THE WORLDWIDE STUDIES OF CHLORELLA BENEFITS: YOUR EXTENSIVE BACK-UP
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 the benefits of chlorella and that the public discovers its usefulness so that each and everyone may live a long an healthy life"
The "Magic" of Chlorella to Detox Poisons That Plague Our Health
"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.
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).
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.
Chlorella Detox Heavy Metals & More!
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, A Radiation Shield?
Thousands of scientific references and medical studies have referenced the potential & serious harm that radiation and radioactivity can cause a person, and in particular in the thyroid gland, as it is the most vulnerable area of the body during radiation exposure. Therefore a nuclear emergency, but also medical and dental x-rays, TSA scans, mammograms, microwaves, living near a nuclear power plant, coal burning plant or near old government radiation testing grounds all causing radiation exposure, will somehow affect the body and more particularly the thyroid gland.
The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement reveals in new report that radiation exposure has increased more than 600 percent over the last three decades for Americans!
Radiation sickness symptoms can be quite dreadful as it can slowly destroy your health, as well as the one of new born babies. Not only can they cause a long list of symptoms or diseases such unexplained fatigue or lethargy, an impaired immune system, tumours and cancer, cataract, but radiation exposure can also cause genetic abnormalities, severe birth defects and conditions that are unexplained and not responsive to conventional medicine.
Millions of dollars are spent by governments to study radiation; yet there are hardly any funds spent on campaigns to teach people how to detoxify from radiation exposure with the help of simple and natural foods.
Such task is however possible and can be illustrated: at the time of the atomic bombing of Japan, Dr. Tatsuichiro Akizuki was the Director of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Nagasaki. He saved his staff and patients from suffering radiation sickness by guiding them and ensuring they all received a strict and rich diet of sea vegetables, brown rice, miso, wakame and kombu, while completely eliminating sugar and other sweets, due to their immune suppressing effect. (Tatsuichiro Akuziki, M.D., Nagasaki 1945. London Quarter Books, 1981.)
In the event of a serious radiation event, loading up on potassium iodide and various other iodine supplements potassium iodine can be potentially dangerous and not that effective. Potassium iodide cannot prevent radioactive iodine from entering the body, as it t can only protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine, not any other body parts or organ. If damage to the thyroid has occurred, potassium iodine is not able to reverse the health effects caused by radioactive iodine. Potassium iodine also comes with a long list of possible side effects such as nausea, mouth sores, severe allergic reactions, irregular heartbeat, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet and much moreâ€¦ Besides, it is not advisable to take it without medical supervision as it could deregulate the thyroid, depending on dosage taken and on the body initial state of health.
To heal from the effects of radiation exposure, the ingested radioactive particles need to be bind and flushed out of the body. There are special algae and seaweeds known for their effectiveness that you can incorporate in your food that are clinically proven to bind radioactive particles and escort them out of the body.
Well Chlorella, among the radiation protection superfoods, just does that! Indeed, being one of the most researched algae in the world, numerous studies have shown Chlorella's has a radiation protective effect to gamma-ray induced chromosomal damage to help protect the body from the effects of radiation before exposure, and without any negative side effects. Furthermore, these studies show that Chlorella can also help to detoxify harmful radiation from the body after exposure, protecting therefore organs and other areas that are not protected by iodine. So it can both prevent and heal when radiation is concerned.
A 1989 study conducted by the Institute of Biophysics at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences demonstrated that Chlorella effectively increases production of bone marrow and spleen stem cells, and that it greatly helped improve survival rates among mice irradiated with a lethal dose of radioactive gamma rays.
In 1983, researchers from the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India also observed that Chlorella can produce a significant radioprotective effect in both acute and chronic radioactive damage.
Another study, done in 1995 and published in the Indian Journal of Experimental Biology reports that when Chlorella is administered before or upon exposure of sub-lethal radioactive gamma rays, the alga helps to boost levels of colony-forming spleen cells that are essential for the production of vital blood elements and immune factors.
Research regarding chlorella's immune-boosting effect is not limited to animal studies. According to Herbal Medicine, Healing Cancer by Dr. Donald R. Yance, Jr., a Virginia-based study treated 15 glioblastoma patients with powdered and liquid chlorella combined at times with standard chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Although glioblastoma patients normally display a two-year survival rate of 10 percent, the 15 chlorella-treated patients exhibited a survival rate of 40 percent. And as matter of fact, Chlorella is now used as an adjunct supplement during radiation treatment for cancer. Chlorophyll is known to protect the body against ultraviolet radiation and Chlorella is the world richest food in chlorophyll content!
Many are already familiar with the extraordinary detoxifying powers of chlorella and of it helps to flush heavy metals and various toxins (such as â€“but not limited to- mercury, aluminum, cadmium, fluoride, pesticides & insecticides, etc.) from the body by binding to them. Well, it can perform the same action with radiation and flush it out of the body! As an addition to radiation treatment for cancer, the main use of Chlorella is to help remove radioactive particles from the body after radiation treatment.
Chlorella is an essential tool in any natural radiation protective arsenal to help to rid the body of radiation and of the many other environmental toxins so detrimental to the body and mind.
Chlorella, The Immune System Booster
"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.
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 first experiment to demonstrate chlorella 's immune stimulation and detoxification powers was performed in 1973 by Kojima and Associates (4) when they injected rats with particles of carbon, after first injecting a chlorella extract, and studied how fast these particles would be removed from the blood. Further examination of the rat's tissues showed that they were increased activities of the macrophages.
Another experiment was done on 458 sailors of the Japanese Navy during a three-month cruise. The study group that was given two grams of chlorella per day had an occurrence of 41% less cold than the group that did not take chlorella.
Since these experiments, scientists have found a substance, known as Chlorellan from the polysaccharides group, that appears to increase production of interferon, a chemical in the body, which protects cells from harmful viruses.
The Amazing Long List of Chlorella Benefits
"Chlorella is a food, not a medicine. We should realize, however, that when the proper foods are used, together with the right supplements to build up the health level of the body, diseases are often "crowded out". This is nature's way of healing the body. To put it very simply, there is no room for disease in a healthy body. When the tissues are cleansed and strengthened, and when we have removed the obstacles to healing that drag on all the glands and organs, I feel the body heals of its own accord. It would be difficult to describe the many highly technical experiments scientists have run to find out what biologically active substances are in CGF and what these substances do, singly and in combination. We must realize, however, that the reason why many scientists are putting so much time and effort into investigating Chlorella and CGF is because there is already a great deal of proof that Chlorella and CGF, even in relatively small amounts, stimulate growth, tissue repair and healing to an extent not previously found in any other food."
"Chlorella, Jewel of the Far East" by Dr Bernard Jensen, D.O., Ph.D.
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!
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.