In the fall of 2015, I was given a copy of Brian Clements outstanding writing regarding supplements, “Supplement Exposed .” I read it over a five hour flight coast to coast, and marveled at the information, and science that it contained. I had spent the precious several years learning the nutritional basis of Nitric Oxide […]
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The Hippocrates store is continuously looking for the newest, the best, and the cleanest products to help you maintain your healthy Lifestyle. All products we bring in are scrutinized to ensure that not only are the ingredients clean, but that the companies who manufacture the products also believe in a healthy lifestyle for their customers […]
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The number of Americans with diabetes has grown to nearly 26 million and an estimated one-third of all U.S. adults over 20 now have prediabetes, according to figures released recently by the (CDC). Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are above normal, but not high enough to be declared diabetes. It indicates […]
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Harvard/MIT trained physician finds blood pressure solution at Hippocrates Event. At the end of September 2016, Hippocrates sponsored their semi annual Doctor Days event. Over 30 health professionals and staff attended the event which educates and introduces to them the Hippocrates lifestyle. Little did one attendee realize, that his life would be dramatically impacted in […]
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Get outdoors and into the sun. For twenty to thirty minutes daily, get direct and/or indirect sunlight. The best times are before 9:00 a.m. and after 3:00 p.m. in the winter, or after 6:00 p.m. in the summer. Allow the full-spectrum sunlight to enter your eyes by not wearing sunglasses during this time. The sun […]
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Water is called the source of life. We start our life journey in the calming waters of our mother’s womb. Every time we swim or take a bath, our body remembers that sacred experience. Water lovingly supports our body and gives us mobility and flexibility to our joints and muscles. Exercising in the water increases […]
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Asparagus has the highest glutathione levels of any food. Glutathione is the master phytochemical and is unmatched in its ability to remove poisons from the body. Asparagus is one of the best cancer-fighting foods. It is also rich in B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Asparagus can be planted early the Spring as soon […]
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Essentia is a health and wellness company that makes the only natural memory foam mattresses in the world. Essentia mattresses are unique as they focus on the 5 key elements of whole body recovery. By creating a healthy sleep environment that includes proper posture support, a cool sleep surface and clean air environment. Made using […]
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Avocados are a wonderful thing to add to your diet. Native to South America, the flesh and the seed are excellent sources of soluble fiber which gets plaque out of your arteries and lowers cholesterol. This can help people reverse arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries.) Avocados is also an excellent source of protein and one […]
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Enzymes are large protein molecules found in all living things – plant and animal. Your body is capable of producing two types of enzymes, metabolic and digestive. Digestive enzymes include things like protease, and lipase, and amylase for the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. In human physiological terms, metabolic enzymes are the spark of […]
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Incorporating health ideas into practical experience

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When I work in a major hospital in Toronto and a cottage hospital outside of the city, I am often disappointed by what I notice as a trend among young people coming into the emergency rooms. I see this only during the winter months as it does not happen

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Spontaneous sweats, headaches, full body tension... These are only a few of the many symptoms that comprise anxiety. Today, over 40 million Americans are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and what is worse is that the number of undiagnosed people who suffer from anxiety is much higher. While it is common to think that medication is the answer to your anxious symptoms, in reality, it only masks the surface signs of your anxiety and never treats the root causes. Will you get short-term relief from pharmaceuticals? Most likely. However, there is nothing empowering about a pill, and your anxiety will always be there haunting you until you start to deal with it in a healthy and confident way. As a young woman who suffered from a decade-long, severe and chronic anxiety disorder, I, too, believed that medication was the only "cure" for me. When I started incorporating the following practices into my daily routine, though, I saw dramatic results and a significant decrease in my anxiety. Admission, affirmation, meditation and prayer all gave me what no drug ever could, an overwhelming sense of empowerment and true healing for my disorder.

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Pranayama, or yoga breathing, may provide effective relief for some asthma suffers, says a recent study in “The Lancet” (vol. 335, no. 8702). The yoga breathing technique has been used for centuries in Hindu cultures to treat respiratory problems, but now the method has been confirmed by a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, said Virendra Singhl, M.D., leader of the research group. The study found that the use of pranayama exercises in subjects with mild asthma led to an overall improvement in lung function equal to or greater than that obtained through hypnosis or the use of low-dose inhaled corticosteroids. Singhl speculates that by reducing psychological over-activity, the yoga exercises help increase bronchial dilation and efficiency.

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A book review is a lot like a book report, something I was quite adverse to throughout my schooling. Why read a book and go through the trouble of explaining what the author says or means? If I read a great book, I just tell my friends, “You have to read this book!” End of story - or mine at least.

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“I say it, as it is. And some people don’t like it.,” said someone who was explaining the sources of her stress to me. She continued, “I want to be truthful. Sometimes truth hurts, so they get angry and they try to hurt me back, you know,” she added. “Yes, I agree,” I replied, “but does truth always need to hurt?” This is a conversation I have had multiple times — and it’s not always with individuals who are highly stressed.

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I have been a pharmacist for over 30 years and an acupuncturist for nearly 10 years.

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There’s a fine line between perception and imagination. We don’t just see things as they are, but rather we see things as we are.  As a psychotherapist, I use the power of imagination to help my clients shift into new perceptions. Bending things is the name of the game.  Just like massage is manipulation of soft tissue for a good outcome, psychotherapy is a benevolent intervention that challenges the mental/emotional “knots” of the person to help them get unstuck. I use imagination to stretch perceptions and rock the boat.

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Just as important as what you eat, "what's eating you" plays a central role in the disease process, and therefore, careful attention to your mental health (with a focus on feelings) is paramount to getting well. Feelings play a maj or role in the hierarchy of what the body can and will heal. Paying attention to feelings, especially those that may reside in repressed form within the tissue of the body, can unleash great forces for healing by normalizing hormone levels, reducing inner pressure, and generally bringing a sense of resolution to the system. The techniques of hypnotherapy, rational-emotive therapy, body—focused psychotherapy, and Centropic Integration (a unique form of hands-on-emotional facilitation) as appropriate for your situation, can help you get in touch with, uproot, and integrate those aspects of your experience that may be adding to the stress of a disease process or hindering the healing. Remember: "The body follows what is in the heart and mind."

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The Buddha said, "Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment." In other words, yesterday is a cashed check; tomorrow is a promissory note; now is the only cash on hand. People beat themselves up thinking of all the poor choices they made because they are attached to and have difficulty letting go of the past. Regrets and guilt about things done or not done plague most people. It is almost impossible to move forward when mired with worry about what might happen in the future. There is nothing that can change the past and the future does not exist yet. The critical time is now.

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