Chlorophyll – is it a red (or green) herring?

Chlorophyll is reputed to heal damaged tissue, transport oxygen in the body, have anti-inflammatory properties and “an uplifting effect on the mental and emotional processes…” and many more magical properties. Alas, chlorophyll is a green pigment that performs none of these marketing myths. It’s job in nature is to provide…

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Chlorophyll myth

The Chlorophyll Myth On this website are a number of summaries of medical and scientific journal articles that lend support to the clinical efficacy of wheatgrass/chlorophyll. Having debunked the usefulness of chlorophyll other than for photosynthesis on a number of occasions, it may seem rather strange that I have included it in…

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Chlorophyll. Healer or humbug?

What is chlorophyll? We know it’s a photosynthetic pigment that absorbs red and blue-violet light thereby reflecting green light so plants, including wheatgrass and other cereals can display their characteristic green colour. It is of course, very important in the process of photosynthesis, nature’s way of producing the oxygen we…

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The chlorophyll myth and a new look at how wheatgrass heals

The Demise of Chlorophyll and A Fresh Look At Wheatgrass Therapy  Reynolds, C. Journal of the Australian Integrative Medicine Association.  2004 Summary:  In this article, (View .pdf file at bottom of page for complete version) Dr Chris Reynolds describes his journey from conventional to integrative medicine—and the role that wheatgrass…

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Wheatgrass doesn’t have to be green to be good for you

Back in the 1940’s, chlorophyll was king and, if you read the marketing spin about the benefits of wheatgrass, it still holds sway as a key healing agent that does everything from increasing oxygen levels to cleansing the blood. Or even more outrageously “helps keep the colon healthy by destroying…

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