Wheatgrass Adds 20 Years to his Life

The miracles of wheatgrass...
The miracles of wheatgrass…

Harley’s Wheatgrass Stories: 

Hi! My name is Harley Matsil, the owner of Perfect Foods, and I have been in the health food industry for well over 30 years. Throughout the years I have witnessed countless miracles due to wheatgrass, and I would like to share one with you that is dear to my heart.

This story is dedicated to all the free spirited people out there that enrich the world every day.  Everyone knows someone that has the effortless ability to illuminate the room with his or her presence and make those around them feel energized, enlivened, and inspired.  With just a smile they dance through life, even through the hardest of times, and inspire you to dance as well. Well, that was my friend Dana Liberman.

Dana lived in Queens and worked at Integral Yoga, one of my very first accounts in Manhattan.  He was a kind and lively man that held an event called the “Barefoot Boogie.”  It was for hardworking individuals from all over the area to let their free spirits go on a Saturday night and dance the night away.  He helped people everyday whether it was by providing them with nature’s health products or by giving them the time and place to leave the stresses of life behind and just enjoy.

No matter how spectacular a man, his story reads similar to most.  He was diagnosed with bone cancer; he was far advanced and his time was almost up. When we heard the news, we began to deliver to him regularly: 3 trays of wheatgrass, 2 trays of sunflower sprouts, and 1 tray of buckwheat.  I personally was delivering them for a long time, so it was about this time that I began to know and, most importantly, love him.

Week after week we would deliver to him, and every week Dana could hardly wait for the delivery to come. He swore that using a large quantity of wheatgrass fought his cancer. He said the cancer was still there, but he knew the wheatgrass was weakening it because the pain was heightened in the absence of it. He taught us one of the most valuable methods of drinking wheatgrass: have it multiple times throughout the day to reduce the most pain and result in the highest overall effectiveness.  He claimed the periods of the day directly after he drank his wheatgrass were when he felt the least amount of pain. Later, my team and I came to realize the reason for that was because wheatgrass contains everything in its simplest form and when ingested goes directly into the bloodstream to be used immediately wherever it is needed.  With a serious illness like bone cancer there is a lot to be fixed, so by replenishing your blood with wheatgrass regularly throughout the day you are giving your body the extra help it needs to keep fighting back.  Dana would say that inevitably the pain always returned, but the wheatgrass kept him from feeling excruciating pain all day, every day.

Knowing that, we made Dana our priority.  In fact, back then when we weren’t expert growers, we had to harvest a few crops just to get 2 or 3 pounds; they went to Dana. We never missed a delivery to him in 25 years. In fact, one day our car broke down in the middle of the Queens route (we always had pain-in-the-ass car troubles) and the next day I offered to personally deliver to Dana since I hadn’t seen him in years. I walked up his steps and to the foot of his door where two women stood deciding whether or not to let me in. Finally, one of them said, “ I think that’s the guy that saved Dana Liberman. He brought the wheatgrass.” It seems this is how a lot of my stories go.

Years after that, I was in Queens and I called him. He came outside to meet me, and with tears in his eyes he said wheatgrass had added 8 years to his father’s life and 20 years to his.  Dana passed away not long after that, but his spirit will always remain with me.

Short and Sweet Story: How Wheatgrass Saved Juvenile Arthritis

wheatgrass saved juvenile arthritis

Harley’s Wheatgrass Stories:

The miracles of wheatgrass...
The miracles of wheatgrass…

My name is Harley Matsil, the owner of Perfect Foods, and I would like to share one of my many touching wheatgrass stories with you.

Wheatgrass Saved Juvenile Arthritis

Working in the health food industry, I meet a lot of sickly people desperate for help. One of these people was my friend Willie.  She was a nutritional consultant at a health food store called Jandi’s on Long Island and a long time customer of ours. Her daughter, sadly, had juvenile arthritis and lived in excruciating pain and inflamed wrists every day.

This is a story of how wheatgrass saved Juvenile arthritis. This type of arthritis is recognized as a “terminal illness” in the western medical world and Willie’s daughter had little hope for a day with out pain. However, Willie’s daughter told her story and sweared to have felt significantly better immediately after using wheatgrass in her diet.

For years we delivered wheatgrass and sprouts to their home (we still do to this day), and got to know them as loyal customers, dear friends, and beautiful people.

A few years ago I decided to stop by their house personally. After Willie greeted me outside, she poked her head into the house and whispered to her daughter, “Come out and tell Harley what you told me this morning.” Her daughter, now in her teens, tip toed out to meet me and as she wiggled her hands and wrists in a circle, she cried, “I am able to do this because of you.” As tears rolled down her cheek, she explained how hard it was to constantly be in pain all day every day. When she started to drink wheatgrass, she KNEW it was working. “I ate pizza not too long ago,” she insisted, “and my wrist started to hurt again.”  I looked at her mother Willie, and we both had a slight smile. It was clear thatwheatgrass saved juvenile arthritis nourishing her body with greens, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals.

There is nothing more miraculous than seeing a child in pain feel that there is some hope. No child should have to be told there is no cure to their condition. With support, love and a healthy diet, our stories show there is nothing your body can’t heal on its own.

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Harley's Wheatgrass Stories:

Harley’s Wheatgrass Stories: 
This one is dear to my heart.

My name is Harley, the owner of Perfect Foods, and I have been in the health food industry for over 30 years. Unfortunately, over the span of my career, I have sold wheatgrass to hundreds of sick individuals that became close friends of mine and my top priorities.  I have numerous inspiring anecdotes and I would love to share one with you that is dear to my heart.

Early in my career, a middle aged man came to me with lymphatic cancer. He asked me if I could teach him how to grow wheatgrass on his own. My team and I remembering why we started this business — to help people — naturally decided to help this man. We gathered the supplies (soil, young trays, a misting bottle, and a shop light) and I drove to his home in Spring Valley where I spent a long, memorable 6 hours with him, his wife and his son.  We sat down and wrote the detailed steps of how to grow it, where to grow it and every individual precaution you could think of (you’d be surprised how many factors there are to growing perfect wheatgrass). When I left him, he was in full operation.  He had young wheatgrass that I brought, babies he just started growing and seeds soaking that we just soaked together. All he had to do was continue to harvest, water, and rinse.

After I left that day a long time passed that I didn’t hear from him. He found his own soil supplier and kept to himself.  However, as most of my stories go, a year later or so he called to order some seeds and I could tell something was different. There was a new excitement  and liveliness in his voice when he revealed the news, “My doctor said I am CANCER FREE!” He explained that the doctors were so baffled they declared it a misdiagnosis. They claimed the cancer was said to be terminal and there could be no other explanation. However, a misdiagnosis from 3 separate doctors is highly unlikely — impossible almost. Whether the doctors wanted to believe it or not, the therapy to this “terminal illness” was drinking 4 ounces of wheatgrass every day and ridding red meat from his diet– that’s it.

Years passed and I heard from him every once in a long while. About 10 years later, he called and left a message. I returned the call and his son answered the phone. When I introduced myself as Harley, the wheatgrass guy, the young man anxiously asked if I was the one who taught his father how to grow grass years ago. As I replied, “Yes,” I could hear his breaths grow shorter until they became full sobs into the phone. Finally, after a few precious moments, he caught his breath and gratefully whispered, ” You are the man that saved my father’s life.”

Perhaps another 10 years went by when I was doing an in store demo at Back To Earth in New City. While I was offering a customer fresh wheatgrass, I heard someone say, “Could that be Harley?” There he was, still alive and well, now 20 years since I met him. He continued to drink wheatgrass every single day and couldn’t have looked better for all that he had been through.

For the rest of the day he stood by my side passionately insisting to every person that listened that my words were true and I had surely saved his life.

My Story of Wheatgrass and Cancer


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To All Wheatgrass and Cancer Skeptics,

I’m a big wheatgrass user and last June when my dad was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, I immediately sent my folks a juicer and got them hooked up with weekly wheatgrass delivery. I had purchased your Dr. Squeeze Green Queen Juicer (I’ve been using the same one for 2 years now and love it!).  My mom juices 5 oz a day for my dad. This is my story about wheatgrass and cancer.

Last year, the doctor told me that it would be a really big deal if my dad survived 12 months.  Well, he is coming up on 10 months and is doing pretty well. I believe that without his daily wheatgrass, he would not still be here.

Here’s what I believe to be true about wheatgrass and cancer and his daily dosage:

1. After 10 months of chemo they STILL have not needed to put in a chest port which is unheard of because of the damage chemo does on your veins
2. The doctor had told me that many times people pass away because of the effects of the chemo on the body and it’s organs. I believe that the wheatgrass is flushing the chemo out if his system and protecting his organs, since without it, the body would have to gradually push out the drugs on its own.
3. One of the main chemo concerns is how it makes your blood levels drop – so they give you a shot each week to help with that – dad is on 10 months and has only needed that shot ONCE!
4. He is very fatigued and has a “new normal” when it comes to his life – there are many things he can no longer do, as the cancer had metastasized to his spine.

But in 10 months, he is doing great, his tumor is 10% smaller. He gets another scan in a month and we are praying for some more shrinkage.

We all believe in the power of the wheatgrass and it is infuriating that doctors are unaware of what it does or even just unaware of it in general. If I had ANY money, I would be the first one stepping up to put on clinical trials…since that’s apparently the only thing that will get people thinking differently about options like this. But since the pharmaceutical companies don’t stand to make a dime on it’s success, I don’t see any of them stepping up. It just makes me sad to think how many people could be helped just by this knowledge.

I’m not writing this to you as a commercial for what you do – but feel free to use this as a testimonial if you would like to help spread the word for those with chemo. Also – it does not dilute the success of the chemo drug itself.

Warmest regards,
Colleen Finn
Atlanta, GA

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Perfectly wonderful!

There is no company that i love more, or am more indebted to than Perfect Foods, Inc. I have been ordering their amazing fresh products for almost 15 years now. I switched over to a vegan diet in 1998 for health reasons, and couldn’t have done it without them. For the first five years i drank plenty of their wheatgrass, which played a major role in restoring my health. I still drink wheatgrass, but have really focused on their incredible sunflower greens (sprouts). I’ve tried a few other sources over the years and there is simply no comparison. I know beyond a doubt that they are the best quality sunflower greens in the world. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in wheatgrass and other superfoods to try this miraculous food. I juice them every day and add them to salads.

I know that this company has fought hard to keep doing what they know is right and to keep providing people like myself with the best product they can. I am forever grateful to them. Lastly, i’d like to chime in about Cindy, the manager. She really is the best! She watches over us like a guardian angel, and is the heart of the company. Thank you for everything you’ve done. And thanks to all the other terrific folks who work to grow and deliver these health giving miracles to us.

Bless tou all!

– Erez Yakin

What’s the best wheatgrass juicer?

Have you heard of wheatgrass, but found it too expensive to go to the store for it? Juicing wheatgrass at home can be an economical solution, but you’ll need two things. 1) Access to freshly grown wheatgrass, either by a supplier or grown at home and 2) A suitable wheatgrass juicer for your needs.

When choosing a juicer for wheatgrass, there are a few things you should ask yourself. Firstly, you should consider if you plan to juice all kinds of produce, or just wheatgrass. If you want to juice all kinds of produce, and only plan on juicing a few ounces at a time of wheatgrass, a multi-purpose juicer like the Omega 8006 Juicer is best. The Omega has the greatest range of fruits and vegetables which it can juice.

If, however, you already own a regular juicer or know you will be juicing larger amounts of wheatgrass (over 3 ounces) nearly every day, a dedicated electric wheatgrass juicer will be best. Yes there are manual wheatgrass juicers out there, but most people never use them. Manual wheatgrass juicers, while cheaper (50-100 dollars), are often difficult to use, and can damage your counter-tops. Electric wheatgrass juicers can range from 140-300 dollars, but you’ll actually use them.

Remember, never juice wheatgrass in a blender or centrifugal juicer. Wheatgrass must be juiced in a masticating (grinding) juicers, which uses augors, not blades. Because of wheatgrass’ fibrous nature, it quickly dulls blades of the other types of machines, and loses nutrients from the heat and high speeds of processing.

An affordable electric wheatgrass juicer was developed by Perfect Foods, the largest indoor wheatgrass growers in the world since 1982. The Dr. Squeeze Green Queen juicer is small, powerful, and very efficient at getting the most juice out of your wheat grass. Perfect Foods will cover parts under warranty for a year, and will provide you with one-on-one customer service in helping you use your machine. It is our opinion that the Dr. Squeeze – Green Queen is the Best Wheatgrass Juicer for use at home.

Wheatgrass King – Commercial Wheatgrass Juicer Reviews

Wheatgrass King Commercial Juicer
Commercial Wheatgrass Juicer
What do juice-bars and wheatgrass experts think of the Wheatgrass King commercial juicer? Many say its the “Best wheatgrass juicer ever made!”, but we wanna hear from you.

After many years of selling other company’s commercial wheatgrass juicers, we decided to develop our own. The Dr. Squeeze Wheatgrass King is THE MOST POWERFUL wheatgrass juicer. It juices quickly, has all stainless steel parts, and is virtually indestructable. As well, its far less costly than other similar machines like the Miracle MJ575. If you own a fast paced juice bar and really want to push your wheatgrass, you absolutely will want the Wheatgrass King Commercial Wheatgrass Juicer.

Electric Wheatgrass Juicer Reviews – Green Queen

Electric Wheatgrass Juicer - Dr. Squeeze - Green Queen
Green Queen - Home Model
“I love this electric wheatgrass juicer” are words we frequently hear about the Green Queen by Dr. Squeeze. We at Perfect Foods developed this machine to be the most affordable and easy to use wheatgrass juicer on the market. Please share your reviews!

This machine has a number of attributes which make it the perfect machine for anyone new to wheatgrass. Perfect Foods, which has been growing wheatgrass in New York since 1982, wanted to develop a small and affordable wheatgrass juicer for the masses. Most comparable juicers were of lesser power and higher cost. The Dr. Squeeze Green Queen is both counter-space saving and strong. It actually is one of the few machines able to juice over 6 ounces at one time without clogging or overheating. It also has a slow rotation speed, preventing oxidation and retaining the nutrients of the juice. Remember, this machine is designed as a wheatgrass juicer, not an “everything juicer”, and it is not recommended to try juicing most fruits or vegetables. Read more about what makes the Best Wheatgrass Juicer.

Wheatgrass Testimonial – Cancer Survivor – Lilli Link, MD

I am a 13-year cancer survivor.  Shortly after being diagnosed with a uterine sarcoma, it was clear that wheatgrass juice would be in my future.  I waited until after I completed surgery and chemotherapy to start it.  I knew the taste would be hard to tolerate.  What I didn’t know was how good it would make me feel.  I drink 2 ounces of juice made from Perfect Foods’ wheatgrass almost every morning and find it incredibly satisfying.  It keeps my blood sugar and energy even throughout the morning.  I also love Perfect Foods’ sunflower sprouts which are packed with nutrition.  I like to add them to my daily vegetable juice not only because they are so healthy, but also because they make the juice delicious.

I think wheatgrass juice and sunflower sprouts are key for optimal nutrition and have been an important part of my anti-cancer diet.  I highly recommend both to my patients who are interested in achieving that level of health.  Of course, I recommend Perfect Foods because no one grows greener wheatgrass or more beautiful sunflower sprouts.

Lilli B. Link, MD, MS
Nutritional consultant, NYC