Can you remember times in your life when you

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This is a true story, about a father, Mike, and his son, John, who live in Palm Beach, Florida.

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When you think of life-shortening habits, smoking and fat-rich diets probably pop to mind first. But new research indicates that another relatively common habit- taking tranquilizers – may have an even greater effect on your mental and physical health – or at least signal other problems that may have a negative impact.

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The founder of AVEDA, Horst M. Rechelbacher, calls Toxic Beauty the most important book of the decade. In their book, Dr. Samuel S. Epstein and co-author Randall Fitzgerald reveal the disturbing truths about the harmful ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products that the industry and the FDA (The Food and Drug Administration) would rather you not know.

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In 1969, pop psychiatrist, Thomas A. Harris, MD, wrote a self-help manual called, I’m OK, You’re OK, which became a runaway bestseller, and its title became a catch phrase in the ‘70s. What a nice attitude. It says “I accept myself as OK, and I accept you as OK.” Sounds great, but what if I don’t feel OK about myself? Am I then stuck with, “I’m not OK, but you are”? Does that mean everyone else is somehow more real and entitled than I am? If I’m that “not-OK,” I’m lucky to get scraps. I’ll end up settling for the short end of the stick in every arena of my life. Happiness is for others, not me. Woe is me, poor, poor pitiful not-OK me. What a demeaning way to live in the world!

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All too often health-minded living foodies become ultra-focused on diets as the be all and end all. Although nutrition is an essential and powerful ally in the quest to conquer aging and disease, it alone cannot afford you complete well-rounded and stable health. During the many years I have directed the Hippocrates Health Institute and in the 70s, while heading health centers in Europe, I have been led to believe there is a multitude of contributors in creating physical and emotional strength and stamina.

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"Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood?" — Carl Jung

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Misunderstood, undervalued, and underappreciated

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True healing is about more than just not being sick, it \"is about optimizing the function of every system in your body ....\" (a) lt is about returning to harmony that which is out of harmony, whether that harmony is defined physically, emotionally, or spiritually.

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I'm about to turn 50, and I feel amazing not just good or great, but surprisingly and incredibly awesome - in body and mind! Let's talk about the body first. I have almost zero aches or pains, I sleep 4 or 5 hours each night, work and play hard all day and I really do feel like a kid.

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Cleansing the colon with water dates from ancient times. Modern colonic irrigation is a gentle and comfortable procedure that produces the best results when you approach the treatment with an informed mind. The treatment is simple, safe, and effective. You can relax or just simply meditate while concentrating on deep and restful breathing. Purified water is used to gently dissolve and loosen waste and impurities from the walls of the colon.

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Enzymes are particularly sensitive to the molecular destruction of cooking. Unfortunately, each of us is given only a limited supply of enzyme energy at birth that must work to keep every body system in working order throughout our lifetime. The only other backup source we have comes from the food we eat – but food cooked above 115 degrees F. kills enzymes! So what happens if you make big enzyme withdrawals when you catch a virus, do something physically strenuous, face an emotional crisis, breathe unclean air, get extremely angry, and then eat cooked and processed foods? The balance in your enzyme account drops low, is not replenished, and your body faces enzyme bankruptcy.

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Fear is hardwired into our bodies as a primeval response designed to protect us. It is based on a negative anticipation of the future and it floods the system with a cascade of neurotransmitters and hormones that ready us for an emergency by heightening vigilance and bracing for damage. Like an uncontrolled wild fire, fear burns the bodys reserves, often in the face of an imagined threat, which may not actually come to fruition. (F.E.A.R = False Evidence Appearing Real). Fear then easily becomes more of a hazard than its intended object. For someone with a healing challenge, it’s not good to hang out in fear.

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For years, maybe the only thing about aerobics no one has argued over is the basic cardio-fitness formula: 20 to 30 minutes of intense, nonstop activity three times a week.

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Success is not a miracle.  Nor is it a matter of luck. Everything happens for a reason, good or bad, positive or negative. When you are absolutely clear about what you want, You only need to copy others who have achieved it before you, And you will eventually get the same results that they have. This is referred to in the Bible as the Law of Sowing and Reaping Which says that “Whatsoever a man soweth, that also shall he reap.” Sir Isaac Newton called it the third principle of motion. He said, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction” For you and I, the most important expression of this universal law is that, “Thoughts are causes and conditions are effects” Put another way, “Thought is creative” Your thoughts are the primary creative forces in your life. You create your entire world by the way you think. All the people and situations of your life have only the meaning you give them By the way you think about them. And, when you change your thinking, you change your life, Sometimes in seconds! The most important principle of personal or business success is simply this: You become what you think about most of the time. It is not what happens to you, But how you think about what happens to you That determines how you feel and react. It is not the world outside of you That dictates your circumstances or conditions. It is the world inside you that creates the conditions of your life. It is not your environment or what you’re exposed to That determines the condition of your health. It is the internal state of your body –  Your internal state of resistance, balance, ease and harmony Which creates your level of health and well-being.

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Once when my daughter was a playful, spacey three-year-old, she carelessly spilled her morning juice all over the table. She quickly got very quiet and looked at me solemnly holding her breath, perhaps expecting the worst. Saying nothing, I walked over to the sink, retrieved a sponge and placed it in the middle of the puddle in front of her. As she wiped up the mess, I said, “Thank you for being such a good helper.” She cleaned up very thoroughly, and soon got her bouncy and silly stride back. Even though she’d “messed up,” she still felt good about herself.

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The founding fathers of our country set forth principles that would initiate a grand experiment in the evolution of civilization. Their vision was a tapestry unique and intricate. Today that same tapestry hangs tattered and torn: our environment is ailing, our society is sorely afflicted and our people are ruled by addictions. To restore the beauty of this tapestry, we need to find a common thread strong enough to hold it all together. That thread is the very fuel which nourishes our bodies and, therefore, our minds and our spirits. That fuel is our food, our diet.

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These are some of the things guests staying at Hippocrates say after having incredibly profound experiences. Yet many people have a difficult time continuing the Hippocrates LifeChange program, and the diet in particular, once they leave the institute and return home.

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The phrase “single parent” is new for the twenty-first century. Men and women are designed to repopulate and raise their children together. Both have strengths that help children develop to their fullest potential. Unfortunately, single parents are not really singly parenting unless their husband or wife has died or abandoned the children. These people are not parenting alone, just no longer living together.

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I feel overwhelmed by the changes that go with following the Hippocrates lifestyle. Do you have any helpful tips?

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