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ts of conten e l b a t Vol. 1, No. 3 • May-June 2010

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Are you on your way to the top in Climb for Cash contest?

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An Experience of a Lifetime – J.R. Celski earns bronze medals at 2010 Olympics

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Testimony: Health improves for Parkinson’s patient after doctors could no longer help

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Q&A: The AIM Opportunity – your compensation plan

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Health: Shape up! AIM for better results

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Testimony: Slow down the hands of time

10 Health: Body pH is ideal indicator of overall health 11 Royal Emerald Promotion: John and Marlene Miller 12 Good Things: Texas BarleyLife Convention 13 Royal Emerald Promotion: June Poswiata 14 Good Things: Junk-A New Bahamas Health Seminar and AIM for Great Health Seminar in Everett 15 AIM staffer recognized for kindness 16 Health: Silver Tsunami … aging well 17 Testimony: Get into shape for summer with AIM products 18 Congratulations to the 2009 Looking for Adventure? contest winners 20 2010 Convention: Join us where Life is Good in beautiful Park City, Utah

on the cover AIM-sponsored Olympic speedskater J.R. Celski won two bronze medals at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more about his ”Experience of a Lifetime” on page 4.

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AIM Partners Living Well

Published by AIM International, Inc. Communications Department editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Wright associate editor/layout/graphics . . . . Kathy Elson associate editor/lead writer . . . . . . . Kevan Lee contributing writers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stacey Aparicio, Judy Clover, James Doumani, Ryan Davis, Phillip Jermann, Andrew Smith Address correspondence to: Editor, AIM Partners 3923 E. Flamingo Ave. Nampa, ID 83687-3100 – and – e-mail to: partners@aimintl.com The mission of The AIM Companies™ is to improve the quality and productivity of people’s lives by promoting the Healthy Cell Concept ® and the highest principles of free enterprise. The purpose of AIM Partners Living Well is to communicate vital information to our Members and to build a strong relationship with them through education, motivation, and recognition. AIM products cannot be sold and advertised as cures and treatments for any disease. Our products are intended to improve the nutritional profile of the individuals who use them. Federal regulations in many countries prohibit making any claims that products are used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, and prevention of disease. AIM Partners Living Well is written in compliance with U.S. requirements, which may not be suitable for marketing AIM products outside of the United States. We ask that you be aware of and respect the requirements of your country in marketing AIM products. Articles are for information only. Con­sult a professional for advice on your specific situation. ©2010 AIM International, Inc. AIM Members are hereby granted permission to reproduce any article that appears in AIM Partners Living Well, provided the article is reprinted in its entirety and the reprint bears the following notice: “Reprinted with permission of AIM International, Inc., Nampa, Idaho.” Printed in the USA All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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An Experience of a Life Written by AIM Director Bob Celski until an opportunity presented itself. His hat does it take to fulfill a childhood opportunity came on the last lap when he dream? and Ohno took advantage of a spill by two For AIM-sponsored speedskater J.R. of the Korean skaters. Ohno and J.R., skatCelski, his dream took more perseverance, ing in fourth and fifth positions, watched as determination, and support than he could South Korea’s Lee Ho-Suk crashed on the ever have imagined. But it all paid off with an final turn, taking out Korean teammate Sung experience of a lifetime and two medals at the Si-Bak in the process. Ohno and J.R. skated Vancouver 2010 past to capture silver and Winter Olympics. “J.R. is the miracle of these bronze, respectively. J.R. came to In the thrilling aftergames,” said Larry Daignault, Vancouver not one of the U.S. coaches. “No math of the finish, NBC knowing how he one knows like me what he went announcer Andy Gabel would hold up in captured J.R.’s moment through to be on the podium.” terms of physical perfectly: “J.R. Celski and mental preparation. In fact, he was not goes from just hoping to be alive, now he’s at even supposed to be back on skates after the Olympic games, now he has an Olympic a terrible accident at September’s Olympic medal. What an amazing finish.” Trials. He was not supposed to be able to Two weeks later, on speedskating’s final compete in the Olympics. He was not supnight, J.R. earned his second medal of the posed to advance out of the heats. He was Games with a clutch performance in the not supposed to medal. 5,000-meter team relay. J.R. skated strong But he did medal, exactly five months and throughout the relay (prompting Gabel to one day after the accident that nearly ended comment, “That’s J.R. Celski; look how fast his career. he’s going!”), but he and the three other In the Olympics’ first weekend, J.R. took American skaters – including Ohno – found to the ice in the 1,500-meter race – one of themselves in fourth place late in the race, the premier events at the Winter Games and trailing Canada, South Korea, and China. On J.R.’s strongest distance. He made it through the penultimate leg of the relay, J.R. pushed the qualification rounds and into the final the U.S. team onto the medal stand – literwhere he skated alongside U.S. teammate ally – when he passed off to Ohno, shovApolo Anton Ohno and a trio of talented ing his teammate ahead of the third-place South Korean skaters. Korean skater. Ohno maintained third place J.R. kept his cool at the back of the pack for the final two laps of the race, helping J.R. for the majority of the race, biding his time earn his second medal of the Olympics.

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AIM-sponsored athlete J.R. Celski earns two bronze medals at Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

the ice would offer both challenge and “J.R. is the miracle of these games,” said opportunity. Larry Daignault, one of the U.S. coaches. About 15 months later, in July “No one knows like me what he went 2003, when the International through to be on the podium.” Olympic Committee an­nounc­ed J.R. also had a chance to medal in the the 2010 Olympics would be 1,000-meter race, but he was disqualified held in Vancouver, the deal was in the semifinal round on a questionable call sealed. J.R. declared to his mom for interference with another skater. and me that he wanted to be there. The coverage of J.R. at the Olympics and The Celski Family Project took root. in the weeks leading up to the Games rouWithin four months of that declaration, The tinely came back to his amazing recovery AIM Companies™ picked up J.R. as a sponfrom a life-threatening injury at September’s sored athlete and has backed him ever since. Olympic Trials. At the trials, J.R. took a Over the next several years, J.R. made nasty spill during a race and suffered a deep quite a name for himself on the short track cut in his left leg. As he was rushed to the speedskating circuit, including a successful hospital, my wife Sue called AIM Members run with the senior U.S. team in 2009. His to see what AIM products would be best performance at the Olympic Trials – even to hurry the healing process and help him though it was cut recover. And the day after surgery, J.R. was drinking … As he was rushed to the short with injury AIM LeafGreens® that I had hospital, my wife Sue called – was more than mixed up for him. Only five AIM Members to see what enough to earn months later, J.R. was standAIM products would be best him a place at the Olympics. And only ing on the podium at the to hurry the healing process five months after his Olympics. and help him recover. And injury, J.R. landed in J.R.’s Olympic dream the day after surgery, J.R. was Vancouver with the had been eight years in the drinking AIM LeafGreens U.S. Olympic team. making. In February 2002, that I had mixed up for him. He made it – he was 11-year-old J.R. watched now no longer an short track speedskating “Olympic hopeful.” He was an “Olympian!” in the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. The excitement overwhelmed J.R. For the Already a decorated inline skater with mulnext week, he and the U.S. short track team tiple national championships and records practiced on the ice at the Pacific Coliseum, under his belt, J.R. was ready for something the venue for the Olympic short track new. He thought that taking his talent to

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sessions with Ken reviewing the previous day’s Olympic highlights. AIM Director Anitra Donald became our “Transportation Coordinator,” constantly driving us to the nearby Sky Train. She was truly duty bound – picking us up as late as 1:30 a.m. Anitra also gave us expert guidance and directions when we drove into the city. Thanks to the Proctor and Gamble Family Home, we had a place to meet our loved ones in the heart of Vancouver. They offered the families of Olympians the comforts of home, meals, and other amenities. It is here we spent much of our time meeting and entertaining, even celebrating two birthdays! We could not have done it without P&G. Of course, J.R. did more than his part to ensure we all had a memorable experience at the Olympics as well. For me, it was an experience of a lifetime. Watching my son beaming twice with arms raised, a bouquet of flowers in one hand and a medal around his neck, with Olympic music blaring while on the world stage – what could be better? I guess the only thing better is having my family participate in the Family Project that allowed my son to fulfill a childhood dream. Editor’s note: The AIM Companies extends its heartfelt congratulations to J.R. and family. AIM Members and AIM staff from around the world proudly watched J.R. compete in the 2010 Winter Games. AIM Canada’s General Manager Rose Bird and Janice Chan; AIM Chairman’s Club Directors Ken and Lanny Donald and Daryl and Betty Hicks; and AIM Directors Anitra Donald and Jensina Donald were in attendance to cheer J.R. on in person.

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competition. His first race occurred eight days later. But first, J.R. fulfilled another dream. At the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, J.R. marched in the very front row of the U.S. team, with NBC cameras singling him out before anyone else. A photographer friend of the family, Jerry Search, captured the TV image and perfectly described what he saw on J.R.’s face: “I’m here, I have won!” For the next two weeks, the Celski family participated in the Olympics from every standpoint. Most fulfilling was the fact that we were able to share this lifetime experience with our loved ones: family and friends who were somehow involved in the Family Project along the way. Our oldest son Chris spent two weeks in Vancouver. Our son David, an Army First Lieutenant, and his wife Brittney were able to be with us for nine days. Both grandmas, Betty and Penny, were in attendance, as were most of J.R.’s aunts, uncles, and cousins, and our closest family friends. Having the games occur less than a three-hour drive from our home was such an advantage. No event of this magnitude can be accomplished without a solid logistical plan: where to stay, how to get around, meal planning, a comfortable place to meet our loved ones coming in for the events. Luckily, we had a connection right at the doorstep of the games! Our close friends, AIM Chairman’s Club Directors Ken and Lanny Donald completely opened up their home to us in Surrey, British Columbia, which made an easy start point to our activities. With warmth and hospitality, our every need was taken care of. For 17 days, we turned the Donald home into our “Operations Cen­ ter,” laptops taking over the dining room, bags strewn around the house. What a joy it was being with the Donalds. I really enjoyed my daily

Photos courtesy of J.R.’s family and friends.


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re your clothes mysteriously shrinking? Or are you simply expanding in all the wrong places? Did your New Year’s resolution to get fitter somehow shift into get fatter? Do you look in the mirror and wish to see a flat tummy or six-pack abs? Whatever the reason or the season, the time is always right to begin shaping up.

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Nutrition! Diet is an essential factor for getting in shape. What goes down can make your weight go up, so carefully choosing the food and drink you put into your mouth makes the shaping-up difference. Food selection along with moderation is the key. If you are eating food that is fatty or processed and drinking beverages that are sugar- and chemical-laced, then stop. Avoid them at all costs. Such fake foods and drinks are convenient but you are treating your body like a garbage can.

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Your stomach may act like a friend or relative that is always telling you what you need. But do not forget that you are in charge, not your stomach, which may rumble with familiar cravings for a cheeseburger, fries, and a soda. Train your stomach to hunger for whole foods, such as fruit and vegetables, and be satisfied with smaller portions of high quality meat (or none at all if you are on the vegetarian path). And make sure that you drink water throughout the day, especially while you are working up a sweat during exercise. Good nutrition equals good health in the long run.

Supplement with AIM products! Good nutrition is the heart and soul of The AIM Companies™ in the form of whole food supplements and natural health products. Supplementing with AIM products enhances your dietary choices and ensures that you are giving your body an optimal amount of nutrients on a daily basis. Your shaping-up diet does not get any healthier than that. If you are trying to lose weight, the trio of products in the AIM Weight Management Starter Pack can help you shed pounds and shape up with strong and lean muscles. Protein is a dietary necessity, and the alkaline, vegetable protein in AIM ProPeas® provides a healthy alternative to acid-forming meat protein. Along with ProPeas, the fiber in AIM fit ’n fiber® contributes to that full-stomach feeling, so you feel like eating less. The antioxidant-rich AIM CellStar™ superjuices boost your immune system while supplying a wealth of nutrients to support your weight reduction or exercise goals. Of course, it goes without saying that the whole-food benefits of AIM BarleyLife®, which is an important part of a daily wellness regime, also help boost your exercise routine. Do not even think about reaching for a sports drink unless you are reaching for AIM Peak Endurance®. Energize and replenish your body with Peak Endurance’s absorbable adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – your cells’ primary source of energy – from PEAK ATP®, along with five electrolytes, B


May is National Fitness Awareness Month vitamins, and vitamin C. Adding Peak Endurance to your exercise routine helps to improve your muscle growth, strength, and recovery. And it gives you an anti-aging upper hand in going up against the hands of time.

Sleep! Getting enough rest is a vital factor in shaping up. The 2004 Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study, involving over 1,000 participants, showed that getting less than seven to eight hours of sleep every night creates an imbalance of appetiteregulating hormones. The less you sleep, the more weight you gain and the more difficult it is for you to lose weight. Think of your bed as a repair shop. While you are sleeping off the wear-and-tear of the day, your muscles are being repaired and your body is being restored. And if you ever need help in winding down from the stress of life, taking AIM Composure® helps you to relax and sleep more soundly. Sleep is like an essential nutrient that your body requires to stay healthy. You know how you feel after a good night’s sleep. All you have to do is compare it to how you feel when you have not slept well – grumpy, physically impaired, and mentally in a fog.

member testimony

Slow down the hands of time By Mitch Clarke, AIM Group Builder, Canada In October of 2009, I laid my dear dad to rest. My father had so many serious health issues. His vision was impaired by glaucoma, which required the regular use of eye drops. He had a quadruple bypass at 75 and went through dialysis three times a week for four hours. Deterioration of the cartilage in his knees made even walking painful, so he was unable to do any exercise. Eventually, his legs had to be amputated due to a poor circulation. Although my dad had physiotherapy twice a week, he was never able to walk with prosthetic limbs. As for me, I had a heart attack at the age of fifty. I certainly did not want to end up with numerous health issues like my father. Even though I had a positive attitude about life, I wasn’t taking care of my health. Job stress kept me from doing any exercise, even walking. I wasn’t eating well because I was always on the go. I wasn’t relaxed because I was too stressed by the challenges I faced. After the heart attack, everything changed. I started to get some exercise by going for walks. I made healthy changes in my eating habits. I learned how to relax. And I changed my job. Then AIM entered my life. I found out about AIM from Ron Wright, the company’s president. Years ago, Ron came to hear me preach at the church where I was an associate pastor, and he never forgot me. In 2009, we were reunited through a mutual friend, and Ron invited me to join AIM. Wanting to live life to the fullest, my wife Debbie and I learned about the products and the income opportunity by having information sessions with Rose Bird, general manager of AIM Canada, at the Vancouver office. We immediately started taking 70 percent of the AIM products. I have become convinced of their long-term effectiveness and have enjoyed the new-found liveliness that comes from taking AIM Peak Endurance ® and AIM BarleyLife ® along with a freedom and ease of movement from AIMega ® and AIM Frame Essentials® as I exercise. Thrilled with these results, I have talked about my positive results with family and friends, and they have begun using AIM products as well. On a final note, I remember a love song written by R. Kelly called “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time.” I’ve made changes to the following sampled lyrics: How did I ever let my health slip away Never knowing I’d be singing this song some day And now I’m sinking, sinking to rise no more Ever since poor health closed the door If I could turn back the hands of time Then my darlin’ health you’d still be mine If I could just turn back that little clock on the wall Then I‘d come to realize how much I love being strong. If I could turn back the hands of time I know that I cannot turn back the hands of time, but I can slow down those hands so I will enjoy my health through the future. {This testimonial cannot be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.} nutrition opportunity success / theaimcompanies.com

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body health

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he struggle to maintain good internal health is made difficult by the fact that we simply cannot see what is going on inside our bodies. Though we may not be able to see the progress a healthy diet and sound nutrition are making, we can test it. Body pH test strips, like those offered by AIM (5488E, $12.50), measure the alkalinity or acidity of our bodies. Through either a saliva test or a urine test, the test strips are able to gauge how well our internal health is doing and give us an idea of what we have to shoot for. Body pH is an ideal indicator of overall body health. Since pH affects the way our bodies function on the cellular level, maintaining a healthy pH is essential to warding off disease, protecting the immune and nervous systems, and establishing a clean bill of health. pH runs on a scale of zero to 14 with seven being pH neutral. Anything under ID# 670646 seven is considered acidic and anything over seven is alkaline. In general, a healthy pH level will be slightly alkaline, around 7.4. This level matches the pH of human blood, which must remain in the range of 7.35 to 7.45 for bodies to survive. A system of safeguards in the body prevents blood pH from dipping above or below the normal, but the rigors of a highly acidic diet still have a deep impact on health. If a saliva test shows a pH that falls into the acidic range, that person’s body is working overtime to fight off the additional acid. Calcium is pulled from our bones to neutralize the effect of a highly acidic diet, and this process of continual repair can take its tolls over the years. Not only does an acid pH rob the body of valuable nutrients, it also creates an environment in the body that breeds bacteria, yeast, and other unwanted organisms. For this reason, alkalizing diets are recommended. The foods and beverages we ingest have either an acidifying or alkalizing effect on our body pH. In general, fruits and

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vegetables are the leaders in creating an alkalizing effect. Grains, animal foods, and processed foods carry an acidic effect. With this in mind, it is easy to see how a typical American diet – high on processed foods, animal protein, and grains – can become highly acidic. AIM products are one effective way to help return the body to its natural, slightly alkaline state. Certain elements in the foods we eat are often held responsible for the acidifying or alkalizing effect on our bodies.

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In addition to AIM nutritional concentrates, a healthy diet with health-conscious choices can make a big impact on restoring normal body pH. Avoid foods that contain sulfur, phosphorous, and chlorine. These minerals release hydrogen, causing an acidifying effect on the body. Instead, choose foods that contain elements like potassium, calcium, and iron – all of which have an alkalizing effect on the body. Making good choices with your diet and supplementing with AIM products will give you the tools you need to maintain a healthy body pH. Take a pH test to see where you stand, and follow up with a plan to alkalize your body. The struggle to maintain internal health is a lot easier when you know what needs fixing and how to fix it.

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ohn and Marlene Miller, Royal Emerald Directors from Dundee, Ohio, have excelled at their AIM business by reaching out to those around them – family and community. AIM Members since 1998, The Millers became active with their AIM business in 2000 and were able to effectively reach a number of family, friends, and neighbors to help build their business. John and Marlene have 10 children (9 living), 40 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, and many family members take the AIM products and have successful AIM businesses of their own. The community of Dundee and the surrounding areas have also offered many opportunities to share about AIM. “Being active in our community has been very effective for us,” says John, who works full-time as a logger and helps Marlene with the AIM business in the evenings and on weekends. “We set up booths at community events, send out newsletters, and conduct meetings in our home and in the homes of our downline. “Marlene has a passion to help people to improve their health. People comment to her that they can see that she is authentic and that she truly cares about them. Marlene says, ‘If you are just out to sell products, forget it!’ You have to genuinely care about people and want to help them improve their health and quality of life. I keep datasheets, product catalogs, and business cards with me at all times to be ready for an opportunity to share.” Datasheets are the Millers’ favorite sales tools, and they consider AIM BarleyLife® and AIM Herbal Fiberblend® as two of their favorite products. The Millers spend a lot of time reaching out to their downline and into the community. A typical work day involves preparing mailings to be sent out, stamping AIM literature with their personal contact information, and staying in touch with downline Members by phone and mail. For new Members, John and Marlene encourage them to commit to using the AIM products for at least 90 days consistently so that they can experience results on their own and then share those experiences with others. As the Millers have found success with their AIM

business, they have seen their reach expand beyond their local community. “Having an AIM business has blessed us with being able to travel more,” John says. “We travel and share with others about the AIM products. Our influence has grown beyond our local community and family. “Financially we have been blessed to be able to give more to charities, individuals, and families. We have met people who have become our friends. Taking the AIM products has improved the quality of our lives and lives of others. We are able to make a difference in peoples’ lives by truly caring for them and sharing with them about the benefits of using the AIM products.” When John and Marlene are not hard at work at their AIM business, they enjoy reading; Marlene loves to delve into health-related topics and Christian non-fiction. Also, the Millers take time to travel, go to conventions, and visit other AIM Members and family. “We love it when people associated with AIM come to visit us,” Marlene says. “We enjoy spending time with them, sharing, and just having fellowship together. John and I talk often about if we had not got involved with AIM we would not know as many people as we do now. Truly being involved with AIM has changed our lives. We are so grateful to God for how He has blessed us, our family, and our downline.” The Millers prefer not to be photographed. Below is one of Marlene’s favorite horses.

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Texas BarleyLife Convention February 4-7, 2010 • San Antonio, Texas

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Inspirational and educational, the Texas BarleyLife Convention remains one of AIM’s premier annual meetings. Event coordinators Director Jean Dukes and Star Sapphire Director Yoli Huron welcomed Members and guests to San Antonio, Texas, in early February for the four-day event. Attendees at the 18th annual convention had the privilege of hearing from an expert panel of presenters including AIM biologist Ryan Davis, Star Sapphire Director Cathy McCrea, Chairman’s Club Directors Jim and Carolyn Kling, Chairman’s Club Director Dr. John Shewfelt, and many more. Topics included AIM product quality, heart health, the Healthy Cell Concept ® , and medical testing, as well as testimonies and networking tips.

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AIM Royal Emerald Promotion

June Poswiata

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IM has given me financial stability, freedom to spend more time with my family, and the opportunity to help others wherever I go,” Royal Emerald Director June Poswiata says. June, a weight loss coach and nutrition educator in her hometown of Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada, started with The AIM Companies™ in March of 1993 and has spent nearly two decades improving the lives of those around her. She is very active in her church, business, and community, and she is a mother of three and a proud grandmother of five. “By encouraging others that they don’t have to be sick, I have something incredible to share with them,” says June, who counts AIM LeafGreens® and AIM ProPeas® among her favorite products. “With the AIM products, it is a sure win.” A key to June’s success is following up with those she comes in contact with. Keeping in touch has been an effective way for her to grow her AIM business, especially through regular monthly meetings that she hosts. “I believe follow up is very important, and when people see how much you really care about them, they tell others,” June says. “I have a file box, and I make a card out for each Member, customer, and client, with their name, phone

number, and any personal information that they have shared with me so I can always make conversation when I re-call them.” The most important lesson that June says she can teach new Members is the principles of USSBT – Use the products, Share the products, Sponsor others, Build strong relationships, and Teach others to do the same. As part of the USSBT model, June also encourages new Members to be purposeful in following up and to always leave home with AIM product and business information to share. June puts USSBT into practice in a number of different ways through her home business. She works out of her home so that she can always be on call and available for those who need her. She also spends time on the phone, calling Members in her downline who are near promotion (she checks her downline online) and phoning Members who have not ordered recently. Despite the busy schedule, June makes sure to take time for herself, allowing one day off each week for her to do the things she likes to do. “I am able to work independently from my home with the freedom to work when I want to and being able to travel with AIM to beautiful places each year that I never dreamed possible,” June says. “The AIM Companies™ and the staff are always there for me and willing to help. I so appreciate the AIM family. They are a very important part of my life.” June is also grateful for the assistance of AIM Canada General Manager Rose Bird, Chairman’s Club Director Dr. John Shewfelt, Chairman’s Club Directors Muriel and George McPherson, Chairman’s Club Directors Edna and Hilton Smith, and many others in June’s upline. nutrition opportunity success / theaimcompanies.com

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Junk-A New – Bahamas Health Seminar March 5-7, 2010 • Grand Bahamas AIM Director Carol Rolle hosted multiple meetings in the Grand Bahamas with the assistance of her special “AIM” team on March 5-7. Keynote speaker Dr. John Shewfelt (AIM Chairman’s Club Director) had numerous opportunities to share the AIM message. The main session took place on Friday evening, March 5, at the Radisson Our Lucaya Resort with 150 people attending. Dr. Shewfelt gave two interviews on local radio shows; shared testimonies and clinical experiences at Carol’s home over dinner with 20 people; spoke at a Saturday morning meeting with 70 people attending; was interviewed on a local TV station; and last but not least, spoke at Carol’s church Sunday morning – 150 attendance – focusing on what the Bible teaches about nutrition and health, while sharing the Healthy Cell Concept ® and information on BarleyLife ® and AIM Herbal Fiberblend®.

AIM for Great Health Seminar February 27, 2010 • Everett, Washington “Improve your health!” “Look good and stay young!” More than 75 attendees flocked to Everett, Washington, to hear about healthy lifestyle changes and agedefying nutrition. Hosted by Royal Emerald Directors Linda and Dave Cole, the AIM for Great Health seminar was a hit. Attendees learned how to boost their immune system and to protect and support their health the natural way through lifestyle choices with diet and AIM nutritional supplementation. Speakers included Linda Cole (breast cancer survivor since 1996), Dene Cole (diabetes since age 5), AIM Canada general manager and chartered herbalist Rose Bird, and AIM product specialist Keith Duff. Attendees enjoyed presentations, door prizes, Q&A sessions, samples, testimonies, and much more.

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he following ‘Letter to the Editor’ was published in The Idaho Statesman newspaper in late February. We proudly identified that “kind man at the airport” as Ryan Davis, AIM’s Quality Assurance Manager. He took the time to help a fellow passenger while en route to San Antonio for the Texas BarleyLife Convention.

Casey, Kevin A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tennessee Knight, Connie and Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida Pauly, Janet and O’Ferrall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Realities Dist. Serv. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canada Select Ventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida Swope, Dr. Mary Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . South Africa

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February 2010 2-Star Bonus Casey, Kevin A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tennessee Knight, Connie and Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida La Vie Health & Beauty Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . South Africa Realities Dist. Serv. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canada Select Ventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan . . . . . . . . . . . . South Africa

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Silver Tsunami … aging well

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orn between the years 1946 and 1966, the aging Baby Boomer generation has grown into the Silver Tsunami. As recently as five years ago, Baby Boomers made up more than 25 percent of the United States population. The demographic is huge, and it has reached an age when AIM products can be a big benefit. Although in today’s economy many continue to work beyond the age of retirement, the majority of seniors have reached a time in their lives when the focus is on enjoying the fruits of their labor. Traveling, gardening, golfing, and other such leisure activities become part of the daily routine. The most fortunate of the Silver Tsunami are those in good health. And those who have made AIM products an essential element of their daily routine know that they hold an anti-aging key for maintaining their good health. Instead of reaching for prescription drugs, the use of which is high among seniors, Silver Tsunami AIM Members take whole food supplements and natural health products that help to support healthy cells, prevent the onset of agerelated illnesses, and provide the energy and vitality that you rarely see inside a senior care facility.

Prevention The AIM Garden Trio® (AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, and AIM RediBeets®) and AIM Herbal Fiberblend® provide a solid foundation for preventing health problems with a group of products that detoxify, cleanse, build, and energize. These products and more can be purchased in various combinations as Starter Packs for all AIM Members. Choose the combination of products that best suits your needs. AIM LeafGreens® offers another source of greens that is particularly rich in vitamin K. Research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that higher intakes of vitamin K may prevent age-related conditions such as weak bones and hardening of the arteries, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Vitamin K deficiency is linked to an increase in the incidence of spontaneous cancer.

Strong Bones CalciAIM™ contributes to healthy bones, cartilage, teeth, and gums with its blend of ingredients including bioavailable calcium (98 percent absorbable), magnesium, and

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vitamin D. Breaking or fracturing a bone is a serious health matter when you reach a certain age, and healing takes a long time. Keep your bones strong with two servings of CalciAIM daily. Your body gets even more benefits from calcium as this essential mineral is necessary for proper muscle contraction, especially the heart.

Strong Heart Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability in North America, so common sense says to do everything you can to keep your heart beating and your blood circulating. The AIM Heart Health Starter Pack contains four heart healthy products that support a strong heart and uninterrupted blood flow. AIM CellSparc 360® provides a

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Pain and swelling of wasp stings subside with Cell Wellness Restorer™

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n August 2004, I was working in my yard, and I reached into the flowerbed to pull out some dead leaves. I disturbed a wasp’s nest, and the angry wasps attacked my hand. I had several wasp bites on my hand. It began to throb with pain and started to swell. I went running into the house and asked my husband Pete (the skeptic veterinarian) to get a bottle of AIM Cell Wellness Restorer™. We stood at the sink as Pete poured the Cell Wellness Restorer over my hand; I rubbed it in, and the pain and swelling immediately subsided. Seeing is believing, so Pete could not doubt what he had seen with his very own eyes. He made the comment that wasp stings always itch later, but mine never did. A landscaper was here working at the time, and after witnessing this, he purchased a bottle of Cell Wellness Restorer. – AIM Star Sapphire Director Martha Hendry, Louisiana {This testimonial cannot be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.}


supplemental source of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), the nutrient that creates the initial spark of energy in every one of your cells, and in particular, heart muscle cells, which have the highest energy requirements. AIMega® supplies omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) that work at the cellular level as essential, anti-aging nutrients for cell growth, function, and repair. The heart health benefits from Omega-3 and -6 in AIMega® include improved circulation, healthy blood pressure levels, and a reduced risk of heart disease. AIM fit ’n fiber® contains 12 grams of fiber, 10 of which are heart-healthy soluble fiber. High soluble fiber intakes are associated with lower cholesterol, reduced blood pressure, and lower risk of coronary heart disease.

AIM CellStar™ Pomagrape contains a blend of superfruits and extracts that are loaded with antioxidants and may help improve blood flow and cardiovascular strength.

Clear Mind & Vision Memory loss and poor vision do not have to be part of getting older. AIM GinkgoSense® combines ginkgo biloba leaf extract, bilberry fruit extract, fish oil, and marigold extract (lutein and zeaxanthin) to provide a wealth of nutrients that help to improve your circulation, boost mental acuity, and support healthy vision. Defend yourself against the aging process with GinkgoSense.

Get into shape for summer with AIM products

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IM’s powerful pair of AIM ProPeas® and AIM fit ’n fiber® can help you shape up for summer. If you are looking to lose weight and live healthy, the Lean Team is your solution. Group Builder Shannon Jones from Springfield, Oregon, gave the Lean Team a try, and she has been amazed at the results. n August, I started using AIM LeafGreens ® and changed my way of eating. In about three weeks, I had lost 12 pounds. I then added AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, and I dropped more weight. “Family and friends were really noticing a change. My internal conditioning coach, Director Judy Rowe, had me then add ProPeas and fit ‘n fiber to my regimen. In three-and-a-half months, I was down 33 pounds. I went from a 3X to a size 16. I still have about 50 to 60 pounds to lose, but I know I can do it with my AIM products and with Judy’s help. “I just turned 49 years old, and I am starting my countdown to ‘50 and fabulous!’ My goal is to lose 50 to 60 pounds by my 50th birthday. Each month, I am planning fun and exciting things to do like cross country skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, sky diving, water skiing, and so on. I truly know I couldn’t be doing these things without my AIM products. I have so much more energy than ever before. My three sons cannot believe it. I feel I am truly coming alive! “Also, I have been able to go off of my hormone replacement and Zoloft medications. “Thank you so much for your amazing products. I am now full of life and ‘AIMing’ high.”

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What a difference healthy eating habits and AIM nutrition can make. Shannon’s commitment to whole-food nutrition played a big role in her amazing weight loss story. The four-leaf formula in AIM LeafGreens contains nutrients like kaempherol, which helps with arteriosclerosis. Herbal Fiberblend is an unbeatable colon cleanser, helping the body to assimilate nutrients and eliminate waste. Add to those products the weight loss power of the Lean Team, and you have a healthy weight loss option that produces real results. Shannon benefited from the fiber boost of fit ’n fiber and the healthy protein in ProPeas. fit ‘n fiber contains 12 grams of fiber, 10 grams of which are heart-healthy soluble fiber. Not only can soluble fiber help lower levels of LDL-cholesterol, it reduces appetite, providing a feeling of fullness that helps limit overeating. In addition, the high fiber content in fit ‘n fiber supports a healthy diet and exercise lifestyle. ProPeas, a vegetable protein concentrate, complements a healthy weight loss routine in a number of different ways. Like fit ‘n fiber, the protein in ProPeas helps increase satiety. Protein can also help improve metabolic rate, allowing the body to break down food and convert to energy faster and more effectively. And protein has an impact on the creation of lean muscle mass, which helps burn calories. Shannon’s Lean Team lifestyle has produced healthy weight loss results. ProPeas and fit ’n fiber can do the same for you. If you are serious about weight loss, give protein and fiber from AIM a serious look.

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2009 contest winners

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2009 CONTEST

Level 4 winners Baty, Erin and Michael Brogan, Larry Chu, Pei-Chin Clemmer, Ronda and Paul Donald, Lanny and Ken Downing, Patricia J. Gloria Smith D/B/A Aim for Health Greens For Life, Inc. Howlett, Timothy Huron, Sil and Yoli Kling, Carolyn and Jim Lehman, Perry and Marilyn Sue Lehman, Dennis and SuEtta Maldonado, Claudio and Mary Ann Miller, Karen and Matthew Miller, Glenn and Laurie Miller, David and Polly Natural Way Travel & Tours LLC Purple Mountain Products, Inc. Schiele, Loren and Kathleen Scott, Robert and Pat Shaw, Dixie and Eddie Swope, Mary Ruth Tung, Stephen

Level 3 winners Dukes, Jean and Sid Hayward, Carol Houston, Amy Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust Peterson, Ralph and Phyllis Ponchot, Cynthia and Dana

Sante 2000 Spinale, Sandra Teresa Schumacher Family Trust Vandertil, Rita and Eno Vladimirsky, Bella I.

Level 2 winners Beaton, Saskia and Larry Bird, Barbara E. Breitkreutz, Janet and Darrel Cole, David and Linda CTD Enterprises Knight, Connie and Steve Kosturos, Kristine L. McPherson, Muriel and George Mikoll, Norbert and Lorraine Moriyama, Masako Nadeau, Chantal et Cameron, Jacques Paquin, Ginette Pauly, Janet and O’Ferrall Poswiata, June Proulx, Elaine E. Rawls, Marlene and David Select Ventures Twigge, Len Warren, Patti and Larry Weaver, Joseph and Rosie Wright, Rita and Dennis Yoder, Marilyn and Jerry

Level 1 winners 3 John 2 (Joe & Jan Patuc) Bain, Deirdre Beechy, Jr., Alvin and Inez Brown, Charlie and Joyce Brown, Jean and Donald Bulka, Nancy and Gene

Level 4 prize winners receive two convention packages with air travel, $500 allowed per individual traveler – a $2,250 value. Level 3 prize winners receive their choice of two convention packages without air travel or one convention package with air travel (up to $500 total) – a $1,125 value. Level 2 prize winners receive one convention package without air travel – a $625 value. Level 1 prize winners receive one hotel package – a $370 value. Convention cash winners will receive money that may be used toward the price of attending the 2010 AIM Convention in Park City.

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Campbell, Ken and Gail Casavant, Monique Celski, Robert and Susan Cheng, Sophia Collins, Marilyn and Loren Craig, Kathy and Evan Create Focus Consulting Inc. Cully, Jr., Richard Dahoy, Gwen L. Day, Carol Desautels, Shirley or Norman Donohue, Joe and Mary Du, Hai-Ching Finstrom, Gene A. Fisher, Mary Ellen Fisher, Sarah L. Gallagher, Huguette Haley, Keith and Liz Hampshire, Fred and Marlene Huxter Ltd., Ken and Cheryl Jones, Carmela and Walter King, Michael and Mary Klink, Mary S. Koch, Pamela S. Kopalyan, Liana Kowal, Diane Link, Lawrence and Martha Liu, Xue M & M Healthy Sales Inc. McKenzie, Bill and Barbara Michael, Pietro Miller, Dean and Inez Miller, Emma and Joseph Miller, Fannie and Norman Miller, Malinda and Mark Miller, Marietta E. Miller, Sue and Matthew Miller, Vera and Floyd Pugh, Debra A. Rabb, Wesley and Wanda Schouten, Betty and John Shorter, Gwen and Richard Shu, Loretta and Joseph Smith, Edna and Hilton Snodgrass, Barbara A. Sontag, Ann and Ron Stoetzel, Ingrid K.


Looking for Adventure? Contest Winners

ooking for Adventure? contest. We look forward to honoring them at the 2010 convention in July. Swartzentruber, Amos and Barbara Tondu, Gwen Valois, Sylvane Vandermey, Darlene and Kees Weaver, Verba and Eli Weber, Ron and Mary Wiebe, Helen R. Yoder Organics Yoder, Atlee and Mary Yoder, John and Marla Yoder’s Nutritional Products LLC

$500 convention cash winners Bain, Deirdre Borkholder, David and Miriam Brogan, Larry Casavant, Monique Castonguay, Audrez Chien, Yvonne Christner, William C. Crapper, Christopher G. Eagle Ranch, Inc. Finstrom, Gene A. Fisher, Mary Ellen Ganzenberg, Inge M. Gerhardt, Ulrike E. (Rica) Health One Products Henry, Danielle and Sean Hershberger, Abe D. Hershberger, Eli and Barbara Hsieh, Joyce Hui, Hang Huron, Sil and Yoli Knox, Edward and Carlia Ko, Jeanne Kosturos, Kristine L. Kowal, Diane Krahn, Jacobo and Mary La Piana, Laura A. Liu, Xue M & M Healthy Sales Inc. Martin, Laurene and Clarence Meano, Kathrin and Thomas Miller, Andy and Maryann Miller, David and Esther Miller, David and Polly Miller, Fannie and Norman Miller, Karen and Matthew

Miller, Marietta E. Miller, Sue and Matthew Moriyama, Masako Murray, Lendy and Murray, Ronald Natural Way Travel & Tours, LLC Ponchot, Cynthia and Dana Rabb, Wesley and Wanda Raber, Eli and Edna Sante 2000 Snodgrass, Barbara A. Stoltzfus, Melinda and Jacob Swartzentruber, Amos and Barbara Tabor, Betty Troyer, Aden and MaryAnn Tsow, Kathy Tung, Duke Tung, Stephen Vladimirsky, Bella I. Weaver, Joseph and Rosie Welsh, Jill Wheeler, Jo Anna Wright, Rita and Dennis Yoder, Atlee and Mary Yoder, Paul and Mary Zhu, Lili

Miller, Joseph and Mattie Nelson, Glenda M. O’Neill, Nancy and Chad Richardson, Lisa A. Robinson, Denny R. Ryan, Melissa Schlabach, Alvin and Lucinda Schouten, Betty and John Shultz, Barry and Pamela Stoltzfoos, David and Ruth The Sesame Seed, Inc. Tsay, Grace C. Vandertil, Rita and Eno Weaver, Mary and Leroy Weber, Ron and Mary Williams, Hsiang May Winkelman, Nancy M. Wright, Melissa

$250 convention cash winners 84 Members not listed

$150 convention cash winners 429 Members not listed

$350 convention cash winners 3 John 2 (Joe & Jan Patuc) A R Ministries Baty, Erin and Michael Campbell, Ken and Gail Chamberlain, Elizabeth and O. D. Fong, Wing-Yu Fragassi, Carmella Frederick, Lois J. Glick, Jacob and Dba Glicks Natural Products Gross, Ed and Eileen Hartley, Gail Health Matters Hippensteel, Sally W. Houston, Amy Karickhoff, Jane and Dutch Majors, Lily Mak, Amy Siu-Kam Mckillop, Rev Dana Miller, Emma and Joseph

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2010 Convention

Join us where …

s host of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Park City made an impressive debut on the world stage in what many consider to be the most successful Winter Olympics ever. Only 35 minutes east of Salt Lake City, Utah, Park City is a fabulous mountain getaway, measuring two miles from end to end. It just goes to prove that sometimes good things come in small packages. The nearby Wasatch-Cache National Forest, located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, offers endless opportunities for backpacking, hiking, camping, and fishing. If shopping is more your style, then head down to Park City’s Main Street where you can wander from store to store for hours on end. Whether you are hiking a beautiful nature trail, biking through the mountains, or shopping till you drop, the cool mountain air will be a refreshing escape. With summer temperatures at an average high of 80 degrees, Park City is the perfect summer retreat! The breathtaking beauty of the Wasatch Mountain Range will be right outside your window at the fourstar Canyons Resort, seated at the foot of Murdock Peak. Combine these unbelievable views with the excitement of seeing your AIM family to celebrate another year, and you have the makings of a fabulous convention. So pack your gear and make plans to join us at the Canyons Resort for AIM Convention 2010, July 7-11. Renew old friendships and make new ones, and learn about AIM products and tips for building business relationships that last. Relax in the crisp mountain air with your AIM family and friends because Life is Good!

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Park City is the perfect place to join AIM in celebrating another fabulous year and rejuvenate yourself and your AIM business. There is still time to make plans to attend, so put AIM’s convention on your calendar this summer. Life is Good! We look forward to seeing you in July! Registration due: May 31, 2010. (A $50.00 late fee will be assessed for registrations postmarked after Sunday, May 31, 2010.)

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Life is Good … i Hear from AIM-sponsored athlete J.R. Celski, a two-time medal winner at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, as he recounts his journey of realizing his childhood dream by winning a medal at the Olympics. Directors Bob and Sue Celski will present the “parents’ perspective” of J.R.’s exciting year, leading up to the culmination of the Celski Family Project. To complete J.R.’s story, AIM is pleased to welcome Dr. Bill Moreau, U.S. Olympic Committee Director of Sports Medicine Clinics and J.R.’s case manager at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, as he provides insight into the mental and physical challenges that J.R. had to overcome to compete at the Vancouver Winter Games. J.R.’s accomplishments are nothing short of miraculous, and you definitely will not want to miss these presentations. AIM-sponsored mountain climber Martin Benning will present an update on his Seven Summits Cancer Climb, including details of his team’s trek up Mt. Kosciuszko as well as plans to conquer the final two summits left – Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson and Asia’s Mt. Everest.


in beautiful Park City, Utah We will hear product updates about AIM HumiKleanse® and AIM Cascara Sagrada as well as others, plus we will be hearing from you! Members attending convention will have the opportunity to stand up and give their personal testimonies throughout the program. Watch for your confirmation packet for more information. We will be honoring new inductees into the Chairman’s Club and the Million Dollar Club, and we will celebrate the success of Members winning prizes in the Looking for Adventure? 2009 convention contest. AIM is always delighted to honor successes such as these, and who knows – we might even sneak a couple other special recognitions into the program! Friday evening, AIM is taking the Early Bird Winners (Members who won a Level 4 prize before December 31, 2009) to Olympic Park to enjoy the Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games and Alf Engen Ski Museums. After dinner and museum exhibits, everyone will head outside to watch an aerial exhibition by the Flying Aces. This action-packed performance will showcase Olympic and future Olympic athletes flipping and twisting up to 50 feet in the air and landing in a swimming pool. Seats are available for purchase for $100 per person. For more information, refer to your convention confirmation mailings or call 1-800-456-2462.

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Thursday evening – River rafting and BBQ

AIM Members between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to spend Thursday evening rafting down the Provo River. Enjoy the river wildlife, the historic train bridges, the beauty of Mount Timpanogos and Big Cascade Mountain

Member Mixer

as you raft past. There will be just enough whitewater to splash, but not enough to soak you! After an entertaining raft ride, you will enjoy a Western BBQ. Get to know the other young adult AIM Members or reacquaint with those you already met. This is a time for fun as well as sharing ideas on working your AIM businesses.

Club Fun is a youth activity led by AIM staff members that is specifically designed to help entertain those children ages 9 to 18 during the Thursday and Friday convention sessions. We are setting up the Club Fun Lounge again so the kids have a space to hang out indoors. The lounge will have a variety of activities for the kids, with lunch and some snacks available. Watch for your confirmation packet for more information regarding Club Fun outings and expenses. Deadline for Club Fun registration is May 31, 2010.

See you in Park City!

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FloraFood bacteria name change New labels of AIM FloraFood® contain a change to the name of one of the three bacteria in the formula. L. acidophilus is now classified as L. gasseri after microbiologists were able to more properly identify the bacteria strain. The label change doesn’t alter the benefits of FloraFood because the formula is the same, only the name is new.

For tips and tricks to make the most of your MyAIMStore website, head on over to the MyAIMStore Resource page (http://myaimstore.com/resources). From graphics to guides, the Resources page at MyAIMStore can help you create a website that is cutting-edge, dynamic, and effective. If you have yet to sign up for your FREE MyAIMStore website, visit the Member Services area at the AIM website for more information.

October AIMing Higher training seminar

2010 convention registration deadline

Set aside time on your calendar in October to attend AIM’s annual training seminar, AIMing Higher, taking place October 14-17. Held at AIM headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, AIMing Higher is a great resource for AIM business-builders and Members who are interested in investing in their AIM business. AIM provides lodging and most meals for the weekend event; Members are expected to arrange travel. Don’t forget: You can use your Convention Cash Awards earned in the 2009 Looking for Adventure? contest toward your AIMing Higher travel arrangements. Visit the AIM website for more information.

Only one month remains for AIM’s Park City convention registration. Sign up today at the AIM website, and join your AIM friends and family for a memorable time, July 7-11, at the Canyons resort in beautiful Park City, Utah. Head online or call 1-800-456-2462 for more information. The registration deadline is May 31, 2010. We’ll see you in Park City. 2010 Convention

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AMR Anchors in Climb for Cash contest Did you know: You can create as many AMRs as you choose? Each AMR carries up to a 10 percent savings on the products you buy regularly. And through the end of June, creating an AMR gives you an Anchor in the Climb for Cash contest. Save money on an AMR and improve your odds at earning cash in AIM’s contest at the same time.

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Take a closer look at this month’s Partners Living Well magazine. You may just be a winner. Member ID numbers are hidden throughout this issue. Find your number, phone the AIM Call Center, 1-800-456-2462, and you will receive a free product on your next purchase (excludes Starter Packs or multiple-product combinations).

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Get the scoop on healthy vegetable protein with the new ProPeas product snapshot. Discover the keys to ProPeas’ powerful protein formula and find out what makes AIM’s protein supplement superior to whey and soy alternatives. With 12 grams of protein per serving, ProPeas is an ideal choice for weight management as it helps with satiety, metabolic rate, and lean muscle mass. Watch the product snapshot to learn more. The ProPeas product snapshot is available on AIM’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/aimusers. E-mail, share, and rate the video so that others can learn about this healthy, vegetable protein product.


Caring Corner

Holiday closures and month-end hours The U.S. AIM Call Center will be open to take May month-end phone orders from 8 a.m. to noon MT on Saturday, May 29; and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT on Wednesday, June 30 for June month-end phone orders. Orders on AIM’s website will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. MT on Monday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 30, respectively. Orders placed after these cutoff times will be included in the following month’s business cycle. The U.S. office and warehouse will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. Both the Vancouver office and Calgary warehouse will be closed on Monday, May 24 for Victoria Day.

AIM staff bowl to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters program

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en AIM staff members recently participated in Bowl for Kids’ Sake – a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southwestern Idaho. BBBS is a mentoring program that helps children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-toone relationships. The two teams raised over $1,350 for this cause thanks to generous donations and a raffle drawing held at the Nampa headquarters. Way to help kids and promote The AIM Companies™! The “Barley Bangers”: (pictured at top, from left) Skip Taylor, Jerry Trana, Walt Sutterfield, and Linda Charters. Joyce Janzen not pictured. The “Barley Ringers”: (from left) Nic Wright, Kathy Elson, Sandy Dooms, Michelle Smart, and Delia Jiminez

May (Canada) special: Buy both AIM Peak Endurance ® (5257E) and CalciAIM™ (5227E) & Save $5.00! AIM sponsored speed-skater & 2 times Olympic medalist J.R. Celski takes Peak Endurance and CalciAIM as part of his regimen to be a winner. Peak Endurance contains ATP which improves muscle growth, strength & recovery. CalciAIM drink provides absorbable calcium which helps in the maintenance of bones and teeth. Put a healthy boost into your life, stay stronger and younger! Regular price $73 – Pay only $68! June (Canada) special:Buy 2 BarleyLife® Xpress pax (4157E) & save $5.00! Take AIM Nutrition on-the-go with you! BarleyLife ® helps maintain a slightly alkaline body pH. Support your immune system and stay healthy. Each pax contains 30 individual-serving packets. Regular price $44 – Pay only $39!

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‘Get Active’ and save $12.00 Buy both CalciAIM (4634E) 14.1 oz powder and Peak Endurance (5254E) 10.5 oz powder at regular price and pay only $5.00 for the ‘Get Active’ 10-count sample pack (5438) – a savings of $12.00. No BVP on discounted items. Unlimited quantities while supplies last.

AIM-sponsored Olympian J.R. Celski takes Peak Endurance and CalciAIM as part of his training and nutrition regimen.

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Ahh, refreshing and clean! Buy a six-pack of CellStar 32 oz super juice (pomagrape, mango tango, or half and half combination) and receive a two-pack of shea you love me pomegrapefruit bar soap for FREE. No BVP on free item. Unlimited quantities while supplies last.

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2010 Convention

Life would be even better if you joined us at AIM’s 2010 Convention at The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah. 2010 Convention

Call 1-800-456-2462 or fill out a registration form at www.theAIMcompanies.com. Registration deadline is Monday, May 31, 2010.

Order online at www.BarleyLife.com, e-mail aimonline@aimintl.com, and call toll-free 1-800-456-2462.

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J.R. Celski, Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010