A Word about Nutrients

Some words do not require a definition. You sort of know the meaning without having to check a dictionary. One of those words is nutrient, and it’s something you just know is good for you. By consuming a healthy and balanced diet, you ingest nutrients that provide nutrition for your body.

Two of the most common words in the AIM product catalog are nutrients and nutrition. All AIM whole-food concentrates provide nourishment in keeping with AIM’s Healthy Cell Concept.

Food is the first avenue of the Healthy Cell Con­cept, providing a common-sense explanation: Our cells need the nutrients from fresh, whole foods as well as high-quality nutritional supplements. Con­sistent nutrition for your body can improve pH, prevent inflam­mation and support the immune system.

Nutrient Breakdown

  • Nutrients are classified into six categories: carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, protein and water. Nutrients are also sub-grouped into two broad classifications, macronutrients and micronutrients.
  • Macronutrients are energy producers that you need in large amounts: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They provide the fuel your body needs to function.
  • Micronutrients are consumed in small amounts and include vitamins and minerals.
  • Water is in a nutrient category of its own.

Nutrients are important for three reasons:

1 Carbohydrates, fats and proteins supply the energy required for the multitude of chemical reactions involved in proper functioning of the body. Energy is measured in calories, and fats have more than either carbohydrates or protein. By comparison, one gram of fat has nine calories, whereas each gram of carbohydrates and protein contains only four calories.

2 Minerals, fats and protein are the foundational blocks for building, maintaining and replenishing bones, teeth, organs and tissues. Carbohydrates are broken down by the body into glucose, which provides a source of energy. Excess glucose can end up as fat stored in adipose tissue.

3 All six nutrient categories play a role in regulating body functions that include sweating, temperature, metabolism, blood pressure and thyroid function. Homeostasis is the desired outcome, when all the different functions of the body fueled by nutrients are in balance.

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Your Best Calcium Source

CalciAIM

For supplemental calcium, you want the most effective product available. That’s why your best choice is CalciAIM™—the most absorbable form of calcium because it comes in a powder, not a tablet or capsule.

How much calcium is enough? The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for healthy adults from ages nineteen to fifty is 1,000 mg a day. When taking CalciAIM, absorption is highest in small amounts of less than 500 mg at a time with food. One serving of CalciAIM provides around 400 mg of calcium.

Why do you need calcium? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Most people think of it in regard to strong bones and teeth. Getting enough calcium throughout your lifetime is vital for maintaining bone mass and a healthy smile …and for so much more.

Calcium supports weight management by being a component in the fat burning process. Since it is an alkaline-forming mineral, calcium helps maintain the pH balance of the blood. It also is essential for blood clotting, as well as nerve and muscle function. Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body, so it requires sufficient amounts of calcium to function optimally and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

This mineral is also a key factor in maintaining hormonal balance. For women, a calcium deficiency can trigger PMS symptoms.

Getting back to the bones that keep you standing straight, a lack of calcium leads to the onset of osteoporosis, the deterioration of bone tissue and loss of bone mass.

No one can afford to be calcium deficient, so ensure that you get enough by taking CalciAIM.

5 Nutritional Strategies for Acne

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The connections between diet and acne are often overlooked. This is strange due to the fact that one of the most common treatments for acne is prescribing 13-cis-retinoic acid (RA) to suppress sebum in both pill and topical form. This chemical (that sounds like a Star Wars robot) is “a retinoid that could derive from the metabolism of Vitamin A.” (–“The Relationship Between Diet and Acne”).

From the aforementioned paper.

Let’s also not forget that most dermatologists are influenced by nutritional studies to recommend ingestion of isotretinoin with fatty foods. Retinol (Vitamin A), carotenoids (provitamin A) and retinoids (Vitamin A metabolites) are absorbed better with parallel intake of vegetable oils.

Therefore how could we ever rule out the possibility that diet has no effect on acne? Especially when diet influences the absorption of a nutrient or a drug that affects the mitigation of that disease? May be we cannot treat acne with nutrition but we can certainly influence it

With that quote in mind, let’s look at some nutritional choices that could influence acne.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays a big role in the health of the skin. A-vitamin deficiency can cause dry skin among other, greater problems. As stated previously, synthetic vitamin A is used to treat acne. This vitamin also helps the skin repair itself and boosts the immune system which can help the body fight off acne-causing bacteria.

Omega-3 

According to Web MD,  “Omega-3s have been shown to control the production of leukotriene B4, a molecule that can increase sebum and cause inflammatory acne.” This finding comes from a study released in 2008 where test subjects consumed omega-3s for two months. At the end of the study, the subjects saw a significant reduction in lesions and inflammation.

Vitamin D 

A 2014 study showed that vitamin A and vitamin D regulate the inflammatory response in acne and suggested that they could be effective nutritional tools.

Low GI Foods

A 2007 study looked at the diets of over forty test subjects. Some subjects were asked to follow a 12-week low-glycemic index diet. The subjects who did had less acne and even lost some weight.

Cut Out Cow’s Milk 

It has been suggested in several studies that the hormones in cow’s milk may worsen acne.  (Instead, you can get your calcium and vitamin D from CalciAIM).

The AIM Companies provides several nutritional supplements that can fit into a low GI diet. Additionally, we have AIMega for omega-3s, CalciAIM for calcium and vitamin D and Just Carrots and BarleyLife Xtra for your vitamin A needs.

Natural Living with AIM

Liana

Back in 1997, AIM Director Liana Kopalyan thought she was headed for a career as an attorney. With a BA in hand, law school was the next step. After marrying Nerses Kopalyan, she decided to take a year off before continuing her studies.

During that time off, she found a small cyst after performing a breast self-exam. Her doctor recommended that the benign, tumorous mass be surgically removed. Within less than a year, it grew back. Her grandmother had died from breast cancer, so Liana felt there was a high possibility that the same thing could happen to her.

“I remember praying to God to show me what was wrong with my body,” Liana said. The next day she received a telephone call from Alice Muradyan, her friend and AIM Director, about a seminar in Mission Viejo, California, being conducted by Mary-Ann Shearer, AIM Chairman’s Club Director. Liana went to the event with a friend. “I was crying the entire time during the seminar,” she admitted. Approaching Mary-Ann afterward, Liana asked her for help.

Mary-Ann put her on a lifestyle-changing program, assuring Liana that within a month her body would repair itself and the cyst would melt away. “I bought everything Mary-Ann was selling, stocking up on AIM BarleyLife®, and then reading her books and doing research,” Liana said. “Deciding to do everything new, I trashed all of the bad food in my kitchen and went shopping at Whole Foods.”

Having decided to be 100 percent committed to the recommended lifestyle changes, it took only two weeks for her body to heal. To make sure that the cyst was no longer there, she went back to the same doctor who was now confused about whether it was the right or left breast because the cyst was gone. “It’s not difficult to comprehend. My body healed itself with nutrition like BarleyLife,” Liana stated. “I constantly take it!”

The journey to becoming an attorney reached a fork in the road at this point in Liana’s life. Instead of going to law school, she took Mary-Ann’s two-year course to become a Natural Health Consultant. Liana explained, “I got serious about good health for my family.”

In 2002, the family moved from California to Nevada, where they began attending the International Church of Las Vegas. “Our pastors, Paul and Denise Goulet, became our spiritual parents,” Liana stated, “providing leadership and bible training. After getting to know us, they supported me in teaching nutrition classes for the church.” She used Mary- Ann’s book as an outline and added fitness lessons as well.

Since 2010, Liana has been using her own workbook, 7 Keys to Vibrant Health, which makes it easy to understand and implement the lifestyle changes required to achieve and maintain wellness. Supplementing with AIM nutrition is one of the keys.

“I teach people that with the correct nutrition, the body can heal itself,” Liana  said. “As a general rule, I recommend the Daily Essentials—BarleyLife® for greens, AIMega® for omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids, and AIM Herbal Fiberblend® for fiber and cleansing herbs. During the winter months, the AIM Garden Trio® is a must.”

Thousands of people have gone through Liana’s Natural Living program, and most arrived with health issues that ranged from the common cold, the flu, and weight management to life-threatening problems, including high cholesterol, depression, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. By practicing the lessons learned, thousands have had incredible success, such as AIM Group Builder Gil Quintana, who was able to reverse a type 2 diabetes diagnosis and went on to become a part of Liana’s team.

“I have amazing team members with incredible testimonials,” Liana acknowledged, “including a woman who was able to heal from uterine cancer. Without chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery, three tumors disappeared within six months. She healed the natural way.”

Word of mouth is one of the most effective forms of advertising, and word got out about Liana and her effective methodology. Class sizes and schedules increased, and it was not long before she was holding seminars outside of Las Vegas for audiences of 100 to 1,000 in places such as Mexico and as far away as Armenia, where Liana was born and raised. She also teaches private clients from the USA, France, Holland, and Russia.

Her original intent to keep her family in good health has also come to pass. Liana and her husband, Nerses, who is a full-time pastor of the Armenian Church of Las Vegas have two daughters, Ovsanna and Loyda, and a son, Samuel. All three children take AIM products.

Liana is currently working out of a wellness center in Las Vegas and in the process of opening her own nutrition center. Her vision is to provide 100 percent natural products and services for clients and students local and abroad.

Looking back on what Liana feels is a divine connection that led her on this journey, she acknowledged, “I am grateful to Mary-Ann Shearer for restoring my health. Over the years she has been my teacher, professor, role model, and now an amazing mentor.”

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