What is detox? That is a word you will hear a lot while you are here at Hippocrates. Unfortunately, it is no secret that we live on a polluted planet today. The air, the land, the water, and the food are contaminated by the 85,000+ chemicals we humans have created over the last 200 years […]
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Enzymes are large protein molecules found in all living things – plant and animal. Your body is capable of producing two types of enzymes, metabolic and digestive. Digestive enzymes include things like protease, and lipase, and amylase for the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. In human physiological terms, metabolic enzymes are the spark of […]
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While guests are immersed in the Life Transformation Program at Hippocrates Health Institute that includes organic meals, fresh sprouts, juice and wheatgrass, holistic therapies, and exercise classes, it comes as no surprise that a common concern might be, “How am I going to continue this when I get home?” Here are some of our top […]
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Purslane Purslane is normally considered by many people to be an annoyingly common invasive yard weed. In reality it is a tasty “wild edible” that is packed with nutrients and traditionally used for a number of health benefits. The soft, succulent purslane leaves, flowers, and stems can be eaten alone or mixed with your salad. […]
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Naturally sweet, delicious, and raw, this Sweetheart Salad has it all. Indulge in a heaping portion of this healthful dish, rich in vitamin A to promote healthy bones, skin, and immune system. Ingredients: 1 Butternut Squash, Peeled & Seeded 1 Sweet Potato 1 Carrot Dressing: 3/4 C. Chopped Carrot 1/8 C. Lemon Juice 1/2 C. Raw, Organic […]
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Chronic stress is defined as continuous (days or weeks) exposure to a stressful situation. According to the American Institute of stress: Seventy-five to 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints or disorders. Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse effects due to stress. Stress has been linked to all […]
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Overly sweet desserts are so overrated. These truffles (or blondies depending on how you make them) are the perfect combination of light sweetness and savory decadence. This satisfying recipe was provided by the Hippocrates Health Institute Pastry Chef Rentate Wallner. As with all of our desserts there is no added sugar and it’s totally raw! Chop in food processor until […]
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By Tom Fisher, R.N., B.A. Prior to becoming ill, I lived the Standard American Diet (SAD). This meant consuming copious amounts of meat, dairy and sugar. However, having been a collegiate athlete, I also exercised a great deal. Like many young men, I had a sense of invincibility. I believed that I couldn’t get sick, […]
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What better way to usher in the spring than with a cool, refreshing, green soup? Embrace the detoxing effects of green juice and the nourishing avocado. Ingredients: 3 C. Green Juice (we recommend a blend of sunflower sprout, pea sprout, cucumber, and celery) 1 C. Chopped Celery 1 C. Chopped Cucumber 1/4 C. Chopped Red […]
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Okra is well known as a blood sugar balancer which makes it a very powerful tool for diabetes. Less well known are okra’s anti-cancer benefits. Studies on okra’s effect on cancer have shown that: • Okra kills 72% of human breast cancer cells in vitro • Okra pectin inhibits 75% of highly metastatic melanoma cells […]
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Avocados are a wonderful thing to add to your diet. Native to South America, the flesh and the seed are excellent sources of soluble fiber which gets plaque out of your arteries and lowers cholesterol. This can help people reverse arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries.) Avocados is also an excellent source of protein and one […]
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This favorite HHI recipe was made famous by Chef Kelly and is one of our most requested dishes at the institute! Nutloaf  Yield: 1 loaf 3 C. Pecans, Soaked 3 C. Walnuts, Soaked 2 Red Bell Peppers, Chopped 1 C. Chopped Carrot 2 T. Paprika 1 T. Garlic Powder 1 T. Poultry Seasoning Braggs Aminos […]
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No other animal in the wild drinks the milk of another species. No other animal in the wild drinks its’ own mother’s milk past the age of weaning. There are a number of reasons why drinking cow’s milk is not the best choice for humans. Here are just a few: Cow’s milk protein is 85% […]
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Moringa is a fast growing tree well adapted to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Southern China, India and here in south Florida. Its’ leaves taste like peanuts with a bitter after taste. Moringa thrives in extreme heat, humidity, intense exposure to the sun, and poor sandy soil. […]
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How to Build a Mini Greenhouse for Growing Sprouts and Wheatgrass Many people are interested in growing wheatgrass and sprouts and other plants in a greenhouse at their homes. You can grow an abundance of food in a relatively small 10’ X 10’ mini-greenhouse. The primary consideration is that sprouts and wheatgrass need to grow […]
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Kids love to see things grow. It is very therapeutic to participate in the propagation of life in the form of gardening. One of the fastest growing plants in the world is wheatgrass. This makes it the perfect plant to grow in homes with children. Not only can they learn to participate in the growing […]
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Foraging through the woods, with their endless walking, our nomadic ancestors genetically and anatomically set the blueprint for future generations. Not until we humans began to become sedentary, did we begin to limit total body use. Farming, in and of itself, offered the full spectrum of aerobic and weight-lifting exercise that is prerequisite to health. […]
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It’s LOVELY time of year for many reasons, one of them being this fantastic raw vegan cookie recipe! Enjoy them under the tree or wherever your heart desires. Ingredients: 3 Cups Brazil nuts, soaked overnight and rinsed 3.75–4 Cups of sliced carrots 1/4 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp vanilla flavor, without alcohol 18 drops Stevia Zest of 1 […]
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  The Seven Pillars Of Health And Happiness by Brian Clement, Ph.D., L.N.   All too often health-minded living foodies become ultra-focused on diets as the be all and end all. Although nutrition is an essential and powerful ally in the quest to conquer  aging and disease, it alone cannot afford you complete well-rounded and […]
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This Dairy-Free classic is sure to please guests all year long. Recipe by Executive Chef Ken Blue of Hippocrates Health Institute CREAMED SPINACH DIP Yield: 4-6 servings 1 lb. Spinach chopped in food processor with “S” blade 1-2 oz. of dehydrated almond meal Sauce: 1.5 oz. Lemon Juice 5 oz. Water 1.5 C. Pine nuts (Soaked […]
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