Wheatgrass for Body Cleansing
Wheatgrass is one of the green juices in general that are excellent for body cleansing and detoxification. Wheatgrass has been known for so many wonderful effects I am devoting a special section to it.
The scientist and soil expert, Dr. G.H. Earp Thomas, isolated over 100 elements from fresh wheatgrass and concluded it was a complete food.
It is a highly nutritious food containing liquid oxygen. Oxygen is vital to many body processes.
It is rich in chlorophyll. Dr. Richard Willstater observed that chlorophyll has almost the identical molecular structure as the hemoglobin molecule in human blood.
Dr. Birscher, a research scientist called chlorophyll “concentrated sun power”.
It contains natural enzymes that help strengthen cells and removes toxins from the body.
It has a dilating effect on blood vessels, helping improve circulation,
It increases the iron content of the blood.
It is filled with vitamins and minerals that are easily absorbed.
The best way to absorb its benefits is by extracting its juice.
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History of Wheatgrass
During the early 1900’s Edmund Bordeaux Szekely discovered an ancient biblical manuscript that described a very healthy way of eating. He translated and published these manuscripts in little booklets called “The Essene Gospel of Peace", which he sold very cheaply so that all could afford to learn this teaching.
The Essenes were people who lived near the Dead Sea during the time of Jesus. Their belief was that all grasses are good and that wheatgrass is the perfect food for man. They also believed that by cooking food you killed it.
Then in the 1940’s Charles Kettering (former Chairman of the Board of General Motors) donated money for the study of chlorophyll. From studies done by medical doctors using FDA required standards, chlorophyll was found to be a great healer and at that time was used quite often.
The person most associated with wheatgrass today though is Ann Wigmore. Ann started her life in Lithuania, where she watched her grandmother use herbs and weeds to heal wounded WWI soldiers.
In her mid teens she moved to America. When she had an accident that crushed her legs and resulted in gangrene, the doctors recommended amputation, but Ann refused. Instead, she spent endless hours in the sun eating weeds and herbs and applying them to her wounds. When she eventually returned to her doctors, her X-rays “showed that the bones had knitted firmly”.
Later on, her American diet resulted in colon cancer. Consequently, she created a way of eating that allowed her body to heal.
Since then she authored numerous books and articles on her “living foods lifestyle” which consisted of uncooked nutritious foods such as greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and sprouted seeds.
She was the Founder and Director of the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico and the Ann Wigmore Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, where countless people came to learn how to take control of their health. Dr. Wigmore dedicated her life to teach others from around the world about the benefits of wheatgrass and a “living food lifestyle”.
She remained full of vibrant energy up until she met an untimely death on February 16, 1994, at the age of 85, from smoke inhalation in a fire at the Ann Wigmore Foundation.
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