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health & wealth magazine for AIM Members

August 2012


It’s a Heat Wave!

Hottest Products from AIM

Executive Message / Contacts

Knowledge is Power The saying that knowledge is power is a fond expression here at The AIM Companies™. To support this, we have put in place a new Member training component with the online AIM Academy. These classes are not only for new Members but will also challenge our seasoned Members. Give yourself and your business the benefit of this free comprehensive knowledge base. Once you have graduated from the AIM Academy, you will receive certification as an AIM Living Well Coach and receive a lapel pin to show off your advanced studies. If you are not already logging in to take advantage of these classes, I will toss in a free gift for completing our courses. We will also award one graduate this year with a complimentary all-expense trip to the 2013 AIM Recognition Roundup in Boise, Idaho. So enroll at the AIM academy and discover what makes

nutrition work. If you don’t have internet access, give us a call and we will send you the printed curriculum that you can work on at home. Now we all have heard in the news that obesity is a major problem in the USA, to the point that in certain communities they are looking at reducing sodas to a smaller size. This is only the tip of the iceberg in accomplishing weight loss. AIM knows that educating people about supporting their bodies to work as they were designed is a much better solution. AIM has a common-sense solution for losing excess weight, and we can prove it works. If you are in need of help or know someone in this situation, we have an experienced support team that can help. Just give us a call. To conclude, I want to reach out to all AIM Members that have experienced the amazing benefits from AIM products. Think about who showed you the way to better health, and honor this gift by sharing with others.

Greg Wright AIM Chief Operating Officer


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Main Features

44 Keep Nutrition UP! 48 Don’t wait to lose weight Business

12 Thank You, President’s Advisory Council


10 Congratulations to the 1st graduate from the AIM Academy 14 Learn online with the AIMing Higher at home webinar series



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 7 Need Vitamin D? AIM Veggie D is the answer

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13 Is gluten adversely affecting you?

Janice Chan

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11 Chill with AIM beverages and cool treats

Living health & wealth magazine

for AIM Members

August 2012


In this issue

 2 Executive Message / Contacts 15 News & Meetings


It’s a Heat Wave!

from Hottest Products




In North America, August can be one of the hottest months of the year, and AIM has the hottest products to come to your rescue. Keep it cool and healthy with whole-food powder con­centrates like AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, and AIM RediBeets®. August 2012


Keep Nutrition

Main Feature

Summertime and the living is easy ... and active. It’s a time of picnics and barbecues to be enjoyed in warm weather under blue skies. Traveling, camping, and hiking are just a few seasonal interests that translate into being on the go. When you are busily involved in summer activities, there can be a tendency to forget about healthy eating. Instead of grabbing fast food and soft drinks, make a decision to keep your nutrition up this summer.

The Garden Trio®

With vegetable gardens already in bloom, some of the best food that nature has to offer grows beneath the summer sun. This is why the harvest of nutrients in the AIM Garden Trio® has been available to AIM Members for over two decades ... no matter what the season. Comprised of AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, and AIM RediBeets®, this trio of whole-food powder concentrates is also a harvest of energy for the get-up-and-go you’ll need for a summer full of fun.

AIM BarleyLife®

When you take energizing BarleyLife on an empty stomach every day, it’s like saying, “I love you, my tummy.” Of course, you don’t have to say this out loud (unless you feel you must …) because actions speak louder than

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words. And the action of putting BarleyLife’s vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, antioxidants, and so much more into your empty stomach is like depositing green, liquid gold into your body’s good health bank account. Of course, you can also mix it with Just Carrots and RediBeets, or you can think of them as a three-course meal to be savored individually and power you for whatever summertime has to offer. AIM also offers something extra for those who enjoy their BarleyLife on the sweeter side.

AIM BarleyLife® Xtra provides the nutritional richness of BarleyLife with a combination of seventeen fruit and vegetable powders that help sweeten the pot. Add some crushed ice, cold water, and BarleyLife Xtra to a Nutrition That Works! Blender Bottle (5818E) and shake up a delightfully refreshing, summer beverage.

AIM Just Carrots®

Along with an energy boost of natural vitamins and minerals, Just Carrots provides visionary nutrients to help you keep your eye on what’s coming at you on the baseball field of life ... or maybe just a curveball during a baseball game on a summer’s eve. Carrots provide a trio of eyequenching antioxidants—betacarotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein—that protect your body and eyes from free radical damage. And


Just Carrots’s concentrated juice powder puts these potent protectors to work in a refreshing summer beverage—just mix with cold water and drink.

AIM RediBeets®

When you’re feeling beat on a hot summer’s day, RediBeets can be the deep red, refreshing boost of nutrition that your body needs to get back in the game. Besides a rich source of vitamins and minerals, you can’t beat beets as a vegetable source of powerful antioxidants known as betalains. An abstract published online by Pub Med reports that because of betalains, “red beet products used regularly in the diet may provide protection against certain

“ I joined The AIM Companies

™ on March 30, 1998. I had been taking the Garden Trio before that for about a year or two.  I have faithfully taken it every day since then with exception of vacations or when I don’t get a chance to, but mostly I do.  The Garden trio is a great way to start the day for me as it supplies all my necessary nutrients.  I sometimes go all morning into the afternoon with just that.  Sometimes I eat breakfast when I have time.  I am sixty-four years young, and basically I feel great.  I work part-time and take care of my mother who is ninety.  My husband also takes the Garden Trio.  He starts his morning with it before he goes to work.  He is seventy years young. ” Andrea DeWane, Preferred Member Pottstown, PA

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

oxidative stress-related disorders in humans.” Although this sounds far too serious for a summer full of fun, get serious about the benefits of RediBeets. Keeping nutrition UP this summer and throughout the year is vital to living well. If aging and disease are seen as an impenetrable lock, one of the keys to prevention or reversal is giving your body the widest variety of antioxidants that you can. The Garden Trio gives you this in spades along with a vegetable source of nutritional wealth that your body cannot afford to be without ... whatever the season of your life.

August 2012


Product Feature

The Greener the Better

The wealth of nutrients in barley grass makes AIM BarleyLife® the most nutritious whole-food concentrate available in the marketplace. Supplemental greens do not get any better, and one of the many reasons is the presence of chlorophyll with its many beneficial properties, including purification, antiinflammation, and renewal.

Often referred to as plant blood, chlorophyll has a molecular structure that is very similar to that of hemo­ globin, the molecule that transports oxygen in the human bloodstream. And so it is fascinating, and perhaps logical, that dark green, leafy vegetables that are rich in chlorophyll, provide so many health benefits for our blood and, therefore, our bodies. While you should be regularly eating a diet that includes fresh greens, supplementing daily with BarleyLife provides you with another rich source of chlorophyll, which helps to purify and build your blood. In addition to supporting healthy circulation, chlorophyll helps to regulate blood sugar levels, which have a huge effect on your overall health. One of the most interesting properties of chlorophyll is its ability to bind to toxins, which prevents them from being absorbed into the bloodstream and eliminates the toxins from the body before they can cause any damage. By preventing the absorption of toxins, chlorophyll protects many body systems, including your liver and GI tract. When you also con­ sider chlorophyll’s anti­ bacterial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties, the blood of plants may just be supple­mental lifeblood when it comes to staying healthy. And BarleyLife’s wealth of nutrients in­ cludes a healthy dose of chlorophyll.

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“ Rhoda and I started taking barley grass juice powder

shortly after Dennis and Kay Itami, co-owners of The AIM Companies™, introduced us to BarleyGreen. We began sharing it with relatives and friends before leaving again for the mission field. No matter where we lived— Madagascar, Germany, Hong Kong, China, and Thailand, our present home for the past thirteen years—we consistently took this AIM product, rarely missing a day. “Having served in the Air Force during the Korean War, I am able to have check-ups at the Boise VA Medical Center whenever we’re in the states. After these checkups, I always received comments like, “You sure are healthy!” or “For a person your age, you are exceptionally healthy.” One doctor said I had the best carotid arteries he had ever seen there. After my last blood test, he told me that I had the purest blood he had seen in anyone coming through his section. I told him my wife and I have never been on any medication the last forty-five years, except for aspirin now and then. Rhoda turned eightytwo on May 4, and I’ll be eighty-one on August 9, which is also the date that we’ll celebrate our 56th anniversary. “Thank you, Dennis and Kay, who we still count as dear friends. Thank you, AIM. Thank you, BarleyLife. ” Alvin and Rhoda Cobb, AIM Directors Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

Product Feature

Need Vitamin D? AIM

D ™


is the answer

Getting enough vitamin D in your diet is difficult because few foods naturally contain the sunshine vitamin. Getting enough vitamin D from healthy supplementation is another challenge since many vitamin D3 supplements on the market today are made from animalsourced lanolin. AIM Veggie D™ solves both problems.

Each serving of AIM’s newest whole-food concentrate con­ tains 500 IU of vitamin D2 derived naturally from shiitake and button mushrooms. AIM’s vitamin D is vegan, allnatural, and healthy, and it is an effective way to get the daily recommended intake of vitamin D. Grown in the wild, mushrooms naturally contain high amounts of vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Commercial mushrooms grown indoors with no light exposure do not produce a significant amount of vitamin D. AIM’s mushrooms undergo a new method of processing in which they are exposed to UVB light, which allows their natural ergosterol to convert to vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) with no negative effects or nutrient loss. The mushrooms are picked, washed, and sliced and then placed on a conveyor belt that moves them beneath a UVB light source—the longer the exposure, the more vitamin D. Our mushrooms grown indoors now rival the D content of the outdoor variety. Some may contend that the benefits of going vegan with vitamin D2 are outweighed by the fact that D2 simply is not as effective as the more common vitamin D3. However, research at Boston University School of Medicine found that both D2 and D3 increase bone mineral density

and bone volume “with no significant difference” between the two. Other stud­ies confirm that D2 raises the blood ser­um levels of vita­min D just as well as D3 does. When choosing a vitamin D supplement, rest assured that vitamin D2 will get the job done by providing the necessary IUs and raising D levels. The benefit is the same, and the vegan source is healthy. Give vitamin D2 a try with Veggie D’s savory garden blend.


recently started using AIM products, including Veggie D. I am sixty-nine years old and have been known to walk eight hours in a day. An accident last year severely impacted my walking and energy levels. After the accident, I slowed down for the first three months, but I am happy to say that I am back walking as a result of AIM products. They are my groceries. “I used to be addicted to Pepsi and now it is AIM juices. The taste is unbelievably great. I’m telling all my friends. ” Sandi Gale, AIM Member, Oshawa, Ontario

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. 8.47 oz/240 g Veggie D powder US: 5749E, $33.00, 30 BVP CAN: 5756E, $34.00, 30 BVP

Also available in 6-pack canisters and 6-count sample packs.

August 2012


Main Feature

Don’t wait to lose Jensina Donald, B.Sc, AIM Director

Before leaving for Hawaii in December 2011, I made an ineffective attempt to lose weight prior to squeezing myself into a bathing suit. I had lost a bit but still didn’t feel very good about myself. The day I left, when attempting to put on my linen travel pants, I realized it wasn’t nearly enough, which was confirmed when reviewing my trip photos. Creeping obesity had struck again! Pound by pound, my weight had increased, the readout on my scale telling me that I was more than twenty pounds heavier than the weight I had previously promised myself I would never exceed. The suggestion from my boyfriend, Carson, a successful personal trainer at an exclusive Vancouver gym, was expected but not what I wanted to hear: “Go for a run!” I’ll admit that I had slacked a bit. When I was tired, I would eat before taking AIM BarleyLife®. Big mistake! I would satisfy my cravings, eating more than I needed. I ignored my food allergies of corn, wheat, and rice; however, after eating any of these grains, my body would punish me by not metabolizing the carbohydrates, but rather storing them … for extra insulation. Ugh! To top it off, I struggled with an underactive digestive tract and had a weakness for getting “plugged up.” I would bemoan the fact that I felt, and often smelled like a toxic cow. Yuck! In the middle of January, I went back to the basics. I started my day with a heaping tablespoon of BarleyLife and one scoop of AIM ProPeas™ along with AIMega® and AIM GlucoChrom™. I would wait at least half an hour and then have AIM fit ’n fiber® or AIM FibreBalance® with some additional AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, which kept me feeling full from the soluble and insoluble fiber and also increased my bowel movements. It was important to keep small, healthy snacks on hand, such as almonds or seeds (limited amounts) or a kiwi for extra vitamin C. At lunch I would have raw veggies and hummus or a salad with limited dressing. Afternoon snacks became 8 I 1-800-456-2462

rye or spelt crackers, ancient grains that are easier for us to digest. Before dinner I’d do my morning routine all over again, followed by a portion-controlled meal with some sort of protein (3 ounces) and another salad or steamed veggies. If I wanted some carbohydrates, the ancient grain, quinoa, did the trick.

weight Although my food cravings were eliminated, unfortunately my will power to exercise was not affected. I attempted to validate the thinking that 80 percent of weight loss can be attributed to diet. So, when Carson asked if I was running,

Jensina at the BC Home School Expo in Abbotsford, Canada

I just began to lie to him. Don’t judge me … I know we all do this to some extent, even if it is just to ourselves! As I began to lose weight, the needle on the scale started dropping, and he eventually stopped asking.

Without picking up a dumbbell or stepping foot on a treadmill, I was down twenty pounds by the beginning of April. Needing better cardiovascular health and wanting improved muscle tone, I finally admitted to Carson that I hadn’t been exercising. I began to jog every second day with weight training on the other days, being sure to rest one day of the week. By the time of the April AIM Convention cruise, my linen travel pants were very loose. I wasn’t embarrassed to be seen in a bikini. Although the average weight gain on a cruise is one pound a day, by staying active and keeping strict with my AIM products, I didn’t gain any weight. After the cruise, fat continued to transform into muscle and by mid-May, I had lost twenty-five pounds—equivalent to a large bag of flour. So here it is: Creeping obesity will eventually kill you if you don’t do something about it. It may manifest itself in a variety of ways. Perhaps you won’t notice anything except your clothes getting tight, but inside, your body is acidic and in a state of constant inflammation because of the sugars and fats you ingest. You will be working yourself towards diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. But you can stop this cycle of disease. Lets face it, nothing good ever comes easy. It is much easier to ignore your problems and continue to eat yourself into an early grave; however, most likely you will suffer tremendously before you get there. So what’ll it be? A healthy life … or a slow, painful death? Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

August 2012



Congratulations to the 1st graduate from

The newest AIM educational tool, the AIM Academy, has its first graduate. Group Builder Renee Grainger from Belton, Missouri, completed the nutrition and success courses in June, earning her certification as an AIM Living Well Coach. “I feel like I know the products a little better and I can share the products better,” Renee said. “I feel like I am more equipped to answer people’s questions on both sides—nutrition and the business.” The AIM Academy, which debuted in May, features lessons on nutrition concepts, body systems, AIM products, and business best practices. Each course is offered as a PDF so you can study on your computer or print the course to take with you on-the-go. Upon completion of all the courses and tests, graduates earn the title of AIM Living Well Coach, along with a certificate, pin, and product coupon.

“I wanted to be certified in nutrition, but at the time, I couldn’t afford it,” Renee said. “When I saw the AIM Academy, I thought, ‘Wow!’ This was exactly what I needed.” Renee, 48, began taking AIM products in 1999, hoping to increase her low energy levels. She began taking AIM’s green barley powder and found such success with the product that she signed up as a Member the following year. “Right away, I had more energy than I ever could remember having,” Renee said. Her product list has grown since then. Renee now takes the AIM Garden Trio®, AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, AIM Frame Essentials®, and AIM CellSparc 360®. She credits the AIM products with helping loosen her stiff joints and raise her red blood cell count. Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

For the greatest skin this summer ... Take AIMega ®

Omega-3 and -6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) for the health of your skin and every cell in your body

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CHILLwith AIM beverages and COOL treats AIM products in frozen pops or chilly drinks can help keep the summer heat at bay. Try one of the recipes below to beat the heat.

Cool as a Cucumber 1 cup chilled water

2 tsp. BarleyLife powder

Cucumber, approx. 1-inch segment

Just Juicy Jello 1 cup boiling water

1 tbsp. Just Carrots powder

1 envelope unflavored Knox® gelatin

11⁄4 cup chilled pineapple juice

4 mint leaves

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth, strain pulp. Garnish with celery stock, mint leaf, and a cucumber slice.

3 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate

2/3 cup pineapple chunks

2/3 cup grated carrots

Add boiling water to Just Carrots powder and gelatin, stir until dissolved. Add chilled pineapple juice and frozen concentrate, stir until melted. Add pineapple chunks and grated carrots. Refrigerate until set.

Creamy Chocolate Pops 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 frozen banana

1 scoop fit ‘n fiber powder

Hershey’s sugar free chocolate syrup or cocoa to taste

8 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze until solid.

Trio Freezer Pops Step 1: Combine 1 cup apple juice with 1/2 tsp. RediBeets powder. Blend well, pour into popsicle molds one-third full, and freeze for 20 minutes. Step 2: Combine 1 cup no pulp orange juice with 1 tsp. Just Carrots powder. Blend well, add mixture to slightly frozen RediBeets portion, filling molds to two-thirds full, and freeze for 20 minutes. Step 3: Combine 1 cup pineapple juice with 1 tsp. BarleyLife powder. Blend well, add mixture to already frozen RediBeets and Just Carrots portion, filling molds to the top. Push in popsicle toppers or sticks, and freeze for several more hours. Note: You may add fresh berries to any of the juices. August 2012



Thank You,

Janet Pauly

Sandy Combs

Lanny Donald

Jackson Ger

Chairman’s Club Director

Chairman’s Club Director

Chairman’s Club Director

Chairman’s Club Director

President’s Advisory Council

Loren Schiele

Ralph Peterson

Linda Cole

Royal Emerald Director

Royal Emerald Director

Royal Emerald Director

For decades, AIM has relied on Members with business and leadership skills to share their ideas with the owners and executives of The AIM Companies™. Approached by AIM to serve as advisors, the Members that have made up the Presidential Advisory Council—the PAC Team—are innovative AIM business builders who support our mission of Nutrition • Opportunity • Success. Fine examples of former PAC Team Members would be Chairman’s Club Directors Jim and Carolyn Kling and Ken and Cheryl Huxter, who served on the council for many years. In fact, over the years AIM has been blessed to have the services of a select number of influential Members serving on the Presidential Advisory Council. The following Members will be retiring from the PAC Team, and AIM wishes to recognize their efforts in helping to shape the company: 

Chairman’s Club Director Janet (O’Ferrall) Pauly

Chairman’s Club Director Sandy Combs

Chairman’s Club Director Lanny (Ken) Donald

Chairman’s Club Director Jackson (Juliet) Ger

Royal Emerald Director Loren (Kathleen) Schiele

Royal Emerald Director Ralph (Phyllis) Peterson

Royal Emerald Director Linda (Dave) Cole

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NEW AIM Member Leadership Team With the retirement of these PAC Team Members, changes are coming, including new Members and a new name—the AIM Member Leadership Team. The current group of leaders include Chairman’s Club Directors Keith and Charlotte Thompson from Dundee, Ohio; Star Sapphire Directors Matthew and Karen Miller from Dundee, Ohio; Star Sapphire Directors Erin and Michael Baty from San Luis Obispo, Cali­fornia; Directors Leré and Eddie Robinson from Irmo, South Carolina; and Directors Kristine and Zach Kosturos from Tum­ water, Washington. The AIM Companies wel­comes Dir­ec­tors Janet and Darrel Breit­kreutz from Sher­ wood Park, Alber­ta, as the newest additions to the AIM Member Leadership Team.

Newest members to the AIM Member Leadership Team are Directors Janet and Darrel Breitkreutz

Product Feature

Is gluten adversely affecting YOU? “ I take AIM products to help me get through

each day. I have osteoarthritis, and they do help me. My son Mark and I live in a small town in northeast Alberta, and this is where we came into contact with our upline. Pre­ viously, we couldn’t get much interest in AIM products from others, but now we are picking up customers with the gluten-free flours. There seems to be much need for this product. “I have a food certificate to bake for the local farmers market, and I also bake some for our small variety shop. I have switched to doing gluten-free baking, and it is working out very well for us. We seem to have a lot of interest. I always have brownies to sell at the market as well as gluten-free banana bread. “It appears that we can help many people with this product. ” Shirley Bergeron, mother and business team with AIM Group Builder Mark Weisbeck, Tofield, Alberta, Canada Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

Almost three out of every ten people are gluten intolerant, and the proliferation of gluten-filled con­ sumable goods has turned a previously under-the-radar condition into a growing cause for concern. Going gluten-free is a necessity for millions and could be a health benefit to all. Have you considered the upside of a gluten-free diet? Common gluten reactions include a variety of symptoms that many people endure on a daily basis. Diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, con­stipation, weight gain, fatigue, headaches, heart­burn, and skin problems can all be caused by a reaction to

gluten. If these symptoms sound familiar, you may benefit from a gluten-free diet. More foods now contain gluten than in the past. Gluten content has increased 90 percent as a result of hybrid modification of different strains of wheat and non-wheat plants to introduce entirely unique genes that produce high-yield crops and greater profits—without concern for the side effects on human health. Gluten is used in the manufacturing of almost all processed foods, such as cookies, cakes, donuts, muffins, bagels, and toast. It is also used to create textures that are made to appeal to our tastebuds. With so few glutenfree options available, consumers have to be judicious about making healthy choices. Many grains are unavailable to those with gluten intolerance; gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and spelt. In addition, foods that may contain gluten include flavored and instant coffees, deli meats, gravies, marinades, salad dressings, seasonings and spices, soup bases, and dairy substitutes. Even some and medications may contain gluten. Fortunately, there are many natural foods that are safe to consume. Vegetables, fruit, eggs, dairy, fish, and rice are some common, gluten-free options. In addition, many glutenfree alternatives for baking are now available, in­cluding AIM’s gluten-free mixes for pizza crust, pancakes, and waffles, along with all-purpose flour. If you have yet to consider the benefits of going gluten-free, now is the time to do so. You can improve your health and start living well, and AIM is here to help. August 2012



Learn online with the webinar series AIM education takes many forms, and one of the newest is the online webinar classes taught regularly by AIM Members and staff. Each Wednesday, AIM holds a live, free webinar class that is open to Members and non-Members alike. And twice a year, you can participate in a series of webinars with AIMing Higher at Home. The next AIMing Higher at home webinar series takes place on Saturday, October 20. The most recent AIMing Higher session took place in May with four speakers covering the latest AIM product news and business information. Numerous Members participated.



AIM Canada General Manager and Chartered Herbalist Rose Bird spoke about five vital health statistics and how to improve them with AIM’s Daily Essentials. Quality Assurance Manager Ryan Davis presented AIM’s newest whole-food product, AIM Veggie D™. Information Ser­vices Manager Eric Hen­ scheid provided an over­ Eric

view of the cash contests available for Members. Regional Meeting and Training Director Keith Duff explained the Quick Start to Success business-building plan.


If you missed seeing some or all of the AIMing Higher presentations, they are all available to view at your leisure in the webinar archives at the AIM website.


For their participation in the May AIMing Higher webinars, Members were eligible for prize drawings that included a Samsung Galaxy tablet and Weight Loss Starter Packs. Group Builder Phyllis Forbes-Lewis from Utah won the tablet, and the Starter Packs went to Chairman’s Club Director Edna Smith from Ontario, Star Sapphire Directors Erin and Mike Baty from California, Star Sapphire Director Kathy Craig from Ontario, Director Bettiann Lloyd from Texas, and Preferred Member Nancy Stroh from Louisiana.

Register now for the October 20 AIMing Higher at Home webinar training. AIM Members presenting include:

Jensina Donald

Kristine Kosturos

Gerald Phillips

Leré Robinson

Director, Bachelor of Science

Director, Nutritionist

Royal Emerald Director, Nutritional Lecturer

Director, Nutrition Consultant

More details and webinar topics are available online. To attend this training session October 20, e-mail When you receive an e-mail response, follow the directions to register. 14 I 1-800-456-2462

News & Meetings 2012 AIM Sail-a-bration Attendees Veggie D Bonus Contest Leaderboard Current leaders in the Veggie D Bonus contest (on canisters only) being held for all 2012 Saila-bration attendees include the following:  Director Jean Dukes  Royal Emerald Directors Bella & Arkady Vladimirsky  Chairman’s Club Directors Charlotte & Keith Thompson  Chairman’s Club Directors Muriel and George McPherson  Star Sapphire Directors Sil and Yoli Huron  Star Sapphire Directors Ronda and Paul Clemmer  Star Sapphire Directors Rita & Eno Vandertil  Director Amy Houston  Star Sapphire Directors Jane and Shi-yaw Chang  Group Builder Joyce E. Matheson Join Webinar Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. MT To attend a webinar: Sign up by e-mailing When you receive an e-mail response, follow the directions to register for individual webinars. Aug 1 The AIM Academy Tutorial, Skip Taylor, AIM A/V Producer Aug 8 Bienvenido a AIM, Teresa Ward, Spanish Services Representative Aug 15 I’m half the man I used to be, Darryl Hicks AIM Chairman’s Club Director Aug 22 Home Business Advantages, Dee Anna Fowble AIM Chief Financial Officer Aug 29 AIM’s Natural Solution to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain, Mary Ann Peck AIM Full Service Representative Sept 5 pH – Acidity & Alkalinity, Tami Cole, AIM Director Sept 12 Care Enough to Share, Judy Clover, AIM Customer Service Specialist Sept 19 Chlorophyll: Nature’s Remedy, Gerald Phillips, AIM Royal Emerald Director Sept 26 AIM—The Best Home-based Business, Mike & Erin Baty, Star Sapphire Directors To watch past webinars, go to www.theaim webinars-index.aspx

September 2012 AIM Teleclass Schedule

Register for a one-hour September teleclass by calling 1-800-456-2462, Option 1. Sept. 6 There’s more to CalciAIM™ than calcium Ryan Davis, Quality Assurance Manager. Thursday, Sept. 6, 4:00 p.m. MT / 459.091 Sept. 11 Veggie D can improve weight loss Phillip Jermann, AIM biologist. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 3:00 p.m. MT / 433.091 Sept. 12 Making your mark in the marketplace Judy Clover, AIM Customer Service Specialist. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. MT / 489.091 Sept. 18 The AIM Academy of Nutrition & Success – Become a Living Well Coach Skip Taylor, AIM Audio/Video Producer. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10:00 a.m. MT / 411.091 Sept. 20 Veggie D – a good source of vitamin D plus more (Chinese-speaking teleclass) Shirley Chang, Chairman’s Club Director. Thursday, Sept. 20, 4:00 p.m. MT / 462.091 Sept. 25 Chlorophyll: Nature’s remedy Gerald Phillips, Royal Emerald Director. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10:00 a.m. MT / 423.091 Sept. 27 Plant the seed and it will grow! Charlotte Thompson, Chairman’s Club Director. Thursday, Sept. 27, 1:30 p.m. MT / 439.091

Member Meetings AIM Ohio Conference When: October 26-27, 2012 Location: The Amish Door Banquet Center, 1210 Winesburg St. (Hwy. 62), Wilmot ,Ohio Speakers: Dr. John Shewfelt and Gerald Phillips Contact: Keith & Charlotte Thompson, 330-852-2967 Lodging: The Inn at Amish Door, 330-359-0102 Special guests are AIM Senior Vice President and Co-owner Dennis Itami and Kay.

AIM Canada Fall Events • 1-888-343-9977 Montreal Health Seminar When: October 18, 2012, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (dinner served from 5:30–6:30 p.m.) Location: Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Centre-Ville, 380 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Quebec St. Jacobs Health Fair When: October 20, 2012, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: St. Jacobs/Woolwich Community Centre, 31 Parkside Drive, St. Jacobs, Ontario London Health Fair When: October 21, 2012, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: Grand Hall, The Windermere Manor, 200 Collip Circle, London, Ontario Sarnia Health Seminar When: October 22, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location: River City Vineyard, 260 N. Mitton St. N., Sarnia, Ontario Surrey Health Fair When: October 27, 2012, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location: Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre, 110 – 16555 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC August 2012


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Living Well - August - 2012  
Living Well - August - 2012  

Health and wealth magazine for AIM Members