I thought I was doing everything right: grass fed organic beef, free-range organic chicken, wild caught salmon and tuna from the North Pacific, and organic fruits and vegetables. I found out that except for the fruits and vegetables I was doing it all wrong. I was a 69-year-old physician with insulin dependent diabetes, arthritis in all my major joints, coronary artery disease and obesity. I stood at six feet and weighed 247 pounds. I had tried all the well-known fad diets, which were successful for just a short time, but always ended up putting on more weight than when I began.

At this stage of my life I needed to do something dramatic. I had known about Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI) for over 20 years and I would have never considered a vegan type diet. It seemed so bizarre, restrictive and antithetical to everything I had known. I eventually discovered: you don’t know what you don’t know.

…My stay at HHI was the most transformational experience of my life. It changed and molded my appreciation of the natural healing process. Outstanding lectures, psycho-therapeutic sessions, exercise programs, a variety of treatment modalities, medical evaluations, laboratory progress reports and detoxification are just some examples of what the program offers.

…What really motivated me was that after two days I no longer needed my anti-inflammatory meds for my joint issues. I was totally off my insulin in just 11 days. I lost 26 pounds during my three weeks at HHI and after four months I had lost a total of 49 pounds.

…Although I was skeptical before I started my HHI experience, I am now a true convert and recommend this program without reservation to anyone who has a health issue or just wants to optimize his or her well-being. 

-Gary J. Dellerson, MD : West Palm Beach, Florida

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“Both a low-fat vegan diet and a diet based on ADA guidelines improved glycemic and lipid control in type 2 diabetic patients. These improvements were greater with a low-fat vegan diet.”

Forty-three percent (21 of 49) of the vegan group and 26% (13 of 50) of the ADA group participants reduced diabetes medications. Including all participants, HbA1c(A1C) decreased 0.96 percentage points in the vegan group and 0.56 points in the ADA group (P = 0.089). Excluding those who changed medications, A1C fell 1.23 points in the vegan group compared with 0.38 points in the ADA group (P = 0.01). Body weight decreased 6.5 kg in the vegan group and 3.1 kg in the ADA group (P < 0.001). Body weight change correlated with A1C change (r = 0.51, n = 57, P < 0.0001). Among those who did not change lipid-lowering medications, LDL cholesterol fell 21.2% in the vegan group and 10.7% in the ADA group (P = 0.02). After adjustment for baseline values, urinary albumin reductions were greater in the vegan group (15.9 mg/24h) than in the ADA group (10.9 mg/24 h) (P = 0.013).

A Low-Fat Vegan Diet Improves Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Randomized Clinical Trial in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes

doi: 10.2337/dc06-0606 Diabetes Care August 2006 vol. 29 no. 8 1777-1783

Pioneering the field of mind body work in the 1950s, we have accrued decades of knowledge on how this affects one’s health and happiness. Your first step in remaining young and conquering the potential for disease is your authentic embrace of your core values. Healing sparked by emotional strength empowers your immune system defenders to protect the anatomy as a whole.

Over the course of the three-week program, the transformation literally occurs before one’s eyes, as the body begins to experience recovery to wholeness. Many guests stay more than three weeks in order to continue their healing process in the safe and supportive Hippocrates environment.

Embracing your authentic core values is the first step to remaining young and disease-free. The mind is powerful and can create health or dis-ease. We are here to help guide you to radiant health and a happy, mindful life.

You are made up of one hundred trillion cells. Each cell requires nutrition, stimulation, rest, hydration and a clean environment. At Hippocrates, we have mastered the process of nourishing your body so it will flourish.

A healthy body and mind is the result of a joyful, connected spirit. We believe in helping individuals understand we are all part of greater whole and that we get to lead meaningful lives of vibrant purpose.

Call a Program Consultant now to reserve your stay at 561-623-1002.

Hippocrates Health Institute Lodging

The Life Transformation program is all-inclusive with or without accommodations. Most guests prefer to reside on site and we provide options throughout our beautifully landscaped 50 acre campus. All feature tasteful decor and amenities. Laundry facilities and service are available. Call 561-623-1002 to speak to a program consultant to find out how the Hippocrates Life Transformation program can help you.