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Wheatgrass and Wheatgrass Juice - - Dietary and Medicinal Benefits

Body Cleanser:
        Wheatgrass is a powerful cleanser and may start an immediate reaction with toxins and mucus in the stomach and thus may cause nausea. Chlorophyll will bring toxins stored away in cells or fatty tissues into the bloodstream. Start with a 1-ounce serving and work up. Drink on an empty stomach. Keep refrigerated and drink the same day.
Body Builder:
        Wheatgrass juice is very high in enzymes and chlorophyll. It contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important body builder. The chlorophyll molecule closely resembles that of the hemin molecule, the pigment that combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as it's central atom, and hemin contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects.
Energizer and Appetite Suppressant:
        The starch of the wheat berry is stored energy which when converted to simpler sugars is a quick energy source. It is especially good for athletes because it is a juice and assimilated in 20 minutes. Wheat picks up 92 of the 102 minerals in the soil and contains all vitamins science has isolated. Because one ounce of juice equals two pounds of produce nutritionally, it naturally shuts off the appestat in the brain.
        Science has proven that chlorophyll will arrest growth and development of unfriendly bacteria. It acts to produce an unfavorable environment for bacterial growth, rather than by any direct action upon the bacteria themselves. Rapp and Gurney at Loyola University established that water-soluble chlorophyll inhibits the action of proteolitic bacteria (which break down protein into simpler substances) and enzymes. Hence when taken internally, via mouth or rectum, it inhibits the putrefaction of proteins by some of bacteria that are commonly found in the digestive tract of meat-eaters.
        Dr. Chiu-nan Lai, Ph.D., at the University of Texas Cancer Center, Dept. of Biology, Houston, Texas has determined through using the Ames Bacterial Mutagenicity Test that chlorophyll is the active factor in wheat sprout extract which inhibits the metabolic activity of carcinogens. A 20-year study of 20,000 telephone company workers has found that a natural ingredient in carrots and leafy green vegetables significantly reduced the risk of lung cancer in cigarette smokers. They determined that a diet high in beta-carotene negated the bad effects of 30 years of smoking. The National Cancer Institute reports that 19 of 21 studies over the years have indicated diets high in beta-carotene contribute to at least a 40% risk reduction in developing some kinds of cancer.
        Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) aids in the rebuilding the blood stream. Studies on various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count has returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or low in red blood cell count.
        Dr. F. Howard Westcott reported that when chlorophyll is taken internally in adequate quantity, it reduces or eliminates offensive body and breath odors. His studies showed it's effective in neutralizing obnoxious odors in the mouth from food, beverages, tobacco, and metabolic changes (halitosis). It effectively neutralized obnoxious odors from perspiration due to physical exercise, nervousness, menstrual odors, etc.
Skin Disorders:
        The bland soothing effect of chlorophyll (wheatgrass) ointments are very beneficial to the treatment of various skin diseases involving the outer and underlying layers of the skin, including: itching and burning of the rectum, ivy poisoning, weeping and dry exzema, and even in conditions caused by insect bites or infection.
        For first and second degree burns, the use of chlorophyll has been established as an outstanding aid. Sunburn can also be alleviated by the use of chlorophyll ointment at the time of exposure. This can reduce discomfort, and possibly infection, to a minimum. Applied after severe sunburn, it has the same gratifying results as on regular burns. The same can be said of X-ray burns. Chlorophyll can also reduce or eliminate foul odor associated with burns.
        The United States Army exposed guinea pigs to lethal doses of radiation. The guinea pigs fed chlorophyll-rich vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli had half the mortality rate as those fed non-chlorophyll diet.
Dangerous Chemicals:
        Dr. Earp Thomas found that an ounce of wheatgrass in a gallon of fluoridated water would turn the fluorine into harmless calcium-phosphate-fluoride compound. Used in wash water it adds softness to the face and hands. In the bath, it is most soothing. It stops bleeding, itching, and helps sores and pimples to heal. Dr. Earp Thorp further discovered that fruits and vegetables contaminated by sprays were thoroughly cleaned and the negative food transformed by wash water with a wisp of wheatgrass placed in the water.
        Dr. Theodore M. Rudolph says that daily use of chlorophyll is the most beneficial, at least to a certain degree, and in combination with other accepted methods of treatment in hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), and even arthritis. It seems that the ability of chlorophyll to combine with oxygen and its cleansing ability contributes much to the removal of foreign matter from the walls of the blood vessels thus bringing the desired relief.
        Doctors R. Redpath and J. C. Davis found chlorophyll packs inserted into the sinuses had a drying effect, clearing up congestion, and gave immediate relief. Congested head colds were cleared up within 24 hours.
        Chlorophyll stimulated peristalsis, improves the intestines and is a mild diuretic. E. Bircher, research scientist, says chlorophyll increases the functions of the heart, affects the vascular system, the intestines, the uterus, and the lungs. It raises the basic nitrogen exchange and is therefore a tonic which considering its stimulating properties cannot be compared with any other.
        In the investigation of chlorophyll, Doctors Redpath and Davis; ear, nose and throat specialists at Temple University; treated over 1000 patients ranging in age from very young children to elderly people. They were suffering from a wide variety of ailments such as head colds, acute catarrhal inflammation, hay fever, and acute sinus infections. Dr. Gurskin, in commenting on his associates' experience with chlorophyll writes, "It is interesting to note that there is not a single case recorded in which either improvement or cure has not taken place."
        For drivers of automobiles, students on the night before the exams, or before an evening of entertainment, the chewing of wheatgrass has a tendency to banish sleepiness and bring a new alertness.

Green Drinks:

Wheatgrass-Pineapple Juice - - 1 oz. wheatgrass and 4-6 oz. pineapple juice

Mixed Vegetable Juice - - 1 oz. wheatgrass juice, 8 oz. carrot juice, and 2 oz. celery juice


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