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The Number One Cause of Obesity - Insulin

The Skinny On Obesity: Part III - Hunger and Hormones

Laura and Two Year-Old Brady

Laura and Two Year-Old Brady

The Skinny On Obesity: Part II - Sickeningly Sweet

Dr. Robert Lustig - The Skinny On Obesity

These days, Dr. Robert Lustig seems to be everywhere, including a recent appearance on 60 Minutes.

Dr. Lustig is featured on the UCTV video channel, in a seven-part series on obesity. Here is the first episode.

Omega-3: The Super Nutrient

The supplement industry seems to be constantly searching for the key anti-aging and better health nutrient. Too often they are billed as "the next big thing."

And too often, they are here today, gone tomorrow. But the test of time distinguishes the pretenders from the real thing.

One nutrient that always deserves to remain at the head of the class is Omega-3s. And their place at the top is an appropriate distinction for one of the most useful and varied supplements available.

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) such as Omega-3s are integral to the health of our bodies. Yet they are not nutrients our bodies can produce on their own.

Essential Fatty Acids have to come from diet or supplementation if we are to reap the many benefits they offer.

Essential Fatty Acids are important because they exist in every cell of the body. They help maintain structural, metabolic, and regulatory functions in the body. This wide variety of tasks plays an important role in the health of our immune sy…

The Most Nutritious Plant on Earth?

When The AIM Companies says BarleyLife® and BarleyLife® Xtra are made from the most nutritious plant on earth, it's not the same as someone saying they make "The World’s Best Sandwich." Because they are simply promoting an ordinary sandwich with a fancy name. AIM is selling a unique, nutritional supplement with the evidence to back it up.

Let’s look at the nutritional profiles of three popular superfoods: quinoa, blueberries and kale.

Quinoa contains: (serving size 1 cup) 170 g
8% Calcium43% Iron40% Vitamin B-683% MagnesiumBlueberries Contain: (serving size 1 cup) 148 g
1% Vitamin A24% Vitamin C2% Iron5% Vitamin B-62% MagnesiumKale Contains: (Serving Size 1 Cup) 67 g
133% Vitamin A10% Calcium134% Vitamin C5% Iron10% Vitamin B-67% MagnesiumBarleyLife® Contains: (Serving Size 1 Teaspoon) 4 g

Most superfoods contain two or three major nutrients, as well as a few side nutrients. BarleyLife® also has two major nutrients. However, it also has sixteen side nutrients. More importa…

A Natural Way to Sleep Better

Before Marlys Proehl found Cell Wellness Restorer™, she would typically wake up two to three times during the night. She rarely got a good night's sleep. Things are much different now.

Marlys is from Dunda, Minnesota. She received a free bottle of Cell Wellness Restorer™ in her product order during AIM’s holiday season. She has been a regular user ever since. The Cell Wellness Restorer™, Marlys says, has made a world of difference in her sleep habits.

Before bedtime each night, she applies the Cell Wellness Restorer™ topically and then follows the topical application with a shower. The results have an immediate impact. Since adding Cell Wellness Restorer™ to her regimen, Marlys no longer wakes up during the night. In fact, she sleeps so soundly she says she doesn’t even think she moves during the night.

Cell Wellness Restorer™ contains a collection of minerals and elements that create a relaxing, soothing spa-like experience. The magnesium in Cell Wellness Restorer™ helps promote…

"I'm really on my way to a clean system. I have no pain."

"Herbal Fiberblend is a godsend to my life," says Tracy Brown.

"Last year was probably the worst year for me health-wise. I continued to get the flu, chronic sinus infections, bronchitis, and pain in my left abdomen area. I was convinced there was a twist or blockage in my intestines.

I went for many tests - ultrasound, CT, MRI, colonoscopy - and was put on lots of different kinds of medicines, but with no relief. I was becoming more stressed and depressed as the months passed. Finally, I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. I tried several different products with fiber and they worked sometimes, but the pain remained.

"Then a friend told me about Herbal Fiberblend and she sent me a bottle. I have been using it religiously one or two times a day and I can say I'm really on my way to a clean system. Just as important, I have no pain.

I believe this will be a life-long product for me and I want to shout out to everyone how well this product works. I hope …

Bone Cancer No Longer Active In Patient

Jacqueline McDermott, from Fonthill, Ontario, Canada, is one who discovered the health benefits of plant-based nutrients through BarleyLife® and a host of other great nutritional supplements from The AIM Companies™.

"In July of 2004, four years after a lumpectomy due to breast cancer, I was diagnosed with bone cancer. The cancer had metastasized very rapidly into my bones causing my femur to break. The cancer not only attacked my left leg, but my pelvis, ribs, vertebrae and skull as well.

Six heavy doses of chemo were prescribed and completed in December 2004.

All the while, I continued under the direction of a homeopath, who included natural products to help keep my immune system as strong as possible during the treatments. I've always kept a healthy eating lifestyle and often entertained new health products. It wasn't until four months after my last chemo treatment that a friend introduced me to BarleyLife, by giving me some samples.

I was so touched by his visit that i…

Ophthalmologist Tells Her She No Longer Has Glaucoma

"In the fall of 2003, I was diagnosed with the beginnings of glaucoma, which is pressure in the eye. As the pressure increases, it damages the optic nerve and eventually causes blindness, if left untreated. The treatments also have possible negative side effects. A year later my condition had not worsened, but neither had it improved."

Sheryl then heard a presentation on GinkgoSense™ from The AIM Companies™ and how it helps the eyes.

"Then I started really listening. The nurse who was giving the presentation, when I told her of my condition, recommended taking a combination of AIM products, along with GinkgoSense. I followed her suggestions.

When I went back to the ophthalmologist in April of 2006, he told me I had no glaucoma. I thank God for the AIM products and the individuals who share their knowledge about how the products can help people." - Sheryl Park, Lubbock, Texas

To learn more about GinkgoSense™, Click Here.

Testimonials should not be construed as rep…

"My nails have become stronger."

Jeanie Redick from Roanoke, Virginia, recognized the importance of an effective, convenient product like ProPeas®.

It has helped her improve her own nutrition and opened the door for helping many others.

"I love the new ProPeas! It's just what I’ve been looking for!"

"As an exercise enthusiast, tennis player and cyclist, my favorite thing to have after a workout is a protein shake. To replenish the muscle you've just burned, it's important to consume protein within thirty minutes of your workout. We need protein to build the muscle to burn the fat. A workout without protein intake immediately following minimizes the benefits of your workout. ProPeas offers a convenient and delicious way to accomplish this."

"As a certified nutritionist, I work with several clients who have food allergies and cannot consume the soy or whey in most of the protein powders on the market. ProPeas is completely vegan and soy free. I am an advocate of getting your nutri…

Overdose of Aspartame and MSG Toxins Nearly Killed Me

Over thirty years ago, I was rushed to the hospital overnight to the emergency unit. A swelling of my upper lip had started earlier that evening. My whole face was numb and all puffed up. I had huge lumps all over my body that were so itchy I could hardly bear it. I was unrecognizable and looked like a gorilla without all the hair. This was the turning point of my life.

The doctor immediately filled me with two drugs to quickly help the swelling go down. He literally saved my life that night. He told me later I had reacted from an overdose of toxins in my body, mainly msg and aspartame. He said I swelled outwardly instead of internally, which gave me more time, but my throat would have closed up completely had I not arrived at the emergency room when I did. The doctor said I'd have to carry Benadryl with me the rest of my life.

For several years, I was forced to read labels of everything I bought at grocery stores. I had to be very careful when I ate out. I found myself taking B…

Physical Fitness Score Improves For Army Chaplain

Once a month. Each month, every month. It is part of Army life at Fort Drum, New York, the Army's primary cold-weather training facility. The physical fitness test - a two mile run, push-ups, and sit-ups. There is a possible three hundred points. The higher the score, the better the performance.

Major Gregory Distad is a chaplain in the Army. He is also the son of AIM Members Herbert and Verna Distad of Brownstown, Pennsylvania.

The monthly test is not something he worries about failing, but he is competitive and wants to do as well as he can. Such is life in a top-notch infantry brigade. Since he is now fifty-one year-old, you would not expect his score to improve much month-to-month. Gregory has been an product consumer of The AIM Companies™ for years. BarleyLife® is the base of his AIM regimen, but he also uses Just Carrots®, RediBeets®, Herbal Fiberblend®, ReAssure®, GinkgoSense™ and PrepZymes®. He is especially fond of BarleyLife® for its nutrient value and of Herbal Fiberble…

New Lease on Life from Dermatomyositis and Depression

"Two and a half years ago, I was diagnosed with a muscle disease, called dermatomyositis. I was told it was a rare and incurable disease. This disease is in the same family as fibromyalgia and lupus.

After taking many medications I did not improve. I only grew much worse. I slept over eighteen hours a day and was very depressed. I had very bad headaches and tremors. I was walking with a walker and using a wheelchair to get around. I'd been unable to do anything for a year and a half.

Life had little meaning to me. I had lost all hope.

On Friday, March 5, 2004, I was introduced to Keith and Charlotte Thompson. They told me about BarleyLife and other AIM products, along with a healthy diet.

Now, I take the Garden Trio the first thing in the morning. At mid-morning I take BarleyLife.

Before my two main meals, I take BarleyLife with my Herbal Fiberblend and about three to four capsules of Composure for acid reflux.

In the afternoon, I take the Garden Trio again. I take another Ba…

School Teacher Regains Health from non-Hodgkin's Follicular Lymphoma

Jokelee, a former secondary school teacher, of Palmerston, Ontario, Canada, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's follicular lymphoma.

Says Jokelee: "This cancer is considered to be incurable. The tumors spread and grew rapidly. I was told I had a bulk cancer with tumors in the neck, chest, abdomen and through the stomach."

After a lengthy course of chemotherapy, some of the tumors had shrunk, but one was growing, meaning either a new form of cancer or a more aggressive lymphoma was at work.

During her chemotherapy, she was taking BarleyLife®, which "helped to reduce the chemo effects enormously."

But when she heard the chemo had not eliminated the tumors and one, in fact, was growing, she began using mega-servings of nutritional supplements from The AIM Companies™, including BarleyLife®, Just Carrots®, RediBeets®, Herbal Fiberblend® and PrepZymes®.

Jokelee took large servings of the AIM products for nearly three months, then went back in for a CAT scan.

"All …

She Is One Hundred Years Young

When asked what keeps her going, one hundred year-old AIM Member Edna Ree from Roswell, New Mexico, points to three main things:

• God • Church family • BarleyLife®

Those three elements have sustained Edna through a century of living. Thanks to those three things, Edna shows no signs of stopping.

"Don’t park in the handicap spot," Edna will tell friend Mary Hale as she drives her around town. "Leave that for someone who really needs it."

For the past twenty-five years, Edna has not needed it. Her remarkable story stands out as an example for others to hope for.

Edna goes to the doctor only twice a year for routine checkups. She has been out and about two to three times each week for the past twenty-five years. She is an active member of her local church where she always wins the award for "oldest member" and has received dozens of standing ovations every time she reaches another birthday.

And she takes BarleyLife® every morning straight from the jar. She…

Less Pain From Cancer Due To A Natural Remedy

"We've been using Herbal Fiberblend for more than three years. We really believe it has given us life.

Geneva was having to use enemas daily, but since we started using the product our colons are clean naturally - no more strain and long hours in the bathroom. It also gives you energy and who wouldn't want more of that?

Geneva has cancer and if she didn't take Herbal Fiberblend, she would be in a lot more pain. We have been told cancer begins in the colon. We wish we knew about Herbal Fiberblend thirty years ago.

Our bodies are natural and we need natural products to give us better health. It just makes sense." - Robert and Geneva Proctor, Peoria, Arizona

To learn more about Herbal Fiberblend®, Click Here

This testimonial cannot be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. Herbal Fiberblend® is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary per person.

Overcoming Chronic Leg Pain with AIMega®

AIMega® worked to ease leg pain for Mary Ann Waggoner. From Boise, Idaho, Mary Ann struggled to sleep at night before finding relief with AIMega®.

"I have had chronic pain in my left leg for a long time with very little let-up. I started on AIMega and noticed that I was sleeping at night without pain waking me up.

Recently, I traveled extensively. Between sleeping in different beds and not visiting the chiropractor, I was suffering pain again, so I increased my intake of AIMega to three capsules three times a day with meals.

That has been three months now and my leg pain is gone! I found out it helps to build the myelin sheath over nerve endings, and I believe that is why it helped to overcome the pain I had been experiencing." - Mary Ann Waggoner, Boise, Idaho

P.S. To learn more about AIMega®, Click Here.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. AIMega® is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may va…

Why Plant-Based Minerals Are Good Supplements

Supplementation of the diet with plants goes back to ancient times. Greek athletes would consume a barley mush before competitions, because it was nutrient rich and easily digested. Roman gladiators also fed on barley and were known as the "hordearii," or barley men.

Plants are a superior source of minerals, in comparison to conventional mineral sources. Common sources of minerals found in the majority of multivitamin tablets are inorganic minerals and mineral chelates.

Inorganic minerals are those that have been mined from the earth or are developed in a lab by reacting one chemical with another. Only a small portion of inorganic minerals are assimilated by the human body, due to their large size and lack of solubility (Ashmead et al. 1985).

Mineral chelates are formed by attaching an organic molecule or complex such as a protein to the mineral. Most of these mineral chelates are compounds not normally found in nature and may even be viewed as foreign substances by the body…

Which Model Will You Choose? by Dr. Stan Abrams, M.D.

The Disease Model 
1. PHILOSOPHY: health is the absence of symptoms.

2. CAUSE: Believe that most disease results from a flaw in the genetic pool. Drug companies are spending millions of dollars searching for medications that will mask the symptoms.

3. CONCERN: with present problems, not as concerned with future health.

4. FOCUS: on symptoms, not underlying cause. Those using this model look primarily at symptoms with little time spent looking for the underlying cause of disease.

5. TREATMENT PLAN: symptom management.

6. EXPECTED TREATMENTS: medications and surgery, often for a lifetime and in addition for cancer: chemotherapy and radiation.

All unnatural and very stressful for the body. These treatments create many new problems for the brain, the nervous system, the glands and organs and, in fact, for the whole body. These treatments often have a negative affect on health and longevity. After a diagnosis is made the physician looks to pharmaceutical companies, in whom there is great fa…

Your Body Needs Saturated Fats

"Our bodies badly need saturated fats - they make up half or more of our cell walls, they bolster our immune systems, nourish our heart muscle, carry important fat soluble vitamins and antioxidants, and, in the case of butter, contain anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-cancer agents." - Raw Milk Facts

Knee Is Better With Frame Essentials®

"Last year I started experiencing severe stiffness and pain in my right knee. The pain seemed to have literally appeared out of nowhere. I exercise on a regular basis, four to six times a week and I had never experienced any pain like this before. My leg, around the knee, was swollen to probably twice its size in the front and back.

Anytime I sat down, I had to remember to keep my right leg straight so the pain and stiffness would not be as bad when I stood up to walk.

If I forgot to keep the leg straight, when I would stand to walk, I would have to stand still for about thirty seconds or so with all of the pressure on my left leg until my right leg 'loosened up' a bit. After I started walking, I would limp for approximately one minute until the pain and stiffness would seem to go away and my knee would feel fine.

Twice I went to my regular doctor regarding my knee. On the first visit, he told me to just take Motrin® for it and not to exercise as much until it felt bett…

Surgery Without Pain

A wrong diagnosis can be deadly.

Chuck and Marilyn Brockwell in Grimsby, Ontario, know this from experience. After noticing a lump on his neck, Marilyn and Chuck visited their family doctor, who diagnosed it as a carbuncle - a skin infection that often involves a group of hair follicles. But the lump kept growing.

Five years previously, Chuck had a heart attack. He had to regularly visit his heart doctor. In a way, this proved to be fortunate because when the heart specialist saw the lump, he gave them the reference Chuck needed to see a highly regarded plastic surgeon, who determined that the lump was not an infection.

Chuck had cancer.

During the five weeks before the scheduled surgery on December 30, 2010, Marilyn gave Chuck her personal recommendation for servings of the Garden Trio® daily - every hour from eight o'clock in the morning until eight at night:

1 tbsp. of BarleyLife®½ tsp. of Just Carrots®¼ tsp. of RediBeets®
The surgeon had warned that Chuck would experience incredible…

AIM Supplements Help Dissolve Disc Fragment

"In early 2010, I went through a very traumatic event. It reaffirmed my belief that given the proper natural treatment, the body can heal and repair itself and pain can be practically eliminated without the use of medication.

It all started with sciatica, a common condition that results in pain caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve. Since this nerve extends from the lower back down both legs, pain radiates in these parts of the body.

In my case, I was suffering from severe sciatica for about six months. One day, I was up on a ladder trimming hedges (word of advice - balancing on a ladder while holding a power tool is not a good idea - back pain or not).

A few days later, as I was leaning over to get into a car, a disc in my back ruptured (like jelly squirting out of a donut!). The pain was so intense it felt as though someone had slashed me with a knife and poured hot oil down my leg! I immediately turned pale and almost fainted. I couldn't move an inch in any direction, s…

Can Soy Protein Isolate Kill Your Sex Drive?

Vegetable Greens and Their Role In Cancer Prevention

by Lezaan Vermeulen, Nutritionist for The AIM Companies™

Cancer, the malignant growth or tumor that results from uncontrolled and abnormal cell division, ranks just below cardiovascular disease in the United States as a leading cause of death. Today the prognosis for cancer is far brighter than it has been in the past. The identification of risk factors, innovative therapies and new detection techniques offer people encouragement and hope.

According to the American Dietetic Association, the types of fruit or vegetables that largely often appear to be protective against cancer are raw vegetables, followed by green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, allium vegetables, carrots and tomatoes.

How Leafy Green Vegetables Might Prevent Cancer

One reason why the debate among scientists about vegetables and cancer risk continues: no means of explaining possible cancer prevention has yet been found. One study showed that people who added more leafy green vegetables to their diet have a lesser am…

He No Longer Has Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a serious disease that is currently incurable. It is one of the leading causes of vision loss among people aged sixty-five and older. The fact that Age-related Macular Degeneration is virtually untreatable makes the prevention of this condition all the more important. Nutrition has been hailed as a promising means of protecting the eyes from Age-related Macular Degeneration and delaying the progression of this disease.

"In 1999, my husband Gus went to an optometrist for a routine checkup. The optometrist suspected that Gus had AMD in his left eye and sent him to a specialist who later confirmed this diagnosis. The doctor prescribed medicine, which Gus stopped taking after a short while. 

A few years later we joined The AIM Companies and Gus began taking GinkgoSense and BarleyLife. After about a year on the AIM products, Gus went back to the same optometrist for a checkup. After checking his eyes and double checking his file, the optometrist…

More On Soy Protein Isolate

The ingredients in soy, in addition to the effects of eating it, make up the basis of my recommendations against it:

-  The phytic acid interferes with the assimilation of calcium, magnesium, zinc and other minerals.

-  The trypsin inhibitors interfere with protein digestion and may cause pancreatic disorders.

- The phytoestrogens may cause hypothyroidism especially in infants, and adults with a weak thyroid

Also, the processing to obtain soy protein in commercial products causes:

-  The formation of toxic chemicals

-  The formation of MSG, an excitotoxin

-  The proteins are denatured, making them toxic.

Pretty grim, don't you think?

To learn more, check out this previous blog post about soy protein isolate.

Former UCLA Coach John Wooden Talks About Success

"To me, success isn't outscoring someone, it's the peace of mind that comes from self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best. That's something each individual must determine for himself.

You can fool others, but you can't fool yourself.

Many people are surprised to learn that in twenty-seven years at UCLA, I never once talked about winning. Instead I would tell my players before games, 'When it's over, I want your head up. And there's only one way your head can be up, that's for you to know, not me, that you gave the best effort of which you're capable.

If you do that, then the score doesn't really matter, although I have a feeling that if you do that, the score will be to your liking.'

I honestly, deeply believe that in not stressing winning as such, we won more than we would have if I'd stressed outscoring opponents."

- John Wooden, former UCLA basketball coach and winner of ten NCAA championships, a record that still st…

Nutritional Relief of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

"In 1982, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, commonly referred to as inflammatory bowel disease. I lost nearly fifty pounds in one month and was desperately ill. I was put on cortisone, as well as a maintenance drug and I had to go for monthly blood tests at my local hospital.

Over the years, I have been very fortunate in that my Crohn's disease has been very manageable. You learn to adjust to the changes in your body and pay attention to what your body is saying.

One of the symptoms of Crohn's is chronic diarrhea and it could vary from four times a day to twenty-six times a day. But you learn to cope and make the best of a bad situation.

I stopped taking dairy products many years ago. I eat no white sugar and white flour is a no-no for me as well. Animal protein is kept to an absolute minimum. There are certain fruits that do not agree with me either and cutting them out to feel better is not a big sacrifice for me.

I had improved my die…

The Deception and Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

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Speedskater Liz Looby Advances Recovery With Nutrition

Nutrition from The AIM Companies™ powered short track speedskater J.R. Celski to win a pair of bronze medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics. It also helped him recover ahead of schedule after a potentially life-threatening skating injury. Turns out, J.R. isn’t the only skater who has used nutrition from AIM to return fast and strong from an injury.

Liz Looby from Rochester, New York, sustained a serious injury during a speedskating competition, leaving both her career and mobility in jeopardy. Fortunately, the Loobys connected with J.R. and his dad, Bob Celski. A few days after the skating accident, Bob gave Liz a blueprint for a full recovery using nutritional supplements from The AIM Companies™.

"J.R. Celski came back with AIM nutrition to medal at the Olympics," Liz's father Michael said. "Liz is doing her best to set an example of her own."

Liz's skating career began following the 2006 Winter Olympics after she saw the U.S. speedskating team compete. Her …

Indiana Man is Living Beyond Cancer

"I'm sixty-nine years of age. This past summer, July 2009, I noticed I had become very tired and had began losing weight for no apparent reason. When I would eat I noticed everything had a salty taste.

After seeing my diabetic doctor, he sent me to the emergency room. There they found my appendix had ruptured six weeks earlier and matter had gone into the gall bladder and caused it to rupture also.

I was told I had golf ball size stones floating around. The surgery for the ruptured appendix and gall bladder was much more extensive than we thought it would be. The doctor removed two lymph nodes that were positive.

He also removed about a foot from my colon. A scan also showed a 1 cm spot deep in my liver. The biopsy showed this to also be cancerous. I had four chemo treatments, one every other week. I didn't feel sick or pain from these.

In November I had another scan which showed cancer was everywhere throughout my abdomen. The doctor then wanted to try a different type …