It used to be that fatty liver disease was a serious medical condition primarily seen in alcoholics, but that all began to change over the past three decades as rising fructose consumption triggered a now widespread condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This condition occurs when the human liver has difficulty breaking down fats and […]
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When there is a health challenge, Hippocrates recommends moving to a raw and living foods diet quickly. When one is healthy, she/he can add raw and living foods into their life to support optimal health. I recommend starting by adding sprouts into one’s diet. Some sprouts, are ten to thirty times more nutritious than your […]
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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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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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The benefits of flowers exceed well beyond their aesthetic and aromatic properties. Certain flowers can be ingested and consuming them can actually be beneficial to your health. The history of eating flowers dates back to ancient times when edible flower seeds were transported like fine spices. Flowers have been used by ancient Greek, Roman and […]
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Before moving to West Palm Beach, Florida in 1986, Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) was located in Boston, Massachusetts and the desire for warmer weather, cleaner air and a tropical environment for the guests to heal and relax led HHI Directors Brian and Anna Maria Clement to uproot the institute and make a fresh start in […]
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If you are like most people, reaching for that hot cup to sip in the morning is a top priority to getting the day started. While most drinks like coffee and black teas are popular for the morning jumpstart, switching out the caffeinated beverages with an herbal tea can be soothing and comforting, while also […]
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The iris is a wonderful and colorful story-teller. By definition, the iris is that portion of the eye surrounding the pupil and giving the eye its distinctive color. It is the pigmentation of the iris that defines your baby blues or bashful browns. Since humans come equipped with a left and right iris, they possess one set of irides.

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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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Is raw, organic cow’s milk better for you than pasteurized milk? Or does the evidence suggest that both kinds are equally dangerous to your health? At first glance, it might seem that the words raw and organic automatically confer health benefits. That is certainly true when it comes to vegetables, but cow’s milk, for all […]
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Our ancestors lived significantly healthier lives. When did it all go wrong? Modern humans have created a society that is unique in the entire history of man. When reading historical literature on history and science, it appears our ancestors were not preoccupied with pain, suffering, and disease. Life was biologically organic, simple, and relatively stress-free. […]
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Antibiotic resistance is perhaps the single most important infectious disease threat of our time.” -Beth Bell, M.D., Director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, at the US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When the United Nations General Assembly holds a special meeting to discuss a looming health crisis, you know the […]
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Most consumers know about vitamins A and D being present in milk, which is to say they are present in the fat of whole milk (additional vitamin D is added to all reduced fat milk products.) Lactose (a milk sugar) can be found, and many of you also know that the major mineral in milk is calcium […]
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The Peruvian Q’ero shamans are descendants of the Incas who ruled the Royal house of the Sun. The ancients lived close to the land and respected it. They were a very evolved civilization, knew the herbs of healing and remembered the mysteries and the stories handed down through generations. They used energy to heal, and […]
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For thousands of years people throughout the ages have used scent as a vehicle to access the spiritual realm.   Fragrance and spirituality mingle as one in spiritual traditions around the world. Scent has been said to alert the gods to our presence and act as a sign that the human mind is focused and receptive […]
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Turmeric is my number one anti-inflamatory remedy for the relief of chronic and acute pain. It has been used for over 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Turmeric is probably the most well researched medicinal plant in history for good reason. It has been the subject of over 700 peer-reviewed studies. Studies have […]
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The recent resurgence in popularity of essential oils can be witnessed almost everywhere. Everyone knows someone who is selling essential oils. And although they all are passionate about the essential oils they represent, many purveyors of these essential oils have not been thoroughly educated on how essential oils work, and how to use them safely. […]
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ALL OF US tend to admire the physique of certain actresses, actors, models and athletes. Yet few of us make a deter- mined commitment to create the same body for ourselves. For the past five generations, exercise has become an option for most of us in the developed world, but less than 5 percent of […]
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Sadly, the current statistics reveal that most of us are overweight or obese. These are harsh words to start an article but to resolve this crisis, it is mandatory that we accept these facts. Most doctors in practice have it all wrong. It is not their fault because medical schools do not seem to be […]
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Cranberry hibiscus is both sweet-tart tasting and highly nutritious. Its’ deep red leaves resemble those of a maple tree. You can enjoy cranberry hibiscus by: using in recipes eating raw steeping in hot water to make a tea It is high in B vitamins which give you more energy throughout the day and vitamin C […]
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