All About Wheatgrass!

Why should I drink wheatgrass juice?

Growing and juicing your own wheat sprouts is not only decorative and fun, but also highly nutritional. Wheatgrass is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The juice has many health benefits due to the high concentration of chlorophyll, Vitamins B-12, B-6, K & C, and beta-carotene.  

Wheatgrass has the following properties:

  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Cleanses the colon
  • Leads to a tangible energy boost
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Purifies blood!  Chlorophyll has similar molecular structure to hemoglobin – a component of blood
  • Very rich in chlorophyll
  • Contains 97 enzymes, vitamins, phytochemicals and minerals made famous in the US by Dr. Ann Wigmore in treatment of cancer
  • Experience less colds as your resistance to infection increases
  • Contains more protein per once than beef
Why Drink Wheatgrass Juice?
Wheatgrass earned its reputation from people with terminal illnesses who took it at the eleventh hour after conventional medicine left them with no hope. In the 1970s Dr. Ann Wigmore opened the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston, nourishing terminally ill patients back to health with fresh squeezed wheatgrass. (See her story below)Dr. Charles F. Schnabel (1895~1974) chemist and agriculturalist, knew from his work with his farm animals and his research in the laboratory that wheatgrass boosts nutrition, builds good blood and strengthens immunity. More recently, there are many studies demonstrating the nutrition of grass foods, using both clinical evidence and testimonials.In the US there are numerous healing centers where wheatgrass plays a key role in the diet (Checkout Vibrant Health Institute). There are courses run in the UK by proponents of wheatgrass and raw, living foods. Wheatgrass has long been used like a herbal medicine ~ for its therapeutic and nutritional properties. Although wheat is the most popular, barley, oats and rye are equally potent. Michael Bergonzi provides some of the freshest ideas in alternative medicine and healthy living! Contact Michael Bergonzi for more information on his awesome seminars, “How-To” DVD’s, information on wheatgrass and so much more!  He is the “King of Wheatgrass” starting his career in 1990!  He is the proud cofounder of the Vibrant Health Institute in Michigan.
Why juice yourself?
Many juice bars today offer wheatgrass juice for sale but it can be on the expensive side. Juice bars typically charge between $1.50 and $3.00 per 1 ounce shot of wheatgrass. Powdered or dried wheatgrass is also very expensive, taste terrible and does not have near the health benefits of fresh wheatgrass.  What you get out of 1 week of fresh grass, you get out of 1 year of powdered!  You can grow a tray of wheatgrass for as little as .30¢ which will yield anywhere from 10-12 ounces. That’s less than .3¢ a shot and easily juiced at home with the Healthy Juicer!
Poor health led Ann Wigmore to discover the value of raw foods for herself. Twenty Six Years ago she established the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston (USA). The oldest holistic health clinic in America, it takes 25 people at a time on two-week courses to teach them how to be their own doctor ~ and there’s a waiting list.”Man is the only animal”, says Dr. Ann in her categorical way, “who cooks his food. Primitive people still eat their food mainly raw, and if you watch any animal who is ill or in pain, it will go straight for what is living and growing ~ grass”.  It took years of patient trials on herself, when she was ailing from ills like arthritis and colitis, to establish just which was the best grass. Wheat won the approval first from 2 animals first, a kitten and a cocker spaniel, who ran to it in preference to the others.  Dr. Ann Wigmore trusted their intuition. She juiced the grass, which she’d grown herself, and “my shattered health experienced a miraculous recovery. Whereas before I was unable to work more than a few hours a day because of exhaustion and nervousness, the wheatgrass seemed to bring new alertness and energy into my body. No task seemed to be too difficult and work became a pleasure instead of a chore.””Friends agreed to try it. Without exception they all experienced more alertness, freedom from pain, peaceful sleep and longer working hours spent undisturbed by tired muscles or drowsiness.” Most of the people who have followed in Dr. Ann’s footsteps and taken the sprout and juice “cure” (the Hippocrates Diet program is its official title) have been as ill as she was. People come from all over the world to stay two weeks at the institute, some having been “given up” by medical science.  Ann Wigmore went further than any naturopath, vegetarian or raw food addict. Cell Toxemia, due to nutritional deficiency, she believes, is the only disease in western man. All our degenerative illnesses are the result of this process. Warnings such as fever, swellings and frequent colds are usually suppressed until more serious complications arise.  Basic deficiencies, says Dr. Ann, come from cooked food and from the chemicals that we pile into our system.  So how do wheatgrass sprouts alleviate this situation? At Hippocrates they assert that it’s a question of life force. The sprouts are, says Dr. Ann, “a tremendous source of life-giving enzymes.”One cancer patient came to the Hippocrates Health Institute for just a day to learn how to grow the sprouts for himself. He went away and followed everything they taught him and his cancer disappeared. For Ann Wigmore the supreme value of eating living foods destroys all other arguments. “It reduces food costs, cooking time and sleep time. Your mental condition improves, you have more energy and it prevents physical problems. You can be completely self-sufficient in food. It’s a survival program” she stresses.
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