Every day in my clinic I see patients suffering from all kinds of medical conditions that often do not respond to conventional pharmaceutical agents. Or, there are no safe and effective pharmaceutical agents available to treat them anyway. What’s more, patients have had enough of adverse effects such as steroid and antibiotic immune suppression and allergic reactions, not to mention the cost of attending doctors for prescriptions and the high cost of drugs. In many cases, e.g. steroid-dependent eczema, soft tissue injuries, burns, diabetic foot ulcers, otitis media and anal fissure, wheatgrass can often do a far better, safer and cheaper job than pharmaceuticals and no prescription is required.
In these days of increasing medical fees and insurance premiums, wheatgrass offers many patients an effective alternative that can be self-administered with virtually no fear of adverse reactions. Providing you are sure about the diagnosis, wheatgrass can often be a better treatment modality.
Over the years I have weaned thousands of long-term eczema sufferers off topical steroids and even stronger immunosuppressants such as azathioprine and cyclosporins. I’ve achieved this by using simple preventive measures, gradual steroid reduction and of course, the wheatgrass extract which assists steroid-damaged skin to recover its normal structure and function.
To put things in persective, oral and injectable steroids have saved millions of lives e.g. in severe asthma, just as other powerful immunosuppressants prevent organ transplant rejection. Also, the mortality rate from leukemia has been dramatically reduced in recent years with chemotherapy, particularly in children.
But I am not talking about wheatgrass saving lives in complex medical conditions. These belong to the realm of highly sophisticated hospital medicine (although wheatgrass has helped many chemotherapy patients overcome side effects from these drugs.) However, by espousing and promoting the therapeutic value of wheatgrass, I have helped improve the quality of life of numerous individuals suffering non life-threatening but nonetheless distressing conditions such as severe steroid-dependent eczema and diabetic foot ulcers.
Dr. Chris Reynolds.