We Need to Be Bold!

Recently promoted to Chairman’s Club Director, Ralph Peterson joined AIM in 1989. His doctor had told him that his knees would be replaced one day due to painful arthritis. His friend AIM Director Wendell Berg stepped in. He said, “Ralph, why don’t you try this green stuff?” Ralph said that his knees were totally worn out and that “green stuff” wasn’t going to help. So Wendell offered to give Ralph a free canister if Ralph promised to use the whole thing. Ralph agreed and decided to take large doses to get rid of the pain faster. Within two weeks, his knees stopped hurting. Ralph hasn’t looked back.

“I’m so thankful that Wendell was persistent,” Ralph said. “He was bold enough to share with me the green stuff, known today as BarleyLife. How can I even say thank you? He changed my life, made it livable again because he was bold. We need to be bold. We need to share. We know what BarleyLife does. It’s our obligation to share with those around us.”

After taking BarleyLife for a while, Ralph got to thinking that a lot of people could benefit from it. At that time, Ralph had two stores where people came to shop. He made sure each one of his customers learned about BarleyLife. He realized that he could build a business by selling BarleyLife. His checks from AIM kept getting bigger, and Ralph kept on sharing the product. Twenty-seven years later, Ralph’s
business has really grown!

Ralph worked alongside his late wife Phyllis. He did most of the talking, but she did the legwork. She prepared things and sent mailings. If someone asked for information, she’d be the one who sent a packet. She kept inventory, made copies, did the ordering, all that stuff. She allowed Ralph to do the talking, the thing he enjoyed most while she toiled behind the scenes. They worked together run­ning multiple businesses, but Ralph says that their AIM business was their favorite.

Ralph has shared AIM with numerous people. He shared the product with Star Sapphire Director Marlene Rawls, who shared with her sister-in-law Chairman’s Club Director Charlotte Thompson, who went on to share the products with people who shared the products throughout the whole country. Neither woman wanted to create a big business, but by sharing it with one person and then another, they were able to affect many lives in a positive way, including their own.

“That is what building a business does. You never know what may happen, but you’re faithful, and sharing with one person can touch thousands. People ask me ‘how can I get to Chairman’s Club?’ Well, it takes a lot of hard work, but you just have to start with one person and introduce them to the products: BarleyLife, RediBeets, Just Carrots. Then do it again. Share with one more and then one more, and pretty soon you’re a Director. Just never give up. You don’t have to do it overnight. It took me twenty-seven years, but I’m here. It’s a great journey! Some do it in less time because they work harder at it. It’s not easy, but you can do it. Everybody can. Don’t say, ‘oh, there’s some easier way.’ ”

“Now that I’ve reached my goal of Chairman’s Club, I just want to do more of it. I want to share with more people. One of the things I really appreciate because of my achievements from AIM is the freedom I have to do things now that I didn’t get to do with my own family. I can do them with my grandkids. I can go to their sporting events, their musical events and take them out for dinner. And that’s why I really appreciate the things that AIM has given me, and again I say, thank you, AIM.”

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

Note: Since 1982, The AIM Companies (AIM) has been promoting health and providing economic opportunity with an unparalleled product line and a rewarding compensation plan.

RediBeets Being Tested in Clinical Trials

Clare Zamzow, PhD candidate at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, is using AIM’s RediBeets in an upcoming clinical trial at the college’s Human Performance Lab. The trial will test the effects of dietary nitrate on trained athletes during wingate trials.

A wingate trial, for those unfamiliar, is similar to riding a stationary bicycle. The experience, however, is much, much different. Prior to the test, the wingate is adjusted to a rider’s body weight. The participant hops on the apparatus and pedals, warming up for thirty seconds. At that point, the test subject is asked to pedal as hard and as fast as he or she can, but then the resistance—which is based on body weight—kicks in. It suddenly feels like you’re running through thick mud, each revolution of the pedal becoming slower and more cumbersome. A thirty-second trial becomes an eternity, a sixty-second trial, a nightmare.

Although the test is unpleasant for the participants, it’s a great way to measure maximum endurance and power output in a short amount of time. Each participant in the study is asked to participate twice in this study, once after drinking RediBeets and once after using a placebo drink. Then at the end of the study, Zamzow will compare the two time trials and look for significant statistical patterns in the data. Participants are also asked to test their dietary nitrate levels with Berkeley Test® Strips.

The AIM Companies™ has provided the RediBeets to the clinical trial. We are excited by the prospect of having our product used in advancement of science. The majority of studies on beet juice have shown positive results, i.e., beet juice improves athletic performance.

One other item of note: Red Rush was disallowed due to the concern that Red Rush’s great-tasting cherries and lemons could somehow interfere with the data collection. However, the results will still be applicable to Red Rush.

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

NOTE: Since 1982, The AIM Companies™ (AIM) has been promoting health and providing economic opportunity with an unparalleled product line and a rewarding compensation plan. As a leader in the health and nutrition industry, AIM has pioneered green juice drinks and an assortment of whole-food concentrates while maintaining a consistent income source for its Member distributors.

The Secret Power of LeafGreens and Proancynol 2000

Oxidative stress is associated with disease, weight gain and the aging process. One of the ways that the body fights oxidative stress is with antioxidant enzymes released by the NRF2 pathway. NRF2 is a protein that lies dormant in each cell. Once that protein is activated, it slips into the cell’s nucleus and triggers the defense systems there, releasing very powerful antioxidant enzymes like superoxide dismutase, glutathione and catalase. These enzymes are very effective at destroying the free radicals that cause oxidative stress. If the NRF2 pathway is triggered regularly, it may significantly reduce overall oxidative stress.

High-quality antioxidants do battle with oxidative stress firsthand.

Although there are multiple ways to trigger this pathway, the simplest and most effective is through the foods that we eat. The dietary pathway trigger alpha
lipoic acid is found in spinach, broccoli and tomatoes. Another one, sulforaphane (Biology Redux, 2013) is found in broccoli, cauliflower and kale, and
resveratrol resides in grapes and cranberries. Drinking green tea, intermittent fasting and exercising seem to work, too.

The AIM Companies™ offers three powerful products that activate the NRF2 pathway. Proancynol 2000 contains both alpha lipoic acid and green tea. It also has a selection of other high-quality antioxidants, all of which do battle with oxidative stress firsthand.

Food sources of sulforaphane are extremely potent pathway triggers.

LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens are good food sources of sulforaphane, an extremely potent pathway trigger. These products also contain the antioxidant enzyme glutathione, which is also released by the NRF2 pathway. Although it is hard to absorb dietary glutathione, food sources of glutathione are extremely important to overall glutathione bioavailability. A 2016 study in Biology Redux linked glutathione to a significant reduction in age-related decline.

If you’re looking to lose weight, put the brakes on age-related decline, or just stay as healthy as possible, look no further than the AIM product line. We hold our products to the highest standards of quality and nutrition!

NOTE: Since 1982, The AIM Companies™ (AIM) has been promoting health and providing economic opportunity with an unparalleled product line and a rewarding compensation plan. As a leader in the health and nutrition industry, AIM has pioneered green juice drinks and an assortment of whole-food concentrates while maintaining a consistent income source for its Member distributors.

 

AIMing for the 2017 National Senior Games

Celebrating the fact that you can be actively fit at any age, the National Senior Games celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2017. And AIM Directors Gary and Debra Pugh will be in Birmingham, Alabama, from June 7–11 to compete.

“We live in Abernathy, Texas, but we traveled to Oklahoma in the fall of 2016 to qualify for the nationals in the 50–54 age group,” Debra said. “You have to be in the top four of the state, and there are around 10,000 people across the country who try.”

For twenty-five years, the Pughs have been taking AIM nutrition, which has helped relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia that Debra had experienced since the age of fifteen. This lifestyle change at the age of twenty-six also alleviated her allergies, asthma, eczema and irritable bowel syndrome.

“I take almost all of the products in cycles that I rotate throughout the year to keep my organs and tissues healthy. I call it my ‘recipe’ for feeling fit and healthy,” Debra stated. “Exercise is part of the lifestyle that Gary and I have chosen, and AIM is part of that healthy lifestyle too.”

Debra is a personal trainer, and her podiatrist inspired her to get in shape and be a part of the National Senior Games. “He competed in track and field at the games, but with my foot pain, I couldn’t run,” Debra explained. “So I started swimming and found out I was a lot faster than I thought, qualifying in 50-yard freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.”

“I’m a high school principal, and my primary form of exercise is cycling,” Gary said. “Like swimming, it’s not as problematic for the body. I qualified in the 20 and 40k cycling events.” His AIM regimen consists of BarleyLife, fit ’n fiber, Herbal Release and Red Rush. “Gary and I could not have trained or qualified without the AIM products,” Debra added.

The AIM Companies™ wishes Gary and Debra great success in this year’s National Senior Games.

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

NOTE: Since 1982, The AIM Companies™ (AIM) has been promoting health and providing economic opportunity with an unparalleled product line and a rewarding compensation plan. As a leader in the health and nutrition industry, AIM has pioneered green juice drinks and an assortment of whole-food concentrates while maintaining a consistent income source for its Member distributors.

 

AIM Nutrition: Essential for Good Health

With such a wide variety of AIM Nutrition available to Members, sometimes a little direction is needed, especially for those new to AIM. To keep it simple, let’s look at nutrition that is considered to be essential on a daily basis: greens, fiber and essential fatty acids (EFAs). AIM has supplemental options to increase the intake of all three.

Greens

Even though the body benefits from the wealth of nutrients in dark, leafy greens, many people don’t like them or simply don’t eat enough. AIM provides four different concentrated greens to choose from, providing an abundance of nutrients in easily absorbed powders.

BarleyLife is a barley grass juice powder concentrate that nurtures whole-body health with a rich source of essentials, such as antioxidants, chlorophyll, enzymes, minerals, phytonutrients and vitamins. Each nutrient is made in balance by nature.

BarleyLife Xtra delivers all of the above along with the powders of eighteen fruit and vegetables that offer additional vitamin C and a sweet taste.

LeafGreens combines the juice powder of barley grass and the powders of five green superfoods, arugula, broccoli sprouts, kale, spinach and Swiss chard, delivering exceptional plant nutrients such as quercetin, kaempferol and sulforaphane.

CoCoa LeafGreens includes the antioxidant and flavonoid benefits of three kinds of cocoas, adding a chocolaty taste to LeafGreens.

Fiber

Having a well-functioning digestive system is essential for good health. Maintaining a high-fiber intake is vital, but statistics show most people get far less than they need. AIM offers two fiber supplements.

Herbal Fiberblend combines psyllium for soluble and insoluble fiber and a variety of cleansing herbs that detoxify and provide gentle relief of constipation.

fit ’n fiber peach contains six sources of fiber and five botanicals in a daily supplement that increases fiber intake, promotes regularity, aids in satiety and assists with weight management.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

Good health depends on the dietary intake of omega-3 and -6 EFAs, the good fats that the body cannot produce. Most people do not get sufficient amounts.

AIMega delivers encapsulated organic seed oils for a plant source of EFAs, which every cell in the body requires to grow and function optimally.

Greens, fiber and EFAs are essential on a daily basis. Make sure you get yours!

NOTE: Since 1982, The AIM Companies™ (AIM) has been promoting health and providing economic opportunity with an unparalleled product line and a rewarding compensation plan. As a leader in the health and nutrition industry, AIM has pioneered green juice drinks and an assortment of whole-food concentrates while maintaining a consistent income source for its Member distributors.

Healthiest Version of Yourself

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Shared by Heather Fausett, AIM Director in Auckland, New Zealand 

Twenty years ago, at the age of thirty-two, Heather Fausett was diagnosed with a rare form of thyroid cancer, with a very poor prognosis. She had the tumor removed, and six weeks post-op, her health had made a miraculous turnaround.

Before her diagnosis, Heather lived a life almost devoid of fresh fruit and vegetables and high in meat and dairy products. She and her husband, Grant, quickly understood the necessary health changes they needed to make, and they increased their raw food intake to ninety percent.

They started taking AIM’s BarleyLife, mostly for the super­oxide dis­mutase (SOD) and anti­oxidant content and within a week started to feel like teenagers.

Heather joined AIM to pur­chase BarleyLife at wholesale prices. She discovered that using the AIM products was a cost-effective and convenient way to consume whole foods and to juice without the mess and difficulty of accessing organic vegetables, to say nothing of saving time!

The Fausetts met Chairman’s Club Directors Mary-Ann and Mark Shearer at the Hawaiian Celebration in 2002, and since then, Heather’s mantra is to help others improve the quality of their lives through good nutrition.

Periodically, Heather runs Healthy Living seminars in her local community. Her aim is to get folks educated, energized and enthusiastic about becoming the very best version of themselves. Her philosophy is that this can be fun and easy, if we learn a few basic concepts because the body is very forgiving and corrects itself, if we look after it properly!

Heather and Grant enjoyed a three-day hike on the Hollyford Track in the South Island of New Zealand in December. Heather and Grant’s three daughters, Kate, Christina and Rochelle (with spouses), are pictured above post-jog after their Christmas Day lunch. They were raised on AIM’s BarleyLife since they were in pre-school. All three are in their twenties and are keen athletes and users of the AIM products.

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

What’s at the Source of Your Pain?

Physical pain can occur anywhere in your body. It may be the result of an injury, such as banging your knee or toe, straining your back to lift something, or tripping and falling. The resulting pain is the inflammatory response of your body to heal the damage. Even when the source is not so obvious it is usually inflammation that generates the pain you feel.

Inflammation signals that the body is trying to heal itself from external or internal injury by removing or neutralizing harmful materials, including bacteria, damaged cells, free radicals and viruses. However, long-term inflammation is not a healing thing; it is the root cause of most health problems, such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease and many types of cancer. Lifestyle—lack of exercise, exposure to environmental toxins, stress, etc.—contributes to chronic inflammation. Poor dietary choices play a huge role in internal inflammation that, over time, manifests itself as illness.

It is so easy to reach for a drug in response to pain for immediate relief without healing at the source of the problem. However, the most common over-the-counter and prescription drugs can have side effects and increase the risk of various conditions: perforated ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, acute liver failure or even heart attack1. It is an individual choice, and one that should not be taken lightly.

Fortunately, there are natural options available. Choosing the whole food in AIM BarleyLife® to internally bathe your body with anti-inflammatory greens is just one of the natural alternatives. How much you take depends on the severity of your condition, so you can take more than one spoonful. BarleyLife is concentrated, whole food, so instead of synthetic chemicals, it gives your body naturally balanced vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and chlorophyll—the green cleanser and healer.

If you have painful joints, supplement with the pain-relieving ingredients in AIM Frame Essentials: glucosamine, boswellia resin, and methyl-sulfonyl-methane (MSM).

Getting to the source of your pain by using natural nutrients is the healthiest way to help your natural body to heal itself. Supplementing with AIM products is one of the best lifestyle choices a person can make. Ultimately, you determine the destiny of your health.

1http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/high-doses-common-pain-drugs-heart-attack-study-article-1.1358645

1http://www.ajprjournal.com/zip.php?file=File_Folder/225-230(ajpr).pdf&id=167&quat=5

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