Hippocrates Health Institute http://hippocratesinst.org Just another WordPress site Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:51:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Recipes to Support Vitamin D http://hippocratesinst.org/recipes-to-support-vitamin-d Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:35:17 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=61699 Raw Vegan Tabbouleh: ½ Cup grated cauliflower 1 Clove garlic clove, minced (optional) ¼ Cup fresh lemon juice or lime juice 1 Bunch chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 Bunch chopped fresh cilantro ¼ Bunch chopped fresh mint ½ Red pepper very finely chopped 1 Bunch scallions, finely chopped ¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil ½ […]

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Raw Vegan Tabbouleh:
  • ½ Cup grated cauliflower
  • 1 Clove garlic clove, minced (optional)
  • ¼ Cup fresh lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1 Bunch chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 Bunch chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ Bunch chopped fresh mint
  • ½ Red pepper very finely chopped
  • 1 Bunch scallions, finely chopped
  • ¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ Teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ Cup sunflower sprouts, chopped
  • 1 Romaine lettuce heart, leaves separated, chopped, washed and dried
  • Bragg’s liquid aminos to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix together well. Leave in the refrigerator until ready to be served.

Mushroom Nut Pate:

  • 2 Portabella mushrooms
  • ½ Cup almonds
  • ½ Cup walnuts
  • ½ Sunflower seeds
  • ½ Onion
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 1 Carrot
  • ½ Bunch cilantro
  • ½ Teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ Teaspoon allspice powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon turmeric
  • ⅓ Teaspoon curry
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon pizza spice
  • 2 Tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • ½ Teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ Teaspoon thyme
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a food processor, blend nuts to form paste. Leave in the refrigerator until ready to be served.

* Recipes courtesy of Zainab Fisher, a professional chef who specializes in raw and vegan cuisine. She was the former Chef at the Raw Kitchen. She was a guest chef for Fox 29 WFLXD and guest chef for the CBS 12 health and wellness expo.

For more information on Chef Zainab’s services, please contact her at:

Email:   zainab@zeliciouscuisine.com

Phone: 561-629-0593

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5 Fantastic Facts About Sea Vegetables & Algae http://hippocratesinst.org/5-fantastic-facts-about-sea-vegetables-algae Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:27:56 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=61668 1) Sprouts, sea vegetables and fresh water algae are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. 2) Sea vegetables are a good source of iron, calcium and iodine. Iodine helps protect you against radiation. [1,2] 3) Fresh water algaes, green and blue-green, have 55% more protein. There are 65 different minerals in blue-green algae. […]

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1) Sprouts, sea vegetables and fresh water algae are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.

2) Sea vegetables are a good source of iron, calcium and iodine. Iodine helps protect you against radiation. [1,2]

3) Fresh water algaes, green and blue-green, have 55% more protein. There are 65 different minerals in blue-green algae. [3]

4) All algae’s are single cell organisms. Because they are at the bottom of the food chain they have a powerful affect with helping with diseases like nervous system or brain disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. [4]

5) Algae can repair damaged DNA and help with premature aging and scars.5 There is still research being done on this. This is occurring through stem cell research. [5]

 


[1]García-Casal, M. N., Pereira, A. C., Leets, I., Ramírez, J., & Quiroga, M. F. (2007). High iron content and bioavailability in humans from four species of marine algae. The Journal of nutrition, 137(12), 2691- 2695.

[2] Alexander, P., Bacq, Z. M., Cousens, S. F., Fox, M., Herve, A., & Lazar, J. (1955). Mode of action of some substances which protect against the lethal effects of X-rays. Radiation Research, 2(4), 392-415.

[3] Holm-Hansen, O. (1968). Ecology, physiology, and biochemistry of blue-green algae. Annual Reviews in Microbiology, 22(1), 47-70.

[4] Lim, G. P., Calon, F., Morihara, T., Yang, F., Teter, B., Ubeda, O., … & Cole, G. M. (2005). A diet enriched with the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid reduces amyloid burden in an aged Alzheimer mouse model. The Journal of neuroscience, 25(12), 3032-3040.

[5] Britt, A. B. (1996). DNA damage and repair in plants. Annual review of plant biology, 47(1), 75-100.

Interested in learning even more about living foods?

We are thrilled about the launch of the Hippocrates Lifestyle Online Program. There are people who have been following us for 2 decades or more, who could not get to the institute, and who are trying their best to live healthy lifestyles, but now, with the online program, are able to see the difference living the Hippocrates Lifestyle is making for their health, their weight, their longevity, their family, their budget, their energy levels, etc… They now know the ins and outs of living the Hippocrates Lifestyle. They now have the tips and tools from Executive Chef Ken on how to prepare food, they now have shopping lists, meal plans and check lists of what to do and eat when. 

We have experts who are contributing exclusively to the Hippocrates Lifestyle Online Program in their areas of expertise such as water Gerald Pollack, author of Beyond Solid, Vapor and Liquid, and Dr. Williams, expert in Phytonutrients from the Linus Pauling Institute. The list goes on and on. If you would like to see the full scope of our contributors enter your name and email address and we will send you the syllabus. 

We now have over 100 people in 15 different countries who are on their way to emerging into their optimal selves through health and alignment with nature. 

The Hippocrates Lifestyle Online Program is extensive and it is growing (pardon the pun). You will benefit from the Hippocrates online program whether you are a beginner or in the medical field. In this 10-month, certificate based program you will get:

• 50 hours of exclusive videos + audio and video interviews with experts from around the world

• Live conference calls to get your questions answered 

• Educational PDFs and infographics

• Delicious, living food video demos, recipes and meal plans

• The latest in exercise science for longevity and optimal health

• Lifestyle coaching techniques to support you to live the Hippocrates Lifestyle

• Expert sprouting and gardening tips

• Science and research on phytonutrients, enzymes, hormones, and all aspects of an optimally healthy lifestyle

• Connect with other online students for community and support

• Transformational keys to learning: The Hippocrates Lifestyle – why celebrities, pro athletes, and top Doctors have come to the Institute over the last 60 years to learn best practices from us

The cost of the Hippocrates Lifestyle Online Program is $2,250, Hipppocrates Alumni $1,595, Hippocrates Health Educators $995. Additionally, upon completion of the Online Program participants receive a 20% discount off of the 3-week Life Transformation Program at the Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. 

If you have more questions please contact us at: onlineprograms@hippocratesinst.org or call us on 561.227.7363

All of our groups have sold out this year. If you are interested in joining our group for September 12th group, enroll to reserve your spot. If you have questions, please contact us at 561.227.7363

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Vitamin D Simplified http://hippocratesinst.org/vitamin-d-simplified Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:56:44 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=61659 Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin, which is a fat-soluble vitamin that functions as a prohormone (hormone precursor). Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin from 7-dehydrocholesterol after exposure to UVB rays. Vitamin D3 (also known as cholecalciferol) occurs naturally in small amounts in foods such as, sunflower sprouts, fenugreek sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, basil and […]

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Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin, which is a fat-soluble vitamin that functions as a prohormone (hormone precursor). Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin from 7-dehydrocholesterol after exposure to UVB rays. Vitamin D3 (also known as cholecalciferol) occurs naturally in small amounts in foods such as, sunflower sprouts, fenugreek sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, basil and sweet potatoes. Vitamin D itself is biologically inactive, and must undergo two hydroxylation reactions to become active. Vitamin D is first hydroxylated in the liver to form 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH] D). It is further hydroxylated in the kidneys to 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1, 25[OH] 2D), the biologically active form of the vitamin.

Vitamin D has many benefits:

  • Enhances the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphorus
  • Promotes bone mineralization
  • Involved in regulating serum calcium and phosphorus levels.
  • Plays a role in neuromuscular function
  • Influences cellular growth and differentiation.
  • Modulator of immune function, vitamin D may help prevent both infections and autoimmune diseases.
  • Inhibits cancer growth through multiple mechanisms; it inhibits IGF-1 (insulin growth factor) stimulated growth; it arrests the cancer cell growth cycle. Also, many cancer cells have vitamin D receptors, which inhibit cell growth when bound to vitamin D.

One of the leading vitamin D researchers, Dr. Michael Holick, estimates that 50 percent of the general population is at risk of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency. Severe vitamin D deficiency in children causes rickets, which is characterized by softening and deformities of bones, muscle weakness, and dental abnormalities. Vitamin D deficiency in adults causes osteomalacia, which is characterized by softening of bones, bone pain, and muscle weakness. Arm and leg muscle weakness may be an early sign of vitamin D deficiency, and severe impairment of muscle function may occur before any signs of bone disease develop.[1],[2] Other manifestations of vitamin D deficiency may include chronic low back pain, diffuse aches and pains and fatigue.[3],[4]

Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency [5],[6] include living above 35 degrees latitude or in areas with tall buildings or a lot of atmospheric pollution;[7] being elderly or obese; having dark skin; avoiding sunlight exposure (by staying indoors, wearing protective clothing outdoors, using sunscreen); having low dietary vitamin D intake; having a condition that causes malabsorption (such as primary biliary cirrhosis, Crohn’s disease, pancreatic insufficiency, small-intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or a history of gastrointestinal surgery);[8],[9],[10]; being an ethnic minority living in Europe;[11],[12]and being an exclusively breast-fed infant not receiving vitamin D supplements.

The association between living at high latitude and vitamin D deficiency is due to the fact that at high latitudes the angle of the sunlight is very oblique. As a result, the light must pass through more ozone, which absorbs the wavelengths that stimulate cutaneous vitamin D synthesis. The association between air pollution and vitamin D deficiency results from the fact that ultraviolet light is blocked by air pollutants. The association between advancing age and vitamin D deficiency is due in part to a decreased capacity of aging skin to synthesize vitamin D. The association between obesity and low vitamin D status can be explained by decreased bioavailability of vitamin D from cutaneous and dietary sources because of its deposition in body fat.[13]

Sunlight exposure is a great source of vitamin D because the sun provides beneficial UVB wavelengths that are needed to optimize your levels. Once you get the proper amount of sunlight, your body will stop producing vitamin D because of its self-regulating mechanism. Expose yourself to direct sunlight for short periods of time to produce vitamin D3. Fair-skinned people can potentially max out their vitamin D production in just 10 to 20 minutes. However, if you have darker skin, you likely need to remain in the sun longer. If you plan to be in the sun for longer periods of time, I recommend using a safe sunblock such as Obvita Organic Sunscreen from Hippocrates.

If you get sunburned, aloe vera or argentyn silver gel are some of the best remedies to help repair your skin. The aloe has gel inside that is loaded with powerful glyconutrients that will help induce healing. When UVB rays hit the surface of your skin, your skin will then convert a cholesterol derivative, which will turn into vitamin D3. It can take up to 48 hours before the vitamin D3 penetrates into your bloodstream. If you shower immediately after sun exposure, you risk washing away the vitamin D3 formed by your skin and potentially reduce the benefits of sun exposure.

While those living in tropical regions have an abundance of sunshine, there are individuals who hardly have exposure, especially in most of the continental US. It doesn’t make much sense to expose your skin to the sun when the temperature is lower than 50 degrees F, which has a scarcity of UVB rays. This occurs a lot in most regions in the United States.

In addition, some studies have suggested that maintaining serum 25(OH) D levels in an “optimal” range could enhance bone health, dental health, and lower-extremity function, and reduce the risk of falls, fractures, some cancers, and possibly certain autoimmune diseases. An integrative medical doctor can assess what your optimal vitamin D levels should be, based on your specific needs.

To order your vitamin D: http://hippocratesinst.org/shop/vegan-d3-spray

 

[1] Glerup H, Mikkelsen K, Poulsen L, et al. Hypovitaminosis D myopathy without biochemical signs of osteomalacic bone involvement. Calcif Tissue Int 2000;66:419–424.

[2] Prabhala A, Garg R, Dandona P. Severe myopathy associated with vitamin D deficiency in western New York. Arch Intern Med 2000;160:1199–1203.

[3] Al Faraj S, Al Mutairi K. Vitamin D deficiency and chronic low back pain in Saudi Arabia. Spine 2003;28:177–179.

[4] Gloth FM III, Lindsay JM, Zelesnick LB, Greenough WB III. Can vitamin D deficiency produce an unusual pain syndrome? Arch Intern Med 1991;151:1662–1664.

[5] Bergstrom WH. Calciferol deficiency here and now. Am J Dis Child 1975;129:1137–1138.

[6] Ziegler EE, Hollis BW, Nelson SE, Jeter JM. Vitamin D deficiency in breast-fed infants in Iowa. Pediatrics 2006;118:603–610.

[7] Agarwal KS, Mughal MZ, Upadhyay P, et al. The impact of atmospheric pollution on vitamin D status of infants and toddlers in Delhi, India. Arch Dis Child 2002;87:111–113.

[8] Sitrin M, Meredith S, Rosenberg IH. Vitamin D deficiency and bone disease in gastrointestinal disorders. Arch Intern Med 1978;138:886–888.

[9] Kozawa K, Imawari M, Shimazu H, et al. Vitamin D status after total gastrectomy. Dig Dis Sci 1984;29:411–416.

[10] Hill M. Normal and pathological microbial flora of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Scand J Gastroenterol 1985;Suppl III:1–5.

[11] Ellis G, Woodhead JS, Cooke WT. Serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-D concentrations in adolescent boys. Lancet 1977;1:825–828.

[12] Datta S, Alfaham M, Davies DP, et al. Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women from a non-European ethnic minority population—an interventional study. BJOG 2002;109:905–908.

[13] Wortsman J, Matsuoka LY, Chen TC, et al. Decreased bioavailability of vitamin D in obesity. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72:690–693.

 

Article by Tom Fisher RN, BA

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How to Kill Weeds Without Damaging Your Soil http://hippocratesinst.org/how-to-kill-weeds-without-damaging-your-soil Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:10:48 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=61388 The earth does not like to be naked. If you leave the earth naked it will clothe itself – with weeds. The solution in the garden is to clothe the earth around your plants with some sort of ground cover to help suppress the growth of any weeds. The best type of ground cover is […]

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The earth does not like to be naked. If you leave the earth naked it will clothe itself – with weeds. The solution in the garden is to clothe the earth around your plants with some sort of ground cover to help suppress the growth of any weeds. The best type of ground cover is cardboard and mulch. 

Start by laying down a few layers of cardboard between your plants.

Then, cover the cardboard with thick layers of shredded wood chips to act as a mulch. Use a natural organic mulch that has not been treated with stains or colors. This will suppress the growth of weeds. This will also extend your growing season by creating a blanket on the ground keeping the soil cooler in the hot summer months and warmer in the colder months. The cardboard and mulch will allow water and air through so the soil can breathe and drink. This blanket also creates a more hospitable environment for earthworms further enriching the soil. The cardboard and mulch will eventually decompose and need to be reapplied. This “composting-in-place” will add more nutrients to the soil.

Some manual weeding will still need to be done. Plan on spending fifteen minutes every day in your garden pulling weeds. The key is consistency here. If you remove weeds on a regular basis they will not get deeply rooted and will not get a chance to get out of control. View this activity not as a chore but rather, as a pleasure. This is actually very therapeutic and good physical exercise. You will find that you enjoy it once you get out there – especially when you see the results and can take pride in your efforts.

Another solution for weeds is to create a salt spray. Here is the recipe:

1 gallon of vinegar

1 cup of salt (this can be table salt, Epsom salts, or pool salts)

1 Tablespoon of natural liquid dish soap

Using a long spoon mix all ingredients well in a bucket until all the salt is dissolved. Using a funnel pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray on all the leaf surfaces of the weeds on a sunny, dry day. This is a safe, natural, and effective alternative to toxic herbicides. Use on weeds in the cracks of your sidewalk or driveway or other areas where you do not wish anything to grow for a few months. This solution will kill the weeds but, it does not damage the soil. The effects of this salt spray will eventually wear off and will need to be occasionally reapplied as needed.

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Why Choose Plant-Based Supplements? http://hippocratesinst.org/why-choose-plant-based-supplements Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:43:21 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=60704 Nutritional supplements have a role to play in keeping our immune systems healthy, but at least 90 percent of the nutriceuticals being sold today, rather than being directly extracted from plant sources, are fabricated by pharmaceutical companies, which mix petrochemicals with other synthetic chemicals. We recommend only using nutriceuticals that are whole food supplements, directly […]

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Nutritional supplements have a role to play in keeping our immune systems healthy, but at least 90 percent of the nutriceuticals being sold today, rather than being directly extracted from plant sources, are fabricated by pharmaceutical companies, which mix petrochemicals with other synthetic chemicals.

We recommend only using nutriceuticals that are whole food supplements, directly produced from food, herbs, enzymes, and their derivatives. These contain all of the cofactor constituents, the combination of nutrients that produce a positive synergistic effect that synthetic chemicals cannot duplicate.

Interested in learning even more about plant-based supplements?

We are thrilled about the launch of the Hippocrates Lifestyle Online Program. There are people who have been following us for 2 decades or more, who could not get to the institute, and who are trying their best to live healthy lifestyles, but now, with the online program, are able to see the difference living the Hippocrates Lifestyle is making for their health, their weight, their longevity, their family, their budget, their energy levels, etc… They now know the ins and outs of living the Hippocrates Lifestyle. They now have the tips and tools from Executive Chef Ken on how to prepare food, they now have shopping lists, meal plans and check lists of what to do and eat when. 

We have experts who are contributing exclusively to the Hippocrates Lifestyle Online Program in their areas of expertise such as water Gerald Pollack, author of Beyond Solid, Vapor and Liquid, and Dr. Williams, expert in Phytonutrients from the Linus Pauling Institute. The list goes on and on. If you would like to see the full scope of our contributors enter your name and email address and we will send you the syllabus. 

We now have over 100 people in 15 different countries who are on their way to emerging into their optimal selves through health and alignment with nature. 

The Hippocrates Lifestyle Online Program is extensive and it is growing (pardon the pun). You will benefit from the Hippocrates online program whether you are a beginner or in the medical field. In this 10-month, certificate based program you will get:

• 50 hours of exclusive videos + audio and video interviews with experts from around the world

• Live conference calls to get your questions answered 

• Educational PDFs and infographics

• Delicious, living food video demos, recipes and meal plans

• The latest in exercise science for longevity and optimal health

• Lifestyle coaching techniques to support you to live the Hippocrates Lifestyle

• Expert sprouting and gardening tips

• Science and research on phytonutrients, enzymes, hormones, and all aspects of an optimally healthy lifestyle

• Connect with other online students for community and support

• Transformational keys to learning: The Hippocrates Lifestyle – why celebrities, pro athletes, and top Doctors have come to the Institute over the last 60 years to learn best practices from us

The cost of the Hippocrates Lifestyle Online Program is $2,250, Hipppocrates Alumni $1,595, Hippocrates Health Educators $995. Additionally, upon completion of the Online Program participants receive a 20% discount off of the 3-week Life Transformation Program at the Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. 

If you have more questions please contact us at: onlineprograms@hippocratesinst.org or call us on 561.227.7363

All of our groups have sold out this year. If you are interested in joining our group for September 12th group, enroll to reserve your spot. If you have questions, please contact us at 561.227.7363

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Cream of Asparagus Soup http://hippocratesinst.org/cream-of-asparagus-soup Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:56:59 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=60585 Ingredients: 5 C. Nut Cream (1/2 Almond – 1/2 Pine Nut) 1 Bunch Asparagus (no leaves) 4 Stalks Celery 3/4 T. Garlic Powder 1/4 Sweet Onion 1.5 T. Kelp Powder 1.5 T. Dried Thyme 1/2 T. Frontier Pizza Seasoning 1 oz Lemon Juice Technique: In a blender, combine lemon juice, spices, celery, onion and cream*. […]

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Ingredients:

5 C. Nut Cream (1/2 Almond – 1/2 Pine Nut)

1 Bunch Asparagus (no leaves)

4 Stalks Celery

3/4 T. Garlic Powder

1/4 Sweet Onion

1.5 T. Kelp Powder

1.5 T. Dried Thyme

1/2 T. Frontier Pizza Seasoning

1 oz Lemon Juice

Technique:

  1. In a blender, combine lemon juice, spices, celery, onion and cream*.
  2. Blend for 20 seconds and set aside.
  3. Take 1/2 of asparagus and chop very fine by hand or in food processor.
  4. Take the other 1/2 of asparagus and slice thin or a bias.
  5. Combine asparagus with creamy broth and enjoy.

 

*Directions for Nut Cream

Soak almonds and pine nuts overnight. Rinse and discard water.

Blend 1 cup almonds with 1 cup water and squeeze through sprout/nut milk bag.

Blend 1 cup pine nuts with 1 cup water and squeeze through sprout/nut milk bag.

Continue this alternating process until you reach the 5 cups needed for the recipe.

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Dig Deeper: Your Sleep Environment http://hippocratesinst.org/dig-deeper-your-sleep-environment Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:41:24 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=60479 We spend a 1/3 of our life sleeping, this means you spend more time in your bedroom and more specifically on your mattress that anywhere else in your home! Creating a good sleep environment is actually crucial to the quality of sleep that you experience. In the past we’re discussed tips to achieving better sleep, […]

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We spend a 1/3 of our life sleeping, this means you spend more time in your bedroom and more specifically on your mattress that anywhere else in your home!

Creating a good sleep environment is actually crucial to the quality of sleep that you experience. In the past we’re discussed tips to achieving better sleep, and one of those tips was to create a sleep oasis. Now, we’re going to go over the main tips to making that oasis happen.

Keep it Cool!

One of the biggest factors to a good night’s sleep is keeping your environment cool. We’ve dug into how heat affects sleep, and what we found is that your body naturally cools down at night but there is evidence to show that a cool room can help trigger your body’s natural reaction and get you into your sleep cycle faster. Keeping the thermostat at a comfortable temperature between 65 and 72 degrees at night helps create your sleep oasis.

The Right Mattress

This is where sleep magic happens, and you need the right mattress to ensure you experience the best night’s sleep. You want a mattress that is able to offer you proper posture, comfort and high quality natural ingredients. The only mattress we’ve found that fits the bill is the Essentia natural memory foam mattress, it addresses the 6 key elements of whole body recovery while being made with natural and organic ingredients. This is why it is the only Hippocrates approved mattress, and what you will sleep on when you join us on campus.

Clean Air

Your central nervous system can go into overdrive when exposed to toxins and chemicals at night, you want to be sure that your body spends less time fighting these external elements and more time healing itself. A traditional mattress can emit up to 61 different chemicals that you would breathe in at night. Choose a mattress, like an Essentia, that offers a clean air environment so that you aren’t breathing in harmful chemicals.

You’ll also want to bring some of the outdoors inside! Having plants in your room can help clean and purify your indoor air. Also, seeing green plants daily offers a peaceful quality to your room and for some can even help reduce stress. Some of the best indoor plants to purify the air are Snake Plant, Aloe Vera, Bamboo palm and Bromeliads.

Complete Darkness 

The amount of light in your bedroom impacts how well you sleep. First off, you want to be sure you ditch the electronics in the bedroom. Artificial light, and especially TVs which emit blue light, trick your body into thinking that it should be up so it produces less melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone that promotes sleep, which is what you want! Try to create a healthy sleep habit by powering down all electronics at least 1 to 2 hours before bedtime. Drink some tea and read a book, this will really help to get your body and mind ready for sleep. If you must have your cell phone next to the bed, be sure to place it screen side down on the table so that the blue light emitted from incoming messages or notifications does not interrupt your sleep cycle.

Keep Bedroom Activities to a Minimum

In creating your sleep oasis, you want your bedroom to be used for only the activities that should be happening there like sleep. Meaning you don’t want the bedroom to become a multipurpose area, for example if you have the space in the house keep work to the office or other area. You don’t want your bedroom to become associated with a work scenario that can keep your mind racing and prevent you from fully relaxing in your bedroom space.

While implementing each of these suggestions at once may seem daunting, remember that most are simple changes that are essentially good sleep habits. The more good sleep habits you practice the closer you are to experiencing nightly nirvana!

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Wildly Well http://hippocratesinst.org/wildly-well Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:14:59 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=60460 Hippocrates is my new best friend, both the Greek philosopher and Hippocrates Health Institute. These two, though separated by centu-ries, have lots in common. Each sport the same name and echo the same sentiments with their joint mantra, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I’m tipping my hat to Hippocrates from […]

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Hippocrates is my new best friend, both the Greek philosopher and Hippocrates Health Institute. These two, though separated by centu-ries, have lots in common. Each sport the same name and echo the same sentiments with their joint mantra, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I’m tipping my hat to Hippocrates from 400 BC for being eons ahead of his time in understanding how vital the food we eat is to our health. Now, in the 21st century, the Florida institute is just as cutting edge with its alternative mind, body, spirit approach to health and wellness.

I found my way to an awareness of how critical their common messages are when I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2011. My initial diagnosis was stage 2 cancer in my right breast. When visiting another facility for a second opinion, I came away with a “buy-one, get-one”diagnosis of a more advanced cancer in my left breast. Not the kind of deal I was seeking in that second opinion.

But here’s the good news. My body didn’t know anything about stages of cancer or scary diagnoses and it wasn’t impressed with them. After initial rounds of radiation (which I would not do today if I could revisit that choice) and a wild ride on the fear train that Western allopathic medicine put me on, I began to listen to my inner knowing. I became my own health advocate and researched the treatments that were being recommended to me by my oncologist, along with their side effects, as well as researching what else was out there that had worked for others, all without a horrendous assault on my body and its immune system. Chemotherapy was counterintuitive to me. Why would I decimate the very system that I would need to support my healing? I also gave a big thumbs down to a five-year regimen of “after-care” drugs with side effects that rivaled those of any terrifying pharmaceutical commercial on TV. As you can imagine, I was not a popular patient in the Western medicine community.

I knew that if I wasn’t going to follow the standard treatment recommendations, I needed to go full speed ahead with my desire to heal my body, with or without the blessings of my oncologist. I also knew that I was going to have to get clear on what wasn’t working in my life that set up my health challenge in the first place. I found a holistic M.D. who changed things radically. First up was a major diet shift. Goodbye to sugar, dairy and meat and hello to acupuncture, high dose Vitamin C IV therapy, infrared saunas and a strong recommendation that I get to the Hippocrates Health Institute.

That’s where my serious healing began. The, three-week,Life Transformation Program was aptly named as it was truly a transformative experience. Here’s where I learned how to implement all the pieces of a mind, body, spirit approach to healing. I was reminded that I was responsible for my life as well as my healing. Hippocrates’ part was to provide the resources I needed that were the foundation of that journey. My time there was filled with the most spectacular array of colorful raw food, nutritious green juices, wheatgrass shots and sprouts of every variety. There were classes, therapies, modalities and treatments intentionally designed to support my mind, body and spirit in healing. As a delicious bonus, I met magnificent people from all over the world who were there to do what I came to do, heal.There were also wise, out-of -the-box types who didn’t have a health challenge but wanted to pursue optimal wellness.

I returned from Hippocrates with a passion for implementing the things that I’d learned. I began a business with a friend who was so inspired with my experience there that she became a Hippocrates Health Educator. Together, Myra Harper and I have a health and wellness business called “Be Wild and Well.” We offer coaching, webinars, and workshops designed to help others make changes in diet and lifestyle, one bite at a time. We’re known as the, “Wild Women of Wellness.” For those of you who are asking the obvious question, “Am I cancer free?” I thankfully answer, “Yes, I am.”I don’t have cancer and cancer doesn’t have me. The American Cancer Society has cancer and they can keep it. To Hippocrates Health Institute and Hippocrates, the Greek Philosopher, from centuries ago, thank you. I am well… wildly well!

 

By Jeanne Looper Smith

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8 Ways to Manage Bugs in the Garden http://hippocratesinst.org/8-ways-to-manage-bugs-in-the-garden Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:38:11 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=60430   Bugs are a reality of life in the garden. However, if left unchecked these pesky insects can spoil all your hard work by devouring much of your delicious food before you have the chance to enjoy it. However, there are some natural remedies to these pesky insects that are totally non-toxic to humans and […]

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Bugs are a reality of life in the garden. However, if left unchecked these pesky insects can spoil all your hard work by devouring much of your delicious food before you have the chance to enjoy it. However, there are some natural remedies to these pesky insects that are totally non-toxic to humans and do not damage the environment.

1) Install a bird house – a single Barn Swallow will eat about 850 insects a day.

2) Install a bat house – a single bat will eat about 1000 insects an hour or 6000 to 8000 in a single night.

3) Beneficial Insects – Releasing Lady Bugs or Praying Mantis into your garden is a very effective means of controlling aphids, mealy bugs, leaf worms, and many other pests. You can order beneficial insects online and have them shipped live to your house from several companies such as buglogical.com.

4) Companion Plants – Plant a hedge of marigolds around the perimeter of your garden to help keep away harmful insects. Plant another concentric hedge of basil around the perimeter of your garden to help repel rabbits. Planting garlic and onion between your other plants will confuse bugs.

5) Garlic & Pepper Spray – Protect your garden plants from cabbageworms, caterpillars, hornworms, aphids, flea beetles and other chewing/sucking insects by routinely using a natural spray that you can make at home. Brew up a batch as follows:

6 cloves of garlic
1 cup hot peppers
1 minced onion
1 Tbsp. natural liquid dish soap
2 cups water

Add all ingredients except the soap and blend. Strain, mix in soap and use as spray. Make sure you treat the underside of the leaves because that is where the bugs hide. The spray must be reapplied once every two weeks or more often if it rains. Ground cayenne or red hot pepper powder can also be sprinkled on the leaves of plants (apply when leaves are slightly damp) to repel chewing insects or added to the planting hole with bone meal or fertilizer to keep squirrels, chipmunks, dogs and other mammals away from your gardens. Be sure to reapply after rain.

6) Diatomaceous Earth – can be sprinkled in the garden (or in the house) to control ants. This product comes from the sea and is used as a fine powder. It is harmless to humans as long as you do not breathe the airborne fine powder.

7) Mint – planted as a hedge around the garden (or around the perimeter of your house) interferes with the sense of smell of ants keeping them away.

8)Limestone – Buffer the pH of your garden with limestone to deter slugs.The presence of slugs indicates that your soil is too acidic. 

 

Article by Brian Hetrich, Greenhouse Manager

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Visit HHI with a Translator http://hippocratesinst.org/visit-hhi-with-a-translator Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:28:21 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=59998 Now non english speakers can visit HHI with ease when they book their stay through a translator during a specific time frame. Please see the groups we have coming up below. If you or someone you know is interested, please reach out to the translator directly.   German Group: October 9 – October 29 Hema […]

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Now non english speakers can visit HHI with ease when they book their stay through a translator during a specific time frame. Please see the groups we have coming up below. If you or someone you know is interested, please reach out to the translator directly.

 

German Group:

October 9 – October 29

Hema Kawohlus – Organizer/Translator

hema@51harmony.com

 

French Groups

October

23 october – 12 nov 2016

French group with Carole Dougoud

caroledougoud@icloud.com

 

11 AU 31 DECEMBRE 2016

9 AU 29 JUILLET 2017

Contact: Monica Peloquin,

Agent Senior depuis 26 annees

(514) 288-0449

www.instituthippocrate.com

monica.peloquin@gmail.com

monica@instituthippocrate.com

 

11 AU 31 DÉC 2016

5 AU 25 FÉV 2017

InstitutHippocrates.com—Bien­venue à toute

la francophonie !

Contact Québec et Amérique: Roxane Vézina,

ing., éducatrice santé

Montréal: (514) 914-0222 Québec: (418) 670-4234

roxane@InstitutHippocrates.com

Contact France, Europe:

Dany Culaud 09 61 45 13 22

ou 06 19 95 65 95

www.danyculaud.fr

dany.culaud@seme-la-vie.fr

 

15 JANV – 4 FÉV 2017

Contact en France :

Claudine Richard (33) 06 74 93 04 96

www.naturopathie-alimenta­tion-vivante.net

revitalisation@wanadoo.fr

Marie-Christine L’Hermitte

Tél. (33) 06 11 44 24 81 (33) 04 66 75 28 14

mclhermitte30@gmail.com

www.mclhermitte.stemtechbiz.com

www.mcl-nutrition.com

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