Overweight, 56 years old, out of shape, tired with my toe already having been amputated and the possibility of more to come presented me with a big wake-up call. Fortunately, Dr. Sharon Ronser, a naturopathic doctor, referred me to Hippocrates. Reluctantly, I signed up and came but in the first two days I thought I wasn’t going to make it. By the end of the first week, I started to feel life reenter my body and at the end of my three week program, the benefits were so significant that I chose to stay an additional two weeks. Thirty pounds lighter with the foot well on it’s way to complete healing I realized that I had made the best choice that I could at this time in my life. Other guests were benefiting in so many ways that I know that Hippocrates is good for everybody. For those that are healthy, it gives them the tools and the knowledge to keep and improve this precious gift. For those that are ill, with my own eyes, I watched healing occur from every ailment imaginable. One thing I respected the most is that Hippocrates is a lifestyle, and the staff tells you that weight loss is a definite side effect but not your first objective. That objective should be raising your level of overall health and giving the immune system the ability to heal you. Every year I plan to return to Hippocrates, remaining on the program in between. I know that my weight will regulate, I have already lost 30 pounds, my blood sugar will remain within the normal range as it is today, and now I ‘m sure I am able to extend my life. Thank you Hippocrates for making yourself available so that I can walk, ride bikes, swim and just have a good old time daily.