women, respectively. The association between magnesium and hip fracture did not explain the variation in hip fracture risk between city and rural areas. Magnesium in drinking water may have a protective role against hip fractures; however this association should be further investigated.

Healthy hips need magnesium. The AIM Companies offers three types of topical magnesium (spray, lotion, bath crystals) through its essential Mag-nificence products. If you’re looking for a magnesium-rich drink with a pleasing taste, CalciAIM has 26% RDA of magnesium.

Painful Knee? Vitamin D!

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As we age, our joints can become creakier than a fleet of haunted pirate ships. They can also become subject to all sorts of unpleasant aches and pains. The knee is one of the body’s most useful joints,  often used to kick pesky soccer balls and to traverse winding staircases. So if you ever want to play soccer on the second floor of a building, you’re going to need your knees in tip-top shape. When the natural cushioning in the joints wears away, the bones will rub against each other. This uncomfortable condition that afflicts over 27 million people is known as osteoarthritis, and it may be somewhat preventable if a new USDA-sponsored study has anything to say about it.

The recent study looked at the lives of over 400 people with at least one osteoarthritic knee during a period of four years and found a link between vitamin D levels, the parathyroid hormone and osteoarthritis.  The volunteers with low levels of vitamin D had more than a 50% greater chance of their condition worsening when compared to those who had healthy levels of the vitamin.  Those who had low levels of both the parathyroid hormone and vitamin D were three times as likely to see deterioration in comparison to someone with healthy levels of both.

The daily recommended dosage of vitamin D is 600 IUs. It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t get enough vitamin D. But do not worry. The AIM Companies offers vitamin D in two different forms. Veggie D provides 1,000 IU of vitamin D2 from shittake and button mushroom. Also, we also carry CalciAim which provides 70% of your RDA of Vitamin D.