Inspirational New Video Testimonial Website From Hippocrates Health Institute

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Hippocrates Health Institute located in West Palm Beach Florida first began helping people achieve optimum health 60 years ago when founder Ann Wigmore discovered the amazing innate ability we have within to transform our health though a raw, enzyme-rich plant based diet, when combined with adequate exercise and a stress free positive approach to life. Co-Directors Brian and Anna Maria Clement who together with a large, committed team of health care professionals, provide nutritional counseling and non-invasive therapies together with state of the art spa services have jointly directed the Hippocrates Health Institute since 1980.

Over the past six decades many thousands of guests have passed through, and benefited greatly from the programs provided at the Hippocrates Health Institute. The two main programs offered at the institute are:

1. The Life Transformation Program – a three-week program running every week, all year round that takes a holistic approach to health and wellness with regards to mind, body and spirit. Included in the course is:

  • 40 hours of instructional classes on optimal nutrition, producing and preparing raw food, contemplation techniques, and much more.
  • Blood work. Consultations with Hippocrates health professionals offer personalized recommendations to enhance your well being.
  • Specialized Healing Therapies that include, hyperbaric therapy, cranial stimulation, IV nutrition and antioxidants, advanced diagnostics, bio frequency research, targeted supplementation and thermography. Weekly massages, colon hydrotherapy session, non-invasive electro-magnetic therapies, and laser treatments.
  • Exercise and Yoga – Private health consultations

2.  Health Educator Program – This is an extensive 9-week program that provides students with a concise introduction to the health benefits of a raw, plant-based diet, and includes complementary therapies and related disciplines that are essential to create a career path to help others take responsibility for their lives using by adopting the Hippocrates diet and lifestyle.

Over the years Hippocrates have been honored to make video testimonials with hundreds of guests who have attended the programs that provides an invaluable insight into work at the institute through their candid and touching experiences. Finally we have the chance to share these stories in one convenient location via this new video reviews website.

 

The site organizes the testimonials in an easily navigable pop-out side menu revealing the categories. A text summary is displayed below each video providing a quick overview of the content. Hippocrates Health Institute has been particularly successful over the years in helping people recover completely from type two diabetes, as revealed in this guest testimonial:

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Joda Cook Didgeridoo Vibrational Sound Therapist at Hippocrates Health Institute

Didgeridoo Vibrational Sound Therapy

Didgeridoo Vibrational Sound Therapy

Vibrational Sound Therapy is based on the theory that illnesses are a result of energy blockages on some level. All healthy organs vibrate at healthy frequencies and when disease or illnesses develop the vibrational frequency of the organs also change. Restoring organ frequencies back to a healthy state allows energy to flow freely and facilitates the body to bring about health and wellness.

At Hippocrates Health Institute Vibrational Sound Therapy is employed as part of a comprehensive holistic health program where optimum nutrition from a raw living food diet forms the main essential role of immune system building. It is an optional therapy that forms an integral part of Hippocrates’s signature Life Transformation Program.

Joda Cook Didgeridoo Vibrational Sound Therapist

Joda Cook Didgeridoo Vibrational Sound Therapist

Hippocrates Health Institute vibrational sound therapist Joda Cook has experience in this field of complementary therapy for over 20 years. Yoda specializes in Didgeridoo Vibrational Sound Therapy using the instrument to generate soothing vibrations that have achieved some remarkable results. He begins his session by concentrating over the hearth chakra before moving the vibrations around the body, returning back to the heart at the end of the session. The instrument is held very close to the body without touching, and the vibrations produced vary in tone from low to high vibrational tones. As the vibrations enter the body they act on the physical cells, as well as the ethereal energies of the chakras and energy meridians removing energy blockages and relaxing the muscles, easing tension and stress.

The Didgeridoo is an ancient instrument that produces a range of vibrational frequencies known for relieving stress and anxiety, reducing fatigue, releasing emotions and energizing the meridian system. It is also associated for a number of physical health benefits including easing muscular joint pains, arthritic pain, back and neck pain and overall boosting energy and vitality.

Didgeridoo Vibrational Sound Therapist at Hippocrates Health InstituteJoda Cook’s vibrational sound therapies at Hippocrates Health Institute bring people into a deep state of relaxation by the end of the session. At this stage Yoda takes the mind on a guided journey of visualization using the power of the mind to bring about a state of deeper relaxation that further assists in stress and tension relief, and emotional release. Yoda conducts his therapies in a peaceful environment surrounded by natural materials, located inside the tranquil gardens of the Hippocrates Health Institute’s 50-acre campus. Yoda sees himself as a conduit that continues to derive knowledge and inspiration as he develops his skills, and all the time incorporating this new information into his program.

Sprouts – Powerhouses of Nutrition

Sprout-1Sprouts account for 50% of the raw living food diet served at Hippocrates Health Institute because of their high levels of nutrients and enzymes and the ease at which they can be digested. This allows the body to direct the excess energy toward other beneficial functions like cleansing, regulating and building the immune system, and healthy cell creation. Even compared to eating other raw foods, you will experience a greater sense of vitality and energy after a meal of sprouts. Hippocrates takes the extra step to incorporate sprouts such as wheatgrass and sunflower into the drinks served each day thereby maximizing the health benefits gained from both food and drink.

The importance of nutrition in bringing vitality to the body is not a new concept practiced at Hippocrates Health Institute. Going back 5000 years records exist of Chinese physicians prescribing sprouts to treat illnesses.

sproutsSo why are sprouts so nutritionally beneficial? The answer lies within the seed which is full of nutrition and enzymes. When a seed gets water, air and suitable temperature it germinates and it’s enzymes become activated, and there is an explosion of nutritional activity – on average vitamin A will increase 300 percent and a 500 to 600 percent increase in vitamin C. In addition the starches are converted into simple sugars, thus making sprouts easy to digest. After sprouting the enzymes become the ‘lifeforce’ that facilitate the digestion and absorption of nutrients in the body.

 

 

Attributes of a sprout:

  • 100 times greater enzyme activity than fruits and vegetables within the first 7 days after germination.
  • Easier to digest carbohydrates, as its starches are converted to simple sugars.
  • Contains easily digestible fatty acid soluble compounds, in place of fats.
  • The complex proteins of the seed are converted to easily digestible simple amino acids.
  • Vitamin production increases 300% to 1200%.
  • Minerals become bonded to amino acids making them easily assimilated into the body.
  • Its cell walls are more delicate allowing nourishment to be released more easily.
  • High in phytochemicals and antioxidants powerful in fighting disease and provides anti aging properties.
  • Abundant in Chlorophyll – having purification, anti-inflammation and regeneration qualities.

At Hippocrates Health Institute the statement that’s often heard, “It’s not the food in your life – it’s the life in your food”, refers to these sprout powerhouses. Never in a plants life will the nutrition and enzyme levels be as high as during the sprouting phase.

IMG_1423There is a wide variety of sprouts to choose from offering different flavors and textures, as well as nutritional and health benefits. Some of the salient benefits are as follows:

Sunflower – up to 30% protein, contains 8 essential amino acids, and vitamin D (Approx. 92 IU per 100g or 16% RDA). Also high in trace minerals making it good for bones, muscles, tissue tone and red blood cells.

Sweet Pea – Rich in protease inhibitors that act against viruses and chemicals that promote cancer. Reduces bad cholesterol or LDL in the blood.

Buckwheat – good for circulation, digestion, and neutralizing the effects of radiation due to its anti-plaque properties.

Clover – Purifies the blood. High in calcium and contains plant estrogens that balance hormones. Contains anti-cancerous isoflavones.

Broccoli – High in sulfophane known to protect cells becoming malignant, containing up to 100 times more than in the mature plant. Promotes the bodies’ production of glutathione that neutralize carcinogens, before they can damage the cell DNA.

Radish – Good for clearing mucous from the respiratory tract. De-worms the body and builds good intestinal flora. Mung, Lentil and Adzuki – High in soluble fibers that lowers the bad LDL cholesterol in the blood. Help in regulating insulin and blood sugars.

Fenugreek – Reduces inflammation and benefits the digestive system by soothing the mucous membranes. Contains a fat controller chorine, thus helping weight loss.

Sprouts offer a very viable and economic solution for many regions facing food shortages. They require virtually no soil, very little space and water relative to the nutritional content they provide. When we see the burden to the planet caused by modern diets of meat, dairy, fish, and large monoculture farming practices, growing sprouts could potentially provide an economical and environmentally sustainable alternative. The health benefits form a high sprout diet witnessed by Hippocrates Health Institute should not go without mention. A world where people ate mostly sprouts would be a healthy and thriving one!

 

Man-Made Osteoporosis

Osteoperosis leading to Fracture

Osteoporosis leading to Fracture

Osteoporosis is a disease that is not only treatable without the need for drugs, but it is also preventable! In the United States more women are killed by osteoporosis every year than the combined deaths from cancer of the breast, cervix and uterus. In the USA today twenty-five million people have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, and it is estimated that as high as nine out of ten people in America are at risk of developing osteoporosis having sub-optimal bone density. At Hippocrates Health Institute we frequently encounter guests suffering from this debilitating and unnecessary disease and have witnessed remarkable changes in those adopting our wellness enhancing lifestyle.

Osteoporosis develops when bones lose mass, weaken and become prone to fracture. Under a microscope such bones appear ‘porous’ hence the name Osteoporosis. This disease often goes un-diagnosed until one suffers a fracture. In the US there are over 1.5 million such fractures each year from osteoporosis, with hip fractures accounting for almost 20%. A quarter of all hip fracture patients end up in a nursing care home unable to walk, and another quarter will die within three months from health conditions related to the fracture.

Osteoporosis occurs when bone mass loss is accelerated and our bodies are not growing enough new bone to maintain healthy bone mass. Our bones are living tissues and each year we replace about 20% with new tissue mass. As we grow older we lose bone mass, but if we have built strong bones in our youth, this won’t matter. Accelerated bone mass loss occurs when our diet is over acidic causing calcium leeching to occur. The most acidic foods happen to be the foods of the standard American diet, namely meat, dairy and caffeine. But refined sugars, salt and phosphorous can also play a significant role, as we shall see.

Animal Protein

Animal protein is highly acidic and most Americans obtain about 70% from animal sources. On top of that we consume on average 100g of protein a day, that’s two to four times what’s necessary for health. Animal protein metabolizes to form strong acids in the body, and the body reacts by leeching calcium from our bones in an attempt to neutralize and balance acidity. Unfortunately consuming more calcium does not solve this problem. Studies conducted on Alaskan Inuits who have the highest rates of osteoporosis in the world, found that they consume more than twice the calcium than the average American, together with twice the amount of animal protein. The excess calcium consumption does not help, which leaves the problem pointing to excess animal protein. The Hippocrates Health Institute living food diet provides alkaline proteins in amounts perfectly suited for optimum health.

dairyDairy

Americans consume more than 96% of all the world’s dairy production from a population representing only 4% of the world. If milk and cheese were good for us, why do we have almost the weakest bones in the world? Although cows milk contains more than four times that of human milk, its not bioavailable to the body and we cannot absorb it as much. This is due to the fact that milk is low in magnesium necessary for calcium absorption. Cows milk is also high in acidic protein that the body counteracts by leeching calcium from our bones. We end up with a net loss of calcium! And we are told to feed milk to our children so they will have healthy bones when they grow older??

Refined Sugars

Refined Sugar

Refined Sugar

Sugar is added to almost all processed food from ketchup to sodas, and the average American person intakes about 150 pounds of refined sugar a year! But how does this contribute to bone damage? Well, excessive refined sugars actually create acidic blood conditions similar to meat and dairy! This occurs because refined sugars are absorbed quickly into cellular glucose, but is lacking in oxygen resulting in partial oxidation that form acids! And as we learned already acids cause calcium loss from our bones. To make matters worse sugar causes magnesium loss, which is necessary for bone formation. The Hippocrates Health Institute diet cuts out all refined sugars producing a healthy environment to counteract many modern lifestyle diseases including osteoporosis.

Salt

Salt

Salt

It’s easily possible to lose up to 20% bone mass in 10 years from just 5000mg of daily salt consumption! Many Americans consume from 8,000 to 10,000mg of sodium a day compared to our ancestors 70mg per day! Every 5000mg of sodium causes 23mg loss of calcium in the urine, and this equates to 2.5% bone mass loss per year.

Phosphorous

This mineral in excessive quantities inhibits calcium absorption by reacting with it to form an insoluble compound, and also metabolizes to form phosphoric acid, which the body deals with by taking calcium from the bones to neutralize acidity. Excessive phosphorous is contained in meat, and soda drinks that have added phosphoric acid.

Along with a healthy diet, exercise plays an essential role in bone growth and reversing bone loss. Control studies have showed bone mass increasing in people who exercise compared to bone mass loss in a control group not exercising.

The ideal lifestyle to treat and prevent osteoporosis combines exercise with non-acidic bioavailable forms of calcium found in green vegetables such as broccoli, chard, kale, and whole grains and beans to name a few. Also important is vitamin D, which is the main intestinal regulator for calcium absorption. Vitamin D is best sourced from skin contact with sunlight. Other important vitamins necessary to absorb calcium are magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. All of these can be adequately sourced from a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, grains and beans.

Preventing and reversing osteoporosis – conclusion

Healthy green vegetablesFirstly prevent osteoporosis by reducing ‘calcium loss’, most effectively achieved by cutting meat and dairy from your diet, and drastically reduce sugar, salt, phosphorous and caffeine intake. Secondly increase your intake of calcium by consuming foods that contain bioavailable calcium that don’t create acidic conditions, along with nutrients that support bone mass growth, such as manganese, boron, vitamin D, vitamin C.

The plant-based diet encouraged at Hippocrates Health Institute together with adequate exercise that forms the basis of the Hippocrates’s Life Transformation program is the best way to accomplish both prevention and reversal of osteoporosis. This disease therefore need not exist, as indeed is the case in countries and societies where traditionally meat and dairy are seldom consumed.

How Phytonutrients Benefit Us

Hippocrates Health Institute Organic foodsFor over fifty years Hippocrates Health Institute has been studying food, in particular raw foods and their effects to promote wellness. All foods have nutrients in some degree or another, but there are certain nutrients that are more abundant in certain foods that have a dramatic positive impact on health. Relative recently scientists have discovered natural compounds called Phytonutrients that are found in foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes that work with other essential nutrients to promote good health.

Phytonutrients act as powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories preventing among other things, aging. Their anti-aging abilities come about by their ability to neutralize free radicles in the body – and free radicals are what cause cellular damage that leads to wrinkles, and dry sagging skin i.e. aging. As a note of interest, free radicles come from alcohol, air pollution, radiation, stress, coffee and cooked foods to name just a few. So as you can see its not so easy to totally avoid free radicles, which makes the presence of phytonutrients all that more important. Inflammation and swelling occurs from infection or injury, when the body’s immune system responds by sending more blood to the affected area with components needed for recovery. At the Hippocrates Health Institute we have witnessed numerous occasions where introducing a diet high in phytonutrients to somebody having inflammation, result in a dramatic reduction of the swelling and degree of inflammation.

More than 25,000 different phytonutrient compounds have already been identified by scientists! Phytonutrients often give vegetables their distinctive colors such as green in spinach, orange in carrots and red in bell peppers. The following list is just a few of the most typical phytonutrients, and the plants they can be found in, together with associated health benefits:

  • Chlorophyll – wheatgrass, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, and all leafy greens. Good for healthy blood, brain, all bodily tissues, detoxing, lowers blood pressure, glowing skin.
  • Beta-carotene – carrots, yams and green leafy vegetables. Good for Healthy eyes, skin, hair, bones, teeth and sex.
  • Lycopene – tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruits and apricots. Good for boosting the immune system and fighting various cancers.
  • Selenium – brazil nuts and walnuts. Boosting the immune system especially for people dealing with colds, flus, AIDS/ HIV, and tuberculosis. Excellent for the thyroid and it is anti-aging!
  • Diindolylmethane – broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and collard greens. Strengthens the immune system.
  • Allyl Sulfides – garlic, onions, and shallots. Strengthens the immune system, and good for allergies, colds, and flu.
  • Curcuminoids – Turmeric. This phytonutrient has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, pro-digestive, and anti-infectious properties.
Green Juice

Green Juice

Hippocrates Health Institute has known about the health benefiting properties of plant foods since it’s founding in the 1960’s, and has always encouraged organic on top of this. We now know that organic fruits and vegetables contain much more phytonutrients than non-organic plants. When plants are sprayed with artificial, chemically synthesized pesticides and fungicides they become dependent on this artificial ‘protection’, and consequently stop producing the natural phytonutrient antibodies normally used to deal with these challenges.

One of the reason why Hippocrates health Institute promotes a raw, living food diet is because cooking vegetables over 115 degrees F destroys the sensitive phytonutrients. Therefore the Hippocrates diet consists of organic fresh, ripe and living whole fruits, vegetables and sprouts, full of active phytonutrients and immune system enhancing properties.

Available from Hippocrates health Institute online store

Available from Hippocrates health Institute online store

Hippocrates Health Institute also produces a phytonutrient-enhanced supplement called “LifeGive Phyto-Enhanced+” containing curcuminoids extracted from turmeric to help those who may find it difficult to consume sufficient qualities of raw foods.

 

 

 

Your Enzyme Account

Living foods at Hippocrates health Institute

Living Foods

Health promoting enzymes found in living plant-based foods are particularly prone to molecular destruction by cooking. Hippocrates Health Institute places great emphasis on the valuable beneficial enzymes available in living foods and have witnessed the health promoting effects through the enzyme-rich Hippocrates diet.

When we are born our bodies are provided with a limited supply of enzymes used to keep our system in healthy working order for our entire lives. Replenishing this stock is possible through the foods we eat, but cooking foods above 115 degrees F kills enzymes! Each time we contract a diseases such as a virus or a common cold, encounter stress, or even breath polluted air we are withdrawing from our digestive enzyme account. This account is not replenished and eventually the body may face enzyme bankruptcy!

When the body hits rock bottom enzyme levels it goes into an emergency mode robbing enzymes from glands, muscles, nerves and blood to assist the troubled digestive process. As this trend continues, all other critical areas also become depleted of enzymes and this is now widely believed by many scientists to be the cause of various allergies and diseases. At Hippocrates Health Institute we have noticed enzyme shortages in people suffering from skin disorders, obesity, and heart disease.

Digestive_systemWhen enzymes are introduced back into the system via living foods, notable improvements can be found with blood coagulation, inflammation, wound healing, and tissue regeneration to name just a few. These enzymes replenish and reestablish normal blood-serum enzyme levels, and this process can actually be tracked by adding radioactive dye to enzyme supplements and trace them through the digestive system. Researchers discovered the tagged enzymes making their way into the liver, spleen, kidneys, heart, lungs, duodenum and urine.

The living foods diet encouraged by the Hippocrates Health Institute’s Life Transformation Program achieves two important functions relating to our enzyme account. Firstly by consuming a diet rich in nutrients, oxygen, phytonutrients, enzymes, chlorophyll, and essential nutrients, the immune system is bolstered and stops the unnecessary waste of enzyme energy. Secondly a living food diet is naturally rich in enzymes that are deposited into your enzyme account on a daily basis, keeping you richly supplied with metabolic enzymes that are responsible for building, cleansing, and regenerating the body.

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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!