Doctor's Note

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For more context, check out my blog posts: Hibiscus tea: flower powerIs Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating? and Schoolchildren Should Drink More Water

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on tea. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

    For an update, check out my blog post Hibiscus tea: flower power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/trindanehmer Trinda Nehmer

    So enjoyed watching so many of your video’s, learned a great deal..thank you!
    Question-what’s your thoughts on WheatGrass juicing? Healthy or Harmful?

    • Toxins

      Hello Trinda, I believe I can help you with your question. Wheat grass, like many other “super foods” have been touted as a super healthy substance. But like many other “super foods”, they turn out more harm than good. For example, check out the Star fruit, mangosteen and several spirulina videos Dr. G posted http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=super+foods People claim they are healthy but they cause many health detriments. But regarding wheat grass, what does the science say on the subject? Well, according to a study done on rats, it lowered cholesterol, could help prevent heart disease, and i quote the “Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of flavonoids, triterpenoids, anthraquinol, alkaloids, tannins, saponins and sterols in fresh wheat grass juice.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21485304 It appears as though wheat grass is rich in antioxidants and is health promoting. Digging deeper, we can see that for pregnant woman, wheat grass in fact controls BPA toxicity very effectively. “our data suggested potential detoxification of wheat sprouts on BPA-toxicity via antioxidative and interference of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME)-mediated mechanisms in young women.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21736952 Wheat grass is, as far as the data tells, health promoting! (for more on BPA check out this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A#Health_effects as well as Dr. Greger’s video on BPA http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/which-plastics-are-harmful/ )