Tooth and Gum Health with AIM

Your overall health is greatly affected by your oral hygiene. When it isn’t optimal, your body can be negatively impacted by problems with your gums and teeth, a link caused partly by specific oral bacteria as well as factors such as nutrition and genetics.

Science recognizes the vital role that bacteria plays in keeping you healthy, from the skin, to the mucous membranes in your mouth, to the intestines. But it’s all about the proper balance between the good and the bad.

Your mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria that are essentially harmless until a biofilm is allowed to proliferate on the teeth and gums, thereby causing oral infections. Gum disease and tooth decay are two of the most common consequences of
not effectively brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis.

According to numerous studies, uncontrolled growth of oral bacteria combined with inflamed gums may even promote some diseases. In fact, due to research conducted over the last twenty-five years, it is now commonly accepted that there is a link between oral inflammation and clogged arteries, dementia, heart disease and stroke. Those with type 2 diabetes may find it easier to get oral infections due to the disease’s weakening of the immune system.

Current research is investigating how having osteoporosis—systemic loss of bone density causing weak and brittle bones—may provide a host system that is increasingly susceptible to infectious destruction of tooth and bone loss.

To protect your body from oral infections, it is essential to brush and floss your teeth daily and eat healthily, especially when it comes to limiting the amount of sugar and refined carbohydrates in your diet. And you can boost your intake of healthy foods with AIM nutritional supplements, such as BarleyLife for anti-inflammatory, cleansing greens that nurture healthy cells, CellSparc 360 for the coenzyme Q10 that has been shown to help repair gum tissue¹, and CalciAIM for calcium, which helps to protect teeth against
gum disease².

1 http://bit.ly/CoQ10Dental
2 http://bit.ly/CalciumDental

“Using AIM products like BarleyLife as an adjunctive part of our dental practice has proven to be incredibly beneficial for treating patients. Drinking these nutritional greens helps to alkalinize body pH and reduce inflammation, swelling, pain and infections. The key is educating people to change their lifestyles and to take AIM products on a daily basis.”
Drs. Ken and Lanny Donald, Chairman’s Club Directors, Surrey, BC

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

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The AIM Companies has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food concentrates and nutritional supplements through network marketing.

Alex Garb at Her 2nd World Roller Championship

Back in August 2016, Alexandra Frisk became the first Canadian AIM-Sponsored Athlete, having been selected as a goalie on the Canadian women’s roller hockey team. Team Canada won the world championship held in Italy in June 2016.

Since then, Alex has been a busy young lady: going to school, playing goalie on her college hockey team in Alberta, moving back to British Columbia, continuing her education for a career in optometry and getting married. Coincidentally, Alex was offered a goalie position on the 2017 Canada Inline Team on May 28: the day after her wedding.

Alex has taken on the last name of her husband, Matthew Garb, who plays for Team Canada’s men’s roller hockey. Both Alex and Matt will compete at the World Roller Games during the first week of September in Nanjing, China. (Note: The results of this world championship will be published in the November issue of Living Well magazine.)

Back in 2015, AIM Chairman’s Club Director Dr. Lanny Donald had introduced AIM products to Alex when she had her wisdom teeth removed. BarleyLife helped before and after surgery, and Alex continued to use it because she wasn’t taking any vitamins. Alex stated, “I knew it also had a lot of other nutrients that would help me as a student athlete.”

Coming on board as an AIM-Sponsored Athlete allows Alex a monthly supply of complimentary AIM products, which have really made a positive difference in regard to her academic and athletic challenges. With BarleyLife at the core of her supplemental program, Alex takes a variety of AIM products, including AIMega, GinkgoSense and Red Rush.

AIMega delivers the omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids that every cell in her body requires on a daily basis. GinkgoSense keeps Alex mentally sharp for her demanding studies and helps her to maintain good circulation. Red Rush delivers a nitric-oxide boost of stamina that gives Alex a competitive edge.

“I’m so grateful for support from The AIM Companies™ and the nutritional benefits of AIM products,” Alex acknowledged.

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements like BarleyLife, AIMega, GinkgoSense and Red Rush.

Education with a Nutritional Advantage

Healthy lunches, snack foods and beverages can make a difference in the physical and mental performance of students. That’s why many schools are making changes as to what is available in school cafeterias and vending machines.Healthy lunches, snack foods and beverages can make a difference in the physical and mental performance of students. That’s why many schools are making changes as to what is available in school cafeterias and vending machines.

A 2017 paper entitled “School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance” shows schools that contract with vendors providing healthy school lunches have a student population that scores higher on achievement tests. Such results support the long-argued medical and nutrition literature that a healthy diet can improve cognitive function.

Student services at the University of British Columbia easily lay out the physical and mental benefits of eating well:

  • More energy
  • Consistent energy levels throughout the day
  • Feel full longer
  • Healthy weight management
  • Stronger bones and muscles
  • Improved immune system
  • Improved ability to focus on tasks like studying and writing

But let’s face it, no matter what their age, most students will not eat well consistently. That is where moms and dads can step in and give their children of all ages an education with the nutritional advantage of AIM supplements.

Introducing AIM products into the lives of children can make a huge difference in their physical health and academic performance throughout their schooling. The following are just a few of many healthy choices in the AIM lineup.

Essential Fatty Acids

Omega-3 is one of two essential fatty acids (EFAs) that must come from dietary intake because the human body cannot produce them. The second is omega-6, which often comes from unhealthy food sources, such as fast foods and processed snacks, cookies and crackers made with refined vegetable oils, so most people get more omega-6 than omega-3. AIMega delivers a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 from an organic seed-oil source. Every cell in you and your child’s body requires a healthy balance of these EFAs to function optimally.

Greens

Students of all ages may not eat (or refuse to eat) enough vegetables. BarleyLife Xtra, a naturally sweet choice of greens, and CoCoa LeafGreens, chocolaty greens, can provide this missing link to good health.  These concentrated powders offer an unsurpassed source of plant-based nutrition to supplement the all-too-frequent poor diets of students.

Send your children back to school with an AIM advantage.

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982 providing whole-food powder concentrates and nutritional supplements like AIMega, BarleyLife Xtra and CoCoa LeafGreens.

The Heavy Weight on Children

The World Health Organi­zation states childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the twenty-first century with 2015 statistics showing that the global number of overweight children under five years of age is over forty-two million.

Since the 1970s, the percentage of obese children in the USA has more than tripled. Today, statistics indicate that one in three children in North America is overweight or obese. And the likelihood is that half all these children will be obese adults.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines obesity as having excess body fat and overweight as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water or a combination of these factors. However you define the two terms, it puts children at risk for health problems that used to be seen only in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

Even with all of the scary numbers and likely negative results, the fact is that obesity can be prevented or reversed. Parents are encouraged to help their children make a couple of healthy lifestyle changes and enact them together as a family.

Reduce Screen Time

We live in a world where the majority of children spend more time looking at TVs, video games, computers, tablets and smartphones than gazing up at the sky and being physically active beneath it. Limit their screen time and increase physical activity time outdoors.

If all family members regularly disconnect from their gadgets, it opens the door to connecting with each other. And that’s the most important connection of all.

Increase Healthy Nutrition

Eating the right food is one of the simplest ways to stay healthy and maintain an ideal weight. Fruit and vegetables should make up 50 percent of the meal on every plate. Getting creative in the kitchen so that children ask for healthy food is a step worth taking.

AIM can provide supplemental help. Whole-food powders such as CoCoa LeafGreens and ProPeas create a healthy chocolate drink that delivers stomach-filling pea protein and nutrient-packed greens. Getting your kids to ask for BarleyLife or naturally sweet BarleyLife Xtra may be one of the healthiest lifestyle changes you can do for them.

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The AIM Companies is a network marketing company that has been in business since 1982.

Not Just Survive, But Thrive!

Shared by Mike and Heidi Toft, AIM Directors

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world,
and that is an idea whose time has come.”

                                                       –Victor Hugo

I love the fact that if we are still breathing, we have an opportunity to create change. It is never too late to do what you want to do. And there is no time like the present. Catchy phrases are nice, but action is what makes your dream materialize. And if your dream is to help people live well, AIM will help you get there.

We were first introduced to AIM’s juice powder of barley grass in 1998. My dad had been diagnosed with lymphoma. The side effects of the proposed treatment were not ones that my dad was ready to live with. My parents, AIM Directors Larry and Marsha Bernhardt, began to research a holistic approach and were led to The AIM Companies™. I watched as they began to live a radical lifestyle of raw, organic foods and vitamin and mineral supplementation.

Their courage to go this alternative route inspired me, after our third miscarriage, to try a different approach to my hormone deficiencies. Although I know our three children were mostly answers to a lot of prayer, I give much credit to AIM also. Through the years, my mom has made sure we were never without BarleyLife, frequently giving it to us at no cost. We fell in love with other AIM products too. Sometimes we could afford them, but many times they were gifts from my mother, who often gave away BarleyLife to help people in ministry be healthy.

Those who are called to ministry, especially in the role of pastor, will face many challenges. One of these challenges is to remain healthy. It is easy for stress management and healthy lifestyle choices to fall low on the priority list until it is too late and good health has been compromised.

In the summer of 2015, we decided to take action in this area, and I became an AIM Member, promising to be faithful in taking my supplements. I ordered business cards and planned to share the products and build a business. I already had the passion for good health. Through my own health struggles I had learned quite a bit and desired to see other people reach good health.

And then the fight of our lives began.

The church that Mike pastored had some serious problems brewing. We kept up with our AIM supplements as we intended, but there didn’t seem to be mind space left for starting a business. I often looked longingly at my pretty business cards sitting on the shelf and hoped for my second chance. Hope is a powerful thing. Hope is not action, but it does keep the possibility of future action afloat until it is time to act. Our time came in 2017.

Every year, Mike and I each choose a word for the year— a word that encompasses how we want to grow for the next twelve months. Without knowing it, we both chose the same word for 2017: THRIVE! We were excited. We were not going to just survive, we were going to thrive. Little did we know that within two weeks, our family would experience the darkest and most difficult trial of our lives.

I once read that not always telling all the details of your story is the more tasteful choice, and that is what I will choose here. But anyone who has endured the path of complicated grief will understand how difficult it was to consciously make the choice each day to thrive. At the same time, the church problems had only advanced, and it was time to make some big life decisions.

The AIM idea came to both Mike and I one day in March. We started to research what made The AIM Companies so desirable. We spoke with really helpful people from the company, we discussed our plans with family and friends and we prayed about it. We found the AIM Academy on our Member home page and both of us completed our Living Well Coach certifications. We spent the month of March envisioning a future helping people live well.

“Through my own health struggles I had learned quite a bit and desired to see other people reach good health.”

On April 3, we opened for business. We decided that Team Toft would be all about building relationships with people while we coached them on their living well journey. We found that when you get people to talk about their health, they open up about their life. We also found that there are many people who aren’t feeling well and many people who are hurting from the circumstances of life. We committed to pray for each member of Team Toft to thrive. We love the Healthy Cell Concept that challenges us all to reevaluate the choices we make in what we eat, how we think, what we allow into our environment and in why we exercise and supplement with the superior products from AIM. We are most excited when we hear that someone is experiencing improved health.

Realizing that it was time to move on, Mike chose to step down as pastor of the church, where we had been serving for eight years. Our passion is to help people be the best version of themselves by living well and finding God’s purpose for their lives. Because of AIM, God has given us more “work” in this area than ever before. We are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.

We hope our story gives some late bloomers (like us) out there the inspiration they need to reignite any fires that have been smothered by circumstances. The decision to thrive is yours. Perhaps the time has come for your idea.

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

Help People Make Healthy Decisions

For Ruth Overholt, the key to health is simple: keep your colon clean and add nutrients to your diet. This simple philosophy guided Ruth and her late husband, Andrew, for over thirty years as they helped people make healthy decisions with the assistance of The AIM Companies™. For Ruth Overholt, the key to health is simple: keep your colon clean and add nutrients to your diet. This simple philosophy guided Ruth and her late husband, Andrew, for over thirty years as they helped people make healthy decisions with the assistance of The AIM Companies™. Both Andrew and Ruth grew up on a farm where they learned the value of hard work and eating healthily. Ruth recalled, “Growing and eating vegetables is one thing I was raised to believe was very important. We lived a healthy life in that way.”

Once the Overholts got married and began raising a family, they maintained a store that became known around their southern Indiana community as a place to buy fresh citrus fruit. However, despite their background of eating fresh food off the land, it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that the Overholts discovered BarleyLife and began making intentional healthy choices. Ruth continued, “Andrew suffered a lot from allergies, flus, colds and bronchitis. When the weather got cold, Andrew would get sick. We later discovered that you don’t have to live like that.”

The first half of Ruth’s theory of health was influenced by Andrew’s Rejuvenation Therapy Clinic, which served health needs through colonics and distribution of Herbal Fiberblend. It was through this avenue that the Overholts really began to see their AIM business grow. Andrew believed that his own example of keeping his colon cleansed through the use of Herbal Fiberblend was a large part of why people continued to come back for more products.

Today, Ruth has plenty of reasons to still believe in her philosophy of health. At eighty-nine years of age, Ruth is not on any medications and does not suffer from any sort of bodily aches or pains. In fact, she still occasionally helps her daughter with housecleaning jobs and has plenty of energy for the people in her life.

Making healthy choices with AIM products did not just benefit Andrew and Ruth. It also gave their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a legacy of health to appreciate and build upon in their own lives. Ruth concluded, “The Lord is blessing me every day.”

—Ruth Overholt,  Chairman’s Club Director

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

Our Journey with AIM

Joseph and Emma Miller, AIM Chairman’s Club Directors

For every Member who has succeeded in reaching the title of Chairman’s Club Director, there’s a unique story to be told. The AIM journey of Joseph and Emma Miller is no exception.

Joseph and Emma both came from large families and spent their childhoods on nearby farms in Ohio. Joseph grew up on a dairy farm, just down the road from their present-day home in Dundee. Emma’s family’s farm was about ten miles away in Holmes County, in the middle of the largest Amish settlement in the world.

In his teens, Joseph began working as a trainer in a horse stable, eventually becoming a farrier, a craftsman who trims and shoes the hooves of horses. “I was interested in horses all my life,” Joseph said. He was one of the first to provide a local, mobile farrier service, going farm to farm on his tractor and trailer.

Emma always enjoyed school as a child and competed in local and regional spelling bees. She would go on to win at an event that gave her the opportunity to travel with her parents to Washington, D.C., and compete. It is not surprising that Emma later became involved with education.

During her years as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse, Emma was part of the same youth group as Joseph. In 2002, he asked Emma for her friendship and about a year later, they wed. “Soon after we married, we wanted to start a family,” Emma said. However, there were health challenges that began around nine months into their marriage.

Emma had been experiencing abdominal pain, which turned out to be primarily endometriosis. This was not good news for a young couple wanting to start a family. At the same time, they were reluctant to go with the recommended surgery and medication.
Fortunately, a friend gave Emma a handout on estrogen dominance, of which she had a number of its symptoms. She called the number on the bottom, connecting her with Marlene Rawls, AIM Star Sapphire Director.

Emma began taking the AIM products recommended by Marlene: The Garden Trio, Herbal Fiberblend, Composure and Renewed Balance. After about six weeks, Joseph and Emma were expecting their first child.

Marcus was born nine weeks early, but his size and hardiness were affirmation that Emma’s healthy nutritional changes had made a difference for their first child. The following spring, tests showed that Emma’s health issues had simply cleared up. Over the years, Joseph and Emma would have two more children: a daughter, Carrie Anne, and a sec­ond son, Christopher Daniel.

Other people in the community began asking Emma for help after hearing about
her health success. Marlene coached and encour­aged Emma, telling her that she knew a lot more than she thought she did.

Since joining AIM in 2005, Joseph and Emma have learned a lot about maintaining wellness. Beginning with one-on-one consultations for neighbors, it wasn’t long before they were participating in local and regional meetings. By sharing their knowledge, many people began to experience health improvements.

As the years went by, Joseph and Emma promoted title by title and were on their way to Chairman’s Club Directors. Interestingly enough, Dr. John Shewfelt predicted that Emma would reach this pinnacle title after hearing her speak at a meeting in Iowa and witnessing many women asking her questions. At home, the telephone was constantly ringing: so many people needed help.

Then in January 2015, Marcus began having soreness in one of his knees, causing him to fall on several occasions. At first, the Millers thought it was growing pains, but an X-ray revealed a tumor in his leg just behind the knee. In June, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.

The recommended chemotherapy treat­ment did not do what it was supposed to do. “We stepped everything up with his nutrition,” Joseph said. “. . . osteosarcoma is very hard to deal with.” Emma added, “I still feel that some cancers would respond a whole lot better to the nutrition than what osteosarcoma did.” Tragically, Marcus passed away in May 2016. “He was very precious, but he went to be with the Lord,” Emma acknowledged. “We have good hope that someday we can meet him again.”

Living through such a tragedy left the Miller family with unimaginable grief and a palpable sense of loss. Understandably, Joseph and Emma were unable to focus on their AIM business. That’s when their AIM family stepped in to help.

Ralph Peterson encouraged them to go for the Chairman’s Club Director title and sent out letters to their downline asking them to support the Millers in this quest, and they did. “So thanks to Ralph,” Emma stated. “He’s the one who propelled us to actually be going for Chairman’s Club.” Joseph and Emma reached this title in December 2016. “Now that we have more time and energy that we can dedicate to it, we can get back in the AIM business.”

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