Following in the hereditary footsteps of my mother, I went prematurely gray. By the time I was in my twenties, my honey-colored locks were streaked well through with gray. By the time I was thirty my Cruella Deville look had given way to a full head of platinum.
Eventually, despite stiff resistance on my part, I gave in to my sister’s urging and let her give me a dye job. She went with a coppery auburn. I have to say it was exciting to be a fiery redhead. I continued to color my hair for almost ten years, and always some interesting shade of auburn. Being a redhead was fun. Then I got sick.
I came down with a serious upper respiratory infection and was laid low for almost two weeks. Pumped full of antibiotics and decongestants, I was a coughing, wheezing zombie. I recovered fully to, only two months later, have a full relapse with the second round worse than the first.
One reason was my immune system. It had not fully recovered from the previous illness. When the doctor pumped me full of strong antibiotics with an injection at the office, I had a reaction, a bad reaction. I broke out in hives, couldn’t breathe and, by the next morning, my scalp was covered in lesions. I had just dyed my hair. My scalp was having none of this nonsense.
Thus began a long period of going back to my natural platinum and looking for natural hair care products. I’ve learned that I probably wasted a small fortune on hair coloring products. It seems that all I needed to be doing was drinking wheatgrass juice.
Not only does wheatgrass juice restore the natural color and luster to hair, but it slows down all sorts of aging processes within the body. As it detoxes the body, skin is rejuvenated, skin becomes more resilient and cancer cells are engaged in a losing battle. But, how does it change the color of hair?
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine assert that hair pigment is the result of blood quality and kidney health. Gray hair is the result of old, worn-out blood cells and low functioning, aged kidneys. The high chlorophyll content of wheatgrass helps to restore the health of kidneys and renew the health of blood cells.
Chlorophyll performs a function similar to hemoglobin, which oxygenates blood. Chlorophyll, when consumed, becomes a vehicle within the bloodstream for nutrients and oxygen, transporting them to organs, tissues and cells. Professional nutritionists often prescribe wheatgrass juice to help improve the quality of blood. By drinking wheatgrass juice daily, red blood cell count can be boosted significantly within only a few days.
And chlorophyll is not the only nutritional benefit of wheatgrass juice. It also contains almost two hundred essential amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Consuming only fifteen pounds of wheatgrass is equal to the nutritional benefit of three-hundred-fifty pounds of vegetables like celery and carrots.
As a powerful detoxifying product, wheatgrass juice strengthens the immune system naturally. It can neutralize destructive substances within the liver and bloodstream such as mercury, cadmium, and strontium.
It is also effective at creating a biological environment that cannot support cancer cell survival. By richly oxygenating red blood cells, an “anti-cancer” alkaline environment is created within the body. Chlorophyll may be even more effective at battling cancer cells that vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene.
So, to restore luster to not just your hair, but to your entire body, inside and out, wheatgrass should be your go to juice every morning. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a glass of wheatgrass a day keeps old age at bay!