Wheatgrass comes in many forms 

You can buy wheatgrass in powder form from most good health food stores and online of course, and you can grow your own on your windowsill at home. My preference is to leave it to the expert, Dr Britt Cordi. 
 
Dr Britt set up Britt's Superfoods following her PhD in molecular Biology and Nature Conservation. Britt realised that it needed to be grown organically outdoors and consumed fresh in order to reach its optimum nutritional value and healing potential. Leading a team of top scientists, Britt developed a highly specialised production method called the PLANT OPTO process, ™ which enabled her to lock in all of the essential nutrients and enzymes into the juice and freeze it, keeping it in perfect condition for up to 12 months. 
So what's The Difference? 
 
Powder form of anything has normally been messed around with (I generalise here of course), and few are organic in the first place.  
 
Wheatgrass grown at home is full of sugar because it doesn't grow to a sustainable height in the fresh natural air and sunshine and therefore a high sugar content remains. As is now widely accepted, sugar is known to be at the root of many health challenges. 
 
Live organic wheatgrass enjoys the full benefit of nature, is harvested, juiced and frozen on the same day to retain the full nutritional content. 
The Nutritional Content of  
Live Organic Wheatgrass Juice 
 
 
All vitamins (-D) 
91 minerals 
20 amino acids 
80 active enzymes 
NO wheat or gluten 
Vitamin E 
1 oz of juice = 1.5 lbs broccoli 
All 8 vitamin Bs 
 
1600% RDA of B12 – more than shellfish 
17 times more Vit B than bananas 
 
Richest source of chlorophyll. 7.5 times more than broccoli 
Live Organic Wheatgrass Shots 
 
Are convenient 
Supports a healthy immune system 
Reduces cholesterol 
Prevents inflammation 
Supports energy 
Reduces tiredness & fatigue 
One shot of frozen live organic wheatgrass is the equivalent chlorophyll content of three heads of broccoli 
In Addition...... 
 
Improves physical and mental health 
Creates healthy skin and hair 
Provides healthy blood performance 
Alkalises the blood 
Supports healthy digestion 
Helps alleviate some skin problems 

Juicing for Cancer 

When I had cancer, I used to spend hours and hours every week, juicing organic veg. It was exhausting! 3-4 juices a day meant sourcing expensive produce, washing, preparing, cutting. Then the actual process of juicing followed by mountains of washing up and clearing away. The time and financial costs were high. 
 
I wish I'd known how to create the same effect by using a pair of scissors and a spoon. 
 
I remain cancer free because I have created the right internal environment within my body that's conducive to good health. I do this by starting the day with my own super cocktail that comprises.... reishi mushroom, kale, maca, live wheatgrass (frozen organic shots), lemon juice, boron, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, beta glucans, sea salt, cream of tartar with a little quality water from my Kangan machine. The cost is pennies in comparison. 
 
My friend Emma agrees. She says "It’s easy isn’t it. I was the same spending so much on juicing veg daily, now follow a similar morning protocol it’s not only given me more time but saved me so much money!!" 

Summary Health Benefits of Wheatgrass - courtesy of Dr Britt Cordi 

 
Diabetes 
 
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both. The chronic hyperglycemia of diabetes is associated with long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs, especially the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and blood vessels. Inclusion of wheatgrass in various food recipes resulted in a significant decrease in glycemic index in human subjects. 
 
Cancer 
 
In a study it was found that drinking wheatgrass juice helped produce healthier blood levels in cancer patients who were on chemotherapy, thus decreasing the need for blood building medications. In addition, taking wheatgrass juice reduced the toxic side effects of chemotherapy without reducing the efficacy of the chemotherapy. 
 
In another in vitro study it was found that wheat sprout extract inhibited the metabolic activation of carcinogens and decreased their cancer causing ability by up to 99 percent. 
 
DNA Damage 
 
Falcioni et al. demonstrated the inhibition effect of wheatgrass on oxidative DNA damage. It has been shown that wheatgrass extracts contain significant amounts of phenolic compounds including flavonoids. Phenolic compounds of plant products are mainly responsible for the antioxidant activity to reverse the effect of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) mechanism, and they have a potent effect to reduce incidence of cancer. High levels of ROS cause oxidative damage. Oxidative stress is considered to be implicated in the pathophysiology of many diseases including cancers. 
 
In another study the effects and oxidant/antioxidant status of aqueous and ethanol extracts of wheatgrass were tested in human chronic myeloid leukemia CML (K562) cell line. Conclusion: Wheatgrass extract has an antioxidant activity, it inhibits proliferation of leukemia cells, and induces apoptosis; thus, this finding may represent a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of this type of leukemia. 
Blood disease 
 
Wheatgrass juice has the potential to lower blood transfusion requirements in β-thalassemia (blood disease) major. A beneficial effect of wheatgrass was defined as decrease in the requirement of packed red cell by 25% or more. Wheatgrass juice is also useful in adjuvant therapy in hemolytic anemia. Aqueous extracts of wheatgrass are good sources of antioxidants. Significant antioxidant activity was demonstrated by in vitro studies. 
 
Ulcerative Colitis / Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
 
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study wheatgrass juice improved the symptoms and bleeding in Irritable Bowel Disease patients and barley grass also improved bleeding and nocturnal diarrhoea. 
Obesity, Anxiety and Depression 
 
Magnesium, abundant in wheatgrass juice, is an essential mineral, which has been linked in medical research to prevent stroke, obesity and improvement of memory. Scientists have also found that lack of magnesium can produce symptoms of anxiety and depression including insomnia. 
 
Tell me what condition you'd like to improve and I will guide you accordingly 
Disclaimer: I am not medically qualified and make no health claims. This blog is intended for educational purposes only. Readers are encouraged to seek guidance from a registered medical practitioner for any specific health conditions. I simply share what has worked for me and for those I have mentored back to wellness, plus learnings from my investments in many and varied health and psychology training programmes. My current training is in the field of BioHacking. I am a certified Master Coach, MBA, Nutritional Adviser and Behavioural Psychologist. Read more about me 
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