The Power of Green

By: Tiffany Janay

The color green rules the world! I’ve heard some say that green must be God’s favorite color because it’s the most dominating color that is seen everywhere, and it seems to be associated with all things of power. Of course, we all know how powerful green money is, and our favorite herb is green with its powerful, beneficial effects.  Nature is also dominated by the color green – green leaves and green grass. There are known people that have healed themselves from serious illness all with the power of green.

There are a plethora of scientists, doctors, and regular people that swear by using the green from nature to maintain good health daily, and in time of serious illness, saturating themselves with it to restore wellness. There’s documented testimonies of people who have turned to a green juice fast to utilize the healing properties that green leafy vegetables are known to contain – people have cured themselves from such things as cancer, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease to name a few. What is in them that is so potent and powerful? What can we do to tap into this goodness?  Let’s explore how we can use green food as our medicine.

Kale is very high in fiber, which helps with our digestion, passing waste out of our systems. In addition, it’s a great source of vitamin A, calcium, and beta carotene.  Because of its healing properties, it is ideal for battling heart disease, cancer, and protecting our eyes from UV rays that can cause cataracts.

My favorite way to eat kale is kale chips. They are raw, so all of their healing enzymes are intact. The kale is usually coated with a nut mixture (macadamia or cashew), seasonings and herbs, and then left to dry out in a low heat dehydrator.  It’s an excellent way to replace the desire for unhealthy, fried potatoes chips.

Matcha could very well be considered a fountain of youth due to its high amount of EGCG antioxidants, which protect us from free radicals that cause premature aging.  DoMatcha is a manufacturer of matcha tea and they claim that their tea delivers the antioxidant equivalent of 8-10 cups of regular steeped green tea, which has 100 times greater antioxidant power than vitamin C and is 70 times greater than orange juice.  Matcha tea is a very deep, light green tea that is made from using green matcha leaves. The leaves are handpicked, lightly steamed to prevent oxidation, and then air dried.  Eventually, the leaves are stone-ground into a very fine powder. This tea was traditionally reserved for the rich and high class. Zen monks are known to drink it before long hours of meditation because it helps with focus and calming the mind.

It is known to help with preventing infections and cardiovascular disease, increase the production levels of the happy brain chemical serotonin, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, speed up metabolism, which helps with weight loss, and it increases energy in a nice consistent way without the peak and crash feeling. The green that is most powerful in the matcha is chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll is what makes green plant life green, and it is said to be identical to human blood except that the center element in chlorophyll is magnesium, whereas the center element in blood is iron.  Researchers have said that chlorophyll has the ability to release magnesium from its center and absorb iron, and therefore, becoming hemoglobin or, in other words, human blood. More blood means more ability to disburse oxygen to the cells.  Chlorophyll increases oxygen, which can be used to cleanse our bodies of carbon dioxide, help prevent diseases, and aid in recovery.

Author of The Remedy, Supa Nova Slom, the son of healer Queen Afua, coined the term Chlorophyllian.  He was raised holistically and on a vegetarian diet, but as he got older, he found himself addicted to white sugar. Returning to his roots, he would drink at least a gallon of greens everyday and noticed that his addiction to the sugar was lost and he felt incredibly better.  He uses the greens everyday as regular maintenance or when he notices his skin is breaking out, his energy is low, or any other imbalances.  He’s also a vegan bodybuilder who is building mass weight and strength by following a diet that consists of plant life, grains, and healthy proteins such as hemp.

Ask any farmer and they will tell you their #1 nemesis is quite possibly a weed. I’ve always been told that weeds are bad and useless until I started hanging out with people who had a very strong love for them and give thanks for their existences.  Remember the weed that grew with the white looking fairy dust all around it?  I used to pick them up and blow the dust off and make a wish. Well, that weed is known as the dandelion or tarazacum officinale, which means “the official remedy for disorders.” –The name says it all.

Dandelions are known for being a cleanser, purifying our blood and system.  It has also been known to help people with dissolving kidney stones, cleanse skin and eliminate acne, improve bowel function by relieving constipation and diarrhea, prevent or lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent or cure anemia, diabetes, certain forms of cancer, and cure liver diseases such as hepatitis or jaundice.

They grow in your yard, so get to pickin’; but first, make sure they haven’t been sprayed with any toxic chemicals or bothered by pets. Or, to be on the safe side, visit a health food store and pick some up that have been organically grown and juice them, blend them for a green smoothie, or eat them in a salad.

If you still find it hard to pile your plate with green vegetables after reading this article, then try a green powder substance such as Supa Nova’s Mega Greens, which is a blend of all the beneficial greens dried and grounded up into a powder that you can add to water or a smoothie and get what you need. You can find this mix at

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