All quotes by marc 37:
Drinking freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice [in the morning and before dinner if you can]will definately make it easier to cut down on the cigarettes. The grass will neutralize all the toxins in the cigarettes and add ample nutrition to your blood.
How? Â How? Â Marc, don't give statements as fact. Back it up with real scientific evidence
Â How does wheatgrass juice neutralize the free radicals? What components of wheatgrass in SUFFICIENT AMOUNTS could make a difference?
Well, to produce healthy blood you need iron, B vitamins, folic acid, copper, potassion and protein. Wheatgrass and chlorella contain all these nutrients in abundand quanities. The more alkaline foods you eat raw, the lower the nutrition required to get your dailey needs. Alittle bit ironic isn't it?
What is ironic? Your blind insistance that wheatgrass/algae have such nutrients in any meaningful quantities? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Wheatgrass
Â Â Â Amounts in common cooked foods
Â Â Â Â Â (Seven 3.5 gm tablets) Protein Â Â Â Â 860 mg Â Â Â 2,300 mg in 1/2 cup cooked broccoli Beta carotene Â 1,668 IU Â Â 20,253 IU in one raw carrot Vit. B12 Â Â Â 0.05 mcg Â Â Â 1 mcg in 8 oz 2% milk Calcium Â Â Â 15 mg Â Â Â Â Â 89 mg in 1/2 cup cooked broccoli Magnesium Â 3.9 mg Â Â Â Â Â 47 mg in 1/2 cup cooked broccoli Phosphorus Â 3.9 mg Â Â Â Â 37 mg in 1/2 cup cooked broccoli Iron Â Â Â Â Â 0.87 mg Â Â Â Â 2.2 mg in one cup cooked macaroni from: NCAHF Wheatgrass Therapy
Furthermore (from the same article): "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. Wheatgrass is prepared by sprouting wheat berries and growing them until they form chlorophyll. It was the chlorophyll in wheatgrass that enthused Wigmore. She called chlorophyll "the life blood of the planet." Wigmore believed that cooking foods "killed" them because this deactivates enzymes. She held that the moment the "sacred" 7.4 acid-alkaline balance (the same as human blood) is "killed" that its effectiveness would be reduced . (For information on exaggerations about the similarities between hemoglobin and chlorophyll see NCAHF's statement on chlorophyll.) Enzymes are complex protein molecules produced by living organisms exclusively for their own use in promoting chemical reactions. Orally ingested enzymes are digested in the stomach and have no enzymatic activity in the eater. Enzymes do not fulfill the biological criteria for living things, because they do not: (1) consist of cellular units; (2) possess reproductive ability; (3) demonstrate irritability; (4) carry on metabolism; or, (5) grow. (Fuller HJ. The Plant World New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1956, pp.6-7). .......The fact that grass-eating animals are not spared from cancer, despite their large intake of fresh chlorophyll, seems to have been lost on Wigmore. Â fact, chlorophyll cannot "detoxify the body" since it is not absorbed . Although it is conceivable that enzymes present in rectally-administered wheatgrass juice could have chemical activity, there is no evidence that this is beneficial. In fact, when challenged legally, Wigmore backed away from healing claims stating that she merely had an "educational program" to teach people how to "cleanse" their bodies and make vegetable juices (she also offered for sale a variety of juicers and other "health" paraphernalia).  In 1988, the Massachusetts Attorney General sued Wigmore for claiming that her "energy enzyme soup" could cure AIDS . Suffolk County Judge Robert A. Mulligan ruled that Wigmore's views on how to combat AIDS were protected by the First Amendment, but ordered her to stop representing herself as a physician or as a person licensed in any way to treat disease. This was not the first time Wigmore had run afoul of the law. In 1982, the Attorney General of Massachusetts sued Wigmore for claiming that her program could reduce or eliminate the need for insulin in diabetics, and could obviate the need for routine immunization in children. She abandoned those claims after losing in court.
MARC, read that article.
l will be back in a big way very soon to address all these misunderstandings put to me by various members
Make sure you only post the thumbnails... pg. 27 is ridiculous Marc.. repost the images using the thumbnails
Actually this irony can be explained. Eventhough, the cooked foods seem to contain higher nutrition (which l doubt anyway), it has to be remembered that with wheatgrass, it is very easily absorbed (much easier than cooked food), therefore your dailey needs are less anyway. When your food is cooked: all of the food enzymes are killed, protein is destroyed [in large amounts], vitamins are destroyed, this is why you need to eat more. A big problem with the study was that they only used 3.5 grams of dry wheatgrass tablets. THEY DIDN'T USE FRESH ORGANIC WHEATGRASS JUICE. What you have posted doesn't have a whole lot of validity... lf you serve equivalent weight for vegies and wheatgrass, wheatgrass will always win hands down. You have to be careful of nutrition charts, they can be misleading. And another thing, l mentioned that wheatgrass was 65% crude chlorophyll. l made a typing mistake because l intended to say was "65% of the SOLID matter of wheatgrass is crude chlorophyll".