Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid and Their Health Implications


by Laurentine ten Bosch, Producer – ‘Food Matters

Food additives have been used for centuries to enhance the appearance and flavor of food and prolong shelf life. But do these food additives really “add” any value to your food?

Food additives find their way into our foods to help ease processing, packaging and storage. But how do we know what food additives is in that box of macaroni and cheese and why does it have such a long shelf life?

A typical American household spends about 90 percent of their food budget on processed foods, and are in doing so exposed to a plethora of artificial food additives, many of which can cause dire consequences to your health.

Some food additives are worse than others. Here’s a list of the top food additives to avoid:

1. Artificial Sweeteners

Aspartame, (E951) more popularly known as Nutrasweet and Equal, is found in foods labeled “diet” or “sugar free”. Aspartame is believed to be carcinogenic and accounts for more reports of adverse reactions than all other foods and food additives combined. Aspartame is not your friend. Aspartame is a neurotoxin and carcinogen. Known to erode intelligence and affect short-term memory, the components of this toxic sweetener may lead to a wide variety of ailments including brain tumor, diseases like lymphoma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue, emotional disorders like depression and anxiety attacks, dizziness, headaches, nausea, mental confusion, migraines and seizures. Acesulfame-K, a relatively new artificial sweetener found in baking goods, gum and gelatin, has not been thoroughly tested and has been linked to kidney tumors. Read more about the dangers of Aspartame here.

Found in: diet or sugar free sodas, diet coke, coke zero, jello (and over gelatins), desserts, sugar free gum, drink mixes, baking goods, table top sweeteners, cereal, breathmints, pudding, kool-aid, ice tea, chewable vitamins, toothpaste

2. High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a highly-refined artificial sweetener which has become the number one source of calories in America. It is found in almost all processed foods. HFCS packs on the pounds faster than any other ingredient, increases your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, and contributes to the development of diabetes and tissue damage, among other harmful effects.

Found in: most processed foods, breads, candy, flavored yogurts, salad dressings, canned vegetables, cereals

3. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG / E621)

MSG is an amino acid used as a flavor enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen entrees, and many restaurant foods. MSG is known as an excitotoxin, a substance which overexcites cells to the point of damage or death. Studies show that regular consumption of MSG may result in adverse side effects which include depression, disorientation, eye damage, fatigue, headaches, and obesity. MSG effects the neurological pathways of the brain and disengaged the “I’m full” function which explains the effects of weight gain.

Found in: Chinese food (Chinese Restaurant Syndrome ) many snacks, chips, cookies, seasonings, most Campbell Soup products, frozen dinners, lunch meats

4. Trans Fat

Trans fat is used to enhance and extend the shelf life of food products and is among the most dangerous substances that you can consume. Found in deep-fried fast foods and certain processed foods made with margarine or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, trans fats are formed by a process called hydrogenation. Numerous studies show that trans fat increases LDL cholesterol levels while decreasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol, increases the risk of heart attacks, heart disease and strokes, and contributes to increased inflammation, diabetes and other health problems. Oils and fat are now forbidden on the Danish market if they contain trans fatty acids exceeding 2 per cent, a move that effectively bans partially hydrogenated oils.

Found in: margarine, chips and crackers, baked goods, fast foods

5. Common Food Dyes

Studies show that artificial colorings which are found in soda, fruit juices and salad dressings, may contribute to behavioral problems in children and lead to a significant reduction in IQ. Animal studies have linked other food colorings to cancer. Watch out for these ones:

Blue #1 and Blue #2 (E133)

Banned in Norway, Finland and France. May cause chromosomal damage

Found in: candy, cereal, soft drinks, sports drinks and pet foods

Red dye # 3 (also Red #40 – a more current dye) (E124)

Banned in 1990 after 8 years of debate from use in many foods and cosmetics. This dye continues to be on the market until supplies run out! Has been proven to cause thyroid cancer and chromosomal damage in laboratory animals, may also interfere with brain-nerve transmission

Found in: fruit cocktail, maraschino cherries, cherry pie mix, ice cream, candy, bakery products and more!

Yellow #6 (E110) and Yellow Tartrazine (E102)

Banned in Norway and Sweden. Increases the number of kidney and adrenal gland tumors in laboratory animals, may cause chromosomal damage.

Found in: American cheese, macaroni and cheese, candy and carbonated beverages, lemonade and more!

6. Sodium Sulfite (E221)

Preservative used in wine-making and other processed foods. According to the FDA, approximately one in 100 people is sensitive to sulfites in food. The majority of these individuals are asthmatic, suggesting a link between asthma and sulfites. Individuals who are sulfite sensitive may experience headaches, breathing problems, and rashes. In severe cases, sulfites can actually cause death by closing down the airway altogether, leading to cardiac arrest.

Found in: Wine and dried fruit

7. Sodium Nitrate/Sodium Nitrite

Sodium nitrate (or sodium nitrite) is used as a preservative, coloring and flavoring in bacon, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, corned beef, smoked fish and other processed meats. This ingredient, which sounds harmless, is actually highly carcinogenic once it enters the human digestive system. There, it forms a variety of nitrosamine compounds that enter the bloodstream and wreak havoc with a number of internal organs: the liver and pancreas in particular. Sodium nitrite is widely regarded as a toxic ingredient, and the USDA actually tried to ban this additive in the 1970’s but was vetoed by food manufacturers who complained they had no alternative for preserving packaged meat products. Why does the industry still use it? Simple: this chemical just happens to turn meats bright red. It’s actually a color fixer, and it makes old, dead meats appear fresh and vibrant.

Found in: hotdogs, bacon, ham, luncheon meat, cured meats, corned beef, smoked fish or any other type of processed meat

8. BHA and BHT (E320)

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydrozyttoluene (BHT) are preservatives found in cereals, chewing gum, potato chips, and vegetable oils. This common preservative keeps foods from changing color, changing flavor or becoming rancid. Effects the neurological system of the brain, alters behavior and has potential to cause cancer. BHA and BHT are oxidants which form cancer-causing reactive compounds in your body.

Found in: Potato chips, gum, cereal, frozen sausages, enriched rice, lard, shortening, candy, jello

9. Sulfur Dioxide (E220)

Sulfur additives are toxic and in the United States of America, the Federal Drugs Administration have prohibited their use on raw fruit and vegetables. Adverse reactions include: bronchial problems particularly in those prone to asthma, hypotension (low blood pressure), flushing tingling sensations or anaphylactic shock. It also destroys vitamins B1 and E. Not recommended for consumption by children. The International Labour Organization says to avoid E220 if you suffer from conjunctivitis, bronchitis, emphysema, bronchial asthma, or cardiovascular disease.

Found in: beer, soft drinks, dried fruit, juices, cordials, wine, vinegar, and potato products.

10. Potassium Bromate

An additive used to increase volume in some white flour, breads, and rolls, potassium bromate is known to cause cancer in animals. Even small amounts in bread can create problems for humans.

Found in: breads

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Barley Beta-Glucan Shows Potential Prebiotic Activity

Beta-glucan from barley may boost levels of beneficial bacteria in the gut, particularly in people over 50, according to a new study from Greece.

Daily intake of 0.75 grams significantly increased levels of bifidobacteria, suggesting prebiotic potential but only in people over the age of 50, according to findings published in Food Research International.

The study, led by Adamantini Kyriacou from Karokopia University in Athens, is said to be the first report of a potential prebiotic effect of beta-glucan in vivo.

Prebiotics are defined as “non-digestible (by the host) food ingredients that have a beneficial effect through their selective metabolism in the intestinal tract.”

The study looked at beta-glucan from barley. The Greek scientists recruited 52 healthy people aged between 39 and 70 and randomly assigned them to receive a cake containing either 0.75 grams of barley beta-glucan or no additional beta-glucan for 30 days.

At the end of the study, results showed that a strong bifidogenic effect was observed in the volunteers over the age of 50. Kyriacou and his co-workers also noted a “concurrent significant increase in bacterioides” in these people. A trend for a beneficial effect on lactobacillus levels was also recorded, but these did not reach a level of statistical significance, said the researchers.

“Data demonstrated a possible prebiotic role of barley beta-glucan supplementation especially in older subjects. Moreover, in this age group, ingestion of experimental foodstuff was well-tolerated, with no severe gastrointestinal side effects,” wrote the researchers.

“Further research is crucial for the elucidation of dose-response in vivo effects of barley beta-glucan on human microbiota and the potential food-processing-related changes in its prebiotic functionality,” they concluded.

Food Research International 43(4):1086-1092, 2010

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AIM Peak Endurance – Lighting the fire within

From: AIM Article Archives

March 2007


AIM Peak Endurance®, which has been very popular since the 14-ounce canisters were officially introduced in January, is now available in single servings in a 30-count package. The single servings contain the exact same ingredients as the canister with the added convenience of portability. The recommended serving size is two of the packets per day so put a couple in your pocket or in a purse in the morning and you are ready for the day ahead.

Mountain climber Martin Benning, an AIM-sponsored athlete, will not hit the mountain without his AIM products – AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, AIM CellSparc 360®, AIM GinkgoSense™, AIMega®, and now – AIM Peak Endurance®. “Whether I am climbing at high altitudes or training at sea level, AIM Peak Endurance® is a key element in my success at 14,411 feet. Roughly one-half the elevation of Mt. Everest, Mt. Rainier (in Washington state) is the fifth highest peak in the continental United States. On two separate training climbs – one with AIM products and one without – I was able to see measurable differences in both my SpO2 saturation, which is the amount of oxygen absorbed in the blood, and in overall performance. Using a combination of AIM products including AIM Peak Endurance®, I was able to measure a 3 percent increase in the blood oxygen saturation at the summit, a more efficient heart rate, and an overall increase in energy,” says Benning.

“AIM Peak Endurance® elevates the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels in the blood, cells, and tissue. ATP is at the core of human energy and is critical for every function in our cells. AIM Peak Endurance® also enhances the delivery of glucose, nutrients, electrolytes, B vitamins, and oxygen, which I need to perform. Typical energy drinks are loaded with sugar and unnecessary calories. AIM Peak Endurance® provides the ATP, complex carbohydrates, potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins with almost none of the sugar,” concludes Benning.

Benning obviously is a fan of AIM Peak Endurance® because of the boost it gives him as an athlete. The key ingredient in the product is ATP, the energizer for the cells. Think of AIM BarleyLife® as the wood in a fire and AIM Peak Endurance® as the igniter. ATP begins diminishing at age 30 and by the time a person reaches age 70, the body is producing one-half of what it did at the younger age. AIM Peak Endurance® replaces the ATP lost through age, stress, daily life, and exercise.

While ATP is the major component of the product, AIM Peak Endurance® is a unique combination that does a body a whole lot of good – Peak ATP®, B vitamins, electrolytes, vitamin C, and phosphorus. All of them contribute mightily to the health and wellness as measured by the percentage of Daily Value (DV) in a 2,000-calorie diet.

ATP: It is the primary source of energy for every function that occurs within each cell of the body. When ATP is depleted, cells cease to function properly. Without ATP, says researcher Dr. Eliezer Rapaport, there is no life. ATP increases energy levels without boosting the heart rate, contrary to what occurs with caffeine, ginseng, or ephedra.

B vitamins: These vitamins are necessary for deriving energy from carbohydrates and for building muscle. Each of the vitamins – B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12 – in the two recommended daily servings of AIM Peak Endurance® supplies 100 percent of the DV.

Electrolytes
: The AIM product contains five electrolytes. Most sports drinks, by comparison, contain only three and are loaded with sugar, normally 10-35 grams. AIM Peak Endurance® has only a single gram of sugar. Electrolytes conduct electrical currents, or nerve impulses, in our body. They are reduced through exercise and sweat. The electrolytes and their DV per two servings: Calcium, 20 percent; sodium 18 percent; magnesium, 12 percent; chloride, 12 percent; and potassium, 6 percent.

Vitamin C
: Two servings of AIM Peak Endurance® supplies 100 percent of the DV. Vitamin C, the sunshine vitamin, helps maintain connective tissue, collagen, and bone health. It aids in healing wounds, supports the immune system, counters free radicals, recycles the body’s vitamin E, and can reduce allergy symptoms.

Phosphorus
: The DV is 40 percent with two servings. Often referred to as the forgotten but necessary nutrient, it is essential for growth, maintenance, and repair of body tissue. It also plays a role in the proper growth of bones. The body uses phosphorus in protein synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, enzyme activation, and as a component of nucleotides and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA).
AIM Peak Endurance® is one great product, whatever your need. As an athlete or someone who enjoys being physically active, it functions as an immediate and effective energy booster during exercise (rapid absorption or isotonic) or as a replenisher (re-hydration or hypotonic) after exercise. For AIM Members 30 years and older, the product’s ATP content serves as a replacement for the ATP lost as a normal outcome of aging. What your body loses daily, AIM Peak Endurance® replaces with the ease of two servings per day.

A common question with all the variety and applications of the AIM products is if AIM Peak Endurance® can be taken with other AIM products. The short answer is yes. Because of the product’s ability to enhance blood flow, it is logical to conclude that it will help distribute other AIM products throughout the body. However, in the case of AIM BarleyLife® products, combining the two products could result in the loss of some of the enzymatic benefits of the barley powder. It is recommended that AIM Peak Endurance® and AIM BarleyLife® servings be taken one hour apart.

How a product or the ingredients in a product impact a person varies. Judy Taylor is the wife of Dave Taylor, AIM’s vice president of finance and international operations. Judy was involved in an auto accident several years ago resulting in her having to leave her job due to the pain. She tried everything, but nothing worked as promised or hoped. Then along came AIM Peak Endurance®. She is now back at work, and her quality of life has been restored.

Says Judy: “Ten years ago I developed fibromyalgia as a result of a severe whiplash injury. Being both a type A personality and a registered nurse, I had every confidence that I could quickly overcome this challenge. My arrogance quickly evaporated in the face of chronic pain and fatigue, when limited to no treatment options. Despite my strong will, and a fabulous team of my medical doctor, my chiropractor, my acupuncturist, my Chinese herbalist, my massage therapist, and my loving family, I never got significantly better.

“This background explains why I view AIM Peak Endurance® as my own personal miracle! Within days of taking the product twice a day, I had a vast decrease in the amount of my daily pain. I still have challenges related to my fibromyalgia, as it is a multi-faceted disease, but with my pain under control, everything else seems easy. In my case, the cost of the product is more than paid for in real dollars by the decrease in visits to both my chiropractor and massage therapist. In ‘soft’ dollars, the increase in my quality of life is beyond value. Thank you AIM for your investment in bringing this product to market.”
     

All articles and information are for educational purposes only. They are  not to be regarded or relied upon as medical advice.  The articles and  information have not been evaluated by the FDA. AIM products are not intended to cure, treat, heal, mitigate, or prevent a disease or illness. Results may vary per person. Consult your  health practitioner if you have health problems.

Copyright © AIM International, Inc. Used with permission

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Could parasites be making you fat and feeling tired?

From: AIM Article Archives, Jan 2007

COULD IT BE PARASITES?

     Recently one of our employees at AIM’s US corporate office brought in a women’s magazine with an article about how parasites can make you fat. She had looked up the cost to order the suggested program and shared the cost with us. I told her that in AIM’ s product line, there are products that are very effective at removing parasites for a fraction of the cost of the program that was offered in the article, and left it at that.
     Although we don’t think of ourselves as parasite hosts, millions of North Americans are infected with some kind of parasite. There are more than 130 different species of parasites that can be lurking in our food, water, air, and soil.
     Most of us don’t see how we could have parasites but they can reach us from the foods we eat, through water systems, daycare centers, pets, farm animals, and each other.
      Many of us do not recognize the signs and symptoms of a parasite infestation because they can occur weeks or even years after the initial contact, and because a parasitic infestation often mimics other similar conditions. You may be part of the parasite epidemic if:
      • Constipation, diarrhea, gas, and bloating come and go for no apparent reason.
      • You have developed allergic-like reactions and don’t know why.
      • You cannot gain or lose weight no matter what you do.
      • You feel tired, anxious, and depressed and don’t know why.
      • You have joint or muscle pain and don’t know why.
      • You have immune dysfunction, including reoccurring yeast infections and colds.
      • You have trouble sleeping and grind your teeth. 

 To have the best results, avoid simple carbohydrates such as white flour and sugar during this 30-90 day cleansing period. Plan your meals around fresh fruits, raw and steamed vegetables, high-fiber grain products, cultured dairy products, and good sources of protein.
      Most importantly, you must drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Squeezing the juice from a fresh lemon in a few of your waters is refreshing and has added benefits.
      AIM BarleyLife® helps maintain a healthy immune system. It contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein, enzymes,  phytochemicals  and chlorophyll to help maintain whole body health.
      AIM Herbal Fiberblend® contains herbs that are known to have anti-parasitical properties. Fiber can greatly improve the effectiveness of a parasite treatment plan since it helps remove the pest’s eggs from the body before they can colonize.

      AIM Para 90® combines several time-tested herbs with cleansing properties plus bromelain, a digestive enzyme to provide a very effective anti-parasitic formula. (No Canadian rights.)
     

AIM FloraFood® contains friendly bacteria that helps balance intestinal pH and restore and promote healthy and beneficial flora, contribute to the destruction of mold, viruses, and parasites, and alleviate gas.
     

AIM Composure® (optional) helps to calm the body, including the digestive system. (Canada has a different formula.) 

     • Pumpkin seeds – Found in AIM Herbal Fiberblend®.
     • Garlic – Found in AIM Bear Paw Garlic® and AIM PrepZymes®. Garlic contains Allicin, a natural sulfur compound that kills GI tract invaders.
     • Citrus – Found in AIM BarleyLife® Xtra.
     • Carrots – AIM Just Carrots® contains immune-boosting carotenoids that can boost the activity of parasite-fighting white blood cells. One half-pound of carrots is equal to one tablespoon of AIM Just Carrots®.
NOTE: Consult a health practitioner if you have ulcers, colitis, have had a colostomy, or have severe health problems before using AIM’s Para 90®. Not all AIM products recommended are available in all countries. For more detailed information on these or any AIM products, please see individual product data sheets and AIM’s detoxification data sheet. 

All articles and information are for educational purposes only. They are  not to be regarded or relied upon as medical advice.  The articles and  information have not been evaluated by the FDA. AIM products are not intended to cure, treat, heal, mitigate, or prevent a disease or illness. Results may vary per person. Consult your  health practitioner if you have health problems.

Copyright © AIM International, Inc. Used with permission

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Natural Supplements to help Irritable Bowel Syndrome

From: AIM Article Archives

February 2011


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common digestive disorder seen by physicians.  For reasons unknown, IBS is most common in women between the ages of twenty and thirty, and it occurs five to six times more often among people of Jewish ancestry than among people of other ethnic backgrounds.  This disorder is also sometimes called intestinal neurosis, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, or spastic colon.

In IBS, the normally rhythmic muscular contractions of the digestive tract become irregular and uncoordinated.  This interferes with the normal movement of food and waste material, and leads to the accumulation of mucus and toxins in the intestine.  This accumulated material sets up a partial obstruction of the digestive tract, trapping gas and stools, which in turn causes bloating, distention, and constipation.  IBS may affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth through the colon.

Symptoms of IBS may include diarrhea alternating with constipation, lasting for six months or more; intermittent abdominal tenderness; bloating and abdominal distention; gas; nausea and vomiting; and loss of appetite, anorexia, and intolerances to certain foods.  Pain is often triggered by eating, and may be relieved by a bowel movement.  Because of the pain, diarrhea, nausea, and sometimes severe headaches and even vomiting, a person with IBS may dread eating.  Whether or not an individual with IBS eats normally, malnutrition may result, as nutrients often are not absorbed properly.  As a result, people with IBS require as much as 30% more protein than normal, as well as an increased intake of minerals and trace elements, which can quickly be depleted by diarrhea.  Although the physical cause of IBS is not known, predisposing factors may include a low-fiber diet, emotional stress, and the use of laxatives.  People with IBS are often “bowel conscious” – they are more sensitive than other people to motion and sensations within the digestive tract.

Many other diseases can be related to IBS, including candidiasis, colon cancer, diabetes mellitus, gallbladder disease, malabsorption disorders, pancreatic insufficiency, ulcers, and the parasitic infections amebiasis and giardiasis.  Over 100 different disorders may be linked to the systemic effects of IBS.  Diagnosis of IBS requires ruling out disorders that can cause similar symptoms, such as Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, lactose intolerance, and ulcerative colitis.  A physician may recommend one or more of a variety of procedures to do this, including barium enema, colonoscopy, and rectal biopsy, sigmoidoscopy, and stool examination to check for the presence of bacteria, blood, and/or parasites.

IBS is painful, but not serious and most people who have it can lead active, productive lives if they change their diets, get regular exercise, and replace needed nutrients.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Eat a high-fiber diet including plenty of fruits and vegetables, plus whole grains (especially brown rice) and legumes.
  • Use supplemental fiber (Herbal Fiberblend!)  Psyllium powder regulates bowel movements and should be used daily.  Also use oat bran and ground flaxseeds daily, on an alternating basis.
  • Avoid animal fats, butter, all carbonated beverages, coffee and all other substances containing caffeine, candy, chocolate, all dairy products, fried foods, ice cream, all junk foods, the additives mannitol and sorbitol, margarine, nuts, orange & grapefruit juices, pastries, all processed foods, seeds, spicy foods, sugar, sugar-free chewing gum, and wheat bran and wheat products.  These foods encourage the secretion of mucus by the membranes and prevent the uptake of nutrients.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco; these irritate the linings of the stomach and colon.
  • When an intestinal upset occurs, switch to a bland diet.  Put vegetables and non-acidic fruits through a food processor or blender.  If you are on a soft diet, take come type of fiber and a protein supplement.  (Herbal Fiberblend & Pro Peas)
  • For excessive gas and bloating that lingers, take some Florafood – this will replace the “friendly” bacteria very quickly and resolve the problem.  Exercise, such as stretching exercises, swimming, or walking, is also important.
  • Check to see if you have food allergies; they are important factors in this disorder.  Eliminating allergenic foods from the diet relieves symptoms in many cases.
  • Chew your food well.  Do not overeat or eat in a hurry.
  • Practice deep breathing exercises.  Shallow breathing reduces the oxygen available for proper bowel function.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing.  Do not wear anything that is tight around the waist.
  • Do not eat right before going to bed.  Wait one or two hours after eating before lying down.
  • Test your pH as significant acidosis may occur with IBS.  You can buy AIM’s pH Tester and test your urine first thing in the morning.  If you are very acidic, increase your alkaline forming foods in your diet until balance is restored (BarleyLife/ Garden Trio).

 

CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Eating the correct diet, using supplemental fiber, and drinking plenty of quality water are very important in controlling IBS.  Early recognition of the disease, good nutrition, and a positive outlook help minimize complications.
  • Certain foods irritate the wall of the intestinal tract.  Lactose (milk sugar) is a common culprit, as are all dairy products.
  • IBS should not be confused with the more serious bowel disorders, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  These are also inflammatory bowel diseases but, unlike IBS, they result in demonstrable lesions in the digestive tract.  Crohn’s disease affects the entire length and thickness of the wall of the large and/or small intestine; ulcerative colitis affects the lining of the large intestine, the last five to seven feet of the digestive tract.
  • People with IBS should receive regular physical examinations.  This disorder has been linked to a higher than normal incidence of colon cancer and diverticulitis.
  • If IBS causes chronic diarrhea, electrolyte and trace mineral deficiencies are likely (Peak Endurance to the rescue!)
  • Certain drugs can aggravate the malabsorption problems often present with IBS.  These include antibiotics, corticosteroids, cholestyramine, and sulfasalazine, among others.  These drugs increase the need for nutritional supplements.
  • Research and testing have found not only that breathing exercises can control IBS, but that people who practice stress management have fewer and less severe attacks.  Stress management also relieves symptoms.  (Composure for stress – very important in IBS patients!)
  • The symptoms of IBS are similar to those of many other disorders, including cancer.  If dietary modification and natural remedies yield no relief, it is wise to consult a physician to rule out some other underlying problem. 

AIM PRODUCTS FOR IBS:

  1. Herbal Fiberblend – use as prescribed, for every year struggling with digestive trouble, stay on HFB for a month, e.g. 10 years trouble, at least 10 – 12 months consistently every day!
  2. Composure – excellent supplement to help with stress management, as well as that the herbs are feeding/aiding the adrenal glands.  To be taken daily, whether client thinks they need it or not; consistent use will aid greatly in general wellbeing & managing of daily stress.
  3. Florafood – you cannot be without this product.  The bacteria balance in the colon & digestive tract is directly responsible for your health.  Please take 1-2 capsules daily.  If a severe attack is experienced, up your intake of Florafood to 6 a day until relief is experienced for 5 days, before cutting back down to a daily maintenance dosage.
  4. BarleyLife & LeafGreens – this is foundational food for your body, especially when you are battling with IBS.  The LeafGreens is high in protein, and your body struggles with protein absorption when you have IBS.  The BarleyLife & LeafGreens are high in all the minerals & vitamins, your body will be fed at cellular level & best of all, it gives your digestive system a rest from digestion!!  Win-Win all the way!!!!
  5. ProPeas – a most wonderful vegetable protein supplement.  Use as suggested on the container.  Helps assist the body with protein absorption as well.
  6. Cell Wellness Restorer – a daily soak in the bathtub with this product is just what the doctor should order.  It replaces the magnesium through your skin, helps you to relax, and aids in a good night’s rest.  When you are struggling with IBS, you are always tense, waiting for the next painful spasm.  CWR is a wonderful aid to help relax, so that when you sleep, the body can recover, restore, & rejuvenate properly.

Once the IBS is under control, I would strongly suggest the client do a parasite-cleanse, using AIM’s Para90.  Parasites are dangerous, and they cause more harm than most in the medical fraternity acknowledge.  You have nothing to loose, just parasites!!  I would also recommend a course of Herbal Release to aid the lymph in cleansing the blood, thereby assisting the liver, which will in turn assist the digestive system to get healthy & strong. 

Get your digestive system strong, clean, & healthy, and you will experience abundant life on a whole new level.

Ananda Russ, Royal Emerald Director

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Greens and their Role in Cancer Prevention

FROM:  AIM Article Archive, April 2011

 By Lezaan Vermeulen – AIM Nutritionist

 Cancer, the malignant growth or tumor that results from uncontrolled and abnormal cell division, ranks just below cardiovascular disease in the United States as a leading cause of death. Today cancers prognosis is far brighter than it has been in the past and the identification of the risk factors, innovative therapies and new detection techniques offer people encouragement and hope.

According to the American Dietetic Association, a review published Journal refers to the types of fruit or vegetables that largely often appear to be protective against cancer are raw vegetables, followed by green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, allium vegetables, carrots, and tomatoes.

How leafy green vegetables might prevent cancer

One reason why the debate among scientists about vegetables and cancer risk continues: no means of explaining possible cancer prevention has yet been found.  One study showed that people who added more leafy green vegetables to their diet have a lesser amount of risky DNA and when DNA is less risky it has less methylation in certain genes. The proposed model works in the following way:

·        More vegetables → Less DNA Methylation → Lower Risk of Lung Cancer

According to studies an opposite model can also be expressed

  • Less Vegetables → More DNA Methylation → Higher Risk of Lung Cancer

The significance of methylation

 The addition of a simple four atom molecule to a substance is known to be methylation, and in this case it would be a gene in a person’s DNA.  Thus a gene changes how it works when it is methylated; therefore an association occurs between “higher” methylation and an increased risk of cancer.  It appears that the methylation interferes with the control of normal cell division, hence allowing some cells to grow wildly and the result is cancer. 

Potentially reduced lung cancer risk

In a study which used over 1,000 subjects and sputum was coughed up from deep inside their lungs, these samples contained a number of lung tissue cells.  In eight key genes the lung cells were analyzed for methylation, specific genes were selected since they were known to have been associated with the risk of cancer. Smokers and ex-smokers were chosen as subjects because they are of higher risk of lung cancer.  Researchers specifically looked at the subjects’ diets; they found that those who ate more leafy green vegetables were at a lower risk of developing cancer.  It also showed that the risk decrease in subjects who took multivitamins.

Vegetables may be epigenetic

 According to experts they believe there are two major causes of cancer.  Firstly genetic, which is a change in one or more genes in the DNA; this usually occurs through damage or mutation.  Secondly epigenetic, this refers to a factor outside the genes that changes the normal control of a gene or genes, therefore making them function differently.

A well known substance in vegetables, a photochemical, might be epigenetic.  Epigenetic changes are gradual, accumulation may occur until there are sufficient changes to overcome the normal control mechanisms of the cells.  It might be possible to stop these changes before it reaches the dangerous stage, when caught in time.

The vegetable – cancer controversy

 While studies have shown that an association exists between vegetable consumption and less cancer risk, others have not.  The famous ATBC study, showed an elevation in lung cancer risk in smokers who consumed supplementation of beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A).

More than 29,000 male smokers participated in this clinical trial; they were randomly assigned to take supplementation of beta carotene, vitamin E, both or the placebo.  ATBC researchers reported that after the average follow-up period of six years, the

participants who took the supplements had a 16 percent higher incidence of lung cancer than among those who took a placebo.  The death rate from all the causes was 8 percent higher in those participants who received beta-carotene supplementation.

Phytochemicals do prevent against cancer (in this case in non-smokers), but like the ATBC study it clearly shows that individuals who smokes does not really make a big difference in prevention but definitely in progression.

Phytochemicals and cancer prevention. What are phytochemicals (also known as phytonutrients)?

Phytochemicals are found in plants and acts as a chemical defense, protecting plants against bacteria, fungi and viruses.  The consumption of large amounts of brightly colour fruits and vegetables (blue, green, orange, purple, red, yellow and white), beans, and whole grains/cereals, containing phytochemicals could reduce the developing of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and hypertension.  The function of phytochemicals varies by the type and colour of the fruit and vegetables, while they also function as nutrient protectors or antioxidants, preventing the formation of carcinogens (cancer causing agents).

A phytochemical – indoles-, are found in broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, mustard greens, etc. (also known as cruciferous vegetables).  They contain active agents and sulphur that destroys cancer-causing chemicals.  Indoles could stimulate enzymes in women that produce estrogen not that effective and detoxify toxins in food, therefore protecting against the development of breast cancer.

Lignans are found in fatty fish, flaxseed, walnuts and whole grain products. It is suggested that they also block hormones that can cause the spreading of cancer, such as prostaglandins and estrogen.  Parsley contains polyacetylene which destroys a powerful cancer-causer benzopyrene.  Rosemary, a well known herb, is graced with quinines, a biological antioxidant that is non-enzymatic and is reported to obstruct carcinogens and co-carcinogens.  Sterols are found in the skin of a cucumber and is said to lower cholesterol and in licorice, triterpenoids slows the growth of fast growing cells, such as cancer cells.

Lutein is found in leafy green vegetables.  Cataracts and macular degeneration might be prevented by lutein, as well as breast cancer and reducing the risk of heart disease.  Research showed that lutein also helps in the prevention of colon and skin cancer.

A number of 83,234 healthy women participated in a long-term study and evaluated the association between carotenoid intake and breast cancer.  The intake of food and supplements containing lutein and zeaxanthin might reduce the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women, according to researchers.  A strong association occurred among women with a higher risk of breast cancer, as established by a family history of the disease, as well as through vegetable consumption (drinking at least one alcoholic beverage per day).  Another study of 540 women indicated that an increased risk of breast cancer was found in women with very low intakes of lutein, due to the lack of supplementation or a poor diet.

The most dangerous type of skin cancer is known as malignant melanoma, and there is a rapid increase in its prevalence.  Sun exposure and having a fair complexion that burns easily is a crucial risk factor.  According to one of the largest case-controlled studies, an association was reported between diet and melanoma and found that a high intake of fruit and vegetables (containing lutein), reduces the risk of melanoma drastically.  There is also believed that xanthopyll carotenoid protects the skin against sun damage through the prevention of melanoma.  Xanthophylls provides protection on tissue level, rather than plasma level, hence eating lutein-containing foods wont necessarily be protective on the day of sun exposure, but daily consumption of lutein rich foods will be beneficial.

  • In artichokes and green tea polyphenob are found, this phytochemical may also offer some protection from cancer.  Data from Case Western Reserve University suggests that green tea contains an important chemopreventive effect against all of the stages of carcinogenesis; and it also may be helpful against inflammatory reactions that are associated with exposure to solar radiation and chemical tumour-promoters.

Dark green leafy vegetables are listed under the “Foods that fight cancer” in accordance with The American Institute for cancer research:

Chicory, collard greens, mustard greens, kale, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach and Swiss chard are great sources of folate, fibre and carotenoids such as flavonoids and saponins, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin.

According to AICR’s second expert report Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: carotenoids found in food possibly protects against the risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx and pharynx.

Researchers found that carotenoids found in food seem to prevent cancer by functioning as antioxidants, basically scouring possibly dangerous free radicals from the body before they cause any harmful effects.  Laboratory research discovered that carotenoids in dark leafy green vegetables can decrease the growth of certain types of cancer cells, including those in the breast, lung, skin and stomach. 

Foods containing folate, according to The Second Expert Report, noted that it lowers the risk of pancreatic cancer and foods rich in dietary fibre most likely decreases the risk of developing colorectal cancer. 

Much research has been done on fruits and vegetables (especially leafy green vegetables) containing vitamins, provitamins, dietary minerals, fibre and a variety of phytochemicals, which have been claimed to have antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties etc.  Research has shown that all of these significant factors play an important role in cancer prevention, decreasing the risk in developing cancer.

By eating many fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes and also reducing the intake of saturated and trans fats, people obtain the best possible nutrition at the smallest possible risk.  Maintaining a healthy weight through regular physical activity and a healthy diet is also beneficial.

Fix your diet first, then take supplements

AIM offers products such as AIM BarleyLife and LeafGreens that are rich in amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, chlorophyll, folic acid, live enzymes, containing minimal fibre as well.  When your diet does not meet all the daily needs for a healthy functioning body, these products can be considered to achieve whole body health.  AIM BarleyLife and LeafGreens could be taken at the same time; these two products are complementary and will ensure that your daily needs are met.  Just remember to eat vegetables every day as well.

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Don’t let brain cells die without a fight!

From: AIM Article Archives
November 2008

Alzheimer’s disease is now the most common form of dementia, a term that refers to the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities.

Alzheimer’s occurs as a result of dying brain cells. As we age, the brain, along with the rest of our body, changes, and we can often experience occasional forgetfulness or slowed thinking. For a person with Alzheimer’s, tiny mistakes intensify into serious memory loss, confusion, and brain damage.

Two possible causes of damage to brain function are plaques and tangles. Plaques, which contain a protein called beta-amyloid, are found between nerve cells; tangles, a form of the protein tau, reside inside dying cells. Together, plaques and tangles can disrupt the communication from cell to cell and damage the nerve network.

While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, there have been several treatment options that have taken ground across the country.

Perhaps the most popular supplement for brain function is Ginkgo biloba, which is found in AIM GinkgoSense™. Ginkgo biloba has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which would allow it to protect and regulate the important brain cells that become susceptible to Alzheimer’s.

GinkgoSense offers 120 mg of the Ginkgo extract in each capsule, yet it is far from the only brain-aiding supplement found in the product.

GinkgoSense also contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential fatty acid and the building block of human brain tissue. Sixty percent of the brain is fat, and DHA is the most abundant fat in the brain. DHA’s most important role might be its hand in the communication between the brain and nervous system. Like many brain components, DHA decreases and breaks down with age, so replenishing our bodies’ natural supply becomes more important as we get older.

In addition to Ginkgo biloba and DHA fatty acids, GinkgoSense also combines bilberry, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Together, the ingredients can help increase brain function, improve circulation, and blood flow. Janet Breitkreutz

Increasing cardiovascular health and the circulation of blood throughout the body could certainly make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s. As Janet stated in her testimony, the benefits of an improved blood supply are good for the whole body, including the brain.

As such, coenzyme Q10 could be an important supplement for those concerned about Alzheimer’s disease. CoQ10, also called ubiquinone, is a vital antioxidant that the body uses for increased oxygenation of cells and the generation of energy. Peak EnduranceIts role in the process of normal cell reactions relates to the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’s primary source of energy and the key component of AIM Peak Endurance®. CoQ10 is present in cell membranes where the conversion process of food to energy occurs.

Research shows that CoQ10 might also be an important factor in reducing the buildup of plaque in the brain. Since some plaque deposits result from an abundance of brain cell damage from oxidative stress, CoQ10 might be able to lessen the effect thanks to its protection against oxidation.

CoQ10’s role in building cells, creating energy, and cardio health makes it a valuable resource for those interested in dealing with Alzheimer’s. AIM Cellsparc 360® contains 60 mg of CoQ10 in each capsule, and thanks to its formulation with tocotrienols and fish oil, Cellsparc 360 is a health product like no other on the market.Wendell Wamboldt

Omega fatty acids have been credited with a lot of health benefits, everything from lowering blood pressure, improving skin, and enhancing anti-inflammatory response. They also may be a key to brain health.

Omega-3 fatty acids might be effective for strengthening nerve cells, an area that is often where the breakdown in Alzheimer’s occurs. Researchers found that omega-3s improve the growth of bridges between cells, which can help create a strong bond in the brain. This bond would play a part in improving the brain’s capacity to store, process, and retrieve information.

AIMegaAIMega® contains omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids derived from flax, sesame, olive, and sunflower oils. Fatty acids, like the DHA in GinkgoSense, help improve brain function, maintain healthy cells, and protect against cardiovascular disease – all of which could make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

With so many different theories on what might be the cause of Alzheimer’s, there is just as much variety with theories on how to prevent or decrease its symptoms. One way is to reduce the prevalence of free radicals in the body, especially as it relates to the passing of blood to the brain and cells in the brain.

ProancynolThis may be why people have been turning to grape seed extract for Alzheimer’s help. Grape seed extract is one of the most effective supplements for fighting free radicals in the body. It is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to remain in the body for three full days, working to clean our system and fight off free radical damage. Even better, grape seed extract is more powerful than both vitamins C and E.

Grape seed extract can be found in AIM Proancynol® 2000, which combines the extract with green tea, N-acetylcysteine, alpha-lipolic acid, selenium, rosemary, and lycopene. Using a synergistic formula, Proancynol 2000 makes sure you get the most out of each ingredient thanks to the unique way that the nutrients work together and complement one another.

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All About Barley Juice

 By Jann Abrams, R.N. and Janet Pauly, R.N.

If you’re ever on a sinking ship, grab your life jacket first and then your Barley juice! If you are washed up on a deserted island, barley juice 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 Barley juice lasts, all of your cells will be well-fed and happy. If you grab your multi-vitamins instead of your Barley juice, you’d 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. If 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 losing 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, Nature’s Finest Medicine, p. 46

Barley juice is a concentrated source of vitamins and minerals and also provides all the essential (not made by the body) amino acids which constitute protein.

 “Barley juice has the widest spectrum of all the necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins (amino acids) and chlorophyll of any source on earth.” – Dr. Y. Hagiwara, M.D.

“The variety of vitamins and minerals found in barley juice is unmatched by any other single fruit or vegetable.” – Dr. James Balch, M.D. urologist and best selling author, Prescription for Nutritional Healing.

“In raw, leafy vegetables, the nutrients are enclosed inside the fibrous cell walls and cannot be directly absorbed. Juicing extracts the nutrients, which are taken directly into the cells, and promptly revive cells which have become distressed.” – Dr. Y. 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.” – Dr. Mary Ruth Swope, Ph.D., nutrition educator.

Maltodextrin, a complex carbohydrate derived from a fermentation process-using cornstarch, serves a vital purpose to stabilize the nutrients and prevent oxidation in barley juice powder. Barley juice powder, processed with low heat and using other precautions to keep the live enzymes intact, has a shelf life that exceeds three years! Maltodextrin is not a sugar. Therefore, it is safe for diabetics and cancer patients to use.

Barley juice 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 plant’s anti-tumor action. “Though 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%.” – Alan L. Goldstein, Ph.D., Chairman of the Biochemistry Department at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Washington, D.C. (Note: Now a barley juice user.)

Barley juice is one of the highest natural sources of the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), a super scavenger enzyme, which destroys damaging free radicals and contributes to longevity. (Most SOD on the market is extracted from the liver of cattle.) Barley juice also contains DIGI and P4D1, which make SOD even more effective. This was discovered by Dr. K. Kabota, Chairman of Pharmacology Science, University of Tokyo. Not all barley juice products contain SOD. It takes special processing to preserve the enzymes.

Glycosylisovitexin, 2′-0-GIV, is a powerful antioxidant in barley juice, recently discovered by Takayuki Shibamoto, Ph.D., professor and former chair of the Department of Environmental Toxicology at the University of California-Davis. He has published over two hundred scientific papers. 2′-O-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. Tests showed that 2′-O-GIV was not present in a sampling of several green powders tested, so it is quite important that the barley powder you use be the highest possible quality. – Inhibition of Malonaidehyde formation by antioxidants, Ogata, Hagiwara, H. Hagiwara, Shibota, JAOCS, Vol. 73, No 5, 1996.

Barley juice is a great aid in bringing the body back into a proper acid-alkaline balance. Spinach has an alkalinity of about 39.6 and barley juice is as high as 66.4.

Barley juice is 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 1950’s 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. Larbque, 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

Barley juice is anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, lowers blood sugar levels and increases endurance according 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) In excellent health – Barley juice is the perfect vitamin and mineral nutritonal supplement. It will give you the competitive edge in endurance, and general vitality.

 2) Marginal deficiencies of micro-nutrients, but no real symptoms – This affects your mental acuity, your ability to cope with stress, and your body’s ability to resist disease and recover from surgery.

 3) Major deficiencies – Skin inflammation, diarrhea, convulsions in infants (Vitamin B 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.

 Children

“Many studies have been conducted on the effects of nutrients on intelligence. When children’s diets were supplemented with vitamins and minerals, their IQ’s 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, perception and personality changes.” – Charles Simone, M.D.

Barley juice powder can be put in children’s juice or milk. Some children enjoy spooning it dry into their mouths. Barley juice 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 barley juice themselves, using the hand blender. Some enjoy mixing barley juice with beet and carrot juice. Using a straw is fun and helps bypass the taste buds! Janet Pauly’s grandson has been eating tablespoonfuls of dry barley juice since age two, with no adverse affects.

Teenagers

Studies show that there is a prevalence of nutrient deficiencies in teenagers secondary to dieting for weight control, increased physical activities with physical education and sports activities, greater stress levels, rapid growth, and heavier scholastic requirements. 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 barley juice every day could help meet a teenager’s nutritional requirements, improve their stamina and coping abilities and even improve their grades.

Seniors

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 live the last few years of their life being cared for by others. Factors that affect seniors nutritional health are decreased caloric intake, impaired absorption, poor dentition, drug and 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 five-year increase of age, there is a doubling of the incidence of cancer. The elderly often suffer from nutritional deficiencies, 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 AIM’s PrepZymes® with each meal will assure good digestions and absorption. Barley juice 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 Recommended Daily Allowance. 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. Janet Pauly’s daughter, Michelle, took only barley juice as a prenatal supplement and delivered a healthy 8 lb. 4 oz. baby boy. Her midwife looked at the ingredients in barley juice 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 barley juice 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 barley juice, her milk returned to cream. Mom’s who use barley juice have contented babies!

Diabetics

The eleven million diabetics in the United States have an increased need for vitamin and mineral supplementation. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness, kidney failure and 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. This overwhelms the body’s system, causing a substantial loss of water-soluble nutrients, that pass out of the urine. Consequently, diabetes and its complications are as much a result of nutritional wasting as of elevated blood sugar. Taking barley juice will significantly protect from the ravages of diabetes. Alpine garlic offers special protection to a diabetic’s kidney. Many Type II diabetics report healthful drops in blood sugar levels when they take barley juice faithfully. Some Type I diabetics have reported being able to cut down on their insulin.

Stressed People

Countless millions of people have an increased nutrient need because of stress. Nutrient intake should increase when you are under stress. If you normally take small servings of barley juice (2-4 teaspoonfuls daily) then increase to an additional 2-4 tablespoonfuls, if you are under unusual stress.

Dieters

Whenever the total caloric intake of a dieter 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 barley juice 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 Illnessess

There are an estimated thirty-one 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 thirty-six 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.

A hospitalized patient should talk to their physician and explain that barley juice 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, the more serious your health problem, the more barley juice you need to take. Two tablespoons of barley juice powder four times a day is a prudent amount for a very ill person.

People with Feeding Tubes

Barley juice can be mixed with water, poured into a large syringe and pushed into the feeding tube. Every time the patient is given water, two teaspoons of barley juice can be added. Barley juice can also be added to any liquid nutritional supplement. Be sure to flush the tube with water after giving barley juice.

People with Infections

Approximately five 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. 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 a high dose of antibiotics. This leaves them with no friendly bacteria in the colon, when they need them the most, to aid the immune system in it’s fight against infection. Barley juice is essential to provide nutritional support so the body can heal itself.

People Undergoing Surgery

There are twenty-three 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. Trauma and wound healing require an increased amount of nutrients. Barley juice should be taken in large amounts for several weeks prior to surgery a

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. Studies have shown substantially better long term success when progesterone levels are higher.

Osteoporosis

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. Hip fractures are the most devastating, affecting one-third of all women and one-sixth of all men. Two-thirds of these patents 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. Consume fresh and simply prepared foods, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds. Foods today contain far less vitamins and minerals than in the past, due to changes in farming practices and food processing. This results in chronic, low-level deficiencies of a wide range of micronutrients. For those with osteoporosis, a minimum of two tablespoonfuls of barley juice 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. (Carbonated beverages are also an issue.)

There is no substitute for the use of natural progesterone cream, which will allow new healthy bone to be created. This is vitally important. John Lee, M.D., a foremost hormone researcher, uses 1/16 tsp (10 mg) of 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 exercises such as walking are essential for both men and women.

Cancer

“All studies using vitamins and minerals….(along) with chemotherapy and radiation, show the same effect: increased tumor killing and increased protection of normal tissue.” – Charles. Simone M.D. Breast Health, Avery Pub 1995, p. 83

We know that forty percent or more of cancer patients die of malnutrition and that chemotherapy and radiation can exacerbate (hasten) this condition. Barley juice can be given dry under the tongue ¼ table spoon every few minutes or put into a raw juice drink every hour. This is high-octane nutrition, easy to assimilate and will not tax a weakened digestive system.

We know someone who because of metastatic cancer had became so weak that she was bedfast and needed assistance with personal care. She had been so nauseated for fourteen weeks that she could not even swallow water without vomiting. She had a feeding tube directly into her stomach, through which liquid supplement with synthetic vitamins were given several times a day for nourishment, yet her condition was worsening rapidly. We suggested dry barley powder ¼ tsp every fifteen minutes under the tongue (while awake), which she began immediately. The most amazing part was that she experienced no nausea with the barley juice. Within a couple of days, she could drink water and eat solid food again. Within a week, she was able to resume a moderate activity level unassisted! Isn’t it amazing what the body can do with real nutrients and live enzymes! Another victory for barley juice.

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 provides a generous amount of protective nutrients, including antioxidants, that will help your immune system and give a more favorable outcome. This program applies to any serious health problem.

You must do everything possible to nourish the body, thereby enhancing the immune function. (Barley juice, two tablespoons, four times a day.)

Your detoxification system also needs to be functioning optimally so the body can excrete pharmaceutical chemicals and metabolic debris from tumor breakdown.

A fresh, whole food diet, as raw as possible, primarily vegetarian without additives. Include a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

Balance your hormones with natural progesterone (both men and women) Men: 1/16 tsp. every day, apply to thin skin and rotate sites. Women: see directions on further in document.

Drink at least eight to ten glasses of Prill water everyday (Best in the early morning and between meals.)

Soak in the bathtub at least three times a week with ¼ cup of Cell Wellness Restorer added or use a foot tub. Soak your feet for twenty minutes to help your body handle damaging stress and to promote rest.

Exercise so that the nutrients will circulate to the cells. If your condition permits, exercise on a rebounder for five minutes, five times a day, to aid the lymphatic system. Walking is also good, even if it is just through the house, several times a day. Do some form of exercise, no matter how little initially.

Other important things: sunshine, fresh air, rest, peace of mind and trust in God. (Meditate on the Word of God, read scriptures concerning healing throughout each day. Find faithful people who will pray for you.)

We know of a sixty-seven year-old lady who chose chemotherapy, but faithfully followed the program above. She did not become anemic, have sores in her mouth, lose her hair or become extremely weak. She maintained a normal, active life throughout her chemotherapy. She did, however, rest more and did simplify her life during this time. It has been two years and she continues to enjoy a very active life. She is thankful for the products that helped support her through her therapy.

Breast Cancer – “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 1896, just over a hundred years.” – R. Hoover, National Cancer Institute.

What we 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.

For every month that there is no progesterone in the body, estrogen’s message becomes deadly because there is nothing to stop the rapid cell proliferation. Every month of estrogen is an opportunity for cancer to start. We believe that if every woman would start using the natural progesterone cream at age thirty, so that she would never have a month of estrogen dominance, the breast cancer rate would drop. Natural progesterone is exactly like the progesterone your body makes, and has no adverse side effects.

Peri-menopausal and Post-menopausal women, whose breast cancer rates are skyrocketing, certainly need natural progesterone. This not only helps 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 tea spoon of natural progesterone into the vagina.

Still having periods: Natural progesterone 1/8 tsp, days 12-28 (apply to thin skin and rotate the sites.) No more periods: Natural progesterone 1/8 tsp. all month except for any three to five 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. Most brands of birth control pills in the U.S. have synthetic estrogen (ethinyl estradiol or mestranol) combined with progestin. The risk of breast cancer is up 30% with one year on oral contraceptives and quadruples after eight to ten years. This is well documented in many studies. Also, there is even more risk if the pill is started before age eighteen. – 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

Estrogen – Studies 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. It can occur also when women are progesterone deficient and their natural estrogen is unopposed.

Osteoporosis and Heart Disease – Don’t buy into the myth that estrogen helps either of these diseases. 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.

In a landmark study done by K. Miyagawa at Oregon Regional Research Center, they set out to study the effect of hormones on coronary spasms. The monkeys on the progestin and estrogen suffered unrelenting spasm that would have caused death had they not been injected within minutes with a drug to reverse the spasm. Researchers were unable to induce cardiac spasm in the monkeys that had been treated with natural progesterone. Natural progesterone obviously protects against cardiac spasm (the biggest killer of women) and estrogen and progestin promotes spasm. Use natural progesterone and protect yourself against cardiac spasm.

Women with a progesterone deficiency also have 5.4 times the risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer and a tenfold increase in death from all malignant cancers. (Use natural progesterone.)

Understand the role of genetics. Genetic endowment is what you inherit and genetic expression is the disease you actually get. Genetics are affected by a host of variables, including diet and environmental carcinogens. The fact is that eighty percent 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. Keep in mind that gene expression is nutrient dependent and toxin sensitive. Genetics loads the gun and lifestyle pulls the trigger!

For example: Janet Pauly’s father died of lymphoma, the same kind of cancer she has had since 1980. He died after several years of treatment. However, Janet Pauly is still alive today, twenty years later, due to God’s grace and His leading her to barley juice and other lifestyle changes.

For those who need additional help, the only cancer doctor we can recommend is Salvadore Vargas, M.D. of Tijuana, Mexico who has been treating cancer for twenty-five years. To contact Dr. Vargas, call his clinic manager Diana Boatman at 1-888-396-3130.

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THE pH EQUATION and HEALTH

According to many health researchers, total healing of chronic illness takes place only when and if the blood is restored to a normal, slightly alkaline pH. In case you missed it, let me say it again…
Total healing of chronic illness takes place only when and if the blood is restored to a normal, slightly alkaline pH.
The magnitude of meaning behind this research is of incredible importance to someone who is fighting a disease, overcoming an illness, or just desiring to feel better. What it means is this…
Your Body pH Affects EVERYTHING.  Human blood stays in a very narrow pH range right around 7.0-7.4.   Below or above this range means symptoms and disease.

When pH goes off, microbial looking froms in the blood can change shape, mutate, mirror pathogenicity, and grow.

When pH goes off, ENZYMES that are constructive can become destructive.

When pH goes off, OXYGEN delivery to cells suffers.

WORD ABOUT OXYGEN

More and more research is showing that low oxygen delivery to cells is a major factor in most if not all degenerative conditions.

Nobel laureate, Dr. Otto Warburg of Germany, won his Nobel Prize for his discovery of oxygen deficiency in the CANCER growth process. As stated above, when pH is off and our bodies are running more acidic, our cells are getting less oxygen. Cancer thrives under an acid tissue pH/oxygen deficient environment. Is it any wonder today that cancer rates are up?

So what can you do about bringing your pH back into a more alkaline range – choose BarleyLife! The unaltered natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids (proteins) and enzymes provide cells with fuel necessary to rebuild and regenerate. Our bodies benefit far more from natural substances found in BarleyLife, than from high doses of synthetic vitamins and minerals manufactured in a laboratory which the body finds difficult to utilize. BarleyLife can wonderfully bring your body back into a more alkaline state, enhancing your health in this and so many other ways.

For over 30 years, BarleyLife has been transforming the health of people around the world. Why not begin “A New Day | A New Way” by choosing BarleyLife as a part of your new regiment for health and life!

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8 Reasons Why You Should Take AIM BarleyLife

1. THE ASSIMILATION FACTOR: BL – is an unprocessed, uncooked, live food concentrate; so its nutrients are quickly assimilated (accepted and utilized) by the body.  BL’s unaltered natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids (proteins) and enzymes provide cells with fuel necessary to rebuild and regenerate.  Our bodies benefit more from natural substances found in BL than from high doses of synthetic vitamins and minerals manufactured in a laboratory which the body finds difficult to utilize.  DEAD SUPPLEMENTS = DEAD PEOPLE;  LIVE SUPPLEMENTS = LIVE PEOPLE   

3. NATURAL CHLOROPHYLL: Chlorophyll, which is solar energy captured for human consumption, is a result of plant photosynthesis.  Its molecular structure is almost identical to blood hemoglobin (Hgb).  The primary difference is the nuclei-the nucleus of Hgb is iron, and the nucleus of chlorophyll is magnesium.  Chlorophyll rids the body of dead cells, reduces or eliminates bad breath, helps age spots disappear, aids in wound healing, disinfects the body, and builds the blood.  Chlorophyll is a detoxifier and cleanser for the body.  Chlorophyll also removes carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, the by-products of respiration and pollution, from the body.

  

4. WIDE SPECTRUM OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS: BL is bursting with nutrition!  It contains at least 16 vitamins, 11 major minerals and 60 trace minerals.  These include potassium, calcium, magnesium, Iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, beta-carotene, B1, B2, B6, C, folic acid and pantothenic acid.  BL contains 11 times the calcium in cow’s milk, 7 times the calcium found in an equivalent weight of raw spinach and 15 times the calcium found in an equivalent weight of raw broccoli and 2 times the beta carotene in an equivalent weight of raw carrots.

5. WHOLE BALANCED FOOD: The real power of BL, a whole food concentrate, is found in the combination of its many nutrients.  BL is as close to its natural state as possible and supplies nutrients in natural proportions. This is what attracted Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, the creator of BL, to barley—a vision of totality—not individual pieces.  “BarleyLife. should not be recognized by discussing the amount of its vitamins and minerals.  The era of focusing on a single vitamin or mineral is gone…much more attention is being focused on biological phenomenon.”

 

6. HIGH AMOUNT OF AMINO ACIDS (PROTEIN): BL contains a wide spectrum of amino acids necessary for our body’s health.  BL has twice the protein of hamburger by weight without the cholesterol and fat.  Many professional athletes use BL for the stamina and strength it gives them.

 

7. RICH STOREHOUSE OF LIVE ENZYMES: Enzymes are not found in cooked or processed foods.  We need to trust the “Master Chemist” who knew what he was talking about when He said “eat the green plants” (Genesis 1:29-30).  BL also contains unknown nutrients.  We know there are hundreds of live enzymes in BL, yet we’ve only been able to isolate around 30 of them in a laboratory.  We know BL contains digestive enzymes, anti-inflammatory enzymes, and toxin-neutralizing enzymes.  There are hundreds of enzymes in BL whose function is yet to be discovered.  Enzymes are the body’s spark plugs.  They supply the spark needed for essential chemical reactions in our bodies.  Without this spark and chemical reaction, we would be helpless; a bag of bones, unable to walk, talk, blink or breathe.  Studies show cells have a barrier, which vitamins cannot pass through unless they are piggybacked on a live enzyme.  We are all born with a storehouse of enzymes.  But over time we use up more than we take in, so the storehouse eventually depletes.  One important enzyme found in BL, Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD), has been the subject of significant research.  The aging process has been directly linked to decreasing amounts of SOD in our system.  Increasing our intake of SOD helps our body repair itself more quickly.  The enzyme, SOD, is a powerful antioxidant thought to slow the rate of cell destruction by providing a defense against free radicals, especially the most prolific free radical, superoxide.  Superoxide free radicals are thought to be responsible for the breakdown of synovial fluid that leads to the inflammatory response in joints.  Much of the current clinical research on SOD is focused on arthritis, bursitis, and gout.  Low levels of SOD are also associated with cataracts and other degenerative diseases.  BL is rich in SOD.  In addition, it is believed SOD helps the body use zinc, copper and manganese more effectively.

8. CANCER FIGHTING ENZYMES: An enzyme called P4D1, isolated in a laboratory in California in the 1980’s in Barley juice. P4D1 was found to do two things in the human body. It is the first known substance to actuallystimulate repair of the DNA molecule. It is possible that disease cells can be repaired with P4D1 so that when they reproduce they will actually produce good cells. P4D1 has also been shown in laboratory tests to eat the protein sheath off a cancer cell so that the white blood cells can attack and destroy them.

2. HIGH ALKALINITY: Our cells and blood can’t function well unless the body’s pH (which measures acidity and alkalinity) is kept around neutral. (7.0) Research shows when we’re acidic, we’re susceptible to disease. Allergists find most people with severe allergies are acidic.  Meat, dairy products, sugar, and refined and processed foods cause the body to become acidic.  A diet of 10-80% raw fruits & vegetables maintains an alkaline environment.  BL balances the negative effects of acid-forming foods.

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