Today, AIM Member Maria Sipple of Dayton, Ohio is painting her kitchen white with a touch of blue around the trim. She’s seventy-five years old and retired, a mother, married for fifty-four years, who raised five kids and worked part-time jobs at an insurance agency and a bank. She still likes to remain active, doing exercise around the house, visiting her friends and family and helping her twin sister who has health problems.
“My kids think I’m a tough old bird. I tell them, ‘don’t forget it,’” she said. But for over the last decade, Maria struggled with diabetes and glaucoma, problems that she says she inherited from her father. Her ankles would swell up painfully from the diabetes and pressure had built up around her eyes due to the glaucoma. She was even scheduled for eye surgery.
“I went to my eye doctor. I was supposed to have surgery. They asked me if I wanted to wait three months to see what happened. I said ‘Sure. Who wants to have surgery?’”
About that time, she met with AIM Director Barbara Snodgrass, Maria’s friend since high
school. Barbara shared AIM’s BarleyLife and GlucoChrom, demonstrating how to best use the products.
“Barb was doing well. I just wanted to follow suit,” Maria said.
Around Christmastime, Maria went back to the doctor, and the swelling in her eye had gone down. They told her that she no longer needed the procedure. She attributes her success to the AIM products, specifically BarleyLife and GlucoChrom.
“I was just thrilled which anyone would be. And I am also thrilled about GlucoChrom. I used to have swelling in my ankles from diabetes. Now I have very little swelling. My A1C has gone down, and my doctor even took me off one of my medications. I don’t like to take pills. I wish I could get rid of my diabetes, but I can’t. So I’m just doing what I can.”
Maria has introduced BarleyLife to her children who are also taking it. She now uses Mag-nificence spray and RediBeets. She says she feels more energetic than ever.
“You try to do everything you can to stay in the best health that you can. At my age, who knows what tomorrow is going to bring. So I don’t sit around. I’m like a spring chicken, very happy. The secret of life is to stay as active as you can and do it for yourself. Well, I’m doing it for myself.”