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Living

health & wealth magazine for AIM Members

September 2011 theaimcompanies.com

Well

Inflammation ‌ AIM’s natural solutions


Executive Message / Contacts

Supporting our future generations As the summer winds down and fall begins, I always think of when my boys were younger and headed back to school. Keeping them healthy during the school year was always a concern as the cold and flu season ran rampant through the winter months. We were blessed to have been in the AIM family from day one and had all the tools available to combat these illnesses and keep the sick days to a minimum. Now, I won’t say it was easy to get our young boys to enjoy a nice glass of barley, but after some time and their noticing that they were rarely ill, they soon came to believe that barley was a life force that they had to have to keep them on top of their game.

With this in mind, it is so critical at this time that we provide our young ones with the nutritional support and knowledge that will keep them healthy throughout their lives. When I read that the current generation of children has a lower life expectancy than their parents, I am shocked and saddened that this could even be so. Lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity are taking their toll on not only our children but also the future of our society as a whole. As members of the AIM family, we all know that this does not have to be. We have to persist in spreading the word that nutrition does work and continue to build a generation that is not dependent on our health care system to fix all our troubles. It may not be easy, but it will be well worth it.

Greg Wright AIM Chief Operating Officer

USA – HOW TO REACH US

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Contents

Living

Main FeatureS

Well

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Daily Essentials Plus One—Frame Essentials

7 Healthy Eating and Wholesome Living

Address correspondence to: Editor, Living Well for AIM Members 3923 E.Flamingo Ave. Nampa, ID 83687-3100 e-mail: partners@aimintl.com www.theaimcompanies.com

PRODUCT FEATURES

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editors-in-chief

Rose Bird / Kathy Elson

TESTIMONIALS

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writers / editors

Matt Lau / Kathy Elson Kevan Lee / James Doumani

Wayne and Sandy Combs

Janice Chan

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The purpose of AIM 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 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.

©2011 AIM International Inc.

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AIM Members are hereby granted permission to reproduce any article that appears in 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.”

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Stacey Aparicio

Radio Program

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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.

Articles are for information only. Consult a health care practitioner for advice.

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business 11 Blogging and other fun ideas win top prize in Business Brainstorm Contest

AIM Guests on Aging Outside the Box “Aging Outside the Box®” syndicated radio program with host Shirley W. Mitchell features special guests and a variety of topics, such as aging, senior and baby boomers’ lifestyles, women and men’s issues, health, diet, exercise, faith, and the latest medical information. To listen to guest speakers from the AIM family, go to latalkradio.com and click LISTEN LIVE on Thursdays at 5 p.m. MT on the following dates: September 8, 2011 – Teresa Schumacher and Toni Lund, AIM Chairman’s Club Directors October 6, 2011 – Dr. Mary Ruth Swope, AIM Chairman’s Club Director October 20, 2011 – Rose Bird, Chartered Herbalist and AIM Canada General Manager By going to latalkradio.com/Aging.php, you may also listen to previously recorded programs that feature AIM guests.

In this issue

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Inflammation can happen Daily Essentials Plus One— Frame Essentials®

+ Inflammation is at the core of pain and can happen anywhere in the body. Aches and pains are often accepted as a natural part of aging. This is especially true when it comes to a condition like arthritis, the diagnosis of which includes a wide spectrum of more than one hundred disorders. According to a prediction by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by the year 2020 about sixty million Americans will be affected by arthritis. Arthritis fuels the sales of pain relievers, even though using such drugs—whether over-thecounter or prescription—can produce numerous side effects. Is there a natural way to prevent or combat arthritis? AIM’s answer is a resounding YES! Start with the Daily Essentials—greens, essential fatty acids, and fiber—all of which combat inflammation. And then add AIM Frame Essentials® as your Plus One for good measure.

Greens—A Daily Essential

A daily intake of AIM BarleyLife® or AIM LeafGreens™ provides an unparalleled, natural source of easily absorbed vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, chloro­phyll, and enzymes that feed and protect your cells. Greens are an essential part of your diet because they supply the nutrients required to balance your body pH, combat inflammation, and maintain good health. 4 theaimcompanies.com I 1-800-456-2462

Essential Fatty Acids—A Daily Essential

AIMega® is an organic seed-oil blend of essential fatty acids (EFAs) in capsule form for a convenient daily supply of omega-3 and -6. Essential components for the structure, maintenance, and function of your cells, EFAs must come from nutritional sources because your body cannot synthesize them. Along with a multitude of health benefits, EFAs are an integral part of the inflammatory response. Omega-3 decreases inflammation. Omega-6 increases inflammation, and as the modern diet is high in omega-6, most of us tend to be deficient in omega-3. AIMega provides a 2:1 ratio of these EFAs that helps to correct this imbalance and help fight inflammation.

Fiber—A Daily Essential

Fiber is an essential part of your diet, and AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, AIM FibreBalance® (CAN), or AIM fit ’n fiber® (US) supplement your fiber intake and help to reduce inflammation. Not getting enough dietary fiber may increase levels of blood sugar, cholesterol, or triglycerides, which can result in inflammatory health issues such as heart disease or diabetes. A cardiologist at the Mid America Heart Institute, Dr. James O’Keefe stated, “Inflamma­­tion is the common denominator in nearly all of the diseases we deal with … Heart disease,


anywhere in the body diabetes, dementia—they’re all tied to inappropriate, low-grade, chronic inflammation.” In such diseases, high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP)—an indicator of inflammation—are present in the blood. A highfiber intake may lower levels of CRP, so supplementing your diet with AIM fiber products can help to reduce inflammation. “Soluble fiber changes the personality of immune cells—they go from being pro-inflammatory, angry cells to anti-inflammatory, healing cells that help us recover faster from infection,” revealed Dr. Gregory Freund, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Plus One Frame Essentials

Along with the benefits of the Daily Essentials, Frame Essentials can be the Plus One needed to get you that much closer to helping prevent, combat, or ease the symptoms of many forms of arthritis, including osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis. Frame Essentials contains a combination of two types of glucosamine—sulfate and hydro­ chloride—plus methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and boswellia resin, providing a natural health product that supports healthy joints, where the pain of arthritis originates. Glucosamine is an essential element in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. As you age, your body produces less glucosamine, so supplementing with Frame Essentials can help to correct a deficiency. Naturally found in foods such as meat, seafood, fruits, and vegetables in trace amounts, MSM is

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Main Feature a beneficial sulfur compound especially for reducing inflammation and repairing joints and tissue. By improving blood circulation, MSM may also help glucosamine molecules reach damaged cartilage. Frame Essentials’ third ingredient comes from the resin of the boswellia serrata tree. Commonly known as frankincense, boswellia resin has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to maintain healthy joints due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and analgesic

Boswellia serrata tree

properties. Research has shown that the benefits from boswellia result when, as in the Frame Essentials’ formula, the resin is standardized to 65% boswellic acid, which may support blood circulation, maintain mobility, and reduce joint swelling and pain. If you are living with arthritis or inflamma­tory conditions that create aches and pains, the Daily Essentials Plus One—Frame Essentials—can help at the cellular level. You are made up of trillions of cells, and healthy cells are essential to your wellbeing. Nourish them and feel the difference.

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IM Director Darlene Vandermey in Wal­ len­stein, Ontario, certainly feels the difference. “Both my husband and I have experienced benefits to our overall health by using Frame Essentials in conjunction with the Daily Essentials—BarleyLife, Herbal Fiberblend and AIMega. “We are avid walkers and are now living in a place where there are many hills, so we really get a good work out, especially when using our Nordic Walking poles. Both of us have used the Daily Essential products for some time. When my husband started to have some foot pain due to arthritis, he added the Frame Essentials. The results have been that the pain is gone, and he can keep up the walking again. I find that the addition of Frame Essentials has helped to bring nutrition to my joints, particularly in the knees, which in turn has kept me walking. “We just keep feeling better and better following a healthy lifestyle, which includes AIM products.”

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

IM Directors Ed and Tilda Bosman from Teviotdale, Ontario, discovered that using the Daily Essentials and Frame Essentials gave them the vitality, physical flexibility, and stamina needed for their busy lives. They are business owners and give of their time to church activities, as well as enjoy a busy and active family with their four adult children and their spouses, and their ten grandchildren. They use the recommended daily amounts of AIM Daily Essentials and Frame Essentials and increase their BarleyLife intake as needed, for example, when the flu or colds are going around. Ed had digestive challenges for most of his life but by being on the AIM Daily Essentials, his digestion has much improved. He now enjoys great health and has the stamina to do physical work and run without having any stiffness. Tilda used to have occasional constipation, but has had no problems since taking the Daily Essentials. Sharing the benefits and results of using AIM nutritional products with others is their way of saying “thanks” to AIM for allowing them to enjoy such good health and vitality.

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Main Feature

Healthy Eating and Wholesome Living

effective juice program: a green vegetable juice, a carrot juice, and a beet juice. The AIM Garden Trio® combines these three juices. For those who have no chance to get a fresh vegetable salad or those who hate eating vegetables, Garden Trio provides a quick and effective solution.

Chairman’s Club Director Dr. Yu-Shiaw Chen from Stony Brook, New York, has devoted much of her life to assisting others with nutrition education. Through her years as a research scientist and her experience in biochemistry, Dr. Chen developed a successful nutrition program that includes healthy eating and the AIM products. In her new book, Healthy Eating, Wholesome Living, Dr. Chen details this nutrition program and explains how and why a nutritional lifestyle leads to living well. The following excerpt has been adapted from Dr. Chen’s book: We are supposed to have five servings of vegetables and four servings of fruits everyday. However, with our fast-paced lifestyles and modern day stresses, most likely we are just not able to meet this requirement. To avoid malnutrition, you can take whole food nutrition supplements to help provide the nutrition that your body is missing. Nutritional researchers have concluded that there are three juices that are the core of any

In my nutrition counseling, I have found that those who get discouraged easily by more strenuous diet plans find that this healthy, foodconcentrate diet plan was not as hard as they thought. After using the Garden Trio for awhile, those who used to dislike vegetables found vegetables acceptable. I have been recommending the Garden Trio for more than a decade, and it has helped countless people rebuild their health. In general, being over­ weight and struggling with obesity and chronic disease are results of malnutrition, which is when the body is depleted of essential nutrients and cannot get rid of the toxins and waste the body generates. Anyone who starts to supplement with AIM BarleyLife®, a product grown under organic conditions, will soon get dual benefits: nourishing nutrition and detoxification. It is natural that people experience all kinds of amazing healing miracles. Included throughout my book are personal testimonials of nutritional healing. Besides the importance of nutrition education, I attribute this to the high quality of AIM products. To order Healthy Eating, Wholesome Living, visit Dr. Chen’s website at www.linutrition.com. September 2011

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PRODUCT Feature

Leaf Greens AIM

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he power of concentrated greens can do wonders on whole-body health. AIM LeafGreens™, which features the leaves of spinach, bean, pea, and barley plants in addition to broccoli sprouts, provides the equivalent of forty-four pounds of leaves in each pound of green powder. More leaves equal more nutrition.

So how does LeafGreens win the concentra­ tion game? AIM uses an exclusive ultra-cold filtration technique that chills the LeafGreens juice to below 44° F (6° C) and concentrates the juice through a series of filters. This forces water, salt, and sugars out, leaving a nutrientconcentrated juice behind. The benefits of nutrient-rich leaves are vast, including a significant amount of healthy protein, quercetin, and kaempferol. In addition, the broccoli sprouts in LeafGreens add a new layer of nutrients that research has found to have cancer-fighting properties. According to a recent study, the sulforaphane in broccoli may target and kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unaffected. The research showed sulforaphane’s ability to selectively target cancerous prostate cells and avoid healthy prostate cells. This cancer-fighting ability comes from the metabolic process of plant tissue; the unique aspect of sulforaphane is that it fights free radicals and has been proven safe. Nutrition from leafy, green vegetables is remarkably beneficial, and yet it is absent from the standard, North American diet. Missing 8 theaimcompanies.com I 1-800-456-2462

out on leafy greens means missing out on chlorophyll, flavonoids, plant antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and so much more. LeafGreens is a great place to start rebuilding your health. Try LeafGreens in powder form or in capsules.

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have been using LeafGreens for ap­­ prox­­­imately eight months. I mix one spoonful of LeafGreens and one spoon­f ul of the AIM BarleyLife® in a soy or almond milkshake. I have noticed increased energy and a general, overall better feeling. My natural hair color is returning and replacing the gray hairs, and a brown birthmark-like spot on my leg is fading. “I also had some premenopausal issues where my period would last quite a long time when I was not taking LeafGreens. When I started to take it again, my period would finally end. I noticed that LeafGreens is high in Vitamin K, which helps the body to maintain healthy blood clotting. All these changes I have observed since I’ve been taking LeafGreens.” —Thirza Powell, AIM Director Conifer, Colorado Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.


AIM Contest / Convention

this spring with a convention cruise voyage. Join your AIM family as we depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a seven-day tour of the Caribbean with stops at Princess Cays, Bahamas, Curacao, Antilles, and Aruba. AIM’s 30th anniversary Sail-a-bration takes place April 21-28, 2012. Time passes quickly, so start earning now!

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grow in the Sea of Opportunity contest thanks Go above and beyond your 2010 contest to the brand new Product Bonuses. These totals in the 2011 Sea of Opportunity, Get on $200 product credits are awarded to the Board with AIM contest, and you may be in line leaders in five businesses-building categories for Convention Cash Awards. Use this cash toward each month for the duration of the contest. If a cruise package purchase, or transfer your you find yourself at the top of one of the five winnings to a friend or downline. Share the categories (listed below), you will receive a wealth. $200.00 Product Bonus to be used on future Convention Cash Awards are based on Purchase Credits, which are product purchases. earned by using and selling the AIM Here are the winners in each of products. Purchase Credits are based the five categories from June: on a percentage of BVP. Earn 2,000 more Purchase • Most new Member sign-ups: Star Credits above your 2010 Sapphire Directors Sil and Yoli Huron contest total, and you • Highest personal product purchases: will receive $250 in Director Abe Hershberger Convention Cash. • Greatest volume of new customer sales Earn 3,000 Purchase through MyAIMStore: Credits above last Preferred Members Sandra Hardie year’s total, and you and Tony Grant will receive $350 in Con­vention Cash. • Highest percentage increase in Group Earn 4,000 Pur­ Volume over previous month: chase Credits Group Builder Sylvie Adam above last • Highest purchases of monthly contest year’s total, bonus products: Member Harland and you will receive $500 in Kwun Chan Convention Cash. Contest Bonus Products In September earn bonus contest credits by purchasing BarleyLife Xtra, Cascara Sagrada, LeafGreens, Herbal Fiberblend, AIMega, FiberBalance (CAN), Frame Essentials, Just Carrots, and RediBeets. AIM 2011 Contest LOGO.indd 1

For complete details on the convention contest and the Sail-a-bration cruise, visit the Member Resources area at the AIM website. September 2011

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Radio Program

Toni Lund & Teresa Schumacher ® with Herbal Fiberblend

Aging Outside the Box­ On Thursday, July 7, AIM Chairman’s Club Directors Teresa Schumacher and Toni Lund appeared on “Aging Outside the Box® Syndicated Radio Show” to present their story and the health benefits of AIM Herbal Fiberblend®. During the program, Toni read testimonies on the powerful effects of colon cleansing, and Teresa shared her life story and how she came to be a pioneer in fiber nutrition. Listeners were treated to a wealth of nutrition information and first-hand experience about the right ways to live well. “If we put the wrong things in our body, the body cannot utilize them,” Teresa said. “And that’s how we get illness. If you put bad gasoline in your car, it may run for awhile, but eventually it’s going to break down. It’s the same way with what we put into our bodies.” Teresa’s story detailed her upbringing in Italy where her diet was rich in wholesome foods, fruits, and vegetables. The oldest of seven children, Teresa married an American boy and moved from Naples, Italy, to Laramie, Wyoming. The stress of moving to another country and the change to an industrialized diet wreaked havoc on Teresa’s health, leading to a myriad 10 theaimcompanies.com I 1-800-456-2462

of complications down the line. Ultimately, she discovered herbal nutrition, which saved her life. “I was about 29 years old when I found help,” Teresa said, “and now I’m 86, going on 87, and I’m healthy, (take) no drugs, and I feel wonderful.” The testimonies shared by Toni represented a diverse sampling of the types of benefits people have received from Herbal Fiberblend. From overall health and wellness to parasite removal to detoxification, the stories painted a vivid picture of the benefits of proper fiber supplementation. In addition to sharing personal stories and testimonies, Toni and Teresa also promoted their books, Cleansing the Body for a Happier and Healthier You and Candida the Slow Killer. If you are interested in purchasing one of these books, go to www.amazon.com, or call Toni at 435-673-3855. Teresa and Toni are scheduled to appear again on “Aging Outside the Box® Syndicated Radio Show” on Thursday, September 8. Check the AIM event calendar for details and for other appearances by AIM Members and staff. Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.


Business Builder

Fun ideas win top prize in brainstorm contest

AIM Director Amy Houston from Epping, New Hampshire, submitted the top entry in AIM’s Business Brainstorm Contest, and her business-boosting tips will appear in their entirety in an upcoming Health Headlines. Amy has some great insight to share on the rewarding aspects of an online AIM business, and you can sense Amy’s excitement as she shares what has worked for her and what might work for you.

Here is a fun idea from Amy’s winning entry.

After watching a DVD of the 2009 movie Julie and Julia, a lightbulb went on in my head to use the idea of blogging for my AIM Business. When the new MyAIMStore web sites were introduced I was thrilled that they included the option to blog. I actually find myself teaching my downline to do this more than I have the chance to do it myself. I encourage AIM members to get familiar with the blog option on their MyAIMStore web site and learn how to get started blogging.

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In the movie Julie and Julia, Julie Powell aspires to cook 524 recipes from a Julia Child’s cookbook in 365 days. Julie would make a recipe and blog about how she prepared the dish and whether or not it turned out well.  Every night she had something new to say, sometimes trials and sometimes triumphs. As time went by, she noticed that there were people following her blog posts. They would check her blog daily and sometimes leave her comments. This seems so simple and fun, so why not try something similar? For example, get a new recipe book and try to create a new healthy recipe for your family every night. Maybe a smoothie recipe book could help you blog about a new way to make Herbal Fiberblend taste great. When you blog a recipe don’t forget to give credits to the author. Include any mishaps or changes you make and let your readers know how it turned out and if everyone enjoyed it. Amy won a $100 VISA gift card for her Business Brainstorm entry. Second prize of $75.00 in AIM products went to Director Darlene Vandermey from Wallenstein, Ontario. Third prize of $50.00 in AIM products went to Group Builder Renata Radek from Guelph, Ontario. Congratulations to the winners, and a big thank you to all who took the time to send in business-building ideas.

New FDA Regulations change AIM’s Company Policy

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ue to new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, many prod­ucts identi­fied as progesterone creams can no longer make claims as such. Please note that The AIM Companies™ has removed datasheets and supporting materials for AIM Renewed Balance® (US product). No ingredient changes have been made to Renewed Balance, but due to these new regulations, we will no longer be able to label the product as “wild

yam extract body cream” or make claims that may be interpreted as misbranding. If you have questions about the new progesterone cream regulations, please contact the AIM Call Center at 1-800456-2462, and encourage your Renewed Balance customers to contact you directly for further details on the product. September 2011

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People & Places

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2011 Hooked on Nutrition AIM Convention/Reunion Seattle, Washington – June 15-19, 2011

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Testimonial

We wouldn’t be without the AIM products Wayne and Sandy Combs, Chairman’s Club Directors, DeBary, Florida

The AIM products are what Wayne and I consider our lifeline. Both of us had allowed our bodies to get into serious trouble in our early years through poor eating choices and stresses in life. Yet, by giving our bodies AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, AIM RediBeets®, AIMega®, AIM Proancynol® 2000, AIM CellSparc 360®, and AIM Herbal Fiberblend® as our base of products, we are both now living in excellent health, energy, and excitement for life. This sounds like a lot of products to some, but we know and can feel how the BarleyLife is our shot in the arm for energy, life, and rebuilding new healthy cells. Just Carrots positively affects our skin, eyes, bones, and livers. RediBeets

definitely makes our livers and gall bladders feel young. AIMega is a must for our skin, lungs, flexibility, and overall good health. Proancynol 2000 is an immune-system guard during flu season and a rescue for my joints that were once swollen and painful—no joint flare-ups since using Proancynol 2000. CellSparc 360 is a must for both of us to keep our hearts beating normally—no racing or flutters. Wayne claims that it helps him deal with blood sugar challenges and boosts his energy. I discovered that he is sneaking four capsules a day—he says that he notices a huge energy boost. We do not know how people live without Herbal Fiberblend.  We use other AIM products, too. We love them and can feel the benefits. We spend a lot of money each month on these products for our personal use, but we are worth it. At ages sixty-three and seventyone, we have packed up and moved our household belongings by ourselves. I could not have done all of the heavy lifting and carrying boxes and furniture up and down stairs without the nutritional benefit of the AIM products. Wayne still enjoys renovating homes and building decks. We don’t feel old. We don’t get sick. Thank you, AIM, for giving us the nutrition that we need to live full, healthy, and rich lives. Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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News & Meetings Great Business-Building Initiative Royal Emerald Director Ralph Peterson from Portland, North Dakota, and Star Sapphire Director Karen Miller from Dundee, Ohio, are getting the most out of the Health Headlines newspapers. Ralph and Karen purchased thousands of additional copies of the AIM-produced publication, and they have included the Health Headlines in local mailings to residents in their areas. By including their contact information, Ralph and Karen hope to receive many new leads on potential customers. If you are interested in using Health Headlines to grow your business, or if you have another idea on how to build, call the AIM Call Center at 1-800-456-2462 for support.

September Webinar Wednesdays—11 a.m. MT To attend one of the webinars, follow these steps: Step 1: Sign up by e-mailing AIMWebinar@aimintl.com. Step 2: Follow directions from forthcoming e-mail to register for individual webinars. Sept. 7: BarleyLife—NEWtrition that Works!, Ryan Davis, AIM Quality Assurance Manager Sept. 14: The Bobber Theory, Darryl Hicks, Chairman’s Club Director Sept. 21: Organize an Efficient AIM Business, Cathy McCrea, Star Sapphire Director Sept. 28: Is Inflammation Destroying Your Health?, Rose Bird, AIM Canada General Manager and Chartered Herbalist

US Weight Management and Heart Health Starter Packs upgraded Changes to the Weight Management Starter Pack and Heart Health Starter Pack take effect on September 1, 2011. The Weight Management Starter Pack now includes AIM ProPeas® (5321E), AIM fit ‘n fiber® (5175E), AIM GlucoChrom® (2767E), and AIM Herbal Release® (634E). The Weight Management Starter Pack sells for a Member price of $94.00 with 72 BVP. The Heart Health Starter Pack now includes AIM CellSparc 360® (402E), AIMega® (4033E), AIM Bear Paw Garlic® (217E), and fit ‘n fiber (5175E). The Heart Health Starter Pack sells for a Member price of $95.00 with 71 BVP. Any Starter Pack comes with free membership and free shipping on first-time orders.

Bigger Boat Contest leaders

Those who attended AIM’s 2011 Seattle convention were eligible to participate in The Bigger Boat Contest, which awards prize packages for travel to AIM’s 30th anniversary Sail-a-bration in April. Top prizes go to those with the highest personal BVP between June 1 and December 31, 2011. Bigger Boat Leaderboard 1) Ron and Mary Weber, 2) M & M Healthy Sales, Inc., 3) Janet and Darrel Breitkreutz, 4) June Poswiata, 5) Muriel and George McPherson, 6) Carolyn Kling, 7) Barbara Bird, 8) Revolution Solution, Inc., 9) Janet and O’Ferrall Pauly, 10) Ken and Cheryl Huxter. First- and second-place memberships will win prize Canada Meetings Age LESS featuring Rose Bird, Chartered Herbalist packages. Keep working your way to the top of the list, and AIM Canada General Manager, and guest speakers and follow up on the standings in future LW issues.

Edmonton, Alberta When: Sept. 15 ( Thursday) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location: Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, 4440 Gateway Blvd. Laval, Quebec When: Sept.17 (Saturday) noon – 4.00 p.m. Location: Sheraton Laval, 2440 Autoroute Des Laurentides Halifax, Nova Scotia When: Sept. 20 (Tuesday) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water St. Cambridge, Ontario When: Sept. 24 (Saturday) 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Cambridge Hotel Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Rd Burnaby, British Columbia When: Sept. 30 (Friday) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Location: Executive Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby, 4201 Lougheed Hwy. Contact: AIM Canada, 1-888-343-9977 or aimcanada@aimintl.com for more details

Holiday closures AIM US and AIM Canada will be closed September 5 for Labor Day.

US Meetings Kimball, Michigan—Age LESS When: September 22 (Thursday) 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Location: Grace Ministry, 1661 N Range Rd Contact: Jean Brown, Blue Diamond Director, 810-385-4912 Wilmot, Ohio—Ohio AIM Conference When: October 28-29 Location: Amish Door INN Banquet Center, 1210 Winesburg St. (St. Hwy 62) Contact: Keith and Charlotte Thompson, Chairman’s Club Directors, 330-852-2967 Shipshewana, Indiana—Indiana AIM Conference When: November 5 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. with lunch (donations accepted) Location: Shipshewana Town Center Contact: Perry and Marilyn Lehman, Star Sapphire Directors, 260-593-2307, Ext. 1 September 2011

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