This article was written by Bobby and appeared in the Cold Water Michigan newspaper.
To Your Health – A Shot of Wheatgrass
Many of us within Branch County, financially benefit from modern farming techniques, most of our farms fertilize with NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium) and it dramatically increase crop yields. Unfortunately, this fertilization process does not contain the necessary vitamins, phyto-nutrients and trace minerals, needed by the human body, for good health and prevention of disease. The cost of adding these nutrients to the soil is usually cost prohibitive and therefore the need nutrients are not incorporated into the farming process.
Supplying the human body with these lost nutrients is what wheatgrass does best. First studied for fortifying animal feed by agricultural chemist Charles Schanabel in the 1930s, wheatgrass was found to have more than 90 of the minerals and nutrients needed for the human body to operate at optimum levels. In the early 60’s, Dr. Ann Wigmore, utilized wheatgrass in healing her own colon cancer and since then 1000’s of other people have learned about wheatgrass. Here at Creative Health we have been growing wheatgrass for 37 years and have had more than 15000 people attend our institute, experiencing and learning the benefits of the wheatgrass and Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Raw Living Food Lifestyle.
Wheatgrass contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium. Because it is a complete food it had all of the most necessary nutrients for life including the enzymes Protease (assists in protein digestion), Cytochrome Oxidase (a powerful anti oxidant), Amylase (facilitates digestion), Lipase (a fat splitting enzyme), Transhydrogenase (strengthens the heart muscle) & Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) (found in all body cells and is known for its ability to lessen the effect of radiation and slow cellular aging).
Wheatgrass also contains 70% Oxygen rich Chlorophyll, which Otto Warburg, a German biochemist, won a Nobel Prize for his study, which proved cancer cells, cannot exist in the presence of oxygen. Dr. Ann Wigmore called wheatgrass “liquid oxygen.
The enzymes, amino acids, and chlorophyll in wheatgrass juice also contain antibacterial compounds that are especially good at destroying anaerobic bacteria that thrive in oxygen-poor blood and tissue.
If you feel like you would like to learn more about wheatgrass, I recommend “Wheat Grass Natures Finest Medicine” by Steve Meyerowitz and “Why Suffer – How I Overcame Illness & Pain” by Dr. Ann Wigmore. You can download a free copy of this book from several location on the internet.