Also known as the “Lily of the Desert” Aloe Vera is native to northern Africa. More closely resembling a cactus in appearance, Aloe Vera is actually a part of the lily family. It is one of the oldest mentioned plants on record and is one of the most studied herbs in history with records going […]
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The most important consideration when choosing your food is freshness. There are critical nutrients in food that are highly perishable. These nutrients are sensitive to time, temperature, and any type of processing. Fresh food contains more nutrients. It is also best for your food to be whole at the time of consumption. Preparing your food […]
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What benefits can we get from kelp? First of all kelp isn’t a new commodity. People have been harvesting and gathering seaweed for centuries. Some of us are just becoming aware of its incredible value for our health. One tablespoon of dried kelp contains between one-half milligram and 35 mg of iron! This iron also […]
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Comfrey is a healer. Also known as “bone stitch” Comfrey is widely known as one of nature’s greatest medicinal herbs because of its legendary ability to knit broken things back together. The name Comfrey indicates one of the therapeutic uses, con firma referring to the uniting of bones. It contains allantoin, a chemical that promotes […]
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Gotu kola is a wild edible weed that grows well in lawns all over the United States. This wonder herb is so beneficial that some cultures give it almost legendary properties. Gotu kola is considered to be the most spiritual of all herbs in India and is used by yogis to improve meditation. It is […]
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Traveling puts most of us into unfamiliar territory. What is the best way to stay vegan and incorporate as much raw foods as possible? Reduce any stress by remembering the following: Always take your algae products and all-purpose digestive enzymes with you to fulfill basic high-octane nutritional requirements. When you buy airplane tickets, whether in person, by phone, or […]
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it was started to increase awareness of the disease.  Most people are aware of breast cancer… but many forget to take the steps to detect it in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Since September 26,2008 I have been giving a breast lecture every Saturday […]
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Mosquitos live in almost every part of the world. Here are a few natural and safe remedies that we use here at Hippocrates Health Institute to prevent these pesky insects that are totally non-toxic to humans and do not damage the environment: Install a bird house – a single Barn Swallow will eat up to 850 mosquitos […]
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Sugar is an umbrella term for sweetness in its many forms—cane sugar, beet sugar, honey, molasses, fruit juice concentrate, maple syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, agave nectar, among the many naturally-occurring and synthetically-derived sweeteners known to humans. In early recorded history it was mostly a sweetener experience dominated by sugar cane and honey, and that is where our story begins. 8,000 BC—It is […]
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We spend a 1/3 of our life sleeping, this means you spend more time in your bedroom and more specifically on your mattress that anywhere else in your home! Creating a good sleep environment is actually crucial to the quality of sleep that you experience. In the past we’re discussed tips to achieving better sleep, […]
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Since the age of sixty-five, I have had diabetes that resulted in four different surgeries to remove arteries from my left leg to replace damaged arteries in my right leg. In 2004, my vascular surgeon informed me that he might have to amputate my leg above the knee. My foot had sores that would not […]
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Having a diversity of different kinds of plants in your garden is a good thing. I normally like to recommend a combination of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs. A careful and thoughtful combination of companion plants that compliment one another allow for shared nutrients while attracting beneficial insects, encouraging pollinators, discouraging harmful bugs and pests, […]
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Hippocrates now has over a hundred passionate and informed Ambassadors around the world, all of them making a difference by ‘Sharing the Gift of Vibrant Health’ in their home community. Are you a graduate of the 3-week Life Transformation, the 9-week Health Educator Program, or a Health Care Professional who helps their clients transform their […]
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Ginger root is a popular ingredient for culinary use especially in Indian and Asian flavored cuisine. With its pungent aroma and sharp, spicy flavor ginger adds another dimension to sauces, soups, teas, and green drinks. Ginger is also used for its medicinal properties as it has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Therapeutically, ginger has traditionally […]
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Blue-green Algae There are various types of algae, but the most vital blue-green algae are harvested from Klamath Lake in Oregon. It’s simply an incredible food, perhaps unmatched on this earth. While providing more protein than almost any other food, it also contains virtually every trace mineral, essential fatty acids, and oxygen-rich chlorophyll. It is […]
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The Mind/Body Gap The intimate connection between the “mind” and the “body” too often goes unrecognized by psychotherapists and bodyworkers. When the mind is seen as some disembodied entity with its own independent imbalances, and the body as merely physical, the essential wholeness of a person gets ignored, and fractionalized treatment can be ineffective, and […]
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ALL HANDS ON DECK FOR LABELING GMOS – CALL YOUR SENATORS AND HOUSE MEMBERS – Call 202-224-3121 Summer temperatures soar around the country as the GMO labeling debate in Washington heats up again.  The winds of the Vermont GMO labeling bill taking effect July 1 has increased pressure to change directions. Simmering for three months with […]
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Water with lemon helps to hydrate you because the lemon is high in electrolytes. This is especially helpful upon waking since you have not been drinking anything for eight hours and you may be dehydrated. Lemon water alkalizes your body. The higher the pH, the more your body is able to fight diseases. Cancer cells […]
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Since all life comes from the sun, we should consciously pursue sunlight daily. This is challenging in a time where science has twisted our minds to believe that the sun’s very energy creates cancer. Factually, there is no higher incidence of cancer with the Africans and South American indigenous populations than there was a half-century […]
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The first nine months of 2015 in Florida was the second hottest period noted on record since we began keeping records in 1895. This year we seem to be heading in the same direction. Although the official dates of Summer are June 1 to August 31, it is not unusual for Florida temperatures to start […]
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