Article of the Month

 

Wonderful World of Wheatgrass

Wheat Grass has become very popular these days! People have finally discovered the incredible benefits of Wheat grass and are doing daily “shots” of this power nutritional drink.

Let’s explore the benefits of wheat grass. The key component that makes wheat grass an exceptional nutrient is Chlorophyll.

Here is a summary of what makes wheat grass so great:

Benefits of Wheat Grass

  • Best source of living chlorophyll available.
  • Liquid Chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over.
  • Liquid Chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.
  • Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.
  • Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.
  • Gargle Wheatgrass juice for a sore throat.
  • Drink Wheatgrass Juice for skin problems
  • Wheatgrass Juice keeps hair from graying.
  • Wheatgrass Juice helps improve the digestion.

Medical Research/ Reference on Wheatgrass

  • Hughes and Letner-“Chlorophyll and Hemoglobin Regeneration,”American Journal of Medical Science, 188, 206 (1936)
  • Kohler, Elvahjem and Hart. “Growth Stimulating Properties of Grass Juice,” Science. 83, 445 (1936)
  • Miller. “Chlorophyll for Healing.” Science Newsletter. March 15, 171 (1941)
  • Lam and Brush. “Chlorophyll and Wound Healing: Experimental and Clinical Study,” American Journal of Surgery. 80, 204-20 (1950)
  • Cheney, “The Nature of the Antipeptic Ulcer Factor” The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 26, 668 (1950)
  • Kohler, “The Unidentified Vitamins of Grass and Alfalfa.” Feedstuffs Magazine. August 8 (1955)
  • Borelli. “Chlorophyll (for Acne Therapy). Der Hautarzt. 6, 120-24 (1955)
  • Bertram and Weinstock. “A Clinical Evaluation of Chlorophyll, Benzocain, and Urea Ointment in Treatment of Minor Infections of the Foot.” Journal of the American Podiatry Association. 19, 366 (1959)

I suggest that when starting on Wheatgrass to go slow! Start out with a 1/2 ounce and then move up to 1-2 ounces. Best to do 3-5 times per week.

Ann Wigmore, the mother of the Wheatgrass movement! The profound healing properties of Wheatgrass are amazing.. This footage is incredible – Dr Wigmore was one of my first teachers many years ago – she has sinced passed but her legacy lives on.

See VIDEO

References:

www.aliveraw.com,

www.sweatwheat.com

 

Healthy Tidbits

 

 Benefits of Probiotics

  • Helps prevent GI Disorder
  • Reduces infectious diarrhea in infants
  • Helps when on antibiotics
  • Enhances immune system
  • Helps to bring body back to alkaline

 

 

 

Potassium Reduces High Blood Pressure

Eating Sweet Potatoes and Bananas! A study by MC Houston, MD, showed an intake of Potassium may reduce risk of High Blood Pressure. Intake of Potassium may reduce risk of High Blood Pressure. Intake of Potassium plus Magnesium and Calcium may also reduce Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke.

Reference: Journal of Clinical Hypertension

 

 

 

Water, Water, Everywhere.

 

What are you drinking? ALERT: Chlorination has been linked to cancer and heart disease by recent research. Problem is Chlorine combines with organic matter to form Trihalomethanes. This compound is known as Chloroform! What to do?? Filter your water, best to do as whole house filter.

 

 

 

 

Symptoms of Inner Peace

  • Able to enjoy the moment
  • A loss of interest in judging others
  • A loss of interest in judging self
  • A loss of interest in conflict
  • Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation
  • Contended feelings of connectedness with others and nature
  • Frequent attacks of smiling through the heart
  • An increasing tendency to allow things to unfold, rather than resisting and manipulating.

Reference: Avatar Journal, author unknown

 

Holistic Health Research

 

  Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

Ginkgo Biloba

 

Ginkgo  is one of the top selling supplements in the U.S. and it is popularly taken to prevent alzheimers and reduce memory loss symptoms or dementia. However, studies show that these are not the most effective uses for this herb. Instead, Ginkgo increases blood supply to vital organs and has been found promising in addressing medical conditions such as macular degeneration, vertigo and erectile dysfunction.

Seek medical advice before taking Ginkgo with heart medications.

For more information:

Dr. Oz: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/does-it-work-ginkgo-biloba

Ginkgo Benefits:  https://www.organicfacts.net/ginkgo.html

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ginkgo/

Heidi Beke-Harrigan MLS, APP
hbharrigan@malone.edu or irharp1140@yahoo.com