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I'll Never Forget That Day...


The doctor cleared his throat.

"I'm sorry, but I have bad news."

He paused, then looked at my father.

"You have cancer."

In high school my dad had been an athlete, an All-American football player.

Now he was sick. Very, very sick.

He had difficulty breathing and was on oxygen.
 
For eight years he needed a machine to help him breathe.
 
No longer able to work, my father struggled to do the things you and I take for granted, such as getting out of a chair or going to the bathroom.

(What frustrated him the most was not being able to play with his grandchildren.)

Eventually, he could not make it up the stairs to his bedroom, so he slept downstairs on the den couch.

Before too long, the couch was replaced with a hospital bed. (A Hospice nurse was there now too.)

One afternoon Mom was in the kitchen. All of a sudden, she heard Dad gasping for air.

She ran into the den and saw him staring at the ceiling. She yelled, "Breathe, Paul! Breathe!"

The next thing she knew, my dad was gone.

Early that evening, I received a phone call from my mother. 

"I guess you know why I'm calling."

"Why?" I replied, though I already knew the answer.

"Your father has passed away."

I Don't Want To End Up Like That

After I saw what happened to my dad, who suffered for eight miserable years, I decided, "I don't want to end up like that."

So I began to read and study about health and nutrition.

I was shocked to discover, according to recent statistics, 7 out of 10 people will die of heart disease, cancer or stroke.

You may be one of them.

Will you beat the odds?

How I Discovered Nutrition Matters

I have a good friend named Janice Gravely. By all rights, she should be pushing up daisies.

By the time she was 75 years old, Mrs. Gravely had several diseases that often come with getting older.

In fact, her health was so bad, her family thought about getting a full-time nurse.

Then one day a friend educated her about health and nutrition. 

So Mrs. Gravely changed her diet and added BarleyLife to her daily routine.

Gradually, she turned her health around - and never did get that nurse. 

This is her story.

(May 9, 2015 was her 94th birthday.)

Janice Gravely is a graduate of UCLA and an international speaker. She is author of the book, "Won't Somebody Help Me!", a biography of how she miraculously crash landed, after her husband died at the controls of their airplane - one she did not know how to fly. Her story was heard on Paul Harvey and published in Reader's Digest, Guideposts, and numerous other publications.

On December 20, 2020, Janice Gravely peacefully passed away in her home. 

Twenty-five years after she turned her health around, Mrs. Gravely went to be with the Lord. 

She was 99 years old.

How My Wife Discovered Nutrition Matters

In 1991, through a routine eye exam, my wife discovered she was nearsighted. She had to wear glasses to drive a car, go to a movie or watch a ball game.

A few years later, after we were married, Laura started juicing and taking BarleyLife.

Then early one morning, while driving to work, everything was blurry. She thought her eyesight had gotten worse.

When she took off her glasses, to her surprise, she could perfectly see.

It’s been twenty-two years now and she still does not need to wear glasses.

Do You Believe Nutrition Matters?

Do you believe the way you look and feel the last twenty to fifty years of your life, depends on your lifestyle, as well as the nutrition you consume throughout your entire life?

Are you doing everything you can to avoid being sick when you get older?

Mickey Mantle, the Hall of Fame center fielder for the New York Yankees, once said, "If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself."

Are you going to survive or thrive in your older years?

Will you be another health statistic?

 
Mrs. Gravely and Paul Eilers 

"I no longer suffer from weak bones, feeling cold, painful breasts, bladder control problems, locked up joints, dry skin and nails, muscle cramps, and lack of energy.

I now have a new body! I have energy and endurance to keep up with my four adult children and nine grandchildren. I feel wonderful!"Janice Gravely, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve. BarleyLife® Xtra is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Results may vary per person.




P.S. BarleyLife Xtra is for people who believe nutrition matters.

They worry about being sick when they get older and want to do everything they can to put the odds for good health in their favor.

Does that sound like you?