I am a 41-year-old mother of two and grandmother of three. I need to tell you about a wonderful new supplement that the Hippocrates store is carrying. It is called Meltaway.

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Growing up in New York State in the middle of the 20th century offered me all of the poor dietary choices and bad life style habits that America had to offer. When becoming a teacher, I further saw the slow health deterioration of my students.

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In February, I arrived at Hippocrates Health Institute for a three-week stay. I knew that I would learn a lot about nutrition, lose some weight, and come home feeling rejuvenated. Little did I know at the time that my life would dramatically change forever… and for the better.

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About five years ago, I took on a career assignment and moved from downtown Chicago back to my hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. When this opportunity came along, I was a successful Marketing and Sales Professional and loved my life. With that said, I had always felt that I’d meet my dream man when the time was right, get married and have a child. That hadn’t happened yet, so when the opportunity came to relocate back to Minnesota I thought maybe it was meant to be and everything would fall into place. So, I took a chance, packed my bags, and headed north.

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Overweight, 56 years old, out of shape, tired with my toe already having been amputated and the possibility of more to come presented me with a big wake-up call. Fortunately, Dr. Sharon Ronser, a naturopathic doctor, referred me to Hippocrates. Reluctantly, I signed up and came but in the first two days I thought I wasn’t going to make it. By the end of the first week, I started to feel life reenter my body and at the end of my three week program, the benefits were so significant that I chose to stay an additional two weeks. Thirty pounds lighter with the foot well on it’s way to complete healing I realized that I had made the best choice that I could at this time in my life. Other guests were benefiting in so many ways that I know that Hippocrates is good for everybody. For those that are healthy, it gives them the tools and the knowledge to keep and improve this precious gift. For those that are ill, with my own eyes, I watched healing occur from every ailment imaginable. One thing I respected the most is that Hippocrates is a lifestyle, and the staff tells you that weight loss is a definite side effect but not your first objective. That objective should be raising your level of overall health and giving the immune system the ability to heal you. Every year I plan to return to Hippocrates, remaining on the program in between. I know that my weight will regulate, I have already lost 30 pounds, my blood sugar will remain within the normal range as it is today, and now I ‘m sure I am able to extend my life. Thank you Hippocrates for making yourself available so that I can walk, ride bikes, swim and just have a good old time daily.

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I just wanted you to know that since my visit to Hippocrates this past August, I have taken off 13 pounds. My stomach is at "peace". My energy level is way UP and my alertness is far sharper than it has been in years. When I arrived at Hippocrates several numbers in my blood profile reflected danger. I am happy to report that they have either completely regulated or dramatically improved. With a little bit of homework and ingenuity we are finding and creating raw recipes and dishes that have made our daily diet far more than palatable, they are palpably delicious. Many thanks for guiding me on the path of healthful and whole- some living. Emphatically and Gratefully,

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When I was a kid, physical activities were an integral part of my life, just as it was for most of us. After I finished my schooling and headed out to college, the importance of those activities steadily diminished. Mind you, I wasn’t studying in the U.S., but in Switzerland. Therefore, this “slacking off” is endemic of our modern world and not based on a particular way of life. I still managed to be relatively healthy, until I decided to return to the U.S. I had grown up in California as a kid and moved to Switzerland as a teen, so I was pretty familiar with my new surroundings?—?or so I thought. However, as a young man in his twenties, I was totally clueless when it came to proper nutrition, just like the majority of youngsters today.

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When I was a kid, physical activities were an integral part of my life, just as it was for most of us. After I finished my schooling and headed out to college, the importance of those activities steadily diminished. Mind you, I wasn’t studying in the U.S., but in Switzerland. Therefore, this “slacking off” is endemic of our modern world and not based on a particular way of life. I still managed to be relatively healthy, until I decided to return to the U.S. I had grown up in California as a kid and moved to Switzerland as a teen, so I was pretty familiar with my new surroundings?—?or so I thought. However, as a young man in his twenties, I was totally clueless when it came to proper nutrition, just like the majority of youngsters today.

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As I got older my health started to deteriorate. I started to experience a variety of aches and pains. My knees and my joints hurt all the time, and I had respiratory problems. Even more troubling was the constant brain fog that I experienced. My symptoms were particularly heightened in the winter months. I was in an overall state of disrepair.

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It was February 2001. I was getting over the loss of a long-term relationship. I had received my Irrigation Contractors license. And I was very unhappy with my employment.

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Every person who takes hold of his or her life has a defining moment that shocks them into doing so. Mine came in threes. In May of 2010, my best friend in the world went into the hospital for high blood pressure and had to stay overnight. I was afraid to lose him and it scared the hell out of me. The next day, another friend, who recently retired from baseball, died of a heart attack at 37 years old, making me ponder my own mortality. The next night, I went to a Broadway play and had trouble fitting into my seat because I was so overweight. That was the moment that I made “Promises, Promises” to get my life in order!

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Hippocrates teaches us: “It’s not the food in your life. It’s the life in your food.” I have lost 113 pounds by taking this simple mantra to heart. As soon as I began attending the Hippocrates Life Change Program, the message of Brian and Anna Maria Clement became clear. Symptoms cannot be treated as discrete entities. They must to be addressed as part of a whole physiology that works in harmony so that it may live in harmony, in balance and at peace.

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I want the people who are severely overweight to know that there is a solution to their plight. When I came to Hippocrates, I couldn’t walk through the airport. I had to sit repeatedly in order to breathe. My health was so bad that I had to sit and cry for three hours before I could make it to my cottage. My entire body was wracked with pain. In 24 hours, my blood-sugar dropped to within normal range. After eight years of unsuccessfully attempting this, I was taking 2,000 milligrams of glucophage daily. My lifelong obesity had finally caused diabetes, hypertension and sleep-apnea, requiring a machine for breathing. I had structural damage that severely limited my ability to move, much less to exercise. I took a huge leap of faith: I gave myself one last chance, believing that I was going to die. I came to Hippocrates with liver-failure, failing kidneys and a weakened spirit that was humiliating and unbearable.

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I suffered many health problems in my life. At 53, I was a diabetic, taking very high doses of glucose medication, which made me sluggish and tired all the time. My cholesterol was off the charts, my legs hurt, and my vision and my concentration were both blurry. At six feet tall, I weighed 243 pounds. I also had kidney stones, and over the last thirty-eight years I had passed over 40 kidney stones which caused excruciating pain. Six different times I had to have surgery to remove the larger stones from my kidneys. Because of this I also suffered from a very weak urine flow and I had to wake up from two to three times every night to go to the bathroom.

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My life began prematurely, and for all of my life, the doctors blamed nearly every health challenge I encountered on that. As time passed, it seemed I became sicker with everything from sore throats, to ear infections, to influenza and even tonsillitis. Each summer I sat and just watched my friends swim; I was not permitted because of my history of illness and ear problems. For solace, I began consuming more meat, dairy, bakery goods and extreme amounts of sugar. My deterioration continued when at the age of sixteen, I was hit at an intersection by a car moving at 100 mph. the jolt to my knee and back was incredible, and from that point on I was riddled with constant pain.

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Ever since I was a child I suffered from an upset stomach and I was unable to digest almost anything. It wasn't until I was about 50 years old that I was diagnosed with pancreatic divisum since birth, which only five percent of the population is diagnosed with and only one percent ever have symptoms. Apparently I was part of the one percent. I experienced a terrible burning sensation, like my pancreas was being squeezed and a knife was slowly twisting in my back. I went to the hospital six times in five months with chronic pancreatitis. I couldn't bear to live that way any longer, and reaching a breaking point, I was ready to try just about anything to get healthy. At six feet tall and weighing about 250 pounds, I had always been a poor eater and overweight.

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As I reflect on the past year, I feel very fortunate to have participated in the 3-week Life Transformation Program at Hippocrates Health Institute. Having been both a competitive and recreational athlete, I have always been conscious about my body and my overall health. In the pursuit of optimal wellness over the last twenty years, I have often chosen to spend my vacations at health spas. Every health spa is somewhat different, and I enjoyed and benefitted from each one. However, the Hippocrates Health Institute is much more than a health spa. My experience at this unique healing institute surpassed all my expectations.

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In 1975, while attending college and taking pre-med classes, I was exposed to the physiology or function of the human body in a serious way. This was the first time I became a vegetarian. I realized that our bodies were created to be more an herbivore than a carnivore. I remained a vegetarian for about one year and then gradually slipped back into my old eating habits, and paid for this over time. I developed the same diseases that many people suffer from such as high-blood pressure, blood sugar problems, chronic fatigue, excess weight and chronic low back pain.

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Growing up in my family, I was not allowed to show any feelings, except happiness. Eating and drinking were my ways to escape loneliness, emptiness and grief. My entire life I’ve struggled with compulsive overeating (at my highest weight I was 235 lbs.) Also, I began abusing alcohol at age 12 and later began abusing medications. I was diagnosed as having ADHD and dyslexia. I managed to make it through college with the help of many tutors, in spite of being expelled my freshman year for poor performance. I married my eating and drinking partner, and we continued the downward spiral of addiction through 23 years of marriage. Once I became conscious of my self destructive path, I entered Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Overeaters Anonymous (OA), and the marriage ended. The only good to come from that union are my two wonderful children! I put down my last drink in 1980 and today I take no medications of any kind. I attribute my success of overcoming my addictions to AA, the 12 step program where my personal relationship with a Higher Power began. In later years I was stricken with crippling arthritis and ideosomatic hypersomnia (an inability to stay awake even while driving a car or teaching school). In 2006, my son, Tom Lindsley, offered to send me to the three-week Life Change Program at Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) in West Palm Beach, Florida, and I jumped at the chance!

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“One doesn’t have to travel to Lourdes, France, or to Medjugore, former Yugoslavia, to find miracles. They happen right here in this country.” So says Tony McMahon, who is living testament to the power of holistic health, which restored his ability to walk normally after grappling with an almost-crippling illness two years ago. Tony was engaged in a flourishing respected career in international sales at a hotel in N.Y.C.; and he fervently sought to achieve balance between his stressful job and his life. Despite his success, he contracted rheumatoid arthritis, which surreptitiously ravaged his limbs.

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