Hippocrates Health Institute wheatgrass

Getting Back to the Basics of Green

Hippocrates Health Institute Sprouts

Sprouts at Hippocrates Health Institute

Presently we are in midst of a global green trend. Everywhere we hear the mantra, be green, eat green, live green, etc. While it might seems like something new to many people, in essence “green” simply means living naturally. At Hippocrates Health Institute “green” encompasses true super foods from a multitude of natural sources: from the ground there is vegetation, sea vegetables abundantly found in the oceans, and in fresh water in the form of algae. In sourcing optimum nutrition Hippocrates Health Institute embraces the consumption of wheatgrass juice, sunflower and pea sprouts and juice, sprouts, dark leafy greens, algae, and seaweed, much of which is organically grown, locally on Hippocrates’ 50-acre campus.

Humans as mammals are designed by nature to consume vegetables. As mammals go, the majority consumes a raw diet of grasses and leafy greens. Humans are the only mammal that cooks its food and one of only a few mammals that eat other animals. The most common defense to eating meat is for its protein content. In truth the best quality proteins to sustain health comes from the vegetable kingdom in the form of sprouted beans and seeds, nuts, algae, grains and grass (wheatgrass juice), which we encourage at Hippocrates Health Institute as part of our wellness program. In fact approximately 85% of mammals consume only greens, and they tend to be the largest and strongest in the animal kingdom, and where do they get their protein? Plants!

Hippocrates Health Institute first discovered the power of greens, in particular grass 50 years ago when its founder Ann Wigmore was searching for a means to overcome a chronic illness. Ms. Wigmore observed how Cows obtained all their muscle, strength and power solely from grass. Ann returned to perfect health after some weeks of chewing on grass and spitting out the fibers. She began to experiment on different types of grasses and found that wheatgrass while providing optimal nutrition also tasted the most palatable.

Hippocrates Health Institute Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass at Hippocrates Health Institute

Since its founding over 50 years ago Hippocrates Health Institute has learned a great deal of information into the healthful properties of wheatgrass and raw vegetables. Chlorophyll, which is abundant in all dark leafy greens, increases the body’s blood quality allowing more uptake of oxygen into the cells, and since plants also contain large quantities of oxygen, we can absorb it more effectively and in greater quantity. Nowadays with oxygen levels becoming less in the air we breathe, especially in cities (where most of the worlds’ populations live), we all need to find ways to increase oxygen levels and oxygen quality. Oxygen plays an important role in our cells, reducing the risk of cancers and virus infection.

As part of our Life Transformation Program at Hippocrates Health Institute we encourage the consumption of wheatgrass juice, green sprouts, and green juices that promotes ones body to self-regulate its state of wellness. Complementary to these super foods Hippocrates also supports internal cleansing (detoxing and alkalizing) and exercise. Hippocrates Health Institute promotes a lifestyle where the foundation of your diet consists of plants. Green plants first receive energy from the sun giving them life, and when we consume these living foods we benefit from this ‘living vibrational energy’ together with pure oxygen. Our cells are literally craving for clean oxygen, so go ahead and treat yourself to leafy greens, wheatgrass and sprouts today! You can simply start by growing your own at home, it’s that easy! Learn to listen to your heart, as it contains more answers than your head. Love deeply and love yourself, and remember – it’s all about the greens!

Advertisements

Hippocrates Health Institute Developing The Most Advanced Enzymes

Over 90 years ago Dr. Edward Howell, physician and researcher discovered the secret to how our bodies digest with the aid of enzymes supplements. The Hippocrates Health Institute has always recognized and supported Dr. Howell’s theories on the use of digestive enzymes, and over the past 60 years, have integrated this knowledge into the Hippocrates’ dietary program. Hippocrates Health Institute has always believed this to be an important field to conduct further research and development to improve enzyme supplements.

Hippocrates Health Institute director Brian Clement together with Victoras Kulvinskas began research in 1993 on ways to improve the efficiency of how enzyme supplements enter blood cells. They discovered after two years of research how to combine measured quantities of fresh-water algae, salt-water algae, kamut grass and herbs with a spectrum of enzymes so that blood cell absorption increased.

Since the digestive processes of the body eventually end up at a cellular level, with the cells deciding what nutrients are needed, the Hippocrates researchers found that introducing their new formula actually made the cells more receptive to nutrient uptake.

In the years following this important discovery, intense research and development at Hippocrates Digestive EnzymesHealth Institute has resulted in the most advanced and effective digestive enzymes ever created. Hippocrates has developed this formula into a veggie capsule product called LifeGive HHI-Zyme and forms part of its extensive LifeGive supplement range.

The Hippocrates Health Institute’s LifeGive HHI-Zyme helps to increase cellular enzyme absorption thereby assisting to combat oxidative stress, improve circulation, support muscle and joint recovery after exercise, as well as providing other systemic benefits.

Enzymes – The Secret Fountain of Youth

Enzymes are large protein molecules found in all living things – plant and animal. Your body is capable of producing two types of enzymes, metabolic and digestive. Digestive enzymes include things like protease, and lipase, and amylase for the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. In human physiological terms, metabolic enzymes are the spark of life. They are the catalyst for every single chemical reaction in your body – every process, every action, every muscle movement, every sense, every thought, every word and every deed. The more enzymes you have inside of you the more alive you become.

Food in its’ original, fresh, ripe, raw and unadulterated state contains naturally occurring enzymes which aid in its’ own digestion. When a peach falls to the ground the cell walls are broken and a bruise develops at the point of contact. The enzymes are liberated and the peach begins to digest itself. The same process occurs when we chew the peach. Thisistock_000048071644_large greatly reduces the burden of digestion from your body since it does not have to go through the taxing process of manufacturing enzymes for the digestion of the peach.

This is a key point as the body expends a great deal of energy in the digestion of food. When you eat a cooked food meal, 80% of your body’s total available energy is expended in the processing of that meal. When you eat a raw food meal the energy expended in processing is reduced to only 20%. The less energy you expend on digestion the more energy you have available for life. Most people go through their entire lives totally unaware of their true potential because their bodies are perpetually under the heavy burden of processing the unnatural foods they are eating.

The more food is processed the more enzymes are destroyed and it becomes mostly “dead.” Because of their highly perishable nature, heat processing (cooking) destroys 100% of the enzymes in foods rendering it completely inert. This increases shelf life which is very desirable for the commercial food distribution industry but, it is highly undesirable for your body’s health and well-being. As a result of cooking and other forms of food processing, enzymes are largely missing from the Standard American Diet (SAD.) Other Fresh green vegetablesessential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and proteins are also destroyed in the processing of food which creates other issues with your health which we will explore in greater detail in another article.

However, all is not lost as the body has the capability of producing digestive enzymes to make up for the lack of enzymes in cooked and otherwise processed foods. The problem is that you were born with a finite ability to manufacture enzymes. When you deplete your enzyme manufacturing capability, you die. The less of a burden you put on your body to produce digestive enzymes, the more metabolic enzymes will be available throughout your lifespan. This greatly improves your energy, vitality, health and longevity.

This is part of the magic and life force energy living foods like sprouts. According to Dr. Edward Howell who literally wrote the book on enzymes called “Enzyme Nutrition”, sprouts have up to 100 times the enzymes of even raw diet! Living foods are alive and you are alive. Since life begets life, the more living foods you take into your body at the expense of dead foods the more alive you become! It is not uncommon to see people who eat raw and living foods to look 15 years younger than their true chronological age and have soaring energy levels. Raw and living foods are truly Anti aging Living foods create living bodies. Dead foods create sick, decaying and dead bodies.

Rebounding for Lymph Health

The lymphatic fluid is a clear liquid that contains the body’s T- and B-cells. The lymphatic system, as Dr. Morton Walker refers to it in his book Jumping for Health, is the “metabolic garbage can of the body. It rids you of toxins, such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, fat, istock_000008593117_largeinfectious viruses, heavy metals, and other material cast off by the cells.” CJ Puotinen outlined how modern living and clothing, such as bras, and lack of exercise lead to constriction of the lymph system or allow it to lag and become clogged. (“Lymphatic Immune Support,” May/June and July/August 2000 issues of Well Being Journal.)

When you rebound, you are helping your cells metabolize, cleanse and renew, and you are helping your lymph system to pump and drain out the body’s waste. Unlike the cardiovascular system, with the heart as a pump, the lymph system does not have a pump. Lymph is moved like a hydraulic pressure system…. The lymph tubes a…re filled with one-way valves that only open up, or allow drainage toward the center of the body. When pressure below the valve is greater than above ( moving downward on the rebounder) the valves are forced open so the fluid can flow.” There are only three ways foristock_000011270803_large the lymph system to “pump” and cleanse: exercise, which helps muscular contraction; massage of the tissues it serves to get it to pump back into the pulmonary circulation; and gravitational pressure with its resultant internal massage.

Rebounding provides all three ways of removing waste from the cells. Dr. Walker sums it up: “Then arterial blood enters the capillaries in order to furnish the cells with fresh tissue fluid containing food and oxygen. The bouncing motion effectively moves and recycles the lymph and the entire blood supply through the circulatory system many times during the course of the rebounding session.” And the joy of it all is that you don’t even have to exert yourself to get these benefits. The eldest of the elderly can do this, as well as the handicapped person, and the arthritic.

​​​​Sprout Into the New Year

As 2014 draws to a close and 2015 is almost upon us it is a perfect time to make a healthier resolution for the New Year. A simple and very effective healthy practice is to resolve to add a small amount sprouts to every meal. Every grocery store will have at least one type of sprout on the shelf or you can grow your own! You can sprinkle a few on your salad, add to your entree or have them anytime as a healthy snack.Sprout-1

Sprouts are baby plants in their prime and are, on average 20 times more nutritious than even the best raw vegetables. At this early stage of growth sprouts have a greater concentration of nutrients than at any other time in the plant’s life. All of the energy stored in the seed is ignited by the soaking and rinsing process.

Sprouts are the perfect food because they can be grown anywhere in the world anytime of the year right in your own kitchen. The easiest sprout to grow is mung beans. All you need is a one quart wide mouth Mason jar, a sprouting lid, the seeds, and water. Here are the steps:

1. Put ½ cup of mung beans in the jar and install the sprout lid.
2. Fill the jar with at least two cups of water and soak at room temperature for eight hours.
3. Drain the water and leave the jar upside down in a drain pan propped at a 45 degree angle to allow the water to drain.
4. Rinse twice a day for two or three days.
5. Harvest when the roots emerging from the beans and are at least as long as the bean itself.
6. What you are not going to use right away can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days. I suggest storing sprouted beans and legumes in a green bag with the air removed. If moisture is present, placing a paper towel in the bag will extend shelf life.

Fun Fact Friday – Best Health Care Tips For You

Did you know that asparagus comes in a variety of colors?  There are green, purple, and white varieties. Although it contains sulfurous compounds and amino acids which may cause your urine to have an odor as your body breaks it down, it is one of the foods highest in glutathione which is known as the super hero of antioxidants. So say good bye to free radicals and hello to anti aging!

Asparagus with Hollandaise:

½ Bunch Asparagus, Marinated                 Cayenne, To Tastefun-fact-friday-1
1 C. Pine Nuts, Soaked and Rinsed           ¼ C. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Fresh Lemon, Juiced                                   1 ½ Tsp. Braggs Aminos
¼ Tsp. Ground Turmeric

1. In a blender, combine all ingredients except asparagus.
2. Blend until very smooth and season to taste.
3. Add any fresh herbs to make any of the typical Hollandaise based sauces.
4. Serve over marinated asparagus or in any place where traditional Hollandaise may be found.

Let’s journal!  Taking time to write can do so much for us.  It can help us grow, reduce our stress, enhance our intuition and creativity, connect us to our truth and  even strengthen our immune system. Anthony Robbins says, “If your life is worth living, its worth recording.”   Want to give it a try?

Journaling:

• Choose something to write with and on that makes you feel good. (Journaling by hand can help us get in touch with ourselves and work a different part of the brain than using a fun-fact-fridaycomputer )
• Find a comfortable spot.
• Fill it with thoughts, ideas, doodles, lyrics, quotes, magazine clippings or pictures. (There are no rules to what or how you do it.  Just do it.)
• Do it daily and with a spirit of play.

Healthy is so fun!!…

Fun Fact Friday – Health Care Tips For You

Did you know that the earth holds a negative electrical charge on its surface?  When you are in direct contact with it (walking, sitting, lying) it transfers these electrons to your body!  fun-fact-friday-1This increases endorphins, decreases anxiety and depression and improves your immune function. It can even minimize the effects of EMF’s produced by all our technology.

>> Let’s Earth:

• Keep your skin in contact with the earth for at least 30 minutes.
• You can sit, stand, lie down or walk.
• The beach is a great location as water increases conductivity.
• Another great place would be in grassy areas when covered with dew.
• Materials like concrete, wood, or asphalt act as insulators and do not allow the electrons to pass through.
• There is a beautiful reflexology stream behind Oasis that gives your reflex points some stimulation at the same time.
• If you want to learn more, there is a great book in the HHI store called Earthing.

Separator

Did you know that if you keep your teeth clean you are helping your cardiovascular system as well?  Using an oral irrigation system helps us get rid of bacteria that live above and fun-fact-fridaybelow the gum line and some of the bacteria that are found below the gum line are associated with cardiovascular disease.  Using a toothbrush and floss alone can not access these bacteria, so its a heart healthy habit to adopt!

>> Happy Teeth and Gums:

• Brush, floss and then irrigate.
• Adding 2 drops of Perio Script to the water is an extra bonus. (You can find this in the Hippocrates Health Institute store right beside the irrigation system).
• Use low to moderate pressure around your teeth and gums.
• Be sure to give extra attention to the spaces (pockets) between your teeth.

Healthy is so fun !!…..