Wheatgrass juice is an integral part of the Hippocrates and living foods lifestyle and clients are encouraged to use it on a regular basis. It is very easy to grow – I can teach you how to grow it in my comprehensive sprouting classes, or it is available from one of several delivery companies in the UK, who can deliver it to your door. However wheatgrass is fun to grow yourself and nice to have around! I was taught how to grow it by Michael Bergonzi, Master Grower at Hippocrates, who grows all the wheatgrass and tray greens used by the guests at the Institute.
What is wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is one of the richest natural sources of vitamins A, D, E and K, and the complete B complex. Wheatgrass is also a natural source of Laetrile (Vitamin B-17), well known for its anticancer properties, and a better source than the much touted apricot kernels.
Wheatgrass is the richest source of chlorophyll in all the plant kingdom. Chlorophyll is the "blood" of plants, with a molecular structure very similar to that of the haemoglobin molecule in human blood.
Wheatgrass contains many carotenoids, which are found in red, green and yellow pigmented fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids act as scavengers against harmful molecules flowing naturally through the body, or toxins inhaled from cigarette smoke, air pollution and other sources.
What wheatgrass juice will do for you
Drinking wheatgrass juice and other green sprouted juices helps your body to build red blood cells which carry oxygen to every cell.
Chlorophyll helps to wash drug deposits from the body, purifies the blood and organs and counteracts toxins. Wheatgrass helps to remove toxic heavy metals (lead, mercury, aluminium) that have become stored in the tissues.
Wheatgrass juice helps to increase the enzyme levels in our cells, aiding in rejuvenation of the body.
Wheatgrass is one of the most direct and concentrated forms of the sun's energy. When wheatgrass is made into juice, it is the optimum energiser. Nutritionally, 1 ½ ounces of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to 2 ½ lbs of fresh vegetables and contains 103 vitamins and minerals, and thousands of phytonutrients. The juice made from wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll and is very high in vitamins A, B-complex, C, E and K. It cleanses, purifies and feeds the body by oxygenating the white blood cells, which in turn boosts the immune system. It is also beneficial for people who wish to lose weight or cleanse their bodies. An ounce of wheatgrass juice a day makes you feel great in every way.
What's so great about wheatgrass juice?
- Wheatgrass juice is 70% chlorophyll.
- Chlorophyll is the first product of light and therefore contains more light energy than any other element.
- Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side-effects.
- Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.
- Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants containing chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly oxygenated environment.
- Chlorophyll is antibacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.
- Dr. Bernard Jensen states that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and its digestion uses very little bodily energy.
- Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of pathogenic bacteria.
- Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream. Studies of various animal species have shown chlorophyll to be free of toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals known to be extremely anaemic with low red blood cell counts.
- Farmers in the Midwestern states of the USA who have sterile cows and bulls put them onto wheatgrass. The high magnesium content of chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.
- Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior since it has been found to contain over 100 elements essential to man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the 102 minerals present in the soil.
- Wheatgrass contains what is called the grass juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely.
- Before her death in a house fire, Dr. Ann Wigmore had been helping people to heal from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.
- Liquid chlorophyll can penetrate into the body tissues to reform and refine them.
- Wheatgrass juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other vegetables and fruit. Dr. Earp Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, indicates that 15 lbs of wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350lbs of carrots, lettuce, celery etc.
- Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.
- Chlorophyll neutralises toxins in the body.
- Chlorophyll helps to purify the liver.
- Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
- Wheatgrass juice cures acne and even removes scars after it has been ingested for a period of 7-8 months. The diet must be improved at the same time.
- In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D., recommended chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggested the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: elimination of foul smelling odours, neutralising Strep infections, healing wounds, hastening skin grafting, curing chronic sinusitis, overcoming chronic inner ear inflammation and infections, reducing varicose veins and healing leg ulcers, eliminating impetigo and other scabby eruptions, healing rectal sores, successfully treating inflammation of the uterine cervix, eliminating parasitic vaginal infections, reducing Typhoid fever, curing advanced pyorrhoea in many cases.