Health Headlines - 2010 - June
June edition of Health Headlines news handout
INSIDE: u for yourself that you like to do. Start each day with AIM products, meet a friend or mentor for smoothie or lunch, take a walk, go to the gym, do an outdoor activity that you like to do, take a bath or soak your feet (AIM Cell Wellness Restorer® helps to relieve stress), try aroma therapy, or volunteer for a worthy cause that you are passionate about and that gives you joy. The list can be endless, if you can find one thing each day. uuu u u u uuu Make time each day to do one positive thing • • • • Business testimony Health testimonies Upcoming meetings PCBs, BPAs in plastics, and breast cancer news • June product specials • Climb for Cash contest bonus Anchor for June • And much more! A happy dad is a healthy dad Father’s Day is June 20 AIM whole-food nutritional products may help. HEALTH HEADLINES Vol. 1, Edition 3 • June 2010 Men on the mend: Top health concerns for the men you love If father knows best, then he must certainly know about AIM products. Men are under siege from a variety of dastardly health concerns including heart disease, high blood pressure, and prostate cancer. There is hope in wholefood nutrition. Women outlive men on average by five to 10 years, in part because of the many different diseases plaguing men. It doesn’t have to be that way. Eating right and living well are keys to a healthier dad, husband, grandpa, and son. The following are five of man’s toughest obstacles along with an AIM ally to lend a helping hand. Prostate health The most common form of cancer for all men in the United States, prostate cancer has been on a slow but steady decline since 2000 thanks to raised awareness and an increased health focus. One of the most powerful parts of the new health focus is saw palmetto – a fruit extract that reduces occurrences of benign prostate hyperplasia, which ultimately leads to cancer. In 2008, AIM reintroduced AIM ReAssure® as ReAssure SP, featuring saw palmetto berry extract as the main ingredient. The saw palmetto suppresses testosterone conversion that can lead to prostate enlargement, and AIM’s formula in particular works well since it derives saw palmetto from the berry extract and not Brown recluse spider bite heals quickly with no scarring TESTIMONY by Sandy Combs, AIM Chairman’s Club Director, DeBary, Florida Several years back my husband Wayne was bitten on the finger by a brown recluse spider, and it healed up almost instantly after I started giving him AIM BarleyLife® and vitamin C every couple of hours. His finger had turned black, and he had red streaks running up his arm after getting bitten by the spider. He was running a high temperature and the pain in his finger was so great he could hardly stand it. His doctor told him that he might lose the finger, and at best he would have a deep hole in it. In just three days of taking AIM’s barley about every two to three hours, his finger was pain-free with no hole. The color of the finger had turned from black to a light pink. The doctor could not believe what he saw because he knew that the venom from the spider destroyed the cell walls. Now, Wayne has a hard time remembering which finger was involved – no scars, no pain, and no loss of movement. AIM has such great products. This testimonial cannot be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. Childhood obesity may lead to early death from the less effective berry powder that many poor quality supplements choose. Did you know: Research shows that 320 mg of saw palmetto (two capsules of ReAssure SP) improves urinary symptoms as effectively as prescription drugs – and minus the side effects. Heart attack and cardiac arrest Cardiovascular disease can be blamed for men failing to outlive women. Men suffer heart attacks about 10 years earlier in life than women do, and heart disease now strikes in a man’s fifties and sixties. AIM takes heart health seriously Men on the mend p. 2 Children who are obese are twice as likely to die from disease before the age of 55, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study, which involved 5,000 children, was the first of its kind to prove obesity as a risk factor for disease and death. Children were measured by body mass index, cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose, and the risk factors most closely associated with early death were blood glucose and body mass. Did you know: Nearly onefifth of U.S. children are obese, and nearly one-third of all U.S. adults are obese. A healthy weight is possible with good diet choices, including whole-food supplements like AIM Garden Trio®. Body naturally corrects itself after being on AIM products TESTIMONY by Judy del Fierro AIM Preferred Member, Renton, Washington I have definitely benefited from taking AIM fit ’n fiber®. I started taking AIM BarleyLife® and AIM Herbal Fiberblend® in January 2009. I was not feeling 100 percent health-wise and wanted to do some form of herbal cleanser and, at the same time, replenish my body by taking BarleyLife. I was getting results right away from this cleansing process, and after talking to my brother-in-law (AIM Director) Bob Celski, I added fit ’n fiber to my order and started taking it in February 2009. Toward the end of February, I was concerned I might have a urinary tract infection. I started drinking a lot more water, but that was not resolving my problem. I finally went to see my primary care physician. My doctor said that primary results showed there was something in my urine, so she prescribed me an antibiotic. I went home and took the antibiotic that night before going to bed, and I woke up a few hours later having to use the bathroom. I got up and fell to my knees. I was extremely dizzy and had to crawl to the bathroom. After that, I managed to get back to bed and assumed I would be okay. I woke up feeling worse. I thought I had vertigo and had to call my clients and tell them I could not work. I called my pharmacist, and he told me it may be the side effects from the antibiotics. I called my doctor and was prescribed a different antibiotic. I was dizzy for days! When I went back to see my doctor, she told me the results from my urinalysis showed no infection. I told her I did not start the new antibiotic because I was so dizzy. She then took my blood pressure as I was sitting up and then instructed me to lie down. My blood pressure dropped. She had me sit up again, and I just about toppled over. We discussed what was going on with my diet and any major changes. I told her about the AIM products, and she instructed me to bring them in for my next visit. In the meantime, she cut my blood pressure medication in half. I was instructed to do this for two days and was also told that if I had any ill side effects to come in right away. After two days, I went back to see my doctor and to tell her I was still dizzy. She did the same exercise with taking my blood pressure sitting up and lying down. Again my blood pressure dropped, so she cautiously told me to go off my blood pressure medication and to see her in two days. She also instructed me to purchase a blood pressure cuff so that I could monitor my blood pressure daily. She then read all the ingredients that were in the AIM products. She said it was possible that these products were helping my body “correct itself,” but she couldn’t be sure until I was totally off my blood pressure medication. Then it made sense to me that it was toxins leaving my body through my urine as well. Within 24 hours, the dizziness disappeared. After 48 hours, I felt “balanced.” I saw my doctor, and she was happy to say my blood pressure was 127/78. She said to keep doing what I was doing and to monitor my blood pressure closely. After being on these AIM products, my body has naturally corrected itself, and I am no longer on blood pressure medication. My blood pressure range is 120-127 over 70-77. This is awesome! On top of correcting my blood pressure, I am starting to feel a lot better physically. That totally helps my mind and my spirit! This testimonial cannot be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. Cancer patient no longer under hospice care after taking the AIM products TESTIMONY by Ron Good, AIM Preferred Member, Goshen, Indiana I am 69 years of age, and last summer I noticed I had become very tired and had began losing weight for no apparent reason. When I would eat, I noticed everything had a salty taste. After seeing my doctor who treats my diabetes, he sent me to the emergency room. They found my appendix had ruptured six weeks earlier and matter had gone into the gall bladder and caused it to rupture also. I was told I had golfball-sized stones floating around. The surgery for the ruptured appendix and gall bladder was much more extensive than I thought it would be. The doctor removed two lymph nodes that were positive. He also removed about a foot from my colon. A scan also showed a one centimeter spot deep in my liver. The biopsy showed this to also be cancerous. I had four chemotherapy treatments, one every other week. Fortunately, I didn’t feel sick or pain from these. Upcoming 2010 Meetings Vancouver, BC Date: September 18, 2010 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Executive Hotel Conference Centre, 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC Contact: AIM Canada, 1-888343-9977, firstname.lastname@example.org uuu London, ON Date: September 25, 2010 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, 591 Wellington Road, London, ON Host: Dr. Laura Gravelle, Chiropractor & Preferred Member and AIM Canada Contact: AIM Canada, 1-888343-9977, email@example.com uuu Mississauga, ON Date: October 2, 2010 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Mississauga, 100 Traders Blvd., Mississauga, ON Contact: AIM Canada, 1-888-343-9977, firstname.lastname@example.org uuu AIMing Higher Fall Training Date: October 14-17, 2010 Location: AIM headquarters in Nampa, Idaho Contact: Joyce Janzen, 208456-5116 Registration deadline for this training event is August 27. uuu Ohio BarleyLife Conference Date: October 29-30, 2010 Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday Location: The Inn at Amish Door in the banquet room. 1210 Winesburg Street, U.S. Hwy. 62, Wilmot, OH 44689 Contact: Charlotte Thompson, 330-852-2967, ckthompson@tusco. net In November I had another scan that showed cancer was everywhere throughout my abdomen. The doctor then wanted to try a different type of chemotherapy. This made me very tired and weak. Before Thanksgiving, I was already confined to a hospital bed. In December, after trying the stronger chemo treatments, the doctor said there was noth- After the hole in my right side had healed, I went for a scan. The doctor asked, “Where is this hole?” He examined me and pushed on my stomach and nothing hurt at all. He said, “I am utterly shocked.” ing else they could do for me. I was sent home to relax and enjoy whatever time that was left for me. We were told I had a very aggressive cancer and my time was short. Shortly before Christmas, a hospice nurse started coming to our home once or twice a week. Soon afterwards I had a cancer hole appear in my right side and it started to drain. It was about the size of a dime. The hospital doctor told me the cancer had eaten a hole through my side, and it was draining. The hospice nurse would measure the hole each time. One night I was lying in the hospital bed, and Alvin Beechy (Group Builder from Topeka, Indiana) phoned me. He wanted to know if I would be willing to try AIM BarleyLife® Xtra. He said he had been on it and felt more energy. He wanted to buy my first order for me. I started on a half teaspoon of BarleyLife Xtra, two times a day for about a week, and then I started on AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, AIM fit ’n fiber®, and AIM Composure®. I have increased my amounts to a tablespoon of BarleyLife Xtra three to four times a day and a tablespoon of each of the fiber products two times a Men on the mend from p. 1 day with two Composure capsule opened up into it. After the first week, I told my wife I felt more energy and my stomach felt different. I told my wife, “I can hardly lie in this hospital bed any more.” I told her if I keep feeling like this, I am going to start walking. After being in the bed for three months, I had become pretty weak. Soon I started to walk the length of our house. The nurse continued to come to our home. She would measure the hole in my side, which had begun to heal and close up. This was a mystery to her. After the hole in my right side had healed, I went for a scan. The doctor asked, “Where is this hole?” He examined me and pushed on my stomach and nothing hurt at all. He said, “I am utterly shocked.” He showed me the scan from November that showed the cancer all through my stomach. Then he said, “If I had left you on chemo, I would have killed you.” The hospice nurse said she had never dismissed anyone from hospice care, but I was their first one. The scans for February and March were both clear of cancer. The doctor said he was totally mystified and had no idea what went on inside of me. As the doctor left the exam room, he turned to me and said, “Keep taking that barley.” I am no longer under hospice care and can do my driving for the Amish. I will be doing bloodwork every two months and will have another scan in September. Now I am sharing these wonderful AIM products with others! This testimonial cannot be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. Study shows sugary soft drinks not safe Researchers have found that people who drink two or more soft drinks each week have a much higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer, and those who choose fruit juice over sodas do not have the same risk. The risk of pancreatic cancer with soft drinks was as much as 87 percent higher than normal, a result that may be traced to the high sugar content in soft drinks that increases insulin levels. Barley AIM Reaction to the study also offered an opinion that high soft drink consumption could be a product of an overall unhealthy diet and lifestyle that would also lead to increased cancer risk. Did you know: AIM CellStar™ superjuice has half the sugar of regular fruit juices thanks to the use of stevia leaf extract. Life ® helps to clear up acne and fulfills the nutritional needs for those with ‘not-so-healthy’ diets. Call 1-800-456-2462 to order AIM BarleyLife in convenient capsules or powder concentrate The Companies, 3923 E. Flamingo, Nampa 1-800-456-2462 • www.theAIMcompanies.com with a collection of products designed to keep your ticker in tip-top shape. In particular, AIM Cellsparc 360® has a formula specially designed to assist the heart with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an enzyme that is a natural source of energy and is responsible for many metabolic processes. CoQ10 helps the heart pump efficiently, assists with exercise tolerance, controls the volume of blood being pumped, and manages cardiac output. Did you know: CoQ10 is found in the foods we eat, but it can be easily destroyed in the cooking process or in food refining. Your best bet is to stick with Cellsparc 360 ®. High cholesterol It’s true what they say: You are what you eat. And eating poorly will have you feeling poorly faster than you might think. Food choices often lead to high cholesterol, thanks to unhealthy meals or industrialized diets. And high cholesterol can lead to even worse problems down the road. AIM fit ’n fiber® can help. A fiber supplement loaded with heart-healthy soluble fiber, fit ‘n fiber helps fight LDL cholesterol by assisting with healthy weight management and preventing the absorption of cholesterol. Did you know: Soluble fiber helps lower cholesterol by blocking the elimination of bile. Without the help of soluble fiber, cholesterol is recycled back into the intestinal tract. Diabetes The dangers of diabetes are magnified when one considers how many different ways diabetes can negatively affect health. High blood pressure, amputation, blindness, and more result from diabetes, making control of the disease that much more important. AIM GlucoChrom™ is an ideal way to manage diabetes thanks to GlucoChrom’s mix of chromium and vanadium. Chromium helps maintain stable blood sugar levels by properly distributing glucose into cells, and vanadium creates an insulin-like action by making cells more receptive to insulin and decreasing blood sugar levels. Fitness Staying in shape is always on the mind of men, young and old. Exercise is king for men wanting to get in shape, but they would be wise to consider fitness as a two-part answer: nutrition and exercise. AIM offers both with its Lean Team nutritional duo and the AIM exercise ball. The Lean Team is a two-pack combination of AIM ProPeas® and fit ’n fiber, two AIM products that are designed to improve metabolism and assist weight management. Combine healthy eating with a healthy workout habit featuring the AIM exercise ball, and you are well on the road to fitness. June is full of reasons to focus on men with Father’s Day, Men’s Health Week, and more filling the calendar. And there is no better time than now for men to take control of their health with smart decisions on diet and lifestyle. Making AIM a part of the plan is a good move. Children convinced mom will live forever TESTIMONY – AIM Group Builder Dorothy Schlachter from Friendship, Wisconsin, credits AIM products with keeping her happy and healthy at age 77. How long can she keep it up? Dorothy’s children don’t see her slowing down any time soon … if ever. “I love AIM fit ’n fiber® for so many reasons,” Dorothy says. “I take the unflavored AIM Herbal Fiberblend® powder, and mixing fit ‘n fiber with the powder makes the drink taste good. I’m almost 77 years old and have excellent health. I went for a colonoscopy at my doctor’s suggestion, and the doc told me I was clean as a whistle. “My oldest son told his brother about fit ‘n fiber since it has helped him so much, too. He also takes Herbal Fiberblend and feels like I do. Since he has added fit ‘n fiber, he hasn’t had any attacks from his colon that caused so much pain and time off of work. “I also take AIM RediBeets®, AIM BarleyLife®, and AIM Just Carrots® and wouldn’t be without them. I can’t remember the last time I ever had a simple cold even. My 13 children are convinced I’m going to live forever because of your products. I’m addicted.” This testimonial cannot be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. Flyers are an effective way to advertise without breaking the budget FLYERS – Whether you are a brand new AIM Member or climbing the elite Director ranks, flyers are an effective advertising option that will not break your budget. If you have a computer, you can easily create a professional-looking flyer with just a little work. Don’t forget: AIM provides highquality images and ads on our website for you to use. Find these downloads under the Member Resources tab on the corporate website. Here are four easy guidelines to follow when you are creating your flyer: 1. Come up with an enticing offer, and mention that satisfaction is guaranteed. 2. Use a catchy headline and attention-grabbing graphics. 3. Keep your text short, sweet, and to the point. 4. Remember to include your name, Sorry, no AIM teleclasses in June, July, or August. They will resume in September Watch for the August Health Headlines in your August product order for upcoming teleclasses or check them out at www.theAIMcompanies.com address, phone number, e-mail address, and myAIMstore.com address. Now that you have a flyer, decide how you want to distribute it. Some popular locations may include coffee shops and cafes; colleges, libraries, and community center bulletin boards; and apartment building lobbies or other places where many people gather. Be sure to check for any applicable laws in your local area, and always ask permission before you hang up or pass out your flyers. Advertising budget Stretch tight advertising bucks by participating in “co-op advertising,” a method for teaming up with your upline and downline to share the advertising and promotional costs. Make a copy of a testimony from the Partners Living Well magazine, attach a couple of single-serving AIM samples, and be sure to include your contact information. Then give the packet to someone that may be the same kind of person mentioned in the story or may have the same type of concerns mentioned who can benefit from reading the testimony and trying the AIM products. Datasheets: Never leave home without them BUSINESS TOOLS – Put AIM’s wide array of business tools and educational materials to good use, and you are bound to to see your business grow. Royal Emerald Director Linda Cole from Arlington, Washington, always keeps AIM materials by her side, and she has learned to take advantage of the value of AIM’s new Member Starter Packs and free membership options. An already enticing AIM opportunity keeps getting better. “My son’s birthday present to me was to have a massage at a very nice hotel spa. While there, I talked with the massage therapist, asking her how she was, her health, her family. She shared another health product with me, and I shared AIM BarleyLife® with her. When we were done, I asked if she’d like some info. She said yes and explained that she has so many family members who are sick with different things. “I asked for her card and gave her mine. Then I went straight to my car for my AIM datasheets - I never leave home without them – and when I returned, she was telling the other massage therapist about AIM. She wanted the info as well! “After reading the datasheet, they asked if AIM was a (multi-level marketing) company, and I said yes with excitement. I explained why AIM was unique and how it worked, including the Starter Packs and the amazing $50.00 order of AIM’s dynamic duo of BarleyLife and AIM Herbal Fiberblend® with Automatic Monthly Reorder for three months. What a wonderful way to get started, especially since it takes three months for a significant change in our bodies. “Just today, I went back and gave them the DVD Snapshots. These tools are great. A picture is worth a thousand words.” 2 6-count Sample Packs for the price of only For every $75.00 spent you can purchase TWO 6-count sample packs (must be the same product) for the price of ONE. • BarleyLife sample pack (5412E), or • BarleyLife Xtra sample pack (5414E), or • Herbal Fiberblend (5300E) Limit one free item for every $75.00. To receive the 2-for-1 savings, the sample packs must be the same product. Spaghetti Squash • Medium spaghetti squash • Your favorite (healthy) tomato sauce Wash and cut spaghetti squash in half (lengthwise) or quarters. You don’t want to cut it up too small unless you want short strands. Scrape out the seeds and pulp as you would with any squash or pumpkin. Bake, microwave, or boil as follows: • Bake rind-side up about 30 to 40 minutes at 375 degrees F. • Microwave 6 to 8 minutes (let stand for a few minutes afterwards). • Boil 20 minutes or so. Separate strands by running a fork through in the “from stem to stern” direction and serve with your favorite healthy tomato sauce. June June Add-On SPEC IAL HEALTHY RECIPE: 1 SPEC IAL Ahh, refreshing and clean! Buy a six-pack of CellStar 32 oz super juice (pomagrape, mango mango, or half-and-half combination) and receive a two-pack of shea you love me pomegrapefruit bar soap for FREE. Breast cancer breakthrough from pomegranates BPA in plastics … the hidden enemy acteristic crown and superior combination of antioxidants. Pomegranates are the featured ingredient in CellStar Pomegrape. PCBs well below safe levels in AIM Cellsparc 360 Fish oil suppliers have come under fire recently as a lawsuit claims the suppliers are selling fish contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) compounds – toxic chemicals that can cause birth defects and certain types of cancer. AIM Cellsparc 360® contains fish oil, and AIM has determined that the PCB levels in Cellsparc 360 are well below the safe limits of the compound. AIM is vigilant in its formulation process of all products, and Cellsparc 360 is no exception. You can feel safe knowing that the fish oil in Cellsparc 360 contains safe levels of PCBs. Give your Frame the Essentials u AIM Frame Essentials® works at the source of inflammation with the benefits of glucosamine, boswellia resin, and MSM (methyl-sulfonylmethane) to help to ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Plastic bottling has been in and out of the news often due to the health risk posed by a potentially harmful chemical involved in the production process. The issue, which has spawned recalls and notices, does not affect AIM products. Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic hormone used as a compounding agent, has been deemed unsafe by various research institutions and agencies, and products that include the chemical have been pulled off shelves or phased out of sales. AIM, which uses plastic containers for many of its products, only uses plastics that are BPA-free. BPA, which is used in many plastic products because it acts as a synthesizer for a variety of polymers and plastics, can mimic estrogen and can lead to unintended hormonal changes and influences should it reach the body. In extreme cases, BPA has been linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The danger with BPA is not in the construction of the plastics, but rather in the leeching of the chemical into liquids and foods that are stored inside the Order online at www.BarleyLife.com, e-mail email@example.com, and call toll-free 1-800-456-2462. The AIM Companies™ 3923 E. Flamingo Ave. Nampa, ID 83687-3100 u AIM Frame Essentials 120 vegetarian capsules 3645E, $22.00, 19 BVP uuu u Did you know: Pomegranates are called the “royal fruit” because of their char- AIM canisters are in compliance Have you ever wondered, “What am I doing or where am I going with my AIM business?” It is easy to say that you have a plan, but it is quite another matter entirely to actually have a plan. “You have to plan your work to work your plan!” What is your plan? uuu u Pomegranates contain enzymeblocking chemicals that may reduce breast cancer risk, according to a new U.S. research study. Breast cancer can be caused by an overabundance of estrogen, which is converted from androgen by an enzyme called aromatase. Many breast cancer patients take medicines that inhibit aromatase, and the enzymes found in pomegranates perform a similar function. bottles or containers, especially w h e n heat is applied. The leeching of the chemical has caused unsafe levels of BPA in infants and at-risk levels in adults. To play it safe, Canada put a ban on the chemical, and many U.S. companies plan on phasing out the production of BPA products over the next several months. To check the safety of your plastic bottling, turn the bottle upside down and look for the triangular recycle image. In the middle of that image is a number from 1 to 7, reflecting the type of recycling methods used for different constructions of plastics. The most dangerous one of the seven types is number 7, which is an amalgamation of various different plastic compositions. The issue nationwide with BPA content is not an issue with AIM products. All of AIM’s bottles OTHER and jars are made with safe plastics. AIM product canisters are 2 HDPE, 1 PETE and 5 PP plastics which are all BPAfree. AIM is proud to be able to say that harmful BPA plastics are not an issue for any of our products. The goal of AIM is to offer Nutrition, Opportunity, and Success to our Members in a safe, responsible way. 7 CellStar name change Stop and look for ways to make the time for “you.” Having a healthy mental attitude is one of the parts of AIM’s Healthy Cell Concept® that can help not only ourselves as leaders but can be of benefit to others to improve the quality of the work/life balance of their lives. AIM CellStar Mango Tango has changed its name to Mango Mango. Billed as an immune-boosting superjuice, Mango Tango has enjoyed a successful run in its first year in the AIM product line. The name change will not affect any of the ingredients or juice blends in the product. New labels for Mango Mango are now in distribution. June bonus Anchor may put you on top in Climb for Cash contest CONTEST — AIM’s Climb for Cash contest will reward five fast-climbing Members with cash prizes of up to $5,000. All you have to do is continue building your AIM business by ordering products, adding to your downline, and encouraging follow-up orders. This is one mountain that everyone can climb. AIM will give you a hand getting to the top with June’s Bonus Anchor. June Bonus Anchor: Members who purchase five of the new AIM Sample Packs will receive one bonus Anchor. Sample packs include the 6-count samples of BarleyLife, BarleyLife Xtra, CalciAIM, fit ’n fiber, Herbal Fiberblend, Just Carrots, Peak Endurance, ProPeas, or RediBeets and multi-sample packs Get Active, Health Solutions, and Lean Team. For details about the Climb for Cash contest, visit the AIM website.