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Linda Meneses, Certified Health Educator, USA and Portugal

Posted:April 2007

Alchemy of Nutrition: Detoxifying the Body

We can tune our bodies to the finer energies through detoxification and eating habits that maximize the bioavailability of nutrients. My intention is to impart information that can be helpful in making decisions about nutrition and the release of toxins.

The benefits of wheat sprouts and wheatgrass juice are well known. (See the list at the end of this article.) Wheat sprouts are the main ingredient in sprout bread and crackers, and wheat grass juice is THE juice for detoxifying the body and building the blood. Because they both start out as wheat berries, or seeds, let’s start with how to grow wheat berries into sprouts and then into wheatgrass.

WHEAT SPROUTS – Organic Hard Winter Wheat Berries (seeds)
To determine how much seed is needed, spread the seed evenly across the bottom of the tray or bowl the sprouts will grown in.
Add three times as much water as seed, mixing them into the water to insure complete contact with the water.
Soak for 8 – 12 hours.
Drain off soak water.
Rinse and drain thoroughly.
Place the soaked seed out of direct sunlight and keep at 70˚ Fahrenheit.
8 -12 hours later rinse and drain thoroughly. Repeat in another 8 – 12 hours. Repeat every 8 – 12 hours until the root of the sprout is ¼ inch.
We now have wheat sprouts!

SPROUTED WHEAT CRACKERS-
Grind sprouted wheat in a blender in order to create a thick paste.
Add dehydrated herbs and garlic juice to taste.
Spread over drying trays and dehydrate for 12 – 18 hours in the sun or a dehydrator.

WHEATGRASS JUICE-
Moisten (organic) soil so that it is wet but not soaked. Allow puddles to dry. The more soil, the more water will be held in the growing tray. Spread soil evenly over tray.
Rinse the sprouted wheat one last time and spread over soil so that they slightly lay over each other.
Cover tray with another tray with holes or slits in it for ventilation.
Place in a low light area at 70˚. (Can be cooler.)
Water lightly twice a day, spraying sprouts until the roots bury themselves into the soil, then water the soil to keep it moist.
Wait 3 or 4 days until the blades are 2-3” tall then uncover and move to a well-lit area.
Keep soil moist for the next 10 days and watch it grow!
Harvest by cutting at soil level.
Juice blades in a juicer made to juice wheatgrass.
In terms of cleansing power and enzyme energy, sprouted wheat and wheatgrass juice are hard to beat. When part of a living foods program, the therapeutic benefits are multiplied.

It seems from the emails I received from the Lightarian Newsletter readers that the awareness of the idea that cleaner bodies lead to more balanced minds and lighter spirits is increasing. Nutrition and detoxification can be approached from many ways and each of us must choose according to our path and purpose at this time, so go easy on yourself as you integrate any new habit.

Thank you for all the great feedback!
Questions or comments can be emailed to info@lightarian.com with Alchemy of Nutrition in subject line.
Sprouted wheat and wheatgrass contain the vitamins A, B, C, E and K

Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Amino Acids, Trace Elements and Protein: up to 30%.

This list taken from… http://www.wheatgrasskits.com/40pointsofwheatgrass.htm

Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.
Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element.
Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.

Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly oxygenated environment.

Chlorophyll arrests the growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.

Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream.

Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)

Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.

Dr. Ann Wigmore and institutes based on her teachings have been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.

Chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.

Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.

Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.

Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.

In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize Strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.

Wheatgrass Juice cures acne and even helps to remove scars after it has been ingested for seven to eight months. The diet must be improved at the same time.

Wheatgrass juice acts as a detergent in the body and is used as a body deodorant.

A small amount of wheatgrass juice in the human diet helps prevents tooth decay.

Wheatgrass juice held in the mouth for 5 minutes will help eliminate toothaches. It pulls poisons from the gums.

Gargle Wheatgrass Juice for a sore throat.

Drink Wheatgrass Juice for skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis.

Wheatgrass juice improves the digestion.

Wheatgrass juice is high in enzymes.

Wheatgrass juice is an excellent skin cleanser and can be absorbed through the skin for nutrition. Pour green juice over your body in a tub of warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.

Wheatgrass implants (enemas) are great for healing and detoxifying the colon walls.

Chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production.

Wheatgrass Juice reduces high blood pressure and enhances the capillaries.

Wheatgrass Juice can remove heavy metals from the body.

Wheatgrass juice is great for blood disorders of all kinds.

Important Note: For those of you dealing with food-related health issues such as variation in blood sugar levels, diabetes, digestive challenges, intestinal issues, etc. , please consult your physician, naturopath or holistic doctor before making any substantial changes in your diet. We always recommend that you be prudent when shifting your diet.

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