What Is My Secret?

Shared by Shirley Snyder McKercher, AIM Member in Hudson, Wisconsin.

ShirleyMcKercher.jpgI am often asked what my secret is to reach the age of 90. Although partly genetics, I believe taking AIM’s green barley powder for over 30 years has contributed to my longevity.

The youngest of four siblings, I was born at home on April 17, 1929, so I grew up during the depression. No one had any money.

Many valuable lessons were learned growing up on a farm during those difficult times. I had good parents who instilled in us a strong work ethic, good manners and Christian values. That strong beginning never left me during the years as I raised my family.

I have three adult children, all married with families of their own. For 31 years, I had a career with the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minneapolis. After retiring, I started a small sewing business, Shirley’s Needle, which helped me through the time I lost my husband from a heart attack at age 70.

As difficult as it was, I moved on with my life, joining the Mayo Legacy in 1998. At one of their meetings, I met the man who would become my second husband. We married in 2003. Sadness struck again when he passed away in August 2014.

Fortunately, I have the support of family and many friends. I keep socially active, going to the YMCA, playing bridge and being involved with my church. I’m also a tap dancer—a senior tap dancing at care centers brings smiles to people’s faces. Last month, I attended my 73rd class reunion!

I will continue taking my table­spoon of BarleyLife in orange juice each morning. God willing, I will reach my 100th birthday.

Four generations.

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


The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and Herbal Fiberblend and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan

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The AIM Companies pioneered the use of plants—barley, carrots, and beets—as vehicles to deliver the body concentrated nutrition conveniently. Founded in 1982 in Nampa, Idaho, The AIM Companies has operations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, providing AIM products to more than 30 countries around the world.

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