The Barley

Fast Food of the Future
It is the diet which maintains true health, and becomes the best medicine.

Barley Grass was one of the first grains to be cultivated, as early as 7000 BC. The use of barley for food and medicinal purposes goes back to the distant past. 

Chlorophyll bursting barley grass is a green cereal grass that is an excellent nutritional source for both humans and animals. Young barley leaves contain all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and detoxifying compounds, proteins and enzymes that keep the human body healthy. 


Of all the grasses, barley grass has probably been researched the most, due to the efforts of Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara who researched over 150 different plants over a period of 13 years. He found that barley grass is the best source of the nutrients that the body needs for growth, repair and well-being. 

Barley grass contains a substance called P4D1; it not only has a strong anti-inflammatory action, but has also been shown to actually repair the DNA in the body's cells. P4D1 aids in the prevention of carcinogenesis, aging, and cell death. Research studies indicate that barley grass juice is much stronger than steroid drugs but has fewer, if any, side effects.

Many doctors and health practitioners have reported that barley grass juice helps in the treatment of a variety of illnesses, including arthritis, migraine headaches, asthma, fatigue and gastro-intestinal disorders, and can help in clarifying the skin. Barley grass is also credited with helping in more serious illnesses such as blood clots, diabetes, and cancer. 

According to research published in the scientific journal, Diabetes and Metabolism (2002, Vol. 28, 107-114), regular supplementation with barley grass reduced the levels of cholesterol and oxygen free radicals in the blood of type 2 diabetics. Researchers have said that this amazing plant can be used as a preventative, if not therapeutic, approach to remaining disease-free.

When I first became an integrative physician, Barley Grass is on top of my daily menu. There are lots of food supplements out there but the balance that I am looking for resides in this green grass. The real benefit and power of Barley grass is the combination of all these nutrients and enzymes in one food. The best thing about barley grass powder is, it is very easily digested by the body.

Celebrity Nutritionist, Gillian McKeith, states in her book, “Living Food for Health:  12 Natural Super-foods to Transform Your Health”, that barley grass offers more protein than a sirloin steak, five times as the amount of iron as broccoli, seven times more vitamin C than orange juice and 11 times  more calcium than milk.

There are a few barley grass products in the Philippine Market. To choose which is best for you depends on your need. On my part these are a few of my guidelines.

1.       Choose an organic product which has an existing up to date certificate. Anybody can say that their product is organic. But only a few can say that their product is “certified organic”. This is to avoid chemically unbalance food crops, not to mention GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) which is now present in our everyday cereals.

2.       Avoid products containing artificial sweeteners. All natural is a lot safer. Putting artificial sweetener on a natural product is basically insane or utterly stupid. Mostly used artificial sweetener is sucralose which on some peer reviewed journals may cause a long term serious side effects especially on our elimination channels i.e liver and kidneys.

3.       Lastly the product must be cold processed and properly packed passing global standards GMP or ISO. This assures the consumers that the product they are taking is safe from contaminants and full of functional enzymes. Consuming the Barley grass has also shown to balance the pH of the body. The average pinoy diet is highly acidic especially when large quantities of processed foods are eaten. Raised acidity in the body is linked to many diseases and general ill-health. Barley grass is very alkalizing and useful for helping the cells in the body function optimally.

Including a pack of 3grams of barley grass powder in your daily diet may help you gain increase in performance, stamina, sexual energy, clarity of thought, and it can actually help people get rid of smoking.

1.       “Dr. Gillian McKeith’s Living for Health: 12 Natural Super-foods to  Transform Your Health”; Gillian McKeith, M.D. ; 2005

Disclaimers: This website is owned by an independent, authorized distributor of Santé International and is not an official company website. Income projections or any references to potential income that can be made are not a guarantee, nor typical of average business owners. As with any legitimate business venture, income is achievable only through proper work ethic, persistence and determination. You may make little or no money at all with this program.