There are so many protein powders on the market these days. You can go down to your local supplement shop and purchase a giant tub of whey or soy protein at a relatively low price. If price is the only thing you look at when you choose a protein powder, I guess it doesn’t matter what you put into your body. There are so many companies churning out tons of these common proteins, that the only way they can be competitive in that market is by trying to undercut the price of the next guy. And when you’re cutting prices, the first thing that suffers is quality. Maybe they have to use an inferior ingredient, source lousy protein or rely on substandard containers or whatever. I don’t know. What I do know is that when you have a product made with premium ingredients, people will pay a little extra for that product because of health, safety and quality.
Here are five reasons to switch from bargain-basement proteins to high-quality pea protein.
1. Non-GMO, Non-Allergenic, Non-Acidifying, Vegan
1. If you’re a vegan, whey is right out.
2. If you have allergies, it may limit your options.
3. If you’re on an alkaline diet, then soy is not for you.
4. But let’s talk about Non-GMO. That’s where our protein really shines. 93% of the American soybean crop is GMO. Certain herbicides have been created to treat these GMO crops and these herbicides may contain glysophate.
From the Environmental Working Group:
This study demonstrated that Roundup Ready [GE]-soy may have high residue levels of glyphosate … and also that different agricultural practices may result in a markedly different nutritional composition of soybeans …. Lack of data on pesticide residues in major crop plants is a serious gap of knowledge with potential consequences for human and animal health.
Another study on the long-term effects of feeding GMO crops to livestock found this:
From Consumer’s Union.
The new peer-reviewed long-term pig feeding study just published raises important concerns about possible health impacts of consuming genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy. There have been very few animal feeding studies of GE food to date, and extremely few that lasted longer than 90 days. This new study looked at pigs fed GE corn and soy under commercial production conditions over a 22.7 week period. Compared to a control group that was fed conventional corn and soy, the GE-fed pigs showed significant increases in severe stomach inflammation and thickening of the uterus. The study in online here: http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/81/8106.pdf
And now, maybe you want to rethink that cheap whey protein when you read this:
From Daily Health Post:
If you care about the health and well-being of the animals themselves, you should know that they suffer similar gastrointestinal distress and illness that humans do. If we consume the meat, milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, and eggs of these animals, we’re getting a dose of the herbicide with each serving. Add to that the amounts we eat in GMO (genetically modified organisms) grains and their processed products, we’re ingesting more than you might have thought.
A lot of people and government agencies think GMOs are safe to eat. I don’t know myself, but I do know that I don’t want to to take the risk. I’m willing to pay a premium for Non-GMO protein.
2. Lowers Satiety
If you’re looking to lose weight and want to replace high-calories meals or snacks with a low-calorie protein shake, ProPeas is the protein you choose. Why pay a ton on a weight-loss plan when you can pay a little extra for the protein that keeps you feeling fuller, longer?
3. Helps With Blood Pressure and Kidneys, Possibly
Studies done on humans and rats have found that pea protein may help lower pressure and protect the kidneys. Eating peas in their natural state does not produce this effect, only the proteins.
From Science Daily
The researchers fed small daily doses of the protein mixture to laboratory rats with polycystic kidney disease, a severe form of kidney disease used as a model for research on CKD. At the end of the 8-week-long study period, the protein-fed rats with kidney disease showed a 20 percent drop in blood pressure when compared to diseased rats on a normal diet, the researchers say.
4. Highly Digestible
5. Prebiotic Qualities
A recent study found that pea may have prebiotic qualities. To put it simply, it helps beneficial bacteria in the lower intestine. To put it complicatedly:
The pea protein hydrolysates proved to modulate bacterial physiological activity depending on the state of bacterial existence. The detrimental effect exerted on the free-swimming bacteria was abolished by their immobilization, which confirms a generally approved thesis concerning protective effect of biofilms. It is worth noticing that bacteria from the genus Lactobacillus proved to be able to use fractions of the pea protein hydrolysates deleterious for other bacteria as substrates independently from the state of their existence. Therefore, a diet enriched with pea protein hydrolysates or just pea hydrolysates liberated after the gastric pepsin hydrolysis may beneficially modulate bacterial flora of the small intestine on the condition that the interactions of human intestinal ecosystem will demonstrate the same tendency of beneficial effects on human organism. For this purpose, further studies on this matter with heterogeneous bacterial populations and sophisticated in vitro models imitating the functioning of human intestines are still in progress to legitimate the production of new food assortments containing the pea protein hydrolysates. These studies ought to be ultimately confirmed by the nutritional research involving the diet supplemented with the pea protein hydrolysates.
It’s time to get rid of those industrial tubs of cheap substandard proteins and treat your body to the premium, superior protein.
For over two decades, AIM Herbal Fiberblend® has been providing health benefits to those fortunate enough to have been introduced to its natural fusion of fiber and medicinal herbs. By removing parasites, detoxifying the body, and cleansing the colon, Herbal Fiberblend has helped a countless number of people back on the path to wellness.
One such individual is sixty-one-year-old Ginny McGee Roark. Herbal Fiberblend provided an ending to numerous ailments that began to slowly develop after she had heart bypass surgery ten years ago. One of her problems was severe foot pain.
“Two surgical procedures on both feet didn’t help,” Ginny confessed. Without any health insurance, she tried to treat herself with home remedies and supplements, but nothing got rid of the pain.
In 2010, she spent eight months in Kuwait with her husband while he worked in the Middle East, traveling to countries like Dubai and Bahrain. Back living in the USA for three years, Ginny began feeling tired all of the time, fearing that her heart was failing her again. Things changed for the better in March 2014, when AIM Director Kris Nolan gave her the book Cleansing the Body and the Colon for a Happier, Healthier You using Herbal Fiberblend. “What a godsend it has been,” Ginny exclaimed. “I started using Herbal Fiberblend and was totally shocked to see live parasites swimming around in the toilet after having a bowel movement. Some looked like the little black bugs you see swimming on ponds in the woods.”
This effect that Ginny experienced comes as no surprise. Several ingredients in Herbal Fiberblend act as a vermifuge, which destroys or expels parasitic worms. Its blend of fiber and herbs has helped thousands of people, removing parasites from the intestinal tract and cleansing the colon. Around 70 percent of the immune system is located in the colon, so cleansing with Herbal Fiberblend helps to boost the body’s major defense against disease.
When Ginny started buying AIM BarleyLife® along with her Herbal Fiberblend from Kris, the foot pain that she had suffered with for so long finally disappeared. “What a blessing this is,” she acknowledged. “I cannot tell you how grateful I am for these products and the results I have so far. I’m telling everyone about it.”
Like Ginny McGee Roark, if you are one of the fortunate souls who have been introduced to the use of AIM products, you know first-hand about their health benefits. For those who have yet to try these uniquely effective, natural products, AIM awaits you.
The green leaves of barley grass are considered a vegetable by science.
From the Baltimore Sun:
The fruit is the part of a flowering plant that develops from the ovaryand contains the seeds. This includes sweet fleshy fruits and some vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, cucumber, tomatoes, sweet peppers and nuts. Vegetables are herbaceous plants cultivated for food. Different parts of the vegetables are eaten. Examples: the fruit (eggplant), leaves (spinach, cabbage, lettuce), bulb (shallots, onions, fennel), the tuber (potatoes), the germ (soya), or the root (carrots, turnips).
Barley seeds, a grain, would be the fruit of the barley plant. Nuts, corn kernels and seeds are also considered fruits from a scientific standpoint.
The reason why people get confused as to which foods are fruits and which are vegetables is due to culinary classifications, a system of plant classification based on taste and not science. The culinary world deems that fruits are sweet and veggies are more savory. Cucumbers, by their nature, are fruits, but in the kitchen, they are considered vegetables. Tomatoes are well known for walking that fine line between the worlds.
So here’s a question for you. From a culinary standpoint, would you consider BarleyLife fruit or vegetable?
Getting enough calcium is essential. The bones in your body are constantly under construction, so you always need this vital mineral. This is especially true for children and adolescents, whose skeletons are continuously sculpted for growth into adulthood. This is why the CalciAIM™ source of easily absorbed calcium is such a wise choice for ensuring an adequate intake.
AIM Director Josephine Pei in Lakewood, Colorado, has personal experience of the importance of CalciAIM for her eldest son. Fifteen-year-old Dante had been a short and frail lad who was frequently ill with fevers, headaches, and stomach aches.
“We often took him to doctors for thorough physical examinations,” Josephine recounted,
“even undergoing blood and skin tests for allergies. All of the doctors said that he was very healthy, just allergic to cats, pollen, and dust.” Josephine felt that this did not fully explain Dante’s chronic problems, believing that there must be other causes.
“A friend introduced us to a good doctor, who examined Dante and asked me a lot of questions about his diet, thinking that he might be allergic to dairy products,” Josephine said. “During a month without milk or other dairy, Dante had no uncomfortable reactions.”
Of course, milk is often touted as an ideal source of calcium for growing boys and
girls. Even though he stopped drinking it, Dante had been taking calcium tablets since childhood. However, Josephine learned that only 20 percent of this type of supplement is absorbed by the body. It wasn’t until she heard about CalciAIM’s 98 percent absorbable calcium in powder form that she ordered a six-pack, having found an ideal way to increase his intake.
In the past three years, Dante has experienced growth spurts and never been sick. Josephine added, “Thanks to CalciAIM, Dante has grown healthy and strong. It’s
the best calcium supplement for him.”
It’s not just the calcium in the CalciAIM formula; it’s the additional nutrients such as vitamin D, magnesium, and L-lysine, which make it even easier for
the body to absorb calcium.
Adding AIM BarleyLife® with its high level of vitamin K to the mix promotes the optimal absorbability and use of calcium. Research has revealed at least three proteins found in bone are vitamin K-dependent.
So when considering a calcium supplement, give your body CalciAIM and BarleyLife to make the most use of this necessary mineral.
Being part of a family is an important responsibility. A proper family nurtures and supports its members. Your AIM family is not your kin by blood; you weren’t born into it. It’s a family that you joined by choice, a family that is unified in the vision of a healthier world. This family was your calling.
A democratic government cannot function when the citizens do not participate. A ship cannot sail without its crew, a family cannot strengthen apart, and an AIM business cannot flourish without its upline and downline.
The reason why we call the upline and dowline a genealogy is because it resonates with the spirit of family and togetherness.Care for your downline like children because they are the younger generation and the future, and listen to the wisdom of your upline because they have great experience and the knowledge of what has come before.
And share your experiences and insights with your cousins and brothers whose genealogical roots branched from a common ancestry somewhere in the last thirty-plus years. Help each other to grow by participating in training programs, wellness activities, contests, and seminars and unite under the banner of your AIM Family. Come share your wisdom, your knowledge, and your love.
The world needs whole-food nutrition now more than ever. People are sick and dying because they are eating foods slathered with chemicals, additives, and pesticides. They are fattened at the troughs of fast food restaurants and poisoned by the lure of soda pop. It is our family’s calling to teach people about proper nutrition and to show them a better way of life.Sure, you can try to do everything on your own. But it is together that we are strongest. Together we are mighty. Together we can change the world.
It is our unity of will that can create the change that we desire. It is through fellowship and communion that we can find solace and strength and the best within each person.
Join your family in Scottsdale in September 2015. We have a 9-month Auto-Pay Program that allows you to incrementally purchase food and lodging over time, and the price is generally less than a cell-phone bill per person. You can access it by logging into the Member’s site and filling out the form.
When we say that BarleyLife is made from the most nutritious stuff on earth, it isn’t like some guy saying he makes “The World’s Best Sandwich.” Because that guy is probably just touting a normal sandwich with a fancy moniker. We’re selling a unique, nutritious product with the evidence to back it up.
Let’s look at the nutritional profiles of three popular superfoods that I’ve been reading about lately: Quinoa, blueberries and kale. (Information is USDA-sourced Google info.) Superfoods are great. I’m not knocking them. You should probably eat them, but you’ll still need BarleyLife in your, uh, life. Here’s why:
Quinoa contains: (serving size 1 cup) 170 g
40% Vitamin B-6
Blueberries Contain: (serving size 1 cup) 148 g
1% Vitamin A
24% Vitamin C
5% Vitamin B-6
Kale Contains: (serving size 1 cup) 67 g
133% Vitamin A
134% Vitamin C
10% Vitamin B-6
BarleyLife Contains: (serving size 1 teaspoon) 4 g
As you can see, most superfoods contain about two or three major nutrients and a few side nutrients. BarleyLife also has two major nutrients but it has sixteen side nutrients. Additionally, you get all of it in four grams of powder. You have to eat 67 grams of kale to get the amounts listed. When we talk about the world’s most nutritious food, we’re talking density here. If you ate 67 g of BarleyLife (which I’m not advocating. I’m just doing a thought experiment) you could multiply every nutrient by 17, or in the case of kale, 42.5.
Because BarleyLife is so nutritionally dense, two or three four-gram servings per day gives you a wide variety of nutrients for only about 45 calories. That means, BarleyLife is the ideal juice to add to any healthy diet. Face it. How many of us actually make sure we’re getting 100% of each nutrient per day? Consuming BarleyLife pretty much ensures that you get something that has been left out of your meals.
Furthermore, BarleyLife contains substantial amounts of amino acids, especially for a grass. We are going to compare 8 g of BarleyLife to 67 g of Kale and 185 g of cooked quinoa and 148 g of blueberries.
This amino acid analysis was done about ten years ago. Quality Assurance says our latest formulation has greater potency, but we’ll make due with this old list for now. (Also, I did some of the math, so there is always a risk of that going wrong.)
|BarleyLife Kale BlueBerries QuiNoa|
|Alanine||0.124 0.166 0.045 0.338|
|Arginine||0.138 0.184 0.054 0.629|
|Aspartic acid||0.211 0.295 0.084 0.653|
|Glutamic acid||0.224 0.374 0.054 1.073|
|Glycine||0.107 0.159 0.045 0.399|
|Histidine||0.025 0.069 0.016 0.234|
|Isoleucine||0.091 0.197 0.034 0.290|
|Leucine||0.116 0.231 0.065 0.482|
|Lysine||0.083 0.197 0.019 0.442|
|Methionine||0.031 0.032 0.017 0.177|
|Phenylalanine||0.114 0.169 0.038 0.342|
|Proline||0.099 0.196 0.041 0.444|
|Serine||0.093 0.139 0.032 0.325|
|Threonine||0.106 0.147 0.029 0.242|
|Tyrosine||0.074 0.117 0.013 0.153|
|Valine||0.116 0.181 0.045 0.342|
As you can see, two scoops of BarleyLife contains competitive amounts of amino acids, and it’s punching way over its weight. 185 grams of cooked quinoa may have more amino acids than BarleyLife, but it just has tons more mass and more calories (222). BarleyLife is the Mighty Mouse of food. It comes in small servings, it doesn’t take up much space, but it packs a wallop.
BarleyLife is the simple, low-calorie wholefood solution to nutrition. No matter how healthy you eat, it has something in it that you can use.
Reaching the elite levels of the AIM Member Income Plan, Nikola Wilkie promoted to Star Sapphire Director in June 2014. Nikola’s association with The AIM Companies™ began in 1998, when she came across AIM Herbal Fiberblend® after reading Cleansing the Body and the Colon for a Happier and Healthier You by Teresa Schumacher, Chairman’s Club Director.
As a trained naturopath in the early years of her practice, Nikola was on the lookout for good products. “Looking at the ingredients, I knew I had found a brilliant product,” Nikola stated. “I am skeptical by nature, but, after scrutinising the AIM products, I knew they could help a lot of people.”
Her association with AIM has had a daily impact on her life as Nikola also uses the products to help maintain good health. She recalled her initial transformation after trying Herbal Fiberblend for the first time. “Five weeks after I started taking it, I was bouncing with energy, having cleaned the lining of my gut for the first time in my life.”
Being a health care practitioner, Nikola sees so many older people with serious health issues. “I am very grateful I have access to such a wonderful range of products that can help them,” she said. “I don’t take this lightly.”
By also offering products such as AIM BarleyLife® and AIM Composure® at her clinic, Nikola’s AIM business grew. She reached Director level within three months and her business plateaued shortly thereafter, but remained constant for about fourteen years.
In early 2013, Nikola contracted dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease that made it a struggle to manage her clinic, mortgage, and life. “Those questions that come, like, ‘Why am I doing this?’ became louder, and I felt I needed to change my direction,” Nikola admitted. “I wanted my time and finances to be plentiful enough to be able to take care of my family and friends as we grow older.”
Nikola decided to take the wonderful opportunity that AIM offers and help even more people improve their health, not just the ones that come to her clinic. Melinda Lewis, General Manager of AIM Australia, encouraged Nikola over the past few years, spurring her on to do more. “I started talking to small groups, becoming friends with those who wanted to know more, and I enjoyed it,” Nikola confessed. “I can do this for the rest of my working life with pleasure, and the business will continue to grow.”