Blood is made up of approximately 50% water, which comes in the form of plasma. Plasma is the transport system for the cells and keeps them moving on their journey through the twists and turns of what we call our bloodstream. The other 50% is made up of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. These are the key players of the immune system.
This is a true story, about a father, Mike, and his son, John, who live in Palm Beach, Florida.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a psychotherapist arid a wellness coach, I often hear people interpret the success or failure of their lives in terms of their experience in relationships, Those who can establish a positive relationship with the world around them find their lives to be successful and blissful-a sign of wellness. Those who fail to do so find their lives meaningless and miserable a sign of illness.
The skin is a very important organ of detoxification, sometimes compared to a second liver. By way of perspiration, the body eliminates about 1 pound of water a day. Therefore it is important to take care of our skin, removing dead and dry skin and keeping the pores open, to allow toxins to come out and minerals to be absorbed.
One of Hippocrates’ favorite globe-trotting graduates, Jill Swyers has been promoting health since completing the Hippocrates Health Educator Program in 1998. While inspiring individuals around the world, her journey as a health advocate has taken much dedication and perseverance. Her core strength manifested by overcoming a major health challenge.
Your thoughts have consequences. I learned this at a young age as I watched my father die from cancer. From the moment he was diagnosed as “terminal” and told, “there is nothing we can do, get your affairs in order,” my dad in an instant transformed from a strong, proud man to a weak, broken defeatist who spent most of his time crying. Given nine months to live, his health deteriorated practically overnight and he barely made it through three months before I heard his very last heartbeat as my head lay on his chest. I knew back then, almost 20 years ago, that it was his mind that killed him way before the cancer even had a chance.
During the last few months I have taken individual threads that have been hanging around in my mind for years and began to weave them into a book that I expect to finish by 2014. After four decades of working on the front lines of disease reversal and life prolonging with pure organic and plant-based methods, a vivid pattern of cause and effect has emerged. For so long, my mind labored in the arena that caged me from going beyond the concept of flesh and blood anatomy. It often reminded me of beginning school at a first grade level and wanting to read Socrates without the ability to do so. Like a bolt of lightning, many revelations came together and began to expose the cycle of life which is the true engine that runs our bodies and the total universe that we reside with, on and in.
The immune system is one of the most incredible and complex features of our amazingly and wonderfully built bodies. When functioning properly, this system of over two trillion defenders is capable of identifying and eliminating alien invaders while recognizing and leaving alone our own cells to do their business. “The concept that the immune system must discriminate continually between self and non-self,” says the book Immunology, “is a cornerstone of all immunological theory.”
"The brain is your central computer. it runs the nerve and organ network called your body. It makes sense that a therapy that improves brain function can change your entire body to vastly healthier one"