Why AIM Members Are Called Diamonds

In the AIM network marketing world, Members are integral not only to the success of The AIM Companies™, but inseparable from the level of success. The more successful that Members are at building their AIM businesses, the more successful AIM grows.

Members are like sales representatives of good health who are out in the world promoting AIM’s natural products and introducing them to people who purchase them. Some of these new Members will build businesses of their own, following a similar path of the Members who sponsored them. It’s called growth, and growth is the “element” that keeps a company going. Without this element, AIM would not have existed for the past 36 years.

The Diamond Connection

Diamond is a pure element: carbon compressed to its crystal form, making it the strongest mineral on earth. Of all of the gems in the world, diamonds are among the most precious, if not the most valuable depending on the type of diamond. So it is no play on words that The AIM Companies refers to AIM Members as “Diamonds.” It refers to the truth that Members are the most precious element in the entire concept of AIM.

2018 Diamonds Aglow Celebration

The radiance of diamonds is unpar­alleled, and over the past three and a half decades the AIM family has had a myriad of types of “Diamond” Members, each with a unique background and path to success that radiates to this very day.

The 2018 AIM Diamonds Aglow Celebration will include the opportu­nity to express appre­ciation for “Diamond” Members as the AIM family gathers in fel­lowship from July 12 -15 in Toronto, Canada.

And, to complement the “Diamond” agenda, AIM is excited to announce that Chrysalis Networx will conduct the training sessions in Toronto!

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018. Forms available online.

“Having attended the African Dreams Success Summits in South Africa, I am thrilled to learn that Chrysalis Networx will be training, motivating and inspiring all of us at The AIM Celebration in Toronto. This is going to be tremendous!”
– Ralph Peterson, Chairman’s Club Director

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

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Under PRESSURE!

CDC statistics reveal that around 75 million adults in America—that’s 1 out of every 3 grown-ups or a whopping 32%—are living with high blood pressure (hypertension) . . . but for how long?

Apparently only 54 percent of those with hypertension have it under control. In 2014, there were 1,100 deaths every day that resulted from high blood pressure as either a primary or contributing cause, over 400,000 American deaths for that year alone.1  

As a result, tens of millions of people are under pressure to take medications to help lower their high blood pressure levels. At the same time, the figure of 75 million people with hypertension may also exist because of a major change to blood pressure level readings that occurred fifteen years ago.

Pressure Changes

For decades, a blood pressure level of 120/80 was considered to be ideal. Anything under 140 was okay. But a change took place in May 2003, when American doctors got new advice from the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, a government-sanctioned medical panel.

The advice was that suddenly 120 could be thought of as an unsafe level, an indication of a “new” condition termed prehypertension: 120 – 139 systolic pressure. 2 Of course, such readings would sell more hypertension drugs.

Many people who had previously been fine suddenly were told by their doctors that they needed to take blood pressure medication. Nothing had actually changed except for the potential increase in drug sales and the possible side effects that people taking them might experience, including the increased risk of heart failure or stroke. The concept of lowering your blood pressure is to avoid heart problems or stroke, not to take drugs that may possibly give you heart failure or a stroke.

In 2017, new and improved blood pressure guidelines suddenly appeared, so now people with 130/80 systolic pressure readings suddenly have hypertension, not prehypertension (which apparently no longer exists). “The new guideline increases the number of US adults recommended for drug therapy by 4.2 million.”3  And the figure of 75 million increased to more than 100 million American adults with high blood pressure.

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High Blood Pressure Is Serious

Whatever you believe about these readings, high blood pressure is an indicator that your body is under serious pressure. According to the Mayo Clinic, the resulting dangers include damage to the:

  • Arteries
  • Kidneys
  • Heart
  • Brain
  • Eyes

What’s more: “High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop.” 4

AIM to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

It’s not that all medicine is bad for you. There are medical conditions which require drugs as the best, immediate answer. However, it is the proliferation of long-term medicating for health problems that can be improved by lifestyle changes alone that is something worth changing on a widespread and individual level.

Research shows that a diagnosis of high blood pressure may not be one of those life or death situations requiring medication because there are natural options for getting it under control. For example, the Mayo Clinic offers 10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication, one of which includes what should be obvious: eat a healthy diet.5 Or check out the 3 steps from the Good Men Project that include drinking beet juice and eating anti-inflammatory, alkalizing foods and supplementing with non-GMO barley grass, carrot and beet juice powders.6

AIM offers additional lifestyle modifications, some as simple as taking the Garden Trio or drinking Red Rush beet juice concentrate, choices that supplement a healthy diet.

A healthy diet includes a fair amount of plant-based foods because of the incredible variety of healthy nutrients they provide. The Garden Trio delivers concentrated nutrients in the juice powders of barley grass, carrots and beets (more vegetable nitrate as well).

One shot of Red Rush beet juice contains 500 mg of vegetable nitrate, which your body converts to nitric oxide (NO). It’s funny how something abbreviated to “NO” can be so good for you. It has a relaxing effect on arteries, widening them so that blood flows more easily, and lower blood pressure results. 7  It is that simple. Sometimes taking “NO” for an answer is positive.

If you find yourself suddenly under pressure after a diagnosis of hypertension, know that there are natural options for lowering blood pressure.

1https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_bloodpressure.htm

2https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/new-blood-pressure-guidelines-pay-off-8212-for-drug-companies/

3http://www.cardiobrief.org/2017/11/13/new-blood-pressure-guideline-sets-lower-13080-threshold/

4https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20045868

5https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20046974

6https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/3-steps-to-beet-high-blood-pressure-without-drugs-kcon/

7https://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/news/20121212/beetroot-juice-blood-pressure#1

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

 

Healthy Cells

Since 1983, The AIM Companies™ has promoted a concept that focuses on keeping cells healthy. Appropriately enough, it is called The Healthy Cell Concept.

If you can step back from yourself and consider how your physical being began with the merging of human reproductive cells, which replicated into the cells that created you as a child in the womb, it suggests that life begins and ends in the cells of the body.

The health of your cells determines the well-being of your body. If your cells replicate into healthy (or even healthier) cells, then your body remains healthy. But if your cells replicate into less healthy ones, then your physical state also becomes less healthy. If it’s that simple, how does it get so complicated?

Poor Choices and Situations

Examine the food you eat, the beverages you drink, how active you are, the environment you live in, how you cope with stress, and the joy or lack of joy in your life. These examples are factors that connect to the Healthy Cell Concept. Some are things you choose while others are situations you find yourself in, willing or not.

Perhaps the most important factor is the nutrition you choose. The nutrients in the food you eat are what fuel your cells. Nutrient-dense food delivers the support your cells need to keep your body in good health.

Some people may have the good fortune to be able to select organic produce that has been promoted as best for good health. Not everybody can afford this kind of whole food. Or maybe you live where this kind of food is unavailable or outrageously expensive, so you have to make do with what is available or affordable. In either situation, you most likely still need supplemental nutrition because of the decreased amount of nutrients in both organic and non-organic food crops.

Good Choices

Taking AIM’s natural health products to maintain the health of your cells is a good choice, and AIM offers a healthy selection of Nutrition that Works! Supplementing with whole-food powders such as BarleyLife or LeafGreens helps to top up your food intake with plant nutrients that maintain a healthy cell environment. Healthy cells equal a healthy body.

Menopause – A Natural Transition

Life as a woman unfolds through several biological stages. The variations on how these are experienced are as diverse as life itself. Whether considering birth, infancy, childhood, puberty, adolescence, reproductive maturity or menopause, each is a natural part of being alive. At the same time, any woman who is having an incredibly difficult time going through the stages of menopause will most likely say that it certainly doesn’t feel natural.

And so it begins

Several years before menopause, a woman enters an interval known as perimenopause, when changes start to occur in hormone production.
Inside every woman’s body are at least fifty different hormones. These chemical messengers circulate in the bloodstream, controlling the starting, stopping, speeding up or slowing down of functions and processes in organs and body systems such as the reproductive system.

During perimenopause, estrogen and progesterone levels begin to fall and fluctuate. This hormonal change is a natural part of the transition. However, the resulting imbalance can begin to trigger a number of symptoms associated with menopause, including depression, hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, insomnia, water retention and weight gain. Although irregular menstrual cycles can also occur, pregnancy is still possible during the perimenopausal years.

Menopause and Hormonal Imbalance

The ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone, the primary hormones involved in reproduction. A balanced ratio of these hormones is required for the optimal functioning of the reproductive system, including the menstrual cycle and fertility.

A woman is born with a lifetime reserve of around two million eggs that are stored in the ovarian follicles. Over time, the ovaries begin to reduce in size. As the number of follicles declines during the aging process, follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones are unable to regulate estrogen and progesterone levels, which control the menstrual cycle.

When a woman misses her period for twelve consecutive months, she has officially entered menopause. Her ovaries no longer release eggs and stop most of their estrogen and progesterone production.

This gradual transition that signals an end to the reproductive years typically starts when a woman is in her forties or fifties. However, menopause can begin at an earlier or much later age.

The body of each woman is different, so the effects of the physiological changes during menopause are not the same for every woman. Some women experience a varying number of uncomfortable symptoms while others experience the transition with little or no discomfort.

Menopausal symptoms result when levels of estrogen are higher than progesterone, creating a hormonal imbalance. One factor that contributes to “estrogen dominance” is the prevalence of endocrine-disrupting chemicals called xenoestrogens, which may be found in animal, dairy and skin-care products, herbicides and pesticides, plastics, etc. To restore the balance, it may be helpful to use natural progesterone cream.

Completing the Transition

The final stage of the transition is referred to as postmenopause. Unpleasant symptoms may ease off at this point in time. Simultaneously, because of lower than normal levels of estrogen, the postmenopausal period can increase the risk of developing health problems, including urinary incontinence, osteoporosis and cardiovascular issues.

Still, the fact is that good health can be maintained right from the start, leading to a smooth transition through menopause and a new beginning.

Natural Remedies

First and foremost, embracing this inevitable stage of life with a positive attitude is a healthy way of adjusting. Rather than viewing menopause as an ending to youthfulness and fertility, accepting it as a new life chapter puts an entirely different read on the situation.

Lifestyle changes that include a primarily plant-based (anti-inflammatory) diet, regular exercise, plenty of rest and relaxation will go a long way in making a smooth transition through menopause.

Natural health products that provide supplemental nutrients to help the body adjust to the transition can also be beneficial in avoiding menopausal symptoms.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

AIM’s Northern Lights Contest Winners!

The Northern Lights Contest was in play from June 1 to December 31, 2017, offering Members worldwide a chance to win cash prizes and packages for the 2018 Celebration in Toronto, Canada. The results reflect the brilliance of Diamonds Aglow: Members actively growing their AIM businesses and contributing to the future of The AIM Companies™. Congratulations to each and every winning membership!

Membership Name Points
LEVEL 5 CONTEST WINNERS  
Miller, Joseph W. and Emma M. 10360
Rawls, Marlene and David 5127
Peterson, Ralph S. 4727
Jada, Muhammad 3804
Jada, Razia 3793
Miller,  Matthew and Karen D. 3370
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 2861
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 2382
Greens For Life, Inc. 2306
Bloemhof, Herman 2209
Quantum Knowledge Pty. Ltd. 2022
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 1943
LEVEL 4 CONTEST WINNERS  
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 1805
Upfold, Jon and Julie 1805
Markotter, Elzette 1783
Weitsz, Vanessa 1780
Toft, Heidi and Mike 1613
* 1565
van der Walt, Erna 1522
Vivienne Myburgh c/o Something Natural 1478
M & M Healthy Sales, Inc. 1460
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 1259
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 1240
Borntrager, Rudy and Anna 1136
LEVEL 3 CONTEST WINNERS  
Knipp, Cara D. 1114
Helm, Madaleine 1026
Kuret- Coetzer, Tanya 1023
Vawda, Moonira 1009
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 967
Adam, Sylvie 932
Kritzinger, Benita 916
De Villiers, Yolanda 913
Paquin, Ginette 878
Lim, Jian 865
King, DC, Susan M. 852
Du Toit, Rene 840
LEVEL 2 CONTEST WINNERS  
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 840
JMK Marketing 825
Forrest, Andrena 691
Fry, Matthew D. and Ruth M. 681
Yoder, Elmer A. and Barbara J. 667
Casavant, Monique 587
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 569
Odendaal, Mabet 568
Stoltzfus, Rose A. and David 541
Maas, Liesl 526
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 523
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 521
LEVEL 1 CONTEST WINNERS  
The Natural Way Network 519
Brogan, Lisa 516
Durrant, Janine 503
Berry, Sandy 502
*Member wishes to remain anonymous

Level 5: Wins TWO Celebration Packages (a $1,000 value) plus $1,500 Cash
Level 4: Wins ONE Celebration Package (a $500 value) plus $1,000 Cash
Level 3: Wins $1,000 Cash
Level 2: Wins $750 Cash
Level 1: Wins $500 Cash

Prizes values shown in USD. Please watch for a personal email regarding your contest prize.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

A Case for Supplements

First of all, this is not about a container for your supplements. It’s about making a case for supplements. Wait a minute: now it sounds like a blog about making your own supplement case. And that would just be wrong, so let’s try another paragraph of specifics.

The use of supplements has been debated over several decades with negative and positive opinions aplenty. The words “waste of money” and even “possibly harmful” are the bottom line for the naysayers. But they missed the key factors and the main point in the case for supplements.

Key Factors

All supplements are not created equal, and it is simple as ABC. If a health product does not contain:

  1. High-quality, NATURAL ingredients
  2. Actual ingredient(s) printed on the label
  3. Designated ingredient amounts printed on the label

Then the purchaser has been HAD. The supplement is not going to do much of what it purports to do for the consumer. And there are so many poor quality products (often used in the case against supplements) in the marketplace.

Main Point

The words “food supplement” mean “a substance designed to make up for a deficiency in one’s diet” (Collins English Dictionary). That is the main point of taking supplements: to make up for a deficiency. Not getting enough nutrition in the food you eat is the reason why supplementation makes so much sense.

Nutritional Deficiencies

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans reports that the average intake of some essential nutrients, such as potassium, dietary fiber, calcium and vitamin D, is so low as to be a public health concern. Low intakes of other essential nutrients are primarily due to unhealthy food choices.

What if you eat well? Well, research confirms that today’s food crops contain lower amounts of essential nutrients than those grown several decades ago. This is apparently due to soil depletion: “Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows” (scientificamerican.com).

The Answer

So what do you do? Supplement your nutritional intake with high quality, natural health products: brand name AIM! With an extensive line of “Nutrition that Works!”, The AIM Companies™ has been a tried and true go-to source of supplemental nutrients since 1982.

For example, those in the know know the positive difference the Garden Trio can make to a person’s health. BarleyLife, Just Carrots and RediBeets make up this nutritionally rich threesome that collectively captures all that is beneficial in barley grass, carrots and beets in concentrated powders that are easily assimilated and used by the body. Correcting a nutrient deficiency is as easy as adding the Garden Trio to water, mixing and drinking. A daily drink of this combo is supplemental perfection.

And there are so many more AIM natural health products to explore that make a “convincing” case for supplements. See for yourself by visiting the online product store.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Reboot Your Gut Health with 3 Billion Live Cells from FloraFood

Thinking back twenty years ago, did you know what a probiotic was? In 1999 AIM introduced FloraFood capsules, each con­taining 1 billion colony-forming units from a combination of Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum. The belief in probiotics has changed dramatically over the past five years, and there has been an explosion of new ideas about the role that gut bacteria and the microbiome play in our health with the supplementation of probiotics.

There are hundreds of bacterial species living with our bodies with around 100 trillion microbial cells, which outnumber our own cells by 10 : 1. Microbiome live all over our bodies (inside and out), with the gut microbiota being the largest reservoir of microbiota in the body which specifically impacts the following aspects of our biology:

  •  Digestion
  • Metabolism and body weight
  • Neurological health
  • Cognition
  • Emotional well-being
  • Immune response
  • Reproductive health

That’s the reason why we need to protect our gut by taking a daily probiotic. This month, AIM will release a new and improved FloraFood, guaranteeing you 3 billion CFU (colony-forming units) per capsule of the three bacteria in the original formula. The larger dose of these three species will provide you more gut protection and improved digestive functioning.

I love getting more friendly bacteria into my body, especially for the same price. Three times the amount of probiotics at no extra cost!
—Rica Gerhardt, Ashton, ON

Many analogize the gut as being like an inner garden with bacteria living in it, so like any good ecosystem, we need to feed it the right nutrients to keep it thriving and flourishing. Prebiotics are one such nutrient that feed and ensure the gut bacteria proliferate in that inner garden. Prebiotics are found in fermented vegetables, green bananas, sweet potatoes, onions, asparagus, leeks, plus good sources of fiber such as AIM Herbal Fiberblend and AIM fit ’n fiber that contain dandelion root extract and artichoke leaf extract.

Probiotics exist in two primary forms: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. There are many other varieties and strains available, but these are the two main ones.

Before industrialization when no refrig­eration existed and there was little food processing, people were able to obtain plenty of foods that boost immune system and maintain healthy gut flora by eating pickled, cured and fermented foods.

Nowadays with refrigeration and the overuse of antibiotics, coupled with antibacterial products, stress, poor sleep and no time for exercise, people are experiencing imbalances between beneficial and undesirable bacteria in the digestive tract, leading to a host of health problems.

I trust the quality of FloraFood and take it daily. It keeps my immune system strong, so I stay healthy even when I’m surrounded by people who are ill.
—Diane Vezina, Ottawa, ON

Specifically, gut inflammation can lead to autoimmune diseases and illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, food sensitivities and allergies. The well accepted gut-brain axis concept is now termed by the medical profession as the microbiota-gut-brain axis. Researchers have found that probiotic therapy appears to be an interesting adjuvant in the dietetic management of celiac disease, since sufferers have lower levels of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.1

The future of probiotics continues to excite with Harvard researchers recently announcing that certain strains of bacteria may affect the microbiome makeup to aid athletic performance. Other researchers propose that our gut bacteria should be viewed as an epigenetic entity. That is, the gut bacteria makeup regulates how your genes are expressed (positively or negatively). 2

References

1 Fernando de Sousa Moraes, L et al. Intestinal Microbiota and Probiotics in Celiac Disease, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, July 2014, Vol 27, Number 3, p. 482-489.

2 Stilling, R.M, Dinan T.G, Cryan, J.F. Microbial genes, brain and behaviour – epigenetic regulation of the gut-brain axis. Genes, Brain and Behavior Journal. Vol 13, Jan 2014, p. 69-84.

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

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.