Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, a world-renowned scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur, graduated from Kumamoto University in Japan as a research pharmacologist. Early in his career, Dr. Hagiwara developed several highly successful drug formulas, becoming the owner of a leading Japanese pharmaceuticalcompany.
As Dr. Hagiwara grew aware of the problems caused by the many chemicals used in modern medicine, he vowed to devote his life to a natural nutritional approach to health. After years of research on over 200 types of plants, including fruits, vegetables, grasses, and herbs, he found that 'young barley grass is one of the most nutritionally balanced foods in nature.'
In order to capture and protect the delicate nutrients and enzymes in freshly harvested young barley grass, he developed a unique extraction and spray-dry process that earned him Japan's prestigious Science and Technology Award. This process makes possible our powdered, nutrient-rich Green Magma¬. Today, Dr. Hagiwara is the president of the Hagiwara Institute of Health and continues to pioneer advances in medical research and biotechnology.
Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, the creator of Barleygreen, is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on health food and green juices inparticular. A lifelong career in science has led him to conclude that,'The steady depletion of the natural green power in the human diet, and its displacement by other nutrients of questionable value, constitutes the most serious threat of all good health.'
After studying green foods for over 25 years, Dr. Hagiwara believes that the green barley plant is one way to help us return to a greener diet: 'It was clear to me, then, that the leaves of the cereal grasses provide the nearest thing this plant offers to the perfect food. For reasons of palatability, higher nutrient content, and favorable harvesting features, green barley stands out as the best among these.'
Dr. Hagiwara firmly believes that diet and nutrition are two ways to help the body help itself and safeguard health. He is convinced that the following words are words to live by:
'It is diet which maintains true health and becomes the best drug.' (Shin Huang-ti, Chinese Herbalist)
Before deciding on using the barley plant, Dr. Hagiwara looked at all green plants in Japan, and then narrowed his search down to 150 leafy green varieties. He found many plants with satisfactory nutrition, but none that covered as wide a spectrum of nutrients as green barley. A Herculean task? Yes, but in a way this was the easy part.
Getting the nutrients from the plant to people was another matter. Dr. Hagiwara struggled at first. 'I was told by people who used my product that it was not effective.' He accepted this challenge and kept working, eventually discovering that, 'I was subjecting the barley to too much heat...killing the active ingredients.' To avoid this, Dr. Hagiwara created a secret and patented drying process, guaranteeing that all active nutrients remained active.
Dr. Hagiwara's quest to make the best possible product has resulted in a manufacturing process that uses the most expensive and sophisticated processing plant in the green juice industry. However, this is not enough. The search to make Barleygreen even better continues, which is why 10 percent of the wholesale price is dedicated to green barley research.
Today, barley for Barleygreen is grown in Oxnard, California. Before choosing this site, extensive research was performed: Dr. Hagiwara says, 'We tested soil from ten different states and grew samples of several types of barley grass to compare nutrient levels before selecting the one that would give us superior results. We gave careful consideration to climate, environmental conditions, and water supplies.... The barley grass that we are growing in Oxnard consistently shows higher nutrient levels than that grown in Japan.'
The result of all of this - over 20 years of research; the ideal location to cultivate barley; the green barley leaves, rich in nutrients; and the sophisticated manufacturing process - is Barleygreen,the best green juice product there is.
Dr Hagiwara's Lifetime Accomplishments
1949: Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacology, Kumamoto University.
Established Yamashiro Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in 195
Developed and patented over 200 pharmaceuticals and health product
Established Japan Pharmaceutical Development Co., Ltd. in 1968
Established Hagiwara Physical and Chemical Laboratory in 1969
Established Japan Natural Foods Co., Ltd. in 1971
Established 'GREEN AND HEALTH ASSOCIATION' in 1976 (Health Movement)
Vice President of the Institute of Manufacturing all Chinese Medicine, a National Institute for manufacturers, in 1978
Director of the Research Institute of Health Foods of Japan, a National Institute for the Japan Health Food Industry, in 1979
Counselor of the Institute of Drugs of Osaka in 1980
Counselor of the Association of Medicine Manufacturing Industry of Japan in 1980
Established the Hagiwara Institute of Health, a world leader in cancer research, in 1981
1991: Visiting Professor, Environmental Toxicology Department, University of California at Davis, California.
1993: Established Hagiwara Institute of Health in Kobe, Japan's largest privately-funded cancer research facility.
1995: Received a Special Award from the Brazilian Government for his many contributions to world health and welfare.