Alpha-linolenic (ALA) acid is a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. It is similar to the omega-3 fatty acids in algal oil, called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Your body can change alpha-linolenic acid into EPA and DHA. Alpha-linolenic acid is also found in flaxseed oil, hemp oil, marine phytoplankton, AFA Algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae), chia seed and walnuts, to name a few sources. These are all good sources of this important nutrient.

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Expert advice from our “A” Team! Antony and Andy the resident psychotherapists at Hippocrates Health Institute give you a piece of their minds! Q: My friends and family ask me all sorts of questions about my vegan lifestyle. I feel pressured to be a nutrition expert, and it makes me insecure and uncertain of my […]
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Hippocrates provided me with much-needed R&R before my wedding. BY HANNAH JAGO Five weeks before my wedding at the end of March, I found myself traveling to the beautiful surroundings at Hippocrates Health Institute, having found out about it only three weeks prior. It was an early wedding present from my fiancé, who wanted to help […]
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Try this DIY Chai and skip the overly sweet grocery store latte mix. This spicy aromatic recipe from Executive Chef Ken Blue can be enjoyed hot or iced and is also free of caffeine and sugar! Sugar-Free Chai Latte YIELD 1 Ingredients: 1 Tbsp roobois tea 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/8 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 8 […]
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The process of fermenting foods has been a common practice throughout nearly every civilization. Different cultures have adopted methods and use different foods to ferment. In Japan, natto is a common dish made with soybeans and commonly eaten as a breakfast food. Russians love kvass, which is made using stale, sourdough or rye bread or […]
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Kimchi is low in fat and high in fiber and even better when you make it yourself! To top it all off, an easy low fat dressing can be made by simply putting your kimchi in the blender and blending till smooth. Kimchi Recipe 1 Head Green Cabbage, Finely Sliced 1 Carrot, Shredded 4 Large […]
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When overeating is driven by emotional hunger. We all enjoy eating and, on occasion, will eat when not hungry or overeat just because the food is incredibly tasty or because it enhances our personal or social experiences. An afternoon out with a good friend is certainly more enjoyable with a vegan treat. What would a good […]
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All it takes to be healthier than yesterday is a step in the right direction. No matter where we are with our health, we can always get better. We can lose weight, feel terrific, eat more, sleep better, and be energized with no notion of a lotion or a potion. And this can be done easily. Unless […]
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Why is everyone talking about going vegan? What are the benefits when eating a raw vegan diet? Raw vegan foods help to provide: More Energy When we eat raw vegan foods that are easier for our bodies to digest, assimilate, and eliminate, we have more energy left over. This enables our body to cleanse, heal, and repair itself […]
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There’s nothing like a warm and savory green bean dish that can satisfy picky and sophisticated pallets alike. Try our Sesame Green Beans for your next potluck or family gathering. Serve warm out of the dehydrator and people won’t guess they are raw! Step 1: Start by preparing our Sesame Ginger Dressing Sesame Ginger Dressing 1/4 C. Fresh […]
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