Most people aspire to have their homes decorated on the outside with an attractive lawn consisting of a nice green carpet of mono-cultured green grass framed by a few ornamental shrubs, some colorful flowers and perhaps accentuated with a few attractive trees. Some enterprising individuals may even plant a garden to cultivate fresh fruits and […]
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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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Rosemary- The Herb of Remembrance Rosemary is a delightfully fragrant herb that stimulates the palate, the olfactory senses as well as the mind. Its’ pine-like fragrance and pungent flavor adds a savory taste to sauces, dips, dressings, soups, stews. A favorite culinary seasoning used especially during the holiday period rosemary’s wonderful smell is often used […]
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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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Spending time in nature has a profound effect on your health in a positive way, and if you are like most people, then you are probably spending a large part of your life on the computer, watching TV, skimming your phone and your time spent outdoors is minimal. This dependence on electronic media and not […]
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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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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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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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Are thousands of communities around the world (especially in Europe and the United States, still using fluoride? Of course. The sad truth is that fluoride compounds that are put into our water, toothpaste, and even vitamins were never tested for safety before being approved. Recent independent research by scientists not associated with dental trade organizations […]
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Yes, you read the post title correctly. You can actually eat patchouli! Patchouli is an edible herb from the mint family. Originally from Southeast Asia this plant is now widely cultivated in tropical regions around the world including here in South Florida. This herb grows easily from seeds or cuttings and will survive periods of […]
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All life is a change of matter. Nature has certain patterns. Often the pattern followed is the pattern of seven. If we place a seed in the ground, we don’t get a seed out. After we place a seed in the ground, within a few days it becomes a sprout. Then it transits into a […]
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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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