Who knew that a simple blade of bright green grass could contain a literal powerhouse of cancer-healing and energy-boosting nutrients?
The ancient Mesopotamians knew it over 5,000 years ago when they grew it in abundance and consumed it for super-health and vitality. And health pioneer Ann Wigmore’s grandmother certainly knew it when she cured her sickly granddaughter of a childhood illness by feeding her grasses and green herbs that grew around her home in rural Lithuania.
Wigmore would go on to found the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston in the 1940’s and promote the use of wheatgrass as part of a Living Foods Lifestyle.
Nowadays, wheatgrass is well known for its pungent taste as well as its high nutritional value. You can even get a shot served up for you for a few bucks at your local smoothie shop.
But do you know exactly how powerful that little blade of grass really is?
Packed with Chlorophyll
Wheatgrass is a highly alkaline food, and cancer simply cannot live in alkaline conditions. According to the Hippocrates Health Institute, “Wheatgrass is grown from the Red Wheat Berry, a special strain of wheat that produces high concentrations of chlorophyll, antioxidants, active enzymes, vitamins, vital amino acids and other nutrients. It is one of the most nutrient dense substances on Earth.” In addition, wheatgrass is packed with over 100 nutrients, including selenium, vitamin D and dozens of others. It is important to note that there is NO gluten in wheatgrass!
One ounce of wheatgrass juice is nutritionally equal to over 2 pounds of vegetables.
I first learned about wheatgrass in chiropractic school in the 70’s, where us “real healers” were growing and juicing it because of its dense nutrient value, not the least of which was (and is) the presence of high amounts of chlorophyll. Wheatgrass juice contains up to 70% chlorophyll.
Among the many benefits of chlorophyll is an increase of oxygen in the blood when ingested; this creates an internal environment inhospitable to cancer (cancer hates oxygen). In fact, according to a 2009 study conducted by the Linus Pauling Institute at the University of Oregon, chlorophyll is said to a have a direct negative impact on carcinogen bioavailability. A more recent study published in the international journal Tumour Biology found that chlorophyll actually down-regulates the signaling pathways cancer cells need to grow. And a 2010 study conducted by West Virginia University discovered that chlorophyll may be a possible protective agent against toxins found in Breast Cancer cells.
Chlorophyll is also being used with great success in holistic Sono-Photo Dynamic Therapy (SPDT) as well as being studied as an alternative to the toxic drug Methotrexate in conventional photodynamic cancer therapy.
Wheatgrass can also be used in your enemas or as rectal implants. I have started adding 4 frozen cubes of wheatgrass (equivalent to 2 ounces of liquid) to my S.A. Wilson Coffee enemas. Allow the cubes to melt completely before starting your enema. Others have also used wheatgrass juice as a rectal implant after the enema. The implant is retained versus being expelled with the enema. Both methods have benefits since your colon has a great absorption rate directly into your bloodstream.
Dynamic Greens: A Family Business on a Mission
You can get a shot of wheatgrass at your local natural foods store or smoothie shop, although the quality and mold content of those tray-grown varieties may be questionable. You can also grow your own, but this takes time as well as space, energy and specialized equipment to juice it.
The best source I have found for super-high quality wheatgrass juice is a business called Dynamic Greens. Dynamic Greens is a 35-year-old, Canadian-based family farm that grows its wheatgrass in clean soil with lots of sunshine and fresh air. They ship their wheatgrass packed in dry ice which keeps it completely fresh and frozen.
I have been using their wheatgrass myself for years and love the fact that I can open up my freezer at any time and enjoy an unpasteurized, flash-frozen, vacuum-packed little cube of green goodness, with all its nutrients intact. To learn more about what makes Dynamic Greens’ wheatgrass superior (it has a lot to do with the soil), check out the informational videos on their website.
If one single substance could represent what it means to be a “superfood,” the humble blade of bright green wheatgrass would be it. Hands down, if you want to stay alkalized, oxygenated and proactive with your health, adding wheatgrass to your healthy breast toolbox is a great place to start.