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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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.
- - 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