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Tell a voracious carnivore that you’re going vegan, and the first question he will ask is typically, “How will you get enough protein?” Indeed, while the benefits of a plant-based diet—from a lower incidence of chronic disease, to a smaller carbon footprint and less-expensive trips to the grocery store—are more widely known and accepted than […]
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There are several different measurements today to look at the resources people are using on a daily basis that impact our Earth.   The Ecological Footprint is a comparison of land and water resources used vs. what is needed to replace those resources.  The Carbon Footprint measure the greenhouse gases released due to the use of […]
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By Tom Fisher RN, BA According to the CDC, in 2013 heart disease was the number one killer in the United States, taking 611,105 lives.  The standard American diet (SAD) has not prevented heart disease in America.  When a diet is too high in sugar, trans fats, oxidized cholesterol, and too low in healthy fats, […]
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Since it is recommended for wheatgrass to be consumed on an empty stomach, we thought it would be best to take this opportunity to briefly discuss fasting. When we speak about fasting with liquid nourishment, we mean the drinking of raw juices such as green juices, and wheatgrass juice during a fast. At the Hippocrates Health Institute, we […]
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About eleven months ago, I began to feel rather nauseated, and I had no idea why. I could not eat without having the sensation to vomit, and I felt extremely fatigued after exercising (this was the least of my symptoms). A couple of weeks later, I got a weird rushing sensation throughout my whole body, […]
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Jasmine will attract love into your life and is is known as a powerful aphrodisiac. The Jasmine flowers are thought to be magical and are often worn by high priestesses. Its scent relaxes you and promotes a sense of well-being, peace, and tranquility. Jasmine is also used to encourage prophetic dreams in some people. Jasmine […]
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LOVE is a concept known by all, but not practiced by everyone. In this world of chaos and stress with work and family, it sometimes limits us in the way we appreciate, nourish and strengthen ourselves.  Love is a key component that we should all remember to practice each day: not only toward others, but […]
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  By Brian Hetrich Greenhouse Manager Sage is a wonderfully fragrant plant to add to your collection of herbs. Herbs like sage are used not only to flavor our foods but to heal our wounds. The taste of sage can be described as earthy, savory, pungent, aromatic, and slightly bitter. Sage aids with the digestion […]
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By Tom Fisher RN, BA According to the American diabetes association: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes. Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes. Of those 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed and 8.1 million were undiagnosed. There are 1.4 million Americans that are diagnosed […]
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Did you know that essential oils are not only powerful tools for our own personal health, but also can help your pets as well?  It is only in recent years that essential oil therapy for pets has gained substantial acceptance, this is partly due to European veterinarians who have begun using essential oils in their practices. […]
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One of my favorite herbs is Lavender because of its beautiful form and highly versatile function. This fragrant plant with its blue-green leaves and violet-white flowers offers an aromatic scent that has long been recognized as being useful for calming the mind, treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. Using a diffuser to create an aerial […]
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What we commonly call the Mistletoe actually belongs to a species of parasitic plants that live off the water and nutrients of a host plant which can be any tree or bush. The Mistletoe plant propagates itself through the wanderings of birds who eat the berries of the plant and then spread the undigested seeds […]
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No other animal in the wild drinks the milk of another species. No other animal in the wild drinks its’ own mother’s milk past the age of weaning. There are a number of reasons why drinking cow’s milk is not the best choice for humans. Here are just a few: Cow’s milk protein is 85% […]
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Support your Immune System with our Travel Pack! Contains 1 bottle of each of the following: Samento (1 oz) Samento Microbial Defense-L (1oz) is a liquid extract of Samento Bark (Uncaria tomentosa – pentacyclic chemotype – TOA Free), a very potent blend to fight the common cold and support the immune system.   Argentyn 23 […]
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Cranberry hibiscus is both sweet-tart tasting and highly nutritious. Its’ deep red leaves resemble those of a maple tree. Cranberry hibiscus is used in recipes, eaten raw, or steeped in hot water to make a tea. It is high in B vitamins which give you more energy throughout the day and vitamin C which boosts […]
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  Chronic stress is defined as continuous (days or weeks) exposure to a stressful situation. According to the American Institute of stress: Seventy-five to 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints or disorders. Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse effects due to stress. Stress has been linked to […]
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Allow a new, healthier you to start today. Here are some easy tips that anyone can follow to build a healthier plate this holiday season. Plate Raw Veggies First: During the holidays there is an influx of heavy, fatty, cooked items. Find whatever raw veggies are available and plate those first. Take up more space […]
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The first thing you will need in order to get started with sprouting are obviously, the seeds. Not all seeds are created equal. You will want to be sure your seeds are 100% organic and they are commercially distributed with the intention of sprouting. They must be whole, raw, fresh, and not heat processed, pasteurized, […]
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Have you ever been anxious before or during the holiday season? All of the holiday planning and preparing, running around looking for gifts and getting ready for Holiday parties can leave you feeling tired and stressed. You can help alleviate much of this holiday stress and let you and your body glide smoothly through all […]
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How to Build a Mini Greenhouse for Growing Sprouts and Wheatgrass By Brian Hetrich Greenhouse Manager Many people are interested in growing wheatgrass and sprouts and other plants in a greenhouse at their homes. You can grow an abundance of food in a relatively small 10’ X 10’ mini-greenhouse. The primary consideration is that sprouts […]
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