How Long Are Your Telomeres?

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First things first: what are telomeres and why should they be long? Telomeres protect the ends of our chromosomes, keeping DNA from unravelling and affecting the speed at which our cells age. The shorter our telomeres, the shorter lives we live and the poorer our health. The longer our telomeres, the longer we live in good health.

With that out of the way, the fact is that telomeres are not that easy to measure. You’d have to undergo specialized diagnostic testing to determine their length. The good thing is that it is not necessary to have them measured because a scientific study has proven that you can increase the measurable length of your telomeres by making four lifestyle changes.

How to Lengthen your Telomeres

  1. Eat a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet.
  2.  Exercise moderately, such as walking 20-30 minutes a day.
  3. Do stress management techniques, including yoga, meditation, or prayer.
  4.  Get more social support, love, and intimacy in your life.

These sound incredibly similar to the Healthy Cell Concept™ that the AIM Companies™ has been promoting for decades. If you want to lengthen your telomeres (and your life), begin making these changes. This can be accomplished at any age according to Dr. Dean Ornish, the president and founder of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute (PMRI).

The Research
Following a group of thirty-five men with early-stage prostate cancer, scientists conducted a five-year pilot study on the positive effects of these lifestyle changes at the PMRI and the UC San Francisco, a university exclusively focused on health.

In the control group of people that did not make these four changes, their telomeres got 3 percent shorter. Those who made these lifestyle changes increased the length of their telomeres by almost 10 percent. It’s as simple as that.

The study also showed that the greater the lifestyle changes, the better the results. Thirty-six years of studies have also revealed that making such changes can reverse conditions such as heart disease and prostate cancer. The proof is in the research.

It is fascinating that the use of high technology has shown that simple, low-tech methods of improving your health may be the most effective, proving that your body has the remarkable ability to heal itself.

Whether you choose to live your life this way for healing or prevention, science has proven the benefits of making these lifestyle changes. Start lengthening with AIM BarleyLife®!

My Journey to Healthy and Beyond

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Shared by Tamara Matteson, AIM Preferred Member, Grants Pass, Oregon

I have been overweight all of my life, attending my first Weight Watchers meeting at the age of nine. By 2002 I had reached my all-time, heaviest weight of 293 pounds. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I began a journey to find my way to good health.

Using a variety of different diets and methods, I have managed to lose over 100 pounds, but I was still not eating very healthy and felt tired all the time. My blood sugar continued to be unstable.

This changed when I found The AIM Companies and My Busy Healthy Life with AIM Director Celeste Davis. After doing a twenty-one-day cleanse, I felt great and my blood sugar stabilized. I am now learning how to maintain these improvements. AIM products are awesome, and my body loves them.

Lifestyle changes along the way have been essential to keeping the weight off. I am not
eating fast food for nearly every meal any more. Even though it took several years to end an addiction to drinking soda pop, I gave it up. [Editor’s note: U.S. studies show that soda drinking is associated with a 25 percent increase in the risk of developing diabetes.] I started eating more foods that were raw and natural.

It is still quite a challenge to get the recommended daily servings of vegetables. I think that is why I am so excited about AIM products like the Garden Trio®. I can easily get the supplemental nutrition I need, making it so much easier to stay with the healthier choices I am trying to make. Since I started taking all the supplements, I feel so much better. I hope to share them with other people who have weight and health issues because I really do believe in AIM and the quality of the AIM products.

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

The AIM Direction

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Shared by Carol Campbell, AIM Director in Beaverton, Ontario

The day I walked into my doctor’s office after a routine mammogram sixteen years ago, I never thought I would hear her say, “You have breast cancer,” but she did. What a shock as I had been relatively healthy all of my life. That was the start of my journey to regain my health. The doctor sent me to a surgeon, who did a biopsy that confirmed the findings on the mammogram.

The surgeon said I should have surgery to remove the cancer or that he could remove my entire breast. He also advised radiation treatments after the surgery. I didn’t like the sound of any of this, so my husband took me to Princess Margaret Hospital for a second opinion. They said the same thing. I went back to the surgeon again, but God gave me no peace about having surgery and radiation treatments. I felt there had to be something natural I could do, so I prayed.

I am so thankful that God directed me to Edna Smith (AIM Chairman’s Club Director), who prayed with me and told me not to fear but to have faith. She explained that disease thrives in an acidic environment and AIM BarleyLife® is one of the most alkaline foods that you can put into your body.

I started to eat more fruit and vegetables and less meat as well as taking eight tablespoons of BarleyLife a day, two tablespoons at a time. I knew I was getting natural help by taking lots of this green nutrition and drinking fresh carrot juice as well. I also took four AIM Proancynol® 2000 capsules per day as it contains powerful antioxidants that fight disease-causing free radicals. To help clean out my colon, I added AIM Herbal Fiberblend® to my diet. It was good to know that I was cleaning out toxins and old garbage by taking Herbal Fiberblend and building my cells back to health with dietary changes, barley grass juice powder and carrot juice. My energy increased and I started to feel better after a couple of months.

When I went back for another mammogram two years later, there was no sign of cancer. I told my doctor what I had done nutritionally, but she wasn’t interested. I continue to have a yearly mammogram, and they are always clear. I thank God for the direction He gave me.

I am convinced that AIM nutrition is the best on the market, and I am living proof that it works.

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

The Difference AIM Makes throughout the Years

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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.