The Difference AIM Makes throughout the Years

Years

Shared by Albert and Elyssa Alvarez, AIM Directors in Weiser, Idaho

This is our thirty-second year with AIM, and this last year has shown us how much we have benefited from taking AIM products. We are very thankful to the Lord for directing us to AIM.

In April 2014, my husband, Albert, was limping so badly that the Forest Service made him resign from his job after thirteen years of service. He had to undergo a total hip replacement in June. Before the surgery, his nurse told him that it was the first time she had taken the stats of someone who was Albert’s age and not on medication. Right after the operation, we found him sitting up eating his dinner. The nurses called him amazing in his recovery. The day after surgery, the nurse asked him if he could walk 30 feet and he walked 130 feet without a problem. His immune system was very strong, and he had hardly any pain. Even the home health nurses said it was very unusual for him to be so healthy after a hip replacement. A month later, the doctor signed a letter stating he could go back to work at the Forest Service with no restrictions although his employer said that was too soon. They didn’t hire him back until April 2015. Albert turned eighty in July.

In January 2015, my doctor had me get a colonoscopy. He thought I was constipated when I started having problems in December. I’ve never been constipated except once when I was a teenager. How surprised we were when the doctor found my colon almost closed off by a cancerous tumor. Cancer was the last thing I thought I would ever experience since I watch what I eat, and I have been very health conscious for over fifty years. My life was not my own from January until May 4 as I had chemo and radiation, but thankfully I was never sick nor did I lose my hair. The main products I took faithfully were at least 3 to 6 heaping tablespoons of AIM BarleyLife®, 1 to 2 tablespoons of AIM Just Carrots® and 2 teaspoons of AIM RediBeets® every day.

My surgery was on May 4, and my doctor said it was textbook perfect. The nurses commented on my excellent health, saying I wasn’t a typical patient. Feeling great and having no pain, it was hard not to overdo it in recovery. The doctor was able to remove the tumor close to my rectum without requiring me to have a colostomy bag.

We thank the Lord for his amazing mercy to both my husband and me. We have excellent doctors in McCall, Idaho, for which we are grateful. Again, we thank AIM for their excellent health products. We are baffled over me even getting cancer, but the Lord knows the reason. If I can help someone with their health, it will be worth it all.

I just received my AIM order last week with the new Living Well magazine (June 2015). I am really excited about the article about the AIM Mag-nificence™ magnesium lotion. A day or two before getting my order, I fell flat on my stomach on our driveway, twisting my ankle. By evening my ankle started hurting, and that night I had shooting pains whenever I tried walking on it. Thinking I would have to get it X-rayed in the morning, I soaked my foot using the crystals and then rubbed the lotion over my foot. Praying about it, we went to bed, and by morning the pain had left. It was a little swollen but thankfully the pain never returned. Thank you, AIM, for publishing that excellent article.

A Holistic Approach to the Healthy Cell Concept

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AIM Director Nancy Tam’s Water-Wise Garden won the 2014 National Environmental Achievement Award and the 2013 Keep Texas Beautiful Award. Whether she’s tending garden or nurturing her body with AIM BarleyLife®, Nancy keeps the Healthy Cell Concept™ in mind.

“I work for a water district. We have a role in educating the public and city officials about water conservation. Ten years ago due to my passion for gardening, I had the opportunity to help my company by installing the landscape around a new facility. In order to save money and for educational purposes, I redesigned the landscape with water conservation in mind, so I used more drought-resistant and native plants. I created three different styles of garden: Japanese, hill country, and English. If I wanted people to copy my Water-Wise Gardens, I had to make them attractive and easy. So I made a datasheet that was like a recipe.

“The water-wise garden is totally organic, which makes sense. There is no need to use harmful chemicals. When you’re handling pesticides and herbicides, you can inhale the poison. If you touch them without gloves, they are absorbed into your skin and can negatively impact your body.

“Harmful chemicals in the garden are as dangerous as the harmful chemicals one can absorb through food. That’s why we go organic. Using organic products means less disease and fewer allergies. We should apply the Healthy Cell Concept to our environment in addition to our bodies.

“Back in ‘89, I got really sick with allergies from pollen and food. I had anemia, hives, migraines, and total fatigue all the time. I went for medical help. I’m a good patient. I did what they told me, but none of them put a focus on nutrition. A friend of mine asked me to see Loretta Shu (Chairman’s Club Director). I almost didn’t. I was so tired. When I met her, there was no sales presentation, just a nice friendly get-together. She told me about BarleyLife. That was a turning point for me.

“Gradually, I began taking BarleyLife on a daily basis. Every time I had the desire to drink a soda
or something else unhealthy, I drank BarleyLife instead. I didn’t expect a miracle to happen, but it did. In four to five weeks, my energy levels were better. It was both so sudden and so gradual that it took me awhile to realize that the BarleyLife was making a difference. One day I noticed that I hadn’t used my extra-strength aspirin in three weeks. I used to eat them like candies because my head hurt so much, but now all my symptoms were gone.

“After I regained my own health, I learned about the Healthy Cell Concept and other AIM products. AIM is so good about teaching health. In 2000, my fifteen-year-old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He went blind for six months. I was able to encourage him to incorporate the Healthy Cell Concept into his life and guided him to seek alternative health options whenever possible. He regained some of his eyesight, and his tumor went away. He finished high school and college and now owns his own business. The Healthy Cell Concept has impacted my family personally. Without BarleyLife, I wouldn’t have been able to do all things that I do with my career. Good health is really the biggest wealth because you can’t enjoy a good laugh without it.”

AIM Business Passed Down to Granddaughter…

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...but she made Director on her own. 

AIM Director Tiki McIntyre of New Orleans has been drinking AIM’s green barley powder since she was a little kid. “I started taking it regularly about twenty-two years ago, but my father, Patrick Ryan, originally introduced me to it as a small child. He was always into fitness and health. He was an AIM Director who made a couple of thousand dollars a month in checks and went to a bunch of conferences like the one in Alaska. We had a hardware store and bike shop. He worked his AIM business from there. If anyone bought AIM’s green barley powder out of the Alexandria area in those days, they bought it from him. All different kinds of people came to the hardware store to talk to him about it. He had a massive downline. One of the things he told me was that ‘You have to have meetings.’ Dad had meetings all the time.

“Father would say ‘no white sugar, no white rice’ and he posted a sign up with that on it at the store. That’s what he’s taught me and that’s what I’ve taught my children. He baked his own bread and ate whole grains. He finally had to quit selling AIM products because it conflicted with his insurance job. He still takes AIM BarleyLife® and AIM Herbal Fiberblend®. He is meticulous about it. He had to give his business to his wife. I didn’t inherit the business from dad, I took over my grandfather’s business and made Director on my own. “

Tiki’s grandfather, Jerry L. Ryan, signed up under her father and she still has his briefcase containing old AIM Companies magazines, lots of brochures, and pamphlets with tips on how to take barley powder and caplets. The briefcase even has an old AIM advertising kit that looks like it was printed out on a dot matrix printer. There’s also promotional material that the Member literally has to cut out pictures of the AIM Garden Trio® with scissors. Her sister and her aunt are also AIM Members.

“I’m a personal trainer and studied exercise physiology at Louisiana State University. I firmly believe that healthcare problems start with what you put in your mouth and how active you are. If a machine sits out in the field and doesn’t do anything, it gets all rusty. That’s just what happens to your body.

“I like to live like a New Orleanian. I like to eat the local foods and have a glass of wine with friends. That’s why the AIM products are so great. I drink the AIM juices and if I want to go out to dinner then I can and I know that my nutrition has been taken care of. I can enjoy life without scrimping around eating celery all the time. The standard American diet doesn’t give people enough nutrition, but with the AIM products, I don’t have to worry about it as much. I don’t have to adhere to any crazy diet plan. Juicing with the AIM products is sustainable and easy. It’s there and it’s done. If I had to do all that juicing and had to clean the juicer and the counters and deal with the rinds and stuff, I wouldn’t do it. I’m too busy. That’s why the AIM products are so great for me. My husband, my kids and I are able to maintain healthy, nutritious diets conveniently.

“I’m going to continue the family legacy by passing on AIM to my kids. My husband’s daughter is taking the AIM products. I’m going to sign her up when she goes off to school. She takes BarleyLife, Herbal Fiberblend and AIM Proancynol®. Proancynol really helps her with her allergies.

“My kids love BarleyLife. My two-year-old and I were at a member of my downline’s house when she saw a BarleyLife canister there. She near-hyperventilated with excitement, pointing and yelling ‘Yes!’ ‘Yes!’ All my kids love it. I put the Garden Trio powder and a little flour into a bowl and my kids play with it like pixie sticks. They eat it dry. I was at the gym and one of my clients complained about his knee and my daughter happened to be there. She said ‘if you took your BarleyLife, your knee wouldn’t hurt.’ She was three when she said that. Around our house, we don’t drink chocolate milk, we drink AIM CoCoa LeafGreens®. We don’t drink Gatorade, we drink AIM Peak Endurance®.

“Nowadays, you have to be vigilant about nutrition. In my grandfather’s time, you just had nutrition—from the garden, snap peas and carrots. Back then, they had to cook. They didn’t have McDonald’s on every corner and trans fat. They used real butter and it was fine.

“We’re working with the other moms and the school to limit the amount of sugar at birthday parties. The food they serve at school is substandard. It’s in the best interest of the schools to serve the best foods. Instead they serve fruit that’s been soaking in syrup. They give kids sugary foods and expect them to behave properly and not to crave more sugar. It’s crazy how much sugar is in the food. I could scream it from the mountaintops. My sister’s kid has ADHD and when she takes BarleyLife and cuts back on her sugar intake, it really helps.

I believe a lot of problems will go away if you have proper nutrition. I believe in AIM.”

Relief from Urinary Tract Infections

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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.

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

Natural Living with AIM

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Back in 1997, AIM Director Liana Kopalyan thought she was headed for a career as an attorney. With a BA in hand, law school was the next step. After marrying Nerses Kopalyan, she decided to take a year off before continuing her studies.

During that time off, she found a small cyst after performing a breast self-exam. Her doctor recommended that the benign, tumorous mass be surgically removed. Within less than a year, it grew back. Her grandmother had died from breast cancer, so Liana felt there was a high possibility that the same thing could happen to her.

“I remember praying to God to show me what was wrong with my body,” Liana said. The next day she received a telephone call from Alice Muradyan, her friend and AIM Director, about a seminar in Mission Viejo, California, being conducted by Mary-Ann Shearer, AIM Chairman’s Club Director. Liana went to the event with a friend. “I was crying the entire time during the seminar,” she admitted. Approaching Mary-Ann afterward, Liana asked her for help.

Mary-Ann put her on a lifestyle-changing program, assuring Liana that within a month her body would repair itself and the cyst would melt away. “I bought everything Mary-Ann was selling, stocking up on AIM BarleyLife®, and then reading her books and doing research,” Liana said. “Deciding to do everything new, I trashed all of the bad food in my kitchen and went shopping at Whole Foods.”

Having decided to be 100 percent committed to the recommended lifestyle changes, it took only two weeks for her body to heal. To make sure that the cyst was no longer there, she went back to the same doctor who was now confused about whether it was the right or left breast because the cyst was gone. “It’s not difficult to comprehend. My body healed itself with nutrition like BarleyLife,” Liana stated. “I constantly take it!”

The journey to becoming an attorney reached a fork in the road at this point in Liana’s life. Instead of going to law school, she took Mary-Ann’s two-year course to become a Natural Health Consultant. Liana explained, “I got serious about good health for my family.”

In 2002, the family moved from California to Nevada, where they began attending the International Church of Las Vegas. “Our pastors, Paul and Denise Goulet, became our spiritual parents,” Liana stated, “providing leadership and bible training. After getting to know us, they supported me in teaching nutrition classes for the church.” She used Mary- Ann’s book as an outline and added fitness lessons as well.

Since 2010, Liana has been using her own workbook, 7 Keys to Vibrant Health, which makes it easy to understand and implement the lifestyle changes required to achieve and maintain wellness. Supplementing with AIM nutrition is one of the keys.

“I teach people that with the correct nutrition, the body can heal itself,” Liana  said. “As a general rule, I recommend the Daily Essentials—BarleyLife® for greens, AIMega® for omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids, and AIM Herbal Fiberblend® for fiber and cleansing herbs. During the winter months, the AIM Garden Trio® is a must.”

Thousands of people have gone through Liana’s Natural Living program, and most arrived with health issues that ranged from the common cold, the flu, and weight management to life-threatening problems, including high cholesterol, depression, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. By practicing the lessons learned, thousands have had incredible success, such as AIM Group Builder Gil Quintana, who was able to reverse a type 2 diabetes diagnosis and went on to become a part of Liana’s team.

“I have amazing team members with incredible testimonials,” Liana acknowledged, “including a woman who was able to heal from uterine cancer. Without chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery, three tumors disappeared within six months. She healed the natural way.”

Word of mouth is one of the most effective forms of advertising, and word got out about Liana and her effective methodology. Class sizes and schedules increased, and it was not long before she was holding seminars outside of Las Vegas for audiences of 100 to 1,000 in places such as Mexico and as far away as Armenia, where Liana was born and raised. She also teaches private clients from the USA, France, Holland, and Russia.

Her original intent to keep her family in good health has also come to pass. Liana and her husband, Nerses, who is a full-time pastor of the Armenian Church of Las Vegas have two daughters, Ovsanna and Loyda, and a son, Samuel. All three children take AIM products.

Liana is currently working out of a wellness center in Las Vegas and in the process of opening her own nutrition center. Her vision is to provide 100 percent natural products and services for clients and students local and abroad.

Looking back on what Liana feels is a divine connection that led her on this journey, she acknowledged, “I am grateful to Mary-Ann Shearer for restoring my health. Over the years she has been my teacher, professor, role model, and now an amazing mentor.”

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve