Using Natural Mimicry to Our Bloody Advantage.
You may not have known this, but there is a striking similarity between hemoglobin and chlorophyll.
For those who don't know, hemoglobin basically means blood, and chlorophyll is the chemical that makes plants green.
In this article, I am going to explain the similarities. I'll also provide some suggestions for incorporating chlorophyll into your daily routine.
I have built my philosophies and natural healing practices on a few select ideas.
One of them... is that nature provides what we need to heal.
One of the ways it does that is through mimicry. Natural mimicry is when plants mimic animals or humans and vice versa.
Mimicry is common in nature, and the ability to recognize it can serve you well.
In this case, we are talking about plants (chlorophyll) mimicking the molecular structure of blood or, more specifically, hemoglobin.
The two are very similar; in fact, they only differ by one mineral.
Hemoglobin is molecularly constructed around iron (Fe). And chlorophyll is constructed around magnesium (Mg).
Here you can see the uncanny similarities between the two.
So, they are similar in their composition, but what do the two minerals do?
Hemoglobin: Consists of five elements—hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon which are all centered around Iron. The main job of Hemoglobin is to transport oxygen from the lungs to the tissue in the body. It also takes on carbon dioxide and delivers it back to the lungs.
Chlorophyll: Also consists of five elements—hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon-centered around magnesium. Chlorophyll is what makes plants green. It combines with carbon dioxide and water to create sugar or energy for the plant. This process also creates oxygen which humans and animals then breathe.
It makes sense then... that plants can clean, repair, and rebuild blood cells.
How long have we known about this?
In short… a very long time.
Research into the healing benefits of chlorophyll goes all the way back to the early 1900s. A German researcher, Dr. Richard Willstater, was one of the first to start looking into chlorophyll's functionality.
In 1940, Dr. Benjamin Gruskin, the director of experimental pathology at Temple University, reviewed a study where over 1,000 cases of people with various medical disorders were given chlorophyll.
'It is interesting to note that there is not one single case recorded in which improvement or cure has not taken place.'
Not one single case!
By the 1980s, researchers further discovered that chlorophyll could inhibit the ability of DNA-altering chemicals. Chlorophyll can stop the chemicals from causing mutations.
By 1998 Brazilian scientist, M.S. Miranda, showed that the potent antioxidant properties of chlorophyll protect the body from free radicles and the damaging effects of radiation such as those from X-rays. These findings were again verified in a study published in Molecular Immunology in 2007.
It's believed that chlorophyll increases the number of red blood cells, increasing oxygen use in the bloodstream.
The Who’s and the What For
Chlorophyll is helpful in multiple conditions and objectives such as:
Building the blood—chlorophyll is the "blood of plants" and can produce blood in humans. Those with diseases such as anemia, hemophilia, and iron deficiency might benefit from using chlorophyll. Maximizing your iron intake along with the chlorophyll would be beneficial also.
Cleansing the blood and promoting good flow—chlorophyll dilates the blood vessels and helps them eliminate cellular waste. It also helps remove leftover pharmaceuticals and other toxins from the body.
Rejuvenates Cells—Regeneration as in the renewal of cells and tissue. This process not only heals but it builds a resilient ecosystem that can better handle natural fluctuations.
Counter Balances Radiation— Radiation exposure occurs during X-rays, cat scans, standing near microwaves, cell phones, and Wi-Fi.
Fights Toxins; Including Cancerous Carcinogenic Toxins— Carcinogenic compounds are not just found in cigarettes and alcohol. If you want, you can check out this list from the American Cancer Society. The list is a comprehensive collection of the many ways we are exposed to carcinogenic compounds.
Supports the Immune System—Removes bacteria, yeast, and fungus from the body.
Reduces Inflammation— Helps to heal inflamed areas of the body, including intestinal inflammation.
Promotes the growth of healthy bacteria—healing and colonizing the gut with good microbes.
Activates Enzymes— supporting liver function, digestion, and promoting vitamin K, A, and E uptake.
Alkalizing— Balances the body's PH levels by combating free radicles that result in acidic conditions. Too much acid means your body has to utilize extra oxygen from the tissues. This means less ability to rebuild tissues as well as the production of diseased and damaged cells.
How to Consume Chlorophyll
The number one way to get your chlorophyll would be to eat lots of greens. The darker the green the better. Plants like kale, spinach, lettuce, and herbs are full of chlorophyll.
A great way to get the most chlorophyll out of your greens is by juicing them. Juicing allows your body to absorb more nutrients— as the food begins to absorb in the upper portions of the digestive tract.
You can use home-grown garden greens or pick your favorite organic greens from the local farmer's market. You know what’s in it, and it’s fresh.
The vitamins and minerals in juice dissipate very quickly after juicing. And it is recommended that you consume the juice within 15 minutes.
I would also suggest using a press juicer, if possible, rather than a bladed juicer. The friction from a bladed juicer may heat the juice and cause oxidation.
Here are a couple of juicers that come highly recommended by those in the know about juicers:
This one is kind of pricy, but it is the cream of the crop. It’s rated 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 900 reviews. It’s cold press which protects valuable vitamins and minerals.
This one is also a cold press juicer and quite a bit cheaper yet it still has a four and a half star rating from over 8,800 buyers. This one is a great buy and it comes with recipes.
You can also take supplements.
You can buy chlorophyll in liquid form.
I love the NOW brand.
I am not an affiliate for NOW.
I'm a fan because of the consistent quality of their products.
Great NOW Chlorophyll and Accessory Pigment products:
Finally, you can eat dried-herbal-powders; that are rich in chlorophyll as well as other nutrients.
When I blend my afternoon smoothie, it always has a few things— sea kelp, dried kale, and powdered nettles.
These are all high in chlorophyll as well as other vital nutrients. You can get these in powder form or make them yourself... Like I do.
It would be best if you choose your chlorophyll types according to your health goals.
Many herbs are multi-faceted and can be used for multiple purposes.
Here are some other perks of choosing these 2 super-herb powders:
Kelp provides these key nutrients:
Nettles provide these essential nutrients:
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