Thursday, September 28, 2006

Article on the Seven Super Antioxidant Foods

Jacqui Ripley from Guardian Unlimited wrote an article titled "Seven Super Antioxidant Foods"

She names wheatgass as one way to tackle damaging free radicals:
Chlorophyll, the substance that makes green plants green, is seen as a useful blood tonic. "Foods such as wheatgrass, algae, seaweeds and green vegetables help to 'build' the blood," explains Patrick Holford in his book The Optimum Nutrition Bible (Piatkus). "Research has shown that components of chlorophyll found in foods, when taken in very small purified amounts, may stimulate the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow." Rich in enzymes, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, this highly nutritious substance also contains useful detoxification and cleansing properties."
Read the full article....

Friday, September 22, 2006

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"

I stumbled across a great article on the benefits of wheatgrass, including many of the components and minerals in wheatgrass with their uses.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Wheatgrass Kits in Canada

We are now able to offer our kits in Canada! We were unable to ship seed and soil across the border, but have found a local supplier in Edmonton, Alberta. Please see for more details.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Wheatgrass Habit - September 2006

by KK Fowlkes

When embarking upon a health regime, it is good to know the experiences of those who went before. Ann Wigmore has had many experiences and many letters of appreciation from people who attended her institute. Does it make any difference if the experience happened many years ago? No. Truth is always truth. For this reason the experience is still valid. Living food is always living food. Wheatgrass is always wheatgrass. The results should be approximately the same. Why not exactly the same? Everyone’s body is different.

Below you should find a letter from a Dr. Taylor to Ann Wigmore. We would differ on one item since more is known about the different grasses now. We would use barley grass for arthritis because it is high in organic sodium. People who are arthritic, are very low in organic sodium both in the lining of their stomachs and in their joints.

A lifetime of eating high protein meats or dairy products robs the body of organic sodium because sodium is used to help buffer the acidic residue from these foods. Once the sodium is used up, the body then begins to use calcium and then magnesium to buffer with. This is one reason that many arthritic people also have osteoporosis.
(This experience was taken from Ann Wigmore’s Newsletter Volume 1, Number 4, November 15, 1982)
Transcripts of a Cassette Recording of Dr. Ann and Dr. Keith B. Taylor

Dr. Taylor: I am Dr. Keith Bennett Taylor. I am an optometrist from Illinois. I do a lot of visual therapy for slow learning children. Now we have found in the last five or six years that it is very wise to implement a program of live food at home for these children. They are hurting themselves by eating too much sugar -- too many candy bars and pop, which is poison to the system. About 5 years ago I heard of the Hippocrates program through somebody from Toronto, Canada. He said that the Hippocrates program was helping folks with health problems. At that time, I had very severe arthritis in my shoulders, knees, and fingers. It got so bad I couldn't sit on the toilet or get off it without help, and I had to stay up in the middle of the night from the pain. So I went to my local physician, whom I highly regard, and I got some medicine. This killed the pain but it didn't do the arthritis any good, so I went to the arthritis sanatorium and I got two more pills, and five or six of their hot, wet heat pack treatments, and that didn't do any good. Then I went to the chiropractor and had some chiropractic treatments which were very relaxing, and some acupuncture, and that didn't do any good. Since I had physiological chemistry in medical school, I knew something about the chemistry of the human organism, so I talked to some people at Hayman about this Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston. My wife and I called and I said I have severe arthritis. Could I get help? And they said we don't care what you have, it all comes from the same thing -- deficiencies and waste accumulations. I made reservations, my wife and I came out here, and spent the most productive two weeks I've ever spent in my life. I had to come up in a wheel chair, I had to be practically carried up the steps when we came in here, I could hardly get up to the room, and when I left i had no arthritis, it was gone. And it's been gone ever since, after 3 years, because we are very careful to see that we stay on the fresh live foods program. The new life style is wonderful.

Dr. Ann: How is your energy now?

Dr. Taylor: Oh, very good. My energy is fine, it's beautiful -- I work in the office all day long. I'm never going to retire, I'm just going to keep working. I feel like a young person.

Dr. Ann: Yes, it is wonderful indeed, and that you so much for sharing your story.

See Ann's basic menu in our newsletter archives:
Full wheatgrass habit newsletter

Friday, September 01, 2006

Diabetes, wheatgrass and reduced sugar levels

My name is June Colaudolu, and I was a supplier of organic wheatgrass on the Central Coast NSW Australia, for about three years. Whilst growing and supplying I became curious about the effects that wheatgrass would have on diabetics (as it tastes so sweet) so I asked my daughter's employer who is diabetic (stable control) if she would try it for me so we could see how it affected her levels. She took 30 mls the first day and her levels dropped from 13.5 to 11.5 in half an hour then that night she went home and ate an ice cream (which I do not advocate). To our surprise her levels were down to 9.5 the next morning.
So she started on a program of 30 mls daily, her levels stayed at 9.5 till I introduced frozen wheatgrass out of convenience. Her levels dropped to 4.2 on 60mls per day. Her levels have remained the same even though she has stopped taking wheatgrass some years ago.
I also have a friend who is a surgeon here in Australia. She is an insulin dependent diabetic (she also took 30mls of wheatgrass daily for one week but it made her sick). Anyway her level prior to taking the juice was 19.5. Her level dropped to 7.2 the next morning (she took frozen wheatgrass from the start) she has taken frozen juice every two months and her level has stayed down to 7.5. I wondering if any one else has done any investigating to the effects of wheatgrass juice on diabetics that may have had the same results that you might know of. I would appricate your letting me know.
11 August, 2006

Dr. Chris’ comment:
June, I believe everything you have to say about what wheatgrass can do for sugar levels in diabetics, both insulin-dependent and non-insulin dependent. The reason being I have seen similar results in a number of diabetics taking my wheatgrass extract. The first time I observed this was in 1995, and there have been many more since then.Medical research and my own observations suggest that wheatgrass is most likely a powerful stimulator of human growth factors. This is seen in many instances such as rapid skin recovery, wound healing and increased production of blood elements by the bone marrow. There are many similarities with what is happening to your diabetics and the activity of Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), which influences most, if not all, the body’s cells in a positive way. (See external link) Most importantly, IGF-1 has an insulin-like effect on blood sugar. It reduces glucose levels and helps to stabilise them. Also, the Factor has a direct effect on removing excess fat tissue from the body, which is possibly why so many regular wheatgrass drinkers observe weight reduction.Kind regards,
Chris Reynolds.