Nutrition for Vision

Your five senses are such a daily part of being alive. Yet it is usually only when one of them is compromised that you give it the awareness it deserves.

Take vision as an example. The gift of sight is such an important sense. You only have to close your eyes and imagine never being able to reopen them to sense what life would be like without being able to see. And if you are shortsighted or farsighted, you are fortunate that corrective lenses allow you to at least see far more clearly.

If you are gifted with the sense of sight, the National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends a number of tips to keep your eyes healthy, such as wearing sunglasses, giving your eyes a rest (especially from computer and phone screens) and maintaining a healthy weight (to avoid the increased risk of developing diabetes, which can lead to loss of vision). Another of the NEI’s tips is also a focal point of The AIM Companies™: eat right to protect your sight.

Have You Ever Thought About Nourishing Your Eyes?

The right nutritional choices can help you to maintain healthy vision.

Dark, leafy greens are beneficial for the overall health of your body, given their rich source of nutrients. LeafGreens provides supplemental greens that deliver key nutrients for eye health, including lutein and zeaxanthin from spinach and kale, which also contain beta-carotene. All three nutrients are antioxidants that protect the eyes from oxidative stress.

Carrots are usually one of the first “good for eyesight” vegetables that spring to mind. Just Carrots powder is supplemental whole food that contains a concentration of carrot nutrients, including beta-carotene. Your body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is necessary for the conversion of light energy into electrical energy in the retinas of the eyes. The optic nerve then transmits this energy to the brain, and you have vision.

Eye GinkgoSense

For targeting eye health, GinkgoSense combines an effective ingredient that improves circulation to your eyes and key nutrients that need to be circulated to your eyes. Ginkgo biloba extract increases blood flow to the eyes and brain, making it a healthy herb for vision and memory. Only two carotenoids are present in the maculas of the eyes in sizeable amounts: lutein and zeaxanthin, so it makes sense that these nutrients are also part of the formula. Helping to prevent macular degeneration, omega-3 essential fatty
acids are another GinkgoSense ingredient. In other words, GinkgoSense is an eyeful when it comes to nutrition for vision.

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What Makes Essential Fatty Acids ESSENTIAL?

Contrary to negative thoughts about fat, the human body uses it as a major source of fuel energy and helps with the absorption of carotenoids and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. So fat is a nutrient that every body needs . . . in moderation and from healthy sources. Fat is acquired from a variety of fatty acids: the building blocks of the fat in food and the body.

Fatty Acid Breakdown

Trans – found in processed products created by food manufacturers (fats harmful to the body and should be avoided)

Saturated – the body can synthesize and needs for physiological and structural functions

Monounsaturated – some of which the body synthesizes and requires for good health

Polyunsaturated – the body cannot synthesize yet essential for good health 1

Polyunsaturated omega-3 and -6 are referred to as essential fatty acids because the body lacks the enzymes to synthesize them, so they must come from nutritional intake. Linoleic acid (LA) is the parent fatty acid of omega-6 while alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is the parent fatty acid of omega-3. 1

AIMega contains a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 (ALA) and -6 (LA) from organic seed oils because most people do not get enough omega-3 and far too much omega-6 from poor nutritional sources.

Essential Fatty Acids Are Important

Omega-3 and -6 are structural and functional components of every cell in the body. Healthy cellular membranes depend on the presence of these essential fatty acids so that they remain flexible and permeable, allowing nutrients to enter and waste to exit. Consuming these essential fatty acids helps to modify membrane composition and molecular structure.

If cell membranes are healthy, then cells are healthy. Since the body is constructed of cells from the inside out to the skin layer, then healthy cell membranes are integral to the overall health of the body.

In particular, increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake increases the omega-3 content in red blood cells, immune cells, atherosclerotic plaques, heart muscle tissue and other cell types throughout the body. 2

The benefits of omega-3 (ALA) may include inflammatory response modulation, central nervous system function and behavior improvements and cardiovascular system protection. 3

It’s a fact: the body needs a regular supply of essential fatty acids. AIMega delivers.

1 www.nap.edu/read/10490/chapter/10
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2 lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids#introduction
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3 www.researchgate.net/publication/249402716_Update_on_alpha-linolenic_acid_Nutrition_ReviewsC_Vol_66_No_6
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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like AIMega and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Water – The Essence of Life

“Once, during Prohibition,” said comedian W.C. Fields (1880-1946), “I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.” Of course, he was known for spiking his water, so for him it probably was not as bad as he made it sound.

Water is normally free and abundant and is necessary to replenish the body, which is composed of approximately 65 percent water. Having such a major presence in the body’s structure, water plays an obviously vital role in maintaining good health. For example, water aids digestion, flushes toxins, reduces fatigue, regulates body temperature, helps organs to function properly and, as a blood component, moves nutrients throughout the body. Plus, there is a correlation between water intake and weight control. So drinking enough water on a daily basis is essential.

The mantra for years was eight glasses of 8 ounces of water per day, or 64 ounces. No one is sure where this advice came from, but it is sometimes attributed to the Stillman Diet, which began recommending it back in 1967.

If life were only so simple.

In the last decade, a number of medical and nutrition specialists have increased the ante to 100 ounces per day (nearly 3 liters) . . . with some saying up to 20 percent of the water intake can come from food. There is even more specific advice than consuming 100 ounces of warm or cold water.

The Institute of Medicine recommends 91 ounces per day for women, 125 ounces for men . . . including the 20 percent food factor. A more specific recommendation calls for dividing your body weight by one-half and consuming that amount of water daily. The average weight for women is 169 pounds, for men it is 196 pounds.

And, just to keep something as simple as water in perspective, there are even a few studies concluding that 64 ounces per day is not necessary. But, generally, the move toward 100 ounces is becoming more the norm as a daily recommendation.

Water escapes the body in a variety of ways, so it should be replaced periodically during the day. Lungs expel up to 16 ounces of water daily just by breathing, sweaty feet account for 4 ounces, trips to the bathroom average 24 ounces of lost water daily, sleeping can result in as much as 16 ounces of water loss per night and normal perspiration aside from exercise is another 8 ounces.

The Cleveland Clinic cautions that water intake should not be confused with liquid intake. For example, liquid alternatives to water (soft drinks, juices, coffee, energy drinks) can contain 100 calories or more and a lot of sugar. The sugar content diminishes the rate water is absorbed by the body.

While comedian Fields was no friend of water, opining that water rusts pipes and
fish do disgusting things in it, nonetheless the 64 ounce recommendation is still good advice and 100 ounces per day is even better.

Water is essential for good health. And AIM powders such as BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets mix flowingly with water to create nutrient-rich beverages, delivering natural health benefits that are just a sip away.

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

Moms and AIM Nutrition

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 13, a date to honor all of the wonderful things about moms. There’s the love, the caring, the kindness and the sup­port that good mothers give to their children. This outpouring of motherly con­cern is an everyday occurrence whenever re­quired. Essentially, motherhood is a full-time job: seven days a week.

For most moms, this enormous responsibility is one they embrace and cherish selflessly. And that responsibility begins with pregnancy and continues through infancy, childhood, the teenage years and beyond. In today’s world, even adult children may depend on parental support.

AIM Moms

Over the years, one thing remains constant when it comes to being an AIM mom: the importance of wholesome nutrition for children. There are so many examples of mothers whose nutritional intake was supplemented by AIM products, which also benefited their children before and after they were born. And in the long run, it just may be one of the most important things moms can do for their kids: getting them off to a healthy start in life.

Chairman’s Club Director Lanny Donald is the mother of four and grandmother of three. Many years ago, Lanny turned her health around with the help of BarleyLife, and she passed this goodness on to the rest of her family. Lanny and her husband, Ken, would eventually share the health benefits of AIM products with patients in their dental practice.

Two of Lanny’s daughters, Jensina and Kalina, who are both AIM Directors, have children of their own, and their babies happened to be born less than a week apart in September 2014. Kalina had twin boys, Kaelan and Keiran, and then a few days later Jensina delivered her son, Kaius. Both moms had taken AIM products for years. During their pregnancies, their key supplemental nutrition came from BarleyLife, LeafGreens and ProPeas, which helped to maintain their energy levels and avoid the usual cravings and symptoms that are often associated with pregnancy. Their children became BarleyLife babies, and today all three boys are healthy three-year-olds who love the taste of AIM nutrition.

AIM Director Tiki McIntyre has been taking AIM’s green barley powder ever since she was a little girl, thanks to her father, so dads can also play a major role in keeping their kids healthy. Tiki ended up influencing her own children, who love whole-food drinks made from AIM products, such as the Garden Trio or CoCoa LeafGreens. “Nowadays, you have to be vigilant about nutrition,” Tiki emphasized. “In my grandfather’s time, you just had nutrition—from the garden …” In today’s world, AIM supplements are a convenient way to improve your nutritional intake and that of your children.

At the same time, it can be challenging to get kids to regularly consume healthy greens. Chairman’s Club Director Ann Sontag had to be a little inventive, such as hiding the green drinks in red or purple sippy cups or giving CoCoa LeafGreens drinks to their kids and letting them think it was chocolate milk.

Once children are openly or surreptitiously introduced to AIM nutrition, they often clamor for it as a result. Preferred Member Jen Beaton will hear a “screech” from her son, Owen, if he doesn’t get a share of his mom and dad’s green shakes that he loves to drink with them every morning.

Health Benefits

Chairman’s Club Director Carolyn Kling knows that AIM products have helped so many people in her family. In one case, a granddaughter suffering from post-partum depression was able to improve her state of mind in around two weeks by taking the Garden Trio (a combination BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets): a fine example of “letting food be thy medicine” instead of drugs.

Of course, there is still lots of skepticism around when it comes to choosing natural solu­tions. Royal Em­er­ald Director Mada­leine Helm had her doubts about giving
BarleyLife to her asthmatic son. “After using it for only a couple of weeks, my four-year-old’s asthma started to clear up,” Madaleine stated. Her healthy son is now in his twenties.

Good health is the payoff for moms who share AIM nutrition with their families. Royal Emerald Director Dixie Shaw remembers that her five adult children were almost never sick when they were kids. She credits this to her family taking BarleyLife nearly every day. “Little kids are sick all the time, but ours just weren’t,” Dixie stated. “We hardly have anyone sick in our family.”

Rarely having sick family members is one the finest results of being an AIM mom. And keeping your children in good health no matter how old they are may just be the finest Mother’s Day gift of all.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody 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 like BarleyLife and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Healthy Bones and Joints

The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone … by a joint. Bones and joints go hand in hand … or ball in socket to be more exact when it comes to hip and thigh bones or shoulders for that matter. The structure and performance of the skeletal frame and all of its movable parts is a work of natural art.

When the skeletal frame works, it gives you the freedom to move and be active. Otherwise, we might all be plants rooted in the earth, going nowhere. It can make you think about those who choose to be physically inactive. And sadly, some people have no choice in the matter.

If your skeletal frame is working, one of the best things you can do to keep it that way is to keep moving and stay active. Being too sedentary turns good bones and joints into an “if you don’t use it, you lose it” situation over time.

‘Osteo’ Conditions

The word “osteo” relates to bones, with its origin in the Greek language: osteon. The two most common health problems related to bones and joints are osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

Osteoporosis means porous bones, which is caused by calcium loss, making bones more likely to break. Regular exercise helps to inhibit the rate of bone loss. Because exercise strengthens the skeletal frame, the risk of falling and breaking bones is reduced. The message remains “keep moving.”

Osteoarthritis might be translated as bone-joint inflammation. It’s a condition that results from the break down of cartilage (the cushion) between joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling. Again, exercise is beneficial for the joints. A study published in 2009 in the Journal of Anatomy determined that “exercise has positive salutary benefits for joint tissues in addition to its other health benefits.”1

AIM Bone and Joint Maintenance

CalciAIM
To replace and maintain the body’s calcium levels, CalciAIM provides three types of this essential mineral. CalciAIM powder mixes into a bioavailable drink that also includes nutrients required for the absorption of calcium, such as vitamin D and magnesium.

Frame Essentials
The essential components of joint cartilage structure—glucosamine and methylsulfonylmethane—are available in Frame Essentials. The formula also
includes a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic: boswellia extract, and all three ingredients may help to reduce arthritic pain, stiffness and swelling.

CalciAIM and Frame Essentials deliver supplemental building blocks for healthy bones and joints to support a strong and functional skeletal frame.

1 Journal of Anatomy 2009 Feb; 214(2):197–207
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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

“Aren’t They All Just Pyramid Schemes?”

How I joined a network marketing company and never looked back

I consider myself open-minded, but in the last few years I have found that the majority of people do not share my open-mindedness. My story begins a few years ago when a friend introduced me to a product called Herbal Fiberblend. I was having some digestive issues … I’ll spare you the details. What I can tell you is Herbal Fiberblend made an incredible difference. I was so impressed that I did some research and decided to get started with the company that offers this product. Within five months, my entrepreneurial business took off and I made the decision to go into it full-time. My friends and family thought I was making a mistake. But I am happy to report that the only mistake I made was not starting sooner!

Before I started my business, I had absolutely no entrepreneurial experience. In less than two years I now make a better income in this so-called “pyramid scheme” than I did as a pharmacy technician, a job I went to school for and went into debt to achieve. The irony is that the income from my new business has actually helped to pay off the balance of my student loans!

“You will never make money in a pyramid scheme.” Honestly, leaving my pharmacy tech position to do entrepreneurial sales full-time was scary. After all, I had a stable income and benefits with an established company. But the people I met working in the business were the first to tell me, “Everything is a pyramid scheme.” There will always be a hierarchy at every company with someone making more than the next person, and so forth.

I now understand exactly what they meant. Looking back, I realize that no matter how hard I worked at the pharmacy, there was always going to be a ceiling on how much I was going to be paid.  When I approached my supervisor about the possibility of advancement, he too expressed the goal to grow in his career and compensation. When you think about, most companies have a ladder to the top, with different “levels.” Sound familiar? Wanting to move up in earning and position is something that nearly all of us strive for in our professional lives. What makes entrepreneurial network marketing unique is you can achieve this without being held back by the hierarchy above you in the organization.

So why do network marketing companies have such a bad name? Because they are NOT all the same. From the moment I made the decision to go full-time as an entrepreneur, family and friends were skeptical. There were remarks like, “You know that a lot of ‘those companies’ have gone out of business or been investigated for being pyramid schemes, right?” Yes, there ARE direct selling companies that have not followed good business practices or have disregarded the rule of law. But it’s important to keep things in perspective. Those companies often fold within a few years. Still, it is important that you do some research before you decide to join any direct selling company. Make sure the company you choose sells a commodity and pays you based on the sale of that commodity. Make sure it is a product or line of products you can confidently stand behind. If either of these is not true, stay clear.

The company I chose has been in business for over 36 years and offers a line of high-quality whole-food and nutritional products that I personally use with confidence.  So, I am able to make an income offering products that I trust in and can help a person’s health and well-being. When I talk to people I never promise anyone that they will make a six-figure income or get a free car, for example.  In fact, early on in the relationship I typically don’t discuss the business opportunity with a customer or prospect unless they ask.  I simply suggest products based on my experience and a person’s needs, emphasizing the product’s benefits and the 30-day money-back guarantee. I certainly don’t claim to be a doctor or know of a “cure-all.”  The nice thing about this company is I don’t even have to build a team of salespeople and can still make a good income.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about the other reasons I enjoy being an entrepreneur. No, it’s not all about the money you can earn! For me, it is also about the relationships. I have made a lot of friends through my business. It’s also about personal development. I was always a follower, having had poor self-esteem since childhood. Being an entrepreneur has helped me become a much more confident person and leader. I didn’t have that sense of purpose and self-assurance in my previous work.

And by the way, most people fail in this kind of business because they lack motivation and initiative. You can be given every tool you need to succeed, but if you do not apply yourself, you fail. It is important to attend to the business, to streamline your prospecting system, and to build and maintain your team. Just like in a regular job, if you do the right things and do them diligently, you will eventually succeed.

I am not discouraged by negative articles about network marketing because I know it works. I’m not wealthy yet, but it won’t be long before I’m making a better income than most of the people I know with college degrees, some of whom never had a job that related to their field of study. And when they complain to me about student loan debt, lack of opportunity for advancement, or working for “the man”, I can guarantee you I will tell them about The AIM Companies.

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

Actively Fit Firefighter and Father

As much as you want something to happen right away, it’s not going to because there’s a different plan. These are the words of Red Rush Athlete Andrew Tagdhiri, who for many years dreamed of being a father and becoming a firefighter.

Back in 2010, he owned a gym in California. “I really wanted to get into the fire service, helping people and being the first one people call when they’re in trouble,” Andrew stated, “but life wasn’t leaning me toward that way.” So three years later, he moved to Idaho. “I fell in with the right people and worked for the right people.”

Andrew had been actively involved with CrossFit, which is how he met Phillip Jermann, biologist and quality assurance manager for The AIM Companies. Andrew also found a gym, Snake River CrossFit, where he found himself to be an asset, and started coaching full time for owners Frank and Michaela Beauvais. Frank happened to be a well-known firefighter in the valley. “He took me under his wing, and I followed in his footsteps,” Andrew said.

In August 2017, Andrew began four months of training at the Treasure Valley Joint Fire Academy. “The first three months focused on drill work followed by a month in a classroom,” Andrew stated. “Phillip had hooked me up with Red Rush in 2014 at CrossFit, and it had made my lungs feel fresh. The amount of air and oxygen that I could get was a big difference than when I didn’t take it. So it really helped me physically with the grueling, firefighter tryout process and mentally for the focus I needed in the classroom. Other guys got tired, but Red Rush helped me to keep pushing through.”

Four days before Andrew graduated from the academy, his wife, Bri, gave birth to their first child, a baby girl named Elliet. “Pretty good finale to 2017,” Andrew exclaimed. “Everything we’ve been praying for ever since we’ve known each other. Bri’s known that I’ve wanted to be a firefighter and a dad for a long time. All of it came true in perfect timing. Life aligned so perfectly.”

Andrew and his family live in Nampa, Idaho, home of AIM USA. Red Rush continues to be a daily part of his shift work at the Meridian Fire Department. “Something I was made to do is to be there for people, an avenue outside of coaching CrossFit or athletes, to help people, but now in people’s everyday lives, not just at the gym,” Andrew said. “And Red Rush is working out to better my skills in a way of being able to perform as an occupational athlete. Sometimes I have to make game-time decisions that can affect lives. Red Rush keeps me focused and doesn’t let fatigue make those decisions.”

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody 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 like Red Rush nitric oxide boost and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.