How much wheatgrass is best to drink?

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Getting the most out of a wheatgrass shot / HealingTalks

(Healingtalks) Wheatgrass is one of the strongest healing plants on the planet. Anne Wigmore discovered the power of wheatgrass benefits after a vehicle ran over her legs in an accident. Both her legs became infected with gangrene and the doctors told her she needed an operation to remove her legs, whereupon she would be an invalid for the rest of her life. The operation was scheduled two weeks hence. While praying for help, she remembered what her grandmother, an herbalist, used for wounds, namely natural herbs and grasses. So she began to chew the grass in her backyard and to use the juicy pulp for a poultice.

How Anne Wigmore cured herself naturally using wheatgrass benefits

Two weeks later Anne went back to her doctors who did an X-ray. Her bones had healed and her gangrene was gone. After that, Anne began to contact growers from around the world to send her samples of grasses. She tested them and finally settled on using wheatgrass because it was the sweetest, and even her dogs and cats liked it the most. She then invented a wheatgrass juicer, and began to develop what became a living foods diet. Her story is told in her autobiography entitled Why Suffer – How I Overcame Illness and Pain Naturally, and a forward to Why Suffer  by Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, author of Confessions of a Medical Heretic, an be accessed on line as well as a synopsis.

Health Retreats Following Anne Wigmore’s Programs

In the late 50’s Anne founded the Hippocrates Health Institute, which has been the longest running natural health retreat in the US. It has inspired the establishments of the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, the Creative Heath Institute in Union City, Michigan, the Anne Wigmore Foundation in San Fidel, New Mexico and the Anne Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico. During your detoxification phase you should drink 2 ounces of wheatgrass juice twice a day.

How to Use A Wheatgrass Shot

If it is your first time drinking wheatgrass, you should start slow. You might want to use a ½ ounce or 1 ounce of wheatgrass juice at the start. Drink slowly and chew the juice to add your saliva’s digestive enzymes. Drink within 15 minutes of making. In general, green spouts have about 20 times the nutrition of ordinary or adult green foods, and the grasses even more because they, in their simplicity, offer an heirloom heritage as the grandfathers and grandmothers of all  plants. Wheatgrass is called the perfect food because it is so complete in its nutrition that one can live on that food alone.

So build up your intake of wheatgrass, as soon as you can, to 2 ounces at a time.  It is best to drink on an empty stomach, especially in the morning after exercise to achieve optimal absorption. If you are growing it, harvest the entire crop at the end of approximately 9 days and before the wheat blade joints or grows a second blade at the bottom. It then starts to lose some of its high nutrition to grow that second blade and becomes more of an adult plant.

Superhealthy Lifestyle or Detox Program

If you want to be optimally healthy, repeat this or drink two more ounces in the afternoon.  You could rotate your wheatgrass intake. Drink wheatgrass for 3 weeks per the plan above and then do not drink it for 1 week and repeat this cycle. If a person has a serious health challenge, like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it is also recommended that wheatgrass juice be used in the form of implants, this time 4 ounces twice a day during the intensive detox. This is best to do right after a colonic or enema. There is a cardiovascular link, more specifically the hemorrhoidal vein, which runs from the rectum to the liver. This significantly speeds up the detoxification process.  More detailed instructions are given in the Hippocrates Diet and Health Program by Anne Wigmore. For more information, also see the Steve Meyerowitz‘s Wheatgrass – Nature’s Finest Medicine.

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