The wonders of wheat grass
I know most of you already know about wheat grass, but I thought I would post this anyway. This stuff is so amazing. I don''t think there is any super food on this earth that could compare to it.
Ann Wigmore wrote in her book The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program that a virtual epidemic of chronic degenerative disease is afflicting our nation: from cancer to heart disease; from arthritis to schizophrenia; from diabetes to the common cold. These diseases and so many more, increasingly subjugate a people attuned more to affording sickness than enjoying the natural state of health which is our birthright.
Astounding success in the reversal of chronic degenerative diseases has been experienced through the application of a mainly vegetarian diet of living foods consisting of wheatgrass juice, immature greens, sprouts, fruit, vegetables, and sprouted and/or fermented seeds, nuts and grains.
The use of 70% chlorophyll extract of seven day old wheatgrass is central to the rejuvenation process and the reversal of disease.
The effects of this wheatgrass juice on the diseased organism are twofold, first it provides an optimal nutritional environment for the healing process and second, it catalyses a detoxification process which increases the elimination of accumulated internal waste which causes disease by autointoxication. Let us examine more closely each of these two processes.
Scientific analysis has demonstrated that grass grown from wheat is a perfectly complete food in itself, capable of sustaining life in a healthy way.
Dr. G.H Earp Thomas, a soil expert at the Bloomfield Laboratories in Massachusetts , isolated over 100 elements, including all the known minerals, from wheatgrass. His calculations indicate that 15lbs of fresh wheatgrass is equivalent in nutritional value to 350lbs of choicest vegetables.
Studies have shown that wheatgrass is an excellent source of vitamins A, B, C, E and K, as well as calcium, chlorine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur, cobalt and zinc. Further, the chemical structure of the chlorophyll molecule in wheatgrass reveals that it is remarkably adapted to utilization of the human blood stream, by virtue of its similarity to the hemin molecule of hemoglobin. (Hemoglobin is one of the major components of our blood).
These two molecules are essentially identical with the exception of the central atom which is magnesium in the case of chlorophyll and iron in the case of hemin. Thus we can see that within the context of this optimal and easily assimilated and utilize nourishment, the human body has the fundamental components with which to eliminate disease and regenerate itself.
This healing process occurs as the therapeutic chlorophyll in wheat grass juice catalyses the elimination of the stored toxins which cause disease. These toxins are present in the ailing organism in the form of hardened mucous, crystallized acids, fatty deposits, calcifications and solidified, decaying fecal matter.
As these toxins are eliminated, the body is cleansed and brought back to its natural state of health. Wheat grass juice has a very high enzyme content which helps to dissolve tumors. Imagine the astonished rejoicings of persons labeled terminal who watch visible tumors disintegrate and disappear before their very eyes.
The following data on the nutrients contained by the first joint wheatgrass (7-10" tall) is taken from a report Dr. C.F. Schnabel made to the American Chemical Society. NUTRIENT MILLIGRAMS PER POUND (453.59G) Chlorophyll 5,000 mg, Choline 4,000 mg, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 2,000 mg, Vitamin A (carotene) 360 mg, Vitamin E 120 mg, Vitamin F 120 mg, Vitamin K 120 mg, Niacin (B group vit) 120 mg, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 24 mg, Vitamin B1 (thiamine 12 mg, Pantothenic acid (B group vit) Vitamin B6 4 mg, It may seem that wheat grass contains relatively small amounts of the B vitamins, but in actuality the amounts compare favorably with latest research on vitamin B needs as compared to C and A. All in all, wheatgrass juice is a potent food/medicine that has many uses.
Dr. Norman Walker, a centenarian health researcher, had been living primarily on fruit and vegetables for over 60 years. He felt his longevity was due in large part of the liquid oxygen, enzymes and chlorophyll contained in fresh juices.
Chlorophyll is the "blood" of the plant. It is the protein in plant life that gives it its distinctive green or purple color. When compared to a molecule of hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier in human blood, chlorophyll is almost identical.
One of chlorophylls more important functions is to oxygenate the blood stream, tests have shown that a high fat, high protein diet will reduce the oxygen supply in our blood. We than develop symptoms of low energy, sluggish digestion, and metabolism.
Unable to digest, assimilate and eliminate thoroughly its old fuel, with a weakened immune system and reduced blood oxygen level, the body becomes ripe for cancer.
In his book, The Cause And Prevention Of Cancer, Dr. Otto Warburg, winner of a Nobel prize for physiology and medicine (1931) concluded that oxygen deprivation was a major cause of cancer and and that with a steady blood supply of oxygen to all the cells, cancer could be prevented indefinitely.
But without first eliminating causes of oxygen deprivation (such as smoking, high fat and high protein cooked foods, alcohol, drugs, poor breathing, and sedentary habits) any attempt to oxygenate the blood will fail, so we must put renewed oxygen into the blood stream to effect regeneration.
Breathing exercises, walking and diet are the safest ways to do this.
As for diet, all fresh raw vegetables, fruits, sprouts and greens, especially wheatgrass, have oxygen contained in the liquid.
When we eat, or drink or juice and drink these foods, our blood supply of oxygen increases.
By taking a percentage of green foods and juices every day, especially wheatgrass, you can add vital nutrients such as minerals, enzymes, vitamins, oxygen, and protein to your blood. Wheatgrass is baby wheat, it can be grown at home and is fast becoming a highly effective way of eliminating internal waste from the body. This cleansing allows the proper absorption of nutritious foods.
Pollution and processed and cooked foods have destroyed many of our digestive enzymes, which now can be supplemented by juicing, while at the same time providing concentrated selenium, which helps eliminate toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.
Most wheat allergies are due to the gluten found in the wheatberry, but wheatgrass is cut before the plant forms a grain (berry) and therefore has no gluten.
It is an excellent addition to the diet of a person with allergies.
Healthier blood can lead only to a healthier, more vital body, better able to with stand stress without injury. It is most important to use a good quality juicer to extract these juices, as the normal high speed centrifugal types destroy much of the goodness in juices.
We recommend Low Speed Juicers (or hand juicers) that turn at the slowest speed to give the maximum of antioxidants.
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wheat grass and supplements
Wow, I love hearing stuff like that. I've read a lot about the benefits of wheat grass as well as spirulina, another superfood. I think a daily visit to JumbaJuice is in order. I am wondering though where I can get a good frozen or incapsulated supply of this to send to my mom, she's suffering from osteo and needs all the help of rejuvenating and restoring supplements and juices. I don't know if the "green blood" fares well in capsule form though. Does anyone have info on this or experience using chlorophyll supplements with good results?