Just as important as what you eat, "what's eating you" plays a central role in the disease process, and therefore, careful attention to your mental health (with a focus on feelings) is paramount to getting well. Feelings play a maj or role in the hierarchy of what the body can and will heal. Paying attention to feelings, especially those that may reside in repressed form within the tissue of the body, can unleash great forces for healing by normalizing hormone levels, reducing inner pressure, and generally bringing a sense of resolution to the system. The techniques of hypnotherapy, rational-emotive therapy, body—focused psychotherapy, and Centropic Integration (a unique form of hands-on-emotional facilitation) as appropriate for your situation, can help you get in touch with, uproot, and integrate those aspects of your experience that may be adding to the stress of a disease process or hindering the healing. Remember: "The body follows what is in the heart and mind."

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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 Buddha said, "Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment." In other words, yesterday is a cashed check; tomorrow is a promissory note; now is the only cash on hand. People beat themselves up thinking of all the poor choices they made because they are attached to and have difficulty letting go of the past. Regrets and guilt about things done or not done plague most people. It is almost impossible to move forward when mired with worry about what might happen in the future. There is nothing that can change the past and the future does not exist yet. The critical time is now.

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Conventional wisdom has it that no matter how hard your workday, you’re supposed to turn into a sociable family member when you get home and “communicate” with your spouse. But now a New York University study indicates that complete withdrawal may be a healthy and effective way to cool out after a tough day.

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Today, stress-related illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease and ulcers, collectively will kill more Americans than cancer. Others such as asthma, obesity, bad posture, tension and dietary problems will cause chronic debilitating illnesses. According to statistics complied by the Center of Disease Control, the major causes of premature death in the United States are “diseases of living” rather than viral diseases. As the incidence of stress-related diseases continues to grow, the Center predicts that within the next ten years, one out of every one hundred people will unnecessarily die from stress-related illnesses.

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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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Over the last several decades at Hippocrates Health Institute, we have discovered a consistent and evident pattern to human life and healing: There is no true life or health that does not include spirituality.

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Thanks to recent hurricanes Wilma and Frances two big trees in my yard toppled over, and within days their leaves, bark, and branches showed signs of decline. Without their connection to the earth trees get sick and die. The same is true for us people.

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An active spiritual practice promotes our health and wellness, providing invisible healing, calmness, and peace of mind. We can heal ourselves, those around us, and even the planet through spiritual motivation and a renewed feeling of connection to something larger than ourselves. Regardless of religious tradition or dogma, healing and the Higher Power are interrelated.

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Dogma, ritual and rhetoric have confused the issues of spirituality in our lives. Too often, our time for contemplation and openness is spent on studying rules, regulations, and interpretations of the theories that others have conjured up. Many spend inordinate amounts of time searching for the true meaning rather than living life itself. This syndrome has been manufactured through the way that spirituality has been presented to us. Religion, which is credited with the establishment of civilization, has often been the very center of why we individually do not find our greatest purpose. Community is a necessity and spiritual organizations play a major role in formulating this vital arena. We must never forget that for community and society to further itself we as people must open up our possibilities to greater spiritual practice.

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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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