I became very sick in late October 2001, from a tainted meatball. I flew home to Florida, on November 1, and my doctor put me into the hospital where four specialists examined me and found my stomach and legs were swollen. They sent me home with no improvement, even though I had had many tests. They finally diagnosed a “highly-inflamed bowel-colitis”. My stay in the hospital caused my weight to go up 20 pounds due to fluid buildup. I was disappointed in the way that I had been treated at the hospital. A few days later-2 years ago- I entered Hippocrates for three weeks. I was very ill, perhaps close to death. I attribute my complete recovery to my stay. Their motto-“Let food be your medicine”- is what did it for me. I highly recommend the institute to everyone who wants to live a very long life with excellent health and happiness. Brian and Anna Maria and their staff run a great organization that helps all people to live a long, happy, rewarding normal life.