Healthiest Version of Yourself

Best-Version-of-Self

Shared by Heather Fausett, AIM Director in Auckland, New Zealand 

Twenty years ago, at the age of thirty-two, Heather Fausett was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer, with a very poor prognosis. She had the tumor removed, and six weeks post-op, her health had made a miraculous turnaround.

Before her diagnosis, Heather lived a life almost devoid of fresh fruit and vegetables and high in meat and dairy products. She and her husband, Grant, quickly understood the necessary health changes they needed to make, and they increased their raw food intake to ninety percent.

They started taking AIM’s BarleyLife, mostly for the super­oxide dis­mutase (SOD) and anti­oxidant content and within a week started to feel like teenagers.

Heather joined AIM to pur­chase BarleyLife at wholesale prices. She discovered that using the AIM products was a cost-effective and convenient way to consume whole foods and to juice without the mess and difficulty of accessing organic vegetables, to say nothing of saving time!

The Fausetts met Chairman’s Club Directors Mary-Ann and Mark Shearer at the Hawaiian Celebration in 2002, and since then, Heather’s mantra is to help others improve the quality of their lives through good nutrition.

Periodically, Heather runs Healthy Living seminars in her local community. Her aim is to get folks educated, energized and enthusiastic about becoming the very best version of themselves. Her philosophy is that this can be fun and easy, if we learn a few basic concepts because the body is very forgiving and corrects itself, if we look after it properly!

Heather and Grant enjoyed a three-day hike on the Hollyford Track in the South Island of New Zealand in December. Heather and Grant’s three daughters, Kate, Christina and Rochelle (with spouses), are pictured above post-jog after their Christmas Day lunch. They were raised on AIM’s BarleyLife since they were in pre-school. All three are in their twenties and are keen athletes and users of the AIM products.

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

Kids Love the Chocolaty Taste — And So Does the Kid in You!

Who would have imagined adding cocoa to greens would taste so good?  We’re pretty sure it was an adult, but the reality is that kids clamor for it too.  Of course the reason is the chocolaty taste, which does a fabulous job of masking “the greens.”  And what exceptional greens they are. We take the leaf powders of three of today’s most popular vegetables in the produce section of your grocery store: arugula, kale and Swiss chard. On top of these super veggies we add spinach leaf and broccoli sprout powders and the juice powder of barley grass.

But as its name suggests, CoCoa LeafGreens isn’t just about delivering the greens. There is in fact a three-part mixture of cocoa powders—organic cacao powder, organic cocoa powder, and alkalized Dutch cocoa.  What you may not know is, these cocoa powders actually contain a storehouse of antioxidants and flavonoids.

When the nutritional benefits of cocoa are added to the mix, you get something truly remarkable–a super-nutritious greens beverage with a delicious chocolaty taste.  There’s something really satisfying about having your greens and thoroughly enjoying it at the same time. So go on . . share CoCoa LeafGreens with the kids, but don’t forget to mix yourself a glass.  It’s especially delicious blended in a smoothie and in all kinds of milk—my favorite is almond milk.

P.S.: Do you have a CoCoa LeafGreens recipe or story?  Drop an email to The AIM Companies at partners@aimintl.com and we might publish it!

Natural AIM Nutrition for Families

Natural Nutrition for Families

Seeking an all-natural source for nutrition, Directors David and Miriam Borkholder from Kalona, Iowa, turned to AIM whole-food products like AIM BarleyLife® and the AIM Garden Trio®. And through consistent use and a strong belief in whole-food nutrition, they got the results they wanted … and more.

“I always liked the idea of having animals out on the grass in a natural state, getting their minerals and nutrients from plants,” said David, a dairy goat farmer. “With this vision in mind, we were looking for a product for me and my family that was closer to nature’s way—a plant form of nutrition. We are well satisfied with the AIM products.”

When the Borkholders chose AIM, Miriam was pregnant with their fifth child. The previous three of the four pregnancies had been difficult, and this one would prove to be no different. Less than two months into pregnancy, complications arose. Bleeding, which continued for two months concerned the Borkholders for the health of the pregnancy.

Approximately six weeks before her due date more complications arose, forcing them to go to the hospital. Three days later, Miriam gave birth without complication to baby Sarah. Thirty-six hours later, Sarah’s lung collapsed, and she was transferred to a children’s hospital for care.

These events challenged the Borkholders, but with their belief in whole-food nutrition and with guidance from Star Sapphire Director Marlene Rawls, they remained determined.

“We decided to continue on the AIM products,” David said. “Marlene stressed the fact that even though this pregnancy went the way it did, Miriam’s body was not built up—we needed to rebuild her body before she had another child. Miriam took therapeutic amounts of AIM products, and we saw more and more evidence that this was helping and working.”

Two years later, the Borkholders were pregnant again.

“The sixth pregnancy should have been the worst of all of them,” David said, “but it was the opposite. It was her easiest pregnancy. She was able to continue her own work all the way through the pregnancy.”

Miriam’s pregnancy went full-term. There were zero complications.

While taking AIM LeafGreens® during pregnancy, Miriam was even able to raise her iron and hemoglobin levels to within normal range—well above her traditionally low levels.

“After that sixth child was born,” David said, “we could talk to others and we were ready to listen and help.”

The Borkholders have felt blessed to see the amazing difference in the mental development of all their children. They credit AIM nutrition for the change they see and especially for the products’ prenatal support.

“We’re enjoying life,” David said. “For us, life has been different since we’ve been using the AIM products. Nutrition changed our whole life, not just the children part. That’s where we’re grateful to God.”