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Could Losing Weight Help You Sleep Better?

Do you have trouble sleeping?

According to a study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, losing weight, especially belly fat, can help you sleep better.

The researchers recruited seventy-seven people who were overweight and had sleep problems. Half the volunteers went on a weight-loss diet and exercised. The other half of the group only did a diet.

After six months, the participants lost an average of fifteen pounds, with a fifteen percent reduction of belly fat. The reasearchers also saw both groups improved their sleep score by twenty percent.

"We found that improvement in sleep quality was significantly associated with overall weight loss, especially belly fat." - Dr. Kerry Stewart, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Another study, published in the journal Sleep, found weight loss due to changes in your diet may improve the quality of your sleep.

"If you're overweight and often feel tired, you may not need to lose all the weight to improve slee…

What Regulates Fat Accumulation?

"We know the hormone insulin is what puts fat in fat tissue. Raise insulin levels and you accumulate fat; lower insulin levels and you lose fat. And we secrete insulin as a response to carbohydrates in the diet." - Gary Taubes, author of the book, "Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It"

One Way To Burn Belly Fat

Your body cannot burn fat when you have high insulin levels. Insulin is a hormone that sends signals to your fat cells to store more fat.

Insulin also locks existing fat in your cells.

Fasting is one way to decrease insulin levels, allowing you to burn fat at a much higher pace.

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Is Added Sugar The New Smoking?

"Decades ago researchers revealed the simplest way to avoid lung cancer: Avoid Smoking.

They didn’t tell us "smoke in moderation" or "smoke smaller cigarettes" or "smoking is harmless as long as you jog more" they simply said: Avoid Smoking.

Now consider this along with researchers recently studying one hundred and seventy-five countries and discovering the simplest way to avoid diabetes: Avoid Added Sugars.

So much like lung cancer isn't avoided by "smoking in moderation" or "smoking smaller cigarettes" or "smoking on a treadmill," could it be that diabetes isn’t avoided by "eating added sugars in moderation" or "eating only one hundred calorie sugary snack packs" or attempting to cancel out added sugars with treadmill time, but simply by Avoiding Added Sugars.

In fact, when you put this together with nearly two-thirds of added sugars coming from just three sources: soda, candy, and juice…and that th…

The Fastest Way to Lose Fat?

Diet or exercise? Which is the best and fastest way to lose weight?

According to Philip Stanforth, a professor of exercise science at the University of Texas, diet is more important when it comes to losing the pounds.

However, exercise is critical to keeping the weight off.

"Studies tend to show that in terms of weight loss, diet plays a much bigger role than exercise." - Phillip Stanforth, executive director of the Fitness Institute of Texas (More here.)


According to Stanforth, exercise takes time and effort, meaning the results take longer. Exercise also burns less calories.

"You'd have to walk 35 miles to burn 3,500 calories. That's a lot of walking. But if you look at eating, a Snickers bar might have, say, 500 calories. It's going to be a lot easier to cut the Snickers bar than to do 5 miles of walking every day."

Several studies seem to back up Stanforth.

So to lose weight, adjust your diet. And to keep it off, exercise.

P.S. If you don'…

How Many Fruits and Veggies Do You Need Every Day?

Children two to six years old - 5 servings: 2 fruits, 3 vegetables

Older children, teen girls - 7 servings: 3 fruits, 4 vegetables

Teen boys - 9 servings: 4 fruits, 5 vegetables

Kids who get enough nutrition every day decrease their risk for things like ear aches, allergies, colds and the flu. They also maintain memory function, eyesight, strong bones and more. They tend to do better in school too.

Keep in mind cooking at temperatures over 120 degrees kills much of the nutrition in most foods. Parents are trying to achieve the impossible - maintain the health of their children, while often feeding them food that does not support it.

You may be thinking:

"My kids won’t eat that many fruits and veggies every day."

"I don't like buying them only to see them rot in the fridge."

"My kids don't like the taste of fruits and vegetables."

That's why there's BarleyLife® Xtra. It's a quick and easy way for kids and teenagers to get their fruit…

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Why You Should Stop Eating Wheat

"Wheat causes blood sugar disruption, glycation of your cells, increases aging, weight gain, and boosts your risk for diabetes.

Before I tell you why wheat can actually speed up the aging process, let's clarify some simple biochemistry...

This deals with glycation in your body, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs). These nasty little compounds speed up the aging process, including damage over time to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.

So what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of AGEs inside your body? This may surprise you, but high blood sugar levels over time dramatically increase age-accelerating AGEs in your body.

This is why type 2 diabetics many times appear to not have aged well and look older than their real age. But this age-increasing effect is not limited to diabetics.

So, let's get back to how "whole wheat" relates to this...

Here is a little-known fact that's often covered up by the ma…

Does Fat Shaming Lead to Weight Loss?

Shame does not encourage weight loss. In fact, it accomplishes the exact opposite.

In a 2013 paper published in PLoS ONE, researchers from Florida State University asserted,

“Rather than motivating individuals to lose weight, weight discrimination increases risk for obesity.”

The researchers found fat shaming obese individuals also leads to poor mental health outcomes.

How can you help others lose weight, without being critical of them?

Studies, Clinical Trials and Papers of Green Barley Leaves and Juice Extracts

Barley Juice Scientific Studies, Clinical Studies, Papers (References)

Badamchian, M.; Naylor, P.H.; Spangelo, B.; Strickler, M.P.; Stone, M.J.; Hagiwara, Y.; Hagiwara, H.; and Goldstein, A.L. 1991. "Immune-endocrine Activities of Green Barley Leaf Extract (BLE): Regulation of Prolactin and Interleukin-2 Release in Vitro." FASEB Journal, Vol. 5, No. 4.

Badamchian, M.; Spangelo, B.; Bao, Y.; Hagiwara, Y.; Hagiwara, H.; Ueyama, H.; and Goldstein, A. 1994. "Isolation of a Vitamin E Analog From a Green Barley Leaf Extract That Stimulates Release of Prolactin and Growth Hormone From Rat Anterior Pituitary Cells in Vitro." The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Vol. 5, March, 1994.

Hotta, Y. 1984. "Stimulation of DNA Repair-synthesis by P4-D I, One of the Novel Components of Barley Extracts." Lecture given in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kitta, K.; Hagiwara, Y.; and Shibamoto, T. 1992. "Antioxidative Activity of an Isoflavonoid, 2"-O-Glycosylisovitexin Isolate…

The Story of The AIM Companies™

Friday, July 31, 1981 
Idaho Press-Tribune 
Nampa, Idaho
Two Nampa Brothers Die in Accident Two rural Nampa brothers suffocated Thursday evening when they climbed into a truckload of barley and were sucked underneath the grain. 

Jeff and John Itami, ages eleven and twelve, were the beloved sons of Dennis and Kay Itami, prominent farmers and citizens of Nampa, a close-knit community in southwest Idaho.

Canyon County Chief Coroner Chris Klein said the accident occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m., while a truckload of barley was being unloaded at the A-Bar-D Cattle Company feedlot south of Nampa. 

As authorities reconstructed the moments leading up to the tragedy, they determined the boys probably had climbed onto the truck bed where they were throwing grasshoppers into a trailer load of barley grain and watching the vacuum effect as the rapidly disappearing grain sucked the insects into the chute.

Apparently, one of the boys fell in and the other jumped in to save him. They were both drawn int…

J.R. Celski - The Road to Recovery and The Olympics

The road to recovery for AIM-sponsored speedskater J.R. Celski has been marked with extraordinary healing and unbeatable nutrition from The AIM Companies™. For that reason, being full-speed seems like a very real possibility at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

J.R. qualified for the Olympics in a dramatic Olympic Trials meet at Marquette, Michigan, in September. The nineteen year-old speedskating superstar experienced both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

During the competition, J.R. took first in the 1,500-meter race and finished second in the overall standings. However, on the final day of competition, J.R. took a nasty spill and suffered a serious injury that ended his run at the Olympic Trials and put in jeopardy his Olympics status.

After surgery for a deep cut on his left leg, J.R. spent several months recovering and recuperating at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His regimen included physical therapy as well as an increased amount of AIM…

Is This The Secret To Good Health?

Did you know at two months of age, your body has all the cells it will ever get, somewhere around one hundred trillion of them?

For the rest of your life, your body will not produce any additional cells, only replace the old cells.

Your cells are constantly in the process of dying and being replaced, at the rate of three hundred million per minute.

Every four weeks, your entire outer layer of skin is replaced. Every two months, practically every cell in your heart muscle is rebuilt.

Within two to three years, your entire bone structure is replaced.

So every two to three years, every cell in your body is replaced with a new cell. In other words, you’ll have a totally new body.

The question is, what kind of body will it be?

Will your new body be weaker or stronger than the one you have today?

It's up to you. 

Because as your old cells die and are replaced, your new cells depend totally upon the building materials you provide it - the foods you eat, the liquids you drink and the air…