Body Cleanser: Wheatgrass juice is a powerful cleanser and may start an immediate reaction with toxins and mucus in the stomach and thus may cause nausea. Chlorophyll will bring toxins stored away in the cells or in the fatty tissue into the bloodstream. Drink two ounces on an empty stomach.
Body Builder: Wheatgrass juice is very high in enzymes and chlorophyll. It contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder. The chlorophyll molecule closely resembles that of the hemin molecule, the pigment which combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as it’s central atom and the hemin molecule contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects.
Energizer and Appetite Suppressant: The starch of the wheat seed is stored energy which, when converted to simpler sugar, is a quick energy source. It is especially good for athletes because it is a juice and is assimilated in 20 minutes. Wheat picks up 92 of the 102 minerals in the soil and contains all vitamins science has isolated. Because 1 ounce of juice equals up to 2 pounds of produce nutritionally, it naturally shuts off the appetite in the brain.
Antibiotic: Science has proven that chlorophyll will arrest growth and development of unfriendly bacteria. It acts to produce an unfavorable environment for bacterial growth, rather than by any direct action upon the bacteria themselves. Rapp and Gurney at Loyola University established that water-soluble chlorophyll inhibits the action of proteolytic bacteria (which break down protein into simpler substances) and enzymes. Thus, when taken internally (via mouth or rectum), it inhibits the putrefaction of protein by some of the bacteria that are commonly found in the digestive tract of meat eaters.
Carcinogens: Dr. Chiu-nan Lai, Ph. D., at the University of Texas System Cancer Center, Dept. of Biology, Houston, Texas, has determined through using the Ames Bacterial Mutagenicity Test that chlorophyll is the active factor in Wheat sprout extract which inhibits the metabolic activity of carcinogens. A 20-year study of 2,000 telephone company workers has found that a natural ingredient in carrots and leafy green vegetables significantly reduced the risk of lung cancer in cigarette smokers. They determined that a diet high in beta-carotene negated the bad effects of 30 years of smoking. The National Cancer Institute reports that 19 or 21 studies over the years have indicated diets high in beta-carotene contribute to at least 40% risk reduction in developing some kinds of cancer.
Anemia: Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) aids in rebuilding the bloodstream. Studies on various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red blood cell count has returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or have a low red blood cell count.
Deodorizer: Dr. F. Howard Westcott reported that when chlorophyll is taken internally in adequate quantity, it reduces or eliminates offensive body and breath odors. His studies showed it to be effective in neutralizing obnoxious odors in the mouth from food, beverages, tobacco, and metabolic changes (halitosis). It effectively neutralized foul odors from perspiration due to physical exercise, nervousness, menstrual odors, etc.
Skin Disorders: The bland soothing effect of chlorophyll (wheatgrass) ointments are very beneficial to the treatment of various skin diseases involving the outer and underlying layers of the skin. This includes: itching and burning of the rectum, ivy poisoning, weeping and dry eczema, and conditions caused by insect bites or infection. For first and second degree burns, the use of chlorophyll has been established as an outstanding aid. Sunburn can also be alleviated by the use of chlorophyll ointment at the time of exposure. This can reduce discomfort and hinder infection. Applied after a severe sunburn, it has the same gratifying results as on regular burns. The same can be said of x-ray burns. Chlorophyll can also reduce or eliminate foul odors associated with burns.
Radiation: The United States Army exposed guinea pigs to lethal doses of radiation. The guinea pigs fed chlorophyll-rich vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli had half the mortality rate as those fed a non-chlorophyll rich diet.
Toxic Chemicals: Dr. Earp Thomas found that an ounce of wheatgrass in a gallon of fluoridated water would turn the fluorine into a harmless calcium-phosphate-fluoride compound. Used in wash water, wheatgrass adds softness to the face and hands. In the bath, it is most soothing. It stops bleeding, eases itching, and aids in the healing of pimples and sores. Dr. Earp Thomas further discovered that fruits and vegetables contaminated by sprays were thoroughly cleaned and the negative food transformed by wash water with a wisp of wheatgrass placed in the water.