It’s certainly easier to go for fast food, already cut up, already washed items while you’re grocery shopping or looking for that quick lunch idea……BUT…. is that really the healthier choice? Let’s start with baby carrots. In whole carrots, most of the nutrition is contained in or just below the skin. In order to make baby carrots, this healthy portion is removed. Then the carrots are washed in chlorinated water and some are even dipped in a stronger chlorine solution to keep their looks once in your local store. If you believe labels, “baby carrots” are carrots harvested while the vegetables [...]Read more ›
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What? You grow grass? Isn’t that illegal? Common words I hear when I tell people that I’ve been growing grass for the last 15 years. They start to walk away from me when I tell them my Dad turned me on to it! I first saw that beautiful grass at The Optimum Health Institute in CA. My parents were working there and my brother Michael had just started there too. He designed and built the greenhouse along with my Dad, and also built up his reputation as being one of the master wheatgrass growers in the country. A greenhouse filled [...]Read more ›
This is my story on my journey into wheatgrass juicing! If you’ve never heard of wheatgrass juice, you’re not alone. There are a few entries here about it and one from my brother Michael! Don’t underestimate the healing properties of wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice. Growing wheatgrass in my apartment and drinking wheatgrass juice may have saved my life when carbon monoxide leaked inside due to an improperly installed gas heater. Drinking wheatgrass for maintenance also helped me expel a chemical that I’d been using for way too many years AND a poultice I made from the pulp of wheatgrass cured [...]Read more ›
Ok…so first of all, how awesome is it that Michael was up to do a guest blog post?! Michael is an incredible guy, and I can’t give him more authority in his knowledge on the subject of wheatgrass, leafy greens, and all that has to do with juice. Bottom line is – he knows his stuff. He has just come out with a new DVD with a great (hilarious) lecture on the background of wheatgrass, how to grow it and how to actually juice it! Ok Mike…heres..well, the mic! From Michael Bergonzi: Hello 877MyJuicer world! Michael from Hippocrates here. It [...]Read more ›
Wheatgrass does the body good! We drink it in the office…everday. If you really want to learn about it, this is the article for you. It is kind of long, so sit back and relax…or maybe just print it off. Wheatgrass is by far one of the most potent substances available on this earth. Although wheatgrass (some people spell it wheat grass) is starting to catch on with mainstream America, many people are still unaware of all the powers this easy to grow substance carries. This page will give you some in-depth information on what wheatgrass is, how to grow [...]Read more ›
That’s right, although the wheatgrass craze is a bit past its apex, it’s clear that its popularity is more than just a passing fad. Somehow, despite the fact that obesity is on the rise, the country is getting more interested in health. Now I could do an entire article on what I believe to be behind this dichotomy but for now trust me, they aren’t related. Cows are fat for other reasons. So once again this will be basic stuff for a great many regulars in this community but it’s important to keep pulling in those who are just getting [...]Read more ›
That cantankerous ol’ sea captain had some plain good sense. Don’t worry. Eating a large dose of spinach daily won’t give you absurdly disproportionate forearms. What it will do is give you a megadose of important nutrients including beta carotene, a potent antioxidant, and vitamin K, which helps to maintain strong bones as well as vitamin C, calcium, folate and lutein. It’s not just spinach mind you, it’s all your leafy greens. Spinach, wheatgrass, chard, kale, beet greens, arugula and broccoli rabe are all excellent sources of essential vitamins and nutrients. Just half a cup of cooked kale provides four [...]Read more ›