Category Archives: Enzymes

Enzymes-construction workers of the body

Enzymes at work

Enzymes says “An enzyme is a biological catalyst. A catalyst is a chemical compound that speeds up the rate of some chemical reaction. When that chemical reaction occurs in a living organism, the catalyst is known as an enzyme”.

I like the way Howard Loomis, Jr in his book, Enzymes, The Key to Health–describes them…much easier for me to understand.  He calls them the construction workers of the body.  They use vitamins and minerals as building materials to build our amazing bodies!  If we eat a balanced diet with plenty of raw or slightly cooked vegetables, there is an adequate supply of building materials.  If our diet is lacking due to too many processed and man made foods, then it is like ordering construction materials and having no one show up at the job site to do the work.  You may have material, but no one to initiate the energy to do the work.  The building materials will remain unused until the workers show up.

All living things contain enzymes.  It is enzymes that are responsible for the vast majority of all the biochemical reactions that bring foods to maturity or ripeness.  When conditions are right, enzymes will digest the food in which they are contained.  When an apple is bruised, that brown spot that appears is the enzymes at work.  Cell walls were broken when the apple was bruised and the enzymes within the cells were freed and started doing their job—breaking down the apple.  The same the same thing happens when we bite an apple, as we chew, the enzymes are released and digestion starts to take place.

enzymes start digesting the apple as soon as the cell membrane is broken

Enzymes are energy.  They have the ability to perform the biochemical & physiological reactions that occur in all living things,  (like what the encyclopedia says about them being a catalyst)

Protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals are our food supply…the building blocks or construction materials, they do not perform work.  Enzymes are really amazing!

AIM’s BarleyLife contains live enzymes… To find out about these and other AMAZING AIM whole food supplements, visit my website

References:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Enzymes, the Key to Health by Howard F. Loomis, Jr.


pH and AIM BarleyLife

Our cells cannot function efficiently if the pH (which measures acidity and alkalinity) is not in a narrow range. Many foods are acidifying, and when we consume too many of them, the acid-alkaline balance is upset. Green barley grass contains the alkalizing minerals potassium, calcium, and magnesium. These minerals neutralize acidic materials and can help maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance.

Helps Balance your Body's pH

Fast Food is Fast Absorption

In 1964, only 1 person in 214 contracted Cancer. Today it is 1 in 3 females and 1 in 2 males. The determining factor between health and disease is pH. It is not uncommon for the average American to test between 4 pH to 5 pH.                                 Oxygen levels in the body are directly related to pH.   Research has proven that disease cannot survive in an alkaline state, however, viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, Candida and Cancer cells thrive in a low oxygen, / low pH environment.  There are two factors that are ALWAYS present with cancer no matter what else may be present. Those two factors are Acid pH and Lack of Oxygen.

AIM BarleyLife: has a strong alkalizing effect, which helps keep the ratio between acidity and alkalinity in our body fluids balanced.   Green barley leaves contain a multitude of    enzymes. Enzymes are essential for the thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body, including the absorption of digested nutrients.   order AIM BarleyLife

Chlorophyll has been studied for its potential in stimulating tissue growth and in stimulating red blood cells in connection with oxygen supply. A remarkable similarity has been found between chlorophyll and the red pigment in the blood. According to an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, chlorophyll fed to laboratory animals reduces absorption of three dietary carcinogens.

Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin, plays an important role in growth and development,    immune functions, red blood cell production, reproduction, and the development and maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes.  The vitamin A in BarleyLife is beta-carotene, which is the most efficient of the carotenoids for conversion to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is also an important antioxidant known to protect cells.

Folic acid helps produce and maintain new cells—it is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells.  Folic acid in BarleyLife helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.                                                                                                                                                 References:  AIM BarleyLife data sheet 2011