Creating Our Life Day-by-Day

An intriguing and puzzling question we often encounter at Hippocrates Health Institute involves the nature of personal choice, and individual potential for longevity. Moving through life we have the option to explore new endeavors and either absorb or reject these experiences. This is the process of learning, and the essence of learning involves an open mind and the ability to choose. However when we are not open to options and experiences we become afraid to choose and learning

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becomes greatly diminished. At Hippocrates Health Institute learning is seen as an expansion of oneself that provides a vast and potentially endless number of productive selections from which to choose. Hippocrates pursue ongoing research and the application of knowledge from different therapies, applied nutrition and psychological exploration, unlocking the remarkable potential that we posses to create unlimited insight and clarity.

What we have learned at Hippocrates Health Institute from applying and analyzing the principals of life-changing activity is that there is no one way to reach the ultimate desired outcome. Throughout life while pursuing ones life goals there are many rewarding and enriching events that cumulatively may be more important than the actual end result itself. Being constantly aware, with an open heart will certainly help us to appreciate each event, and be grateful for all of our encounters. Too often we focus on the results and outcome, rather than the passing moments that may indeed be the very pinnacles of our existence.

One of our past guests at Hippocrates Health Institute, a middle-aged lady who had always feared close relationships and intimacy, reflected on her upbringing with her stern and estranged, yet loving parents who had appeared to have distorted her sense of normal communication. She had been married three times and each husband remarkably had the same issues of speaking negatively and disrespecting her over and over. She did not feel these repeat situations had anything to do with her. At Hippocrates this is seen as denial, something we have seen with many people in similar situations, but she denied this applied to her. She maintained the problems were with her husbands and not in her ability to choose wisely. After completing the Life Transformation Program at Hippocrates Health Institute, she came to the understanding that every day of our life is purely created by each of us, and it is up to us to learn, grow and change from our experiences. As we learn from our past experiences and understand how we created them, we do not have to recreate them again.

green-juice1At Hippocrates Health Institute we believe it is essential to nurture ourselves throughout each experience and at every level if we are to fully enjoy a long, healthy and fulfilling life. One must have a clear reason to live, and an ultimate and necessary goal if one is to achieve an enlightened and enriched grand age. Some of the tools necessary to achieve this are part of what is provided at Hippocrates Health Institute: nutrients, exercise, positive attitude, pure thoughts and spiritual openness. While none of these tools alone are adequate, together they form a powerful basis for longevity when used passionately everyday with each personal mission. And through each reward our reason for living will become more apparent. Hippocrates Health Institute encourages you to tap into unlimited powers and vital energies of body-mind and utilize them each day. By discovering what it is you are passionate about in life and moving within them every day, you will eventually become fully engaged in all aspects of your world, ultimately doing it with ease, health, and happiness, living a long and fruitful life.

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FDA: Who Are We Really Up Against?

When I think about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the first thoughts that come to mind are the safety and protection of people through the testing of harmful drugs and the elimination of those that are not favorable. Before the recent egg recall, I remembered the spinach E. coli scare. I thought, “Now that is how the FDA is supposed to work” — it takes control, removes the harmful spinach from the market, and keeps people healthy and alive. Regarding pharmaceutical drugs, similar to the spinach, I thought the FDA kept drug companies and products in line. However, I discovered that the pharmaceutical aspect of the FDA is one of the most commonly misunderstood realms. In fact, instead of protecting people like you and me, the FDA is in cohorts with the drug companies. The companies that the FDA purports to protect us from are often the same companies that are in charge of the FDA itself.

Although the FDA does efficiently prosecute many drug companies, it also prosecutes people who are focused on the well being of their customers. For example, in 2005 the FDA sent multiple letters to cherry companies nationwide proposing legal action.

Who Are We Really Up AgainstThe rationale was that the cherry growers had published information on their website about the health benefits in cherries — their anti-inflammatory properties. The FDA had threatened the cherry companies to keep growers from promoting the healthy benefits. This seems unjust to me, but it doesn’t stop with just cherry growers. The FDA squelches the voices of the natural food and supplement proponents, and the FDA fails to provide protection to the American people due to its inability to put limits on the drug companies.

I found it shocking when I learned the Food and Drug Administration does not conduct any scientific trials on the effects of drugs. This is appalling considering that the point of the FDA is to protect us. So where is the FDA getting its information on drugs? The answer is just as surprising: the FDA gets all of its information about drugs from the companies that produce the drugs.

 For the FDA to authorize a drug for the market, it needs to be given studies concerning the effectiveness of the drug. FDA- Who Are We Really Up AgainstThe studies are required only to provide the FDA an outline of the “successes” of the drug and how the drug hit the one positive marker that is needed for approval — even if it happened to miss twenty-five others. The report does not announce any of the failed trials and markers. The report does not recount any of the side effects. The report does not publicize any of the drawbacks. What makes me wary of this situation is that a drug as common as a very popular anti-inflammatory can slip through the research system in spite of its negative side effects. Take the over-the-counter drug Advil as an example. While it was shown to be beneficial in one area, it has the apparent side-effect of increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Ultimately, the FDA’s drug approval system adheres to the motto: “Tell us if your drug is unsafe. Otherwise we will assume that it is safe.” However, few, if any, drug companies will ever tell the FDA their drug is unsafe — especially when a company spends around $600 million dollars in order to get one single drug on the market. No wonder the drug companies forgo mentioning the negative effects.

Ultimately, this problem can be traced back to the profit-driven ethos of the drug pillscompanies and the failure of the FDA’s drug approval system to provide support for our health and safety.

Despite the ominous nature of this situation, people are fighting back in order to ensure our rights. For example, Jonathan Emord, a lawyer from Washington, D.C., has been fighting the FDA for years. He has won seven large cases against the FDA. They range from legal arguments about labeling food and supplements — similar to the cherry grower example mentioned earlier — to the assurance that certain dietary supplements can stay on the market. Personally, I refuse to give up hope as long as people like Jonathan and the POP campaign continue to fight.

Naturally Helpful Hints: Going Green Just May Help with Grays…

Is it true that a predominantly raw vegan diet will reverse the graying of my hair? I have heard people claim that they got their natural color back when they changed their diet.

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If the diet change helps it is probably because minerals that were lacking have been supplied. The very best source of minerals is whole plant foods. If one is prematurely gray, the two minerals that have the ability to bring back one’s natural color are zinc and copper. To know whether this would work in your case, it is wise to take two cupfuls of Eniva zinc in the morning and one cap of Eniva copper in the evening while consuming large amounts of pumpkin and mung bean sprouts. If after 90 days there is no noticeable change, then it is a natural graying rather than premature graying.

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Into the Deep – Alkalinity, Acidity and Water

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Every single cell of our body runs on water. Cells are the bricks and mortar of our chemical makeup. Our respiratory and circulatory systems require water to function. The simple fact is without adequate hydration we would be dead. Could it be that the manifestation of disease symptoms is really your body’s cry for water? Of course, other aspects of health care also have to be considered if we are going to achieve optimal health?

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According to the World Health Organization for each pound of body weight you should drink half an ounce of water daily. Example: 180 lb = 90 oz. of water daily. Divide that into 8 or 10 oz. glasses and that’s how many glasses you will need to drink daily. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks; these act as diuretics and will dehydrate you. Every 6 oz. of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water to re-hydrate your body.

Monitor your pH, checking both urine and saliva with test strips after fully detoxing. The ideal internal fluid pH is 7.365. The lower the reading, the more acid your body is and the more difficult it is for it to repair itself because it is then in a degenerative state. You will find that in most cases, people with cancer and other terrible health challenges are very acidic. But, of course, there are foods you need to select for proper pH. That’s why the thrust at Hippocrates Health Institute is organic 100% raw food, which is perfect for alkalizing the body. You will be amazed at how acid soda, coffee, tea and beer are when you check them with litmus paper. Likewise check the worst and best foods with litmus paper so you understand how important it is to eat properly.

What is the best water to drink?
According to over 60 years of research that has been carried out by the Japanese it is ionized water.  They have shown that drinking water with a pH of 9.1 to 9.3 is the best therapy you can give your body. This pH means that the water is alkaline and can be used by our bodies to relieve some of the stress created by an acidic situation. The ionized water also has additional hydroxyl (OH-) molecules that function in the body as a liquid anti-oxidant. It has been proven in recent years that anti-oxidants are very beneficial for our health as they neutralize free radicals.

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One of the most effective ways of ensuring you drink alkaline water is by using a water ionizer, as used at Hippocrates Health Institute in the Oasis Therapy Center. A water ionizer produces a high pH water to assist the body in balancing the pH of the fluids within the body. It is a natural way to detox on a daily basis. In fact a water ionizer produces two types of water at the same time – alkaline water, known as antioxidant water and acidic water, known as cleansing water. Yes, as mentioned above, the alkaline water becomes a very powerful antioxidant to fight the excess free radical cells causing many of the problems in degenerative disease. The antioxidant water produces more oxygen for the body to use effectively. Oxygenation cannot be emphasized enough; that’s why oxygen therapy plays a major role in the therapies at the Hippocrates Health Institute.

The second water produced by the machine, the cleansing water, is used to clean everything; the body, surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom plus floors. The cleansing water has become a powerful antibacterial and it’s great for burns and all types of wounds.  Research has shown that bacteria are destroyed on contact, even Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and the most virulent strains of E. coli.

Tap water is initially filtered through the machine’s 1 micron fibrous carbon filter. The filter provides a defense against the barrage of toxins added to our water by industry and our population, which ends up in our water supply. Many choose to add the Ionizer as the last stage, after their existing water cleaning system. Can you believe there can be up to 350 separate chemicals and adverse substances found in tap water?

Conditions the antioxidant alkaline water can assist:
• Over-acidity within the body (acidosis)
• High blood pressure and poor blood circulation
• Digestion problems such as IBS
• Recurring indigestion
• Osteoporosis
• Arthritis and achy joints
• Migraines, headaches and nausea
• Indigestion
• Diarrhea and constipation
• Recurring cystitis
• Allergies including hay fever
• Treat fungal disease on the body such as athlete’s foot

Potential treatments for the cleansing acidic water:
• Blotchy, rough, cracked and dry skin
• Acne
• Rashes
• Eczema
• Psoriasis
• Burns
• Wounds including open wounds
• Mouth sores and ulcers
• Blisters
• Insect bites
• Alternative to soaps and wash creams – It’s a natural astringent so use it to cleanse the skin instead of or in combination with  your favorite soaps (especially on the face).