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How to Consume BarleyLife® Xtra

Take two teaspoons two to three times per day. Many people start with one teaspoons per day and gradually increase their serving every four to five days. Young infants or toddlers begin with ¼ teaspoons per day and gradually increase to ½ teaspoons per day. Since mixing BarleyLife® Xtra activates the nutrients, try to drink it immediately after mixing it in water or your favorite juice. BarleyLife® Xtra delivers the greatest benefits when taken on an empty stomach, thirty minutes before or two hours after a meal. You may take BarleyLife® Xtra with other products from The AIM Companies™. To receive the greatest absorption of nutrients, take Herbal Fiberblend® one hour before or 30 minutes after taking BarleyLife® or BarleyLife® Xtra. Close container tightly after opening and store in a cool, dry, dark place (70-75 F; 20.1-23.8 C). Do not refrigerate. To learn more about this nutritious green powder, Click Here.

Halloween 2011

Arrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Are Flu Shots Effective?

A recent study in The Lancet shows that flu shots are only 59% effective in adults - not enough to protect people in an outbreak.

"Today's flu shot is like an iPhone 1.0," says study author Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota. "What we need is an iPhone 10.0."

Basically, the experts are saying, "It's no guarantee, but get the flu shot anyway."

And to that I say,"Thanks, but no thanks."

Recipe for Low Carb Lasagna

Following is an example of how you can take a favorite 'high-carb' recipe and transform it into a wonderful low-carb dish.

What my wife did is substitute spinach for the lasagna noodles. Our family loves it! So she makes this yummy dish once every other week.

Another great thing about this recipe is that it makes two 9x13 pans of lasagna. You cook once and have dinner for several nights. And trust me, no one complains about eating these leftovers!

Low Carb Green Chili Lasagna 
5 pounds Ground ChuckSalt and Pepper to taste16oz fresh Mushrooms, sliced1 stick Butter 4 - 8oz cans Tomato Sauce (with Basil, Garlic & Oregano) 2 tsp Garlic Powder 15oz carton Ricotta Cheese 8oz carton Sour Cream 8oz pkg Cream Cheese, softened 1 cup Green Onions, chopped 3 - 4oz Green Chilies, chopped 2 - 11oz pkg Baby Spinach leaves 5 oz pkg Parmesan Cheese, shredded 4 cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
In a large pot, brown the ground beef. Drain beef, then season meat with salt and pepper to taste.

Another Victim of The Low-Fat Diet?

To learn more about weight loss, Click Here.

10 Quick Tricks To Avoid Halloween Candy

1. Buy candy you don't like.

2. Out of sight, out of mind.

3. Savor one piece of your favorite candy a day.

4. Chew gum.

5. Replace the candy with better choices.

6. Move the candy jar.

7. Count the empty wrappers.

8. Take a walking break.

9. Eat breakfast, a few healthy snacks, and a satisfying lunch.

10. Sip on a low-calorie beverage.

My number one trick, though, is if I don't buy it, I won't eat it. It's as simple as that!

Happy Halloween!

Winter and Vitamin D

A recent article suggests that Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is critical to your good health. Yet the shorter winter days and colder weather makes it tougher to get this vital nutrient.

Vitamin D is actually a hormone and is made by the body in response to sunlight exposure.

A lack of Vitamin D can cause a host of health problems.

"Evidence suggests that a lack of Vitamin D may raise the risk of a host of problems from bone-thinning, heart disease and cancer to diabetes and even depression. The answer, experts agree, is taking a supplement throughout autumn and winter."

To read the full article, click here.

Condensed Version of The Wheat Belly Diet

The following is a short version of the Wheat Belly Diet by Dr. William Davis, M.D.

The diet starts with the biggest step: elimination of wheat. But a healthy diet cannot end there. The next step is to limit carbohydrates.

Eliminate: All wheat-based products (all breads, all breakfast cereals, noodles, pasta, bagels, muffins, pancakes, waffles, donuts, pretzels, crackers), oat products (oatmeal, oat bran), cornstarch-based products (sauces or gravies thickened with cornstarch, prepared or processed foods containing cornstarch, cornmeal products like chips, tacos, tortillas), sugary soft drinks, candies

Enjoy Unlimited: Vegetables - except potatoes; fresh or frozen, never canned
Raw Nuts and Seeds - raw almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, cashews; dry-roasted peanuts (not roasted in oil); pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Healthy Oils (unheated) - olive, flaxseed, coconut, avocado, walnut
Meats - red meats, pork, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs. (Consider free-range, gra…

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The Truth About Cereal

The following is from a recent news article about cereal boxes:

"If you live in the Los Angeles area and happen to be perusing the cereal aisle at the Venice location of mega-supermarket Ralph's, you may find yourself confused. Gawker reports the manufacturer’s boxes have been replaced with contemporary artist Ron English's 'propaganda.'"

"His attack on the products isn't falling on deaf ears. The Wall Street Journal reported that General Mills is vigorously attempting to reformulate its cereals to reduce the sugar content."

If the food manufacturers found a way to remove all the unhealthy sugar and grains, would they still have a decent product to sell?

How We Mix BarleyLife® Xtra in Juice For Our Picky Eater

We've had several people ask us how we mix BarleyLife® Xtra in juice and water for Brady. Through a little bit of trial and error, we have found the following to be the best mixture for our picky eater son:
Two ounces of juice (white grape juice and apple juice mixed together)Eight ounces of cold, filtered waterA teaspoon of BarleyLife Xtra™Put all of this in a sippy cup and shake wellBrady drinks six to eight sippy cups of this BarleyLife® Xtra mixture a day  When it comes to your kids, feel free to experiment.

For example, Brady used to like his juice mixture at room temperature. As he got older, for whatever reason, he decided he wanted it to be cold. That's life with a picky eater!

So be flexible and see what works best for your kids.


BarleyLife® Xtra is eighteen fruits and veggies in a powder. It's a quick and easy way for kids to get the nutrition they need every day.

To find out more about this nutritious green powder, Click Here.

A Good Weight Loss Tip

When it comes to weight loss, one of the best things you can do is forget about the scale.

Instead, shift the focus from weight loss to health gain. Then weight loss will be a natural by-product of doing these things.

"Scales belong on a fish, not in your bathroom."

To learn more, Click Here.

Primal Bloggers on The Internet

Following are some top notch blogs related to the primal lifestyle:

Son of GrokPrimal FusionThe Primal ExperimentLiving PrimalBEE Lifestyle
Recipes and food tips from primal sites:

Caveman CookiesCoconut PancakesPrimal Office SnacksPrimal Ingredient: Coconut FlourDinosaur Dropping: Primal Fudge BallsHow To: Primal BreakfastGrain-Free MuffinsThe Son of Grok Jerky Method
By the way, if you have a primal blog, consider adding a link to it in the comments section.

BarleyLife® Xtra Questions and Answers

Q: How can BarleyLife® Xtra contain so little sugar and yet taste so sweet?

Barley juice has an inherently unsweetened taste that many users of BarleyLife® consider a challenge to overcome. After a year of development and over one hundred samples, we have finally discovered a natural sweetener that compliments the taste of bitter barley juice. We identify this as stevia on our label.

This concentrated sweetness allows us to minimize the amount of natural flavoring added and maximize the nutrients from the barley juice, fruits and vegetables. Our digestive system is unable to metabolize mogrosides, and thus they are considered non-caloric as well as low-glycemic.


Q: How much sugar is in BarleyLife® Xtra and should this be a concern? 

The average American consumes 64 pounds of refined sugar per year. This equates to about 80 grams or about 20 teaspoons (1,280 calories) of sugar per day. The USDA recommends that an adult consuming 2,000 calories daily should consume less than half of the …

Nutrition and Intelligence

"Many studies have been conducted on the effects of nutrients on intelligence. When children's diets were supplemented with vitamins and minerals, their I.Q'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 and perception and personality changes." -Dr. Charles B. Simone, M.D.

Get Your Young Taste Buds Ready for BarleyLife® Xtra

Tastes and preferences in food can be a parent's nightmare, especially given the wide availability of highly refined and processed foods that seem to line grocery store shelves.

We try our best, but if you'll be honest, how can we compete with cream-filled chocolate cookies and artificial fruit drinks laden with sugar?

Well, hold on, because now there is help.

Introducing BarleyLife® Xtra

BarleyLife® Xtra is a sweet tasting, cherry-apple flavor green juice drink. It has been designed especially to appeal to the taste buds of young children. It's ideal for those from 4 to 10 years of age. It tastes so good, whether you are young - or just 'young at heart' - you may want to give it a try!

BarleyLife® Xtra contains no synthetic sugar, artificial coloring or preservatives. One 6 gram serving delivers the same amount of green barley that adults receive from 5 grams of BarleyLife®. The "Xtra" is that it has natural fruit and vegetable juices that will appeal to …

The Diet For Diabetics

Before insulin shots were developed, doctors treated diabetes with diet. Here are the treatment guidelines written by doctors for other doctors in 1915.

The treatment seems to be all about severely restricting the foods that raise blood sugar.

The case reports show the actual diets limiting carbohydrates and increasing fat. It's similar to the diet Dr. Richard Bernstein, M.D., recommends for diabetics.

Don't you think it’s better to control diabetes with diet and exercise, instead of medication?

Do You Live On The Island Of Misfit Toys?

by Perry Marshall
In last month’s newsletter I opened a vein and bled a little bit. I talked about our “baloney sandwich and ramen soup” years and the sacrifices Mamalaura made along the way. None of it was trivial stuff.

I got a good deal more feedback from that newsletter than I usually get. My favorite response was from Michael Cage (who, like Mizel, is one of those geniuses that quietly goes about his business):

“I think the idea of the Rugged Individual, while romantic, is basically crap. So many people in the entrepreneurial realm are so hung up on having made it “all on their own” that they completely discount things like the space their social relationships (including family/spouse) create for them to be successful and also manifests with the “I don’t have customers, I have numbers” mentality. I did a teleseminar a few months ago all about the ramifications of a horribly controversial idea - "Your customers are human!” (grin)

I remember about 3 to 4 years ago thinking to …