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!

 

Your Enzyme Account

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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.

New Approaches to Wellness

New approaches to wellness and restoring health have always been a major part of the Hippocrates Health Institute’s healthcare system. While many healthcare providers offer information that compromises healing, Hippocrates Health Institute strives to lead people away Life Transformation Programfrom negative ideals and into the clear light of their brilliant potential by renewing acknowledgement that ‘normality’ is omnipresent and available.

Time and time again we experience guests completing the 3-week Life Transformation Program at Hippocrates Health Institute with liberated minds, after revealing the true healing power they possess inside. Stemming from this realization and enlightened commitment to transformation, the abundant energy necessary to relax and release disease is readily available in abundance.

Over the past 60 years Hippocrates health Institute has had the great pleasure of witnessing many thousands of people surrender to the notion of “health is normality,” not “disease is imminent”, as they brought about their own health and all share one common trait: they did not empower illness; they disavowed illness by accepting themselves. What a gift it is to hear someone with a chronic ‘incurable’ disease say, “This is not going to beat me.” Unfortunately however most often the afflicted become analytical and pile more and more negativity into their perception of their malady. Before you know it they have worked their way into a corner by believing there is no hope.

Recently one of the guests at Hippocrates Health Institute that was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and multiple tumors in her liver reversed her concern in just two months. When she first arrived at Hippocrates she never talked about her problem. She only asked questions about how the tools we offer at Hippocrates would help her. She had a proactive and confident commitment to her ability to restore health. When time came for her graduation after completing the Life Transformation Program, the guest addressed the group by stating that she was already well and had no doubt that the next time she came to visit Hippocrates Health Institute, it will be for holiday like so many others do.

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Hippocrates Health Institute Director Brian Clement

Over the years at Hippocrates Health Institute an ever-growing number of people choose life over death. This outstanding, unique group stands in the way of the status quo, challenging it with their living example. How is it that the majority still gives in to disease? Evidence has shown that when one disdains their life they are willing to let go of it. We must remember that rather than focusing on the drugs, herbs, vitamins or the food, our first priority must be ‘a full-time job’ to find the purposeful and passionate life for which we were born. Once we have embraced that purpose, there is no doubt that we will render the abundance of energy, spiritual resolve and biological strength to abolish disease. Here at Hippocrates Health Institute this is not just a philosophy, it is what we have seen in action every day for the last six decades. “Helping People Help Themselves” is not our mission statement because we like the sound of it; it is grounded in grand experience and spectacular results.

Find yourself and you will find happiness, health and prosperity. At Hippocrates Health Institute our most important asset is a powerful commitment to happiness. Wellness and joy are synonymous; you cannot attain one without the other. How will you act when facing illness? Can happiness be manifested? It can, and much more easily than you would assume. Go back chronologically through your life and select the events and times when you were the most joyous. Ask yourself what ingredients created this reality. Now, employ those same tools in creating a new reality that brings you joy. This same reality will also heal what ails you.

Making Life Work

Making life work is far easier that most of us know. There are three principals that govern our lives: physical, emotional and mental/spiritual.

First, consider the physical principle, which is quite easy to describe since it is solidly visible and largely understood. Underneath the heading of the physical, there are three basic subcategories:

  1. Cell structure — which is not only the billions of tiny round objects floating through you, but also the outer surface of your skin and everything you see and know inside.
  2. The fuel, or food of these cells and tissues. Under this subhead there are six basic foods: oxygen, water, food we eat and drink, sunlight, exercise (aerobic and resistant) and rest.
  3. The third physical principle (generally placed incorrectly under the emotions) includes negative influences such as fear, anger and hatred. All of these affect bodily function in that their absence brings health or their presence permits the harboring of disease. When you synthesize only the positive aspects of the physical in your life and put forth your utmost commitment to all of these basic necessities, your body will be your friend.
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Making Life Work

The second principle of life is the emotional. Your whole person reacts to all that you experience based on your understanding of self and others. From our parents, our teachers, our religious leaders, we have heard that there is some wondrous plateau we can reach where our life comes into total balance. This is truly a lovely thought but not the truth of life. Parents who are consciously in tune would explain to you that all there is in life is change, and that those people who learn to change gracefully are the most successful and emotionally balanced.

The logic in not trying to prevent change came to me any years ago when I went on a sabbatical in southern Oregon. In the summer when it was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the local people taught me to jump in the river and totally relax my body so that I could float with and through nature. After many attempts, my body, rigid with fear, finally returned to its normal state. Floating then gave me a magical connection to God’s earth, heightened my senses and brought me to a true sense of the poser of the spirit. On the self third river float, feeling more calm and conscious than ever in my life, I turned for one second against the river and instantly founds myself desperately struggling to avoid drowning. When I finally managed to drag myself to the shore, I had learned a new lesson. Rivers are like life. Most of us are not wise enough to relax and go with it. To fight against the river is to be overwhelmed by its power. When we fight against the natural flow of life, this is when we become spiritually and emotionally sick. Getting in tune with your emotions is not about you controlling what happens, but more about you giving to God.

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Third — are the mental and spiritual elements that make life work. They are your understanding of God and how you relate to the Higher in your life. The marriage of spirituality into your every thought will eliminate your failures and gently mold a life of peaceful strength. Abstaining from your spirit is your greatest loss and yet many people work very hard to ignore or disavow this divine energy that is within each of our souls.Spirit is the place where your credibility will be challenged. Clear and defined questions come to mind when accepting your spiritual aspect. Most relevant is the question, “Are you willing to give your life to God?” We are not suggesting that you have to become a crusader. The inner surrender to the Higher is enough. This quiet and profound act will allow the power to go beyond your basic physical capabilities.

Not so long ago, I visited with a friend who confided that for many years he had dreamed of doing fine woodwork but he never felt he had enough artistic ability. Finally, he realized that when he had blockages in other areas of his life he would call upon God for help. Whenever this was done with true earnestness, he would achieve his goal. Off he went carving and cutting and proceeding with faith. Well into the story I stopped him and asked if he had achieved his goal. He laughed and said, “You’re sitting in it right now!” What a comfortable, artistic chair.

The laws of existence always work when we surrender to spirit, let go of our blockages, smooth out emotions and fuel our body with all the necessary nutrients and actions. Struggle comes when these primary aspects are ignored or only partially dealt with. You may feel that you can go on without acknowledging these elements, yet it has been proven countless times that it is not possible. The laws of existence, formulated at the beginning of life, like the flow of the river, direct us unerringly to our greatest fulfillment.

Oxygen Therapy Treatments

PWOT – Pressure While on Oxygen Therapy:

Pressure While on Oxygen Therapy is also called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Pressurizing an oxygen chamber generates 1.3 atmospheres (ATM) which is the equivalent of the external pressure your body would experience by being 11.5 feet under water. Due to this pressure, you breathe in 95% pure oxygen, which permeates and penetrates deep into all the body’s muscles, tissues, organs, bones, joints, nervous system, and brain. These portions of the body can often be oxygen starved, so with this pure oxygen penetrating into your body, the body can now experience the healing effects of increased oxygen levels at the cellular level. Since the oxygen is pumped into the bloodstream under pressure, it remains in the blood longer (eg. like carbonated bubbles remaining in your soda even after the lid has been opened). The benefits of these hyperbaric oxygen treatments can last for weeks and months. See additional information on the last page.

IWOT- Infrared While on Oxygen Therapy:

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The same benefits achieved by breathing pure ox

ygen are enhanced by mildly heating the body above 98.6 degrees. This patented technology of infrared domes works by penetrating tissues and heating the core versus superficial heating (ex. infrared saunas). Increasing our core temperature is a defense mechanism our body uses to stimulate our immune system into action when we have an infection or virus. By increasing our core temperature, we create a condition called hyperthermia. It is the presence of heat and increased oxygen which allows for optimal stimulation and metabolic function of our immune system’s natural killer cells (Macrophages, T & B lymphocytes).

By focusing the infrared heat to a particular area in your body, we increase blood flow to that area. This increased blood flow carries the hyper-oxygenated blood, and any increased vitamins and minerals the blood may be carrying, to the area of the body most in need of healing. On a cellular level, the increased presence of heat, oxygen, vitamins and minerals allows for maximization of metabolic rate and immune system function.

Detoxification & Immuno-Boosting:

  • Far infrared heat penetrates deep through the skin and into the muscles,
  • blood vessels, nerves, joints and bones.
  • Relieves tension, pressure and pain.
  • Expands blood vessels to carry toxins away.
  • Reduces inflammation and brings oxygen, vitamins and minerals to damaged muscles.

In addition, infrared domes with oxygen make the synovial fluid in joints and discs healthier. The joints are lubricated and nourished by an enzyme found in synovial fluid and if this enzyme is out of sync, the fluid may damage the cartilage around the joints. The far infrared waves emitted help balance the enzyme in the joint spaces.

LDWOT – Lymphatic Drainage While on Oxygen Therapy:

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This treatment uses synchronized, alternating pulses of vibrating energy on the body. It moves stagnant pools of lymph toward the nodal groups of the groin, abdomen and axilla. These nodal groups remove the waste products, abhorrent cells/viruses and chemical toxins while returning filtered purified fluids to the heart where it rejoins the systemic circulation.

The presence of increased levels of oxygen in the nodal groups, as well as the synchronized alternating pulses, helps the body work at maximum capacity. Since there is no direct manual manipulation of the lymph node groups, there are few contraindications.

Follow lymphatic drainage sessions with Aqua Chi For added detoxification and elimination!

ACWOT – Aqua Chi While on Oxygen Therapy:

The Aqua Chi is a revolutionary hydro-therapy detoxification treatment that combines the life-giving properties of water with a high-frequency, bio-electric charge. This process enhances and amplifies the body’s own ability to heal itself. Your meridians are permeated and re-aligned back to their original strength and placement. This occurs through the electrical fields emanating from the Aqua Chi’s negative ion generator. Since our bodies are 90% water, the Aqua Chi drains polluting toxins and chemicals through the natural channels of the feet into the water. In combination with oxygen, you will maximize the riddance of the many destructive poisons contracted through improper diet, environmental pollution and stress.

EWOT – Exercise While on Oxygen Therapy (Coordinated with your trainer; by prescription only).

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the medicine of the future. This therapy has the ability to harness, concentrate, and deliver the fundamental energy of oxygen. This treatment pushes oxygen deep into the tissues and individual cells of the body to accelerate healing and promote good health.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been implicated (not FDA approved) in having an effect on the following conditions:

  • Enhancing mood & energy
  • Energizes mind (depression)
  • Relaxes the body (sleep patterns)
  • Anti -aging (skin)
  • Detoxification of the body ( alcohol, drugs, smoking, x-rays)
  • Enhances the elimination of waste products and toxins (lungs)
  • Enhances fertility
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Immune modulation (enhances bodies self defense mechanisms by stimulating the lymphatic system)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Lyme Disease
  • Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Arthritis and joint, cartilage, and/or disc problems
  • Fibromyalgia and/or chronic pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis & brain injury
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Macular degeneration and/or Retinopathy
  • Wound healing
  • Poor circulation and/or diabetic ulcers

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?

The Water Solution
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).