Green plants provide a level of nutrition unparalleled among all the foods we humans eat.  Green plants are foundational to life and supply the wide range of nutrients our bodies need for repair and maintenance.  Life begins and ends at the cellular level.  Every cell in our body requires a daily intake of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, proteins, enzymes and dozens of other nutritional components.  Even a minor deficiency of some of these nutrients can reduce the body’s ability to protect and repair itself and can manifest itself in disease.  Healthy cells produce healthy tissue which in turn generates healthy organs and overall well-being. 

       Our bodies were designed to require a broad spectrum of nutrients in order to facilitate the proper function of all body processes.  These nutrients are often missing in the standard American diet which consists of processed and refined foods.  Consequently, we are experiencing a great many health problems and much degenerative disease.  Eating a daily portion of green foods will go a long way in preventing disease and providing the level of health we all desire.  

       Because heating green foods destroys their enzymes, some vitamins and alters other nutritional components, eating a portion of raw greens on a daily basis will maximize the amount of nutritional benefit you receive.  Greens such as romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, collards, Swiss chard, broccoli and green peppers will provide you a wide spectrum of nutrition.  These greens are rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes and have an abundance of health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids (proanthocyanidins and other polyphenols) which provide you with powerful antioxidant protection. Kale is considered the most nutrient dense food you can eat.   Spinach has been shown to protect against prostate cancer and enhance heart health.

       While eating this mix of greens on a daily basis is the ideal, I know that many people just don’t have the time or will to daily put together a salad that features the variety of greens necessary to insure optimal nutritional intake.  For those not able to daily eat a large salad of nutritious greens, I recommend adding a green food concentrate to your diet and virtually having your daily salad in a glass.  At Milk ‘N Honey we feature a green food product called Barleylife which provides you with the nutrients found in the aforementioned green foods and a whole lot more.


        Barleylife is a concentrated green food made from the dehydrated juice of the leaves of the barley plant to which some sea kelp and a small portion of brown rice is added.  Formerly known as Barleygreen, this product was developed by Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara of Japan and has been available in America since 1982.  After many years of research into over 200 varieties of green plants, including all the cereal grasses, Dr. Hagiwara concluded that it was in the leaves of the barley plant that are found the widest spectrum of nutrients in the best possible balance for the human body.  Dr. Hagiwara added kelp to provide additional trace minerals and brown rice for additional B-vitamin content. 

        Barleylife is the result of growing barley grass organically, (without the use of any chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides), to a height of 10 to 12 inches at which point the barley grass is at its peak nutritional level.  It is then cut, washed, juiced and spray dried in a vacuum at 97 degrees Fahrenheit in 2 to 3 seconds.  A small amount of kelp and brown rice powder are then added and the product is vacuum packaged in canisters for distribution.  By processing Barleylife at a temperature less than 100 degrees, the many nutrients in this food are able to be preserved in a very biologically active state.  This includes the enzymes which normally get destroyed by heating a food over 120 degrees.  Barleylife is produced at the site where the barley grass is grown within a very short time frame from when the grass is harvested.  This rapid processing allows for the many nutrients in Barleylife to be preserved at peak quality and availability to the body.

       Barleylife has been analyzed to contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and enzymes.  This product contains most of the amino acids that make up proteins in our body.  Barleylife is a rich source of chlorophyll, bioflavonoids and essential fatty acids.  Chlorophyll stimulates hemoglobin production in the body which is vital to oxygen delivery to all body cells.  Chlorophyll is a strong detoxifying agent for the liver.  Barleylife is a good source of beta-carotene and other carotenoids and provides a generous supply of potassium, magnesium and calcium.

        Barleylife provides a variety of protective enzymes which serve to neutralize cell damaging free radicals which are felt to be at the basis of all degenerative disease including cancer.  Two such enzymes found in Barleylife are lutonarin and saponarin which have been shown to have a very strong anti-oxidant effect.  Barleylife contains the enzyme nitrate reductase, which is known to resolve all manner of cancer-causing petroleum based nitro-compounds.  Barleylife is rich in super-oxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase which are known to effectively neutralize oxygen free radicals.  This product contains enzymes such as glutathione peroxidase and methionine reductase which protect us from cell breakdown caused by lipid oxidation and radiation.  P4D1 is an enzyme identified in Barleylife that stimulates the body’s repair of DNA in the cell nucleus.  P4D1 has been shown in laboratory tests to eat the protein sheath off a cancer cell so that white blood cells can attack and destroy them.

       Barleylife provides the body with an alkaline food which serves to reduce the high acid pH levels associated with eating the standard American diet which is high in acid-forming foods.  Science has demonstrated that an alkaline pH protects the body from disease.  Barleylife has been shown to help detoxify the body and very strongly support liver function and boost the ability of the immune system to protect us from a variety of viral, bacterial and fungal infections.  Using Barleylife on a daily basis has been found to strengthen the bodies overall ability to fight disease of all kinds because of the manner in which this product provides nutrition to the billions of cells that make up our bodies.


        The absence of disease does not necessarily mean the presence of wellness.  Wellness is the ability of our various body systems to meet daily biological demands and still have something in reserve for emergencies.  It is in this area of meeting daily biological demands, while providing for a measure of organ reserve, that Barleylife has its greatest value.

        We have many customers using Barleylife and I have personally used this product for the past 24 years.  Over the years we have received many unsolicited testimonials were we are told that using Barleylife on a daily basis has resulted in more energy, stronger immunity, more mental clarity and a greater sense of wellbeing.


        Barleylife comes as a powder and can be easily mixed in a glass of water or juice and drank as a “liquid salad” (We call it a salad in a glass).   When using Barleylife for the first time, it’s best to begin with a level teaspoon per day for the first week, then go to a heaping teaspoon the second week and to a heaping tablespoon or more per day beginning the third week.  BarleyLife is best taken on an empty stomach, one-half hour before eating.  Barleylife is also available in capsules.

      Taking Barleylife on a daily basis provides a margin of safety and protection from the kind of nutritional deficiencies so common in America.  I encourage you to try Barleylife and experience the difference it will make as to your health and wellbeing.