Chlorella is one of the most researched whole foods
| In order to illustrate the complete scientific research that has been done on Chlorella, in the Foreword of "Chlorella Natural Medicinal Algae", Dr. David Steeblock, B.S., M. Sc., D.O wrote:
" As you can see from the small number of pages and the large number of references, only the highlights of the scientific research have been included but I would estimate that it includes at least 98% of all the clinically useful information one needs in order to understand and utilize this substance effectively. This book is intended for the intelligent layman and health practitioner looking for answers in regard to preventing and reversing health problems. I hope that this book will serve to educate the public of the benefits of chlorella and that the public discovers its usefulness so that each and everyone may live a long an healthy life"
Chlorella and detoxification
"Detoxification refers to the removal of toxic substances from the body. These substances are either poisons that have entered from the outside of the person such as occurs in pesticide poisoning or may occur from within the body, e.g., when the colon contains bacteria that produce toxic substances or as a result of inefficient metabolism of the body as a whole.
The detoxification capability of chlorella is due to its unique cell wall and the material associated with it. The cell walls of chlorella have been shown to have three layers of which the thicker middle layer contains cellulose microfibrils."
Clinical studies and medical researches have showed that toxins such as arsenic, mercury, lead, pesticides, insecticides, cadmium, uranium, P.C.B, radio actives materials etc. have been successfully detoxified from the human body; chlorella cell walls binding to and absorbing these toxics substances and then escorting them safely out of the body.
Dr. Ichimura has reported that he gave 8 grams daily of chlorella to patients suffering from pain caused by cadmium poisoning and that he obtained good results. When chlorella was given for 12 days, cadmium in the excretions of the patients increased 3 times over the baseline. After 24 days of chlorella the cadmium in the urine has decreased 7 times greater than baseline and the pain of the patients was markedly reduced.
| These toxins commonly found in nearly everything we ingest, touch and breathe create various diseases and disorders, including allergies, skin reactions, cancer etc.
Cadmium, for example, is suspected of contributing to high blood pressure and atherosclerosis,(30),(31), and to take responsability in the activation of blood clotting. This is one of the reason why the air from cigarette smoke, filled with cadmium, is so toxic to second-hand smokers.
"The clinical usefulness of Chlorella to detoxify cadmium was shown by a scientific study by Hagino, et.al., (71)who demonstrated increased excretion of cadmium in persons suffering from "Itai-itai (cadmium poisoning).
Pesticides, Insecticides, P.C.B. Removed
Chlorella has been used to detoxify people suffering from P.C.B. exposure (polychlorbiphenyl). Doctor Ueda of the Kitakyushu City Institute for Environmental Pollution Research in Japan gave 30 patients who suffered from P.C.B. exposure, daily doses of 4-6 grams of Chlorella for a one year period. As a result almost all improved (less tired, better digestion, normal bowel movements).
Beside P.C.B., chlordecone (kepone), another very harmful chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, has been shown to be removed more than twice as fast from the body when Chlorella is taken by mouth."
"Chlorella Natural Medicinal Algae" by Dr. David Steeblock, B.S., M. Sc., D.O
Chlorella, an immune system booster?
A hundred years ago only 1 in 30 people died of cancer! Between that time and today critical factors to health have drastically changed, and unfortunately, cancer has become a familiar occurence to us. Exposure to environmental toxins from foods, water and air has risen exponentially, and has sadly become a part of our daily biology. Healers generally agree that cancer initially results from a combination of malnutrition and body toxins, leading to cancer cells in the body. But rather than treating a localized tumorous manifestation, a wiser approach is to address the entire body nutritionally and to thoroughly detoxify it in order to have a chance to permanently reverse cancer.
Deterioration of the immune function, which eventually allows cancer cells to multiply, may begin with allergens in foods or air, and with poor food choices. It may result from heavy metals, viral or fungal agents, chlorine, nicotine and other chemical toxins, x-rays, radioactive and electromagnetic elements. It may also result from stress, negative attitudes, or any other influence that taxes the immune system beyond its capacity to respond to it.
Most healers further agree that any influence which weakens the functional capacity of our liver increases our risk of cancer.
When the liver fails to process all the toxic materials that are brought to it, toxins back up in our immune system, which then loses its capacity to deal with more toxic influences.
Cancer represents the most extreme form of nutritional collapse. It starts to develop when oxygen uptake is inhibited and red blood cells deteriorate (15).
We have also seen that Chlorella contains the highest known source of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps in the prevention of the spread of cancer by increasing the oxygen uptake, therefore promoting cell reproduction.
| Studies have shown that the hot water extract of Chlorella stimulates macrophage, interferon, B cell and T cell production resulting in anti-tumor, anti-bacteria and anti-viral properties and effects.
- T-cells are active against viruses and cancer;
- B-cell are active against fighting bacteria;
- stimulation of macrophages increases cancer cell destruction as well as removal of foreign proteins and chemicals;
- interferon is a natural secretion of the body and is thought to be a physiological stimulator of macrophages (2,7,8).
The stimulation of macrophages increases cancer cell destruction as well as the removal of foreign proteins and chemicals. This is an important property since there are a limited number of macrophages in the body, allowing just so much removal of harmful substances from the blood. This shows the capacity of Chlorella to prevent not only cancer or pre-cancerous conditions, but other diseases associated with viral infections as well.
Because of the similarity between the size of Chlorella cells and our red blood cells, and between the characteristics of chlorophyll and our hemoglobin, Chlorella has been demonstrated to tonify the blood in clinical observation. Subsequently the name of "vegetal blood" was given to Chlorella.
Chlorella may strengthen liver function and increases its ability to remove fungi, bacteria and poisons from the blood. Detoxing body toxins is crucial in a cancer-fighting program.
Because of the broad nutritional profile of this natural wonder food, Chlorella could be the healing and energy food to prevent or inhibit the spread of cancer.
Thousands of papers about nutrition have related the effects of vitamin A and beta-carotene to strenghten the immune system and as an alternative cancer prevention and treatment.
They have shown that people who eat plenty of green food and yellow vegetables have fewer cancers, due to the high vitamin A content of these foods. In addition, when high doses of vitamin A are combined with radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer, the treatment dose of radiation can be reduced by 50% and the patient can tolerate larger doses with fewer side effects (5).
Beta-carotene has been shown to destroy cancer cells and to enhance macrophage production of the tumor necrosis factor and of the helper T-cell stimulator, interleukin I. Beta-carotene works synergistically with vitamin E as an antioxidant to stop cancer in its initial stages.
Extract of algae were also studied and were shown to be more effective than just beta-carotene, causing the Harvard group to speculate that other factors are to be found in algae that give algae more anti-tumor effects than can be esplained by the beta-carotene content alone (9)(2).
By stimulating the body's immune defenses, the wonder food Chlorella provides the body with extra ammunition so it can fight cancer more effectively. However Chlorella is not an anti-cancer treatment in itself but rather is a safe, alternative cancer treatment and potent adjunctive aid, working best with conventional treatments. Studies have indicated that, as a "biological response modifier", the green food Chlorella can provide critical health benefits to people weakened by illness, severe treatments and a suppressed immune system, improving their life, without interfering with the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapies, and possibly reducing future reccurences of viral infections that have escaped surgery or chemotherapy.
Some nutritionists have recommended that people who have cancer take as much as 20 to 30 grams of Chlorella per day, as well as CGF, extract of Chlorella.However, it is strongly recommended that a nutrition-oriented physician monitor the specific dose and application of Chlorella in each individual case.
Advantage from the wonders of Nature with Chlorella
Chlorella with to its dense nutritional profile, contains a wide spectrum of healing nutrients-such as vitamin A, C, E, beta carotene, chlorophyll and C.G.F, to name a few- that could help to prevent and treat a wide spectrum of diseases. Most of these diseases are caused by nutrient deficiencies affecting all of us, in our present era of mega-commercialization and food processing.
| At Kyushu University Medical College in Japan, chlorella was given to five patients who were previously taking conventional medicine, including antibiotics, and who showed resistance to healing. In three cases, their wounds healed in less than three months, while two of the more serious cases took about two months to heal.
Under optimum sunlight and fertile conditions, each chlorella cell multiplies into four new cells within 24 hours, which in turn continuously multiply into four new cells daily etc. It is this unusual characteristic of photosynthesis, as well as its composition that give chlorella its outstanding healing properties. By providing us with all necessary nutrients to live a healthy life chlorella builds a layer of protection for our body's defense.
Because of the size of chlorella and our red blood cell as well as the characteristics of chlorophyll and our hemoglobin presenting similarities, clinical observation have demonstrated chlorella to fortify the blood, giving it the name of "vegetal blood".
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid) are our nucleic acids. The high DNA and RNA content of chlorella supplies our body with nucleic acids for cell rejuvenation. Dr. Benjamin S. Frank, author of "Nucleic Acid Therapy in Aging and Degenerative Disease", found that deteriorating cells can be rejuvenated if they are provided with substances that directly nourish them.
By helping the body to stay well supplied with nucleic acids, Dr. Frank has found that you can look and feel six to twelve years younger than you actually are! When using foods high in DNA and RNA content Dr. Benjamin Frank also discovered that health problems such as heart disease, emphysema, arthritis, memory loss, vision deterioration and depression would disappear!
Among testimonials of rejuvenating experiences, clearing of the mind, high level of energy, well being, clearance of bad breath including morning breath, younger and smoother looking skin, flatter stomach, enhanced sexual energy, have been reported.
Below are some of the volunteers' comments that were reported following a 6 weeks study at the Aging Research Institute with a dosage of 15 tablets per day (2)
"helped the vaginal yeast problem"
"My hands and feet were cold before, but the tablets helped them get warmer"
"I have decreased cravings for sweets"
"My hair is no longer dry and has been improved"
"reduced foods cravings, heart burn, and bad breath"
"feel more alert, better memory, improved energy"
"reduced coating on my tongue"
"reduced day sleepiness"
"cleaned up the tarter on my teeth" (patient chewed the tablets).
"Chlorella Natural Medicinal Algae" by Dr. David Steeblock, B.S., M. Sc., D.O
Our modern lifestyle commonly including a diet rich in meats and fat; stress and pollution, our body tends to become acidic. Also as our body ages, it becomes less efficient to retain water, sodium and potassium which also contribute it to be more acidic, thus allowing diseases to occur. Being one of the most alkaline foods chlorella is known to have the ability to balance the pH level and therefore to neutralize the body from a less acidic to a slightly alkaline form.
Through hundreds of clinical studies and medical observations, the healing properties and health benefits of chlorella have been reported to treat the following:
Allergies, anemia, asthma, cold, cold sores, flu, bad breath, body odors, acne and skin problems, burns, wound healing, pyorrhea (bleeding of the gums and loose teeth), pneumonia, P.M.S, herpes simplex, stress, eczema, jet lag, fibrous cysts, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and Epstein-Barr virus syndrome, mononucleosis, yeast Candida problems, seizures, hypoglycemia, hypertension, hormone imbalance, withdrawals from drug addiction, alcohol hangover prevention, detoxification, liver toxicity, bowel and colon toxicity, constipation, cholesterol, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, pancreatitis, peptic ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastritis (9), diabetes, heart disease, cancer, anti-viral, gout, arthritis, obesity, sciatica, sinusitis and nasal congestion, emphysema, AIDS, degenerative illnesses associated with aging, Alzheimer's, attention deficit disorder, growth and development of children.
A few References representative of the researched, scientific health benefits and effects observed with the use of Chlorella have been included in this site.
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"I feel that chlorella's main contribution to the body's natural defense system is its beneficial supportive effects on so many of the organs and systems, especially the immune system and eliminative channels.....in 1957, Dr Tadechi and his associates in Japan found that chlorella promoted rapid growth of lactobacillus, one of the bacteria that promotes colon health. The chlorophyll in chlorella helps to keep the bowel clean, while the tough cellulose membrane of chlorella (which is not digested) binds to the cadmium, lead and other heavy metals and carries them out of the body. The CGF stimulates repair of tissue damage. To summarize, chlorella restores bowel regularity, normalizes beneficial bowel flora, assists in detoxifying the bowel and stimulates repair of damaged, broken down tissue."
"Chlorella, Jewel of the Far East" by Dr Bernard Jensen, D.O., Ph.D.
The following letter was addressed on September 11, 1986 to Dr. Steenblock, President of the Aging Research Institute, and was another ultimate ovation to the rejuvenating effects experimented with Chlorella (2):
"Dear Doctor Steenblock;
I thank God everyday for making algae and the Japanese people for making it available. I started taking Chlorella in September 1976 and three years later Dr. Charles Jones, my eye doctor told me the crystallization on the lens of my eyes were completely gone. Three years ago I developed dry eyes which doctors have no cure for. I took 100 tablets a day for 2 days and I didn't have dry eyes any more. I was afraid to stop taking 100 so I continued for 16 days then gradually reduced to thirty. I was allergic to dogs, cats, dust and pollens. Dr. John Bookman said to me and I quote verbatum "You have to have this shot every week as long as you live."
I had tests several years ago with Dr. Tanikin and I am not allergic to anything now! I had quit taking the shots in 1979. I had Menier's disease. Had to put drops under my tongue. The last time I had an attack I also had the flu which was in 1971. I had the flu several times every year since I was nine years old but I haven't had the flu since I started taking Chlorella (1976). I had two fatty tumors on my ribs which disappeared. I had arthritis so bad I had to wear a TENS unit to shock my nervous system and kill the pain. I also had to take codeine and butazolidine. I no longer have to use the TENS unit and am off drugs. Two years ago I started to take Chlorella extract and everyone tells me I look younger. No one believes I am 77. One of the sales girls at the convention center said to me "I don't believe you. I want to see your driver's license." Everyone guesses my age to be between 45 and 50 years old. I feel young and no one thinks of me as being old. I feel like I am sweet sixteen.
Los Angeles, CA"