Wheatgrass can help modify auto-immune conditions
I think about wheatgrass as being a topical (and systemic, or whole body if taken orally) immune modulator, or “immune system enhancer” – an assumption based on numerous clinical observations over many years.
For instance, wheatgrass has helped a large number of my patients suffering with topical steroid withdrawal overcome severe symptoms associated with these immune system-damaging drugs.
If we assume wheatgrass to be an immune-modulator (tissue normaliser), it would be reasonable to expect it to have some positive effect in autoimmune conditions such as psoriasis, which it often does.
We know that autoimmune conditions occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly produces antibodies that react against the body’s normal tissues, but there can also be a positive effect when, for instance, the antibodies attack and destroy cancer cells.
Dangers of steroid drugs
The usual medical approach to autoimmune conditions is to use drugs such as steroids to suppress the body’s immune response thereby reducing tissue damage. This may be a sensible thing to do, but over time, immunosuppressants can do a lot more harm to the body than good so the “cure” can end up being worse than the condition being treated. For instance, severe rebound symptoms can occur on stopping these drugs.
But there are no alternative drugs available to overcome such symptoms.
So we need to look to the “alternative” side of medicine to find some answers. I have found many answers by using wheatgrass
How does wheatgrass work?
Currently this question remains unanswered, although I have produced what I believe is a feasible theory. Scientists have analysed the cereal grasses to the point that there is very little they don’t know about their nutritional value, but so far they have not uncovered the secret of its healing capability. Whatever the mechanism, wheatgrass can act very quickly and produce positive outcomes when all else has failed.
To me, it appears that wheatgrass may in some way signal pathological status to the brain via as yet to be discovered biochemical, immunological and/or neurological pathways.
Dr. Chris Reynolds.