Every working day I see patients suffering from all kinds of medical conditions. Many do not respond to treatment with pharmaceuticals. Often, there are no safe and effective drugs available for even minor conditions such as molluscum contagiosum. Also, many patients have had enough of adverse side effects due to topical and oral steroids and many other drugs.
Yet wheatgrass can often achieve better outcomes for e.g. steroid-dependent eczema, soft tissue injuries, burns, diabetic foot ulcers, to name a few – no prescription required.
In these days of skyrocketing medical fees and insurance premiums, wheatgrass offers many patients an effective alternative that can be self-administered. There is virtually no risk of adverse reactions. Providing you are sure of the diagnosis, wheatgrass can be a preferred – and often more effective – method of treatment.
Since 1995, when I began using wheatgrass medically, I have weaned thousands of long-term “eczema” sufferers off topical steroids, and even strong immunosuppressants such as azathioprine and cyclosporin. I’ve achieved this by gradually reducing steroids by applying wheatgrass extract. This helps reduce rebound flares and, over time, restores steroid-damaged skin to normal.
It is true that oral and injectable steroids have saved millions of lives e.g. in asthma patients and, as powerful immunosuppressants, in preventing rejection of organ transplants, and chemotherapy has significantly reduced the mortality rate of leukemia, particularly in children.
But I am not suggesting wheatgrass saves lives in complex medical conditions. Such patients need specialised treatment. Instead, I recommend wheatgrass for treating severe steroid-dependent eczema (a drug-caused condition) diabetic foot ulcers and many others.
To my knowledge, there are no modern medicines that effectively remedy such conditions.
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Dr. Chris Reynolds.