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Natural Standard Research Collaboration
Wednesday April 2, 2008


The pancreas is located behind the stomach. It produces enzymes that are released into the small intestine to break down protein in food. The pancreas also produces insulin, a hormone that helps regulate the amount of sugar in the blood.


Treatment for pancreatitis depends on the underlying cause. Once the cause is treated, most patients experience a full recovery. However, if the condition is left untreated, scarring may occur in the organ. Once the organ becomes scarred, the condition cannot be reversed and the patient requires long-term treatment to manage the symptoms.



A clinical study found that one to two weeks of chlorophyll treatment caused the total disappearance of abdominal pain in chronic pancreatitis patients.
-Yoshida, A., et al. Therapeutic effect of chlorophyll-a in the treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis. Gastroenterol Jpn. 15(1):49-61, 1980.


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I take Chlorophyll daily and I think it must be good for a pleothra of things. It is good as antibiotic, right?
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Liquid
don't know about the pills


Does that ggole book link not work? If not search google for the book Cure Diabetes by Gabriel Cousens pg.83-85 for the chlorophyll info.


It's apparently best to get the raw veggies.

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I just got some yesterday. I had a certain symptom that made it seem like yesterday was St. Paddy's Day.
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does our body get any chlorophyll benefits from cooked green vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, etc., or only from eating them raw, does anyone know?
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does our body get any chlorophyll benefits from cooked green vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, etc., or only from eating them raw, does anyone know?
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I was about to ask if chlorophyll is a natural substance in vegetables
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does our body get any chlorophyll benefits from cooked green vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, etc., or only from eating them raw, does anyone know?
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Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in most plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. Its name is derived from Greek: (chloros "green") and (phyllon "leaf"). Chlorophyll absorbs light most strongly in the blue and red but poorly in the green portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, hence the green colour of chlorophyll-containing tissues like plant leaves.[1]


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great stuff
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nakka vital greens rock.

my diabetic son drinks that stuff in the morning, it makes his lips dark green, he looks like a zombie.
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I just found this link regarding the vegetables

Foods that contain chlorophyll

While all green plants contains chlorophyll a, and most vegetables that we eat contain both chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b, some vegetables contain particularly high amounts of total chlorophyll. Best studied of all the vegetables is spinach (Spinacia oleracea in the Latin scientific name), with this vegetable containing about 300-600 milligrams per ounce.

To understand how high in chlorophyll this amount turns out to be, compare the chlorophyll content of spinach to another of the World's Healthiest Foods - olives. Chlorophyll is one of the primary pigments in olives, but olives contain only 30-300 micrograms per ounce (about 1/1000th as much as spinach). Some olive oil producers deliberately allow leaves to be placed in the olive presses to increase the chlorophyll and "grassiness" of the olive oil.

All of the green vegetables in the World's Healthiest Foods - asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, celery, collard greens, green beans, green peas, kale, leeks, green olives, parsley, romaine lettuce, sea vegetables, spinach, Swiss chard, and turnip greens are concentrated sources of chlorophyll.

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If you are drinking the chlorophyll, I believe it to be a waste of time, money and effort, unless you need the copper.
The liquid chlorophyll isn't natural but synthetic, replacing the magneseum with copper called copper chlorophyllin.
[link to lpi.oregonstate.edu]
What you want is natural superfood chlorella from sea algae.
[link to www.naturalways.com]
Or just raw spinich and broccoli
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doesnt parsley have chlorophyll in it?

can someone check out the ingredients in this stuff because it's what i use, i really like it and so does my son. it's liquid though.

please look at the ingredients list and give me your opinion. i pay thirty bucks a bottle for it.

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parsley is actually pretty interesting stuff:

"Parsley's volatile oils-particularly myristicin-have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. Myristicin has also been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body. The activity of parsley's volatile oils qualifies it as a "chemoprotective" food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens (like the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke and charcoal grill smoke)."

read more about it here: [link to whfoods.org]
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Just a couple of questions.

1. Is the body able to break down Chlorophyll and get the magnesium? I reference the CoQ10 and many of the current studies on it showing that is really isn't being absorb. Yes, if it could be replace in the body, it would offer great benefits, but CoQ10 therapy has not show it increasing the numbers drastically.

2. Can Chlorophyll be toxic?

3. How is it metabolized?
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Dr. Neo there's links and a study on chlorophyll in the op. Of course it can be metabolized. It is the main nutrition substance in vegetation, NATURAL CHLOROPHYLL.

Some say CoQ10 is good for the heart or whatever. If one wants a food source for this try arjuna.
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Dr. Neo there's links and a study on chlorophyll in the op. Of course it can be metabolized. It is the main nutrition substance in vegetation, NATURAL CHLOROPHYLL.

Some say CoQ10 is good for the heart or whatever. If one wants a food source for this try arjuna.
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I read the link the OP gave on diabetes that is where I came up with the magnesium link.

I didn't asked if it can be metabolized, I ask how? I asked how the body breaks it down.

I didn't have any question about CoQ10, I made mention of it to suggest that perhaps Chlorophyll like chondroitin, CoQ10, Turmeric, Cinnamon, hell the list goes on would just be another "Neutraceutical" that has little or no value, is a marketers dream and could possible be toxic, why I asked the second question.
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doesnt parsley have chlorophyll in it?

can someone check out the ingredients in this stuff because it's what i use, i really like it and so does my son. it's liquid though.

please look at the ingredients list and give me your opinion. i pay thirty bucks a bottle for it.

[link to www.nakaherbs.com]
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It is always better to eat the whole vegetable/herb/fruit than pills or any processed product.
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take a spoon of vinegar a day to control diabetes.
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I read the link the OP gave on diabetes that is where I came up with the magnesium link.

I didn't asked if it can be metabolized, I ask how? I asked how the body breaks it down.

I didn't have any question about CoQ10, I made mention of it to suggest that perhaps Chlorophyll like chondroitin, CoQ10, Turmeric, Cinnamon, hell the list goes on would just be another "Neutraceutical" that has little or no value, is a marketers dream and could possible be toxic, why I asked the second question.
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I'm beginning to think Neo is here subtly shillin' for big pharma because he sure loves their research.

Thousands of years of success with Ayurvedic medicine "proven" wrong by big pharma influenced research.

And, yes, turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, peppers, among a host of other natural plants that were put upon this earth (for food to be our medicine), DO work.

It's the drugs that don't cure. I've never had a deficiency of aspirin or of any drug...

I have, however, had micro-nutrient and mineral deficiencies, which we cured by..........




Wait for it..........




Consumption of the micro-nutrients and vitamins that the bio-chem processes of my body needed to function properly.


IMAGINE THAT! The SHOCK!

=O
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Wheat Grass, Barley Grass and other Greens: Wonder Healer Foods for People and Pets


Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth, the blood of all life. The elements that are missing in your body's cells - especially enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and nucleic acids can be obtained through this daily green sunlight transfusion. Wheatgrass juice has been proven over many years to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality. more



Healing with Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available.

Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element. (more on Chlorophyll)

Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects.

Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life.

Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly-oxygenated environment.

Chlorophyll is anti-bacterial and can be used inside and outside the body as a healer.
Dr. Bernard Jensen says that it only takes minutes to digest wheatgrass juice and uses up very little body energy.

Science has proven that chlorophyll arrests growth and development of unfriendly bacteria.

Chlorophyll (wheatgrass) rebuilds the bloodstream.

Studies of various animals have shown chlorophyll to be free of any toxic reaction. The red cell count was returned to normal within 4 to 5 days of the administration of chlorophyll, even in those animals which were known to be extremely anemic or low in red cell count.

Farmers in the Midwest who have sterile cows and bulls put them on wheatgrass to restore fertility. (The high magnesium content in chlorophyll builds enzymes that restore the sex hormones.)

Chlorophyll can be extracted from many plants, but wheatgrass is superior because it has been found to have over 100 elements needed by man. If grown in organic soil, it absorbs 92 of the known 102 minerals from the soil.
Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive indefinitely.

Dr. Ann Wigmore has been helping people get well from chronic disorders for 30 years using wheatgrass.
Liquid chlorophyll gets into the tissues, refines them and makes them over.

Wheatgrass Juice is a superior detoxification agent compared to carrot juice and other fruits and vegetables. Dr Earp-Thomas, associate of Ann Wigmore, says that 15 pounds of Wheatgrass is the equivalent of 350 pounds of carrot, lettuce, celery, and so forth.

Liquid chlorophyll washes drug deposits from the body.

Chlorophyll neutralizes toxins in the body.

Chlorophyll helps purify the liver.

Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems.

In the American Journal of Surgery (1940), Benjamin Gruskin, M.D. recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll: to clear up foul smelling odors, neutralize strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome chronic inner-ear inflammation and infection, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases.
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Liquid
don't know about the pills


Does that ggole book link not work? If not search google for the book Cure Diabetes by Gabriel Cousens pg.83-85 for the chlorophyll info.


It's apparently best to get the raw veggies.


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I read somewhere that Albert Schweitzer cured himself of diabetes (I think it was Diabetes 1) by eating an all raw vegetable diet.
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doesnt parsley have chlorophyll in it?

can someone check out the ingredients in this stuff because it's what i use, i really like it and so does my son. it's liquid though.

please look at the ingredients list and give me your opinion. i pay thirty bucks a bottle for it.

[link to www.nakaherbs.com]



It is always better to eat the whole vegetable/herb/fruit than pills or any processed product.
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Well if you want to consume micro nutrients its best to eat sprouts, Ive been told. Alfalfa, broccoli, mung, - the lot = full of enzymes and vitamins. and you only need a pinch or two every day.
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I think the wheatgrass suggestion is excellent information... and an excellent source.
The only thing left out is that it is easy to grow yourself!
Much benefit may be lost if it is not freshly made

Red Wheat Grass seed is CHEAP, and Wheat Grass grows out in around 9 days.
Just grow enough to rotate (you can clip it 3 or 4 times) and freshly grind it in a Wheat Grass juicer. There are ways to freeze it yourself and not loose too many nutrients but fresh is best.

TIP:
I believe two really good choices for SURVIVAL FOOD is Wheat Grass and Sprouts. Mung Beans are an easy bean to sprout and high in protein.

Good post
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Chlorella: the superfood that helps fight disease

Chlorella is an oriental algae that should be a stock item in our medicine cabinets.

You wouldn't exactly call chlorella an overnight success. The health benefits of the green algae that grows in freshwater ponds in the Far East have so far been limited to those in the know, and its progress to British medicine cabinets has been slow. Since it became available in tablet form in the UK three years ago, it has achieved an almost cultish appreciation as a superfood, but now scientific research could catapult it into the mainstream.

New research from Japan suggests that this green algae could be effective in fighting major lifestyle diseases. It has been shown to reduce body-fat percentage and blood-glucose levels and help those suffering from Type 2 diabetes, obesity or heart disease. Its benefits include boosting energy, aiding digestion and fighting depression.

What excited the scientists, including the notable Carnegie Institute in Washington DC, was that this green algae proved to be almost a dream food. It is packed with protein – twice as much as spinach – and about 38 times the quantity of soybeans, and 55 times that of rice. It also contains nine essential amino acids, as well as vitamins and minerals.

These are the latest in a long line of health claims – ranging from boosting the immune system in cancer patients to improving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Chlorella is a tiny, unicellular green algae, three to eight micrometres in diameter, which when grown in large quantities in South East Asia and Australia gives lakes and rivers a green tint. Before being used as a supplement, it must be gathered, dried to a paste, crushed to a fine emerald green powder, and converted to tiny, soft, crumbly tablets, which smell vaguely of the sea.

Although chlorella was discovered by a Dutch microbiologist in 1890 and studied as a potential protein source by German scientists, it wasn't until after the Second World War that the reality of food shortages, combined with the expectation of a population boom, led to bureaucrats globally examining chlorella in the hope that it could be used to feed the masses cheaply – this proved uneconomic. Later, NASA studied it with a view to feeding it to astronauts, and perhaps growing it on space stations.

It is currently being used in the UK to help cancer patients. Nadia Brydon, senior therapist in complementary medicine at Breast Cancer Haven, the charity that supplies integrated health care to support women with breast cancer, is convinced it is an important food source with many health benefits.

"So many of us eat a calorie-dense, nutrionally-deficient diet that it is no wonder we're all getting sick and tired all the time," she says.

Nadia says chlorella is a great way of taking on magnesium, which can be found in green vegetables. "Magnesium is one of nature's antidepressants and helps us cope with stress. One of our best sources is from chlorophyll in green plants – and chlorella is bursting with that," she says.

Nadia also believes chlorella is highly protective against toxins. "We are bombarded with chemicals in pesticides and fungicides; chlorella helps to get them out of the body. It is a fantastic detoxifier and deodorant."

Tests have shown that chlorella stimulates the growth of probiotic or friendly bacteria, and its cell walls absorb toxins within the intestine and encourage peristalsis – the muscular contraction that moves material through the bowels – preventing constipation and toxic material in the stool being reabsorbed into the bloodstream.

As it is a natural food, chlorella is safe for most people to take; but one exception seems to be those who are prescribed warfarin. This is because chlorella contains vitamin K1, which is important in helping blood clotting – the very opposite of warfarin, which acts as an anticoagulant.

But it's not just the alternative medicine fraternity who are fans. Prof Randall Merchant, professor of Neurosurgery and Anatomy at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the US, has been involved in research into brain tumours, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. In 1986, he began clinical trials, funded by chlorella producer Sun Chlorella 'A', into whether the algae might boost a patient's immune system.

"Fascinating," is how he describes the results. "It didn't make brain tumours go away or shrink, so it didn't cure the cancer, but it did help the patients by boosting their immune system so that they resisted opportunistic infections."

Since then, Prof Merchant has performed clinical trials to test whether chlorella could be useful in helping with chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, ulcerative colitis and hypertension. In the first two trials, his team found that "patients' symptoms diminished quite nicely". For hypertension, the results were more dramatic; while it lowered blood pressure in about 50 per cent of cases, which was promising, the studies showed that it also significantly lowered serum cholesterol.

In 2008, he examined the effects chlorella has on those with metabolic syndrome – the collection of symptoms that often lead to the cells in our bodies becoming less sensitive to insulin, and therefore a precursor to diabetes.

Prof Merchant says: "It seems that chlorella turns on the genes that control the way insulin is normally used by the cells in the body. This research shows that chlorella could in theory help correct the problems of metabolic syndrome. It is not a magic bullet, but taking it is one other preventive thing you can do, like exercise or watching your diet."

[link to www.telegraph.co.uk]
 Quoting: Victoria Lambert, The Telegraph, 17 Aug 2009
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Diabetic Mender is what I am going to try.

It's enzymes deficiency.
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I take Source Naturals Yaeyama Chlorella everyday and have noticed significant benefits. I feel better and I have less body odor. The chlorophyll actually does a "cleanup" job in your system. I have tried other brands of Chlorella, but have found Source Naturals to be the best as they don't add any binders or fillers, it's just chlorella.

To see the nutritional benefits of chlorella:

[link to www.vitacost.com]
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I take Source Naturals Yaeyama Chlorella everyday and have noticed significant benefits. I feel better and I have less body odor. The chlorophyll actually does a "cleanup" job in your system. I have tried other brands of Chlorella, but have found Source Naturals to be the best as they don't add any binders or fillers, it's just chlorella.

To see the nutritional benefits of chlorella:

[link to www.vitacost.com]
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It's much cheaper to capsule your own. Plus you can take more of it. It can be found at bulk herb shops 1lb or 5lb, $20 lb.

I take 2g of it and 2g of spirulina each with every meal 3x day. That and watching my eating habbits cured my diabetes down to in the 70s normal, my hbp, and cholesterol and tryglds. Lab test are all normal. First time in 17 years!

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Chlorella: the superfood that helps fight disease

Chlorella is an oriental algae that should be a stock item in our medicine cabinets.

You wouldn't exactly call chlorella an overnight success. The health benefits of the green algae that grows in freshwater ponds in the Far East have so far been limited to those in the know, and its progress to British medicine cabinets has been slow. Since it became available in tablet form in the UK three years ago, it has achieved an almost cultish appreciation as a superfood, but now scientific research could catapult it into the mainstream.

New research from Japan suggests that this green algae could be effective in fighting major lifestyle diseases. It has been shown to reduce body-fat percentage and blood-glucose levels and help those suffering from Type 2 diabetes, obesity or heart disease. Its benefits include boosting energy, aiding digestion and fighting depression.

What excited the scientists, including the notable Carnegie Institute in Washington DC, was that this green algae proved to be almost a dream food. It is packed with protein – twice as much as spinach – and about 38 times the quantity of soybeans, and 55 times that of rice. It also contains nine essential amino acids, as well as vitamins and minerals.

These are the latest in a long line of health claims – ranging from boosting the immune system in cancer patients to improving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Chlorella is a tiny, unicellular green algae, three to eight micrometres in diameter, which when grown in large quantities in South East Asia and Australia gives lakes and rivers a green tint. Before being used as a supplement, it must be gathered, dried to a paste, crushed to a fine emerald green powder, and converted to tiny, soft, crumbly tablets, which smell vaguely of the sea.

Although chlorella was discovered by a Dutch microbiologist in 1890 and studied as a potential protein source by German scientists, it wasn't until after the Second World War that the reality of food shortages, combined with the expectation of a population boom, led to bureaucrats globally examining chlorella in the hope that it could be used to feed the masses cheaply – this proved uneconomic. Later, NASA studied it with a view to feeding it to astronauts, and perhaps growing it on space stations.

It is currently being used in the UK to help cancer patients. Nadia Brydon, senior therapist in complementary medicine at Breast Cancer Haven, the charity that supplies integrated health care to support women with breast cancer, is convinced it is an important food source with many health benefits.

"So many of us eat a calorie-dense, nutrionally-deficient diet that it is no wonder we're all getting sick and tired all the time," she says.

Nadia says chlorella is a great way of taking on magnesium, which can be found in green vegetables. "Magnesium is one of nature's antidepressants and helps us cope with stress. One of our best sources is from chlorophyll in green plants – and chlorella is bursting with that," she says.

Nadia also believes chlorella is highly protective against toxins. "We are bombarded with chemicals in pesticides and fungicides; chlorella helps to get them out of the body. It is a fantastic detoxifier and deodorant."

Tests have shown that chlorella stimulates the growth of probiotic or friendly bacteria, and its cell walls absorb toxins within the intestine and encourage peristalsis – the muscular contraction that moves material through the bowels – preventing constipation and toxic material in the stool being reabsorbed into the bloodstream.

As it is a natural food, chlorella is safe for most people to take; but one exception seems to be those who are prescribed warfarin. This is because chlorella contains vitamin K1, which is important in helping blood clotting – the very opposite of warfarin, which acts as an anticoagulant.

But it's not just the alternative medicine fraternity who are fans. Prof Randall Merchant, professor of Neurosurgery and Anatomy at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the US, has been involved in research into brain tumours, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. In 1986, he began clinical trials, funded by chlorella producer Sun Chlorella 'A', into whether the algae might boost a patient's immune system.

"Fascinating," is how he describes the results. "It didn't make brain tumours go away or shrink, so it didn't cure the cancer, but it did help the patients by boosting their immune system so that they resisted opportunistic infections."

Since then, Prof Merchant has performed clinical trials to test whether chlorella could be useful in helping with chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, ulcerative colitis and hypertension. In the first two trials, his team found that "patients' symptoms diminished quite nicely". For hypertension, the results were more dramatic; while it lowered blood pressure in about 50 per cent of cases, which was promising, the studies showed that it also significantly lowered serum cholesterol.

In 2008, he examined the effects chlorella has on those with metabolic syndrome – the collection of symptoms that often lead to the cells in our bodies becoming less sensitive to insulin, and therefore a precursor to diabetes.

Prof Merchant says: "It seems that chlorella turns on the genes that control the way insulin is normally used by the cells in the body. This research shows that chlorella could in theory help correct the problems of metabolic syndrome. It is not a magic bullet, but taking it is one other preventive thing you can do, like exercise or watching your diet."

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Zuuuper FOOD!
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Certain ordinary green grasses (check with herbalist), or wheat grass may be juiced after washing thoroughly. This is the simplest and cheapest way to get freshly juiced chlorophyll loaded with all good stuff, and no preservatives, etcetera etcetera and so on. How good is that. Check it out. It may be just the thing you need.

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