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Reliving the Hippocrates Health & Wellness Experience
Hippocrates is nature's elixir!
Hippocrates Life Transformation Program
Over a month ago, I spent a week at Hippocrates, an institute that helps you to take control of your health and well being. While the many programs focus on a variety of things, a raw food lifestyle is the central theme, because Hippocrates believes the adage, “we are what we eat.”
The experience was so enlightening that I’ve decided to spend a bit more time. As I continue to travel on this journey, I plan to share the experience in hopes that more people will “test the Hippocrates waters” so to speak.
While I’m a believer that food is the elixir to health and that how you treat your body is one of the most important gifts you can give it, there are those that are on the fence about this. However, if you’ll set aside your concerns and take the plunge to understand the healing powers that this place offers, I guarantee you will never look back.
Yet, as I now reflect and after this brief respite, I realize there are things I learned while being away from Hippocrates. They offer a three week Life Transformation Program, but my busy work life didn’t afford me the time to be away for three weeks. So, I tested the waters for one week and then went back to my normal life.
The first thing I discovered was that if you can stay for three weeks you really should. At Hippocrates the world is your oyster. You never have to worry that the food you eat will be the most powerful food possible. Your access to wheatgrass, one of nature’s jewels for health and healing, is unlimited and encouraged. Two ounces in the morning, two at night and twice a day wheatgrass implants are encouraged.
Pure water is everywhere. You don’t have to wonder if what you are drinking is the best and cleanest water available. You can even tell it by the taste. So many of us don’t understand the value of water, but at Hippocrates you always seem to be toting around your bottle and the group atmosphere and the consistent reminder of its value inspires you to drink up.
Then there are the healthy green drinks put out twice a day and the cucumber and celery mixture that is there every morning along with lemon in water. All you have to do is pour.
For food, it’s sprouts, known to be one of the richest foods you can possibly consume, and an array of other vegetables. Nothing is processed or strays from the lifestyle they encourage.
In the mornings, there are often a variety of exercise or meditation classes and throughout the day lectures are a gentle reminder of why you are here and how you will benefit. You are surrounded by a world where you are in what some will say is a bubble that protects you from the outside world.
I’ve only touched on what Hippocrates offers, but what I learned when I left after that one week is that suddenly you are no longer surrounded by likeminded people. Now, if you want to live the Hippocrates lifestyle you must put a tremendous amount of effort into it. Hippocrates is like putting together a recipe because while on the grounds you are given all the ingredients you need to continue to maintain a healthier you after you leave.
And you know what? Once you leave this place where everything is taken care of for you, it’s not easy. At Hippocrates the belief is that by putting so much purity into your body, by the end of the three weeks you will go through a transformation. If you do just one week you can get started on that path but for many people this may not be enough to provide you with all the ingredients you will need once you are off on your own. In order to continue this lifestyle you need to understand why it works; why it truly does transform your body.
Answering the many questions is what you will need to succeed. Why is food combination so important? Why are sprouts one of the most powerful foods you can eat? Why is eating raw so important to your health and wellbeing? Why is cleansing the colon key to your success. Why fast? How does how you feel both mentally and physically affect the outcome.
While you will get the answers to some of these questions in one week, by the end of three weeks you’ll have a much better understanding of what your body needs to be healthy.
Then when you leave and head back to your normal life you will know the tools you will need to continue this path of health and wellness, but whether or not you do is really up to you. You will be the decision maker as to whether you are going to eat the right foods that your body needs to nourish it. You will be the one that ensures you don’t sit around but will get out there and keep your body fit and limber. You will be the one to feed it the right nutrients and do things to detox so that your body can absorb all the goodness you are feeding it. And you will understand that it’s not just about the body but also about the mind and the spirit.
Or, will you be the one that can’t handle the pressures put on you by the outside world and all the temptations that surround you. Will you be willing to do what it takes to continue to give your body the fuel that it needs to stay fit and be healthy?
In the end, it’s all up to you. I’m back because I want to get more of those keys that will open the door that will educate me about food preparation, sprouting, healthy exercises, ways to detox, letting go of stress and so much more. And because I’m back you can take this journey with me, because I will share what I reap with you.
If you want to read more about what I learned for that first week and what part of my reason is for being here, I encourage you to read the previous seven stories which can be found at this link. http://hippocratesinst.org/a-hippocrates-guest-journey: I also welcome your questions or comments.
Feel free to click on these articles and share them with your family, friends and even those you don’t know because Hippocrates is truly the road to health. If your goal is to not only be healthy but be willing to use the keys you will need to get there, then the road to health is Hippocrates.