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...

Sprouts and Wheatgrass Production - Summer Tips

Sprouts and Wheatgrass Production - Summer Tips 0

Sprouts & Wheatgrass Production - Summer Tips   I was especially in love with spring this year. Rain and cool weather were so plentiful that I began to believe Utah would soon become a paradise of green forever. Nevertheless, this week things started to heat up and summer arrived. What to do? What to do? May I suggest we follow this admonition: “To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” --George Santayana With consideration to these wise words, I present to you a few insider tips for...

The Winter Season Plant Based Kitchen

The Winter Season Plant Based Kitchen 0

What is an Ideal Plant-Based Kitchen Setup, especially through the winter? Being successful at sticking to a new vegan or vegetarian diet is very easy if you have the right tools and get set up for success. In a perfect vegan kitchen, you would have your own indoor sprouts, microgreens, herbs, and grasses growing for fresh food year round, along with other fresh produce as available. On your patio, just off the kitchen, or out in your garden, you could have lettuces, veggies and fruits growing and if you are super good at growing your own food, you might even...

Conscious Light & Living Foods

Conscious Light & Living Foods 0

Many people know instinctively that food in its natural state is healthier for the body. In the fast food world where we live, this knowledge/instinct has almost become lost. It is only found deep in books of the highest order and unless we do some minimal research, we will never realize its importance both physically and spiritually. Why are live foods healthier? Because we know God made them? Because light causes them to grow? We went through the Dark Ages and emerged into what we know today….not knowing that technology had not brought us any closer to the understanding of...

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...

40 Benefits of Wheat Grass Juice - Nutritional Facts

40 Benefits of Wheat Grass Juice - Nutritional Facts 1

What's So Great About Wheatgrass? 40 Points of Wheat Grass: Nutritional Values 1- Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available. 2- Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element. 3- Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects. 4- Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life. 5- 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...

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...

Summertime Wheatgrass Growing Tips

Summertime Wheatgrass Growing Tips 0

During the heat of the summer, months growing wheatgrass can be subject to a few potential complications due to the heat. Generally speaking, wheatgrass does best below 75 degrees F, but not cooler than 65 degrees. We hope these tips help! Heat Problems During the Initial Soak – if your soak water gets too hot the seeds can actually spoil in the water. The solution is to soak less time (8 hours) or put your soak container in the refrigerator and soak 8 to 12 hours. Root Problems Due to Heat - Wheat does poorly in hot temperatures and grows...

Benefits of the life force of living foods

Benefits of the life force of living foods 0

James B. Sumner, Nobel laureate, of Cornell University defined life as the orderly functioning of enzymes. In fact, he was given the Nobel prize when he first crystallized the protein of the enzyme complex. He said that if we postpone the debilitation of metabolic enzyme activity, what we now call old age could become the glorious prime of life. So--Life, in fact, has been defined, and although enzymes have been crystallized, they only work by chemical action and are therefore called catalysts. Catalysts do not contain the "life element" which is measured as a kind of radiation which enzymes emit.Life...

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...

The Wheatgrass Trucker Story 5

After being an over-the-road truck driver for 6 years, my health was suffering. I could not get good enough rest or sleep. I was so tired and in pain. I could barely walk at times. The doctors wanted to put me on drugs, and I refused! So, I started learning about nutrition and was on a mission to heal myself! I took out the passenger seat in my truck and put in a shelf. I started growing wheatgrass and sprouts on the road. I have three (8 trays) Handy Pantry sprouters, eight sprout jars, three Sprout Masters and two 11x17...

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...

The Wonderful World of Dr. Ann Wigmore

The Wonderful World of Dr. Ann Wigmore 0

Hold on campers because the Ann Wigmore story can and does fill volumes of health books! We have a story here of tragedy, triumph, miracles, innovation, inspiration and even a conspiracy theory or two. You're gonna love this one so let's get to it! Now, as I first heard it from my friend, Jai, with a creative story telling talent, the story was summed up for me like this: Ann Wigmore lived in Boston. She was suffering from gangrene and the doctors wanted to amputate her legs. She said no to the amputation and crawled out by the railroad tracks...

Life Extension Through Wheatgrass

Life Extension Through Wheatgrass 0

We have been fortunate to be able to sift through some of Ann Wigmore’s old writings. Natural remedies are true through the ages. They never cease to be true even though modern science finds profit in drugs. This writing was taken from her booklet which she wrote in 1985: Why You Do Not Need to Grow OldProper nutrition is inseparable from the process of rejuvenation. No other method of treatment can bring assured results as quickly and permanently with total safety. Despite huge medical gains over the past one hundred years, medical solutions to life extension and rejuvenation have all...

How much Wheatgrass Juice to drink?

How much Wheatgrass Juice to drink? 0

If you are just starting wheatgrass juice, here is some basic advice to keep you going! 1. Start with 1 Ounce of Juice a Day! Gradually build up to 2 ounces over the period of about 2-3 weeks. It doesn't take much to see effects in your energy levels and overall health!2. Drink it on an empty stomach and don't eat for about 30 minutes after drinking it. This allows the grass juice to absorb fast and effective so you get the full benefit.3. Keep about one flat a week going per person. Each flat yields about 12 ounces of...

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...

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 5

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 5 0

The Last Week at Optimum Health is the Best Week The following article is the last in a five-part series relating the experiences a long time advocate of wheatgrass juice had during a stay at a well known institute specializing in a live food dietary regime supplemented with wheatgrass juice. The system used at the Optimum Health Institute is based generally on the teachings of Ann Wigmore. There are a number of fine centers, institutes, and spas offering this particular approach to health and diet, so the selection of OHI is not a specific endorsement or recommendation. If you are...

The Value of Fresh Wheatgrass Juice

The Value of Fresh Wheatgrass Juice 0

How quickly should you drink wheatgrass or barleygrass juice after juicing it? This is our second most common question! Along with-- is powdered and frozen juice just as good? Living green food is one of the most efficient ways to revitalize our bodies. While at the Ann Wigmore Living Food Institute she stated that to get the most live enzymes from juicing you have to drink the juice within 6 minutes of juicing. The life force and vitality are at a peak right after juicing. Why are these enzymes so important, to answer this we turn to Dr. Edward Howell:...

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 4

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 4 1

The following article is the fourth of a five part series relating the experiences a long time advocate of wheatgrass juice had during a stay at a well known institute specializing in a live food dietary regime supplemented with wheatgrass juice. The system used at the Optimum Health Institute is based generally on the teachings of Ann Wigmore. There are a number of fine centers, institutes, and spas offering this particular approach to health and diet, so the selection of OHI is not a specific endorsement or recommendation. If you are facing a serious health challenge, consult your physician before...

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 3

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 3 0

The following article is the third of a five-part series relating the experiences a long time advocate of wheatgrass juice had during a stay at a well known institute specializing in a live food dietary regime supplemented with wheatgrass juice. The system used at the Optimum Health Institute is based generally on the teachings of Ann Wigmore. There are a number of fine centers, institutes, and spas offering this particular approach to health and diet, so the selection of OHI is not a specific endorsement or recommendation. If you are facing a serious health challenge, consult your physician before undertaking...

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 2

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 2 0

The following article is the second of a five-part series relating the experiences a long time advocate of wheatgrass juice had during a stay at a well known institute specializing in a live food dietary regime supplemented with wheatgrass juice. The system used at the Optimum Health Institute is based generally on the teachings of Ann Wigmore. There are a number of fine centers, institutes, and spas offering this particular approach to health and diet, so the selection of OHI is not a specific endorsement or recommendation. If you are facing a serious health challenge, consult your physician before undertaking...

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 1

A Wheatgrass Retreat - Part 1 0

A WHEATGRASS RETREAT- IS IT FOR YOU? The following article is the first of a five part series relating the experiences a long time advocate of wheatgrass juice had during a stay at a well known institute specializing in a live food dietary regime supplemented with wheatgrass juice. The system used at the Optimum Health Institute is based generally on the teachings of Ann Wigmore. There are a number of fine centers, institutes, and spas offering this particular approach to health and diet, so the selection of OHI is not a specific endorsement or recommendation. If you are facing a...

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...

Does the Body have the Ability to Heal Itself?

Does the Body have the Ability to Heal Itself? 0

In 1822, there was a medical doctor by the name of Isaac Jennings. After 20 years of practicing medicine, he became convinced that drugging and bleeding people did more harm than good. He decided to administer placebos of bread pills, starch powders and colored water to his patients and at the same time instructed them in healthful living habits. By 1822, his fame extended far and wide because of his remarkable healing record. When he finally became convinced that his . . . what he called “The Do-Nothing Cure” worked, he announced his discovery to the world. His announcement was...

Light: Illuminator of Body & Soul

Light: Illuminator of Body & Soul 0

The Healing Power of Grasses from The Essenes Often in these pages, we talk about visible light and how it drives various energy transfer mechanisms of our planet, thus sustaining organic life. Wheatgrass is, of course, one of the most direct sources of this 'captured' sunlight. Some religious and philosophical systems suggest that there are even more subtle forms of light feeding us at levels we are not normally aware of but that are just important as the ones we are familiar with. The Essene Gospel of Peace Book Four is one of the most profound of these sources of...

Comparison: The Wigmore Diet vs. The Budwig Diet

Comparison: The Wigmore Diet vs. The Budwig Diet 0

Many people, when they hear about the living foods program of recapturing health and regenerating the body, instinctively know that it is true. When I first heard about Ann Wigmore and wheatgrass juice, I became enthusiastic about it, bought an electric wheatgrass juicer and began first purchasing and then growing my own wheatgrass. I had had chronic fatigue for many years and had tried almost every herb, vitamin, and healing modality available in health food stores. Later, I attended the Ann Wigmore Institute in Boston and then began growing wheatgrass commercially for juice bars and health food stores. At first,...

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...

Of the Light

Of the Light 0

"Yea, over mere dust hast Thou wafted Thy [holy] spirit, [and hast so molded that] clay that [it can have converse with] angels and be in communion with beings celestial." -Book of Hymns (Fragments) 2:10 The Dead Sea Scrolls In our daily round, we seldom think about the unique and wonderful place we occupy in this amazing creation. Why are we here? Many believe there is more to this life than meets the eye. Many believe we are spiritual beings clothed in a material body. If that is so, what can be the reason for such a strange and wondrous...

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...

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...

Wheatgrass for liquid sunshine | Wheat Grass & Chlorophyll

Wheatgrass for liquid sunshine | Wheat Grass & Chlorophyll 0

Wheatgrass for liquid sunshine? In excerpts from her small book Wheatgrass Juice - Gift of Nature,Betsy Russell Manning extolls the health properties of the green juiceGreensward Press ISBN No. 0-930165-19-5 Note: The information on this website is presented for educational purposes and is not a substitute for the advice of and treatment by a qualified professional. This document was provided byContinuum MagazineVOL. 5 No. 4 In ancient times, the wheatberry was considered the most valuable of foods. Chlorophyll from the growing wheat has proved itself for cleansing the bloodstream. Wheatgrass, freshly made into a drink, contains liquid sunshine plus the...

The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice 0

Wheatgrass Juicers - The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice There are several reasons to juice wheatgrass, the chief reason is that wheatgrass is a wonderful source of living chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a pigment in plants that contains magnesium. The juice that is the product of wheatgrass being juiced is extremely full of vitamins and nutrients and while the juice is fresh it is rated as one of the best juices to consume for anyone and everyone. Wheatgrass is wheat in its early stages, and once the grass reaches about seven or eight days, it is at its optimal stage to be...

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