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    In the Medicine Cabinet: Coconut Water and Liquid Chlorophyll

    June 4, 2009 by Brandy Vencel

    There is nothing like sickness in the house to make me obsessed with health {again}. So, I’m taking the night off of Norms and Nobility {though I plan to be back to that tomorrow, Lord willing}, and I wanted to share about this powerful pair from Creation that are easy to keep on hand for a rainy day.

    I found out about both of these “superfoods” from an acquaintance of mine. I mentioned that I had need of a blood transfusion after my C-section with Baby O., but that I had told the doctor I didn’t want one, and my doctor, being Seventh Day Adventist, was inclined to agree with me, and so I went home with half as much blood as usual and lived to tell about it. To which woman replied, “I just take coconut water and chlorophyll when I think I am anemic.”

    She went on to explain the fascinating qualities of these foods.

    Coconut Water

    This week, my husband has been living on ONE coconut water. The only thing that could make it better is if it wasn’t pasteurized, but I get the whole shelf-life thing. The biggest initial threat through this sickness has been dehydration. When someone is having flu-like problems, hydration can get tricky. And yet, we have a huge desire to keep him out of the hospital if at all possible. Coconut water has been my best ally. Chicken broth and apple juice both failed the test, but coconut water passed with flying colors.

    Coconut water is the Gatorade God made. Depending on what electrolyte solution you’re looking at, coconut water can containing up to fifteen times the amount of electrolytes, and if you buy the good stuff, it is exactly as God prepared it, easily digested and bioavailable.

    But coconut water has some properties that you aren’t going to see in reference to Pedialyte. Coconut water is considered a universal donor. The ONE website says that during World War II, it was actually injected into the body of soldiers who were dehydrated. However, my interest in coconut water took me to some research that goes beyond utilizing coconut water as a substitute saline solution.

    Coconut water shares, at the molecular level, properties that are similar to human blood. In Ayurvedic medicine, coconut water is considered to be a remedy for anemia. Turns out that World War II soldiers weren’t just using it as a replacement for saline, but for blood plasma, with which it is nearly bioidentical.

    Liquid Chlorophyll

    Another concern this week {which hasn’t actually materialized, thank the Lord} has been hemolytic anemia. This is where, due to toxic circumstances, red blood cells are being destroyed faster than the body can produce them. This sort of anemia is often associated with kidney problems. Does Creation offer us any support for this problem? I was pleased to find that it does!

    Liquid chlorophyll is interesting in that it is nature mimicking hemoglobin. The only difference is that the central atom in the molecule is magnesium, while the central atom in hemoglobin is our old friend, iron. Some scientists believe that this makes no difference, and that chlorophyll basically acts as a stand-in until the body can produce more hemoglobin. Not only this, but the similarity of structure allows the molecule to be easily absorbed into the blood stream, where it will do the most good.

    In addition to this, chlorophyll put into an ointment form was experimented with as a wound healer in the 1930s with positive results.

    Blood Transfusion?

    If I had to go back, I wouldn’t just refuse a transfusion and then live through two weeks of difficulty and exhaustion. I would drink a formulation I found in my research, which is to say eight ounces that is 55% coconut water and 45% liquid chlorophyll.

    Other Items in the Proverbial Medicine Cabinet
    Bifidobacterium Infantis
    Garlic Compresses
    Raw Honey {for cuts and scrapes…a friendly alternative to antibacterial ointments!}

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  • Reply Judy H. February 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I think you’re a little confused. Coconut water is indeed very healthy, containing all 5 electrolytes & many more benefits. But it’s the chlorophyll (from green plants) that bears a striking resemblance to hemoglobin – it’s virtually identical to human blood in its molecular structure.
    Coconut water was used during WWI as a saline replacement (not for blood transfusions).

    • Reply Brandy Vencel February 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      I’m sure I was! My husband was very ill when I wrote this back in 2009 and ended up on life-support in the hospital for three weeks.

  • Reply Raquel August 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    This information just made smile, The Almighty is amazing! Everything we need right here!

  • Reply LivingByDailyGrace June 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I drink a full bottle of chlorophyll the first couple of days after giving birth. WOW!!! It makes such a difference. I try to take it periodically just to ward off anemia. I have been having some issues with it recently. I think I am going to try the coconut water for myself and get some dh to drink after working out. Thanks.

  • Reply Rahime June 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I LOVE coconut water. I had no idea it was so similar to plasma, though I knew it was a great source of electrolytes. I was thrilled to find it pop up on store shelves recently in little juice-box form. In Kenya we used to drink it all the time, but then it was usually straight from the coconut.

    I didn’t know anything about liquid chloropyll. Very interesting.

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