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

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

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.

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

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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.

Happy about AIM BarleyLife

In 2018, Clyde Walters will be ninety years old, and he has a lot to say to others so that they reach their tenth decade and beyond in good health. And it’s primarily about BarleyLife.

“I’m happy about BarleyLife. I can talk about it, and I can argue about it and never lose an argument,” Clyde said matter-of-factly. “I’m a classic example of what it can do for your health if you stick with it. I know people in their fifties who argue that I’d probably have the same good health if I hadn’t taken BarleyLife all these years. I say, ‘You’re not even sixty and you already have one foot in the grave.’ They don’t argue anymore.”

Clyde came across AIM’s juice powder of young barley plants in the early 1980s. “I’ve always had a lot of interest in vitamins and minerals,” Clyde stated, “so I did my studies on barley plants. I kind of analyzed everything AIM had and tried everything. It made sense to me.”

Being a successful car salesman, Clyde also looked at the AIM business angle. “I was fascinated with network marketing,” he explained. “I started selling jars of AIM’s barley grass juice powder and soon had a downline going that turned into a successful business.”

Clyde held seminars in many different cities, including Nashville, Tampa and Orlando, promoting to Star Sapphire Director in 2000. In St. Petersburg, his hometown, he would speak about AIM nutrition in front of crowds of 300–400 people in a church. People know him as the owner of a used car lot: Ace Motors and Garage. Clyde has a solid reputation for being a salesman that you can totally trust. He is not interested in taking advantage of people; he wants to help them.

While in college, Clyde took a good course on mental health that gave him valuable insights on how to accurately read people. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, he worked for twenty years as a police officer with the St. Petersburg Police Department in the motorcycle division.

As his career in law enforcement drew to a close, Clyde started selling motorcycles in his present-day location. After retiring in 1972, he began selling cars at Ace Motors, a business that has lasted for forty-five years. With about a year left on his dealer’s license, Clyde is considering a second retirement, closing the shop and selling the property. If he does, it will be really difficult for people in the area to find another
Clyde Walters.

When asked about the AIM products that he takes, Clyde said, “I settled down on Proancynol 2000 (two capsules daily for additional antioxidants) and BarleyLife capsules. I take five in the morning and then some more in the afternoon. BarleyLife gives me more energy than any other product I’ve taken ever did.” And you can’t argue about that with him either.

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 and distributes whole-food powder concentrates  like BarleyLife and nutritional supplements through network marketing by our Members.

AIM BarleyLife and the Cat

My husband Art signed up to AIM because of a cat. Seriously! It was a cat that brought green blessings to the Ottawa Valley. The animal’s owner was a Wholesale Member who took what is now known as AIM BarleyLife for his personal use only, and Art witnessed the healthy transformation of the man’s pet.

The cat was so riddled with arthritis that going to the litterbox was the only time he was mobile. Otherwise, he was just lying around, unable to jump on the sofa or bed, and the cat had to be carried upstairs. Within a few weeks of being fed the green juice powder, the cat was more like his old self again.

When Art saw the cat jumping up on the furniture again and moving all about, it really impressed him. There was no placebo, no positive suggestion and none of this “power of the mind” stuff in the cat. It was the greens!

Art signed up with AIM under the cat’s owner, not the cat, and came home one day with a 6-pack of this amazing green powder. He had seen its potential for improving health. Reaching Chairman’s Club in 2002 and then getting into the One Million Dollar Club proved him right about the potential for earning an income as well.

“AIM changed our lives, so thank you to the owners and staff for all the support throughout the years.”

When we started with AIM, I was working as a nurse and experiencing a lot of pain in my wrists from arthritis. I couldn’t even mow the lawn anymore. When I began taking BarleyLife, things changed.

During the first month, I could feel the joint pain diminishing and my energy increasing. At the same time, the headaches I usually had around my period became more frequent. Fortunately, I learned in a nutrition class that this was one of the symptoms of detoxification. I persevered and eventually the arthritis and headaches became a thing of the past.

Art and I started promoting the health benefits of BarleyLife. We couldn’t believe how many positive testimonials just kept on coming. And we were both in good health and had so much more energy, even after long days at markets or health shows, where we introduced so many people to AIM. Many of them are still our best friends.

That was more than twenty-five years ago. Art passed away in July 2009. He lived such a full life. AIM changed our lives, so thank you to the owners and staff for all the support throughout the years. And a BIG THANK YOU to my team (upline, downline and customers) for believing in the AIM products and a whole-food approach to supplement our nutrition.

On a final note, the cat lived for twenty-two years!

BE IN HARMONY AND STAY CURIOUS.
Klazina Ketting, Chairman’s Club Director

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The AIM Companies has been in business since 1982 and distributes whole-food powder concentrates (BarleyLife) and nutritional supplements through network marketing by our Members.