The Demise of Chlorophyll and A Fresh Look At Wheatgrass Therapy
Reynolds, C. L. Journal of the Australian Integrative Medicine Association. 2004
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Dr. Chris Reynolds briefly describes his shift from conventional towards integrative medicine—and how wheatgrass played a leading role.
Wheatgrass is an effective healing agent
In 1995, Dr. Reynolds, who was trained in mainstream medicine, observed an extraordinary healing outcome by a herbal extract that was derived from young wheatgrass sprouts. Not only did the treatment frequently work for many medical conditions, it also often worked very quickly e.g. for burns and injuries.
Dr. Reynolds also explains why chlorophyll is almost certainly not a “bioactive agent” as is often claimed. For example, the molecule is not capable of transporting oxygen in the blood. Also, wheatgrass extract is highly bioactive yet it contains no chlorophyll. We therefore need to seek another explanation for the healing capabilities of wheatgrass.
Another side to the “Wheatgrass Story” is the wide range of medical conditions the extract is useful for, such as topical steroid withdrawal, pain associated with broken bones, anal fissures causing constipation, ear infections, plantar fasciitis, early-stage of viral infections and numerous skin conditions, wound and ulcer healing.
Most importantly, wheatgrass has enabled Dr. Reynolds to significantly reduce his use of many pharmaceuticals and often achieve better healing outcomes – without adverse side effects.