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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An excerpt from Dr. Ginger’s new book, Know More Than Your Doctor About The Healing Power of Green Juices

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As I travel, teaching people about the Hippocrates diet and lifestyle, I am often asked, “What is the highest quality food we can eat?" I tell people there are certain foods that are organic, have more nutrition than any others, are easy to get because they practically grow right under your feet, they taste great, and they are FREE! No matter where you live, it is available. All it takes is a little wisdom, some experience and study, and you will be able to enjoy all the health benefits of these great foods.

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When my husband and I returned home to the Tampa Bay area from our life-changing experience at Hippocrates Health Institute, we became very active incorporating this new lifestyle. We were starting to get "cabin fever" when a computer search found Grass Root Organic Restaurant. We couldn't believe there was an organic, vegan, raw, and living food restaurant right in our own backyard! We called to get directions and were in the car heading to Tampa before you could say, "sprout."

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"If you plant them, they will grow.”

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Remember Pet Rocks? Hot pants? Sideburns?

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Years ago, when I asked Anna Maria Clement where I could get better organic produce than what was being offered by my local "Whole Paycheck Market," her answer came quickly and decisively: 'You have to go to Josh's Organic Garden!"

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I recently sat down with Alan Gould, who, along with his wife, Ellen Quinlan, owns Darbster, my favorite vegan restaurant in West Palm Beach. Their cheerful staff, led by Alan’s right-hand-woman Amanda, serves up a well-rounded menu, featuring plenty of raw options as well as vegan comfort food for our omnivorous friends who wouldn’t be caught dead eating a salad—or for plant-based eaters who just feel like a burger (Alan’s vegan sliders are a house favorite). When you visit Darbster, don’t forget your furry friends. Dogs are always welcome at this al fresco establishment. I asked Alan about the work Darbster does with animal rights and this is what he had to say…

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