|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
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 wheat grass juice, immature greens, sprouts,
fruit, vegetables, and sprouted and/or fermented seeds, nuts and
The use of the high chlorophyll
extract of seven day old wheat grass, juiced, is central to the
rejuvenation process and the reversal of disease.
The effects of this wheat grass juice on the diseased organism
are two-fold: 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
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 wheat grass. His
calculations indicate that 15lbs of fresh wheat grass is
equivalent in nutritional value to 350lbs of choicest
Studies have shown that wheat grass 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
These two molecules are strikingly similar with the main
difference being the central atom which is magnesium in the case
of chlorophyll and iron in the case of heme.
chlorophyll causes the green in natures plants and heme causes
the red in our blood.
Thus we can see that within the
context of this optimal and easily assimilated and utilized
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 wheat grass (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, wheat grass juice is a potent food/medicine that has
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 chlorophyllís more
important functions is to increase efficiency of oxygen
utilization in the blood. Tests have shown that a high fat, high
protein diet will reduce the oxygen supply in our blood. We then
develop symptoms of low energy, sluggish digestion, and
Unable to digest, assimilate and eliminate thoroughly,
putrefaction occurs. A build up of acidic toxins, 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. His theory is
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
Breathing exercises, walking and diet are the safest ways to do
As for diet, all fresh raw vegetables, fruits, sprouts and
greens, especially wheatgrass, have oxygen contained in the
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 wheat berry, but wheatgrass is cut
before the plant forms a grain (berry) and therefore has no
Itís an excellent addition to the diet of a person with
allergies or blood sugar problems..
Healthier blood can lead only to
a healthier, more vital body, better able to with stand stress
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