Wheat grass – not just for grazers!Spirgis

By Loreta Vainius

          My dog Spirgis is a long-haired mini dachshund and at about four years old, he jogged with me every day. After awhile it seemed that I was practically dragging him along to keep up with me, which was bothering me because I too was having a hard time keeping going. Both of us had to drag ourselves along, and I eventually went to the doctor and discovered I had Lyme disease. It had become a rather serious case, and my jogging had to stop for awhile. Spirgis still had no energy so I took him to the veterinarian, and it turned out that he also had Lyme disease. I gradually improved with medication and diet – lots of living foods, sprouts, and wheat grass (including wheat grass enemas) - but Spirgis seemed to make no improvement. I decided to use my own therapy (I grow and use wheat grass and teach about its benefits as a healing and cleansing food for people) and give my dog wheat grass juice too. I got an eyedropper and put 2 ounces of juice right into his mouth, dropper by dropper, every day. Suddenly he improved, and soon we were back jogging again.

           Two years later Spirgis became very sick again. He had a high fever and was paralyzed; he could not move or do anything. He didn't want to eat, and he was defecating wherever he lay. His eyes were murky and he appeared to be dying. The veterinarian said Spirgis had a slipped disk and a pinched vertebra, and gave him steroids and antibiotics, which didn't help. A friend recommended a veterinary chiropractor, but upon pinching him between the toes, there was no feeling and Spirgis didn't respond at all. The doctor said that it had gone too far and there was nothing he could do. He suggested a veterinary surgeon. So I asked the veterinary surgeon if there was anything he could do and he said that there was a possibility he might be able to do something, but it would cost $1,800 and there was no guarantee. He said if he still can't walk they would make a little wheel for him to roll on.

          Well, I decided to use my own therapy again; wheat grass as a healing and cleansing food. What did I have to lose? My first thought was, "How do you give a dog an en­ema?" because enemas are often the first course in wheat grass therapy for people, to help clean out their bodies.

          It was a good thing it was sum­mer. I gave him four wheat grass enemas in five days. Wheat grass enemas are healing in that they are cleansing and can provide nutrients to be intestinally absorbed. We performed the enemas outside on a table; it took three of us to carefully give the dog an enema. First I gave him a coffee en­ema. (The coffee detoxifies the liver; this procedure is used at the Gerson Institute – six coffee enemas a day. The wheat grass implants are used at the Hippocrates Health Institute. I combined the best of each.) This was followed by a wheat grass enema (a tray of wheat grass juiced to make 8-10 ounces of wheat grass juice). On the second day, his eyes appeared to have a spark of life in them.

          Within two days, after the fourth wheat grass enema, he moved – he shifted his body so he could defecate away from himself. He couldn't lift his hind legs, of course, but it was an indication that he was already responding. Then I got an eyedropper and put 2 ounces of juice right into his mouth, dropper by dropper. Wheat grass is high in oxygen, enzymes and chlorophyll. It has a similar chemical composition to hemoglobin except it has magnesium instead of iron. The wheat grass worked as a detoxifier, and it is a highly nutritious food. This I did daily, outside - two ounces in the morning and two in the evening. It took me fifteen minutes to get it all into him. About thirty minutes later he would vomit it back up - it was a very slimy and heavy mucus, and he kept on vomiting, but maintained a good attitude and awareness. He was vomiting up accumulated toxins while getting nutrients from the wheat grass.

          On the third day, he actually pulled himself out of the cage and defecated outside of it. It was obvious that he was improving, so I kept giving him the wheat grass.

          After two weeks, my cousin came over with his two big dogs and Spirgis started happily running around on his two front legs like crazy, dragging his hind legs all around. What a sight! This dog had been at death's door and none of the doctors had any hope. But I now had no doubt in my mind that that there was a definite progression in his healing.

          I continued this wheat grass for five weeks: wheat grass in the morning and wheat grass in the evening. He had been dragging his hind legs so the mus­cles were atrophied and he even had some sores on them. We had to tie socks on them to protect them. Then, after the fifth week of giving him wheat grass morning and evening, Spirgis got up on all four legs, lifted a hind leg, and started to walk! What a miracle dog!

          He was very wobbly at first and it took a little time for his legs to gain back their strength, but eventually, he came with me on my jogging runs. He had healed completely, and the veterinarian could not believe this dog was still alive! Wheat grass IS a healing and nutritious food, for everybody!

About the author:

Loreta Vainius is a nutritional consultant. She holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin, and MA in Foods and Nutrition from New York University. Her experiences include working with Gerson Cancer Therapy, Ann Wigmore Institute in Boston and Puerto Rico, Susan Silberstein's Center for Advancement in Cancer Education, and Brian Clement's Hippocrate's Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. She is currently a Hippocrates Health Representative and is also working with the center for advancement in cancer education. She offers private consultations and teaches Living Foods Workshops as well as Gourmet Living Foods Workshops in Malvern, PA and can be reached at 610-648-0241.