LIVING FOODS AND CHLOROPHYLL THERAPY
Chlorophyll and its therapeutic applications.
Being diagnosed as anaemic, or having low iron status is certainly not
solely confined to people using a vegan diet/lifestyle. I have patients who
are staunch meat-eaters with this problem! Interestingly, not all improve with
conventional iron supplementation and even if they do, the situation recurs on
One of the most important nutrient compounds contained in sprouts,
chlorophyll, has been thoroughly researched for its nutritional and healing
properties. By itself, chlorophyll, a protein compound found in green plants.
Including sprouts with green leaves, such as alfalfa, cabbage, clover sunflower
and radish, does not appear to be anything special. But there are two vital
aspects of chlorophyll that should not be overlooked.
First is its creation in the plant as a result of its conversion of
the sun's energy - which makes it a sort of living battery, and second is
its remarkable similarity to a vital component of human blood - hemoglobin.
Circulating in the bloodstream, hemoglobin molecules carry oxygen to the
cells throughout the body.
Unlike humans and animals, who get their energy from food, plants get
their energy directly from the sun. Plants create and store carbohydrate
energy as a result of the sun's action upon their leaves, in the process
known as photosynthesis. In fresh green sprouts, this energy is readily
available to the human body for healing and regeneration of the cells.
Moreover the chemical elements contained in chlorophyll are effective
in building up the red blood cell content of the bloodstream. Exactly how
and why this can occur is still largely unknown, but many theories have
been offered. The chlorophyll molecule is quite similar to hemoglobin. The
main difference is that chlorophyll has a magnesium ion as a nucleus,
whereas hemoglobin is structured around iron. It is conceivable that since
chlorophyll in converted (absorbed) into blood inside us - once the
chlorophyll molecule is absorbed - its magnesium ion is replaced with iron,
making new hemoglobin.
Chlorophyll, obviously can be taken as a food supplement, when it is
necessary to correct a deficit, but - on a daily basis - it can be consumed
quite easily by sprouting just about any seed, which produces a vegetable,
and consuming them on a 'cut-and-come-again' basis. This is very simple,
and avoids transplanting! You can put a whole packet of most seeds into a
conventional seed-tray and let them grow - cutting as required. Most are
so powerful, they will re-grow their leaves. This is truly a 'living
salad' - grow in organic soil, feeding with dried kelp on an occasional
basis. I actually have celery which has been growing in the same tray for
over six months! Its leaves are very pretty, the darker red leaves of
beetroot, combined with baby spinach leaves and watercress - which will
grow fine if the soil is never allowed to dry out, make an enticing base to
add to more conventional foodstuffs. Virtually no time is expended - no
digging - no losing your crop to the bugs and fresh green things on hand
all the time! - great juiced also!
whether you are taking the correct supplements?
you were less stressed?
with motivation to keep with your diet?