You think I’m being funny but I really mean it! OK so I am being a little funny…..unless you grow wheat grass as your lawn, LOL! The topic for this blog is all about the health benefits of wheat grass. You can drink the juice of wheat grass, you can juice it and use the pulp as a poultice to heal wounds and skin eruptions, you can even do an implant with it into your colon and receive wondrous health benefits!
Wheatgrass juice is a powerful and potent raw living food. The grass itself comes from the common wheat plant (species: triticum aestivum) when it is young, vibrant, and full of rich green chlorophyll. When the grass is squeezed, a dark green liquid is expressed and this is called wheatgrass juice.
Wheatgrass is harvested for juicing when the grass reaches its nutritional peak. This is just before the jointing stage, when the plant is 7 – 11″ tall. At this point, it has accumulated energy (power from the sun) which will soon power a massive growth spurt. It is this energy that is captured in the juice. When wheatgrass is juiced, it is volatile and will oxidize quickly. It is important to consume it rapidly.
Grasses are the foundational food for most land based life. Wheatgrass was identified as the finest grass food of all after a series of intensive agricultural research studies spearheaded by Dr. Charles Schnabel and assisted by Dr. George Kohler, Dr. Richard Graham, Conrad A. Elvehjem and E. B. Hart in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Of particular note, they performed direct comparisons of wheatgrass against other well regarded vegetables including spinach, broccoli and alfalfa. While animals fed these foods exclusively began to waste away, those fed only wheatgrass thrived on it. This spawned further research which showed that wheatgrass contains a broad range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and enzymes. In addition, their research also identified benefits that could not be associated with any of these known nutrients. The expression “grass juice factor” was termed to describe beneficial powers in grasses that were distinct.
Juicing wheatgrass was started in the 1950’s by Ann Wigmore independent of the agricultural research above. Her story is fascinating (check out “Wheatgrass Nature’s Finest Medicine” by Steve Meyerowitz). The essence is that she was a Boston resident of Lithuanian descent who suffered from a variety of ailments in her early life. Drawing on her peasant background and the experiences of her grandmother (a self taught naturalist), she healed herself with wild weeds, herbs and greens. She consumed many different types of greens and also fed the same to her animals. Her observations led her to conclude that wheatgrass was the best source of greens. One day, at a local yard sale, she picked up an old cast iron meat grinder. With a few modifications, the first wheatgrass juicer was born. Ann Wigmore later formed the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston and worked with thousands of people over the years. Visitors to the institute were thrilled with their results and many of the health retreats across the country were formed by former Hippocrates clients. She died at the age of 85 in an accident.
Why is Wheatgrass juice so good for you?
Over the years, wheatgrass juice has developed a large following of people who have seen and experienced the benefits. Exciting results and genuine enthusiasm have created a number of bold statements about why wheatgrass juice is so good; including:
- 1 fl. oz. of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to 2½ pounds of the choicest vegetables.
- Wheatgrass is mineral rich and contains 92 minerals needed by the body.
- It is a complete protein containing 20+ amino acids and has higher protein densities than any other food source.
- The magic is in the enzymes with more than 30 found in the juice.
- The juice is 70% chlorophyll and since the chlorophyll molecule is virtually identical to hemoglobin (red blood cells that carry oxygen), wheatgrass juice will oxygenate your body.
And if that’s not enough for you……..
Try a Wheat grass Implant!
Juice up to 2 oz of wheat grass for your implant. The best method is to do a coffee enema followed by a wheat grass implant. An added bonus would be a 1/2 tsp of Bifida probiotic powder mixed with the wheat grass. Remember that it will take a hold time of about 15-20 minutes until all the wheat grass is absorbed. The best option is to do this right before bed and allow it to all soak in and do it’s magic while you sleep. Youtube has some great videos on coffee enemas and wheatgrass implants.
TO YOUR HEALTH!!!
To read the entire Newsletter this appeared in click here: syncRAWnicity Newsletter March 2013