Friday, April 29, 2011

The Healing Power of Chlorophyll

The ‘blood’ of Plants

Chlorophyll is at the beginning of the food chain. Without chlorophyll all animal life on earth would become extinct. Why is chlorophyll necessary for humans? Interestingly, this ‘blood’ of plants is structurally similar to hemin, the protein portion of hemoglobin that carries oxygen through the body. The main difference between chlorophyll and hemin is that the latter is bound by an atom of iron, while chlorophyll is bound by magnesium. Severely anemic rabbits made a rapid return to normal blood counts once chlorophyll was administered. * Somehow the body is able to substitute iron and rebuild the blood, in effect giving the anemic patient a “transfusion”. The chlorophyll in wheatgrass juice elevated blood platelet counts when it was fed to hospitalized patients. #

Wound Healing

Chlorophyll has long been famous for its ability to heal ulcerated wounds. It has been used for healing bleeding gums, canker sores, trench mouth, pyorrhea, gingivitis, even sore throat. Unlike many drugs chlorophyll has never been found to be toxic at any dose.

What is Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass is a popular juice available in juice bars and natural food stores nationwide. Unlike common vegetable juices, it is taken in one ounce “shots”. Wheatgrass and barley grass are grown especially for nutritional purposes. These grasses are some of our finest sources of chlorophyll, but that’s only the beginning. They are abundant in carotenoids, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin K.

Barley Grass’ Super Anti-oxidant

Dr. T Shibamoto of the University of California discovered a powerful, new antioxidant in barley grass called 2”-0-GIV. According to Shibamoto, 2”-0-GIV is more potent than vitamins E and C but when taken with them, the effects are profound. Barley grass has all three nutrients in good quantity.
When we drink fresh plant-based juices we can benefit from a wide range of vitamins that have yet to be discovered by science. This is why some people choose to supplement their diet with fresh juices rather than vitamins in pill form.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Both wheat and barley grass are abundant, inexpensive sources of superoxide dismutase (SOD). This powerful anti-oxidant and anti-aging enzyme is a proven anti-inflammatory or arthritis, edema, bursitis and gout.

Why Drink Wheatgrass

• Purifies and Rebuilds Blood
• Increases Hemoglobin Production
• Alkalinizes Blood
• Cleanses the Colon
• Purges the Liver
• Neutralizes Toxins
• Oxygenates Cells
• Heals Wounds
• Is Bacteriostatic
• Detoxifies Cellular Fluids
• Heals Intestinal Walls
• Raises Enzyme Activity
• Chelates Heavy Metals
• May Protect from Low-level Radiation

How to Take Wheatgrass

Juicing wheatgrass at home requires a wheatgrass juicer. Only certain juicers can extract juice from its woody pulp. I purchased a Samson 6 in 1 juicer a few years ago so that I could juice grasses. Samson now has an advanced model that does a better job with wheatgrass or if your budget allows, you could opt for the Green Power twin gear juicer which is even better in some respects.

Always drink any kind of grass on an empty stomach and wait 30-45 minutes before drinking anything solid. Wheatgrass has a strong cleansing effect on the digestive tract. If you take too much you may find yourself running to the bathroom. The secret to drinking wheatgrass is to gradually increase the dose until you become accustomed to it. If it’s too strong tasting, you can dilute it with other juices such as celery or other green vegetables.

Samson Advanced Wheatgrass Juicer Ivory $259.00

If you have any questions about other models of juicers, please let me know. I can help you choose a juicer based on your nutrition goals and needs. I have other types, colors and models available. As I mentioned, my juicer is a version of this one that is a little cheaper at $229.00. I can have this model shipped to you as well. Contact me at

*Chlorophyll and Hemoglobin Regeneration after Hemorrhage, by J.H. Hughes and A.L. Latner. Journal of Physiology. Vol. 86, 1936 University of Liverpool
# Gary’s platelet count rose every day for seven days from 61,000 to 141,000 and the only thing we did differently was administer wheatgrass. That’s phenomenal and it’s fully documented on the hospital record. –Leonard Smith M.D. Cancer Sugeon
References: Juice Fasting & Detoxification- Using the Healing Power of Fresh Juice to Feel Young and Look Great – The Fastest Way to Restore Your Health by Steve Meyerowitz

This information has not been approved by the FDA and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease whether physical or mental. Consult your physician for all medical concerns.

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