Studies of wheatgrass by Dr. Chiu Nan Lai of the University of Texas System Cancer Center showed it to be a potent inhibitor of several carcinogens. Applying low levels of the extract to mutagens diminished activity in them by up to 99%.
More research has examined the healing properties of chlorophyll in general and seems to be related to the fact that the chlorophyll molecule is nearly identical to that of hemoglobin, whose single atom of iron replaces one atom of magnesium.
Distinguished medical specialists have reported hundreds of cases in which chlorophyll has cured deep infections, stimulated healing, removed necrotic debris from open wounds, and accelerated connective tissue and epidermal proliferation.
Many reports of chlorophyll's effectiveness have come through Dr. Ann Wigmore, ND, and teacher of natural living. Dr. Ann credits wheatgrass with curing her gangrenous leg and preventing its amputation. She subsequently founded the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston to teach others about wheatgrass.
According to Dr. Ann Wigmore, Dr. Bernard Jensen and G. P. Earp-Thomas of Bloomfield Laboratories, chlorophyll purifies the blood, prevents tooth decay, aids in proper digestion, helps detoxify the liver, keeps the thyroid gland in balance, cleanses internal organs, enhances capillary function, supports sex hormones, decontaminates inorganic chemicals, and builds up white blood cell counts.
Furthermore, green juices provide easy assimilation of nutrients especially in cases of poor digestion or immuno-suppression. Reports of chlorophyll's effectiveness in managing human ailments abound.
Some medical research has found that cancer goes into remission when the body is alkaline. The raw living foods diet helps to make the body alkaline (easily tested with litmus paper), but our personal experiences since 1976 support the research of Dr. Wigmore -- wheatgrass juice is an important part of the diet & program..
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Detox Retreat owner, Dave Marshall worked several weeks with "The Wheat Grass King," Michael Bergonzi, the former grow room director at Hippocrates Institute & on site in Indiana. Michael also assisted Dave in building the new grow room at the Detox Oasis fasting retreat center. David Avocado Wolfe has also been a consultant for Detox Oasis.
Wheatgrass is available seasonally. We grow on-site at Detox Oasis. Sometimes we use Spirulina instead of wheat grass due to grow room conditions and availability.