I often hear people say, “I have a bad back.” Chiropractors love to hear you say that because that means, money, money. I’m sure there are some injured backs; they are good backs crying to be release again. Have you noticed that old people can no longer turn their heads? They must turn their whole bodies because the head no longer turns. If you don’t use it, you lose it.

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An excerpt from Sprouts

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Some of the ideas man has come up with over time are better than others. In the last century and especially in the past 50 years new and interesting food-specific organizations have formed such as Slow Food USA, a non-profit educational organization which supports and celebrates the food traditions of North America through programs and activities dedicated to taste education, defending biodiversity and building food communities.

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How do you eat?  Do you use your five senses?

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Raw food’s allure of healthy food and enzymatic bliss has many converts. However, many who wish to transition to this healing diet find it a bit daunting. The demands of fresh, organic produce and the ability to prepare this food in an interesting, and affordable way deters many people who would like to experience this nutrient dense way of life.

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Natural Hygiene is an early form of Raw Foodism, and at one time it was the major force in the raw foods movement. Natural Hygeine introduced many important concepts to the raw foods world, including: food combining, water fasting, mono-meals (one food at a time), enervation and toxemia. It was a foundational philosophy that established that what we eat has an incredible impact on on health, and that changing your diet to whole foods Vegan foods with mostly or all raw foods could reverse disease. It was originally practiced by John Tilden, M.D. who lived from 1851-1940. Other main proponents were Herbert Shelton (1895-1984) and T.C, Fry (1926-1996).

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Phyto-Nutrients are the most significant finding in nutritional history. We would venture to say that if you put all other discoveries together this discovery would dwarf them. These disease-preventing compounds that naturally occur in whole unprocessed and unheated food reveal the magnificence of nature’s genius. We now know that nature planned for us a way to recover from the poor lifestyle choices that we were going to make. Further, these phyto-chemicals are otherwise known as phyto-nutrients, phyto-foods or even netraceuticals and they contain health building elements which enable your immune system to strengthen your overall body/mind. We will review many of these nutrients and where you derive them from.

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Bryan Au, celebrated raw food chef and best-selling author of Raw in Ten Minutes, has opened a new restaurant, PA-RADISE, on Union Square in San Francisco. This 100% raw, organic, gourmet vegan cuisine restaurant has received rave reviews, and has been touted as "the best raw restaurant in the world" because of its prices, portions, recipes, flavor, presentation, and more. This comes from people that have eaten in raw restaurants all around the country. Many people new to raw also love it, and they are amazed at how delicious raw food can taste.

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Fish is considered by many to be a nutrient-rich, low fat food, yet its reputation has been tainted by fear of possible contamination. Not only does fish tissue absorb potentially carcinogenic chemical wastes from polluted waters, but spoiled fish containing bacteria, viruses, or natural toxins is a significant cause of food poisoning in this country.

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“Milk: It does A Body Good” no longer holds the glamour it once did. More and more research is showing that dairy products, including yogurt, are not the health panacea that the industry has led us to believe for several generations. In fact, the reverse is proving itself to be the truth.

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Fortunately for all of us, there have been volumes of good science that have spotlighted and confirmed that we were all meant to consume a plant-based diet. In this article, I will name a few exceptionally credible sources of revealing information.

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Before discussing a macrobiotic diet from a nutritional perspective, a broader view of what is happening in the world in general must be broached in order to understand the full scope of benefits and hindrances that a macrobiotic diet can impart.

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When guests attend our program here at Hippocrates Health Institute they are in an atmosphere which is conducive to health and proper eating. One of the issues that comes up continuously is the question, “How will I live this way in my daily life?” This issue of our newsletter is dedicated to giving you some answers that will make your experience with the living foods program one of joy and happiness rather than frustration.

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Asparagus:When eaten raw, asparagus provides the body with a number of minerals, including trace minerals. It also offers a wide range of phyto-nutrients. Asian research shows that asparagus assists the renal (kidney) area of the body, which has a direct effect on emotions.

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Once in a while life blesses us with a person, a place, or an experience that simply changes our life, in my case it was all three. In the fall of 1998, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a man who in my eyes was the walking example of health, vitality and vibrancy. Some of you may know this man, most of you do not, however, in the spirit of the testimonial, his name should certainly be mentioned, Frank Stranahan, Jr., one of golf's living legends.

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It wasn't easy making the decision to go to Hippocrates, but I did it anyway. I made a choice to leave everyone I love to study in Florida for three months. I participated in both the Life Change Program and the Health Educator Program.

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Today many people are enjoying the health benefits of consuming raw juices. Here at Hippocrates Health Institute it has been one of the key staples of the healthy recovery program. Without question these powerful elixirs have the ability to strengthen and heal weak cells, increase your oxygen levels, add electron activity through their enzymes, and importantly, saturate your body with needed nutrients. When they are ill, people often have difficulty digesting food. Juice is a food that anyone can digest no matter how impaired their anatomy is. Disease states are not the only areas helped by consuming raw juice. Many athletes use these powerful liquids to prevent free-radical damage through the wide spectrum of antioxidants that they provide.

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Raise your hand if you’re having trouble keeping up with your healthy raw lifestyle. Look around. You’re not alone. lt happens to the most inspired and well-intentioned of us, and plays out pretty much the same every time.

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Those of you who despair the limited options available to health conscious diners will be thrilled to know that healthy, organic, raw and living food is now available in Lake I Worth, just south of West Palm Beach , and 45 minutes north of Ft. Lauderdale. .

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If you think organic is just a passing fad, read on. A recent poll shows 30 percent of the nation has changed eating habits and 84 percent want organic foods following 1989 reports on pesticides in the nation’s food supply.

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