The Grass Juice Factor
I’ve heard many people say that wheatgrass not only nourishes the body but has an extraordinary effect on the mind. It’s like no other food in it’s ability to heal and sustain. Wheatgrass has a massive wow factor. So what is this factor? Some people call it the “Juice Factor”.
Modern researchers have defined wheatgrass as a complete food. Is that the juice factor? Or is it the chlorophyll trapped between it’s blades that gives it a life force and vibrances that radiates energy?
Have you ever stopped and wondered how animals such as cows, buffalo, bison, elephants, horses, deer, gazelles and giraffes all live and thrive on a diet exclusively of grass? Or why guinea pigs, rabbits, pigs and hens have good health and longevity fed on grass, yet get sick and emaciated on a diet of lettuce and alfalfa ?
Are we missing something ? Can grass provide nourishment to people as well ? Should grass be a primary food to man ?
What is the cultural significance of grass ?
All grass is of ecological and economic importance. Grass has been a dominant source of human food through out history. All the worlds cereal crops are grasses. Of the fifteen major crops that feed animals the world over ten are grasses. One third of the planet is covered by grass and even in cement cities grasses emerge through cracks in the pavement. However, we have largely ignored it and give our attention to GM crops and pesticides instead.
Thousands of years ago people did recognise the value of grass. In fact in some cultures the word for grass has a meaning often depicted as an image.
The first cataloguing of Chinese symbols into a language began about 2800 years ago. The word for grass in Chinese is a picture of two people kneeling at an alter and praying with heads and arms raised skywards.
Ancient Hebrew, the language in which most of the old testament was written, spells the word grass as Deshe, dalet, shin, aleph. One interpretation would be. “Through the lowest of the kingdoms on earth is the doorway through which we may be regenerated and come towards perfection of being.”
From an extract of the Essene Gospel Of Peace ( The Dead Sea Scrolls) Jesus wrote ” The most precious gift of our earthly mother is the grass beneath your feet, even that grass which you tread upon without thought. Humble and meek is the angel of Earth, for she has no wings to fly, nor golden rays of light to pierce the mist. But great is her strength and vast is her domain, for she covers the earth with her power, and without her Sons of Men would be no more, for no man can live without grass, trees and the plants of the Earthly Mother. And these are the gifts of the angel of Earth to the Sons of Men”
So what did these ancient cultures know that we are only beginning to realize? Did they know about the Grass Juice Factor? I suspect they did.
There are some things that you just can’t explain and the grass juice factor is one of them. All I know and countless others are finding out, is that there is something special about wheatgrass!