When I was a kid, physical activities were an integral part of my life, just as it was for most of us. After I finished my schooling and headed out to college, the importance of those activities steadily diminished. Mind you, I wasn’t studying in the U.S., but in Switzerland. Therefore, this “slacking off” is endemic of our modern world and not based on a particular way of life. I still managed to be relatively healthy, until I decided to return to the U.S. I had grown up in California as a kid and moved to Switzerland as a teen, so I was pretty familiar with my new surroundings?—?or so I thought. However, as a young man in his twenties, I was totally clueless when it came to proper nutrition, just like the majority of youngsters today.


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Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and it’s important to understand the connection between physical health and mental health. Everyone experiences times of difficulty and stress in their lives and developing a healthy lifestyle and habits can help prevent or improve mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, as well as […]

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This sweet and savory soup is sure to please your taste buds! Yield: 2 to 3 servings 1 cup raw almonds, soaked 12 hours 3 cups fresh carrot juice 1 red or yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped 1 garlic clove 1/2 bunch dill, parsley, basil, or cilantro Bragg Liquid Aminos, kelp powder, or dulse granules Drain and […]

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Did you know that there are certain foods that will benefit you greater and also some that will not serve you when eaten in combination? Welcome to food combining! This methodology is one that we practice at Hippocrates Health Institute so that we can achieve the greatest and most nourishing benefits from our food. We […]

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Raw Vegan Sushi


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If you are currently consuming a plant-based diet, or ever considered it, then you have probably come across the ever-present debate about where you will get your protein if you stop consuming animal products. Our society has created a fear-based myth that the only true sources of protein available for human consumption are through animal […]

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I find myself reflecting on the concept of forward movement. How is it that my own preoccupation with this concept contains and limits the connection to life’s magic and perfection? As a space holder and care taker for those people that are called to participate in the HED program and commit their lives to (in […]

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Who doesn’t love a sweet and savory potato chip? Ditch all the fat that comes with frying and indulge in this guilt-free treat! Step 1 Thoroughly wash your sweet potatoes. Step 2 Slice your potatoes as thin as possible. We recommend using a mandolin slicer if you have one available. The thinner the slice, the crispier […]

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The obesity epidemic is becoming more prevalent amongst our culture than ever before in history. Currently, almost 33% of the world population is overweight or obese.[1] Obesity is often a precursor to other health conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease and is also the second greatest risk factor for cancer after smoking. The rise in […]

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Summer is around the corner, and as we starting coming into longer days and warmer temperatures, our bodies become more active and it’s natural that we start to desire lighter, fresher meals. Most parents with younger children are looking for activities to keep their children busy that might include summer camps and days at the […]

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Avocados are one of the most nutrient-rich and versatile fruits that can be eaten daily to enhance your health. Avocados have been cultivated for thousands of years and are originally native to Central America. They are used in numerous recipes, whether in appetizers, salads, desserts, and even eating them alone, they can play a big […]

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Who doesn’t love ice cream? With this recipe by Executive Chef Ken Blue you can experience not only one of the best vegan ice creams, but one free from added sugar! This recipe is a  great option for those wanting to maintain healthy blood sugar levels while still enjoying a stellar dessert. 3 quarts nut milk (equal parts walnuts & pine nuts) To […]

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The spring season is upon us here at Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, and while we are winding down our local growing season and watching the local farmers markets start to close down for the summer months, most other parts of the country and world are experiencing the beginning of their growing […]

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Organic food usually (but, not always) costs more than conventional groceries. Is it really worth it to spend the extra money for organic? Of course, my answer is a very predictable and emphatic, “YES!” Allow me to explain three very important reasons why I feel this way. 1. By Eating Organic Food You Reduce Your […]

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Looking for a sauce to liven up your nori rolls or veggie wraps? Our raw vegan mayo is so simple with just 2 ingredients, yet it packs powerful flavor, healthy fats, and probiotics! Ingredients: 2 Avocados 1 Cup of Kimchi Technique: Juice your Kimchi and set it aside. Slice your avocados and place them in a […]

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With all the fake food out there now that our kids are tempted with these days, its can be fun to inspire them to eat fresh living foods. When my kids were growing up, we used to play a game at the grocery store to keep them busy while I shopped; point out which foods […]

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Like the pharmaceutical industry, the selling of supplements and herbs has become a multi-billion dollar business. The original intent was honorable, however, many contemporary products are of questionable utility at best. The History of Herbs and Supplements First Generation Herbs were always nature’s medicine, to be administered carefully only by selected individuals. In most of […]

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Imagine being an innocent, nine year old girl, snuggled into their bed and sleeping soundly. Suddenly, you are awakened in the middle of the night with what seems to be bright, white shooting stars going off in your forehead – eyes wide open! You don’t have the ability to shut the experience off, so you […]

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One key to the success at Hippocrates has been wheatgrass, a miraculous food that is now widely recognized as a health builder and restorative. This truth is also not a new concept. Over 50 million years ago, the emergence of the grasses caused a major reorganization of the animal world and those that could utilize its nourishing […]

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