Sadly, the current statistics reveal that most of us are overweight or obese. These are harsh words to start an article but to resolve this crisis, it is mandatory that we accept these facts. Most doctors in practice have it all wrong. It is not their fault because medical schools do not seem to be […]
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Cranberry hibiscus is both sweet-tart tasting and highly nutritious. Its’ deep red leaves resemble those of a maple tree. You can enjoy cranberry hibiscus by: using in recipes eating raw steeping in hot water to make a tea It is high in B vitamins which give you more energy throughout the day and vitamin C […]
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Herbs have been used for food and medicine since the dawn of history. Healers in ancient traditions around the world have always shared their knowledge on how to use plants for health and healing. This knowledge was usually passed down from one generation to the next within families. I have been fortunate to have been […]
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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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When sales of Diet Pepsi began falling in 2005, and continued to fall each year since, PepsiCo executives frantically tried to find out why. The reason turned out to be that consumers had heard about health problems associated with aspartame, the sweetener added to Diet Pepsi, and they no longer trusted it or wanted it […]
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  Soothing oneself with a favorite sweet treat is a habit often developed in early childhood. Whether birthdays, holidays or special family events, sugar in all its forms — cake, cookie, candy, pastry or sugary drink — creates a tapestry of memories. An innocent offer of candy by a well-intentioned grandparent or loved one may produce a sense of […]
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Clean Water  Water is the most important nutrient for your body second only to air. You can go for months without food but, you can only go for a few days without water. Water not only keeps your tissues and organs hydrated but it also assists in the absorption of nutrients to your cells. The […]
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Also known as the “Lily of the Desert” Aloe Vera is native to northern Africa. More closely resembling a cactus in appearance, Aloe Vera is actually a part of the lily family. It is one of the oldest mentioned plants on record and is one of the most studied herbs in history with records going […]
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The most important consideration when choosing your food is freshness. There are critical nutrients in food that are highly perishable. These nutrients are sensitive to time, temperature, and any type of processing. Fresh food contains more nutrients. It is also best for your food to be whole at the time of consumption. Preparing your food […]
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What benefits can we get from kelp? First of all kelp isn’t a new commodity. People have been harvesting and gathering seaweed for centuries. Some of us are just becoming aware of its incredible value for our health. One tablespoon of dried kelp contains between one-half milligram and 35 mg of iron! This iron also […]
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Comfrey is a healer. Also known as “bone stitch” Comfrey is widely known as one of nature’s greatest medicinal herbs because of its legendary ability to knit broken things back together. The name Comfrey indicates one of the therapeutic uses, con firma referring to the uniting of bones. It contains allantoin, a chemical that promotes […]
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Gotu kola is a wild edible weed that grows well in lawns all over the United States. This wonder herb is so beneficial that some cultures give it almost legendary properties. Gotu kola is considered to be the most spiritual of all herbs in India and is used by yogis to improve meditation. It is […]
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Traveling puts most of us into unfamiliar territory. What is the best way to stay vegan and incorporate as much raw foods as possible? Reduce any stress by remembering the following: Always take your algae products and all-purpose digestive enzymes with you to fulfill basic high-octane nutritional requirements. When you buy airplane tickets, whether in person, by phone, or […]
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it was started to increase awareness of the disease.  Most people are aware of breast cancer… but many forget to take the steps to detect it in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Since September 26,2008 I have been giving a breast lecture every Saturday […]
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Mosquitos live in almost every part of the world. Here are a few natural and safe remedies that we use here at Hippocrates Health Institute to prevent these pesky insects that are totally non-toxic to humans and do not damage the environment: Install a bird house – a single Barn Swallow will eat up to 850 mosquitos […]
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Sugar is an umbrella term for sweetness in its many forms—cane sugar, beet sugar, honey, molasses, fruit juice concentrate, maple syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, agave nectar, among the many naturally-occurring and synthetically-derived sweeteners known to humans. In early recorded history it was mostly a sweetener experience dominated by sugar cane and honey, and that is where our story begins. 8,000 BC—It is […]
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We spend a 1/3 of our life sleeping, this means you spend more time in your bedroom and more specifically on your mattress that anywhere else in your home! Creating a good sleep environment is actually crucial to the quality of sleep that you experience. In the past we’re discussed tips to achieving better sleep, […]
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Since the age of sixty-five, I have had diabetes that resulted in four different surgeries to remove arteries from my left leg to replace damaged arteries in my right leg. In 2004, my vascular surgeon informed me that he might have to amputate my leg above the knee. My foot had sores that would not […]
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Do you know someone with any of the following symptoms?  •           Gas •           Bloating •           Abdominal discomfort •           Fatigue •           Allergies •           Depression or anxiety •           Metal fog •           Iron-deficiency anemia •           Constipation •           Bone or joint pain •           Arthritis •           Osteoporosis •           An itchy skin rash •           Abdominal bloating and pain •           Tingling numbness […]
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Having a diversity of different kinds of plants in your garden is a good thing. I normally like to recommend a combination of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs. A careful and thoughtful combination of companion plants that compliment one another allow for shared nutrients while attracting beneficial insects, encouraging pollinators, discouraging harmful bugs and pests, […]
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