Bob McCauley, CNC, MH
One of the most common questions we are asked about Chlorella is whether it has vitamin K. For the record, Chlorella does have vitamin K in it, as do all green plants to some degree. Vitamin K is found in a plethora of foods. Chlorella has a lot of vitamin K, 46mg per 1 gram. The body requires vitamin K for a number of reasons. It is an antagonist for arterial calcification in humans. A ten-year study documented that people who consumed the most vitamin K2 have a 50% reduced risk of arterial calcification. They also exhibited a 50% reduction for being at risk for cardiovascular events during the 10 year period of the study. In 2009, a 16,000-person study demonstrated that high consumption of vitamin K2, not K1, protected from cardiovascular disease. Vitamin K also helps with calcium assimilation and retention in the bones and throughout the body. It helps prevent joint inflammation and is essential for the production of skin cells.
The main function of vitamin K is that is allows the blood to coagulate so we do not bleed to death when we get cut. Newborn babies are given a shot of vitamin K when they are born for this reason, although I believe them to be unnecessary if my health protocol would be followed for the mother through pregnancy. And it is for this reason that people are prescribed the drug Coumadin, which is said to prevent strokes, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis, blood clots to the lungs, and other circulatory disorders. Doctors prescribe Coumadin to shift the balance away from clot formation in the body and toward increased circulation. It is a blood thinner that causes an imbalance in the body, as do all medications which is why they all have side effects. The normal functions of the body and the way it handles vitamin K becomes a major issue because Coumadin causes imbalances. Under normal circumstances, the body handles vitamin K quite well. However, once an artificial substance such as Coumadin is introduced, one of the most important nutrients required by the body must be avoided, that of chlorophyll, the life-blood of plants. Avoiding foods with Vitamin K means avoiding foods with chlorophyll, which is insanity.
Coumadin thins the blood and guards against blood clots that can lead to a stroke. Since Coumadin does what it is designed to do, it is blindly accepted by the medical community as well as anyone who believes in medicine and the drugs that doctors push on us. We are force fed the notion we should take drugs and that medicine is the only answer, which in fact is the exact opposite of the desired outcome. Drugs create imbalances in the body that in turn no longer allow us to consume other foods that may interfere with it, even those such as Chlorella that encourage sugar level stability and blood consistency. Hypertension, or thin blood, is the most common of all diseases. All drugs interfere with the body’s natural processes and Coumadin is a glaring example of it. Dr. Bernard Jensen, the Father of Nutrition, warned against taking Coumadin in the 1970’s when it was first marketed.
I personally know almost nothing about medicine and medications so I cannot make a recommendation to you about whether you should take medicine that has been proscribed to you by a doctor. That is your decision. However, what I do understand is health, which has nothing to do with medicine. And I can say without any doubt that I would never put anything in my body that would stop me from consuming foods whose nutrients are required by the body if we expect to be healthy, such as those with chlorophyll. This of course would include the most powerful food on earth, Chlorella. Chlorella gets its name for being the food with the highest concentration of chlorophyll, our most important nutrient. Caution to those who would take anything that would deny the body that key nutrient.