BarleyLife for Pets

Shared by Mary Brubaker, Preferred Member

Have you ever considered that BarleyLife might be helpful for your four-legged friends? Neither did I until we had this predicament with our four-month-old golden retriever, Lily.

Lily

Upon letting her out of the barn one morning, I was surprised to see her face all swollen up. Whatever could have happened?

I immediately thought that it could be allergies and called the vet to confirm my suspicion. He agreed, suggesting it could be from a spider bite or something she may have eaten. Being a puppy, she chewed on anything that interested her, so who knows what could be this allergy culprit?

The vet recommended giving her Benadryl before it got worse. Unfortunately, I had no such thing in my medical supplies, but I did have an idea I thought might work.

You see, I have this favorite product called BarleyLife Xtra that I use everyday, so why not share some with Lily? I think I read somewhere that BarleyLife can help with allergies.

I mixed a few teaspoons of the greens with some milk and set it in front of her, eager to see what she would do. Lily sniffed it, lapped it a bit and then turned her sad-looking eyes the other way.

“Come on,” I coaxed her, and she lapped it up until she’d all but cleaned the dish.
I thought “Let’s see if that helps.” I monitored her and within an hour, I believe the greens started working. The swelling had already gone down by half.

As the day went on, the swelling slowly vanished, so there was no need to give Lily the Benadryl that my husband brought home after work.

Our eight-week-old Shiba Inu puppies love this green drink, too. Our three-year-old son loves BarleyLife Xtra, and I found him sharing it with the puppies. They nearly went crazy for it.

Though we don’t feed it to our pets on a regular basis, I know I have something to try should they need it.

As for our family, we take even more AIM products daily, especially Herbal Fiberblend. We no longer have constipation problems like we used to and enjoy a happier, healthier lifestyle. And we thank God for leading us to these products.

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

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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.

To Sneeze or Not to Sneeze

Why is it that some people have allergies while others waltz through life without them? Apparently, life isn’t fair when it comes to allergic reactions either.

Ask anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies about the unfairness of making it through a long winter only to sneeze their way through spring and summer and they’ll tell you in no uncertain terms just how irritatingly unfair it is to have allergies.

Wheat Trigger?

With seasonal allergic rhinitis, a person reacts primarily to the pollen released from grasses, plants and trees, all of which spring to life after winter. Certain foods may also play a role in triggering allergic reactions to pollen.

For example, wheat has been a dietary staple for centuries in bread and is an ingredient in most processed foods. Over time, people can develop inner reactions related to a family of wheat proteins, amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs), which, according to a 2016 study, promote intestinal inflammation.1

This inflammation associated with wheat could be an allergy activator come spring. Anecdotal evidence demonstrates that eliminating dietary wheat has helped to put a stop to seasonal allergies that trigger itchy eyes, runny noses and uncontrolled sneezing.

Maladies . . . Melodies
Allergies to dust and grain
Maladies . . . Remedies
Still these allergies remain
© 1981 Words and Music by Paul Simon

Alleviate with AIM

The nutrition you add to your dietary intake can also help to alleviate allergy symptoms. LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens contain kale, arugula, Swiss chard and spinach, all of which are natural sources of quercetin. This plant flavonoid is recognized for its antioxidant activity and anti-allergic properties.

Quercetin naturally inhibits the release of histamines.2 For most people, pollen is harmless. But for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, the immune system identifies pollen as something harmful to the body, so it releases chemicals—histamines—to get rid of it, creating inflammation and allergy symptoms.

Increasing your intake of quercetin-rich vegetables and AIM concentrates such as LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens may help to correct this inflammatory response to a perceived threat.

FloraFood may also provide relief. With the recent focus on the microbiota’s importance to overall health, it may not be surprising that a 2016 randomized trial concluded that allergy sufferers who took probiotics experienced improved quality of life.3

The probiotics used in the study were Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum, which make up the FloraFood formula. These friendly bacteria may increase the percentage of T cells called Tregs that control the immune system’s response to foreign particles and generate a tolerance for pollen.

If seasonal allergies affect you or someone you know, it is good to know that there are non-medicinal steps that can be taken to help alleviate this unnatural body response to something as common as pollen, allowing full enjoyment of a spring that has sprung.

References accessed March 8, 2019

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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.

Newlyweds’ Enthusiasm for AIM NUTRITION

In March 2019, AIM Member and IRONMAN Triathlete Lew Hollan­der flew with his fiancée, Karen Jones, to the U.S. Virgin Islands and got married.

Karen shares Lew’s enthusiasm for AIM nutrition. As Lew puts it, they take a “whole bunch of stuff” including, BarleyLife, RediBeets, Calci­AIM, ProPeas and AIMega.

“The AIM products really have improved my wife’s health … and my life,” Lew stated. “We’re really healthy. A lot of people don’t take supplements, especially older people, and I don’t understand that.” Lew should know. Not only is he a scientist who does his research, he’s a recognized athlete worldwide, and there’s no stopping him.

As he approaches the age of 89, Lew continues to compete in some of the most grueling competitions ever conceived. AIM nutrition helps him to prepare for and participate in these events. And when he met Karen, Lew found a special training buddy.

“Karen is an excellent athlete,” Lew proudly exclaimed. “She’s 22 years younger, and she trains with me and … tolerates me.”

Karen began taking AIM products over a year and a half ago, experiencing some interesting re­sults that she is happy to let others know about.

“I have a lot more energy,” Karen affirmed, “and I’m happier. Taking the products is a total body makeover. It’s just awesome!”

Awesome results, awesome couple. Their AIM family sends them warm congratulations!

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

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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.

Well-Fed Eyes

If you are what you eat and the eyes are the windows to the soul, nutrition can affect just how clearly you see through your windows.

The cornea of the eye can be likened to a window letting in light that is transformed into vision, images produced on the retina.

As the inner lining of the eye, the retina contains around 127 million light receptors: cones that produce colors and rods that adjust the contrast between light and dark.

Looking at the cellular level of the retina reveals the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), a very thin layer of cube-like cells beneath the cones and rods. RPE cells channel oxygen and nutrients to these light receptors as well as recycle nutrients and remove waste.

The relationship between RPE cells and light receptors is crucial to eye health. And the right kind of nutrition is vital to keeping this relationship healthy.

Poor Nutrition Can Lead to Vision Loss

A 2019 study published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal determined that unhealthy diets can result in oxidative stress and impaired function of the retinal pigment epithelium. In other words, the wrong food can negatively alter vision at the cellular level.

Just like a clogged colon lined with impacted waste from poor nutrition, a similar effect can happen in the retina as a result of not eating well. The retinal pigment epithelium becomes unable to effectively detoxify the visual center of the eye.

A leading cause of vision loss is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), affecting the central part of the retina. AMD onset is caused by damage to retinal pigment epithelial cells. But there is nutritional protection from such eye issues.

A Few Eye-Healthy Nutrients

According to the American Optometric Association, a variety of antioxidant compounds that include beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin can help to prevent AMD or slow its progression. These carotenoids build and maintain the thickness of the retinal pigment epithelium, so they should be a regular part of a healthy diet.

A 2017 study found that although RPE cells consume a number of different nutrients, the amino acid proline tops the list. It seems that this nonessential amino acid—meaning the body can produce it—is essential for the retinal pigment epithelium. Besides, if you are sick or under stress, your body may not be able to produce enough.

Omega-3 essential fatty acids have been shown to provide vision protection, and flaxseed oil delivers a plant-based source.

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The key ingredient for a healthy body is wholesome food because that is where you get the bulk of the nutrients your cells need to maintain physical and mental well-being. And so it follows that what’s good for the body is healthy for the visual system.

Healthy Vision AIM

AIM has always promoted the fine idea of eating well, along with providing whole-food concentrates and targeted supplements to further increase the intake of natural nutrients that support overall body health, including the visual system.

The finest natural nutrients come from food that grows out of the earth. AIM harnessed a concentration of that goodness in whole-food powders. For example, Just Carrots and LeafGreens support eye health with nutrients such as beta-carotene and lutein.

One of the many amino acids in ProPeas is proline, the preferred food of the RPE cells that literally feed and detoxify the eyes.

As a targeted supplement, GinkgoSense supports blood flow to the extremities and contains the antioxidant compounds lutein and zeaxanthin.

For plant-based omega-3, AIMega delivers an organic source of this essential fatty acid from flaxseed oil.

Supplementing a healthy diet with AIM products such as these helps to ensure a steady supply of eye-healthy nutrients.

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Nutritiously Smooth Smoothies

AIM products take healthy beverages to a whole new nutritional level, and there’s no limit to the variety of smoothie creations you can make.

AIM Star Sapphire Director Leré Robinson features a fine selection of recipes on her Alive Again website— http://www.aliveagainonline.com. The follow­­ing taste of the tropics with a LeafGreens variation is one of her many appetizingly healthy creations.

Tropical LeafGreens Smoothie

Ingredients TropicalLeafGreensSmoothie
1 tsp LeafGreens
1 ripe kiwi fruit, peeled
3–4 chunks of frozen pineapple
6 oz cold water
Handful of ice
1 dessert spoon fit ’n fiber (optional)

Directions
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Add more water if too thick. Serve with a sprig of fresh mint.

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This second recipe comes from the land down under. It’s a sensational, non-dairy drink containing fit ’n fiber, ProPeas and RediBeets combined with banana and three anti-inflammatory herbs.

Banana Beet Smoothie

IngredientsBananaBeetSmoothie
2 tbsp fit ’n fiber
1 scoop ProPeas
1 tsp RediBeets*
1 small banana
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 cup chilled water
A couple of ice cubes for an extra chill

Directions
Mix everything in a blender, pour and enjoy!

* For an athlete serving of RediBeets, use four teaspoons.

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AIM for Your Gut

The microbiome remains a mystery even with all the recent buzz about its importance. And it is often linked to another word: microbiota.

According to the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah, the microbiota is a “collection or community of microbes” while the microbiome is viewed as “the full collection of genes of all the microbes in a community.”1

Mind-Boggling Microbes

Microbiota or microbiome microbes are microscopic organisms that normally inhabit the human body on the skin, in the mouth, in the gut, etc. And we’re spe­cifically talking about archaea, bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses as well as microscopic animals2 when referring to microbes.

One of the most important microbes in the list is the bacteria that dominate the gut, helping to digest food, produce vitamins, regulate the immune system and protect against disease-causing bacteria. The greater diversity of bacterial species you have, the healthier you are.

A 2010 Italian study compared the diversity of bacteria in children who ate a modern diet to children who ate a more ancient, plant-based diet. Guess which kids had the greatest diversity of species?

Over the years, diets that include burgers and fries may have murdered many species of useful human bacteria. So the crux of the matter is food that feeds people … and their bacteria.

Boosting Bacteria

Seriously, who would have thought that large populations of many different species of bacteria—and we’re talking trillions—in your colon actually keep you healthy, which is primarily why the microbiome has become such a buzz word since the late 1990s.

Whatever you can do to boost the presence and variety of bacteria in your microbiome, the more boosting bacteria you get in the health department. And getting back to the children in the study who ate a largely vegetarian diet, those youngsters had a high intake of fiber. Specific types of fiber—prebiotics—are dietary delights for bacteria. Eat more fiber and you feed the little buggers that boost your health.

FloraFood and fit ’n fiber Fit

AIM supports the pro­file of a healthy micro­biome with fit ’n fiber’s prebiotics and FloraFood’s probiotics—supplemental healthy bacteria. fit ’n fiber provides three kinds of prebiotic fiber, food for your friendly microbiome inhabitants. And Flora­Food boosts the presence of three friendly species of gut bacteria. AIM nutrition is a fine fit for your gut.

References:
1 https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/
2 https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/microbiome/intro/
https://www.pnas.org/content/107/33/14691

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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.

Both Sides of Inflammation

Inflammation? Doesn’t sound good, does it? Turns out it’s both good and bad.

On one hand, good (acute) inflammation is an element of the body’s healing response to infection, toxins and tissue damage. Cut a finger, sprain something or contract a respiratory infection, and the immune system reacts defensively. The resulting pain, swelling, redness, heat, fever or tingling are to help in the healing process. By killing germs and establishing a line of defense, acute in­flammation helps to prevent a problem from worsening.

On the other hand, bad (chronic) inflammation is a potential horror story. This type can trigger a long list of disorders, including arthritis, asthma, blood flow issues, cancer and diabetes. In fact, it is believed to be at the core of disease.

As the word “chronic” implies, this type of inflammation is persistent, so your body is on guard constantly. This is a problem. For example, if inflammatory cells are present for too long in blood vessels, the result can be an increase in plaque buildup. This can lead to thickening of the arteries, which increases the likelihood for a stroke or heart attack.

A hallmark of the AIM mes­­sage is nutrition. Eating plant-based food is associated with les­sening the ravages of bad inflammation and supporting good inflammation. AIM provides concentrated forms of plant nutrients. While not promising to diagnose, mitigate, treat or prevent disease, there’s a wide variety of whole-food concen­trates and natural health prod­­ucts fea­tured in the 2019 Living Well catalog that may alleviate the bad kind of inflammation.

Do yourself a favor: eat nutrient-dense foods and take AIM supplements. Since its founding, AIM has been advocating healthy choices that remain true. Along with good habits that include exercising regularly and drinking plenty of water, consuming anti-
inflammatory, antioxidant-rich whole foods and supplements are in­vestments in yourself that can pay a lifetime of dividends for your immune system.

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