A new look at Barleygreen
by Jann Abrams, R.N. and Janet Pauly, R.N.
If youíre ever on a sinking ship, grab your life jacket first and then your Barleygreen!If you are washed up on a deserted island, Barleygreen is the only food that can supply all your nutritional needs until you are rescued. You may lose a little weight but for as long as your Barleygreen lasts all of your cells will be well-fed and happy! If you grab your multi-vitamins instead of your Barleygreen, youíd better pray for a quick rescue because synthetic nutrients can never take the place of a whole food.
"Grasses are a complete life sustaining food.Öif you had to choose one food for survival, it ought to be grass. After all, grass is the primary food for domestic and wild grazing animals and pretty large ones at that---cows, horses, goats, sheep, buffalo, deer, and giraffes. Guinea pigs, chickens, rats and other laboratory animals were loosing weight on our finest vegetables but quickly reversed their downward trends when switched to grass. These animals have long known the truth about grass."Sportsman Steve Meyerowitz Natureís Finest Medicine, p. 46
Barleygreen is a concentrated source of vitamins and minerals and also provides all nine essential(not made by the body) amino acids which constitute protein. "Barleygreen has the widest spectrum of all the necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins (amino acids) and chlorophyll of ANY source on earth." Yoshihide Hagiwara, M.D. "The variety of vitamins and minerals found in barley essence (Barleygreen) is unmatched by any other single fruit or vegetable." James Balch, M.D. Urologist and author of best selling book Prescription for Nutritional Healing
In raw, leafy vegetables, the nutrients are enclosed inside the fibrous cell walls and cannot be directly absorbedÖ.Juicing extracts the nutrients which are taken directly into the cells, and promptly revive cells which have become distressed."Yoshihide Hagiwara, M.D.
Regardless of the extent or length of time you have had sick cells, they will make a Herculean effort to improve when given the right nutrients"Mary Ruth Swope, Ph.D., Nutrition educator
Barleygreen is the only green powder with maltodextrin,a complex carbohydrate derived from a fermentation process using cornstarch which serves a vital purpose to stabilize the nutrients and prevent oxidation. Because of this it has live enzymes after 3 years on the shelf! Maltodextrin is not a sugar therefore it is safe for diabetics and cancer patients to use.
Barleygreen is a powerful immune booster and contains potent antioxidants. One of these antioxidants is called alpha-tocopherol succinate which may be responsible for much of the barley plantís anti-tumor action. "Öthough its mechanism is unknown, laboratory tests show that alpha tocopherol succinate seems to inhibit several types of cancer including leukemia, brain tumors and prostate cancer. Leukemic cancer cells were exposed to dehydrated barley grass extract which killed virtually all of them. Encouraged, the researchers then subjected brain cancer cells to the extract. It eradicated 30-50% of these cells. In the third trial, the extract inhibited the growth of three types of prostate cancer cells by up to 100%" Allen L. Goldstein, Ph.D., chairman of the Biochemistry Dept at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. (our note: now a Barleygreen user)
Barleygreen is one of the highest natural sources of the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), a super scavenger enzyme, that destroys damaging free radicals and contributes to longevity. (Most SOD on the market is extracted from the liver of cattle.) Barleygreen also contains D1G1 and P4D1 which make SOD even more effective.Discovered by Dr. K. Kabota, Chairman, Dept. of Pharmacology Science University of Tokyo
Glycosylisovitexin, 2í-0-GIV, is a powerful new antioxidant in Barleygreen, recently discovered by Takayuki Shibamoto, Ph.D., professor and former chair of the department of Environmental Toxicology at the University of California-Davis, who has published over 200 scientific papers. 2í-0-GIV is an isoflavonoid that is both water and fat-soluble and is capable of preventing atherosclerosis.Studies show it may also play a preventive role in aging, mutagenesis, carcinogenesis and radiation damage (this should interest pilots, and others whose jobs expose them to radiation. Tests showed that 2í OíGIV was NOT present in a sampling of green powders tested: Viva Green Barley, Kyo-Green, Pines Wheat Grass, Green Kamut, Spirulina and Sun Chlorella. Inhibition of Malonaidehyde Formation by Antioxidants Ogata, Hagiwara, H. Hagiwara, Shibota JAOCS, Vol. 73, No 5, 1996
Barleygreen is a great aid in bringing the body back into a proper acid-alkaline balance.Spinach has an alkalinity of about 39.6 and Barleygreen is as high as 66.4.
Barleygreenis a rich source of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll "increases the functions of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus and the lungs. It raises the basic nitrogen exchange and is therefore a tonic which, considering its stimulating properties cannot be compared with any other." Food Science for All, New Sunlight theory for Nutrition, E. Bircher, Health Research Press. Chlorophyll may provide us with protection from low level X-ray radiation. Experiments in the 1950ís demonstrated that radiation- poisoned guinea pigs recovered when chlorophyll rich vegetables were added to their diet. The Influence of Diet on the Biological Effects of Whole Body Radiation M. Lartique, Experimental, 6:25, 1950 and Further Studies on Reduction of x-irradiation of Guinea Pigs by Plant Materials, Quartermaster Food and Container Institute for the Armed Forces Report. N.R. 12-61 by D.H. Calloway, W.K. Calhoun & A.H. Munson, 1961
Barleygreen is anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, lowers blood sugar levels and increases enduranceaccording to Dr. Kazuhiko Kuboto, Ph.D. He has performed extensive research on barley leaf extract and discovered many pharmacological functions including those mentioned above.
Into which of these categories do you fall?
1) Those in excellent health: Barleygreen is the perfect supplement for multi-vitamin/minerals. It will give you the competitive edge on endurance, and general vitality.
2) Those with marginal deficiencies of micro-nutrients produce no real symptomsÖbut they do affect your mental acuity, your ability to cope with stress, and your bodyís ability to resist disease and recover from surgery.
3) Those who have major deficiencies: skin inflammation, diarrhea, convulsions in infants (vitamin B1 deficiency), loss of feeling in arms and legs, extreme fatigue, night blindness, frequent illnesses, severe allergies.
Many drugs, both over-the-counter and prescription, interfere with vitamin and mineral absorption and increase micronutrient requirements. For example, laxatives and mineral oil deplete your body of fat-soluble vitamins. Aspirin impairs the utilization of vitamin C and folic acid. Oral contraceptives deplete folic acid, vitamins B6, B12, C and beta-carotene. Deficiency of folic acid and beta-carotene contribute to cervical cancer.
"Many studies have been conducted on the effects of nutrients on intelligence. When childrenís diets were supplemented with vitamins and minerals, their I. Qís were raised. The implication is obvious: the marginal deficiencies seen in some young children are enough to hamper neural function in these children. Other studies have shown that marginal vitamin and mineral deficiencies are associated with poor motivation, abnormalities in attention and perception and personality changes."Charles B. Simone, M.D.
Barleygreen can be put in childrenís juice or milk. Some children enjoy spooning it dry into their mouths. Barleygreen can be mixed with water and put in a dropper and fed to infants. It can also be put into baby bottles. Many older children enjoy mixing their Barleygreen themselves using the hand blender. Some children like the Garden Trio more than Barleygreen by itself. Using a straw is fun and helps bypass the taste buds! Janetís grandson has been eating Tablespoonfuls of dry Barleygreen at a time since age 2 with no adverse affects.
Studies show that there is a prevalence of nutrient deficiencies in teenagers secondary to dieting for weight control, increased physical activities with P.E. and sports activities, greater stress levels, rapid growth, heavier scholastic requirements etc. Many teens skip meals, snack, and often eat meals away from home. About 50% of all teens report that they are not concerned about nutrition and only 33% say that they try to eat correctly. A Tablespoonful of Barleygreen every day could help meet teens nutritional requirements, improve their stamina and coping abilities and even improve their grades.
There are well over 30 million senior citizens in the U.S. alone and this segment of the population is growing. Those who have adopted a healthy lifestyle can remain active and productive. (About 50,000 seniors in the U.S. are still drawing a paycheck at age 90) Those who do not choose a healthy lifestyle will probably spend the last few years of their life being cared for by others. Factors that affect their nutritional health are decreased caloric intake, impaired absorption, poor dentition, drug/ nutrient interactions, limited activities or handicaps, low income, altered taste perception, loneliness, lack of transportation or any combination of these.
The National Cancer Institute has presented studies which show that with every 5-year increase of age, there is a doubling of the incidence of cancer. The elderly often suffer from nutritional deficiencies
which are manifested by a weakened immune system which leaves them prey to respiratory infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, Shingles and other serious health problems. Because the gastrointestinal tract absorbs nutrients less efficiently with age, the elderly need more nutrients in their diet. One or two of AIMís PrepZymes with each meal will assure good digestions and absorption. Barleygreen is particularly well suited for this age group because it requires little preparation (as quick as a cup of instant tea), is assimilated very quickly and efficiently if taken on an empty stomach, no chewing is required, is easy to store, and, most of all, provides the complete spectrum of nutrients.
PREGNANT and NURSING MOTHERS
Pregnant and nursing mothers require nutrients in greater amounts than the R.D.A. Unfortunately many of these women do not have a sufficient intake. Healthy cells with healthy DNA result in healthier sperm and ovum, which in turn produces a healthy baby. Janetís daughter, Michelle, took only Barleygreen as a prenatal supplement and delivered a healthy 8 lb. 4 oz. baby boy. Her midwife looked at the ingredients in Barleygreen and assured her that this was all she would need. When Michelle pumped her breasts her milk looked like Half-and Half with a quarter inch of cream on top that would have to be shaken and mixed before giving to the baby. Michelle quit taking Barleygreen for one week and the appearance of the milk changed drastically. It looked like skim milk with fat globules suspended in it and it had no cream on top. When she resumed the Barleygreen, her milk returned to cream. Momís who graze on Barleygreen have contented babies!
The 11 million diabetics in the U.S. have an increased need for vitamin/mineral supplementation. Diabetes is the #1 cause of blindness, the #1 cause of kidney failure and the#1 cause of amputations. When glucose rises to levels above 160 to 170, as it does frequently in even well controlled diabetics, it acts as an osmotic diuretic, overwhelming the system, causing substantial, even massive, losses of water-soluble nutrients that pass out in the urine. Consequently, diabetes and its complications are as much a result of nutritional wasting as of elevated blood sugar. Taking Barleygreen will go a long way towards protecting from the ravages of diabetes. AIMís Bear Paw Garlic offers special protection to a diabeticís kidney. AIMís Metabolite has been shown to slow the conversion of carbohydrates into fat which helps stabilize the blood sugar. Many Type II diabetics report healthful drops in blood sugar levels when they take Barleygreen faithfully. Some Type I diabetics have reported being able to cut down on their insulin.
Countless millions of people have an increased nutrient need because of stress. You should increase your nutrient intake when you are under stress. If you normally take small servings of Barleygreen (2-4 teaspoonfuls daily) go up to 2-4 Tablespoonfuls daily if you are under unusual stress. If you are under constant stress in your life, take this larger serving daily. Also, very helpful for reducing stress is nightly soaks in the bathtub with ľ cup of Cell Wellness Restorer added. In addition carry AIMís KavaMist with you and use as needed throughout the day.
Whenever the dieters total caloric intake drops below 1400 calories per day, it is almost impossible to obtain most vitamins and minerals in adequate amounts. Your nutrient requirements remain the same despite your caloric intake, even during total fasting. Dieters not taking supplemental vitamins and minerals are at risk for nutrient deficiencies. Dieting in the form of skipped meals or fad diets is common and almost guarantees inadequate intakes of necessary nutrients. Because Barleygreen contains all the nutrients necessary to support life and is low in calories, it is the ideal choice for those trying to lose weight. It is also the perfect liquid supplement for fasting. When nutrient needs are completely met on a daily basis, cravings diminish.
PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES
There are an estimated 31 million people in this country with serious chronic illnesses. This group is at risk for inadequate nutrient intake because of interactions of medications with micronutrients or because of the effects of various diseases themselves. About 36 million people are hospitalized yearly and the nutritional status of seriously ill hospitalized patients is very poor. Their disease or injury increases their nutritional needs, which can precipitate malnutrition and impair the immune system. If you or anyone you know has a chronic illness and you havenít shared Barleygreen with them, shame on you.
If the person is hospitalized they should talk to their physician and explain that Barleygreen is a whole food concentrate and they would like to be able to take it during their hospital stay. If the doctor refuses for no medical reason, it would be out of ignorance. Remember that the more serious your health problem, the more Barleygreen you need to take. 2 tablespoonfuls four times a day is a prudent amount for a very ill person. You could also put 1/8th to ľ tsp under the tongue as often as you like.
PEOPLE WITH FEEDING TUBES
Barleygreen can be mixed with water, poured into a large syringe and pushed into the feeding tube. Every time the patient is given water, 2 teaspoons of Barleygreen can be added. Barleygreen can also be added to any liquid nutritional supplement. Be sure to flush the tube with water after giving Barleygreen.
PEOPLE WITH INFECTIONS
Approximately 5 million people are in the hospital yearly with infections. The majority of these people have little or no appetite. Infections, even mild ones, increase metabolic losses of a number of vitamins and minerals and at the same time, increased immune response requires increased nutrients. To make matters worse, acute or chronic infections of the gastrointestinal tract impair the absorption of nutrients. Most of these people are on high dose antibiotics which leave them with no friendly bacteria in the colon just at the time when they need them the most to aid the immune system in itís fight against infection. AIMís Florafood, which will replace the good bacteria, should be increased to four capsules on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, four capsules between each meal and at bedtime. Take 2 of AIMís PrepZymes with each meal to make sure that every bite of food if completely utilized. When AIMís PrepZymes are taken in between meals they assume an entirely different function; they gobble up inflammation. So it would be good to take extra PrepZymes in between meals too. Barleygreen will be essential to provide nutritional support so the body can heal itself.
PEOPLE UNDERGOING SURGERY
There are 23.5 million people who undergo surgery every year and their nutritional status is compromised by the trauma of surgery. Some operations interfere with ingestion, digestion and absorption of food as well. Trauma and wound healing require an increased amount of nutrients. Barleygreen should be taken in large amounts for several weeks prior to surgery and during the recovery phase. Pre-menopausal women preparing for breast surgery should only have the surgery during the last two weeks of her menstrual cycle, when progesterone levels are highest. It would be wise for her to supplement her own progesterone with AIMís Renewed Balance for at least one to two weeks before surgery. Postmenopausal women should use Renewed Balance every day for at least a month prior to surgery. Studies have shown that women who have breast cancer surgery when progesterone levels are high have a much higher long-term survival rate.
Osteoporosis is the disease that American women are most likely to develop as they age. Every year more than 1.5 million Americans sustain an osteoporosis-related fracture of the hip, spine or wrist. Fractures of the hip, which affect 1/3 of ALL women and 1/6 of ALL men, are the most devastating. Two-thirds of these patients never regain their former level of activity, half lose their ability to walk independently, and one-fourth die within a year of the hip fracture. The three major myths about osteoporosis: 1. It is a calcium deficiency disease (most are getting plenty of calcium in their diet) 2. It is an estrogen deficiency disease (this is a fabrication of the pharmaceutical industry with no scientific evidence to support it. 3. It is a disease of menopause (osteoporosis begins anywhere from five to twenty years prior to menopause, when estrogen levels are still high. To prevent or reverse osteoporosis eat a health promoting diet: fresh & simply prepared foods, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds. Foods we eat today contain far less vitamins and minerals than in the past due to changes in farming practices/food processing resulting in chronic, low-level deficiencies of a wide range of micronutrients. For those with osteoporosis a minimum of 2 Tablespoonfuls of Barleygreen every day will help ensure adequate nutrients and good bone mineralization. Eating too much concentrated protein such as meat and dairy, will accelerate bone calcium loss to the extent that no amount of calcium supplementation can compensate. There is no substitute for the use of AIMís Renewed Balance (a potent real natural progesterone cream), which will allow new healthy bone to be laid down. This is vitally important. [Stillhave periods:1/8th tsp days 12-28 apply to thin skin and rotate sites. No more periods: 1/8th tsp all month except for a 3-5 day hormone holiday each month.] John Lee, M.D., a foremost hormone researcher, says that he uses 1/16th tsp (10 mg) progesterone cream every day to protect himself against prostate cancer. Men whose treatment for prostate cancer includes castration or chemical castration are at high risk for osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercise, such as walking, is essential for both men and women.
"All studies using vitamins and minerals Ö. .(along) with chemotherapy and radiation show the same effect: increased tumor killing and increased protection of normal tissue."Charles B. Simone M.D. Breast Health, Avery Pub 1995, p. 83
We know that 40% or more of cancer patients die of malnutrition and that chemotherapy and radiation can exacerbate (hasten) this condition. Barleygreen can be given dry under the tongue ľ tsp every few minutes or reconstituted into a raw juice drink every hour. This is HIGH-OCTANE NUTRITION, easy to assimilate and will not tax a weakened digestive system.
There is good evidence that antioxidant supplements can prevent or ameliorate many of the side effects associated with chemotherapy. Tumor cells do not absorb antioxidants as well as normal cells, therefore therapeutic levels of these substances make chemotherapy more selective in targeting cancer cells. Whether or not you choose to undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation, it is ESSENTIAL that you protect yourself.
The program outlined below will provide a generous amount of protective nutrients, including antioxidants that will help boost your immune system and should give you a more favorable outcome. This program would apply to any serious health problem.
to help your body handle damaging stress and to promote rest.
Breast CancerÖ"The good news is that we know breast cancer is related to ovarian/hormonal activity. The bad news is that we have known this since 1896ójust over one-hundred years."R. Hoover, National Cancer Institute.
Whatwe know: The message of estrogen (either our own or supplemental) to the cells of the uterus, ovary, and breasts is to grow and proliferate. Then, in the normal monthly cycle, progesterone comes on the scene and sends the message to the cells to stop their rapid dividing, slow down, and mature. Every month that there is no progesterone in the body, estrogenís message becomes deadly because there is nothing to stop the rapid cell proliferation. Every month of estrogen dominance is an opportunity for cancer to start. We believe that if every woman would start using the Renewed Balance cream at age 30, so that she would never have a month of estrogen dominance, the breast cancer rate could drop. Renewed Balance is a natural progesterone, exactly like your body makes, and has no adverse side effects.
Peri- and Post-menopausal women, whose breast cancer rates are skyrocketing, certainly need Renewed Balance, not only to help prevent breast cancer but to ameliorate hot flashes and sleep disturbances if they are present. Vaginal dryness can be helped instantly by applying about a tsp. of Renewed Balance into the vagina.
Still having periods: Renewed Balance 1/8th tsp. days 12-28 (apply to thin skin and rotate the sites)
No more periods:Renewed Balance 1/8th tsp. all month except for any 3-5 day hormone holiday each month.
Note: Synthetic progesterone is called "progestin", an example is Provera. BEWARE! The deadly combination of synthetic estrogen and progestin like Prempro,have a long list of dangerous side effects.
Birth Control Pills..in the US most brands have synthetic estrogen (ethinyl estradiol or mestranol) combined with progestin.
The risk of breast cancer is up 30% with one year on oral contraceptives (even the lower estrogen pill) and quadruples after 8-10 years, well documented in many studies. Also there is even more risk if the pill is started before age 18.Dr. Pike, researcher and professor at UCLA; British Med. J; J. National Cancer Inst. 87 (11):827-835 )1995
"All hormonal components of oral contraceptives have been found to be carcinogenic in animal models" Acta Oncologica 28: 857
EstrogenÖstudies have shown that most women have plenty of estrogen throughout their life. Fat cells churn out estrogen. This is why obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer. The more fat cells the more estrogen! There is a 72% greater risk of fatal ovarian cancer in women using unopposed replacement estrogen therapy for six years or more. This supports the theory that estrogen dominance significantly increased the risk of fatal ovarian cancer.Am J. Epidemiology 1995; 141:828-835. Please note that estrogen dominance is not limited to those receiving estrogen replacement therapy, but can occur also when women are progesterone deficient and their natural estrogen is unopposed. Osteoporosis and Heart disease: donít buy into the myth that estrogen helps either of these. Natural progesterone does, estrogen does NOT.
Progestins (synthetic progesterone): It is a well known fact that premenopausal women rarely get heart attacks, but after menopause they quickly catch up with the rate common to men. HOWEVER, they have more cardiac spasms of the heart muscles and men have more heart attacks caused by clogged arteries.
Understand the role of genetics. ..genetic endowment (what you inherit) and genetic expression (what disease you actually get). Genetics are affected by a host of variables including diet and environmental carcinogens. The fact is: 80% of breast cancer patients have a negative family history. Many women live in fear of breast cancer because it runs in their family and they feel they are doomed by genetics. The good news is that good lifestyle choices and adding some of the AIM products can change the course of our health.
Keep in mind that gene expression is nutrient dependent and toxin sensitive.Genetics loads the gun and lifestyle pulls the trigger!
For those who need additional help, the only doctor we can recommend is Salvadore Vargas, M.D. of Tiajuana, Mexico who has been treating cancer for 25 years. To contact Dr. Vargas, call his clinic manager Diana Boatman at 1-888-396-3130.
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