I was asked to explain the “wheatgrass free” in the title of this blog.
I have to admit that this part of the title was a late night bit of whimsy. When I got sick, I was approached on multiple fronts to try this or try that ____________ (You can fill in the blank with any of the following – supplement, herbal tea, aromatherapy, healing energy therapy, special diet, etc.) I became somewhat cynical about the prescriptive nature of what others thought would be good for me and cynical of what appeared to me to be a thriving cancer industry. To me “wheatgrass free” is a metaphor for the fact that the proposed cancer project will offer no prescriptions, no “you must do this for yourself or it’s your own fault if you’re sick”, no expectations, no guilt. You don’t have to have pure thoughts and pure actions in order to get better. I don’t know about you, but when I hear the words “wheatgrass free”, I feel such a sense of relief and lightness.