Why is there so much buzz about wheat grass and other green juices these days? Actually the healthy benefits of wheat grass, other grasses and living foods have been documented for years. Ann Wigmore, who co-founded “Hippocrates Health Institute” in 1968, was a pioneer in the use of wheatgrass juice and living foods for detoxifying and healing the body.
When my sister was going through chemotherapy between September and November 2012, we embarked on following Ann Wigmore’s discovery. Wheatgrass juice became the foundation of my sister’s diet.
Due to the nature of the tumors in her esophagus and stomach, she could not swallow any solids and to make it worse even juices would not go down her throat. But by God’s grace wheatgrass juice managed to pass through. It was the first food she put down her throat when she got up and many times the last before she went to bed. I recall days when the main food in my sister’s body was wheatgrass juice. She was taking at least three shots (each shot = 2 ounces) of wheatgrass juice a day. Her consultant was quite amazed at her progress after the second cycle of chemotherapy.
Once we learnt about her condition, we made a decision to supply her with live foods. But since she couldn’t eat, fresh wheatgrass juice became the main focus of the family. We tried to buy it but it was too expensive and even difficult to access. Cate’s son Daniel decided to start growing wheatgrass for his mom. And I must say, this was the best decision he could make at the time. We embraced it with every fiber of our being. We grew wheatgrass, consumed it and recommended it to others. Our home became a greenhouse as well as a clinic. After just a couple of weeks Cate could get the minimum needed fresh organic wheatgrass juice. And it wasn’t long before we were all drinking at least one shot of wheatgrass juice a day.
In spite of the taste, we made a joint pact to drink it in order to support my sister so that she might stick with it. We did not want her to give up drinking wheatgrass juice at any stage. We know there are conflicting views about grass juices, we have read about them but in our experience wheatgrass juice was a life saver.
God instructs us in Gen.1:29: “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.”
Natural foods work in synergy to boost our health. God’s advice is that we make full use of the nourishing plant foods He created for our health. Vegetables, fruits, grasses, seeds, nuts and grains are great in their natural form, all nourishing and essential for health. As she got better and started swallowing, Cate began drinking other fresh juices. And eventually she started eating fruits, then salads and other health protecting foods.
We thank God for doctors. Their contribution to health and life should never be taken for granted. Cate’s team of consultants was great and very supportive. We will always be grateful to them. Furthermore, science and technology, have also contributed to better health when used wisely. Yet we should always remember that, the foundation of health is the natural food which God so wisely created for our health and healing, particularly the plants foods. Cate could not depend on chemotherapy alone. In order to rebuild her immune system and fight the side effects of chemotherapy, she had to nourish her body with the most potent living foods she could swallow. Wheatgrass, with its high content of chlorophyll, oxygen and live enzymes, etc. became our first choice.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be thy food.”
Wheatgrass is an amazingly dense nutrient food with a remarkable collection of benefits. Drinking fresh wheatgrass juice (freshly juiced) will provide the best benefits as it contains live enzymes, oxygen, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, protein and more. Due to the fact that this fresh wheat grass juice is in its natural form, these nutrients are in their best form for the body’s use. The immediate impact of just 2 ounces of wheatgrass juice taken first thing in the morning was quite remarkable. When we started taking the morning shot we all noticed that we had more energy. Cravings for sugary or sweet foods decreased. And as time went by, our skin became smoother and supple, and the nails became stronger. Cate’s results were more obvious and more impressive as her skin and nails had been adversely affected by the side effects of chemo. She even noticed that she was more alert with mental energy which had been lacking before.
We are so enthusiastic about wheatgrass juicing that we had to share our story. Wheatgrass juice played a major role in our sister’s recovery diet which helped her to fight chemotherapy side effects as well as to build her immune system. With the foundation of God’s Word, a combination of chemotherapy, quality sleep, rest, fresh wheatgrass juicing and healthy eating, my sister beat stage 4 esophagus cancer.
Glory be to God