Health Educator Program
The Hippocrates Health Educator Program (HED) provides an extensive learning experience about the practice and teachings of the living foods lifestyle, inspired by Hippocrates’ wisdom, “Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food.” The nine-week program not only provides students with a concise introduction to the health benefits of a raw, plant-based diet, but involves complementary therapies and related disciplines that are essential to a healthy and well-rounded approach to life, as well as a career path to help others take responsibility for their lives.
Some HED participants are healthcare professionals such as therapists, nutritionists, nurses, psychologists and physicians, while others come from non-health related fields. All students, however, share a deep regard for health and nutrition and begin their education with the three-week HHI Life Transformation Program. During this time, students detoxify physically, mentally and emotionally, and recharge their bodies for the weeks that follow.
The next six weeks of the HED program consist of a rigorous class schedule Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM. In addition, students have assigned reading, studying and project work, resulting in at least one final presentation, as well as a personal life or business plan outlining their desired career path. In addition, students also have the opportunity to intern in both the greenhouse and the kitchen, learning by practice the fundamentals of a raw lifestyle.
To date, the program has graduated students from 27 countries, many of whom are currently involved in nutritional counseling services, fitness centers, sprouting and farming businesses, and a wide variety of humanitarian causes around the globe.