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Chairman’s Club Promotion: The key to Chairman’s Club – Ken and Lanny Donald

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Product: LeafGreens® the next generation of concentrated nutrition

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Health: Foods and their effect on the body chemistry

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WOMEN’S HEALTH FEATURE 11 Do you look your age? 12 Menopause … a new beginning 14 Nursing babies benefit from AIM products, too 15 The sense of ginkgo 16 Product: A new best friend for man’s best friend 17 Q&A: AIM Compensation Plan 18 2011 Convention: Sea you in Seattle 19 Business: Sharing opportunities happen when you least expect them 20 Business: Avoid some MLM pitfalls to grow your AIM business 21 Health: Cancer patient no longer under hospice care after taking AIM products 23 Caring Corner: Helping people to jumpstart their health 2010 CONTEST (detach outer flyer for your convenience) Catch the Energy, Release Your Potential 2010 contest a he alth a nd

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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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on the cover Ken and Lanny Donald of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, become AIM Chairman’s Club Directors. See page 4 for their key to success.

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new AIM LeafGreens® highlights AIM’s summer changes to its product lineup. LeafGreens has added broccoli sprouts and capsules, in addition to a lower price. The four-leaf nutrition concentrate now includes broccoli sprouts, which are loaded with free-radicalfighting nutrients. With the updated LeafGreens powder comes the brand new LeafGreens vegetarian capsules, available in a 120-count quantity. Plus, improving our processing efficiency has helped to lower the price. A two-month supply of LeafGreens powder (5537E) will sell for $39.00 (previously $56.00) with BVP of 35, and the vegetarian capsules (5542E) will sell for $31.00 with BVP of 28. (See page 23 for bonus savings on LeafGreens in July.) Look for these products and some minor price adjustments on other products online or on the AIM price list order form. nutrition opportunity success / theaimcompanies.com

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n the AIM Opportunity, the pinnacle of success for AIM Members is becoming Chairman’s Club Directors. Ken and Lanny Donald have worked hard to reach this level, and they continue to build on this achievement by caring about people. With a focus on helping others, they became successful AIM business builders in addition to running a busy dental practice. The Donald’s story began on opposite sides of the world.

Roots and Dental Direction Ken was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and his family moved to British Columbia when he was a baby. Originally, Ken had ambitions of becoming an engineer until an orthodontist suggested that he should consider a career in dentistry. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Lanny moved to Vancouver with her family in 1964. She dreamed of being an architect, but her father influenced the decision to pursue a medical career, and she chose dentistry. Ken and Lanny crossed paths at the University of British Columbia, where they were both enrolled as students.

the Faculty Club and, to her surprise, he was waiting for her when she arrived. This was the beginning of their long-term relationship. Even though Ken decided to study dentistry at the University of Washington and Lanny enrolled at McGill University in Quebec, they remained connected. While going back and forth between Washington and his hometown, Ken would stop on the way to visit Lanny’s mother and help her out with chores. This impressed both her mother and sister, who thought that he would make a

Ken and Lanny Donald Surrey, Birtish Columbia, Canada

Becoming Dentists “We met over a dead cat in a zoology laboratory,” says Lanny with laughter in her voice. Ken was smitten from the start, and pretending to be a lab instructor, he asked, “May I help you?” Fortunately for him, he knew the answer to her question about the cat’s anatomy. Before the lab session ended, Ken asked her what she was doing that evening. Lanny told him she was busy. Ken found out that she was going to an exclusive event at

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useful addition to the family. After graduation from their respective schools, Ken and Lanny were married. Today, Ken and Lanny work side-by-side in their homebased dental practice in Surrey, British Columbia.

Health Problems The first time that Lanny tried an AIM barley powder drink, she decided that it was “yucky.” Not noticing any difference after taking half a teaspoon, she stopped taking it after only a few days. Without explanation on proper usage and the myriad of possible health benefits, she was at a loss when stress began taking its toll. “Stress can kill,” exclaims Lanny. Years of caring for her parents, brother, and sister as they struggled with illnesses that eventually led to their deaths created an enormous amount of long-term stress in her life. Lanny’s health began to fail, worsening to a point where she had no energy and could barely move, making it impossible to practice dentistry. The onset of arthritis pulsed constant pain into her hips and knees, eventually causing her fingers to lock up.


The AIM Answer

BarleyLife and they soon recognized its ability to help control infection. In addition, they observed a speedier recovery when a patient took BarleyLife three to four days prior to innovative laser surgeries.

Ken and Lanny never give up, and they firmly believe that God has a plan for every individual, so it was not a surprise that barley powder reappeared in their lives. In 1996, Helmut Petrak – a patient coping with mulThe Chairman’s Club tiple sclerosis – came to see Lanny and was shocked at Even though they signed up as AIM Members in 1998, the state of her health. Searching for answers on the interLanny did not do anything to build their business until net, Helmut discovered barley powder and the benefits of 2002, when she began to suggest AIM products to their raw vegetable juice, both of which would help to relieve patients when appropriate. his MS symptoms. (Note: Helmut eventually became an “When people ask where I get my energy, I tell them AIM Director and left a legacy for his family.) about the AIM products. The most effective way to help “Helmut told me how to effectively use barley powsomeone,” says Lanny, “is to listen to them. Inevitably, der,” explains Lanny. Within two weeks of taking barley when people see how much you care, it’s easy to explain powder and drinking juiced vegetables, Lanny was able how the AIM products can meet their needs. to work again. Her pain had gone away, and her fingers “Be generous giving out product datasheets. They are had unlocked. essential to ensuring a better underInitially Ken and their children were standing of the products and their skeptical about the benefits of the “green benefits.” stuff,” but they could not ignore the posiProviding a foundation of knowltive changes in Lanny’s health. Over edge that supports the continued use time, the entire Donald family became of AIM products was instrumental in believers and regular users of AIM prodbuilding their AIM business. Lanny ucts. All four of their children – Anitra, continued to spread the word by holdErik, Kalina, and Jensina – are now AIM ing home meetings. Lanny and Ken’s The Donald children from left: Kalina, Erik, Anitra, and Jensina. Directors. efforts have paid off both financially

Teeth and AIM Over time, natural health products became a part of their treatment for patients, and without even trying, their AIM business evolved over a timely series of circumstances. In August of 2002, the first opportunity to share AIM BarleyLife® with a patient arrived in a small package. One afternoon, a mother brought in her four-year-old daughter, who was suffering from two abscessed teeth. Due to the extent of the infection, the little girl’s face was so swollen that she could not open her mouth. In order to reduce the swelling before seeing a pedodontist, Lanny gave the girl’s mother a prescription for antibiotics along with a canister of AIM BarleyLife. However, the woman never filled the prescription. After two days of taking only BarleyLife, the girl was no longer in pain, and the swelling had subsided. A month later, Lanny got the same results for a 60-year-old patient with two abscessed teeth. These successes motivated the Donalds to investigate the power of

and in the smiles of healthy patients. In October of 2009, the Donalds were promoted to Chairman’s Club. “Reaching Chairman’s Club was hard work,” says Lanny, “but then again, everything good requires hard work. We definitely couldn’t have done it without God’s blessing. We love the AIM family atmosphere, and everyone is so willing to help each other, even if we are not in the same business group. We could not have achieved this goal without the quality of the AIM products, the support from the staff of both AIM Canada and the USA, as well as the integrity of the owners.” If you ask the Donalds what they enjoy doing in their leisure time, their initial reaction is laughter that is quickly followed by the words, “What leisure time?” Running a dental practice is incredibly time consuming, and as Lanny explains, “AIM has made us even busier!” Yet even these words are said with a grateful smile on her face. The above testimonial(s) should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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ith a new price and a new ingredient, the deluxe green nutrition of AIM LeafGreens® has never been better. A nutrient-dense leaf concentrate, the original LeafGreens packed in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants sold for $56.00 per canister. The new LeafGreens canister sells for $39.00 – a savings of $17.00. Plus it’s a two-month supply! And that’s not the only change. LeafGreens’ four-leaf green nutrition is making room for a fifth: broccoli sprouts. Packed with immune-boosting nutrients, broccoli works hand-in-hand with the nutrient-rich leaf powders of spinach, field pea, faba bean, and barley. The unique blend of leaves and sprouts is the only product of its kind on the market. And with broccoli in the bunch, LeafGreens is more power-packed than ever. In addition to the added ingredient, LeafGreens with broccoli has debuted in capsule form. The new LeafGreens blend is now available in powder or vegetarian capsules. LeafGreens nutrition has been a favorite of AIM Members since it debuted in 2008 thanks to a formula that is high in iron, vitamin A, and a number of vitamins and minerals.

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Preferred Member Tanja Tulak of Tappen, British Columbia, Canada, noticed a remarkable improvement when she started on LeafGreens.

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have a neat story to share about my iron levels increasing, and I’m sure it’s because of taking the LeafGreens. “After giving birth to my fifth child, my iron levels dropped very low, all the way to nine (Note: 11 – 32 µmol/L is Tanja with her daughter Maguire (now age 3). normal.). I started taking one teaspoon of LeafGreens per day. Over the next year, my body went through a lot of stress, including a miscarriage. However, I have not only maintained my iron, but it improved to 19 in only four months of taking the LeafGreens. “I think that going from nine to 19 in four months is a miracle because in all the years of trying iron supplements – as repeatedly suggested by my doctors – they did not work. LeafGreens did. Maguire at age 2.

LeafGreens’ benefits should only be better now that broccoli sprouts have been added to the product. As one of the most highly nutritious vegetables, broccoli is part of a balanced, vegetable diet. One of broccoli’s chief attributes is sulforaphane. A phytonutrient, sulforaphane has anticancer, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties, and it is most commonly found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. The cruciferous name translates to “cross-bearing” and refers to the fourpetaled flowers in a cross shape that distinguish this vegetable family. Among cruciferous vegetables, the broccoli sprouts (Brassica oleracea) used in LeafGreens contain the highest concentration of sulforaphane. What’s more is that by using sprouts in the LeafGreens blend, AIM is able to provide more than 65 times the amount of sulforaphane by weight than what is found in mature broccoli. That makes for a significant difference. With many positive nutritional benefits, sulforaphane has been the topic of

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generation of concentrated nutrition much research, as scientists and biologists have studied its ability to lower inflammatory response and improve cardiovascular health among other benefits. The following four studies just scratch the surface on the research done on this highly healthy nutrient: Study No. 1: Oregon State researchers discovered that sulforaphane has strong anti-cancer properties. The study, done in conjunction with research on the positive effects of healthy nutrition on prostate cancer, found that broccoli may have the same effect as some cancer-inhibiting drugs thanks to the inclusion of sulforaphane. Study No. 2: A 2010 UCLA study found that sulforaphane can help restore the immune system by switching on antioxidant genes and enzymes, which can combat free radicals. Oxidative stress from free radicals can wear down an immune system over time and can lead to damaged cells, disease, and cancer. The benefits of sulforaphane are vitally important for reinvigorating the immune system to withstand free radical damage and reverse the effects of aging. Study No. 3: A study published in 2009 found that oral consumption of sulforaphane reduced inflammation in human airways by increasing natu- month rally occurring enzymes in the body. Study No. 4: Researchers found that cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli support liver detoxification and reduce cancer risk thanks to phytochemicals. One serving of LeafGreens powder or capsules provides the recommended 200 to 400 µg of sulforaphane daily. Broccoli joins a powerful leaf lineup of nutritious plants, each of which carries its own stellar nutritional benefits. Spinach contributes vitamin A, which can support vision, healthy skin, hair, and tissues. Faba bean contains quercetin, a natural anti-inflammatory. Field pea provides

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kaempferol, which has loads of benefits for heart health and blood flow. And barley’s benefits are well-known – the most nutritious plant on earth and a complete source of nutrition.

Group Builder Bertha Wiebe of Linden, Alberta, Canada, has noticed LeafGreens’ positive change on many different aspects of her everyday life.

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eafGreens is a very high quality source of greens for me. I take it at breakfast and at bedtime. I feel it really keeps up my energy level. I believe it is helping my eyes and my kidneys and giving me a general all-around sense of well-being. Taking it at bedtime helps me to sleep better, and when I sleep, I don’t have trouble with depression. That is the best gift of health – no depression!

Adding broccoli sprouts to the LeafGreens blend adds many bonus benefits to an already great product. And making LeafGreens available in a capsule form as well as powder should serve to get the unmatched nutrition in the hands of many more people. On the go or on the move, LeafGreens is never far away. Plus, vegetarian capsules make for a great introduction to potential customers who are used to getting nutrition from vitamins. LeafGreens took leaf nutrition to a whole new level when it originally debuted. And now it has gone a step further. The addition of broccoli sprouts and the new capsule form make LeafGreens a superfood with super results. If getting enough broccoli in your diet is a challenge, try the LeafGreens way. You’ll be glad you did. All statements above have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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health aid

Foods and their effect on the body chemistry This list gives an indication of the contribution of various food substances to the acidity or alkalinity of your body fluids and ultimately to the urine, saliva, and venous blood. Your kidneys help to maintain the neutrality of your body fluids by excreting the excess acid or alkali in the urine. In general, it is important to eat a diet that contains foods from both categories – ideally 75 percent alkaline and 25 percent acid ash forming foods. Allergic reactions and other forms of stress tend to produce acids in the body. High acidity indicates that more of your foods should be selected from the alkaline food group. You can check your urine pH using Litmus paper to find out if your food selection is providing the desired balance. Check urine pH three times a day. A urine pH of between 6.2 in the morning and 7.4 in the afternoon is ideal. This will vary throughout the day depending on the foods you eat, allergic reactions, and stress factors. (This chart is a guideline only.)

Alkaline-ash Forming Foods Vegetables Barley grass Asparagus Broccoli Broccoli sprouts Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Celery Collard greens Cucumber Dulse *Eggplant Fermented vegetables Garlic Kale Lettuce Lentils Mushrooms Mustard greens Onions Parsnips Peas *Peppers *Potatoes Pumpkin Rutabaga Sea vegetables Spinach Sprouts (all types) Squashes Watercress Wild greens Beverages Fresh fruit juice (unsweetened) Mineral water (non-carbonated) Quality water Vegetable juices

Oriental vegetables Daikon Dandelion root Kombu Maitake Nori Reishi Shiitake Umeboshi Wakame

Nuts & Seeds Almonds Chestnuts Coconut Flax seeds Pumpkin seeds Sesame seeds Squash seeds Sunflower seeds Millet

Fats & Oils Flax seed oil Olive oil

Other Apple cider vinegar Bee pollen Dairy-free probiotic cultures – AIM FloraFood ® Lecithin granules Organic yogurt

Fruits Apples Apricots Avocado Banana Blackberry Blueberry Cantaloupe Cherries Currants Dates Grapes Grapefruits Honeydew Lemon Lime Nectarine Oranges Peaches Pears Pineapple Raisins Raspberry Rhubarb Strawberry Tangerine Watermelon Tomato (raw) Sweeteners Molasses, raw

Teas Banchi tea Dandelion tea Green tea Ginseng Herbal teas Kombucha Spices & Seasonings All herbs Chili peppers Cinnamon Curry Ginger Mustard Miso Salt (sea, Celtic) Tamari AIM Products AIM BarleyLife ® AIM LeafGreens ® AIM ProPeas ® AIMega ®

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Acid-ash Forming Foods Fats & Oils Avocado oil Canola oil Corn oil Grape seed oil Hemp seed oil Lard Safflower oil Fruits Cranberries Dry fruit *Tomatoes (cooked) Grains Amaranth Buckwheat Hemp Seed Flour Kamut Oats (rolled) Quinoa Rye Spelt Wheat

Animal protein Beef Carp Chicken Clams Duck Eel Eggs Haddock Halibut Lamb Lobster Mussels Oyster Pork Rabbit Salmon Scallops Tuna Turkey Venison

Other Alcoholic beverages Almond milk Dairy products Brewers yeast Coffee Cheese – cow, Tea (black) goat, sheep & Distilled vinegar processed Milk (avoid BGH) Sweets & Whey protein Sweeteners Ice cream Candy Nuts & Butters Honey Maple syrup Brazil nuts Saccharin Cashews Soft drinks Filberts Sugar Peanuts Peanut butter Pecans Tahini Walnuts

Vegetables Black beans Chick peas Kidney beans Lima beans Pinto beans Red beans Soy milk Tofu White beans Drugs & Chemicals Chemicals Drugs Pesticides, herbicides


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to help people improve their health, not just to sell them products. Other comments: We thank God that He has brought us this opportunity to be a part of AIM and the AIM family. By building a successful AIM business, we have helped

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good things are happening

J.R. Rocks Idaho IceWorld April 10, 2010 • Boise, Idaho AIM-sponsored speedskater J.R. Celski captivated an audience of 400 during a free community event in Boise, Idaho, in April. J.R. Rocks Idaho IceWorld proved to be a big hit, providing positive exposure for AIM in the community and creating awareness for charities like the Idaho FoodBank and Idaho Children’s Trust Fund. J.R. and his parents, Directors Bob and Sue Celski from Federal Way, Washington, spoke about the importance of setting and achieving goals and how J.R.’s Olympic dream became a reality. J.R. skated with a group of young skaters and spent two hours signing autographs afterward. J.R. and Bob arrived early to enjoy a luncheon held in their honor at the AIM headquarters in Nampa, Idaho.

New York Meeting April 17, 2010 • Jamaica, New York More than 75 people attended AIM’s New York Meeting on April 17 sponsored by The AIM Companies™ and Director Cecily Turner. AIM Canada General Manager and Chartered Herbalist Rose Bird was on hand to lead the meeting, and she shared the stage with Chairman’s Club Director Dr. Yu-Shiaw Chen and Director Cecily Turner. Topics included inflammatory issues, arthritis, cancer, prostate health, and weight loss.

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special feature

Do you look your age? women’s health

Beauty comes from within.

The same is true about health and age. By the time illness or aging shows in your physical appearance, the causes have been inside you for some time. Common sense tells you to do whatever possible to protect your body so that it reflects the finest you from the inside out. AIM has the perfect pair of products to help you achieve a healthy, youthful reflection – AIMega® and AIM Proancynol® 2000.

The Beauty in AIMega Omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are healthy fats that nourish and heal. Your body does not make EFAs, so they must come from your diet on a daily basis. AIMega provides a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 EFAs from organic seed oils. Why are essential fatty acids so important? EFAs are one of the main structural components of cell membranes and vital for cell repair, growth, and activity. The overall health of your body is dependent upon their presence in every cell, tissue, gland, and organ. Skin is your body’s largest organ. Dry, wrinkled skin is just one of many indications that you may not be getting enough EFAs. Supplementing with AIMega is like applying an internal cosmetic that helps to make your skin smooth and supple. But there is so much more! EFAs help to restore your energy, digest your food, transport nutrients, burn fat, balance hormones, and prevent chronic disease. For your optimal health and well-being, take two to three capsules of AIMega twice daily with meals.

The Power in Proancynol 2000 The antioxidants in Proancynol 2000 protect your body from the damaging effects of free radicals. Although free radicals are a normal part of your body’s metabolism, too many of them are the major cause of damage to your cell membranes, genetic material, and body tissue. According to Dr. Richard Passwater, Ph.D., free radicals can result in more than 80 age-related diseases, including cancer, heart attack, and stroke. As a researcher of antioxidant nutrients since 1959, Dr.

Passwater made the connection between antioxidants and a way of increasing the human lifespan. Antioxidants are micronutrients that deactivate free radicals, thereby stopping their damage and reducing the effects of aging. In fact, Dr. Richard Cutler, a researcher at National Institutes of Health’s National lnstitute on Aging from 1976-1995, stated: “The amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live.” Seven ingredients in Proancynol 2000 provide a powerhouse of antioxidants that stop free radical damage. Different body systems require different antioxidants, so the greater the variety, the greater the benefits. Effective both individually and together, Proancynol’s team of antioxidants helps to protect against diseases, keep your immune system strong, and slow down the aging process.

The Perfect Pair “Aging first and foremost takes place internally,” stated Jack Masquelier, Ph.D, who pioneered the extraction of powerful antioxidants from grape seeds – just one of the seven ingredients in Proancynol 2000. The anti-aging antioxidants in Proancynol 2000 and the nourishing EFAs in AIMega provide a perfect pair of products that help to maintain your health and keep you looking younger than your years. All statements above have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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women’s health

Menopause … a new beginning H

ot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings, oh my! If menopause is taking you down a yellow brick road of discomfort, AIM has natural solutions for supporting hormonal balance.

AIM RevitaFem® RevitaFem is a natural, herbal supplement that has been formulated to help women with menopausal symptoms. Along with herbs for addressing specific issues that occur in the female body during menopause, RevitaFem contains plant sources of phyto­ estrogens, which can help to modulate out-of-balance estrogen levels. If your estrogen levels are too low, the phytoestrogens in RevitaFem can act as substitutes for your fluctuating hormones. If your estrogen levels are too high, phytoestrogens can block over-stimulated receptor cells. In doing so, RevitaFem provides natural support without the unwelcome side effects and health risks associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

The AIMega® factor

AIM RevitaFem ingredients may help with the following: • Dong Quai Root 125 mg – relieves hot flashes – provides sedative properties – acts as a tonic to strengthen blood • Burdock Root 75 mg – alleviates hot flashes – enhances immune-system function – provides antibacterial and antifungal properties • Red Clover Flower 50 mg – relieves hot flashes – detoxifies the blood – provides anti-inflammatory properties • Wild Yam Root Powder 50 mg – diminishes cramps – eases uterine discomfort – promotes bone formation to counteract osteoporosis • Panax (or Asian) Ginseng Root 50 mg – reduces stress – provides energy – balances body chemistry

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• Hesperidin Complex 50 mg – provides anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulating properties – strengthens blood vessels and reduces bleeding – fights free radical damage to slow down the aging process • Soy Extract 32.5 mg – promotes bone formation – counteracts hot flashes and night sweats – provides soy isoflavones that block cancer-causing human estrogen • Black Cohosh Root 20 mg – eases nervous tension – provides anti-inflammatory properties – relieves hot flashes, nightsweats, and vaginal atrophy The combination of these plant elements provides strong, natural support for women going through menopause … when they need it the most.

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Vital for maintaining the health of every cell in your body, omega-3 and-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are healthy, polyunsaturated fats that also help to balance your hormones the natural way. Without EFAs, it is difficult to balance your body’s chemistry. Additionally, omega-3 and -6 act as precursors for hormone-like compounds that balance your body’s inflammatory response, which works overtime during menopause. The right amounts of both EFAs in proper ratio can help you get results and assist with other issues associated with menopause, such as weight gain and depression. The conclusion of a 2005 study conducted at the Unit of Endocrinological Gynecology in Turin, Italy, indicates that polyunsaturated fatty acids, and in particular omega-3, could reduce hot flashes through their likely influence on neuronal membranes and/or modulation of the neurotransmitter function and the serotoninergic system. Your body needs EFAs to maintain the health of every system in your body, which in turn helps to ease you through natural changes that occur during menopause. However, EFAs must come from your diet. AIMega provides a balanced 2:1 ratio of omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids derived from organic seed oils. Take 2-3 AIMega softgel capsules twice daily with meals.

Natural Rite of Passage

Menopause is not a disease. It is a natural rite of passage. Lifestyle changes that include stress management, regular exercise, a whole-food diet, and AIM products, can help you to skip down the yellow brick road in comfort. You deserve the best, so take your RevitaFem and AIMega.


AIM Renewed Balance®

Preferred Member Patti Zelsman from Longwood, Florida, is a big supporter of natural progesterone from Renewed Balance after her battle with PMS. Here is Patti’s story. “I had been having gradually increasing symptoms for the last two to three years. I had swollen, sore breasts, constipation, a swollen belly, mood swings, stiffness in all my joints, and sinus headaches among other things. “I had been to three traditional OB-GYN doctors. Each one said I needed a hysterectomy and was pre-cancerous. “You can imagine that I was pretty upset. While I was sharing some of my symptoms with the women at my church, one of the women said my symptoms sounded a lot like a friend of her mother’s. She said the friend had read What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause by Dr. John Lee and was now doing fine. Well, I read the book from cover to cover in a couple of nights. As I read the information, I saw myself on every page and felt as if I’d lived the book. I knew immediately that I needed to get ahold of the product Dr. Lee spoke of, which was natural progesterone. “I went to a local health food store the next day, after I finished the book, only to find twenty or so creams on

the shelf with natural progesterone in them. None of the creams listed the number of milligrams in them, and I was quite frustrated. An older gentleman overheard me discussing this with the cashier. He told me he knew of a natural progesterone cream that had 1,500 milligrams in a two ounce jar. That was exactly the amount I would need. I immediately bought some Renewed Balance cream and began to apply it right away. “The changes in my body were close to miraculous! Within four days, most of my previous symptoms disappeared, the swollen breasts went back to normal, the swollen tummy flattened, the edema in my feet disappeared, and what I had thought was an increasing case of arthritis in my joints left completely. I began to have energy, and my sinus headaches disappeared. “It has been nine months now, and I feel better than I have felt in the last ten years. “I should also mention that a sonogram had been taken by the second doctor, and it showed that I had fibroid tumors in my uterus, a cyst on my ovaries, and fibrous tissue in my breasts. Upon examination after about three months of being on Renewed Balance cream, all had disappeared. “God made all of our parts for a reason, and I am thankful now to still have all of mine thanks to the AIM products.”

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women’s health

When it comes to dealing with the effects of menopause, doctors and researchers agree that natural progesterone is one of the best options. And when it comes to good sources of natural progesterone, we think you’ll agree that AIM Renewed Balance ® is the finest on the market. Natural progesterone offers an effective, healthy alternative to hormone replacement therapy with no known side effects. An all-natural way to stabilize the body’s hormone levels, natural progesterone has the same molecular structure as the progesterone produced by the body, which allows it to safely balance estrogen and progesterone levels. Though many assume that premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is caused by an overabundance of progesterone, the real culprit too far by introis estrogen. Lower levels of progesterone during PMS mean ducing a new atom, estrogen is dominant and that the two hormones are not in balwhich inhibits progesance. Supplementing with natural progesterone can help restore terone metabolism and balance. prolongs its activity but also AIM’s natural progesterone is derived from the wild yam, comes with a long list of contraindications and side and unlike popular wild yam creams, Renewed Balance uses effects including fluid retention, nausea, insomnia, and natural progesterone made from the isoflavone diosgenin (plant depression. estrogen) in wild yams so that the body can easily assimilate it. Natural progesterone from Renewed Balance is the Syn­thetic progesterone, often considered the same as natural way to go. progesterone, takes natural progesterone conversion one step


special feature

women’s health

Nursing babies benefit from AIM products, too

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ur first son Mason was born August 27, 2008, and at the age of five-and-a-half weeks, he was featured in the March-April 2009 issue

of AIM’s Living Well magazine. Mason has been an AIM BarleyLife ® baby since conception, and at

nineteen months old, he takes BarleyLife about two to three times a day mixed in with food or in water. His favorite is one-half teaspoon of BarleyLife and one-half teaspoon of AIM Just

I took

Carrots®, combined in six ounces of water. He

Barley­Life,

eagerly drinks it all down and then does sign lan-

Just Carrots,

guage for more. He still loves it!

AIMega ®, and

He has never been sick, never been on anti-

AIM Prep­­Zymes®

biotics, and never even visited a medical doctor

through­­out my two pregnancies, and both proved

for more than his “well baby check-ups.” When

asymptomatic. I had more energy while pregnant with

his teeth came in, which can prove problematic,

our second son, so much so that I continued to swim

he never so much as cried. His digestive system

two kilometers, two to three times a week, up until I

is very consistent and regular – unlike that of

was thirty weeks pregnant. During both pregnancies,

many children and infants that I have in my chi-

I had minimal weight gain and my body returned to its

ropractic practice.

pre-pregnancy shape very rapidly. My midwives were

Our second son Cooper was born on

surprised at how fast my body healed and recovered.

February 16, 2010, and he came very fast and

I credit my healing and recovery to the AIM

drug-free into this world. As I am nursing

products.

Cooper, he receives BarleyLife Xtra nutrition

While pregnant both times, I never had a head-

through the amount that I take daily. I also give

ache, digestive concerns, or any pain that is commonly

him a little dry amount of BarleyLife on my fin-

associated with pregnancy.

ger. He will start taking BarleyLife when I am no longer nursing him, just as Mason did.

I make chiropractic care and AIM products part of the continued health care regime for my entire family. Thank you, AIM, for our optimal health offered through the AIM products. – AIM Preferred Member Dr. Laura Gravelle Family Chiropractor London, Ontario, Canada

All statements above have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This testimonial should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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special feature

women’s health

The sense of ginkgo S

ince the dawn of time, nature has provided all

of our nutritional and medicinal needs. As a woman matures, these needs become even more important for maintaining good health and slowing down the effects of time on her body. AIM GinkgoSense™ provides anti-aging support from nature’s bounty.

AIM GinkgoSense One of nature’s most extensively researched herbs comes from one of the oldest living tree species – the ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), which gives GinkgoSense its name. Hundreds of clinical studies have shown that ginkgo biloba leaf extract helps to improve circulation, memory, vision, and other age-related conditions. By providing potent antioxidants, ginkgo protects your body against the damaging effects of free radicals. Antioxidants are your best defense against aging, so do not wait to take the necessary steps to protect yourself. GinkgoSense also provides the anti-aging benefits from bilberry fruit extract, fish oil, and lutein (from marigold flower extract). The synergistic effect of these ingredients creates a more effective natural health product.

Improves circulation Proper blood circulation is essential for carrying oxygen and nutrients to wherever needed in your body. In an average adult, five litres of blood entirely circulate the body at rest in about one minute. In twenty-four hours, this occurs approximately 1,440 times. As a woman ages, poor circulation can become an issue, particularly for the outer extremities: head, hands, and feet. Exercising on a regular basis contributes to healthy blood flow. And supplementing with GinkgoSense may provide a natural way to maintain optimal circulation for cardiovascular support and improved blood flow to the brain and eyes for better memory and vision.

Improves memory Poor memory is often associated with aging. But memory loss does not have to be a part

of getting older. Keep mentally active because you are never too old to learn something new or add to your lifetime of knowledge. As for supplemental support, GinkgoSense is the perfect choice. Ginkgo is commonly used in Europe for memory conditions such as dementia. As well as the benefits of improving blood flow to the brain, studies indicate that ginkgo may reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Taking GinkgoSense is a preventative step that may help to improve and enhance your memory.

Improves vision Sometimes age can bring about a blurry or obstructed view of the world or the printed page. When it comes to healthy vision, the eyes have it with the support from GingkoSense. Ginkgo, bilberry, fish oil, and lutein may work together to help protect against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts by improving blood flow to the eyes and protecting against free radical damage.

Improves years Time can take its toll. AIM offers natural health products like GinkgoSense to help women maintain good health throughout a lifetime. Besides, living well simply makes sense! All statements above have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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product feature

A new best friend for man’s

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hen AIM products go to the dogs, good things happen. Amy Chiang, a customer of Director Shirley Wang from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, has a pet named Fa-ji who is living proof of BarleyLife’s benefits for creatures big and small.

“I own a four-year-old Chinese bulldog named Fa-ji, which means ‘prosperous.’ Because he has protruding eyes and a concave nose, he experiences a lot of tears and discharge, a runny nose, foul breath, and smelly ears, and he often has a rash on his face. I have spent quite a bit of money taking him to a veterinarian. “Then, Shirley introduced me to AIM BarleyLife® and told me that it could help detoxify the body. So I added one teaspoon of BarleyLife to Fa-ji’s food. In two weeks, his symptoms have improved a lot. He has less tears and discharge, no runny nose, his rash is gone, and even his ears are not smelly. Fa-ji has become very clean and healthy.” With the dog days of summer upon us, now seems like an appropriate time to explore the connection between two of man’s best friends:

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dogs and AIM products. Much of the nutrition found in AIM products works as well on pets as it does on humans, with whole-food concentrates benefiting both. BarleyLife is one of the most common pet crossovers since barley grass is a natural, nutritious part of a canine diet. Dogs seem to do great with an extra dose of green grass for a variety of reasons. Many popular store-bought dog foods lack the nutrition that dogs need, so reintroducing the lost vitamins, minerals, and enzymes through barley is a natural solution. Members have been known to sprinkle teaspoon servings of BarleyLife onto dog food. Researchers and veterinarians have traced barley’s powerful canine powers to chlorophyll, vitamin C, beta carotene, and enzymes. In particular, enzymes are important for dogs because they aid digestion and absorption of nutrients, many of which go unabsorbed due to the heat processing of most foods. A lack of nutrient absorption can lead to many problems, including one of the dog world’s most famous: bad breath. A lack of enzymes is the first step toward disease, so it is vitally important to help replenish your pet’s enzyme count through diet. In addition to barley grass, other AIM supplements have had a positive effect on dogs’ outlook over the years. Members have long been using AIM Frame Essentials® for relief of joint pain. Glucosamine, like that found in Frame Essentials, is a standard supplement for veterinary care of arthritic pets. Debby Jansen from Nampa, Idaho, saw Frame Essentials work wonders on her dog Molly. “I gave some Frame Essentials to Molly since she was so stiff she could hardly walk. I gave her the BarleyLife benefits for pet health caps in her mouth – • Made from young barley grass, contains a wide I had to push them spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and live enzymes, to the side of her as well as chlorophyll mouth so she would • Year-round source of the greens that cats and swallow them – and dogs need for optimal health I saw a loosening of • General vitamin/mineral supplement; a wonderher movements in the ful “live health food” for your pet next couple of days. • Great “internal” deodorizer – the chlorophyll She was even able to in BarleyLife helps reduce bad breath and other odor problems jump on the couch • Recommended by many veterinarians in cases again, which she was of arthritis, fever, peritonitis, lack of appetite, or not allowed to do but hard to diagnose conditions did it anyway when I • Good for all breeds of cats and dogs. was not looking. She Completely safe for all ages. Dogs immewas running like a diately love it. Add to food or water. pup again.”

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Another AIM product that has produced results is AIMega® and its essential fatty acids. Long known to aid human hair, skin, and nails, the Omega-3, -6, and -9 nutrients in AIMega have done the same trick on dogs like Mac, a 75-pound lab mix owned by Chairman’s Club Director Sandy Combs from Debary, Florida. “Every April when the pollen count in Florida would increase, Mac would have severe skin allergy reactions that caused open sores and hair loss. After taking four AIMega a day – he takes the capsules hidden in dog treats and dinner leftovers – his skin healed up immediately. His fur grew back shiny and thick.” Whether it is barley supplementation for better breath and more energy or glucosamine and fatty acids for joints and skin, AIM products have loads of crossover benefits for your canine friends. Make your dog’s life a better one with whole-food nutrition from AIM. These testimonials should not be construed as representing results everyone can achieve.

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305 Members earned shares worth $166.60 U.S. each.

April 2010

292 Members earned shares worth $175.60 U.S. each. Q&A

The Opportunity – your compensation plan AIM Resource Manager

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Andrew Smith

I am an AIM Director, do I have to order 600 points per month? No, the 600 Personal Volume (PV) requirement is only for renewals, and you have 12 months to accrue the 600 PV points for renewal purposes. The monthly commission requirement for a Director remains at 150 PV. My AIM membership comes due this July, and I am a wholesale Member. Will I have to have 200 PV to qualify for a free renewal? No. You would be subject to the old rules of 50 PV over your membership year. The new renewal requirements will not take effect until renewals that come due in February 2011.

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n o Se a y u i

2011 convention

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oin us next summer in the heart of one of the Northwest’s greatest cities for five days of relaxation, education, and Seattle sights and sounds. With something for everyone, Seattle is the perfect home for AIM convention 2011. What memories will you make? Seattle’s cultural history runs deep through its city districts. Take a stroll down on the waterfront and enjoy authentic seafood. Spend a day soaking up the culture of a vibrant downtown full of museums and shops. Venture up to the university district for a taste of college life or head over to the international district for a cultural experience. The influences of technology, industry, heritage, and history run rich through Seattle, and it is all yours to explore. Touring Seattle goes hand-inhand with experiencing Seattle, and you will not be short on activities in the Emerald city. If leisure activities are your thing, what better place could there be to scope out a secluded coffee shop and curl up with a good book? If you are into sports and recreation, the Mariners baseball team is just down the street and parks, hiking trails, and the great outdoors are always nearby. Whether riding up the Space Needle or cruis­

ing on a ferry, your Seattle experience is bound to be a memorable one. AIM’s convention headquarters is in the heart of Seattle’s downtown at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. Luxurious accommodations with down-home service, the Renaissance is an ideal location for relaxation, networking, and even pampering. Wind down in the comfort of the Renaissance’s spacious rooms and soak in remarkable views of Puget Sound. And when you are ready to tackle the city, all you have to do is step out the door. Pike Place Market is just blocks away. The Seattle Center is practically in your backyard. The location of the Renaissance and the wonders of Seattle make AIM’s 2011 convention the perfect spot for a big city retreat. Get a head start on planning your trip to AIM’s 2011 convention on June 15-19. We know how quickly your summer months fill up, so make sure to mark your calendars now.

Want to attend AIM’s 2011 convention for free? It’s easy to do – just participate in the Catch the Energy, Release Your Potential contest from Thursday, July 1, 2010, through Monday, January 31, 2011. Cast your line and set the hook on a convention prize package, and we’ll see you in 2011 in Seattle.

Put Convention Cash Awards toward Seattle convention Go above and beyond your point totals from last year’s convention contest, and you will earn Convention Cash that is good toward paying your way to the 2011 AIM convention. With your cash awards total, you can chip in on the cost of a convention package to the Seattle convention. If it doesn’t suit your needs, you can always transfer your earnings to a fellow Member.

Convention auto-pay is back We know it is challenging to pay all at once to

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e l t attend the convention, so we’re here to help. Sign up to participate in the Con­ vention Auto-Pay Pro­gram by Sep­ tember 30, 2011, and save $50 off the cost of a full convention package. Parasailing Puget Sound; You can save money Tim Thompson and make attending convention easier by paying in monthly installments through April 2011. Simply sign up to participate, and the payment will be $100 per month. Payments will be drawn from October 2010 through April 2011. Note: If you win an award in the Catch the Energy contest, you will be reimbursed for all or a portion of the amount of money you have paid into the Auto-Pay Program. The Auto-Pay Program is applicable to full convention packages only. A full con­vention pack­age Seattle’s Pike Street Market; in­cludes Tim Thompson four nights of hotel acc­­ommo­ dations (based on double occupancy), Welcome Dinner, four breakfasts, and the Gala Dinner. Thursday and Friday sessions are complimentary.

business testimony

Sharing opportunities happen when you least expect them

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pportunities to share the health and wealth message of AIM can happen when you least expect them and in the most unusual situations. No one knows this better than AIM Director Larry Warren from Sun City West, Arizona, who had a flooded condo turn into a recruiting opportunity. Larry made the most of his chance to share his story of living well with AIM products, and his willingness to share led to a new customer for his AIM business. “My most unusual recruitment of a new AIM customer involved my daughter’s condo being flooded. She woke up early one morning thinking that it was raining, but when she stepped out of bed, the carpet was wet. She soon found water pouring down the ceiling of her bathroom due to a water problem in the unit above. “The bathroom repair was handled by the owner of the above unit who also agreed to paint the entire interior of her unit in exchange for my removing and replacing the living room and bedroom carpets with hardwood. “The first day I was working on the floor, a painter was also working. About 3:00 in the afternoon, he said he was stopping for the day as he was pretty tired. When he came back the next day, he was surprised to see how much floor was completed. I mentioned that I had worked until about 7:00 at night. “This opened the door to a discussion on what I was doing to be in such good condition at age 73 while he was struggling at age 45. I told him about the AIM living food powders and fibers and the amazing recovery I had from a lifetime of joint and muscle problems. By the time we finished the project, he was a customer. “The lesson for me was how important it is to be a good living example as this is the most credible testimony for potential customers.”

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business building

Avoid some MLM pitfalls

to grow your AIM business during economic downturn

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here is no time like the present to take part in a network marketing opportunity that is low-risk, high-reward, and ideally suited to provide additional income during tough economic times. Economic downturns provide a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial growth, particularly in the network marketing industry. Consider this: A company like AIM provides a steady income no matter the economic landscape, as evidenced by its 28-year history of on-time payments that have stayed consistent through many economic ups and downs. AIM is a constant in the network marketing industry. But so are the challenges, obstacles, and hurdles that can trip up or knock out aspiring business-builders. Owning a successful network marketing business is an accessible goal for everyone, provided you are aware of the snares standing in your way. Don’t let your big dreams be derailed by common MLM pitfalls. Here are six traps to avoid as you build your AIM business. Negative speech. Discouraging talk is one of the number one killers of network marketing businesses. Be wary of those who tear down your chances at building a business and having success. AIM has a 28-year track record of consistency, longevity, quality, and dependability. Over 60 Members have become millionaires through AIM. For every negative word you hear about your business, there are at least 10 positive reminders that AIM is a business that works. Rejection. In sales, you can expect to hear “no” almost nine times out of ten. Eight out of ten is considered good. Seven out of ten is considered superb. Rejection is going to happen even if you are remarkably good at what you do. Recognizing that rejection comes with the territory of sales and believing that the next person you ask will be that “yes” is key to surviving a rejection depression.

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Lack of knowledge. Others simply have trouble knowing what to do with their AIM business. Don’t let this trap catch you. AIM has produced hundreds of hours of videos, presentations, and testimonies and made them available for Members to learn and educate themselves and others on the AIM business. Likewise, AIM publications like Partners Living Well and Health Headlines are full of valuable insight into AIM nutrition, opportunity, and success. The resources are yours for the taking; all you need to provide is the desire. Forgetting the focus. Prospecting is key to growing an independent AIM business. Building a downline, finding new Members, and sharing the products will help grow your group BVP and help you achieve higher levels in AIM’s Compensation Plan. Losing sight of the people part of the business can be crippling. Build your business with networking, communication, and relationships, and you will succeed. Ignoring the downline. Members that you sponsor contribute directly to your earnings, and a failure to invest in these business-builders negatively affects your own business. Make it a point to educate, support, and guide Members in your downline and teach them how to use resources that can improve their business, which in turn will build yours. Without assistance from the upline, a new Member’s chances of survival are slim. Getting lost in the details. Network marketing companies are a lot to learn, which is a joy for some and a burden for others. Don’t forget that the purpose of MLM is people. Getting sidetracked with the details may cause you to lose sight of the heart of network marketing. Focus on the essentials and move on to the specifics when you can. The benefits of network marketing far outweigh the perils, but for those who are susceptible to getting tripped up along the way, watching out for the above pitfalls is a necessary exercise. Lean on the help and expertise of your upline and The AIM Companies™ to navigate dangerous waters. The reward for doing so is well worth the effort.

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Cancer patient no longer under hospice care after taking the AIM products

product testimony

Testimony shared by Ron Good, AIM Preferred Member, Goshen, Indiana

started on a half teaspoon of BarleyLife Xtra, two I am 69 years of age, and last summer I noticed I had times a day for about a week, and then I become very tired and began losing weight for no appar® , AIM fit ’n fiber®, and started on AIM Herbal Fiberblend ent reason. When I would eat, I noticed everything had a ® AIM Composure . I have increased my amounts to a tablesalty taste. After seeing my doctor who treats my diabespoon of BarleyLife Xtra three to four times a day and a tes, he sent me to the emergency room. They found my tablespoon of each of the fiber products two times a day appendix had ruptured six weeks earlier and matter had with the added contents of two Composure capsules. gone into the gall bladder and caused it to rupture also. I After the first week, I told my wife I felt more energy was told I had golf-ball-sized stones floating around. and my stomach felt different. I told my wife, “I can hardly The surgery for the ruptured appendix and gall bladlie in this hospital bed der was much more extensive than I any more.” I told her if thought it would be. The doctor reAfter the hole in my I keep feeling like this, I moved two lymph nodes that were right side had healed, am going to start walkpositive. He also removed about a I went for a scan. The ing. After being in the foot from my colon. A scan also bed for three months, doctor asked, “Where is showed a one centimeter spot deep in I had become pretty my liver. The biopsy showed this to this hole?” He examined weak. Soon I started to also be cancerous. me and pushed on my walk the length of our I had four chemotherapy treatstomach and nothing hurt at all. He house. The nurse continued ments, one every other week. Fortusaid, “I am utterly shocked.” to come to our home. She nately, I didn’t feel sick or pain from would measure the hole in these. my side, which had begun to heal and close up. This was a In November I had another scan that showed cancer mystery to her. was everywhere throughout my abdomen. The doctor After the hole in my right side had healed, I went for a then wanted to try a different type of chemotherapy. This scan. The doctor asked, “Where is this hole?” He exammade me very tired and weak. Before Thanksgiving, I ined me and pushed on my stomach and nothing hurt at all. was already confined to a hospital bed. In December, afHe said, “I am utterly shocked.” ter trying the stronger chemo treatments, the doctor said He showed me the scan from November that showed the there was nothing else they could do for me. I was sent cancer all through my stomach. Then he said, “If I had left home to relax and enjoy whatever time that was left for you on chemo, I would have killed you.” me. We were told I had a very aggressive cancer and my The hospice nurse said she had never dismissed anyone time was short. from hospice care, but I was their first one. The scans for Shortly before Christmas, a hospice nurse started comFebruary and March were both clear of cancer. The doctor ing to our home once or twice a week. Soon afterwards I said he was totally mystified and had no idea what went on had a cancer hole appear in my right side and it started to inside of me. As the doctor left the exam room, he turned drain. It was about the size of a dime. The hospital doctor to me and said, “Keep taking that barley.” told me the cancer had eaten a hole through my side, and I am no longer under hospice care and can do my drivit was draining. The hospice nurse would measure the ing for the Amish. I will be doing bloodwork every two hole each time. months and will have another scan in September. One night I was lying in the hospital bed, and Alvin Now I am sharing these wonderful AIM products with Beechy (Group Builder from Topeka, Indiana) phoned others! me. He wanted to know if I would be willing to try AIM This testimonial should not be construed as BarleyLife® Xtra. He said he had been on it and felt representing results everybody can achieve. more energy. He wanted to buy my first order for me. I nutrition opportunity success / theaimcompanies.com

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Learn and grow at AIMing Higher in October Come to AIM headquarters in Nampa, Idaho, October 14-17 for AIMing Higher. Learn business tips and network with fellow AIM business builders. Be inspired to build your business and return home energized. Register online or by phone by August 27 to reserve your spot. AIM will pay for hotel accommodations and most meals.

Convention contest bonus products Bait your hook for a Seattle convention prize in AIM’s Catch the Energy contest by stocking up on bonus purchase credits. In July and August, earn bonus points in the contest by ordering the following products:

Upcoming Meetings Edmonton, AB Date: September 10, 2010 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Location: Radisson Edmonton South, 4440 Gateway Blvd., Edmonton, AB Contact: AIM Director Janet Breitkreutz, 780-449-3322, breitkreutz@shaw.ca

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AIM Cascara Sagrada (4045E), AIM CellStar mix-n-match combo 2-pack

Vancouver, BC

(5575E), AIM HumiKleanse (5395E), AIM LeafGreens powder and caps

Date: September 18, 2010 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Executive Hotel Conference Centre, 4201 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby, BC Contact: AIM Canada, 1-888343-9977, aimcanada@aimintl.com

(5537E and 5542E), AIM ProPeas (5321E), and AIM RevitaFem (3497E). Contest bonus products do not include the sample- or multi-packs of same products.

Become a part of AIM’s referral program The Member referral program seeks to connect unclaimed new mem-

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berships and new AIM contacts with established Members. Would you like

London, ON

to be considered? Submit your request to aimonline@aimintl.com, and AIM

Date: September 25, 2010 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, 591 Wellington Road, London, ON Contact: Dr. Laura Gravelle, AIM Preferred Member, 519-471-7618, drlauragravelle@gmail.com uuu

will add you to its referral list.

E-commerce coming soon to Australia and New Zealand International Members in Australia and New Zealand can soon enjoy the ease of e-commerce through the AIM website. Members at these locations will have all the same options and features as Members in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. E-commerce for South Africa is also in the works.

Updated product snapshots DVD now available Purchase the AIM Product Snapshots DVD for individual video snapshots of every AIM product – newly re-mastered and updated to reflect current logos and products. Including new products like LeafGreens with broccoli, ProPeas, and CellStar, the AIM Product Snapshots DVD is a great tool for sharing AIM with others or honing up on your AIM product knowledge.

Holiday closures and month-end hours The U.S. AIM Call Center will be open to take July month-end phone orders from 8 a.m. to noon MT on Saturday, July 31, and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT on Tuesday, August 31, for August month-end phone orders. Orders on AIM’s website will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. MT on Saturday, July 31, and Tuesday, August 31, respectively. Orders placed after these cutoff times will be included in the following month’s business cycle. The U.S. AIM office and warehouse will be closed on Monday, July 5, for Independence Day.

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Fall AIMing Higher Date: October 14-17, 2010 Location: AIM headquarters in Nampa, Idaho Contact: AIM, 1-800-456-2462 Registration deadline for this training event is August 27. uuu

Ohio BarleyLife Conference Date: October 29-30, 2010 Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday Location: The Inn at Amish Door, 1210 Winesburg Street, U.S. Hwy. 62, Wilmot, OH 44689 Contact: Charlotte Thompson, 330-852-2967, ckthompson@tusco. net


Caring Corner

CellStar flavor name change

Helping people to jumpstart their health

AIM CellStar Mango Tango has changed its name to Mango Mango. Billed as an immune-boosting superjuice, Mango Tango has enjoyed a successful run in its first year in the AIM product line. The name change will not affect any of the ingredients or juice blends in the product. New labels for Mango Mango are now in distribution.

I am from South Africa and now residing permanently in the USA. I have been taking the AIM products for at least 16 years. I have worked for many years with AIM Chairman’s Club Director Mary-Ann Shearer, the Natural Way guru, and am a Natural Health Consultant. Recently I participated in the North American Stamford Connecticut Women’s Health Expo … people were amazed at AIM BarleyLife®. With joy and gratitude, AIM Director Raema Salmon

July (Canada) special: Introducing NEW AIM LeafGreens™ with broccoli sprouts • LeafGreens 120 capsules (5545E) – Sale price $29.50 with 25 BVP (regular price $33.00, 28 BVP). Limit of 3. • LeafGreens 180g powder (5539E) – Sale price $36.50 with 32 BVP (regular price $41.00, 35 BVP). Limit of 3. August (Canada) special: You can act your age, but don’t have to look it with AIMega® & AIM Proancynol® 2000 • Purchase 1 AIMega (4036E), 1 Proancynol 2000 (2170E) and 1 BarleyLife ® 6-count sample pack (5454E), and get a free BarleyLife 6-count sample pack ($6.00 value, no BVP on free product). Limit of 3 free sample packs. • Receive 2 free Healthy Cell Concept datasheets (5045E) on orders over $200. July and August: Receive 2 free Healthy Cell concept datasheets (5045E) on orders over $200.

July

August

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Introducing NEW

AIM LeafGreens® with broccoli sprouts

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6.35 oz powder (5537E) – $3.00 off the Member price of $39.00, 35 BVP.

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120 capsules (5542E) – $3.00 off the Member price of $31.00, 28 BVP.

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3600 32 BVP

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Purchase AIMega® softgel capsules (4033E) and AIM Proancynol® 2000 softgel capsules (2120E), and receive

TWO

for

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6-count sample packs of the following:

• BarleyLife (5412E, 5 g each)

• Herbal Fiberblend (5300E, 7 g each)

• BarleyLife Xtra (5414E, 6 g each)

• Peak Endurance (5283E, 6 g each)

25 BVP

Limit three of each product per membership.

To receive a TWO for ONE 6-count select Sample Pack offer, the Sample Packs must be the same product and accompany the purchase of AIMega and Proancynol 2000. No BVP on free item.

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