Read about Ann Wigmore Wheatgrass Treatment for Cancer.
Wheatgrass is a variety of grass like barley, oats and rye, grown in fields. Wheatgrass refers to grass grown indoors in trays for approximately 10 days and is the kind that is squeezed into a fresh juice. The tray-grown grass is used primarily for therapeutic purposes. The 60+day old field grown grasses, available in dehydrated powder or tablets, are used primarily as nutritional supplements.
Wheatgrass juice, made from sprouted wheat berries, is said to be high in chlorophyll. Claims are that the juice cleanses the body, neutralizes toxins, slows the aging process, and prevents cancer.
Wheatgrass Treatment and Ann Wigmore
The idea that wheatgrass can benefit serious disease sufferers was conceived by Ann Wigmore, a Boston area resident. Wigmore’s theory on the healing power of grasses was predicated upon the Biblical story of Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar who spent seven years, insane, living like a wild animal eating the grass of the fields. Because he recovered, Wigmore theorized that the grasses had cured his insanity. The common observation that dogs and cats nibble on grass, presumably when they feel ill, also strengthened Wigmore’s belief in the healing power of grasses.
Proposed Wheatgrass Mechanism for Cancer Treatment
Wigmore theorized that rotting food in the intestine forms toxins that circulate in the bloodstream (aka, the intestinal toxicity theory) and cause cancer. She taught that the life span of the wheatgrass juice was less than three hours so it had to be cut from growing plants, juiced and consumed fresh. She speculated that the enzymes found in raw wheatgrass were alive and could “detoxify” the body by oral ingestion and by enemas.
The number of ways it deals with cancer is incredible. It turns out that wheatgrass juice is up to 70% chlorophyll, as it contains chlorophyll, which has almost the same molecular structure as hemoglobin. Chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production, meaning more oxygen gets to the cancer. Selenium and laetrile are also in wheatgrass, both are anticancer. Chlorophyll and selenium also help build the immune system. Furthermore, wheatgrass is one of the most alkaline foods known to mankind.
Wheatgrass as Dietary Supplement
Considered to be a complete food, wheatgrass is a source of beta carotene and the B vitamins, plus C, E, H and K, is said to contain 90 different minerals and 19 amino acids. More iron than spinach, more protein than meat, fish, eggs, beans or dairy products. Wheatgrass contains at least 13 vitamins (several are antioxidants), including B12, many minerals and trace elements, including selenium, and all 20 amino acids.
It also contains the hormone abscisic acid also called as dormin, the antioxidant enzyme SOD (Superoxide Dismutase) and over 30 other enzymes, the antioxidant enzyme cytochrome oxidase, laetrile and a whole lot of other nutrients. SOD converts one of the most dangerous free radicals: Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) into a hydrogen peroxide molecule (which has an extra oxygen molecule to kill cancer cells) and an oxygen molecule.
Wheatgrass appears to be a natural cancer prophylactic. This does not mean that wheatgrass cures cancer but in conjunction with other more orthodox treatments, one would expect the possibility of a better outcome by taking it every day. Let us see the impact of using wheat grass along with chemotherapy treatment of cancer patients.
Most undergoing chemotherapy have sailed through their treatment, have not required hospital admission, and side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and mouth ulcers have been virtually non-existent. Some have lost their hair, others have not, but that cannot be attributable to wheatgrass other than by blocking the immunosuppressant effects of chemotherapy. Likewise, one might also expect a lesser degree of bone marrow suppression by the cytotoxic or cell killing drugs that are employed in chemotherapy.
Wheatgrass as growth hormone inducer
The available evidence suggests a mechanism quite different to any other proposed in the literature. It is known that the wheat grasses stimulate the production of growth hormone. Growth Factors control, stimulate and maintain the body’s immunological status. There is no doubt that the immune system is of paramount importance in preventing the development of cancer and ridding the body of cancer cells. In other words, if the immune system is strong and robust, it is less likely that one will develop cancer, or the onset of cancer can be delayed.
Wheatgrass as tissue healing agent
It is said that wheatgrass is also effective to heal tissues, help purify the liver, improve blood sugar levels and help flush out accumulated toxins. That makes it an ideal companion for fasting and in weight control regimes.
Other benefits of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass is also used to
- Clear up foul-smelling odors
- Neutralize strep infections
- Heal wounds
- Hasten skin grafting
- Cure chronic sinusitis
- Overcome ear inflammation and infections
- Reduce varicose veins
- Heal leg ulcers
- Eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions
- Heal rectal sores
- Treat inflammation of the uterine cervix
- Get rid of parasitic vaginal infections
- Reduce typhoid fever
- Cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases