Hippocrates Health Institute http://hippocratesinst.org Just another WordPress site Tue, 03 May 2016 20:19:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.7 Broccoli Shiitake Arame http://hippocratesinst.org/broccoli-shiitake-arame http://hippocratesinst.org/broccoli-shiitake-arame#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:04:09 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=46922 Looking for longevity food? Look no further than this nutrient dense, broccoli rich, hearty meal. Yield:4-6 servings 1 Bunch (4 stalks) Broccoli Florets (chopped in ½ inch pieces) 2 Japanese Shiitake Mushrooms 1 C. Arame, Soaked 1/4 C. Daikon, Shredded 1/4 C. Carrot, Shredded 1/4 C. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos 1/4 C. Sesame Ginger Dressing In a medium sized bowl, […]

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Looking for longevity food? Look no further than this nutrient dense, broccoli rich, hearty meal.

Yield:4-6 servings

1 Bunch (4 stalks) Broccoli Florets (chopped in ½ inch pieces)

2 Japanese Shiitake Mushrooms

1 C. Arame, Soaked

1/4 C. Daikon, Shredded

1/4 C. Carrot, Shredded

1/4 C. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

1/4 C. Sesame Ginger Dressing

  1. In a medium sized bowl, toss the broccoli, shitakes, daikon, carrot, and soaked arame.
  2. Add the dressing and the Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.
  3. Toss again to mix thoroughly.

 

Sesame Ginger Dressing

1/4 C. Fresh Lemon Juice

1.5 In. Fresh Ginger Root

1/4 C. Raw Sesame Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Large Garlic Clove

1 T. Kelp Powder

1 Pinch Cayenne

 

  1. Place in a blender and blend on high until well blended.

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Anti-Aging Foods and Beyond http://hippocratesinst.org/anti-aging-foods-and-beyond http://hippocratesinst.org/anti-aging-foods-and-beyond#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:11:58 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=46875 By Brian Hetrich What causes us to age? Scientist who study Gerontology are not exactly sure. Some believe it is due to genetics, exposure to the sun, breathing, eating, or some kind of predetermined biological clock. One thing gerontologists all agree on is that that chronological age has little bearing on biological age. In other […]

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By Brian Hetrich

What causes us to age? Scientist who study Gerontology are not exactly sure. Some believe it is due to genetics, exposure to the sun, breathing, eating, or some kind of predetermined biological clock. One thing gerontologists all agree on is that that chronological age has little bearing on biological age. In other words, the number of years you have walked on this planet is not necessarily an indicator of how old you will look and feel. These scientists who study longevity say that what has the greatest impact on your biological age is diet and lifestyle.

According to geneticist Richard Cawthon and his colleagues at the University of Utah the causes of aging in persons over the age of 60 can be narrowed down to these four factors:

  1. Telomere shortening                  4%
  2. Oxidative stress                      44%
  3. Glycation                                46%
  4. Chronological age                     6%

Telomere Shortening (4%)

Telomeres are sequences of nucleic acids extending from the ends of chromosomes and acting to maintain their integrity. Think of it as the little plastic tip on the end of your shoelaces. Every time a cell replicates itself the plastic tip gets a little shorter. The telomeres that translate the information required to replicate an identical youthful cell are shortened–creating a “lost in translation” scenario that leads to the cellular damage and ultimate cellular death and is we call “aging.”

The rate of telomere shortening in humans varies from person to person. Therefore, you might consider this factor as genetic or something we inherit from our parents. But, is the rate of telomere decay something we can change? Scientists have recently discovered an enzyme called “telomerase” that can not only slow down telomere shortening but, actually reverse it. This enzyme is found in humans and also in certain plants.

Dr. Dean Ornish found in his research that just three months on a whole-food, plant-based diet, coupled with exercise, could significantly boost telomerase activity. This is the only intervention that had been shown to do so. In a five year follow up study he found that those who changed their diet and lifestyle to healthier options actually grew their telomeres while those who did not in a control group predictably saw their telomeres shrink with age.

Oxidative Stress (44%)

Oxidants are highly reactive substances containing oxygen which cause free radical damage to DNA, proteins, and lipids (fats.) Free radicals steal electrons/energy and are called acidic or oxidizing (which means to burn up, break down, rust, decay.) A free radical is an unstable molecule that is missing an electron making it unstable and deficient in energy. Free radicals cause cellular damage which can lead to wrinkles and dry, sagging skin and they pre-maturely age you. While smoking is a primary source of free radicals they also come from drinking alcohol, air pollution, radiation, stress, coffee, processed food and food cooked above certain temperatures

Free radicals are like energy vampires which attack and snatch energy (electrons) from other cells to satisfy themselves thereby making new free radicals. This chain reaction process continues until these free radical energy vampires encounter an antioxidant which has extra energy in the form of spare electrons. The antioxidant will happily give up its spare electrons in order to neutralize the free radical. Things that are healthy contribute electrons/energy and are called alkalizing or reducing.

The “total antioxidant capacity” in foods is called the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC.) Foods that are high in phytonutrients such as chlorophyll, lycopene, and beta-carotene have the highest ORAC value. Foods that have the most phytonutrients are whole, raw sprouts, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices. These are the anti-aging foods. Here are the foods with the highest ORAC value:

Food & ORAC

Spices  (Cloves)                       314,446

Herbs (Oregano dried)            200,129

Chaga mushrooms                   110,400

Acai berry                               102,700

Goji berries                                25,300

Pecans                                       17,940

Beans                                          8,000

Pistachio nuts                              7,983

Plums                                          7,581

Lentils                                         7,282

Blueberries                                  6,552

Blackberries                                5,347

Garlic, raw                                  5,346

Cilantro                                       5,141

Raspberries                                  4,882

Almonds                                     4,454

Dill                                              4,392

Apples, red delicious                  4,275

Strawberries                                3,577

Cherries                                       3,365

Cabbage, red                               3,145

Broccoli                                       3,083

Pears                                            2,941

Lettuce, red leaf                          2,380

Alfalfa sprouts                            1,510

There are no antioxidants found in beef, chicken, fish, cheese, eggs, milk or any animal products.

Glycation (46%)

Chemical changes occurs when we apply heat to food. This creates acidic toxins including carcinogens, mutagens, and twisted proteins, twisted carbohydrates, and twisted fats. This results in Advanced Glycation End Products (AGE’s.)

Glycation happens when glucose, the main sugar we use as energy, binds to some of our DNA, proteins, and lipids, leaving them unable to do their jobs. The problem becomes worse as we get older, causing body tissues to malfunction, resulting in disease and accelerated aging. AGEs are also formed by high sugar consumption. The best way to avoid glycation is to eat a whole food plant-based minimally processed diet.

Chronological Age (6%)

There are certain risk factors that increase over time such as the accidental exposure to infectious diseases. These risk factors can be mitigated by doing things that will boost your immune system.

Calorie Restriction

Every single research study that has ever been conducted on longevity shows that calorie restriction increases lifespan. In fact, when the calorie intake is cut in half the lifespan of certain test animals doubles. And, when you cut the calories in half and fast one day a week the lifespan triples. Every time you eat food, even the most nutritious food, the digestive process causes some degree of oxidative stress on the body. Simple foods are easier to digest than complex foods. The simplest foods are plant-based. The higher you eat up the food chain the more difficult it is for the body to digest.

However, it is important to insure that you are getting enough vitamins, minerals, protein and essential fatty acids. If you are going to cut your calorie intake in half you must make sure you are eating a very nutrient rich diet. This type of diet is called the Calorie Restricted Optimal Nutrition (CRON) diet. The most nutritious food on land are sprouts. The most nutritious food in fresh water is blue-green algae, spirulina and chlorella. The most nutritious food in the ocean are sea vegetables.

Conclusion

When carefully examining all the factors that cause us to age it turns out that genetics play a very small role. We tend to inherit our parents habits more than we inherit their genes. The things that have the greatest impact on your biological age is diet and lifestyle. Foods with the most antioxidents have the greatest effect on reversing pre-mature aging in humans. Other lifestyle factors play an important role in logevity as well. In summary, here are the top ten natural anti-aging strategies:

  1. Eat a whole food plant based minimally processed diet
  2. Regular Fasting
  3. Blue-green algae, spirulina and/or chlorella
  4. Reduced stress
  5. Pure Water
  6. Exercise
  7. Sunshine
  8. Fresh Air
  9. Adequate Rest
  10. Positive Thinking

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Celebrating Earth Day http://hippocratesinst.org/celebrating-earth-day http://hippocratesinst.org/celebrating-earth-day#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:54:41 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=45649 Earth day is celebrated every year on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year on Earth Day the United States and 120 other countries will sign the landmark Paris Agreement which sets into motion key components of the climate protection treaty adopted in 2015 by the United Nations. To commemorate Earth Day […]

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Earth day is celebrated every year on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year on Earth Day the United States and 120 other countries will sign the landmark Paris Agreement which sets into motion key components of the climate protection treaty adopted in 2015 by the United Nations.

To commemorate Earth Day 2016, Hippocrates Health Institute will conduct a tree planting ceremony outside Wigmore Hall at 2:34 PM. Every mature tree produces enough oxygen for two to ten people. The papaya tree we will plant joins several dozen other papaya trees on our fifty acre campus along with thousands of other ornamental and fruiting trees.

In addition to producing oxygen papaya is one of the rare trees that provides fruit all year round. This ripened fruit of this tropical tree tastes sweet, a bit like cantaloupe or pineapple. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and B vitamins. The papaya also contains an amino acid called papain or papaya proteinase which is crucial in producing the human growth hormones promoting cell rejuvenation and rebuilding cells in the liver, muscles and bones. It is good for digestion, hair and skin and has traditionally been used for:

  • Prostate health
  • Heart health
  • Constipation
  • Inflammation
  • Asthma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Macular Degeneration

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A Place of Inspiration http://hippocratesinst.org/a-place-of-inspiration http://hippocratesinst.org/a-place-of-inspiration#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:25:52 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=45634 By, Rick Klepal Brian Clement, co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute for the past 38 years has been known to say, “People who discover the health benefits of a living, plant based diet either come to that knowledge from a place of Inspiration or Desperation”. While it is true that countless people have learned to […]

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By, Rick Klepal

Brian Clement, co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute for the past 38 years has been known to say, “People who discover the health benefits of a living, plant based diet either come to that knowledge from a place of Inspiration or Desperation”. While it is true that countless people have learned to reverse series disease with the principals of health taught at places like Hippocrates, there remains a growing number of people who come to learn those same principals without a sense of desperation. They are coming from A Place Of Inspiration.

The Hippocrates Health Institute is a World-renowned education facility located on a peaceful and equally beautiful 55-acre campus in West Palm Beach, Florida. The campus is a lush, tropical and spiritual oasis offering respite in an increasingly chaotic World. For over 60 years, this holistic institute continues to empower people from around the globe to reconnect to their highest well-being. Guests are provided a series of state of the art lectures on natural health, and are provided the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in multiple avenues of healthful living, culminating a new perspective on life. A perspective that is sustainable long after their time at the institute. Life changes which rejuvenate and radiate outward with an apparent glow of health.

My personal experience with Hippocrates began around 10 years ago, when I was facing a cancer diagnosis and my doctor was recommending surgery. Electing instead to restore my health through lifestyle changes, I have done exactly that and have not undergone any conventional treatment. Much more than simply avoiding disease, I believe the lifestyle changes learned at Hippocrates have elevated my overall level of health. I have personally come to know countless people with similar and more dramatic living examples like mine.

At its core the Hippocrates Life Transformation program promotes a plant-based diet made up predominately of “living foods”, meaning freshly harvested sprouting plants. These “living foods” play a dominant role in the meal and vegetable juices served daily. The key phase at Hippocrates underscores the importance in living food very well…

“It is not the food in your life, it is the LIFE in your food”.

While the food and juices at Hippocrates are key components, there is a wide variety of additional health promoting experiences located throughout the campus. Beginning with the Oasis Therapy Center, which is thought of as the “Heart” of the institute. The Oasis creates a nurturing space allowing guest to embrace a new-found personal awareness of their health through a variety of treatments. Beginning with the Mind, the counseling therapies offer a path of enhanced self-awareness and self-love through both group and individual sessions.

The Body therapies include treatments like acupuncture, massage, lymphatic treatments, yoga and more.

It also offers guest the ability to explore advancement in their connection to Spirit including sound therapy imaging, Reiki, meditation and more. And finally, there are the wonderfully rejuvenating services surrounding Detox & Anti-Aging. State of the art salt treatments, body wraps, facials, colonic therapies complete the transformative treatments available, and all with the purest organic ingredients available. Or just relax and enjoy the Dead Sea mineral infused pools coupled with the cleansing effect of one of the many infrared saunas on the campus.

When you combine all that is offered at the institute, a stay at Hippocrates can be one of those vacations where you not only have an amazing time, you also discover profound, lasting and positive change in your life. Weaving together all of the wonderful experiences the Hippocrates Health Institute has to offer is a sense of community. A loving community that I have felt blessed to be part of for nearly 10 years. It is a place, and a community that continues to help me to grow my understanding, and my ability to positively impact my health. And above all, it is a place and a group of people that has truly inspired me. It is a true Place of Inspiration in living a better life.


Rick Klepal is a Commercial Real Estate Investment advisor for Colliers International and lives in West Palm Beach.

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Thai Kelp Noodles http://hippocratesinst.org/thai-kelp-noodles http://hippocratesinst.org/thai-kelp-noodles#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:21:08 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=6836 Yield: 2 Servings  This recipe was inspired by a traditional Thai Noodle dish that would call for peanuts. We substituted with peanuts with raw almond butter which is a much healthier option with no aflatoxins. It’s important to use raw organic almond butter as it makes a big difference with the flavor. When it doubt, […]

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Yield: 2 Servings 

This recipe was inspired by a traditional Thai Noodle dish that would call for peanuts. We substituted with peanuts with raw almond butter which is a much healthier option with no aflatoxins. It’s important to use raw organic almond butter as it makes a big difference with the flavor. When it doubt, add more almond butter!

 

Noodle Ingredients

12 oz. Bag of Kelp Noodles

¾ Cup Shredded Carrot

1/4 Cup. Sliced Red Cabbage

¼ Cup Sliced Scallions

3/4 Cup Batonnet Cucumber (Cucumber Sticks)

2 Tbsp. Chopped Cilantro

3/4 Cup Batonnet Jicama (optional)

Braggs Liquid Aminos (optional)

Sauce:

1 oz Lime Juice

¼ Inch slice Ginger

¼ tsp. Kelp Powder

3 ¼ inch Scallion Bottoms (white portion including roots)

¼ Stalk of Celery

1 Clove Garlic

¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 Cup sliced Carrot

4.5 oz. Raw Organic Almond Butter

2 oz. water

Braggs or Nama Shoyu Optional to taste added to noodles

Method:

  1. Combine all noodle ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Blend all sauce ingredients except almond butter.
  3. Slowly add almond butter as sauce is blending on a low setting.
  4. Add sauce to vegetables and kelp noodles and toss.
  5. Season with Braggs or Nama Shoya to taste.
  6. Garnish with fresh veggies.

This is a recipe by Executive Chef Ken Blue

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Creamy Raw Onion Poppy Dressing http://hippocratesinst.org/creamy-raw-onion-poppy-dressing http://hippocratesinst.org/creamy-raw-onion-poppy-dressing#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:50:20 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=44696 Using hemp from its fiber for clothing to its oil for recipes is a great way to support the environment. Hemp can grow quickly in a variety of soils and climates and is a naturally resilient plant (no need for pesticides)! Yield: About 5 cups. Technique: Combine the following ingredients in a blender. Enough lemon juice to cover […]

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Using hemp from its fiber for clothing to its oil for recipes is a great way to support the environment. Hemp can grow quickly in a variety of soils and climates and is a naturally resilient plant (no need for pesticides)!

Yield: About 5 cups.

Technique:

Combine the following ingredients in a blender.

Enough lemon juice to cover the blades of the blender

-3 Garlic Cloves

-1/4 of a White Onion

-1 ½ Tbsp. Kelp Powder

-1 Pinch of Cayenne

-3 Cups Hemp Seed

Add water to blend till smooth.

After initial blend add 3 Tbsp. of poppy seed and do one final quick blend.

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The Mighty Jackfruit http://hippocratesinst.org/the-mighty-jackfruit http://hippocratesinst.org/the-mighty-jackfruit#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:37:24 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=44677 Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world with some weighing up to 80 pounds! It is native to Southeast Asia but, can be cultivated in any subtropic and tropic part of the world including South Florida. The fruit is high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, potassium and magnesium. It tastes a […]

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Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the world with some weighing up to 80 pounds! It is native to Southeast Asia but, can be cultivated in any subtropic and tropic part of the world including South Florida. The fruit is high in vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, potassium and magnesium. It tastes a little like juicy-fruit gum and has been traditionally used for:

  • Ulcers
  • Abscesses
  • Snakebite
  • Glandular swellings
  • A remedy for skin diseases
  • Asthma
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Healing wounds
  • As a sedative
  • Hangovers
  • Androgenic (male hormone)
  • An aphrodisiac

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Help Our Earth With Organic and Sustainable Apparel http://hippocratesinst.org/help-our-earth-with-organic-and-sustainable-apparel http://hippocratesinst.org/help-our-earth-with-organic-and-sustainable-apparel#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:56:27 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=44668 Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we rally together to support and protect our Earth as we are witnessing the effects of what can happen when our Earth in inundated with too much waste, pollution and toxic goods. Every activity we do throughout the day has some sort of affect on our Mother […]

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Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we rally together to support and protect our Earth as we are witnessing the effects of what can happen when our Earth in inundated with too much waste, pollution and toxic goods.

Every activity we do throughout the day has some sort of affect on our Mother Earth.

Everything from the waste we throw away, to the car we drive, the amount of water and electricity we use, the type of clothing we wear, and the kind of food we eat all play a major role in the health and sustainability of our environment.

To give you an idea of how big of an impact each one of us can have on the Earth just by changing a couple habits, I will share with you an important topic that can have a huge effect on our environment.

THE EFFECTS OUR APPAREL CAN HAVE ON OUR ENVIRONMENT

Being a conscious consumer is important, especially in the clothing we wear. Fabrics such as polyester, nylon, and spandex make up synthetically derived fibers made from petro-chemicals and toxic materials. These materials are harmful to our environment both in their production and in their waste disposal. Over 2,000 chemicals are deployed in the making of our clothing. These chemicals find their way into our air, soil, and waterways during manufacture, and when added to our landfills these chemical laden products fill our ecosystem with toxic debris.

This unsustainable waste does not biodegrade in our ecosystem. Once it reaches our landfills it can take 40 to 200 years to break down and some synthetic materials will never biodegrade! In the landfill this waste sits, piling up with more and more waste that may never breakdown, creating a noxious mix of chemicals in the ground. Any synthetically derived waste that does end up degrading will leach its chemicals into the soil which then enter our waterways and are also released into the air; affecting our food supply, water supply, and the air we breathe. All being the three key necessities we need to survive as a human race.

How we can make a change… 

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

If there is still life in a garment when you are ready to eliminate it from your wardrobe choose to recycle the garment by giving it to a second-hand store. What is old to you could be a treasure to someone else and will give the clothing new life.

Reduce your waste by not buying into the “Fast Fashion” trend. Today we are purchasing 400 percent more clothing than we did 20 years ago. Each person is responsible for contributing approximately 82 pounds of textile waste to our landfills each year; adding up to 11 million tons from just the United States alone. This amount has been steadily increasing over the last 10 years.

We must stop buying into the fast fashion trend where having a new outfit for every occasion has become the norm. Instead, grow your wardrobe with staple pieces that are quality made, will withstand washing and wearing, and will be timeless in your wardrobe.

Reuse your old clothing by repurposing it. There are many ways to repurpose clothing. For instance, you can use your old garments as rags around the house, cut fabric squares from clothing and sew them into a quilt, make produce bags or patch scarfs from old t-shirts, make a door stopper from a tattered pair of jeans, sew a hat from and old sweater, and much more!

Wear Naturally Fibered (Organic) Clothing

Clothing made from natural fibers such as cotton, flax (linen), and hemp are the best option when looking for new items in your wardrobe. These garments tend to have a longer lifespan in your closet as the fibers are stronger and more durable. And the good thing is that when they are ready to be discarded that they do not have a long lifespan in the landfill. These fibers are biodegradable and as long as they are made in natural way and free of heavy metal dyes, chemical finishes, etc., they will not contribute to the toxic load in the environment.

Going one step further and choosing to wear organic fibers such as organic cotton is even better, as conventional cotton uses heavy amounts of pesticides and herbicides to grow the crop. In fact, as cited in the book “Killer Clothes” by Brian and Anna Maria Clement, The Global Trade Association estimates that a single non-organic cotton t-shirt is the product of one-third pound of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Posing a threat to both human and environmental health, non-organic cotton uses twenty-five percent of all the pesticides used on our planet.

Additionally, energy to produce natural fibers comes from the sun which is a renewable resource, whereas energy used to produce synthetic fibers comes mostly from fossil fuels which are one of the main contributors to environmental pollution. Non-organic clothing also has the potential to contain toxic heavy metal dyes and chemical finishes which also pose a major threat to our personal health and our planet.

If we could all commit to implementing some of these changes in our life, we could make a large dent in restoring the destruction we have already caused. Now more than ever we need to celebrate Earth Day each and every day to help restore the damage that has already been done. Each day we are seeing more and more the effects of what our impact has caused, leading us closer and closer to species degradation and to the devastation of our last remaining untainted habitats.

Clothing (fashion) should never be thought of as a disposable product. When properly made and taken care of, a garment should last years in your wardrobe; and at the end of the garments life there are many ways to repurpose or recycle textile goods so that they are not further contributing to our environmental waste.

 

References:

“Killer Clothes” Brian and Anna Maria Clement

http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/affect/

http://www.savewater.com.au/research-and-resources/why-save-water/consumption

http://www.takepart.com/video/2015/05/29/clothes-trash-landfill

http://www.trendsandideas.com/40-mindblowing-ways-to-repurpose-old-clothing/

 

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Aqua Sound Therapy http://hippocratesinst.org/aqua-sound-therapy http://hippocratesinst.org/aqua-sound-therapy#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:28:04 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=43599 Water is called the source of life. We start our life journey in the calming waters of our mother’s womb. Every time we swim or take a bath, our body remembers that sacred experience. Water lovingly supports our body and gives us mobility and flexibility to our joints and muscles. Exercising in the water increases […]

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Water is called the source of life. We start our life journey in the calming waters of our mother’s womb. Every time we swim or take a bath, our body remembers that sacred experience. Water lovingly supports our body and gives us mobility and flexibility to our joints and muscles. Exercising in the water increases our strength and improves our posture and balance.

That’s why we are so excited to introduce you to our new Aqua Sound Therapy facilitated by Karina Fehrmann.

Karina found her passion for aquatic bodywork in 2003, which led her to Harbin School of Healing Arts, studying with Harold Dull the originator of Watsu. Since then she has learned a variety of aquatic bodywork techniques, including Watsu, Healing Dance and Waterdance. Throughout twenty years Karina has had a variety of experiences that contribute to her knowledge of different modalities in the field of bodywork. Her extensive massage techniques include using a combination of Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, CranioSacral, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki and Aquatic massage.

Karina has been a Nationally Certified massage therapist since 1994 and is a Watsu practitioner registered with WABR – the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Registry.

Karina offers Aqua Sound therapy, a 50 or 80 therapy which combines all the techniques above. Pumping specialized healing frequencies into the water, the sound vibrations ripple out into the body helping to re-harmonize and restore balance to your mind, body and spirit. Using body work techniques, stretches and frequencies, the combination reduces pain, restores flexibility and creates profound relaxation.

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Alternatives to Cow’s Milk http://hippocratesinst.org/alternatives-to-cows-milk http://hippocratesinst.org/alternatives-to-cows-milk#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:00:57 +0000 http://hippocratesinst.org/?p=43594 When you consider the range of alternatives to cow’s milk-based foods, you have many options beyond soy products to experiment with. Consider these nutritious and health-centered foods: Almond milk: It’s rich in vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, and magnesium, all important to human health and all plentiful in almond nuts. You will also benefit from its unsaturated fat, protein, and […]

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When you consider the range of alternatives to cow’s milk-based foods, you have many options beyond soy products to experiment with. Consider these nutritious and health-centered foods:

Almond milk:
It’s rich in vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, and magnesium, all important to human health and all plentiful in almond nuts. You will also benefit from its unsaturated fat, protein, and flavonoids.

Basic Almond Milk:
Makes 6 cups
2 cups soaked almonds
6 cups pure filtered water
Mesh nut milk or sprouting bag
1. Blend soaked almonds in a high speed blender.
2. Using the nut milk bag, carefully strain the milk. With
excess pulp, crumble on dehydrator sheets and dehydrate
until crisp. Milk will last for three days in the fridge.

Pine Nut Milk:
This nut and the milk made from it provide healthy doses of copper, magnesium, and calcium. It has a low overall fat content, despite its reputation as a fatty nut.
Coconut Milk:
It has a high saturated fat content, about as much as cow’s milk, so only consume it in moderation. But otherwise, coconut milk is free of cholesterol and yet rich in ‘good’ fats and lauric acid, a component of human breast milk. It also gives you a lot of vitamin D and vitamin B.

Hazelnut Milk:

A combination of sprouted hazelnuts and pure water is the usual preparation method. It contains healthy doses of vitamin D and calcium, and its creamy and smooth texture makes it highly drinkable.

Hemp Milk:
You won’t experience mind altering THC in this milk made from hemp nuts (shelled hemp seed with pure water.) You will discover a cholesterol and lactose free drink that is richly endowed with omega fatty acids, vitamin D, calcium, and proteins. The taste is nuttier and creamier than most dairy alternatives.
Oat Milk:
Sprouted Oat groats and pure water is combined to produce oat milk, which is free of cholesterol and lactose. You will find in it nutritionally valuable amounts of vitamin E, folic acid and various phytochemicals. It does have a high sugar carbohydrate level and its sale is mostly restricted to health food stores.
Rice Milk:
With just one gram of unsaturated fat per cup, rice milk ranks as the least fattening of all alternatives to cow’s milk. The reason is the presence of rice bran oil, which also contributes to lowering blood cholesterol levels. But rice milk also contains a heavy dose of sugary carbohydrates, so it’s not recommended for anyone with diabetes or with a predisposition to developing diabetes.

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