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USDA: Nine Fruits and Veggies a Day

How many fruits and veggies do you need every day?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the average person should now get nine servings of fruits and veggies per day. This is up from the previous recommendation of five (then seven) such servings a day.

Why this many?

"Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss." - Harvard School of Public Health

Yet, the average American gets a total of just three servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

You may be thinking, "How can I possibly eat nine fruits and veggies a day? Am I supposed to get up in the middle of the night and snack on carrots?"

That's why there's BarleyLife Xtra. It's a quick and easy way for you and your kids to get your fruits an…

They Died Trying To Get Some Sleep

You probably know two big names who've recently died.

Heath Ledger (28 years) and Michael Jackson (50 years).

What you might not know is they died trying to sleep.

Neither were known for taking prescription uppers. Take Heath Ledger - all he did was something most people do every day.

Drink coffee.

In his last interview, a month before his death, a visiting reporter noticed before Ledger could even have a conversation with her about his latest movie role - the Joker in the Dark Night Batman movie - he had to make himself two pots of coffee.

In between six cups, he went on his deck to smoke a few cigarettes. To wake up and get juiced, he told her.

But think about it. How ya gonna sleep at night with that much coffee in you? Too wired. So he took sleeping pills. And they got stronger and stronger.

Eventually, it was too much for him and caused the Big Sleep.

Same thing happened to Michael Jackson.

Who else is too wired on caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and sugary stuff to calm down and…

Are You Tired of Vitamins That Don't Do Anything?

When your knife is dull, you can immediately see the problem and how to fix it.

But when you take daily vitamins, how would you even know there's anything wrong?

Most grocery store vitamins, it's been discovered, do nothing. Many are suspected of doing more harm than good. Most contain synthetic ingredients and artificial colors like yellow dye #6, yellow #5, blue #1.

So The AIM Companies™ came up with a whole-food supplement called BarleyLife®.

When you're extreme about what you put in your body, what else do you do?

Yes, I sell it. I'm more than glad to make a living doing something I believe in so much.

What will this nutritious green powder will do for your body? Who else needs something extra-good to make up for imperfect living habits?

By the way, you are surely not like the folks stocking up on pills that they think can spare them expensive doctor visits?

Who else is buying a dull knife and doesn't know it?

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Cancer Comments from Dr. Heidi Dulay

"The total quantity of toxins that people are exposed to daily in this country is alarming. Our livers can do only so much to neutralize toxins we take in. After a while, it gets exhausted."

"It takes five to twenty years for cancer cells to grow into malignant lethal tumors. Why speed up that growth with even tiny amounts of toxic substances?" - Dr. Heidi Dulay, Ed.D., N.C. Adjunct Lecturer, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, California

Note: Dr. Dulay teaches Master's Degree Level courses in Holistic Health Education. She has degrees from Harvard as well as Stanford University.

Her ongoing quest for all things healthy started with two personal battles - living down an embarrassing childhood nickname "Walking Ball" and battling cervical cancer in her thirties. Now, more than twenty years later, she's in peak health and lives to spread the word.

Laughter Is Still The Best Medicine

"Is this the way it's supposed to work?"
We've all heard that laughter is the best medicine. And after a good laugh, we certainly feel better. Immune function improves, pain tolerance increases and stress response decreases when we laugh.

Not only that, but a positive attitude means you're more likely to do healthy things like walk, eat vegetables and avoid saturated fats - ­ choices that substantially help you avoid heart disease, cancer and stroke.

Whenever I tell a joke or funny story, and no one laughs, my usual dry response is, "Well, I thought it was funny."

So without further ado, here are a few health related jokes and quotes. If you don't find them humorous like I did, well then...I thought they were funny.
--------------------------------------------------------------- The doctor's office was crowded as usual, but the doctor was moving at a snail's pace. After waiting two hours, an old man slowly stood up and started walking toward the d…

North Carolina Beach Trip 2009

The following is written by my awesome wife, Laura.
Summer Winds, Indian Beach, North Carolina
We had a wonderful vacation in eastern North Carolina, but it's always good to be home. Our little toddler, Brady was a trooper on the airplane. On the way to North Carolina, he was super-hyped up, which kept him from sleeping. But thank the Lord... he did sleep on both legs of the flight back home.

Running around after Brady kept me from being able to lay out by the pool or on the beach (insert lots of sympathy here). Brady had a blast playing on the beach the first day. But after he gulped down some salt water, he decided to stay out of that salty-wet-stuff altogether! The thing Brady enjoyed most about the beach was burying his big brother, Dylan, in the sand.

Brady didn't think much of the swimming pool either. Every time we tried to get him in the pool, he thought the water was too cold. Paul finally took him into the pool, but with all the fussing and crying, we decided it wasn'…

Happy Independence Day!

What kind of men were the 56 signers who adopted the Declaration of Independence and who, by their signing, committed an act of treason against the crown?

Each had more to lose from revolution than he had to gain by it.

To each of you, the names Franklin, Adams, Hancock and Jefferson are almost as familiar as household words. Most of us, however, know nothing of the other signers. Who were they? What happened to them?

Of those 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment. Several lost wives, sons or entire families. One lost his 13 children. Two wives were brutally treated. All were at one time or another the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned.

Yet not one defected or went back on his pledged word. Their honor, and the nation they sacrificed so much to create is still in…