The Immune System and the Cancer Connection

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In 1971, the National Cancer Act waged a war on cancer. Massive research followed although cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death to this day.

Three main treatments are given to people with cancer: surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Other forms of treatment like hormonal therapy, biological therapy and stem cell transplant are also used, depending on the type of cancer. And there is a barrage of drugs prescribed for all forms of treatment.

Medical science has also explored the idea of using the body’s immune system to battle cancer: immunotherapy. The year 2013 saw the introduction of checkpoint inhibitors, drugs that trigger the immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells.

Sometimes the immune system is not able to recognize cancerous cells. The presence of specific proteins can make it seem cancer cells are normal to the immune system’s T-cells. It’s like being surrounded by friends, a few of which turn out to be mortal enemies. And they can multiply if left undetected.

Checkpoint inhibitor drugs block the ability of cancer cells to deceive the immune system, allowing T-cells to identify and kill them. But supporting the immune  system with these drugs can cause side effects, including a variety of inflammatory conditions.

There is also a long-standing belief that a natural, whole-body approach to battling diseases such as cancer can reactivate the body’s ability to heal itself with a strengthened immune system and without harmful side effects. More and more doctors are saying as much in magazine articles, books, videos, TED talks, etc. , including Dr. Lissa Rankin (New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine) and Dr. Dean Ornish (New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum).

It is believed that the key requirements of the body to heal itself are:

  • A low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet
  • Moderate exercise
  • Stress management
  • Social contact

The AIM Healthy Cell Concept has always recommended these requirements, and The AIM Companies has been providing supplemental, whole-food nutrition that supports a strong immune system since 1982.

The following products are just a handful in the AIM lineup: BarleyLife, AIMega and Herbal Fiberblend deliver essential plant-based nutrients that maintain good health. Peak Endurance and Red Rush suppor t exercise programs. Composure contributes to stress management. And being part of the AIM family offers connections to likeminded individuals.

The fact is that a strong immune system is vital for maintaining good health. And it is a widely held view that by giving the body what it requires to strengthen its defense, it can heal and take care of itself for a lifetime.

Healthy Aging

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Is it really true that if you have your health, you have everything?
The answer may depend on the people you ask, especially those who go through life suffering from long-term ailments or coping with life-threatening illnesses. What it may boil down to is that you can have all the luxuries that money can buy, but if you are chronically ill, all the stuff in the world will not have as much value as good health. That’s why the words “healthy aging” make a lot of sense. Living a lifetime in good physical and mental health may be the greatest gift that you give yourself.

Many things in life are beyond your control. Although it may seem as though health is one of those many things, you can have an incredible amount of control over the physical and mental state of your body.

It all begins in the cells: what you feed them, how much exercise you give them, the kind of environment you subject them to, the amount of protection you provide and the influence you have over them with your state of mind. Keeping all five factors on the positive side is the AIM of the Healthy Cell Concept. And you are never too young or too old to be on the healthy-aging path.

Perhaps the most important step to aging well is the food choices you make. When you feed your body nutrient-rich, whole food, you allow it to repair and replicate healthy cells. New cells are continuously reproduced throughout a lifetime, each with different sizes, shapes and jobs. For example, cells that are responsible for building muscle will excel when given healthy building-block sources of protein in sufficient amounts.

Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been in the business of providing nutrition that works perfectly into the concept of maintaining healthy cells. The variety of supplemental food choices from AIM is unparalleled: whole-food concentrates that help maintain whole-body health and supplements for specific targets of health improvement. Integrating them into your food intake may be the best step you take on the path toward healthy aging.

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.”

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the 2015 AIM Conference!

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It’s the final month to register for the 2015 AIM Conference, and the remaining rooms are being filled daily. So if you’re thinking of visiting the old Grand Canyon State, you may want to make the decision to go before there is no longer a decision to make.

10. The New, Improved Healthy Cell Concept

Back in the day,  the Healthy Cell Concept was a revolutionary holistic way of looking at health from the bottom up. Today, the concept is still as sound as ever, but the look will be updated to reflect modernity.

9. Arizona is a land of sun and flavor

Arizona is a beautiful state. It also houses the best canyon in the world. And if you’ve seen the Grand Canyon, there is very little reason to hunt around for other, lesser canyons. You’ve already seen numero uno.

8. The Hotel Has a Pool 

I don’t know about you guys, but if I get to go to this thing, I will spend all my off time getting raisin-y hands and swimming laps in the enormous outdoor pool that looks and is totally awesome.

7. A Basketball Court

You’ll get your cell exercise on the awesome full-size basketball court. Which AIM Member is the best basketball player? This will finally be decided, as it should be, on the court.

6. The Panel of Member-Experts

What makes our AIM Organization so great is that our Members are amazing people. This year, we’re going to let some of our capable Members take lead on the presentations.

5.  The Surprises!

There are surprises in store. Amazing surprises. Secret surprises. I can’t tell you what they are. That’s why they are surprises.

4. The Price

Due to the rescheduling, we were able to drastically reduce the price of conference and we passed the savings on to you!

3. Red Rush for Everyday use

Red Rush: Year One–Market the finest beet juice to a young, athletic crowd in order to help expand our markets.

Red Rush: Year Two/This Year–Market the finest beet juice to everyday people who need help with blood pressure, mobility and circulation. Find out more in Scottsdale.

2. Stoking that good, old Network-Marketing Passion

We’re a network-marketing company.  A lot of people get a great deal of satisfaction from their AIM businesses that they built with their strong, bare hands. It’s the kind of thing you can be proud of.  Successful Members will share their stories and their methods with those of you interested in taking up the mantle of entrepreneurship.  In Partnership for Life!

1. Your AIM Family

Nothing is better than seeing old friends and making new ones.  This Conference provides you with the opportunity to relight the fires of fellowship and communion with your friends, colleagues and mentors and also affords you the opportunity of touching new lives and making new memories.

Register for Conference here!