The Benefits of Wheatgrass for Pets!

The Benefits of Wheatgrass for Pets! 0

I have often caught my cat, Curie, coming in after a long day of doing cat stuff with blades of lawn grass stuck in her jaws and whiskers, or I have come into the kitchen and caught her nibbling on my tray of wheatgrass growing on the counter. Sometimes she will vomit afterward, sometimes not. What could this mean? Why is she eating grass? Will it hurt her? Is it a sign that my cat is sick? The reason most cats eat grass and then proceed to regurgitate is because it helps aid in their digestion. You see, cats lack...

Katherine's Story

Katherine's Story 0

Katherine’s Story Indoor sprouting, including growing wheatgrass and sunflower greens, released me from a life of fear as a result of a brush with cancer in 1996. At the end of nine months of chemical onslaught from conventional treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma, I was ready to soak up everything I needed to know to get out from under the grip of fear. The fear of cancer reoccurring was with me every moment of every day. The Wheatgrass book by Ann Wigmore opened the door for me to the knowledge that the human body has the ability to heal itself. It...

Growing Hydroponically

Growing Hydroponically 0

This month, we are introducing a new organic, hydroponic growing pad by Handy Pantry: Micro-Mats! For thirteen years now, we have been selling kits to help folks grow their own living foods in their own homes: wheatgrass, barley grass, sprouts, herbs, sunflower greens, buckwheat lettuce, and most recently, a huge line of microgreens through our sister website: www.trueleafmarket.com. We have always offered soil based kits with animal-free forest compost soil mix. For the last ten years or so, we have also offered some soil-free (hydroponic) solutions for wheatgrass, and subsequently microgreens. Our customers have preferred our soil-based solutions by about...

Wheatgrass Growing Tips

Wheatgrass Growing Tips 0

Each of our wheatgrass growing kits have detailed instructions included in them but the tips below can help you troubleshoot the most common issues. Also be sure to check out our video series on how to grow wheatgrass. Mold Wheatgrass is very prone to mold! To control the mold, here are a few steps you can take: 1. Don't soak your seed longer than 8 hours and plant right after you finish soaking, this will help stop the mold from developing. 2. Water with Real (Mineral) Salt, or azomite when the wheatgrass is very young. 1 Tablespoon per gallon. If...

We Have Seen a Lot of Things....

We Have Seen a Lot of Things.... 0

Remember our friend Wade The Wheatgrass Trucker? (video at the bottom of the page). He was an inspiration to thousands of our customers in helping them to grow their own live foods. We recently came across another amazing video of Annette Larkins, who is a raw food vegan. She is 70 years old and you won't believe how young she looks! She sprouts, grows wheatgrass, does her own gardening and lives a living foods diet. We hope you find the video as inspirational as we did!   by Kaitlin Petra Jones Copyright © 2012 by Living Whole Foods, Inc. All...

Bruce McVay: Wheatgrass & Athletic Performance

Bruce McVay: Wheatgrass & Athletic Performance 0

Grass and Endurance - The Athletes' Use of Wheatgrass The newspapers have recently published several articles on recent animal studies that have proven that very low calorie highly nutritional diets enhance strength, endurance, and life longevity. Wheatgrass has by lab analysis proven to be very close to the foremost plant in the category of nutritive value per ounce. Being an ultra distance runner for 5 years (races from 30 to 100 miles or more). I tried nearly every physically enhancing supplement and natural food source to improve my health, stamina, and oxygenation process. One and one-half years ago, I began...

Barley Grass Juice: The Alternative to Wheatgrass

Barley Grass Juice: The Alternative to Wheatgrass 1

"Barley grass is one of the most incredible products of this decade. It improves the skin texture and the dryness associated with aging." ~Dr. Howard Lutz. Some people really don't like the taste of wheatgrass,if this is you, try barleygrass juice! Of all the grasses, Barley grass has probably been researched more, due to the efforts of Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, President of the Hagiwara Institute of Health in Japan. Hagiwara reports that he researched over 150 different plants over a period of 13 years. He found that in barley was the most excellent source of nutrients that the body needs...

Detoxifying Properties of Wheatgrass

Detoxifying Properties of Wheatgrass 0

Wheatgrass juice has the great ability to detoxify the body almost immediately after beginning to drink it on a daily basis. For this reason, caution should be used in the amount taken the first few days and weeks. As the body begins to eliminate toxins, old drug deposits, poisons, the body feels like it is experiencing the flu. There are headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, etc. depending on the toxicity of the body. This usually lasts about a week. The second week is when the body begins to feel a little better. After the detox, the chlorophyll in the grass juice...

Green Magma - The Natural Detoxifier

Green Magma - The Natural Detoxifier 0

Health conscious consumers today are looking for more than wholesome, nutritious food to maintain good health, they also want to protect themselves from the ever-increasing number of toxins in our environment. While periodic use of internal cleansing and detoxification programs help to eliminate the body's toxic overload, the best solution is to gently detoxify our bodies every day through our diet. Therefore, optimal nutrition should include foods that not only supply us with all the nutrients necessary for cellular metabolism but foods that also help us detoxify daily. Unfortunately, thousands of toxic chemicals pervade our environment and continuously pose a...

Wheatgrass - Restoring Body, Mind and Spirit

Wheatgrass - Restoring Body, Mind and Spirit 0

Restoring not just the body, but the mind and Spirit. We have discussed many times how wheatgrass juice facilitates the cleansing and rejuvenation of the body. What about the mind? What about the spirit? According to many ecclesiastical leaders, the mind is part of the spirit, not the body and the spirit is composed of a very fine matter. Regardless, both mind and spirit reside within the body, and are nourished and supported in some way by the body and what we take into it in the form of air, food, impressions, and other energies. We are further affected by...

Benefits of Wheatgrass and the Juicing Diet

Benefits of Wheatgrass and the Juicing Diet 0

Our original passion for wheatgrass juice and the benefits of juicing wheatgrass comes from studying the life of Ann Wigmore and visiting her institute back in the early 90's. To find out more about the benefits, we suggest reading her book "The Wheatgrass Book". She goes into detail about the benefits of wheatgrass, juicing, and the living food diet. She also formed an institution called The Ann Wigmore institute, which is still in operation today. The Ann Wigmore institute writes about the benefits of wheatgrass:"Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains chlorophyll, all the minerals known to man,...

Wheatgrass & Raw Foods Q&A

Wheatgrass & Raw Foods Q&A 0

We thought it would be helpful to our readers to see the questions and answers to many related raw food diet and wheatgrass questions. Below is an email conversation between two wheatgrass & raw food enthusiasts. (read thread top to bottom) -----------------Hi Charles,My name is Gabrielle. In a conversation I had earlier today with KK, she spoke so highly about your knowledge and the health project you are working on. She suggested asking you in reference to some scientific studies proving the benefits of raw food dieting on people. I would love to know also about your business and how...

The Colony Part 1 - Hering's Law of Cure and Cellular Nutrition

The Colony Part 1 - Hering's Law of Cure and Cellular Nutrition 0

For billions of years, the unit of creation, the unit that makes up plant life, animal life and human life has been the cell. Let us not forget the humble cell that is the building block of all life--on this earth and many other habitations in this universe--the mystery of life, the humble cell that has formed colonies that comprise not only our human bodies, but all life on earth. Who is the ruling power of this tiny organism? Who beckoned to the non-living part of earth, the 102 elements of mineral creation, to come and help this tiny living...

Barleygrass, the Restorer of Health

Barleygrass, the Restorer of Health 0

Barleygrass--the other green grass! Many people have turned to us to find out why they should try barley grass juice as opposed to wheatgrass. We hope to answer this question in this month's Wheatgrass Habit Newsletter. While much of the hype and interest is about wheatgrass; much of the research done on grass was done on Barley! In order to understand the part that barley grass plays in the restoration of health, we must first discuss tentative causes of disease. Let us begin by thinking about the center or the hub of the human body. It is the stomach and...

Wheatgrass Juice & Detoxification

Wheatgrass Juice & Detoxification 0

Detoxification seems to be the word for the day. Never at a time in the history of man, have the foods we eat been so processed and devitalized. Never has there been the chemical pollution in the growing soils, in the ground water, the rivers and the oceans, and in the air. The shampoos, lotions, creams, and emollients we slather upon our bodies have chemical names we've never heard of. Never before have people suffered en masse from such a wide variety of illnesses and disease. It is reported that of the 60 million people who search the internet every...

Growing Wheatgrass in the Winter

Growing Wheatgrass in the Winter 0

We recently had a question about growing wheatgrass in the winter. Very good question! Yes, you can grow wheatgrass during the winter, in fact, that is one of the major benefits! You can grow fresh organic wheatgrass all year round inside your home! Wheatgrass grows very well indoors, a 70-degree climate preferably. It will grow even if it gets as cold as 50 degrees, but it will grow very slow. It usually takes grass about 7-10 days to reach the perfect height for harvesting. Wheatgrass needs indirect sunlight. In other words, if you put it near a window you will...

The History of Wheat Grass

The History of Wheat Grass 0

Before we establish the wheatgrass habit, it might be helpful to know a short history of this ubiquitous substance called grass. Why on earth did people start drinking grass juice? You'd think that people would realize that grass is for cows! Wheatgrass juice and barleygrass juice—just a fad? Wheatgrass juice is very sweet while barleygrass juice is very bitter. In fact, neither grasses made into juice tastes really delicious—but in fact they of all the health foods out there, really deliver health and fulfill all the claims made about them! During the early 1900's, a man named Edmund Bordeaux Szekely...

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue 0


Ann Wigmore - Wheatgrass Pioneer

Ann Wigmore - Wheatgrass Pioneer 0

Ann Wigmore: Wheatgrass Pioneer & Living Foods Educator Ann Wigmore was born 4th of March 1909, in Lithuania. She died in a fire in her home the 16th of February 1994. This great lady probably did more than any other person in recent history to educate people about the healing benefits of wheatgrass and a living food diet (a diet of raw sprouts, fruits and vegetables, and sprouted nuts, seeds, and grains).I called Ann Wigmore “Doctor” in respect to her pioneering quest to help both herself and others. She dedicated her life to helping others. Her holistic manner of teaching...

Clinical Barley Research

Clinical Barley Research 0

  Clinical Research Shows Barley Grass Supplements Can Boost Cardiovascular Health FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:OXNARD, CA, May 9, 2003 - People who regularly consume powdered organic barley grass juice supplements could be providing a boost to their cardiovascular system, according to research recently published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Diabetes and Metabolism (2002, Vol. 28, 107-114). Ya-Mei Yu and Chingmin E. Tsai from Fu Jen University in Taipei, along with fellow Taiwanese researchers from China Medical College in Taichung, found in a clinical study that supplementation with barleygrass reduced the levels of cholesterol and oxygen free-radicals in the blood of type...

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