Every day I see patients suffering from all kinds of medical conditions many of whom do not respond well to conventional pharmaceutical therapies. Or, there are no safe, effective pharmaceutical agents available to treat them. What’s more, many of them have had enough of adverse side effects such as steroid and antibiotic immune suppression and allergic reactions. In many cases, e.g. steroid-dependent eczema, soft tissue injuries, burns, diabetic foot ulcers, to name a few, wheatgrass can often do a better, safer and cheaper job, and a prescription is not 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 risk of adverse reactions. Providing you are sure about the diagnosis, wheatgrass can often be a preferred method of treatment.
Since 1995, I have weaned thousands of long-term eczema sufferers off topical steroids and even stronger immunosuppressants such as azathioprine and cyclosporins. I’ve done this by using simple preventive measures, gradual steroid reduction and of course, the wheatgrass extract which helps reduce rebound flares to some extent and, over time, helps restore the often badly damaged skin to normal.
To put things in persective, oral and injectable steroids have saved millions of lives e.g. severe asthma, just as 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 situations that belong in the realm of medical and surgical specialists. Instead, by promoting the therapeutic value of wheatgrass, numerous individuals worldwide have enjoyed an improved quality of life. For example severe steroid-dependent eczema and diabetic foot ulcers.
Dr. Chris Reynolds.