People who detox physically also detox emotionally. This connection is often seen among the guests at Hippocrates Health Institute while going through the Life Change Program. While the unpleasant aspects of physical detox are well known, the emotional side of detox is often overlooked. This is why Hippocrates guests are given a stress assessment and a consequent stress management support session. These sessions help most guests better

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Have you ever caught a cold after a very stressful event? If so, you are not alone. There is plenty of research to show that stressful experiences suppress the body?s immune response.

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Absorbing an adequate amount of vitamin B-12 (B-12), in a form which can be utilized by the body, is essential for optimal health. B-12 normally combines and forms a strong complex with a glycoprotein called Intrinsic Factor (IF) when it travels through the stomach. If there is inadequate B-12 intake, or inadequate IF produced by specialized cells of the stomach, a deficiency of the B-12 will result. B-12 not bound to Intrinsic Factor is highly susceptible to degradation by digestive enzymes as it travels through the intestine.

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Cruciferous Vegetables share similar nutrients, most notably the glucosinolate sulforaphane. Glucosinolates are sulfur-based organic compounds (forms of Isothiocyanates) that plants use to deter pests, and sulforaphane is one of the most common. It is present in all crucifers and responsible for their pungent flavor. Naturally, more pungent foods like mustard and arugula tend to be higher […]
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Are thousands of communities around the world (especially in Europe and the United States, still using fluoride? Of course. The sad truth is that fluoride compounds that are put into our water, toothpaste, and even vitamins were never tested for safety before being approved. Recent independent research by scientists not associated with dental trade organizations […]
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Everyone is crazy about Chef Renate’s Better Than Tuna! This recipe is rich in sunflower seeds which are a great source of magnesium. Magnesium naturally helps promote regular sleep by reducing cortisol, so eat up and chill out! Ingredients: 3 C. Hulled Sunflower Seeds (Soaked 4 to 8 hours, rinsed) 1/2 C. Water 1/4 C. Lemon Juice 3 Squirts of Braggs Amino […]
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Need to bring a dish to a potluck or friends house? This special-occasion recipe is versatile enough to satisfy most group events. Serve it with slices of your favorite vegetables or flax crackers. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked 8 to 12 hours 1/2 cup raw walnuts, soaked 8 to 12 hours 3 […]
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We know it can be frustrating when you casually check the label on a food item and find it to contain dairy. We have even seen a few dairy ingredients snuck into hummus in the past which can make you wonder ….can you really avoid dairy in packaged food items? Yes, but there are some tricks to make […]
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Yes, you read the post title correctly. You can actually eat patchouli! Patchouli is an edible herb from the mint family. Originally from Southeast Asia this plant is now widely cultivated in tropical regions around the world including here in South Florida. This herb grows easily from seeds or cuttings and will survive periods of […]
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