An Interview with Outstanding Member of the Month Dan Nichols

Dan and Shannon Nichols won the Outstanding Member(s) of the Month Award for their work in December. Their achievement will be noted in the March Issue of Living Well Magazine.  The BarleyLife Blog recently had the opportunity to communicate with Dan Nichols. BarleyLife: What Do You Do for a Living? Dan Nichols: ​I am a churchContinue reading “An Interview with Outstanding Member of the Month Dan Nichols”

The CalciAIM Essentials

CalciAIM contains calcium lactate, calcium gluconate and calcium carbonate. •Calcium lactate is a soluble form of calcium that is bioavailable throughout the entire digestive tract. •Calcium gluconate is a highly soluble form of calcium that inhibits kidney stone formation and stimulates bifidobacteria in the intestine, which enhances the absorption of calcium. •Calcium carbonate has beenContinue reading “The CalciAIM Essentials”

The Essentials of Frame Essentials

      As we age the water content of the cartilage decreases as a result the cartilage becomes less resilient. •Inflammation surrounding the joint can occur. •The inflammation is usually the result of the cartilage breakdown which is released into the synovial space. Osteoarthritis can also be caused by other factors such as: •InjuryContinue reading “The Essentials of Frame Essentials”

Peak Endurance for Recovery

Study after study has come out denouncing the benefits of over-the-counter, store-bought sports and energy drinks that mainly target inactive teenagers and youngsters with their marketing. The biggest complaints are that these drinks contain too much sugar, caffeine, have an overabundance of sodium and not enough healthy stuff.  My theory is that there is someContinue reading “Peak Endurance for Recovery”

Low Levels of Magnesium, A Risk Factor of Type 2 Diabetes

Studies in the last few years have investigated magnesium’s ability to regulate insulin secretion and/or action, and this is why low levels of magnesium are commonly considered a risk factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Brown University are now looking at ways to tailor nutritional therapy for diabetes based on several factors: genetics,Continue reading “Low Levels of Magnesium, A Risk Factor of Type 2 Diabetes”

A New Reason to Use Cranverry+

Cranverry+ is very good at what it does. It promotes urinary tract health and protects the body against the candidiasis, more commonly known as a yeast infection. Most of us don’t deal with these problems on a daily basis, knock on wood. So you might then say, “Hey, now that my UTI problems are all gone,Continue reading “A New Reason to Use Cranverry+”

The 8 Micronutrients People Aren’t Getting Enough Of

In an interview with Nutraingredients, Dr. Baiz Frei from the Linus Pauling Institute said he’s concerned that people aren’t getting enough micronutrients in their diets. He also said that a healthy diet is the first step toward correcting these deficiencies and that supplements are the next one. What are the 8 biggest micronutritional deficiencies according to him? Here’s aContinue reading “The 8 Micronutrients People Aren’t Getting Enough Of”

Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure. Salt Linked to Headaches

How many comic strips have we sat through where a stereotypical husband stares longingly at a hoagie or sits slumped over a salad because their stereotypical cartoon wife disallows them from eating salt due to high blood pressure?  The husband is usually wearing a white tank top and a pork pie hat, the wife withContinue reading “Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure. Salt Linked to Headaches”

5 Reasons to Quit Drinking Soda

Soda pop dominates our culture. The average American drinks 57 gallons a year.  It’s served in nearly every restaurant, stocked in the cooler of every gas station, you’ll find it in vending machines in hospitals and on posters adorning the walls of almost every athletic event.  But the stuff has a ton of calories and is burstingContinue reading “5 Reasons to Quit Drinking Soda”

Breathe Easier With Vitamin D Supplementation

A study out of England found that vitamin D supplementation reduced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease symptoms by forty percent in patients who were previously deficient in that vitamin. The symptoms of this disease include coughing, overabundance of mucus, shortness of breath and tightness of chest. These problems have the potential to worsen and lead to hospitalization.  All patientsContinue reading “Breathe Easier With Vitamin D Supplementation”