CHLORELLA & DETOXIFICATION
Dr. Serge Jurasunas, ND, MD (hc), MD (Hom)
Professor of Naturopathic Oncology
About thirty-five years ago, when I was frequently traveling around the world to lecture, search out new health products and foods to improve people's health status and the detoxification process, I heard about a new product developed in Japan. It was a microscopic fresh water algae, called Chlorella. It had been researched since 1951, by Dr. Hirosahi Tarmya, of the Tokugawa Biological Institute. Through my Japanese colleagues, I learned that chlorella is a strong body regenerator and antioxidant with potent anti-inflammatory properties. This means it could help detoxify the body from harmful toxins and heavy metals. To investigate it more deeply, I concluded that the best course was to undergo a clinical trial to see the results directly with my patients.
Chlorella is a fresh water, green microscopic algae the size of a red blood cell that originated on earth some 540 million years ago (Cambrian period), and it has remained unchanged.
What particularly interested me was the story of Mr. Ryuseki Nakayama, who himself was a very sick person suffering from cancer, arthritis, and a stomach ulcer. He was looking for something that could help him and had heard about chlorella. So, he started to take it and found that it got rid of all his diseases. Later on we will come back to this story since Mr. Nakayama spent the rest of his life investigating and developing chlorella in a way that made it available for the public.
The chlorella cell is very similar to our human cell. Inside there is a nucleus, a chloroplast, and mitochondria necessary to promote cellular energy. Since it is the same as our cells, the division and replication of chlorella can occur at the fantastic rate of 4 new cells every 17-24 hours, which no other plant or substance on earth can do. If we calculate the number of divisions and the survival of chlorella over the past million years, we certainly reach an astronomical number. Thus, if chlorella has survived up to now, it is because of the strong walls that offer protection to its DNA cells.
Over the past 50 years, many herbs, plants, algae, and animals species have disappeared on our planet because of environmental degradation, mostly from heavy toxicity. Here again, I am coming back to the story of Mr. Ryuseki Nakayama. In the beginning he realized that chlorella’s hard wall presented an assimilation problem for our digestive system. With the help of researchers and engineers, he managed to resolve the problem by inventing a special process called the Dyno Mill process that disintegrated the chlorella's cell wall. It was then patented by the Sun Chlorella Corporation.
You can read about this process and see the Dyno Mill machine and large manufacturing plant in Japan, in the picture book “Chlorella, Gem of the Orient,” written and published by Dr. Bernard Jensen.