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Marlene Barretto and her advocacy: Helping people live better lives

What started out as her personal journey to health and healing has now evolved into her life purpose and calling. Fifty-eight-year-old Marlene Barretto from Iligan City is now on a mission to help people lead a healthier and more meaningful life through Santé Barley products. This after experiencing herself the powerful benefits of 100% organic barley grass, the products’ main ingredient.

Ever since she could remember, Marlene said she had always been complaining of constipation. Passing stool was a difficult undertaking and her bowel habit was highly irregular. She would sit for long periods of time on the toilet as she strained during bowel movement. Over time, she said, she developed hemorrhoid. The mother of four’s condition would worsen after giving birth.

What started out as her personal journey to health and healing has now evolved into her life purpose and calling

Consulting with different specialists did nothing to improve her condition. “In 1990s, I visited a renowned surgeon in Manila for a non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment. The doctor was a known expert in cryosurgery method but the treatment was ineffective for me. My hemorrhoid would gradually return after my sessions and I was still constipated.  There was a time when passing stool with blood had become a normal occurrence that it did not bother me anymore,” she said in Filipino.

Marlene also flew to China to consult a specialist there. She was prescribed herbal medicines which provided her relief for a time. After two to three months, however, her condition would return just like before.

According to her, her true healing began after a long-time friend of her husband, who was suffering from hyperacidity then, had recommended Santé Barley to him. Her husband tried the Fusion Coffee product, a 3-in-1 coffee and barley grass blend, and Santé Barley Pure capsule. After a week, her husband felt extremely better with the discomfort completely disappearing.

He researched about barley grass on the internet where he learned that it is good for the digestive system, prompting him to recommend it to his wife as well. With nothing to lose, Marlene acceded. She began drinking one sachet of Santé Barley Pure juice 30 minutes before breakfast daily, while praying that it was finally the cure she was looking for. The next day, she said, she could already feel the difference: there was an improvement in her bowel movement.

With consistency, the Santé Barley juice has become part of her every day diet.  Today, she is no longer constipated, with her bowel movement returning to normal and her hemorrhoid gone. In the family, her youngest daughter, who at that time was suffering from loose stools, also became a user of a Santé Barley product. Like her, the youngest hopped from one doctor to the next to find an effective treatment but none had worked until she tried Santé Barley.

She takes to heart Santé International’s mission of helping people live better lives, and for her, this is now her advocacy: to help improve the health of other people and make a difference in their lives.

“It was around 2016 when I visited my daughter in Makati where she was staying in a condominium. On our way back to her place one time, we passed by in Ortigas where the office of Santé International is located. I urged my daughter to consult Dr. Ron Unidad of Santé International about her condition. During that day, Dr. Ron was conducting a talk so we decided to attend the forum instead. We were given a chance to talk to him and consult my daughter’s condition,” she said.

“I prepared the Santé Barley juice for her the following day. I asked her to take more than five sachets of Santé Barley daily. She was scheduled to fly to New York where she was going to work and study at that time so I wanted her to be cured of her illness first. She was very cooperative. One week before her scheduled flight, her condition greatly improved,” she shared.

Inspired by her and her family’s experience with Santé Barley products, Marlene said she has begun recommending them to her relatives, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers.  She cited the case of the administrative manager working for their family-owned business, a general services company.  The administrative manager underwent surgery on her left hand due to carpal tunnel syndrome. The same employee, who has been with them for 23 years, was also diagnosed with endometriosis and a heart condition. She was about to leave the company because of her medical problems had it not been for Santé Barley.

It was Marlene who urged her to take the Santé Barley capsule thrice a day before each meal. During her last week with the company, she told Marlene that her health had significantly improved as proven by her medical lab results. She ended up staying in the organization.

Marlene experiences pure joy every time she hears a friend with health problems getting better thanks to the Santé Barley products. She takes to heart Santé International’s mission of helping people live better lives, and for her, this is now her advocacy: to help improve the health of other people and make a difference in their lives.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are not backed by scientific evidence and solely rely on the subject’s personal experience.

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