Avocados Native to South America and the Caribbean, the avocado tree produces a fruit that is actually a large egg-shaped berry with a sizable seed at its center. Its use among pre-Incan and other ancient Mesoamerican cultures has been dated to about ten thousand years ago by archaeologists. The Aztecs considered avocado to be a […]
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As if the problematic chemicals found naturally in dairy products do not endanger your health enough to be a reason to stop consuming them, you also must factor in how dairy acts as a magnet to absorb even more pernicious contaminants from the surrounding environment. It’s a one-two punch to your well-being and the chemical […]
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At the age of 12, I became a vegetarian and during my entire life I have been active, eaten a healthy diet, exercised, and stayed fit. I was full of energy, motivated, ambitious, and always on the go. I led a very busy life and had too much on my plate. I found little time to […]
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There may be a straightforward and simple answer to this question-it’s a nutrient called choline. Having a high level of cholesterol in eggs yolks doesn’t help, either. Though choline is an essential nutrient/vitamin (similar to a B vitamin) for human liver and brain health, having too much of it in your diet can turn its […]
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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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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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An interview with the guru of healthy oils, Udo Erasmus. | BY ANNA MARIA CLEMENT, PhD, L N | On a brisk Canadian autumn day, I sat with the world’s most famous man in the field of oils and fats, Udo Erasmus. This vibrant and fit 77-year-old teacher, author, and advocate had just finished his latest […]
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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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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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