25 Years of Empowerment
Fourteen Accounts of Triumph Over Disorder
ALSO: “My Wildest Dreams” Nature Pictorial, Truth About Multivitamins,
Be Fit While You Sit, Can Raw Foods Reverse MS?, AND MORE!
HIPPOCRATES HEALTH INSTITUTE VOLUME 32 »« ISSUE 1
Anna Maria Clement (now co-director of Hippocrates) with
Hippocrates founder Ann Wigmore (right) in the early days.
Fifty-six years ago, in 1956, Ann Wigmore opened
the doors of Hippocrates under the name of the
Red School House. The institute’s original location
was in Stoughton, Massachusetts, on a humble
2.5-acre organic garden. A rustic New England
home on the property housed what would become
Hippocrates Health Institute.
One of the original guests in those early days was Mr. Hoppi, who
eventually reversed spinal cancer with Ann’s guidance. Mr. Hoppi
was a direct descendant from those who came over on the Mayflower.
He resided in Plymouth, Massachusetts, until the day he passed away
in his late 90s.
In 1986, when Hippocrates Health Institute moved from Boston, Massachusetts, to West Palm Beach, Florida, we received a
call from Mr. Hoppi’s attorney. Mr. Hoppi’s estate was being settled and it turns out he had left Hippocrates his entire fortune
of $750. This generous donation from one of the institute’s first guests purchased our first piano, adding to the holiday spirit
at the institute.
Hippocrates Health Institute has now helped hundreds of thousands of guests help themselves, and we are pleased to have
seen Ann Wigmore’s committed and focused passion for serving humanity come to fruition. Millions of people worldwide are
now inspired to live on a raw living food diet, thanks in large part to Ann’s pioneering spirit.
Over the next 56 years, we hope to make this life-building program the mainstay for an emerging humanity.
*Alumni who participated in the Hippocrates
Life Transformation Program for a total of six
weeks in the past five years are invited to enjoy
a 25% discount on a three-week stay in 2012.
Six weeks of visits must be accrued between January 1, 2007 and
December 31, 2011. Offer is valid only on three-week stays beginning in
2012 calendar year. Curriculum portion of Health Educator Program
is not included in six week accrual.
Call (561) 471-8876 ext. 177 for details.
Hippocrates Health Institute has grown by leaps and
bounds over the years. The campus now spans 50 acres
of lush tropical grounds in West Palm Beach, Florida.
At a Glance [contents]
25 Years of Empowerment
Let the Light Shine On Me :
Chron’s Disease / Ulcerative Colitis
Christopher Anthony D’Andrea shares the moving story of
his triumph over Chron’s disease/ulcerative colitis.
A New Lease On Life : Chronic Pain
Barry Hochstein has turned a streak of bad luck and chronic
pain into a resurgence of health and a new direction in his
life of service.
Rebuilding Broken Dreams : Breast Cancer
Maria Silva describes her journey to mend a broken heart
and rebuild suffering health as she overcame breast cancer.
Prognosis: Hope : Parkinson’s Disease
Alex Bernstein shares his story of reversing
Parkinson’s Disease symptoms at Hippocrates.
True Transformation: Body and Mind :
Epstein-Barr / Chronic Fatigue,
Lyme Disease, Emotional Trauma
Deb Eaton takes a trip down memory lane, recounting her
experiences with Dr. Brian Clement and HHI founder Ann
Wigmore. She also tells how she conquered health challenges.
A Chance Encounter : Prostate Cancer
William Elder thanks HHI for helping him battle prostate
cancer and extend his time with his loving wife, Sarah.
My Quest for Health : Stage IV Cancer
Annette Burns explains the role living foods played in
her reversal of Stage IV cancer.
Breaking Old Habits is Achievable :
High Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar &
Cholesterol; Mental Fog; Weight Loss
James Ferlisi, MD, shares the story of his family’s health
journey at Hippocrates, and his personal quest for wellness.
Cancer Reawakened My Soul to Vibrant Health :
Simon Lyon’s battle with cancer brought him to new levels
Who says miracles don’t occur? :
Type II Diabetes, Asthma,
High Cholesterol, Severe Hypertension
Steve Kleinman’s road to wellness began at Hippocrates.
Finding the “Awe” in Awful :
Ulcerative Colitis / IBD
Safara Fisher offers an account of her experience at HHI.
A Cancer Death Sentence? I Don’t Think so! :
Non-Hodgkin’s Leukemic Lymphoma
Jim Miller shares what he learned at Hippocrates.
A Loving Wife’s Voyage to Acceptance :
Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes, Weight Loss
Julieanna Renner describes the process of coming to terms
with her husband’s new lifestyle.
Hippocrates Gave Me Hope : Hepatitis C / Cancer
Victoria Thomasset credits her lifestyle changes with her
reversal of serious disorder.
The Truth About Multivitamins
Lilli Link, MD, MS, explains how the dangers of synthetic
multivitamins outweigh the questionable benefits.
Healing is a Personal Journey
Dr. Brian Clement offers firsthand advice on forging a path
of healing in an environment that more often than not
Living a Healthy, Integrated Life with
Katherine C. Powell, EdD, offers part two in her three
part series on self-realization. This installment examines
Be Fit While You Sit
Wellness coach and fitness expert Wayne “The Mango Man”
Pickering, ND, ScM, shares an exercise routine than can be
performed while seated.
My Wildest Dreams
Mark Mathew Braunstein shares a stunning nature
pictorial, along with the story of how he captured it.
Can Raw Foods Help Reverse Multiple Sclerosis?
The Matt Goodman Interview by Tom Fisher, RN, BA
Letter from the Directors
Letter from the Publisher
What’s the News?
• Link Between Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer?
• Monsanto Declared Worst Company of 2011
• NZ Food Bill to Make Growing Food a
Government Privilege Rather Than a Human Right
• Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation
• Healing Touch Buddies
• Health Educators in the News
• Congratulations from Hippocrates: Healing Touch
Buddies, Health Educators in the News, Hippocrates
“Guest of the Year,” Hippocrates “Employee of the Year”
Vermont Fiddle Heads
Restaurant review by Lauren Walker.
opposite page, this page:
Deer photos by Mark Mathew Braunstein.
See the full pictorial beginning on page 40.
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Delving into healing reveals a multitude of cause and
effect. It represents the classic struggle between selfworth
and pity. All recovery begins with acceptance
of self, which taps into the fountain of power internally
possessed by all. Accessing this inherent strength
requires the visualization of a healthy you, presently and
in the near and distant future. This essential act requires
a true commitment to the belief that you are whole
and well. When doubting yourself, it drains from your
resources, waylaying, if not stopping, your recovery.
Over the years, it has become evident to us that self-generating, positive people
who remain loyal to the process of self-acceptance inevitably heal. Those who
dwell on their disorder or over-analyze it squander precious energy and eventually
fail. If one lacks a foundational sense of wholeness, they become susceptible
to negative influence. This is why the words of a less than conscious healthcare
professional may be a dagger in one’s heart.
No matter what you have experienced or however dreadful the news you
have received, you can dissolve this poison and create a sweet future. We at
Hippocrates have observed the central origin of success to be the acceptance
of self. As you know, a centerpiece of our world-renowned Life Transformation
Program is the psychotherapy offered to each of our guests. With an open mind,
one can clear the decks, fulfilling their potential to survive. When the mind is
cluttered with the nonsense of life, which most often is a façade, it is difficult —
if not impossible — to think beyond this untenable constraint. Move forward,
even if at first it seems disingenuous. By using the tools of a pure diet, movement,
exercise, laughter, joy and spiritual expansion, you will eventually build the
platform to launch into the sphere of endless possibilities.
These words are not philosophically-based, but are the definitive roadmap to
complete health. In every case, we have seen people bring about total recovery.
They have begun and finished with a positive mind. This is the common thread of
the hundreds of success stories reported to us this past year. We have gathered
a selection of these stories in our latest edition. Remember that each of these
contributions is from a person who has had the courage to find their whole, well
self and fall in love with life.
Drs. Anna Maria and Brian Clement
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Hippocrates Health Institute West
Introduces the California Program
announcing the 2012 program
in Regeneration Medicine for Optimal Longevity
Drs. Brian and Anna Maria Clement’s Hippocrates Life Transformation Program
Pioneering program teaching a living foods lifestyle
also featuring Janet Hranicky, PhD (The Younger You Program in Anti-Aging & Integrative Regeneration Medicine),
Robert J. Rowen, MD (The Father of Medical Freedom) and Terry Sue Rowen, MD,
Viktoras Kulvinskas (Hippocrates Co-Founder) and Daniela Prauss (Yoga Instructor, Acupuncturist & Oriental Medicine Doctor)
Take control of your personal
well-being by allowing your body
to maximize its natural healing
potential to detoxify and recharge
physically, emotionally and
Program highlights include:
• Living food in its purest form—
fresh, organic and enzyme-rich
• Life-giving juice from fresh, organic
vegetables and choice sprouts
• Private consultations with
Hippocrates Health Professionals
in Napa, California
Dates: October 21 – 27 / October 28 – November 3, 2012
• Kitchen techniques and instruction on
preparing delicious living food
• Massage and healing arts therapies
• Far infrared sauna
• Educational classes detailing the
life-restoring aspects of a vibrant lifestyle
• Exercise classes, yoga and meditation
Mayacamas Ranch is set on a quiet hilltop ridge line above the town of Calistoga in Napa, California.
The resort offers beautiful 360-degree views, creating the perfect backdrop for rejuvenation.
Call (561) 471-8876 ext. 177 for more information.
Evel Knievel, the legendary motorcycle daredevil, wasn’t
killed by the 75+ ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps he attempted.
He wasn’t even killed by his failed attempt to jump
across Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket with
wheels. Ultimately, he succumbed to pulmonary disease,
and also suffered from Hepatitis C and diabetes. While it’s
true that Evel’s stunts earned him an entry in the Guinness
Book of World Records as the survivor of “most bones
broken in a lifetime,” he died of the very same
conditions many other Westerners do.
I can’t attest to how healthful Mr. Knievel’s
lifestyle was, but I do know some of the
health challenges he faced can sometimes
be reversed through lifestyle changes. In
fact, there are recovery stories within the
pages of this very magazine and other
volumes of Healing Our World that describe
reversals of Hepatitis C, diabetes and pulmonary
Sitting on the couch surfing television waves
may appear safer than speeding down the highway on
a motorcycle, but statistics don’t lie. The fact is, heart disease
killed well over 600,000 Americans in 2009. Fewer than 6% of
that number of Americans died in traffic accidents, including
not only automobile deaths but also motorcycle, bicycle
and pedestrian fatalities. Sources: Center for Disease Control,
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In a logical world, maintaining one’s health would be at
least as macho as donning a flashy leather suit and hurling
your body through the air atop a speeding motorcycle.
After all, adopting a balanced, plant-strong diet and opting
to sit on an exercise bike instead of a recliner is no easy feat.
We all know exercising properly and eating healthier food
would reduce our risk of disease, but only 3 in 10 Americans
From the Publisher
As many Healing Our World readers know, I am an avid cyclist. I often commute to work and my journey is on a
busy eight-lane boulevard with a bike lane. A person approached me the other day asserting that my route is
dangerous. Cycling is actually far safer than most people think, and some statistics suggest the health benefits of
riding a bicycle outweigh the risk that commuters and other cyclists who ride near automobile traffic face. In my
view, eating poorly and choosing not to exercise is far more dangerous than any bike lane.
in front of
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regularly exercise (regular physical activity is defined as
light-to-moderate exercise at least five times a week for at
least a half-hour, or vigorous activity at least three times a
week for a minimum of 20 minutes). Even fewer of us embrace
a healthy diet. Less than 12% of Americans eat enough
vegetables; only 25% of Americans eat enough fruit. Sources:
National Center for Health Statistics, Institute of Medicine,
United States Department of Agriculture.
While it takes a lot of guts to jump a motorcycle
over 14 buses, and maybe even a modicum
of guts to ride your bike on an 8-lane
boulevard, it takes at least 14 busloads of
bravery to face down disease and radically
transform your lifestyle. Those who aren’t
facing catastrophic disease are afforded
the luxury of a gradual transition into
healthier habits, but this luxury is often
We must realize the real danger isn’t getting
out there in the world and being active. While
there is indeed a risk of being injured during any
form of outdoor exercise, a far greater risk is imposed by unhealthy
habits. If someone is inactive and eats the standard
Western diet of fast food, candy and soda pop, they are at
much higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and many
other health complications. This risk further increases if the
person is overweight or obese, as are roughly 70% of American
adults. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Detection.
Crash helmets off to the exceptional individuals who
shared their stories with Healing Our World readers for
our latest edition.
A note regarding blood donation:
It has come to my attention that the Red Cross has no upper age limit on blood donation. In my publisher’s letter
in the last edition of HOW (Volume 31, Issue 4 (Blood: The Conductor)), I mentioned an upper age limit of 60 years.
Please check with your local blood bank for details regarding eligibility requirements and other information. — WB
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Hippocrates Recovery Stories:
Top Row (from left): Christopher Anthony D’Andrea,
Barry Hochstein, Maria Silva, Alex Bernstein (with wife, Yelena)
Second Row (from left): Deb Eaton, William Elder,
Annette Burns, Jim Ferlisi, MD
Third Row (from left): Simon Lyon, Steve Kleinman,
Safara Fisher, Victoria Thomasset
Bottom Row: Jim Miller, Julieanna Renner
Would you like to be a contributor to Healing Our World? Tell us your story.
Email Will Burson with the subject line “HOW Contribution” at WBurson@HippocratesInst.org.
Mark Mathew Braunstein, a high raw
vegan since 1970, is the author of Sprout
Garden and of Radical Vegetarianism.
His nature photos have adorned several
book covers and many magazine covers.
His articles have appeared in Vegetarian
Times, Natural Health, Vegetarian Voice
and in Healing Our World (“How to Grow
Microgreens,” Vol. 30/Issue 4). Download
his free sprouting and microgreen
resources from www.MarkBraunstein.org.
Will Burson is Art Director of Hippocrates
Health Institute (HHI). After 15 years in
the advertising business, the casual HHI
lifestyle is a welcome change for Will.
A recent transplant from Texas, he lives
near the beach, enjoying the Florida sun.
Dr. Brian Clement is Director of the
renowned Hippocrates Health Institute
(HHI), the world’s foremost complementary
residential health center. He and his team
at HHI have developed a state-of-the-art
program for health maintenance and
recovery. His Florida institute has pioneered
a life-changing program and established
training in active aging and disease
prevention that has proven to raise
health and happiness levels.
Tom Fisher, RN, BA, is a registered nurse,
Hippocrates Health Educator and Stage IV
cancer survivor. He is passionate about
empowering people with the living foods
lifestyle, and enjoys his work, including
providing HHI guests with live blood cell
Diane Lahoski has been with Hippocrates
Health Institute for the last twelve years in
many different positions. She is currently
the librarian for the institute. Diane is an
accomplished musician and as such has
played in many venues in the southeast
United States and in the Caribbean.
Dr. Steve Lemberg received his M.D. from
the Columbia University College of Physicians
and Surgeons in 1978, with honors in
neurology and pediatrics.He is a raw, living
foods vegan and expert in meditation who
has lived a wellness lifestyle for decades. He
directs the Oxygen Therapy Center at HHI,
and his goal is to bridge the gap between
conventional medicine and natural healing.
Lilli Link, MD, MS, is a board certified
internist with a Masters of Science degree in
Epidemiology and Health Services Research.
She now provides integrative nutritional
counseling in her private practice in
Manhattan. Visit her website to learn more
about her practice: LLinkMD.com.
Dr. Wayne Pickering faced the prognosis
of death at age 30. Now, at 63 years young,
he is an award-winning triathlete, double
nominee for the Healthy American Fitness
Leader Award, nutritional performance
coach and disease prevention specialist.
He’s authored 21 books; 22 audio learning
programs; two DVD series; 10 health systems
and over 400 articles on fitness, stress and
nutrition. Learn more at HealthAtLast.com.
Katherine C. Powell, EdD, has written many
articles and books investigating how people
develop confidence, a strong sense of self,
and openness to discovering their true self
or potential. Since 2004, Dr. Powell has
taught graduate and undergraduate courses
at FAU as a fulltime instructor. Her classes
prepare teachers in the psychology of
teaching, learning theories, classroom
management and self-assessment.
Lauren Walker teaches yoga and Energy
Medicine to cadets and veterans at Norwich
University. She is an assistant to EM founder
Donna Eden. You can find her writing about
a wide variety of subjects at LKWalker.com.
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Your Career in Complementary Health Begins at Hippocrates
• Nine week program includes three week HHI Life Transformation
Program * and six weeks of curriculum and lectures
• Classes are Monday–Friday
• Hippocrates Health Educator Program includes:
• Meals, wheatgrass and juices each day on HHI campus
• Use of HHI pools, sauna and gym
• 10% discount on treatments and campus bookstore
• Off campus lodging
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In honor of the Hippocrates
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Link Between Birth
Control Pills and
According to a study published in the British Medical Journal
Open, the use of the contraceptive pill is linked with an increased
risk of prostate cancer worldwide.
The study found that countries with the highest number of
women on the pill were more likely to have a higher number
of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer. The finding
suggests for the first time a potential link between the pill and
prostate cancer, the researchers said.
Canadian researchers suspect the birth control pills could be
polluting the water supply, as women who take the pills excrete
estrogen from the medication in their urine.
“The last two decades have witnessed growing scientific concerns
and public debate over the potential adverse effects that
may result from exposure to a group of chemicals [found in the
contraceptive pill] that have the potential to alter the normal
functioning of the endocrine system in wildlife and humans,”
Worst Company of 2011
by Anthony Gucciardi & Mike Barrett
NaturalSociety: Biotech giant Monsanto has been declared the
Worst Company of 2011 by NaturalSociety for threatening both
human health and the environment. The leader in genetically
modified seeds and crops, Monsanto is currently responsible for
90 percent of the genetically engineered seed on the United
States market. Outside of GM seeds, Monsanto is also the creator
of the best-selling herbicide Roundup, which has spawned
over 120 million hectacres of herbicide-resistant superweeds
while damaging much of the soil. Despite hard evidence warning
against the amplified usage of genetically modified crops,
biopesticides, and herbicides, Monsanto continues to disregard
all warning signs.
In a powerful review of 19 studies analyzing the dangers of GMO
crops such as corn and soybeans, researchers revealed some
shocking information regarding the safety of these popular food
staples. Researchers found that consumption of GMO corn or
soybeans may lead to significant organ disruptions in rats and
mice — particularly in the liver and kidneys. This is particularly
concerning due to the fact that 93 percent of U.S. soybeans are
known to be genetically modified. Ignoring this evidence,
Monsanto continues to expand their genetic manipulation.
Reprinted courtesy of NaturalNews.com.
The God-given human right to freely
cultivate food is under attack in New
Zealand (NZ) as special interest groups
and others are currently attempting to
push a “food security” bill through the
nation’s parliament that will strip individuals
of their right to grow food, save
seeds, and even share the fruits of their
labor with friends and family members.
In accordance with the World Trade
Organization’s (WTO) Codex Alimentarius
scheme for global food control,
the NZ Food Bill, if passed, will essentially
transfer primary control of food
from individuals to corporations under
the guise of food safety. And unless
massive public outcry and awakened
consciences within the NZ government
are able to put a stop to it, the bill could
become law very soon.
According to NZ Food Security, a
group working to protect the food
freedom of New Zealanders, the bill
will turn growing and sharing food
into a government-granted privilege
rather than a human right. It will also
make it illegal to distribute any type of
food based on the bill’s language. This
includes seeds, nutrients, natural medicines,
minerals, and even water — without
expressed government permission.
You see, agribusiness giants like
Monsanto want full control of the
food supply, which means putting an
end to small-scale agriculture systems
that operate “off the grid,” so to
speak. This is why they have worked so
hard in places like the U.S. to convert
conventional, staple crop systems to
genetically-modified (GM) ones that
are continually reliant upon new seeds
and chemical interventions.
As far as enforcement, the NZ bill also
authorizes private companies to deploy
“Food Safety Officers” that can raid
What’s the News?
NZ Food Bill to Make Growing Food a Government
Privilege Rather Than a Human Right
by Ethan A. Huff
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation
by Steve Lemberg, MD
Just the name of this therapy
conjures up images of science
fiction and futuristic technology.
Well, the future is now and this is
not science fiction.
The Fisher-Wallace Cranial Electrotherapy
Stimulator, CES for short, is a device
that helps people with depression,
anxiety, and insomnia. There are numerous
scholarly articles and research
studies out of Ivy League medical institutions
that support its effectiveness
and safety (it is even safe for use in the
pediatric age group).
I was introduced to the device by Dr.
Brian Clement, the director of Hippocrates
Health Institute, who is excited about its
potential. As Hippocrates’ medical consultant,
I looked into the literature with a
cautious eye; I needed to be convinced.
It didn’t take long for me to become
equally enthusiastic about CES. The device
uses mild electrical pulses delivered to the
temples by a hand-held unit. Just twenty
minutes a day can improve sleep and reduce
anxiety and depression. Results can
be seen in as few as 7–10 days.
I tried the device myself, and I experienced
an improved mood after just a few
treatments. Being scientifically skeptical,
I thought it might be a placebo effect.
Perhaps I was expecting to feel better.
I noticed that a painful injury I had
recently sustained was not hurting
anymore, and had improved unusually
private property without warrant. Not
only will these “Food Safety Officers”
be permitted to draw weapons against
those they are pursuing, but they will
also be immune from criminal and civil
prosecution for their illegal actions.
What all this means, of course, is that
the NZ government may soon be able
to arbitrarily decide at any time to restrict
individual freedom to plant vegetable
gardens and share the produce
with their neighbors, for instance. Even
“cottage industries,” which include athome
food artisans, could be restricted
under the new law.
You can read a full summary of what
the NZ Food Bill entails by searching
the internet for, “Food, illegal? Not in
my back yard.”
To learn more and to help
defeat the NZ Food Bill,
quickly. It was then that I had an “aha”
moment, realizing that the CES therapy
releases endorphins which are natural
pain-killers, in addition to the neurotransmitters
that help with mood and sleep.
The endorphins had helped my pain and
I wasn’t even thinking about that when I
Since then, many Hippocrates Health
Institute guests have utilized CES. We are
hearing similarly positive reports from
them regarding improvement in anxiety,
depression and insomnia. I have written
prescriptions for CES for several people and
they are now using the devices at home.
This is a very exciting technology, and it
may serve as an alternative to pharmacological
therapy as more people try it and
experience its myriad of benefits.
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by Diane Lahoski
Hippocrates Health Institute is proud to
announce the awarding of the Golden
Care Award to Healing Touch Buddies,
Inc. for their work with massage therapy
for cancer patients. Healing Touch
Buddies, Inc. massage therapists work
with the patients for a minimum commitment
of one year of free care for
the victims of cancer and catastrophic
diseases. Their Executive Director, Betty
Ann Baker, accepted the plaque along
with a generous donation from HHI.
We are very happy to be honoring this
wonderful, caring organization.
Fall 2011 Derrick Brockie Memorial Award of
Excellence recipients Louise Ann Muhammad
and Dr. Julio Calonje Daly (from left)
What’s the News?
Congratulations from Hippocrates
in the News
The Derrick Brockie Memorial Award of
Excellence is a one-time grant of $500 that is
awarded to a student graduating from the
Hippocrates Health Educator Program who
demonstrates excellent overall course performance
and a business plan that best illustrates
how he or she will educate and support others
in the raw and living foods lifestyle.
The Fall 2011 Health Educator Program is proud
to announce that two recipients were selected for
this year’s award.
They are Dr. Julio Calonje Daly and
Louise Ann Muhammad.
In addition to commemorating Dr. Daly and
Ms. Muhammad on receiving the Derrick Brockie
Memorial Award of Excellence, we would like to
extend our acknowledgement and congratulations
to all the Fall 2011 graduates of the Health Educator
Program. They have succeeded in completing the
Hippocrates nine-week Health Educator Program,
which entitles them, as certified Health Educators,
to educate others on the raw foods lifestyle.
“Guest of the Year”
by Will Burson
This past year was an amazing time at Hippocrates.
We encountered many guests who are shining
examples of humanity.
After much deliberation, Hippocrates named Bart
Daniel “Guest of the Year.” Bart fully embraced the
program and took it home with him to Gordonsville,
Virginia. Now he wants to share it with everyone.
Since his graduation from the institute, Bart has
brought his family and friends to Hippocrates to enrich
their lives. Bart enjoys yoga and is living his new
lifestyle to the fullest.
Second place went to Patrick Kelly and third place
to Peter Villarreal. All of the Guests of the Year will enjoy
gift vouchers toward future stays at Hippocrates
Bart Daniel addresses the audience
at a Hippocrates graduation ceremony
“Employee of the Year”
by Will Burson
Beth Marikos joined Hippocrates Health Institute
in December 2009. She is native of Champaign,
Illinois, and moved to South Florida in 1985.
Beth is happily married and has a 17 year old son.
Beth is the Accounts Payable Supervisor at
Hippocrates. She is an extremely hard worker and
is very respected by her peers and supervisors.
Beth has a deep respect for what Hippocrates
stands for and is very committed to the mission.
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Mediterranean Yacht Voyage
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relax in luxurious accommodations.
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Hippocrates 2012 Yacht Voyage
Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
25 August, 2012, Saturday Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy. 14:00 18:00
26 August, 2012, Sunday Capri, Italy Morning Afternoon
26 August, 2012, Sunday Sorrento (Pompeii), Italy Evening Next Day (Afternoon)
28 August, 2012, Tuesday Taormina (Etna) Sicily, Italy Morning Afternoon
29 August, 2012, Wednesday Fiskardho, Kefalonia, Greece Mid-day Evening
30 August, 2012, Thursday Galaxidi (Delphi), Greece Morning Afternoon
31 August, 2012, Friday Hydra, Greece Morning Evening
01 September, 2012, Saturday Piraeus (Athens), Greece Morning 10:00
Let the Light
Shine On Me
Chron’s Disease / Ulcerative Colitis
by Christopher Anthony D’Andrea : Merritt Island, Florida
I’m guessing that most grown ups don’t remember much about elementary
school—maybe their favorite teacher or their best friend. But, for me, I’ll always
remember elementary school because it was a time that changed the course of
my life forever. A time when happiness turned to hurt; loyalty turned to betrayal;
courage turned to fear and vibrant health turned to “incurable” disease.
Hi, my name is Christopher
Anthony. I am 12 years old.
On the outside, I look like
most kids my age, but if you could see
inside me, you would see the story of
a boy trying to find his way out of a
cold, dark cellar. My story began with
years of childhood wonder and joy,
and later turned to a young boy begging
God for a miracle.
My childhood was filled with
laughter, festivity and happiness.
Coming from a huge Italian family, l
was surrounded with amazing love,
incredible memories and grandma’s
home cooked meals. What more could
a kid ask for? I loved my life. The light
was always shining on me!
Oh, did I mention my mom? We’ve
always been super-close. We have a
lot of fun. When life gets tough, she
inspires me and reminds me to “kick
out doubt” and stand strong in faith.
The motto in our home is to keep
“stinkin’ thinkin’ ” out of our thoughts
and believe that all things are possible
with God at the wheel. My mom
has always called me her “warrior”
and her “champion” and tells me that
any giant in our way is another opportunity
to conquer. Well, that’s how
my life was before — before the light
in my heart began to burn out.
It all began when I was only ten
years old. I had just started the fifth
grade when a new kid transferred to
my school. He was kind of dumb and
flunked out twice at his other school.
So, even though he was also in fifth
grade, he was two years older, two
years bigger and two years stronger.
His popularity exploded and I felt
proud to be in his inner circle. But,
soon that school year, his closest
friends suddenly became his victims.
One minute he was our buddy, and
the next minute he was a bully. The
verbal blows and the physical blows
increased from a few times a week to
multiple times per day. The mocking,
belittling, pushing, shoving, kicking,
hitting and hazing became even
worse when he recruited other bullies
into his power trip.
I internalized the fear and stress day
after day, month after month, for two
years. There were many other boys
who got bullied in one way or another,
but none of us spoke of it because we
feared their retaliation. Then, something
else happened. Each school day,
an agonizing pain in my stomach
afflicted me. It felt like sharp knives
stabbing me. My mom sensed something
was wrong countless times. She
tried so hard to reach into my heart,
but I blocked everyone out. It was way
too awful to try to fix and even more
awful to try to explain. I was locked
down into a dark pit and nobody could
find their way in. And, even worse, I
couldn’t find my way out.
I gave up on the hope of escaping,
and gave in to the acceptance that I
would be trapped in the walls of the
cellar for a very long time. Especially
after one day at recess, when five of
the bullies surrounded me and assaulted
me in the worst way. Every
time I tried to get up, they’d knock
me back down. I couldn’t get air. I
couldn’t make it stop. I was bruised,
beaten and humiliated. I felt so
betrayed as all my friends stood there
watching and did nothing to help me.
Nothing. After that, I questioned the
loyalty of my friends and the honor of
I was in agony. The emotional scars
were as painful as the physical ones.
My self-worth was destroyed. The
sharp, stabbing pains in my stomach
worsened and became as unbearable
as the abuse. I didn’t have the strength
to “kick out the doubt” and conquer
this giant. I gave up. I was defeated,
wondering if the light would ever
shine on me again. The wounds from
bullying were deeper than I realized.
It felt like they ripped out my soul.
I finally shared the haunting memories
with my mom, until the whole
truth was finally revealed. I felt so
relieved. She immediately took me to
the pediatrician when I told her about
my sharp stomach pains. The doctor
told us it was the result of embedded
stress and fear from the long-term
bullying. I thought it would go away,
but, instead my body crashed and
burned. I started losing blood — a lot
Hunched over in crippling pain,
I felt weaker and weaker with each
new day. I could feel life leaving my
body as days of bleeding turned into
weeks of bleeding. Biopsies brought
a brand new word into our lives.
A word that really scared me —
“disease.” I was diagnosed with
Chron’s Disease / ulcerative colitis.
Whaaaaat? I couldn’t believe it! I had
so many unanswered questions. How
did this happen? Why did this happen
to me? Was it really incurable? I was
devastated, shocked, angry, scared
and numb all at the same time.
After all, I was only twelve years old.
While my mom searched day and
night for answers to this condition
that was attacking my body, I was still
so numb, I couldn’t process the awful
prognosis. The pediatric GI specialists
said this disease is incurable and
very dangerous for children. It stunts
growth and can lead to rheumatoid
arthritis, blindness, cancer and even
death. They explained that I would be
on medication for the rest of my life.
One of the medicines used for this
condition is a form of chemotherapy
and another causes leukemia. The last
resort is surgical removal of the colon
and use of a colostomy bag. After
hearing all of this, I felt dead inside.
My mom and I were on our knees,
laying down our broken hearts. We
asked God for a miracle, night after
night after night. My body was wasting
away. I didn’t have the will or
strength to fight. Even though we
had a holistic, organic lifestyle and
our house was filled with signs that
reminded me to “believe,” somehow
doubt still made it’s way in. After all,
no doctor and none of our research
could promise hope. My mom said
those are the times when God does
His greatest handiwork — when all
hope is gone. She said that we would
never, ever use the word “disease”
again. She went on to explain that the
word is just a label to describe symptoms;
reminding me that the word
did not own me, define me or dictate
my destiny. Instead, we replaced that
word with “health journey.”
cont’d on p. 55
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by Lilli Link, MD, MS
I present to you the top three responses my patients give me when I ask them
why they are taking a multivitamin:
1) “Just to be on the safe side.” 2) “It can’t hurt.” 3) “I don’t know.”
If you are one of those people taking
a multivitamin for these or other
reasons, you have lots of company.
About one-third of Americans take a
multivitamin (which often includes a
multimineral, too). When you read the
vitamin manufacturers’ promises to
“help support your immune system” or
“help support your body’s energy,” who
wouldn’t want to take one? After all,
we all know we need a certain amount
of vitamins and minerals from our diet
to be healthy, and often our diets are
not what they should be. But is a multivitamin
actually a way to make up for a
less than optimal diet?
Multivitamins have only been around
since the 1940s. Before then, the term
vitamin was barely used. The first vitamin
was identified in 1905, and to date 13 vitamins
and 15 essential minerals have been
identified. Vitamins are nutrients that our
own bodies cannot produce, but we need
in small amounts to survive. Until the
advent of synthetic vitamins and minerals,
people relied on food and sunshine for all
their nutrients. For most people, this was
It would seem logical that vitamins
could only help your body, and certainly
not harm it, since we already eat them in
our food. Besides logic, there is evidence
from observation that supports the idea
that vitamins are beneficial. But before accepting
this evidence as truth, it is impor-
tant to understand what an observational
study is and why the results of these studies
have been misinterpreted by many.
In observational studies, researchers
do just that — they observe what people
are doing and see what happens to their
health. It is a way of determining if there
is a correlation between what the participant
does (e.g., taking a multivitamin)
and their health (e.g., getting cancer).
The more definitive way to understand
the effect of vitamins on health is with a
randomized controlled trial. This determines
causation. In these types of studies,
half the people are given the vitamin and
half are given a placebo, and none of the
participants knows which he or she is
getting. Once these trials were done with
vitamins, it became clear that most had
nothing beneficial to offer us, and some
were even harmful.
Why the discrepancy between the randomized
trials and the observational studies?
It turns out that the people who take
multivitamins, or specific vitamins, often
take better care of themselves. They are
less likely to drink heavily and more likely
to eat well and exercise. The vitamin-
takers probably fared better because
of their other good health habits, not
because they were taking a multivitamin.
One of the first studies that showed
that a vitamin could actually be harmful
is that of beta carotene, an antioxidant,
and the incidence of cancer. A randomized
controlled trial was begun because
observational studies showed a decreased
risk of cancer in those who took beta
carotene. This trial showed that beta
carotene did not decrease risk of cancer.
Even worse, participants who were smokers
or exposed to asbestos actually had an
increased risk of lung cancer if they were
taking the beta carotene.
Another randomized controlled study in
2009 looked at the effect of the antioxidant
vitamins C and E on healthy young
men who exercised. All the participants
exercised, but only half received the
vitamins. The researchers found that
those who exercised but did not take the
vitamins had improved insulin sensitivity.
That is, their bodies were better able to
keep their blood sugar at a normal level.
The men who took the supplements and
exercised showed none of that improvement
in insulin sensitivity.
While studies of people in developing
countries have shown some clear benefits
(particularly among children, pregnant
women and those with HIV/AIDS), clinical
trials in countries like the U.S., where severe
nutritional deficiency is uncommon,
have not. Among randomized controlled
trials that have looked at vitamins as a
means to reduce cancer risk, only one has
shown benefit: taking high doses of calcium
reduced the risk for colorectal polyps,
which may be precancerous lesions.
(But even this is not currently recommended
by the medical establishment,
perhaps because high dose calcium
can cause kidney stones and might
even be connected to cardiovascular
disease.) cont’d on p. 57
A New Lease On Life
by Barry Hochstein : Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
I work as a consultant for First Nations (North American Indians) in northern and western
Canada, and I enjoy playing keyboards in a classic rock and roll band. With a family of
five grown children, my wife and I have been very busy over the last few decades. I was
also challenged with multiple accidents during this time period.
irst, an offshore oil well rig
blowout resulted in me having
a concussion. Three years later,
someone ran a red light and hit me
while I was on a bicycle. Four years
after that, someone else ran a light
and totaled my car, leaving me alone
in the intersection with whiplash.
Finally, six years ago, we had winter
rain (a very unusual event in northern
Canada during January), and my
vehicle lost control while turning a
corner. I rolled my truck 4 1 F
into a ditch, landing upside down.
My seatbelt saved my life, but I had a
nasty seatbelt compression injury to
my left shoulder.
The sum of all these accidents has
been an ongoing challenge with
chronic pain. Earlier this year, my
headaches and pains were so intense
that pain medications were offering
me no relief. They were, however,
leaving me so drugged I wasn’t useful
for much. At this point, death seemed
like it would be a sweet release. My
wife, bless her soul, had been introduced
to Hippocrates Health Institute
(HHI) by Paul Nison, and she called up
and made appointments for us both
to visit the institute in April 2011.
My first week and a half at
Hippocrates, I basically had a bad
attitude, compounded by pain. As the
treatments began to lessen my pain,
and then to eliminate it, and I heard
Dr. Brian Clement speak, I suddenly
caught the vision of what they were
trying to help us achieve — optimum
health. Not a handout, but empowerment
to take charge of our own lives,
giving us the tools to live a healthy
I would have to say that I was previously
a hardcore carnivore. I got my
vegetables from eating animals that
ate their vegetables. The knowledge
I gained at HHI was life-changing!
I watched new friends turn around
Type 2 diabetes and walk away freed
from a life of insulin. My personal
pains and headaches quickly began
to diminish, both in intensity and
severity. Being off the narcotic drugs
that had clouded my mind, I began to
see life with an incredible new level
A bout with osteoarthritis required
surgery in my right knee, and the
need for ongoing weight loss brought
me to Hippocrates a second time in
October 2011. cont’d on p. 61
Above: Barry before Hippocrates
Below: Barry after Hippocrates,
over 70 lbs. lighter and
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Healing is a Personal Journey
by Dr. Brian Clement
Rueful recollections of youth impede the appreciation of maturity; do not look back.
Instead, appreciate today and anticipate tomorrow. These are words I wrote in my 2006 book,
Longevity. As I went on to state, Art baseball’s to Leroy come “Satchel” Paige, said it beautifully, “Don’t look
back, something might be gaining on you.”
All too often what is pursuing you is your lack of confidence and unwillingness to grow.
These nemeses to well-being are the notorious duo that drains the life out of you. In most
lives somewhere along the path, we get sidetracked and accept less than what we truly
desire. When settling, we relegate our power and begin to live the mundane existence that
plagues people worldwide.
As a young man, I wanted to
find what differentiated happy
healthy and successful people
from the masses. It took many years
for me to discover the unifying thread
that all of these positive people possessed.
It was as blatant as the August
sun and as comforting as a December
snow — PASSION. As you know, last
year, we lost one of the twenty-first
century’s great sages, Steve Jobs. During
the media memorials to him, they
ran his commencement talk to the
graduates of Stanford University. He, as
all other movers and shakers, articulated
so well to the young men and
women that success comes from one
single epicenter: “Find what you love
and you will surely be successful.” He
personally prolonged his life in his fight
against pancreatic cancer eight times
longer than the average sufferer.
One of the closest relationships I
made in my adult life was with Coretta
Scott King. She was not only a friend
and confidant, but a mentor to me in
purpose and mission. One poignant moment,
I asked her if she ever doubted her
life’s direction. She smiled as her eyes
sparkled and she said, “Direction is the
only thing that makes life worth living.”
From that moment on, I recognized that
everything about living was much easier
than we had been taught. The idea that
struggle is necessary and that pain is
required and that suffering is good is
all misguided rhetoric. Somehow along
the way, when each of us lowered our
expectations, our cultures and humanity
as a whole also followed suit.
Today, most people live in the confinement
of survival: shelter, food and
clothing. Most of the energy they expel is
to sustain these basic needs. Where is the
joy? Where is the contribution? This perplexing
profile is not easy to change, yet it
is necessary to do so more than ever.
As I look at this problem through the
lens of my profession, it is apparent how
lost and broken most of us are. Every time
a new disease or a remedy for a disease
is promoted, we instantly begin to see
weakened people accept the disorder as
their own. In the more extreme cases, it
is evident that previously healthy people
have now literally manifested the disorder
via their beliefs.
When enduring an unhappy life
without reward, people subconsciously
sabotage their very health. In a way, it
is like incremental suicide rather than a
full blast attempt. Of course, our culture
harbors the co-conspirator healthcare
professionals and their corporate backers
to support the belief of the weakened.
This is not to say that there is no
authentic microbial and mutagenic
disease. Our dilemma is the manifestation
of these disorders, which is greatly
enhanced by the disease machine we call
current day healthcare.
This pervasive phenomenon is not isolated
to mainstream medicine — a great
part of so-called “complementary healthcare”
utilizes the same methods of intimidation
and control, which disempowers
the person who needs the strength to
believe they can heal themselves.
I published a booklet 20 years ago
called Belief: All there is. It contains a
statement that applies here: “Belief is not
really a credible part of your life unless
you feel it from your smallest cell to your
To regain homeostasis, you have to
manifest it in every part of your being.
The thought is the first step. The action of
food, exercise, rest and spiritual exploration
is the next step. Gaining the insight
and employing the wisdom of recovery
only comes to those who pursue purpose.
It is easy to fall to the wayside and
blame age, circumstance, gender, social
status, etcetera for the degradation of
our health. It requires big thinking and
bigger action to supersede the perceived
normality of a tenuous life.
In the 1950s, when television was new
and sparse, one program I would click
on after school was hosted by the green
leotard-wearing Jack LaLanne, who spoke
definitively and acted exuberantly, guiding
the listener into a life of action. In my
youth, it was overwhelming to experience
a person who was so absolutely sure of
himself. This made Lalanne very different
than the people I had experienced.
Little did I know that later in my life he
would become one of the guiding lights
in my pursuit for health and happiness.
Determined, positive people are so rare
that they are often misunderstood as arrogant
There is a world of difference between
motivated people and those who have to
scream loudly because they have no substance
to back them. In our society today,
we have boat loads of cheerleaders but, at
best, few captains of their own life.
Which would you rather be: a player or
a fan? In whatever you do, your foremost
question should be, “Does this action
fulfill me physically, emotionally, and
spiritually?” Looking to the second level,
you must ask, “Does this action affect
others as positively as it does me?” If you
can answer, “Yes” on both accounts, you
should proceed. If not, why would you do
anything that will not enrich life itself?
Recovery requires deep, simple thought
about all that we are discussing. When
your experience involves trying your
maximum best at all you do, it is not a
major hurdle to regain health.
There is only one person who can position
you in this strategic place — YOU. For
many of you reading this, you feel greatly
estranged from this place of utter confidence,
yet you can almost instantly shut
off the naysayer channel and turn on one
In the early stages of viewing, it may
be painful when you see how much effort
you have placed on avoiding challenges
and sabotaging yourself. This exercise
is necessary so that you, like an addict
who has had a revelation that they have
a problem, can begin to resolve the
problem. Healing does not require extensive
effort; it needs you to remove the
obstacles that prevented it from taking
hold. There is no such thing as spontaneous
remission, yet there is such a thing as
instantaneous acceptance of self.
In this year, when the negative folk are
waiting for everything to come to an end,
I strongly urge you to take back your life
and to forge a bright road back to the
center of your humanity. When reaching
this destination, relish the natural ability
you have to live life with ease.
When understanding the true matrix
of life, you realize that all is important
and nothing is important, that health
and disease are really generated in the
same place and, ultimately, that your
future future is completely deterdetermined based upon upon your
heal and represent
Healing Our World »« 25 Years of Empowerment
Maria Silva (top, center) with her family.
In 1995, after a few years of working
in the human resources
department of a very well known
company, I realized it was important
to learn human resources software.
I also realized I needed to improve
my English since it is not my native
language. As a nature and animal
lover/protector, it was important for
me to get my certification in scuba
diving. I also love to travel and explore
the world, which I learned from my
mother and father.
In March 1995, I was hired by an
international software company to
work as a human resources consultant
and trainer. This job fit perfectly with
all my goals: software, English, and
traveling all over the world. Up to
this time, my heart was really pure
I felt like I had achieved most of my
goals except there was one amazing,
important, relevant dream behind all
of these goals: finding my prince, getting
married, and becoming a mom.
This was most important to me.
I met someone and got involved in
a relationship. Unfortunately, it was
not a healthy partnership at all. From
the beginning, it was a completely
abusive, disrespectful and frustrating
relationship. Unfortunately, I did not
accept advice from anyone.
I thought it was in my hands to
build my family and I left everything
I had at the time. I even forgot God. I
stopped exercising and eating healthfully
and gave up everything that was
important to me.
In August 2000, we married even
though our relationship had worsened.
In October of the same year, I
had a miscarriage — my first baby. I
was devastated. My life was drastically
going in the wrong direction but
I was unable to realize it.
In 2001, my first daughter was born.
In 2002, my second daughter was
born. I still dreamed that one day I
would have a happy family, but my
dreams were far from reality.
At this time my heart and soul were
completely damaged. I was sad, disappointed,
angry, frustrated and full of
resentment. Despite all that, in February
2005 I discovered I was pregnant
with my third child.
During my pregnancy, I noticed
something was different in my left
breast. My nipple was getting harder
and harder. I talked with my gynecologist
about it on three different
occasions during my monthly visits,
but he just told me it was part of the
On my fifth month of pregnancy
I got the news, “ It’s a boy!” I was
completely happy but I realized my
marriage was over. I cried and cried
and for the very first time in my life I
felt a deep pain in my soul.
At the same time, my breast was as
hard as a stone and I found an oversized
lymph node above my collarbone.
Sadly, the oncologist confirmed
breast cancer — Stage III Plus since it
had already invaded the lymph node
above my collarbone.
I could not accept I had cancer, so
I started looking for a solution to get
rid of any cancer cells. At that time I
sought God. I prayed to him with all
my heart for a solution. I felt in my
heart something was wrong with
our everyday food. While reading the
Bible (Daniel 1:12), I noticed Daniel
used to eat only vegetables and drink
water (God’s food).
I contacted a nutritionist who
specialized in cancer protocols. Years
later, I discovered she used to work
at Hippocrates Health Institute. She
coached me as much as she could,
but due to the advanced stage of the
cancer (three tumors in my left breast
Rebuilding Broken Dreams
by Maria Silva : Coral Gables, Florida
I take pride in my health. My mom taught us healthy eating habits from an early
age. At that time, I didn’t realize the invaluable treasure my mom was imparting.
We even had an edible garden in the backyard of my house!
with a mass of more than 10 centimeter
in total and hormone receptor
positive: estrogen and progesterone),
I had to take three cycles of chemotherapy
After my healthy and strong baby
boy, Daniel, was born, I finished the
chemotherapy and started radiation.
I finalized my treatment with a total
radical mastectomy and hysterectomy.
I completely changed my diet
even when the doctors opposed what
I ate (eating healthfully).
I started my “official” program
just after I finished chemotherapy.
I worked hard to recover my cell’s
protein levels (diminished protein
levels are a side effect of chemotherapy).
Finally I heard, “We are out of the
woods.” My blood tests were amazingly
I also concentrated on detoxifying
my body with infrared dry sauna therapy,
enemas, enzymes and supplements
alongside a raw, organic green
diet and juices.
I had some challenges around
the time of my divorce and had
trouble maintaining my healthy
lifestyle. Fortunately, my oldest
brother offered me a stay at
Hippocrates Health Institute.
I arrived at the institute with no
energy at all. I thought it was going
to be really hard, especially because I
was driving from Miami to Hippocrates
every day after dropping off my three
kids at school and returning to pick
them up again on the way home.
Hippocrates offers a day program
for people who live near the institute,
and their staff made it easy for me. I
enjoyed all the same therapies, lectures
and great food and juices that all Hippocrates
guests do, and was able to go
home every day to take care of my kids.
Hippocrates was amazing. My
biggest surprise was when I noticed
my energy was back. My mind was
clear and I even lost a few pounds.
Now I’m better than ever and ready for
Hippocrates Health Educator program.
I will specialize in children’s nutrition
and work to get better food in schools.
I asked Dr. Brian Clement, the
Director of Hippocrates Health
Institute, about nutrition and
supplements for my three kids,
knowing that my family will deal
with the everyday stress better if
we are all healthy. Dr. Clement’s
recommendations have been a
blessing to my children, especially
Daniel, who was showing symptoms
A parental coordinator recommended
Daniel be given medication, and I
completely opposed it. He is currently
doing great at school — one of the
Thank you, Dr. Brian Clement
for your unconditional love and
compassion to the people who need
it. I must mention Jesus cleaned up
my heart, my soul, my spirit and my
body. Thank you, Jesus! Also thank
you to my spiritual parents, Apostle
Guillermo Maldonado and Prophet
Ana Maldonado, for my spiritual
“I was given less than 1.5 years to live and at the time of
this writing I'm already celebrating my 7th year of life
since my diagnosis.”
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by Alex Bernstein : White Plains, New York
In 1981, we came to the United States from Russia, where I was a medical doctor.
I started a new career in America, founding a company that was involved in different
trade shows. My new profession required intensive traveling, mostly to Europe.
I practically spent half the year on planes and in hotels.
During a business trip in 2005,
one of my hands started to
shake. It was the beginning
of what I soon learned to be Parkinson’s
disease. My wife and I went to a
few neurologists and they all had the
same diagnosis: Parkinson’s. One very
notorious professor gave me a dire
prognosis: “In five years you will be in
My dear wife did copious research
to find answers. A few months later,
this research led us to Hippocrates
Health Institute in South Florida.
Here, for three weeks we became
a part of a very caring and loving
family. There was much to learn and
absorb. We are very grateful to the
Hippocrates team and especially to
Drs. Anna Maria and Brian Clement.
Our trip to this beautiful institute was
probably one of the smartest things
I have ever done. There are many
causes of Parkinson’s disease. In my
case, it could have been the overload
of heavy metals in my system and
physical and emotional stress. The
crazy lifestyle I had been leading due
to my stressful career was definitely a
At Hippocrates I underwent natural
chelation therapy. The innovative
therapies and nutritious food offered
at the institute are only part of the
picture. Meeting other people who
had faced health crises and were able
to overcome them inspired me to
take charge of my situation. Dr. Brian
Alex Bernstein with his wife, Yelena
Clement’s lectures also instilled hope
in me for my future. I remember at
one of the lectures I asked him if I
could have a glass of wine. His answer
was better than my question, “Alex,
stop romancing with the food.”
Since 2005, my wife and I visit
Hippocrates each year. Today, almost
seven years after my diagnosis, I still
have a tremor but I am not in a wheelchair.
I walk 3 – 4 miles daily and work
out each day. My diet is mostly raw
and I enjoy wheatgrass juice and
green drinks every day.
My greatest pleasure is spending
time with my grandchildren and I
look forward to visiting Hippocrates
Health Institute again in the
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In 1980, I learned from a remarkable
doctor in Geneva, Switzerland,
Christian Schaller, MD, that
sugar is an emotional comfort food.
To get off sugar, we need to have a
healthy balance in our emotions.
Dr. Brian Clement learned this from
the same doctor because he and I met
in Geneva when more than 35 healers,
philosophers and teachers of healthy
lifestyles all convened together and
worked at Dr. Schaller’s Foundation de
Soleil (The Sun Foundation).
1980 was an expansive year
because so many of us were just
opening up to a lifestyle that was lifegiving
instead of life-poisoning.
Brian had just finished his travels
to India, teaching Ann Wigmore’s
knowledge of wheatgrass and sprouts.
Through the healing grapevine,
Dr. Schaller heard about Brian’s work
and invited him and his family to
come to Foundation de Soleil to share
Ann Wigmore’s work and to have a
much needed rest.
Brian and his family thrived while
there. Brian taught the ways and
hows to have a healthy colon; I had
been there with my family for a few
years and was offering bodywork to
Body and Mind
Epstein-Barr / Chronic Fatigue,
Lyme Disease, Emotional Trauma
by Deb Eaton : Belfast, Maine
Whenever Dr. Brian Clement gives a lecture up here in Maine I always drop everything I
am doing and help put together a group so that many people can hear what he has to
say. During a recent visit, he opened his lecture with the statement, “The biggest cause
of illness is emotional. It is so big that we’ll put it aside and begin with the next biggest
That absolutely resonated with me.
the 33 people on staff plus teaching
a series of bodywork therapies to
The Foundation de Soleil sponsored
many international teachers and
when Dr. Schaller’s patients came to
see him, he would recommend any or
all of the following: attend a class on
live food preparation; come and have
a healthy meal at his small garden
live foods restaurant; receive a massage
from Deborah; have a colonic
from Brian; jump up and down on the
large trampoline to stimulate circulation
of the lymph; join with others
and dance to rhythmic music; listen
to a variety of health lectures from international
speakers; learn relaxation
techniques that open the gateway
into one’s wisdom of the soul; have
on-going sessions with a therapist
for talking over one’s inner conflicts;
and find inner harmony so that one’s
natural authentic self can blossom
and be expressed.
It was a great time in our lives; a
time of absorbing and learning and
being supported to be our authentic
selves. Ann Wigmore was invited to
visit from Boston and there were
many precious moments when we
all gathered and celebrated the joy
of living and experienced the communion
of friendship. Whenever I
see Brian, I am reminded of those
earlier days, and my heart opens with
Brian left the foundation and
soon afterwards he and Anna Maria
opened Hippocrates Health Institute
in West Palm Beach. I returned to
the U.S. and my first husband and I
decided to separate.
My husband’s biggest complaint
about me was that there was “something”
lingering in my far past that
couldn’t allow me to be present. He
often said that he felt as though he
was walking on egg shells around me
and that I was too over reactive.
He felt that something was deeply
wrong in my childhood and I needed
to heal that before I could be content
and happy. We divorced and it was a
very sad time for me. I couldn’t find
my way back to myself. By 1992, I was
deeply ill with chronic fatigue aka
Epstein-Barr. cont’d on p. 56
Deb Eaton (right) with Hippocrates founder Ann Wigmore in 1979.
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Vermont Fiddle Heads
Restaurant review by Lauren Walker
You walk into the café and the walls are a bright and yummy salad leaf green. Painted in large loopy letters
are admonitions to live your best life: “Think with your heart and love with your mind; Act with inspiration;
Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
The shelves are filled with bags
and boxes and tins and jars of
exotic and strange-sounding
food and herbs. Other shelves are filled
with oils, creams and tinctures. There
are cards and candles, and one whole
wall is lined with huge jars of herbs
and seeds and mushrooms, dried and
ready for use.
You have entered the magical,
mysterious, comforting and welcoming
raw food café, Vermont Fiddle Heads,
in Worcester, Vermont.
Likely either a smiling Meg Pocher,
or the smiling owner, Linda Wooliever,
will greet you. There is no pressure to do
anything, buy anything or eat anything.
You are welcome to wander around
looking at the jars of raw nut butters
and raw seeds, oils and green powders
of every sort. This café, the only raw
restaurant in Vermont, is a cornucopia
of alternative delights.
Linda came to her devotion to raw
food in an honest and balanced way, a
trait you will see in her the more you
spend time in her cafe. She isn’t about
to tell you that what you eat or how
you eat is wrong, she isn’t going to
proselytize about the horrors of factoryfarmed
meat, or the environmental
degradation of pigs, or the health issues
surrounding dairy and sugar. But if you
ask her, she’ll share a wealth of knowledge
and helpful ideas with you.
Sixteen years ago, her mother, a
non-smoker, was diagnosed with lung
cancer. At the same time, a neighbor
was struggling with end stage diabetes.
Linda and her brothers started trying
to find alternatives to help once the
doctors told their mother there was
nothing else they could do. They tried
juicing vegetables and shark cartilage
supplements. Linda felt like a seeker in a
strange land. Shark? Really?
Then, as synchronicities happen, she
heard a show on Pacifica radio about a
connection between her mother’s type
of cancer and long-term vitamin deficiency.
Being allergic to many foods, her
mother did not eat a diet that would
give her these vitamins.
Linda began to see connections, both
with her mother’s diet and her mother’s
devotion to the Western medical model.
Her mother wouldn’t touch the supplements
or juices, but she swallowed her
doctor prescribed horse pills with ease.
Linda began to see the powerful mind/
body connection to health, and when
both her mother and her neighbor died
within two months, she took away a
She got the book, Food: Your Miracle
Medicine and that became the spark for
her to make the connection between
body, food, physiology, psychology and
After her daughter was born, Linda
found herself overweight and ill with
candida and acid reflux. Exhausted all
the time, she turned to various natural
healers for help. Linda tried every kind
of diet and modality, but nothing
worked. Until finally, complaining on
an internet group, again, synchronicity
turned up and someone told her about
Linda has never turned back. Since
then, she has helped her husband heal
his childhood asthma, has released over
50 lbs. herself, healed her candida and
acid reflux and has helped others take
charge of their health in countless positive
Fiddle Heads Café is an oasis in
a state that prides itself on dairy in
every form — home of Ben and Jerry’s
ice cream and Cabot Farms Cheese.
Vermont has a serious commitment to
small scale, organic and grass fed meats
from pigs, chickens, cows and ducks.
People here still hunt for meat. Every
third neighbor sells their own eggs at
the end of their driveway. And there is a
local food movement here that is fierce.
“We do as much local as possible,”
Linda says. Many of the café’s sandwiches
and wraps use local produce grown
throughout the season in greenhouses.
Linda makes her own local kimchi/sauerkraut,
a fermented food prized for its
digestive health properties. The café’s
smoothies are chock full of Vermont
blueberries when in season. Linda is
committed to eating as close to home
as possible and has planted a small
fruit and nut tree orchard on the café
grounds. Most of the non-food items,
such as tinctures, balms, salves, cards
and candles are made by local artisans.
Linda personally tests every product in
the store. But she also has perspective.
“I’m OK with eating a goji berry from
China as long as it’s fairly traded, and
people are treated in a fair and just way.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong
with a global market.”
True to Linda’s balanced nature, she
adds, “I don’t want to become so localvore
that I don’t have an olive or cinnamon;
how much do you want to stretch
that? Is Maine too far for salt? You have
to take it all with a grain of salt,” she
says, laughing at her own pun.
And like the majority of her Vermont
neighbors, it takes more than one
income stream to be able to make life
work here. One of the biggest successes
to come out of her café and her
devotion to making raw food easy and
accessible are her nut milk filtering
bags. Although many companies make
them, hers are one of the few that are
handmade and custom made. Made
from hemp and nylon , the bags are
strong and durable. They are availalbe in
many custom sizes and can be used for
juicing, sprouting, apple pressing and
kombucha making. Carpenters even use
Clockwise from top left:
Fiddle Heads, Fiddle Heads owner Linda Wooliever,
Un-pizza, Collard “salmon” wrap
the bags for their superior filtering capabilities.
Linda is the exclusive provider
of nut milk bags to Vita Mix blenders,
the gold standard for raw foodies. With
every blender purchase you get one of
her bags and an enormous raw food
recipe binder that carries at least a
dozen of Linda’s recipes. Raw food gurus
David Wolfe, Paul Nison, Matt Monarch
and Angela Stokes all use her bags.
When asked where she sees her business
in five years, Linda characteristically
goes with the flow. She wants to
continue to serve and educate people
on a more healthy, balanced, plantbased
raw diet. She loves doing her
raw food “challenges” where she helps
people try out the diet for a period of
time with menus, teaching and support.
Linda also enjoys her food prep classes
and her wholesale business. And she’s
enjoyed all the energy she’s put into
the cafe, and what she gets out of it.
Linda is open to the flow of the
universe. Where she is most needed
in her community is where she
And you can be certain that she’ll
do it all with balance, poise, and green
foods in hand.
Vermont Fiddle Heads
18 Worcester Village Road
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Little did I know that this chance
encounter would transform
my life forever, leading me to
juice-fasting on celery, cucumber,
lemon, garlic and ginger for 150 days.
The reason for my tranformation
was that I was vastly overweight and
needed to give myself the best chance
to fight cancer.
The guest who opened my eyes was
Rian Torres, the owner of a retreat
centre in Kings Worthy, some 20 miles
away. She informed me that I would
not be able to fight the cancer properly
unless I drastically changed my diet.
I had been told a few months previously
that the prostate cancer I had
been fighting for 13 years was now in
my spine and ribs. The doctors said
unless I accepted chemotherapy now,
it would only be a matter of months
before the cancer did me in.
I had been disillusioned with conventional
treatment for some time
and was suffering various side effects
from the medication I was taking.
My weight had ballooned to 23
stone (322 lbs.) and I was riddled with
stomach ulcers. My blood pressure
and cholesterol levels had soared.
As Rian arrived at teatime, I was
about to tuck in a homemade chicken
burger, chips and vegetables. Rian
questioned my choice of food and
said I wasn’t doing myself any
favors if I was going to fight cancer.
She said I would have to “go raw,”
and the sooner, the better.
Rian told me about Hippocrates
Health Institute and how their Life
Transformation Program could help
me fight cancer. She went on to say I
should not be eating meat or cooked
food. I should be eating good wholesome
food, not rubbish. First I would
have to remove some of the harmful
substances which had built up in my
body over the years and that’s where
the juicing would help.
Dr. Brian Clement, the director
of Hippocrates Health Institute,
was speaking in London soon and
Rian said I should not miss this. I
was determined to get there. I have
to say I was not disappointed; the
talk was inspiring. I decided I must
by William Elder : Southampton, England
travel to the United States and
It was nine months before I could
get to Hippocrates in Florida. In
the beginning all did not go well.
Hippocrates was everything I had
expected and more, but in the first
two days by the time I had finished
my green lunch, I was too tired to attend
the afternoon lecture. By Friday,
things had improved so much that
I was able to stay awake all day and
attend all the lectures and treatments.
The treatments I was receiving on a
daily basis were helping my movements
and relieving my pain.
The Hippocrates approach is no
easy solution or quick fix. You have to
stick to the basics. Hippocrates gives
you the knowledge and the tools. The
rest is up to you. When I left three
weeks later, I was like a new man.
My diet is something I am continuing
to work on.
In my case it has given me much
needed extra time with my lovely
wife, Sarah, and my quality of life
has dramatically improved.
William Elder with his wife, Sarah
My name is William Elder and I live in Southampton, England, with my wife Sarah.
Together we have been running a guest house for the past 12 years. Customers have
asked us for some very strange requests during that time. So when a woman who
checked in for three nights said she would need space in our fridge for her vegetables
and room in our kitchen to juice them, I thought nothing of it.
Stage IV Cancer
by Annette Burns : County Sligo, Ireland
I had an operation in November 2007 to remove a 20-cm (8-inch) tumor. However, three
weeks into radiation therapy in February 2008, another tumor appeared. The surgeon
decided that he would have me in the hospital the following week to remove my leg and
part of my thigh. He called for a PET scan to “see if the cancer had traveled anywhere.”
A few days later, he told me the PET scan had revealed that the cancer had spread to
my lungs, so he would not proceed with the amputation he had planned.
My doctor explained that
with the few months I had
left, I would have to spend
the rest of my days in the hospital
recovering from the amputation if
he removed my leg. He said he would
speak to his oncology colleague about
chemotherapy but his view was that it
would have little or no effect on such
We did proceed with chemotherapy,
and I had six cycles beginning in
the beginning of March 2008 and
finished five months later. The doctors
were amazed at the response. They
had hoped at best to keep the tumors
at bay, but the chemo had actually
I went to Hippocrates Health
Institute in November 2008 and
learned important things about diet. I
was already aware of the importance
of the mind.
Incidentally, although the surgeon
had only given me a few months to
live, I never believed him. I, as well as
my husband, Henry, and the rest of
my loving family, maintained a strong
belief that I would be fine.
I have had four scans since then
and each has shown great results. The
latest one (May 2011) suggests there
is no evidence of any tumors. Oddly
enough, I saw the oncologist yesterday
and he said there was no need for a
scan this visit. He just wanted to know
how I was feeling. His view is that the
tumors must never have been there in
the first place. “How else would they
have disappeared? It’s highly unlikely
that it’s a miracle since they very
rarely happen,” he said.
I have attempted to be completely
raw. In the cold climate where I live, I
have found it very difficult. This said,
I do not eat meat of any kind and I
don’t have any dairy. I stay away from
sugary foods and I have wheatgrass
juice and sprouts every day. I do affirmations
and visualizations each day
and keep a gratitude list.
I find it incredible that a doctor
would suggest his profession made a
mistake rather than accept and admit
that lifestyle changes can reverse
I am incredibly thankful and
happy with my results. Thanks,
Hippocrates, for the role you played in
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Breaking Old Habits
High Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar &
Cholesterol; Mental Fog; Weight Loss
by Jim Ferlisi, MD : Toronto, Canada
My name is Dr. Jim Ferlisi. I am a family doctor from Toronto, Canada, and I was
“that person” — overweight, tired, sluggish and in a mental fog. The good news is
I became a new person this past summer. I will describe how simple it is, so you,
like me, can get your life back.
Let me first tell you a bit about
myself. I was born in Toronto,
Canada. My parents, Frank
of my patients were sick. I felt like a
ticking time bomb waiting for
a heart attack.
and Maria, immigrated from Italy in A friend of mine told me about
the early 1950s. My dad and his two a place called Hippocrates Health
brothers opened a small grocery store Institute (HHI) in West Palm Beach,
in the Little Italy district of Toronto. Florida, where I could go to get my
I grew up in the food store, which life back. I told my wife, Cathy, and
meant I could eat all the candy, choco- my son, Josef, of my problems and
late and ice cream I wanted.
we soon arrived at HHI.
My mom, like all good Italian moth- On the first day, the nurse examers,
would say to me, “Jimmy, mangia, ined me. My blood pressure was
mangia, mangia,” which means “eat, high at 140/90. My blood sugar and
eat, eat.” By age 12, I was a real big my cholesterol were high as well. I
Italian boy. My mom would tell her learned that I am sensitive to gluten
friends, “That son of mine is big- and that I had metal toxins in my
boned — big frame, you know.” But the blood from the fish I ate. My weight
truth was that I was a fat Italian boy. was 268 lbs. A healthy weight for my
When I went on to university and height is 190 lbs. at the most.
then to medical school, I was one of Then the staff doctor asked me a
the few Italians in my program and question that shook me to the core.
I was still “big boned.” I graduated He looked me straight in the eye and
with a medical degree in 1986 and asked, “Dr. Jim, do you want to live or
eventually set up a clinic in Toronto do you want to die?” Basically, he was
along with five other physicians. So telling me that if I kept eating the
there I was — six feet tall and over Italian staples I was raised on — pasta,
260 lbs. — giving my patients advice pizza, lasagna and sausage — that
on healthy living and losing weight. I would have a heart attack and
There was something wrong with this possibly die. As I had suspected,
I was a ticking time bomb, and, boy,
In May 2011, I started to become was I afraid.
afraid. My dad had suffered a heart at- I walked out of the Hippocrates
tack, my mom had a stroke and most medical building and looked up at the
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clear blue Floridian sky. I heard my father’s
words, “You are a champion; just
do it.” So I rolled up my sleeves and I
did it. I became an honor student of
the Hippocrates program, completely
adhering to its principles.
I started to meditate, exercise and
practice yoga. I began to consume
corn, vegetables, beets, sprouts, veggie
burgers, wheatgrass juice and green
juices. I fell in love with my new lifestyle
and at the end of the three-week
program I had lost 23 pounds, my
blood sugar and cholesterol levels had
normalized and, most importantly,
I was energized. I had no more
“mental fog” and I felt truly happy.
I left Florida as a new person —
mind, body and soul.
The fact that these changes took
only 21 days is simply amazing.
In only three weeks, I went from
being an Italian who ate heavy,
traditional Italian dishes to an
Italian who consumes raw vegan
fare. I committed to being a raw vegan
for the rest of my time on this planet.
Don’t get me wrong; the Ferlisi
family still enjoys Italian food.
We simply transform our favorite authentic
“Italiano” recipes into healthy,
vegan variations. This is fun and really
easy to do. cont’d on p. 63
The Ferlisi Family Post-Hippocrates
Dr. Jim: For me — my ritual is to weigh myself every Friday
morning just as a fighter before a match — I actually call this
weigh in — “Dr. Jim’s Weight War.” So far, I have lost
50 lbs. in 108 days.
Every morning I go through my “15-15-15” routine: 15
minutes of meditation, 15 minutes of infrared sauna and 15
minutes of qigong. As a result, I am in total harmony with my
mind, body and soul. I no longer feel sluggish or have mental
fatigue, and my mind is laser focused.
Cathy: After her battle with psoriasis for the past 23 years
and trying countless creams and visiting numerous dermatologists,
Dr. Brian Clement simply told Cathy to stop eating
white potatoes, use neem cream and neem leaf capsules, use
an infrared sauna daily and embrace the raw vegan lifestyle.
She followed his advice and, as a result, her psoriasis is almost
gone. In addition, thus far Cathy lost a total of 44 pounds.
Josef: At 16 years of age, he has had eczema for many years.
His eczema completely vanished in three weeks at Hippocrates.
He also lost 25 lbs in 21 days! On July 18, 2011, Josef’s
cholesterol was 209. After just three weeks at
Hippocrates, his cholesterol had dropped to 115 (normal
being less than 150). Initially, I was concerned that as a teenager
Josef would struggle with this vegan lifestyle. Instead he
loves it, and he loves the way he looks and feels.
Melyssa: A lovely 19 year old young lady, she had other
commitments and stayed home during her family’s stay
at Hippocrates. Upon their return, Melyssa embraced
the Hippocrates lifestyle and has since lost 15 pounds.
She’s not only enjoying the vegan lifestyle but is sharing
it with her friends.
If you would like to contact Dr. Jim, feel free to email:
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Part two in a three-part series:
Living a Healthy, Integrated Life
with Emotional Balance
by Katherine C. Powell, EdD
The process of building a healthy, strong sense of self incorporates living an integrated and honest
life. When living a life of self-delusion (unreal feeling) or in a fantasy world to cover pain, we become
unbalanced and do not live in the present moment. To overcome delusion we must: (1) Build high selfesteem
and identify our real feelings and emotions; (2) Develop integrity by being honest to avoid selfsabotage;
and, (3) Maintain emotional balance by being intuitive, realistic and in the present moment.
An integrated life helps maintain self-esteem and balance our emotions with honesty. When we feel
valid and whole, we make moral choices that govern our behavior and contribute to our integrity. Our
life energy is precarious and we can be thrown off center if we are not aware of our true feelings or
emotions, which need to be harmonious. An honest life with high-self-esteem and self-regard contributes
to an integrated and confident life.
elf-esteem is dependent on your
feelings which have to be identified
and managed to prevent
your core sense of self from becoming
off balance. Self-esteem includes selfregard
and how you feel about yourself
when accomplishing goals. We experience
various emotions such as, joy, anger,
sadness or fear which are expressed
through our behavior.
When feeling overcome with emotions,
stopping and thinking about the
opposite feeling can help neutralize
them. For example, when angry, try
calming yourself by thinking of something
pleasant. This can help your emotions
balanced and manageable. Our
emotions can be volatile and confusing.
For instance, when we experience loss,
our anger then change into fear or
sadness. What we are feeling can be
masked by other feelings, created to
assuage our pain. We all want love and
intimacy, but being honest about our
feelings could be too painful; thus,
we avoid true human connections.
Self-esteem can be nurtured by
activities that feed our true essence
of self, such as engaging in passionate
hobbies and developing meaningful
Developing integrity is a process
where you put together the pieces of
self into a complete, honest and whole
person which mirrors who you really are.
To become honest and integrated you
must: (1) Breathe in deeply to change
your negative thoughts and identify
true feelings; (2) Accept honest feedback
from others to validate or affirm your
true feelings; (3) Evaluate yourself
by knowing your strengths and weak-
nesses after accomplishing tasks; (4)
Exercise or do extensive physical
movement to help keep yourself in the
present moment; and, (5) Meditate or
conduct calming activities to get in
touch with your intuitive self buried
under protective feelings. Finding
your true feelings is paramount. If
you keep validating false feelings,
they might eventually feel true and
real; therefore, you could be living a
fantasy life that is not really who you
are. Becoming integrated alleviates
living in pain or delusions and validates
Balancing our emotions is essential!
When you are unhappy, your emotions
could keep you off balance. A weak
sense of self allows feelings of selfsabotage
to invade your core sense
of self. cont’d on p. 53
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My Soul to Vibrant Health
by Simon Lyon : Essex, England
I was diagnosed in early 2010 with a rare form of colorectal cancer,
“mucous adenocarcinoma.” The cancer was discovered after an emergency
appendectomy in December 2009, and when I heard the news my whole world
seemed to fall apart. I was stunned and momentarily incapable of asking the
oncologist any sensible questions when he asked me if I had any.
Back in 2009, I was in the hospital
with the suspected appendicitis.
72 hours had gone by
before I was operated on. A very long
72 hours, I might add, having only oral
liquid morphine to dull the pain.
My appendix was removed but it
had already burst and later examination
revealed that there was a cancerous
tumor inside. In the oncologist’s
office two months later, I managed to
compose myself, take a deep breath
and ask what I thought would be
some fairly basic initial questions.
My first inquiry was an obvious
choice, “What caused the cancer?”
The doctor replied, “We don’t know.”
Mmm…okay. I then asked, “What
should I eat?” He replied with a smile,
“Eat what you like.”
The oncologist’s smile didn’t last
long, as he must have seen the alarm
bells ringing in my head and my
expression change from shock to one
of confusion and distrust.
Whether it be a simple timepiece or
something as complex as the human
body, surely one has to understand
how it broke to fix it effectively. I could
have more readily understood the doctor’s
indifference toward my diet if the
affected organ was something other
than my bowel, as food may have a
less dramatic effect on other cancers.
I have since learned that diet
profoundly affects all disorder in the
body. It turns out the age-old adage,
“you are what you eat,” is as true
today as it has ever been.
After only 10 minutes with the lessthan-helpful
oncologist, my supportive
wife and I excused ourselves and
left his office.
Fortunately, I had been to a health
talk by an amazing British health
researcher many years before my
diagnosis. I knew that the conventional
disease treatment offered in UK hospitals
was very flawed. I was also aware
that there were many natural, alternative
cancer treatments out there.
I decided to jump in at the deep
end and start with metabolic therapy.
Overnight I changed my diet to incorporate
as much raw food as possible. I
started with salads and began to further
perfect my self-prescribed treatment
from there. I stopped consuming
meat, sugar, wheat, dairy, caffeine
and alcohol and gave up smoking.
I began researching alternative
treatments as a full time job and spent
many an hour sifting my way through
contradicting information online and
in books and magazines. I had a consultation
with an alternative oncology
nurse who advised me that it was safe
to eat eggs, deep caught cold water
fish and the odd apple a day. They
recommended no more than a potato
a day and actually recommended a
whole pineapple a day because of its
bromelain content, renowned for its
This approach may seem sensible to
most, but I later discovered that eggs
are indigestible to all of the world’s
inhabitants—apart from maybe a fox.
Fish has the same effect on the body
as meat and stresses the gastrointestinal
system with converting animal
protein into amino acids. Potatoes are
carcinogenic and all fruit contains
sugar, which feeds cancer (regardless
of the fruit’s nutritional benefits). I
didn’t feel better when incorporating
any of the above food into my diet.
During this particular experimental
period I used a portable infrared
sauna daily, hyperbaric oxygen treatment,
the Russian energy medicine
Scenar, apricot kernels, homeopathy,
Reiki treatments, yoga and even
psychic surgery. All of these practices
helped, and still do help, to keep my
health in check.
I went back to the hospital to have
an endoscopy when a strange thing
happened. During my pre-procedure
meeting the words “no biopsies” and
“no surgery” came out of my mouth
but it was as if I hadn’t said it. My
lips were moving but I wasn’t thinking
about what I was saying, it was
as though somebody else was talking
through me. I later discovered
that biopsies and surgery can spread
cancer. The doctor performing the
examination was quite frustrated and
angry as she protested, “They need
to know which part of the bowel to
remove!” This was the first they’d told
me about bowel removal! If you were
an alien visiting another planet for
the first time, you would investigate
before making contact, wouldn’t you?
Hippocrates said in 400BC, “First do no
harm.” The test revealed that I had two
large polyps in my large intestine.
My “Eureka” moment began when I
eventually learned about Hippocrates
Health Institute (HHI) with its wheatgrass,
green alkalizing juices and
living vegan foods.
I tracked down a Hippocrates
Health Educator and began to quiz
her about what I could do to improve
my diet. She advised me about
wheatgrass and how to juice it. I
began watching all the videos on the
internet about sprouting and HHI. I
felt like I was getting there and was
starting to feel much better. I went to
a centre in the UK which was based
on the HHI principles and, although it
helped a little, it was substandard in
comparison to HHI. I ended up painfully
thin due to the rationed food
portions. I also wound up addicted to
sugar again due to the raw chocolate
that was allowed to be sold there once
a week. I was very yellow in color and
followed a liver cleanse protocol to
remove hundreds of green bile stones,
which I watched leave my body
through the colonic tube.
At last, I had the opportunity to
attend Hippocrates Health Institute
and complete the Life Transformation
Program. For the first time since
my diagnosis, I felt truly safe and
completely at ease. I went with the
attitude not of healing cancer, but of
reaching my optimum health. My first
taste of this felt amazing as physically,
mentally, emotionally and spiritually
I felt better than I ever had in my
life. I had a renewed fitness level and
vigor for life in just three weeks.
This page: Simon completing the Brighton Marathon
Opposite page: Simon at Hippocrates Health Institute
Being at was the
closest I have ever been to experiencing
utopia. Hippocrates Health Institute’s
way of life inspired me to create
www.MyUtopia.co, which informs its
users on the knowledge and special
technology available to avoid the
threat of the toxic overload involved
in modern everyday life, and create
utopia wherever they live.
My experience has also inspired
me to write a simple, but thorough,
book in the form of a guide to help its
readers create utopia, which includes
a chapter about disease reversal. They
can gain access to cutting edge information
to ensure the best chance of
thriving. I created this book so I could
reach out to the mainstream and
show the general public that they do
have very feasible options to change
any aspect of their lives for the better.
Readers can save time since the book
cuts through the often contradicting,
confusing and misleading information
on the internet.
Eventually I did go back to the hospital
for a CT scan and blood tests. The
blood tests were normal and the scan
showed no abnormalities apart from
scarring around my operation site.
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Be Fit While You Sit
by Wayne “The Mango Man” Pickering, ND, ScM
People often find themselves sitting for long periods of time. Some have desk jobs that require them to
sit for most of the day. Sometimes there are long road trips or flights that involve sitting for hours on end.
Then there’s people who like to sit in their favorite chair watching TV. Finding yourself in any of these situations,
you have probably wondered what can you do that makes it simple and easy to be fit while you sit.
Well, today you’re in luck because there is such a thing as sitting exercises.
There are many exercises that can be performed while seated. I have chosen eight quick ones for you (see
Take pleasure in this very effective sitting fitness routine. Remember the cardinal rule when it comes to sitting
for long periods of time: for every hour we sit, we owe 10 minutes to fitness.
The results of a study made by the
National Health Interview Survey
were published in a December
1999 issue of The New York Times. They
kept tabs on about 7,000 people over
a period of nine years and came up
with some conclusions about what
contributed to health and disease. They
discovered that people who never exercise
are more than twice as likely to die
prematurely than active people.
Regardless of your age and disposition
there is a message in this: “Either
make yourself fit or prepare for an early
death!” I have observed that fit people
are generally happier than unfit people
are. So there’s quite a bonus for being
fit. My encouragement here is, “Commit
to get fit!”
Every pound of fat on our bodies
requires 200 miles of blood capillaries.
Fat’s not where it’s at — thin is in! You
are special and don’t let anyone tell you
differently. Treat yourself to being fit;
you deserve it. Your goal is to get older
and better and not old and bitter.
And remember that our past may be
blemished but our future is spotless!
In our next article on fitness, I will be
sharing with you “The Health Benefits
of Great Abs.” Have you ever noticed
that people who have big muscles and
poor abs don’t look nearly as good as
those who have less muscularity but
great abs? Beyond aesthetics, what are
the major benefits of good abs? What
do these benefits mean to our staying
well for life? Don’t Miss It!
Between each exercise, enjoy the 1:4:2 Ratio of Deep Breathing: breathe in for 3 seconds; hold the breath for 12 seconds;
breathe out for 6 seconds. Then go on to the next exercise. Here are some simple exercises to Be Fit While You Sit:
1. Just Stand Up. It’s known that we use 102 movements just to go from the sitting position to the standing position,
and the same movements are used when you sit back down. This is called the Alexander Technique. It’s incredible,
and there is no expensive gym equipment to buy or gyms to join. Can you imagine the fitness you’ll create in your
life if you just stand up 10 times? When I’m conducting my fitness seminars and get people to stand up, it’s amazing
to see the different ways people try to get out of a chair. Never push yourself out of a chair when you stand up, as
that is what your legs and buttocks are for. Use them and the 102 moves will be a reality when you do this exercise.
Try 10 sets.
2. Neck Stretch. While you are sitting in a chair, look forward and then turn your head to the left 90 degrees and hold
for one second. Turn your head back to the front and then to the right 90 degrees. Hold for one second, then turn
back to the front again. This exercise stimulates every trigger point in the body. All of our trigger points are connected
in the neck. This has an incredible rejuvenating effect on the whole body. Do this for 10 sets. Don’t forget the
deep breathing technique between each different exercise.
3. Side Bends. While seated, bend to the left and then to the right as far as it’s comfortable for you. Let your hands
hang by your side as you perform this exercise. Repeat for a total of 10 sets.
4. Squeeze Buttocks. The name of this exercise sums it up. Do this 50 times.
5. Shake Hands. Relax your fingers and shake your hands in every way and angle possible: by your side, in front of you,
etc. Do this for a count of one minute.
6. Make a Fist With Each Hand. Clench and release your fists. Repeat this for a count of one minute
7. Reach for the Sky. While seated, reach as high as you can. Hold the stretch for a count of one minute.
8. Stretch Face. Hold for a count of one minute. Did you know that when lifting your head up you actually allow
up to 10% more oxygen to the brain as it opens your air passages? This elevates your mood, making you feel and
Finish your session with the final 1:4:2 Ratio of Deep Deep Breathing. Breathe in for 3 seconds, Hold for 12 seconds and
breathe out for 6 seconds.
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Who says miracles
Type II Diabetes,
Asthma, High Cholesterol,
by Steve Kleinman : Arlington, Virginia
Six months ago this week, I was laying flat on my back on a hospital emergency room cot
with severe chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, partial paralysis in my facial muscles
and extreme tingling in my arms and legs. I didn’t want to be there. I had been experiencing
intermittent chest pains for one week, and had studiously avoided getting it checked out.
Imade the mistake of mentioning
my predicament to my wife. This
was only after I doubled over during
a walk on M street in Washington,
DC, on a beautiful spring day. It was
a mistake because I was absolutely
determined not to know what was
wrong. I was sure nothing good could
come of a diagnosis, because there
was nothing more that could be
done — at least nothing I was willing
My wife gave me a tongue-lashing
and rushed me to the hospital. I just
knew that this was it. The doctors
would insist I begin injecting myself
with insulin, something I had avoided
for five years. I knew they would tell
me that I had suffered diabetic neuropathy
through my negligence, and
that my body would quickly begin to
deteriorate as I had seen happen with
my aunt 30 years before. My life, as I
knew it, was over.
I had been diagnosed with type II
diabetes and extremely high cholesterol
12 years before that point,
and severe hypertension two years
after that. This was in addition to my
extremely high cholesterol and the severe
asthma that I had suffered since
my early twenties. Not to mention the
weight — I was 192 lbs on a 5' 7" frame.
And, at the time, this weight was actually
pretty good for me. I had spent
much of my adult life at 200+ lbs. I
thought all this was to be expected.
After all, my career as a software developer
was extremely stressful. What
programmer isn’t either extremely
fat or extremely skinny? This was not
my fault. It was unavoidable — just an
By the time I arrived at the hospital,
I was taking Victoza and Metformin
for my diabetes, Vytorin for my cholesterol,
Lisinopril for my blood pressure,
ADVAIR for my asthma, Lunesta
for my insomnia and a nightly red
wine and aspirin cocktail as a general
“health tonic.” In addition, I was on
a strict Atkins ultra-low-carb diet to
help with my weight and my blood
sugar. I was doing all the right things,
While laying in bed with pain
shooting through my body, I finally
asked my wife, “I guess it’s time, isn’t
it?” My wife looked at me sternly and
said, “Yes!” And so my new life began.
My sister, Beth, began working at
Hippocrates Health Institute the previous
year and had been telling me
about all the miraculous transformations
and disease reversals she saw
every single week. She said she had
asked the Hippocrates medical team
about my issues with type II diabetes
and hypertension, and they felt confident
I could improve my health if I
simply followed their program. I trust
my sister, but this sounded very suspicious
and all too familiar. It sounded
like just another diet, and I had tried
so many. My doctor had already told
me that my problems were genetic
and that more drugs were the only
answer. Wouldn’t he know?
I had been playing with the idea
of going to Hippocrates for about
four months before my excursion
to the emergency room, but always
pulled back because of the cost
and the apparent purity of the diet,
not to mention the fear of feeling
foolish if the program failed.
cont’d on p. 58
In December 2010, I once again
found myself “in bed” with pains,
cramps, bloating, blood and all the
wonderful symptoms that accompany
a flare. I was too weak to walk down
the street without catching my breath
and I had lost over 30 pounds in only
two months. By the time I reached
Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI), I
was barely 100 pounds at 5' 5."
My first encounter with HHI came
when I had visited the institute in
hopes of entering the Health Educator
Program and expanding my knowledge
in the field of nutrition. Little
did I know that the education I would
receive at Hippocrates would come
when I enrolled in the three-week Life
Transformation Program almost a
I describe my experience at HHI
as a journey. It’s as if I stepped into a
tropical rainforest and was welcomed
into a village full of philosophers,
caretakers, herbalists and crafty cooks
with special brews, herbs and spices.
These empowering women and men
are dedicated to creating a place for
Finding the “Awe” in Awful
Ulcerative Colitis / IBD
by Safara Fisher : Mesa, Arizona
When I embarked on this journey,
I felt completely devoid of my sense
of self. I was struggling to hold on to
me, to find a way to reassure myself
that everything would be all right.
Being so vulnerable and desperate,
I was willing to hand myself over to
whomever and whatever could fix
me. That was my mindset going in,
but that was not what I experience at
Hippocrates — or what I left with.
What I discovered at HHI was my
center. I was realigned with myself,
and I realized that no one and nothing
had the power to do the healing for
me; it had to come from within. I needed
to take this time and look into my
heart, open up my wounded past and
present and find connections to what
was going on physically within my
body. I needed to rest a great deal and
listen to all who spoke to me — from
the people to the trees to — most
importantly — my own inner voice.
Everyone offered loving kindness. I
found open arms everywhere I went
and I was nurtured physically and
mentally. I connected with my fellow
“seekers” — those who were dealing
with illnesses. We shared openly in
gatherings and amongst ourselves,
providing each other with support
and understanding. I stepped out of
HHI, my rainforest village, with tools
in hand. I was equipped with new
knowledge and new ways to nourish
my body and mind, assisting me in
my healing process.
cont’d on p. 63
— Marlo Morgan
I’ve been having an affair for 10 years. This is how my relationship with
ulcerative colitis (UC) was described to me during a recent visit to Hippocrates
Health Institute. A woman I met there said of my condition, “You’re always
ending up in bed together!” I busted out laughing at the irony and truth of
that analogy of having a flare (a sudden onset of UC symptoms). I have since
been using the “affair” phrase to describe my relationship with ulcerative colitis,
a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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by Mark Mathew Braunstein
Born into the baby boom and
raised during the housing boom,
I grew up in a fresh new tract of
suburbia which bordered an undeveloped
state park. While boys my age
played baseball and imagined batting
themselves into major league stardom,
I played in the woods and fantasized
seeing deer. Deer embodied for me the
wild in the flowery phrase wild animal,
an adjective which barely befit the
squirrels chewing up the attic, or the
rabbits snacking in the garden, or the
coons rustling through the garbage.
Among local fauna, deer inhabited my
As an early teenager bird watching in
that nearby woodland park, I kept ever
vigilant for deer. I envisioned that they
lurked just around the bend, just across
the field, just inside the next clearing,
just beyond the forest edge. Same as
a child on Christmas Eve anticipating
the arrival of Santa and his reindeer, I
hoped to see deer. Despite my vigil, I
never saw any reindeer parked atop my
roof, nor any deer reside inside my park.
I often did see deer in another
undeveloped state park fifteen miles
to the east, and in deeper woods still
farther east, or along the highway as I
rode to these destinations armored in
a car. But nary a deer in the park next
door. Instead, deer inhabited my wildest
dreams. Due to political climate change,
deer hunters no longer do so, but when
I was a child many homeward bound
hunters tied their naked quarry to the
roofs of their cars. The sight of road kill
made me sad, but those brazen hearses
made me cry, in fact cry twice, that second
time when I was nearly nine.
Thirty years later, the pivotal day
of my life was my 39th birthday. For
most of us, our primary rite of passage
is marked by our first wedding or our
recent divorce, by the birth of our first
child or the death of our last remaining
parent, by that first sip of wine
which began our descent into alcoholism
or that final puff of smoke which
emanated from the embers of our last
cigarette or joint. My turning point was
less familial and more singular, less
sanguinary and more solitary. Sober
but celebratory, I dived off a footbridge
into a river and emerged awaiting a
wheelchair. I shattered a vertebrae,
of which a fragment injured the
fragile bundle of nerves of my spinal
cord. Diagnosis: paralysis, but not
everywhere, just below the waist.
Prognosis: paralysis, but not forever,
just the rest of my life.
During rehab, I took a stand against
spinal cord injury. A year later, I ambulated
with crutches. I still wheel at home,
and do nearly everything I used to do,
just lower. And yet I continue to crutch
elsewhere than at home, and go nearly
everywhere I used to go, just slower.
A born-again pedestrian, I eventually
resumed most of my previous activities,
including nature photography. But the
world I now photograph has narrowed in
focus. I photograph mostly my backyard.
And sometimes, in an effort to explore
new terrain, I photograph my front yard.
As a suburban teen who read Thoreau,
my life’s ambition was not to earn
wealth or to father a family or to gain
fame, but to live alone in a house in the
woods. And that I now do. I live in a nature
preserve, not quite wilderness, but
nature nonetheless, and far removed
from the suburbs of my childhood.
Every night, wildlife plunder my
compost heap for its kitchen scraps.
Little ever gets composted, but instead
is eaten by many nocturnal visitors,
among them deer. Yet for many years
I rarely saw any deer, just their tracks
in the mud or snow. One day in March
an already frigid and snowy winter
culminated in a blizzard that bestowed
a foot of dense wet snow.
Snowstorm or not, winter’s critical final
month tests the survival of all wild animals.
Feeding wild animals is a thorny
issue, but ultimately we do so for our
own entertainment. Birdwatchers feed
birds to behold them at their windows,
and I decided to feed deer to commune
with them at my door. Though informed
of reasons why not to feed any
wild animal, I seized upon the blizzard
as an excuse to go ahead and dole out
their rations anyway. Even though deer
are better left unfed, I rationalized that
I deserved to feed them. Thus with the
aid of a cornucopia of cracked corn, I
initiated my Year of the Deer.
Being typically human, I harbored
selfish motives. I plotted to lure the deer
with bait, and then to shoot them. I
mean with a camera. Initially, if I merely
appeared at a window, the deer would
spook and head for the hills. Smart deer.
But slowly, slowly, they allayed their well
founded fears of humans, and they began
to accept the sight of me from behind
my window. The sweet temptation
of my judicious allocation of cracked
corn provided them with a powerful
incentive. My offerings continued for
two months. Then one day early in May,
one very pregnant and very hungry doe
lingered long enough for me to shoot
from my opened window the first of her
One day in June, while puttering
around outside in my wheelchair, I happened
upon two fawns. Or rather they
happened upon me. The two fawns
stood transfixed, I sat spellbound, and
time’s clock stopped. They were the first
fawns I had ever beheld so newly born,
and though old and decrepit I surely
was their first human. Then I blinked,
and poof, they disappeared. They left
me bewildered in the wilderness. When
I had cried at age nine, I was awed by
the mystery of death. Now I again cried,
awed by the miracle of birth.
Between accidental birth and
inevitable death, lurks life. We humans
observe relatively little of deer’s waking
hours, as deer are primarily nocturnal.
When we do see them during daylight,
they are merely grabbing quick snacks
between long naps. So picture this.
The time is early evening just after
sunset, when deer begin their workday
in earnest. The place is a meadow
which abuts woodland, except where
it borders my home, a decaying old
house with a view of a fecund young
Now picture one doe and her two
fawns every early evening making their
rounds to this meadow, expectant of
their daily allowance of cracked corn,
assured of easy egress into the adjoining
woods. And last and least, picture
one lone crippled human, crouched in
a wheelchair, hunkered over a camera
mounted on a tripod, day after day
wheeling his tripod closer to the ever
wary deer. Rather than arm myself
with a cannon-like 300mm telephoto
lens, instead I practiced patience and
fortitude, took up arms with merely
180mm, and instead of a single burst
of buckshot I daily purveyed small portions
of cracked corn.
Thus I began to document the doe’s
family for three seasons, spring through
fall. I started in May from indoors, peering
through a window from 150 feet
away. Testing their tolerance, day by day
I inched forward until they backed away.
By July, I wheeled into the field, sitting
and shooting from 100 feet away.
Twice in late July and once in early
August, I witnessed the doe suckling
her young, a very vulnerable position
for both generations, so seldom seen by
humans and less seldom documented
by photographers. Like a jealous lover,
I was envious of her fawns, as I wished
that I, too, could crouch under the doe
and suckle upon her. Adherents to a
conventional American diet might
respond to my confession with either
revulsion or regurgitation. But as a radical
vegan since my teens, it is I who is
appalled by humans who daily commit
the same hungry act upon a diseased
Cow Mother. Oh, poor abused cow,
tethered to the ignominy of a milk-
sucking machine. Oh, poor exploited
calf, condemned to the incarceration
of a veal crate. As veal floats invisibly
inside every quart of cow milk, I choose
my Earth Mother more wisely, and seek
mine among the wild and the free.
Hence my now not-so-secret desire to
suckle upon a Deer Mother, but just
once, as not to deprive the fauns of
During this entire summer, rain was
abundant and frequent, vegetation
was plump and lush, and with plenty
to eat the deer had a field day, indeed
many field days. Yet no matter how well
nursed or well fed, deer retain an appetite
for cracked corn, a dessert for which
my human presence was worth tolerating.
Deer find corn so irresistible that
they raid cornfields despite the threat
of being gunned down by farmers and
hunters, compared to which being shot
by my camera was far more benign.
In the ongoing human war against
animals, I was a turncoat who long
ago had sided with the underdog,
the scapegoat, and the sitting duck.
One September day, in a long delayed
response, nature reciprocated and embraced
my truce. On this day, sensing
that my unwieldy tripod intimidated
them more than did I, I left behind my
camera and tripod. I wheeled forward,
a bucket of cracked corn on my lap. I
discerned no divine calling, felt no deep
premonitions, harbored no ulterior motives,
instead I simply sat and watched
and waited. I dispensed a line of corn
onto the ground, wheeled back barely
twenty feet, and in a few minutes
my familiar family of deer appeared,
ventured forward, and began to eat. As
though tables were turned, perhaps
they had invited me to join them at
their dinner table. So there I sat, bucket
on lap, my arms outstretched, and
to assure them I held no projectiles
I turned my palms upward. I did not
realize until later that Renaissance
painters, for instance Giovanni Bellini,
posed St. Francis as such for receiving
Halfway through their meal, which
typically lasts but ten minutes before
they reach their full and retreat, my
deer family was joined by another
neighboring family of deer, a doe with
two fawns too. I had learned to recognize
and differentiate mature deer,
usually by the distinct scars or wounds
bestowed upon them from earning a
living in the wild. Fawns, however, not
yet having acquired such injuries, prove
harder to identify. I did recognize this
second doe as an infrequent visitor, as
though on a guest pass. I dispensed a
second line of cracked corn for her family,
and then again sat perfectly still, my
The neighboring doe hesitated, and
looked to my own neighborhood doe,
as though to ask her, “What’s with this
human?” Mine must have answered,
“He’s okay, he’s with us.” So the neighbors
stepped forward and began to eat,
while I sat solemnly still. Then things
got really hairy.
A buck antlered in full regalia, whom
I saw only twice before, briefly before
dawn, emerged with an entourage of
four yearlings, none whom I recognized.
I dispensed a third and longer line of
cracked corn, and then again I sat still,
while in my head I took a head count.
Three plus three plus one plus four.
That’s eleven locals and one closely
watched intruder, a solitary member
of the human horde in the middle of
a deer herd. I was surrounded. No exit,
nor did I seek one.
I was close enough for my dulled
olfactory nerves to discern for my first
time their deer scent, whereas all these
months the deer much more deftly had
smelled my human scent. But more
than mere deer odor abounded here.
The air was abuzz with energy, mostly
deer energy, maybe some human
energy, and a morsel of corn energy,
because plants, too, are living beings.
Soon the corn energy vanished, and too
soon so did the deer. “Wait! Take me
with you!” I wanted to implore. But I
just sat in silence and in contemplation
of what I knew thereafter would rank
as my life’s most enriching moment,
and exciting moment too, exceeding
my excitement the first time a chickadee,
winter hungry for my sunflower
seeds, perched upon my hand.
In early October, from 40 feet away,
I attained my goal of idealized family
photos amid classic fall foliage. So I discontinued
regular feedings, and during
winter doled out corn only when our
paths crossed, maybe twice a month.
Though they continued to plunder my
compost heap, Jane Doe and her two
fawns survived the ensuing winter
mostly without my intervention, as is
meant to be.
While I may have forsaken the deer,
they did not take leave of me. They took
up residence in my dreams. Throughout
fall and winter, at least once a week I
recalled dreams about deer, and surely
dreamed more than I recalled. Indeed,
I remembered more dreams about deer
than about anything or anyone else,
than even about human women. My
heart already was taken. My dear deer.
With spring, the fawns grew into
yearlings. By March I could sit within
15 feet of the yearlings, thereby both
bridging a generation gap and surmounting
a species barrier. In April,
one of the yearlings developed two
protuberances atop its head, so I could
deduce that the other yearling displaying
no imminent sign of antlers was a
doe. A year for a deer often is half a lifetime.
Were the yearling doe to survive
another year and give birth to fawns,
my photos potentially could chronicle
one full life cycle. But I declared my
photo project completed, thankful for
the photos I had gotten. And people
who are not happy with what they’ve
got, are never happy.
In May, in preparation for her next
cycle of newborn fawns, the again
pregnant doe drove off her yearlings.
Growing up in my presence, the yearlings
were far more tolerant of me than
was the doe, so I too sent them away
simply by my no longer dispensing
corn. Thereafter, they did not flee me,
but neither did they invite me into their
family or into their world.
The peaceful evenings I had shared
seated among the deer remain in my
memory as more spiritually enriching
than any other experience of my life. I
shed being merely human, and while
seated among them I entered into their
world as deer. The endeavor needed
much planning and patience. It also
required several bushels of cracked
corn and exactly one wheelchair. The
wheelchair is crucial. Deer recognize it
and me from a mile away. Seated, I’m
their height, and so less intimidating.
Indeed, I could not have entered into
this communion afoot. I could attain it
only in a wheelchair.
A Cancer Death Sentence?
I Don’t Think so!
Non-Hodgkin’s Leukemic Lymphoma
by Jim Miller : Leesburg, Florida
In September 2006, Mandy, my massage therapist, told me that my spleen was like a
rock and I’d better get it checked out. In November, when I finally went to Dr. Taylor, he
informed me that my hemoglobin was at six and it should be 12 – 16. He ordered two
units of blood for me at Waterman Hospital. He was pretty sure I had cancer in my bone
marrow, which was inhibiting my production of red blood cells. He said they could stave
it off with chemo, but it would keep coming back faster and faster until they couldn’t do
anymore chemo, and then I would die in, maybe, five to ten years.
He referred me to Dr. Tumala,
who is a wonderful oncologist,
to get a full diagnosis.
Dr. Tumala did a bone marrow biopsy
and ordered a PET scan. He told me
that I had Non-Hodgkin’s Leukemic
Lymphoma (NHLL), confirming
Dr. Taylor’s suspicion. I started chemo
in January 2007. I underwent six
cycles, four weeks apart. Eight hours
on Monday followed by two hours on
Tuesday and Wednesday. I finished in
June 2007 and Dr. Tumala did a bone
marrow biopsy and ordered another
PET scan. The chemo had worked. My
spleen got soft and my biopsy results
showed that I was in full remission,
but a new, less aggressive strain of
cancer showed up that was at 6 – 7%.
Because NHLL always comes back,
Dr. Tumala suggested that I consider a
bone marrow transplant and referred
me to the Moffitt Center in Tampa,
Florida, where I met with the acknowledged
expert in the field. He was upbeat
because they were now 60 – 70%
successful. Success is defined as living
five more years; it is not a cure. So they
were going to almost poison me to
death to kill my bone marrow and my
immune system (so I wouldn’t reject
the donor marrow), while damaging
many of my organs. All in hopes that I
might survive five more years.
That is when I chose to look at
my sister-in-law’s suggestion that I
attend Hippocrates Health Institute
in West Palm Beach, Florida. The way
I saw it, it couldn’t hurt and it just
might work. If it didn’t work, I could
always take my chances with the
bone marrow transplant later. Just before
I left for Hippocrates, Mandy told
me that my spleen was getting lumpy
again. Dr. Tumala was right; the NHLL
was coming back. I didn’t tell my wife.
I arrived at Hippocrates the Sunday
before Thanksgiving 2007 and stayed
for three weeks. It is a wonderful
place and it worked!
When I got back Mandy couldn’t
feel my spleen, it was completely soft.
My blood counts were also improving.
In June 2008, Dr. Tumala did a bone
marrow biopsy and ordered another
PET scan. Once again, I was in full
remission. The strain that was 6 – 7%
was now 0.1%. Since then my blood
counts have continued to be low but
stable. Dr. Tumala now checks me ev-
46 Hippocrates Health Institute »« www.HippocratesInstitute.org
ery 60 days instead of every 30 days.
More importantly, I feel great! I have
boundless energy and people keep
telling me how good I look.
In some ways cancer may have
been a blessing. I never would have
gone to Hippocrates if not for the
threat of a bone marrow transplant.
They have an expression at Hippocrates,
“You are here because you
are enlightened or you are frightened.”
I was frightened, but because
of my new lifestyle, I feel my next
60 years will be better than the first
Hippocrates Health Institute (HHI)
is an oasis where people reverse all
types of diseases: diabetes, cancer,
etc. The three-week Life Transformation
Program helps you focus on your
body, mind and spirit.
Besides their wonderful cuisine,
Hippocrates offers lectures and exercise
classes all day long. We were taught
that exercise and sleep are essential to
health and healing, as is peace of mind
and joy. They even brought in a doctor
who taught us laughter therapy.
Laughter (even if you don’t feel like it)
is very therapeutic. cont’d on p. 64
American Gothic — Hippocrates style
Jim Miller with his wife, Donna
A Loving Wife’s Voyage
Congestive Heart Failure,
Diabetes, Weight Loss
by Julieanna Renner, wife of Paul Renner : Big Fork, Montana
When I set out to write this article, I envisioned a very scholarly piece utilizing the stages
of grief as defined by Kubler-Ross to describe a partner’s epic journey in accepting the
Hippocrates raw food lifestyle. The stages of grief Kubler-Ross defined are:
• Denial and Isolation
This is an examination of the
acceptance of a whole new lifestyle
by a traditional wife and
mother who worked hard using timehonored
methods to raise a healthy
As it turned out, the only way for
this to have any real power was for
me to write in the first person about
my journey. As I began to write, I was
overwhelmed by an explosion of my
own unexamined emotions and the
grief process I experienced.
Denial and isolation
In 1996, my husband Paul, who is
six feet five inches tall, weighed in
at a strapping 310 pounds. He ate at
five star restaurants and drank the
finest scotch and beer on the market.
He was dying of congestive heart
failure and, at that time, undiagnosed
How could this be a fact in my life?
I had waited thirty years to find the
love of my life. He could not be dying!
So I ignored the diagnosis, and so did
he, for the most part.
Years later, in 2001, we moved
to Montana and we met a woman
named Jeannete Cheney. Jeannete is
a graduate of the Hippocrates Health
Educator Program. Through her, Paul
and I were introduced to Hippocrates
Health Institute’s concept and lifestyle.
At this time, my husband had
been told he had only months to live.
He now weighed over 400 pounds,
he could hardly walk, his eyesight
was failing and neuropathy made
it impossible for him to feel his legs
and feet. I drove him everywhere and
became his eyes. He was dependent
on fourteen different medications and
monitored his blood sugars several
times a day. His insulin requirements
were upward of 120 units a day.
Jeannete Cheney and the Hippocrates
lifestyle changed our lives.
Paul began to feel better and got his
weight down to 265 pounds. He no
longer needed insulin and was down
to only one medication! I should
have been jumping for joy, right?
Not so fast…
For me, building a raw food kitchen
was an emotional voyage. How difficult
can that be, you ask? It turns out
it was very poignant. I watched beloved
pots and pans being tossed out
and given away. My pantry cleared
down to the bare shelves and lovingly
collected spices were hurled into
I pretended to be okay, but inside
I fumed and hurt bloomed. Not just
hurt but real bona fide anger. I’d go so
far as to say I was totally pissed off!
But, like most wives of my generation,
I said nothing as I stuffed my emotions.
I silently scoffed and unintentionally
sabotaged my husband and
myself. My husband introduced new
pieces of kitchen equipment with
alarming frequency and I hated each
and every one of them for changing
My children thought that their
father and I had lost our minds and I
secretly agreed with them. I was not
going to be seduced by all this. Understand
that most of this was happening
on a subconscious level.
Suddenly, after thirty years of being
a good and dutiful wife, I was usurped
by some place called Hippocrates
Health Institute and it was just not
fair. I felt I was being displaced by
a process I did not understand or
believe in. I mean, what the heck was
going on? cont’d on p. 54
Ihad to apply for medical aid
and was told it would take three
months to be approved. Being so
frightened at the thought of cancer
growing in my body I started eating
a macrobiotic diet — as that was the
best information available to me at
the time. My new diet was extraordinarily
expensive, so to offset the cost I
got a job at the Grainery Cafe, a macrobiotic
restaurant in Deerfield Beach,
Florida. I had my employee meal and
would buy another to take home. I
started getting colonics, too.
Believe it or not, another technique
I employed had to do with a popular
1980s video game. Every morning, I
would visualize Pac-Man eating the
white cancer cells in my body and pink,
healthy cells growing in their place.
Three months after my diagnosis, I
was sent to Broward General Hospital
and this is where God showed up.
My doctor was a young intern just
out of college. He took pictures inside
me of my cancer. When I woke up, I
expected to have been cut open and
everything removed. To my surprise,
the doctor said he had done a D&C
(dilation and curettage) and removed
my cervix, which would grow back.
He felt he had gotten all the cancer,
as it was not as bad as originally
Was it Pac-Man? Was it the plantbased
diet? I think it may have been
both, because I have had a pap smear
every six months since and I am
cancer free. In 2000, I discovered Hippocrates
Health Institute and started
incorporating raw foods into my diet,
along with sprouts and wheatgrass.
In 2007 I donated blood and was
shocked to receive a registered letter
from the state of Florida ordering
me to report to the Hepatitis C
clinic. What? How can this be? I was
terrified. I met a wonderful woman,
Audrey, who said she would retest me
to make sure but it would take three
weeks to get results back.
Well, things have come a long way
since 1989. I was able to research this
diagnosis on the internet, and it only
frightened me more. Interferon shots
cost $2000 apiece; I couldn’t afford
that. I broke out in shingles from fear.
I came to a Save Your Life event at
Hippocrates Health Institute. These
free events, held the last Wednesday
Gave Me Hope
Hepatitis C / Cancer
by Victoria Thomasset : Boca Raton, Florida
of each month, give guests the opportunity
to ask questions during a
Q&A session. I raised my hand only
to have Dr. Brian Clement, director of
Hippocrates, tell me I should manage
my expectations regarding Hepatitis
C relief from pharmaceutical drugs.
I am convinced the Hippocrates
Life Transformation Program and
the cutting edge therapies offered at
HHI can help people reverse Hepatitis
C. During my time at Hippocrates,
my fear left me and I knew I would
be okay. I also started visualizing
Pac-Man eating the Hepatitis C in my
blood. Of course, I rigidly followed
the Hippocrates lifestyle. I now know
that liver issues are caused by anger. I
spent time in therapy to let go of my
childhood pain and I began meditating
and doing yoga.
Fast forward to three weeks later
and my Hepatitis C test results. I
walked into the clinic as if I was going
to the gallows, but Audrey was smiling.
“What’s up with that,” I wondered.
She said, “I have good news for
you. Your body has produced a natural
antibody and kicked out the Hep C.
cont’d on p. 62
I began my health journey in 1989 when I was diagnosed
with uterine cancer during a routine pap smear. I was told
I must have a complete hysterectomy. At that time there was no Barnes & Noble and
no internet, so my ability to get information was minute. But somehow I knew there was
a better way.
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Can Raw Foods Help Reverse
The Matt Goodman Interview by Tom Fisher, RN, BA
rowing up in Southern Jersey,
Matt Goodman always enjoyed
the outdoors, especially activities
like camping and hiking. He was
even an Eagle Scout. As for his eating
habits at the time, he ate the standard
American diet, but not with a lot of
junk food. Then he was diagnosed with
appendicitis and subsequently had his
appendix removed. By the ninth grade,
he developed leaky gut from the operation.
He also began to acquire many
allergies, which weakened his immune
system. Although Matt had these
setbacks in his health, he remained very
active in sports and weightlifting.
In 1993, Matt developed optic neuritis,
an inflammation of the optic nerve.
It can cause sudden, reduced vision in
the affected eye. This condition, however,
did not deter Matt from becoming
a personal trainer in 1995.
During a hiking trip in 1997 at Mount
Washington, Matt began to notice some
changes in his body. While backpacking
he became weak and physically exhausted.
This was unusual because Matt
was a personal trainer who remained in
great shape. He also felt a tingling in his
spine and had muscle twitches.
Matt’s mother, Elaine, volunteered
her son for a medical study at the
University of Pennsylvania. They had
Matt undergo psychological testing
and MRIs of his brain. The tests revealed
lesions, and he was told they could not
continue the study. Matt subsequently
did a lot of his own research and diagnosed
himself with Multiple Sclerosis
(MS). In November 1997, Matt was
officially diagnosed with MS by
neurologists at the University of
Pennsylvania and Jefferson Hospitals,
just before his 26th birthday.
In the beginning, Matt refused
medication. Later, doctors strongly
recommended steroids (IV solu-
medrol), and Matt eventually began
using them. As he continued using
the steroids, Matt could not sleep
for long periods. One period even
lasted for three days.
The doctors wanted to give Matt
sleeping medication, but that only
frustrated him because he didn’t
want to take any more medication.
At that point, Matt decided to wean
himself off the drugs.
50 Hippocrates Health Institute »« www.HippocratesInstitute.org
“ MS can ravage my body, but I now
have wonderful, age-old tools to
manage it naturally with the belief
and knowledge that I can heal
beyond my wildest dreams.”
— Matt Goodman
Matt in the Adirondack Mountains
Matt continued to intensely research
MS; he so wanted to help himself. His
body was starting to deteriorate, so
he decided to try a medication called
interferon. He used it for about a year
and it did help slow the progression of
the disease. After going off the interferon,
Matt had a particularly busy time
in his life where he spread himself too
thin. He consequently had a bad flareup
with his MS. This flare-up caused
vertigo, blurred vision, numb legs
and his feet felt like they had spikes
in them. It felt as though every nerve
was attached to a battery, causing an
electric shock-like feeling. Matt could
still walk, but could not exercise and
run as he could before. It was all a real
nightmare for him.
At that time, Matt was still a personal
trainer and a client gave him a video
which had been collecting dust. This
video introduced Matt to the power of
raw foods. It was by George Malkmus
of Hallelujah Acres. Matt took action,
and that night made the transition
to 100 percent raw foods. He learned
about the power of enzymes and their
many benefits. cont’d on p. 60
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cont’d from p. 33
You tend to sabotage or hurt yourself when you are not feeling
well and have low self-esteem. For example, you can become
depressed by not meeting your goal weight, which can
frustrate you and keep you from being strong and present.
Only you can give yourself true self-respect and feelings of
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Only action and feeling strong can combat depression.
It is important not to be overwhelmed by new feelings so
that self-sabotage or feelings of giving up do not enter the
picture. Manage your feelings by keeping yourself in balance
and in the present moment to help avoid feelings of
sabotage or self-delusion. For example, when dancing, the
physical, emotional and mental selves are working together
and balanced in the present moment.
Emotional intelligence or awareness contributes to living
a healthy honest life and aids in balancing our physical,
emotional and mental selves. For example, if unhappy feelings
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Loving Wife’s Voyage, cont’d from p. 48
The result was more subconscious,
passive resistance. Did I mean any
harm? No, not at all. I love my husband
with all my heart.
Sixty years of government indoctrination
and the almighty food
pyramid, paired with training from
well-meaning teachers and biology
classes at the undergraduate and
graduate level from some of America’s
best universities had left me unable to
process what I was being told.
My brain had slammed shut. However,
as the life-building information
at Hippocrates began to permeate,
changes in my body and soul occurred
and I began to open up.
I then entered a new era of the second
stage of grief, real anger, not anger
fed by denial. I was going to have to
unlearn all that I had learned, everything
I thought I knew about food,
cooking and nutrition. I had
been lied to. Most of what I
believed was false and I was
livid. I knew I was still not
quite where I needed to be.
Then, as we moved deeper
into the Hippocrates
lifestyle, I began stage
three — bargaining. I was
a very resentful bargainer.
Why did I have to make
changes in my life to accommodate
that I did not yet fully
believe in or trust?
I mean, come on. Would
Grandma really lie? Not
to mention, the federal
government had given us
their own set of nutritional
guidelines. Weren’t they
looking out for our best
So, God, please listen:
just a little meat; a few
eggs a month; milk only in my coffee.
Some steamed vegetables are healthy
right? How can a fruit smoothie be a
bad thing if the fruits are all organic?
I mean, give me a break! Are not cows,
pigs and chickens part of the natural
world? Bargaining — as it turns
out — is not so different from out and
Crap; now I am depressed! Stage
four. I worked on my computer. I saw
patients. I played with my grandkids.
But I was depressed every time I
thought about my favorite foods, dinners
out, good wine and the fact that
I had not really taught my children
anything about proper nutrition.
What kind of a wife and mother had I
been? I am a smart cookie. How could
I have been so fooled by the government
and how could they have been
so complicit with the food industry?
Good heavens, I had participated
in the probable murder of my family.
Being “depressed” hardly covered my
In April 2011 my husband dragged
me to Hippocrates Health Institute
— something I believed he needed
but I did not. I was well. Maybe a
little fat but not “sick, sick.” In three
weeks, I found not only real and genuine
acceptance, but I found joy.
I left with a renewal of spirit, personal
purpose and passions. I discovered
a love for eating raw living foods,
rediscovered exercise and, most importantly,
I am revitalized and regenerated
in my approach to my work and in my
love for my family and my marriage.
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With each prayer, my faith was growing. Though I made
huge strides, it was still a slippery slope. My health would
get better, then decline. My faith would get stronger, then
weaken. My self esteem would rebuild, then crumble. It
felt like I was walking into walls at every turn. The great
thing is that I could feel God working in my life. I knew I
was not alone and that He would not abandon me. I also
knew that this giant was not too big for Him to conquer.
My mom said that God would lead us in our journey, step
by step, and that the best was yet to come.
That’s about the time when God opened doors in our life
and led us to Hippocrates Health Institute. How can I describe
the way it changed my life? The first day we arrived,
I was a 12 year old boy who feared losing my colon. The last
day, I was a 12 year old boy who finally said goodbye to the
cold, dark cellar forever!
I became a boy who was smiling again, recapturing the
joy and happiness I once knew. Maybe it was all of the
incredible, positive energy. Or maybe it was the way my
body felt so strong from eating and drinking raw, living
foods around the clock. Maybe it was the incredible way
that love was spoken at Hippocrates. It could also have
been the “green Kool-Aid” (wheatgrass juice) we all thrived
on. I can’t forget to mention how much I loved riding my
bike everyday through 50 acres of tropical paradise and
plunging into the hot and cold mineral pools. And what a
blast I had meeting up with my favorite ladies each day for
4:00 happy hour (green juice).
Of course, I’ll never forget my appointment with
Dr. Anna Maria Clement. Why? She gave me real hope.
She told me exactly what to do to get better and it didn’t
involve medicines that cause cancer. She spoke with
certainty and belief about a program that has changed
countless lives. We have continued the program faithfully
everyday since we’ve returned home. Sunshine. Pure
water. Exercise. Organic, living foods. Positive thoughts.
And holding on to faith, hope and love with everything
Hippocrates is a new chapter in my story. My experience
there will remain unforgettable. I fought my tears as I said
goodbye to the people who left such a powerful imprint on
my life. As the pages turn in the story, the words to follow
will be built on belief that all things are possible!
My mom always says that God has great purpose for
my life and that He allows everything for a reason. Who
knows? Maybe the reason for this journey was to give
God the chance to do His greatest handiwork and cure the
incurable. I still believe in this miracle!
cont’d on p. 63
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True Transformation: Body and Mind,
cont’d from p. 25
Mrs. Francoise Schaller, the wife of
Christian Schaller in Geneva, heard
that I was ill and sent me to Brian’s
Hippocrates in Florida. In 1992 I attended
the Hippocrates Health Educator
Program. I stayed for three months and
rebounded back to good health. As a
Health Educator, I conducted workshops,
gave massages and coached
people into a balanced lifestyle.
For the past decade I have been happily
married and resettled in my birth
home of Maine. As an organic gardener,
I am outside rambling among
the tall grasses and oak leaves where
deer often sleep. A deer tick carrying
the Lyme bacteria bit me and, after
several years, the Lyme took hold and
my immune system was weakened.
Then, in 2007, an extraordinary
event happened that has uncovered
the childhood trauma that my first
husband sensed. On June 9, 2007, I
was bending over some wild herbs
and a yellow jacket wasp flew into my
blouse and stung me right on the soft
tissue of my sternum, called the xyphoid
process. It didn’t hurt much so
I continued gardening. That evening
I heard from relatives that my cousin,
Sandy, had fallen down the cellar
stairs, hit her head and died instantly.
I went into a deep emotional shock.
For two weeks I was a maniac. Then a
series of dreams occurred; some while
I was asleep and some dreams happened
while I was awake. A sudden
flash of insight would appear in my
mind, like a door opening for just a
second and I could see myself falling
down the cellar stairs when I was
young, or being held down on a table
with two people around me.
I reached out for help and met a therapist
who specialized in healing the
wounded child and over the next year
all the trauma was revealed to me. I
am the youngest of four and my father
was tired and didn’t want any more
noise in the house. He would tell my
oldest sister, Sue, “Go get Debbie out of
the crib and bring her out to the shed.”
Susie was only eight years old when
she picked me up out of the cradle and
carried me out to the shed, where Dad
would tell her to help him tie me down.
My arms and legs were pinned to the
table and then Dad would puncture
and poke me with an awl, a tool used to
make holes in leather. I would scream,
cry, fight, then tire, becoming resigned
and then quiet. He would then untie
me and tell Susie to put me back in the
crib. Mom used to brag about me to her
friends, “Oh yes, Debbie is a good little
baby. I can leave her for hours in the
crib and she doesn’t cry.”
From six months old to about three
years of age, my father and sister repeated
this abuse. The memories went
deep into my unconscious, into the
cells’ memory of my body and I forgot
until they were awakened in 2007 by
the wasp sting and by the death of
my cousin, Sandy. I have made a small
memorial garden to Sandy, thanking
her for the insight I received from her
fall; and I have come to see the yellow
jacket as a totem for me.
But I had to go through the dark
night of the soul to come back to my
authentic self. As you can imagine, my
health plummeted. The Epstein-Barr
virus met up with the Lyme bacteria
and all hell had broken loose.
Three organs in my body became
inflamed. My gall bladder, liver and
pancreas were filled with a bacterial
infection and the area around the
wasp sting was tender to the touch.
During the summer of 2009, I was
bedridden and could not walk very
well, bent over and in great physical
and emotional pain. I felt helpless. I
went to five medical doctors and explained
to each one that a wasp had
stung me but they all said that had
nothing to do with my illness. None of
the doctors tested for Lyme.
Finally, in 2009, Brian came up to
this area of Maine to give lectures
and I was able to gather friends who
helped me organize his time here.
Brian took one look at me and said,
“Get to Hippocrates right now!” I did
not have the energy or strength to tell
him anything about the inner journey
of the childhood traumas. I was still
in deep emotional pain. Every time I
thought about the fact that my father
had hurt me so deeply I was wracked
with a deep sadness. I could see how
that early childhood trauma had affected
my whole life. I grieved for the
life I could have had. At age 13, I chose
never to have children because being
a person hurt so much. This pain has
been with me all my life. I do believe
now that I was born so that I could
heal from the past with my father.
While I was at Hippocrates, my
healing took place. Yes, the live foods
are delicious to the soul; yes, being
with like-minded people is a joy; yes,
taking far-infrared saunas everyday
is relaxing; yes, swimming in ice cold
water then into mineral water then
into a hot pool is stimulating. The
Lyme bacteria faded away and my
immune system is back on track.
But let me tell you, the real healing
came when I was with a Hippocrates
therapist, Andy. He listened while
I told him of the trauma. We had
private sessions and I attended the
group sessions. On our last private session,
he looked at me and said, “Your
father didn’t want you to cry so he did
something to you that would make
you cry so that you wouldn’t cry! That
is crazy, especially for a small baby
under two years old. Let me ask you
something. You’re a nice person, right?
You wouldn’t want to hurt anyone,
right? Well, the two-year-old doesn’t
think that way. The two-year-old in
you is pissed! Downright angry! And
that two year old needs revenge, to
have retribution. Now, stand up and
imagine that you are holding your
two-year-old self in your arms. Now,
imagine that your father is lying down
on that same table you were tied to.
Now tie him down. cont’d on p. 62
The Truth About Multivitamins,
cont’d from p. 18
The other studies which evaluated
multivitamins, beta carotene, folate,
selenium, and vitamins E, C, D, B6
and B12, did not find convincing
evidence that they decrease one’s
risk of cancer.
The story is the same for preventing
heart disease. Randomized controlled
trials showed no benefit for folate, beta
carotene, vitamin B6, B12, C or E.
There are many possible explanations
for why the studies of vitamins and minerals
have come up empty. Maybe the
dose was not right, the combination of
vitamins was wrong or the vitamin was
synthetic rather than “whole food.” A
more likely reason is that each vitamin,
or even all vitamins, represents only a
fraction of the nutrients in food. Did you
know that thousands of phytochemicals
have been isolated from plants? These
nutrients are not critical for life, but they
have been shown to have a myriad of
health benefits. If you are curious about
the phytochemicals in various foods, go
Although multivitamins haven’t
been shown to improve health, certain
vitamins are clearly beneficial in specific
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is important for people on any diet because most have no dietary source
of B12. And that may be it. It is not even clear that vitamin D and calcium supplements
belong on this list. A number of studies show they help decrease fracture risk for people
with low calcium intake and/or low vitamin D levels. But there are quite a few large
studies which show no benefit to the bones from taking them. There is an increasing
amount of evidence that points to an overall benefit from supplementing with vitamin
D in people who are deficient, but I don’t think the evidence is definitive yet in its favor.
The idea that we can isolate a single nutrient from food and expect it to improve our
health is overly optimistic and clearly mistaken. Each whole food is chock full of nutrients
balanced in a way that is invariably the most ideal for our bodies. It is unrealistic to
think that nutrients which are synthesized in a laboratory and reduced to the size of a
pill can be a substitute for healthy eating.
In the meantime, if you are healthy, do not look to a multivitamin to help you get
healthier or live longer. The majority of studies, thus far, indicate they don’t do you any
good, and occasionally, they may actually be harmful. Take what you need, such as B12,
or iron if you are iron-deficient, but do not count on a multivitamin to put you on the
“safe side.” There’s just no getting around the fact that a healthy diet is the best way to
get the nutrients you need.
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Who says miracles don’t occur? amazingly transformed with almost
cont’d from p. 38
no exercise. Hippocrates does strongly
However, the time had finally come. recommend daily exercise, but I was
“But it’s so expensive,” I complained too busy spending free time in the pool
to my wife, one last time. “What good and socializing to follow their recom-
will the money do us if you’re dead,” mended exercise routine. My bad!
I still keep my “before” and “after”
I visited Hippocrates for two weeks pictures on my iPhone for when I
in May 2011. I wish I could have com- want a laugh. Not to laugh at myself,
pleted the full, three-week Life Trans- but to laugh when I get the reaction
formation Program, but two weeks from people who see the photos. “That
was all the vacation time I could take happened over just two weeks,” they
from work. Why not ask for sick leave, ask, confounded. Yep, it sure did.
you might ask? Because that would My great fear upon returning home
mean admitting to my bosses and co- was that I wouldn’t be able to follow
workers that I was sick. This was not the program. My wife and I live in
something I was willing to do.
Arlington, Virginia, right across the
My time at Hippocrates was two river from Washington, DC, and we are
of the most enjoyable weeks I have both very busy. We eat out almost ev-
ever had. I could never have imagined ery day, and rarely eat more than one
that a “vacation” with such very sick meal at home. That one meal at home
people could be so much fun!
is almost always “convenience food.” I
The leadership at Hippocrates simply couldn’t imagine that I would
Health Institute has accomplished suddenly begin to make green juices
something very peculiar and very twice a day, sprout seeds and beans,
special. Somehow, within 24 hours of dehydrate crackers, and worst of all,
their arrival, all the guests who arrive clean all that mess up on a daily basis!
become very warm, very caring and Also, how does one go from living
very open human beings. They share on rib steak and pork chops to subsist-
their life stories without drama and ing on sunflower sprouts and mung
appear to have an honest desire and beans? I have always been a compul-
curiosity to hear the life stories and sive, emotional eater. How was that
circumstances of others.
suddenly going to change?
My first comment to my sister Beth Well, six months later, I’m still do-
was, “Wow, I am really lucky, this ing it, with minimal issues. I continue
crowd who arrived with me is a very to go out to eat with my wife and
special group of people.” Beth replied, with co-workers. A good steak still
“No, it’s always like this.” I am not a smells great and fresh bread out of
social person, which is pretty typical the oven smells heavenly. However,
for someone in my field of work. Yet something clicked at Hippocrates.
within days, I found myself circulat- That stuff isn’t food — at least, not
ing from group to group, from lunch for me. When I see steak now, I think,
table to lunch table, feeling more free “There is a plate of pain.” When I see
than ever to be myself. Extraordinary! a basket of bread I think, “Insulin,
The education during my time at anyone?” And I’m just not tempted.
Hippocrates was sobering. Almost I don’t know how long this will last.
everything I had ever learned about But finally seeing what the other side
nutrition and health was wrong. What of addiction looks like and feels like
they teach sounded absolutely crazy. has been an indescribable joy!
But within one week, my diabetic
Today, I’m 159 lbs and holding. I am
symptoms were gone. Within 10 days, off of all prescription medication. I’m
my blood sugar was normal and my even off of coffee, which may be the
blood pressure was extremely close to greatest miracle of all! My waking
normal. And by the end of my second blood sugar is 95 – 115 mg and my
week, I had lost 12 lbs. and my body was blood pressure is normally about
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116/65. I run 2 – 3 miles several times
a week without effort. Before my trip
to the hospital, I literally couldn’t run
more than 20 or 30 steps before wanting
to keel over. Life is very, very good!
The biggest challenge I’ve had
with taking the program home is
growing my own food. Currently, I
buy almost all my produce (microgreens,
sprouted vegetables, sprouted
beans, organic vegetables), and this is
extremely expensive. I have started to
grow some of my own micro-greens,
which helps. I also remind myself
of my wife’s comment, “What good
is the money to us if you’re dead?”
Someday (hopefully soon), we’ll
move away from Washington where
we can have a real house again and
I can dedicate some serious space
to growing my own healthy food.
Until then, I’m thankful for the wonderful
availability of quality produce
in our area and in our local health
Since coming home, my day-to-day
life hasn’t changed very much. I still
go to work every day. My wife and I
still walk the streets of Washington,
DC, and enjoy theater and concerts on
the weekends. I travel on business and
visit friends and family.
The big difference is, I’m no longer
trudging through my days just hoping
I have the energy and will to get
through them. Every day, I wake up,
look in the mirror, and ask myself,
“OMG, who is that?” And then I laugh,
because it’s me, and I’m healthy, and
I still have several more decades to
Life is too short to live it sick and
tired. There is no substitute for living
life healthy and with abundant
energy. Don’t let the fear of losing
your coffee or your sugar or your
meat or your cheese keep you from
doing what you need to do. Once you
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Can Raw Foods Help Reverse
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Matt experienced a strong detox
period of about three to four weeks.
He had no books on raw foods and
allowed his instinct to direct him. Everything
he learned from his research
and life came together at this point. For
the previous two years, Matt thought
he would eventually be confined to a
wheelchair. After just six months on
a 100 percent raw food diet, Matt was
running at full speed. In nine months,
Matt was leaping over boulders and
running in the Adirondack Mountains.
He had experienced a true spiritual
On June 8th, 2003, Matt and his dog
Jerry began hiking the Appalachian Trail
near Maine’s Mount Katahdin. They
traveled over 1,600 miles on rugged
terrain, with a 65 pound backpack, from
Maine to Tennessee! The last month
in the forest, which Matt considers his
church, he covered over 25 miles per
day, six days a week, and passed virtually
everyone. He did this to prove that
the laws of nature, if followed, can not
only heal, but bring us to new heights
of health and fitness.
Matt’s dad Albert, a United States
army infantry POW in War World II,
played a positive role in developing his
individuality. The support from Matt’s
mother, Elaine was pivotal to Matt’s
recovery. Today Matt is medication-free
and has not worked with a medical
doctor since 1998. He is happy and
enjoys life to its fullest. He lives on a
farm (Paradise Hill Farm) in Tabernacle,
New Jersey, with his wife Sandy. Among
other things, they harvest cranberries
and blueberries. Matt is working on a
new book about his healing journey
with MS, called To the Brink, which
should be available soon.
Many years ago, I heard a lecture
with Matt at a raw food restaurant,
called Arnold’s Way Café, in Lansdale,
Pennsylvania. What he said was powerful.
With his positive mental attitude,
exercise and raw food, Matt Goodman
reversed MS. I found this to be very
inspirational and so I was understandably
very happy to have this opportunity
to interview Matt Goodman.
HHI: How did you learn about raw
Matt: A client of mine gave me a video
on raw foods by George Malkmus of
Hallelujah Acres. The video sat on a
shelf, collecting dust for a while.
HHI: Who inspired you?
Matt: Great leaders like Gandhi and
Martin Luther King, Jr. Also, athletes
like Olympic gold medalist, Carl Lewis,
Chicago Bears running back, Walter
Payton, and Philadelphia Eagles
running back Wilbert Montgomery
HHI: Did you use any mind-body therapies/techniques
with your healing?
Matt: I practiced yoga, both hatha and
kundalini yoga. I would also pray and
meditate every day.
Matt hiking in the Adirondack Mountains
HHI: How did you work on your physical
Matt: I enjoyed massage, one per
week. I also used self-massage where
I’d roll a golf ball on my pressure points.
Every day I would enjoy walking in the
woods or park. I frequently fast.
HHI: Were there any specific foods you
used in your healing?
Matt: I ate 100 percent all raw vegetables,
root vegetables, fruit, nuts and
seeds. I also juiced often.
HHI: Did you use any supplements to
support your healing?
Matt: Some of the supplements I used
were barley greens, probiotics, enzymes,
spirulina and milk thistle.
HHI: Any advice to other people
Matt: Number one: don’t feel guilty if
you can’t control it. Focus on the fundamentals
— work to slow and halt the
progression of symptoms. Be patient
and be in the moment. Have belief in
yourself and commit to follow through
with your health goals.
HHI: Any final words?
Matt: Blessings on your
To contact Matt:
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s hard to believe Barry was in a wheelchair less than
two weeks before this photo was taken
A New Lease On Life, cont’d from p. 19
With my newfound clarity, I really dug into the knowledge
provided, taking extensive notes and participating in
learning how to live a truly healthy lifestyle.
The amazing part is that our grown, married children
are learning from my wife how to optimize their health
as we share what we have learned, and we have seen
this transition happen to three generations of our family
in only six months! It is so amazing to see our 18-month
old granddaughter, Soleil, think that a pea pod is a treat,
instead of a cupcake or cookie!
The net results for me have been a new lease on life! I
have incredibly more energy and have lost over 70 pounds.
I have also watched my blood pressure and bad cholesterol
drop to better-than-normal levels! I seldom have
headaches these days. If they do occur, the intensity is so
minor that I can easily control them with the techniques
I learned at Hippocrates. My knee surgery healed in half
the time projected, and I went from being rolled off the
airplane in a wheelchair to riding a bicycle around the Hippocrates
campus in less than two weeks!
My goal is to bring the knowledge I gathered at Hippocrates
to northern Canada and my friends, the Métis
and Indian Elders, who are struggling with diabetes, heart
disease and chronic pain. We are scheduling a two-day
conference in northern Alberta for both Drs. Anna Maria
and Brian Clement to speak about the health gains
Hippocrates Health Institute offers. Good health can
be obtained by making good choices. Poor health doesn’t
have to be a life sentence.
The good medical doctors who have helped me have
their special talents, and the knowledge I have gained at
Hippocrates has raised the bar in terms of how wellness
needs to be pre-eminent in our lifestyle. My family doctor
recently passed away in a single plane accident with her
husband. Her last words to me I remember well, “Barry, we
didn’t get you through all these accidents to lose you to
affluence [referring to my former, indulgent diet and my
increasing weight and related health issues]!”
My wife and I are doing our utmost to live the
Hippocrates lifestyle here in Alberta, Canada. We are growing
our own sprouts and wheatgrass, exercising,
and adjusting our lifestyle to minimize stress and enjoy
the second half of our lives!
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True Transformation: Body and Mind,
cont’d from p. 56
Now, how does he like it? Look at his
face. Make sure the two-year-old looks
at his face, too. What does he look
like? Exactly. He doesn’t like it at all!
Now, what do you want to do?”
I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
The inner two-year-old and I poked
him full of holes and we both liked it!
A magical snap and the two year old
and I were one. I felt powerful and finally
done with the whole thing. Now
you, Dad, knows what it’s like! Now
leave me alone!
Ah. It worked.
Hippocrates Gave Me Hope,
cont’d from p. 49
Your liver enzymes are perfectly normal.”
I know that God, prayer,
Pac-Man and Brian Clement helped
me reverse my Hepatitis C. Although
blood tests will always detect the
virus, I have been free of Hepatitis C
symptoms for years.
In 2008 I received another routine
medical report, this time saying I had
breast cancer. By this time I had no
faith in traditional doctors, but I reported
to the Cancer Center at Broward
General. They told me my insurance
would be canceled if I did not go.
The Cancer Center is a huge building
and they herd women in there
like cattle. A nurse came into the
room and recited a speech I am sure
she has said a million times. I listened
until I heard her say, “We will be putting
a titanium chip in your breast.” I
spoke up and said, “No, you are not. I
don’t have breast cancer.”
I tried for an hour to get through
to the nurse, but she only offered her
programmed response. I felt like I was
trying to speak to someone in a coma.
I finally got upset and in a loud voice
said, “I want to see my x-rays. Show
me this cancer.”
After some more back and forth, I
convinced the nurse. She ushered me
down a long hallway to the darkroom
A deep breath of release, finally.
Brian has returned to Maine and I
have organized his lectures. I have had
a real Lyme test and yes, I have four
bands of the Lyme in my cells. With
the Hippocrates living foods way of
eating, I am now totally free of Lyme
symptoms; and I am free inside. I am
not over-reacting as I used to. I am at
ease inside and am more the real me
The love I feel for all the Hippocrates
staff is fulfilling for me. There are
over one hundred people working
there and they are very devoted to
and I swear this was the first time this
doctor had looked at my x-rays.
The doctor pointed out one small
white dot the size of a large pinhead.
I asked if this was my cancer and
he mumbled and fidgeted, saying, “I
don’t know what that is but it is not
cancer.” Who gets the kickback for the
titanium chip? I was so angry! They
were going to just routinely chop off
my breast and the doctor had not
even looked at my x-rays! How many
other women are so filled with fear
that they blindly follow their doctor’s
instructions? This experience brought
to mind something Brian Clement
said, “Take back your power.” He says
that at every Save Your Life lecture.
Fast forward again. Dr. Jerk sent me
out the door and said to get another
mammogram in six months. If the
spot had grown by that time he
would operate. I have had a mammogram
every six months since then and
the spot has disappeared. I still have
I recently turned 65 and went on
a traditional doctor journey since I
am on Medicare now. I was feeling
great fatigue, woozy head and lack of
energy. I was also vacillating between
constipation and diarrhea. Three
separate doctors could not find a single
thing wrong with me as my CBC
blood report showed perfect numbers.
When I saw Brian recently, I was
flooded with the good memories of
those earlier days working together
at Foundation de Soleil. Brian introduced
me as his friend and I was filled
with gratitude that all those people,
including cousin Sandy and the yellow
jacket, came into my life so that
I could heal from the karma with my
I look forward to the next time
Brian comes here to Maine and the
next time I return to Hippocrates
I am blessed and so I let it be.
They said I was either imagining this
or it was just stress. They said, “Just
take this pill and you will be fine.”
Once again, I turned to Hippocrates
She told me I may have H Pylori. This
made sense because I had been on antibiotics
for an extended period of time for an
abscessed molar. Nurse Caron sent
me over to the store for some Pyloricil.
I then went for a colonoscopy and
endoscopy, and guess what? I have
all the symptoms of H-Pylori but no
bacteria. The traditional doctor could
not say for sure if the Pyloricil had
killed the bacteria. They also said it
was impossible to heal Hepatitis C
Dr. Brian Clement is the wisest nutritionist
on the planet. He took away
my fear, instilling me with hope. It
is not easy to follow this lifestyle in
this world today; it just takes commitment.
I am often ridiculed for
drinking my “pond scum” or eating
my “rabbit food,” but this way works.
When it is explained to you it makes
perfect sense. I encourage everyone
to visit Hippocrates Health Institute
for their free, monthly Save Your
Life program to learn more. Maybe
someday you, too, will be guided to
Finding the “Awe” in Awful,
cont’d from p. 39
Hippocrates taught me techniques to
address my illness and take a look at
myself. Today, when I experience flares,
they are more manageable because I
have the gift of this knowledge. I can
go into my toolkit, as I call it, and utilize
what I learned at HHI to help myself.
I don’t fear my body and I have
more control over situations when
they arise. I have returned to my healing
path. I have the comfort of knowing
there is a place and a community
of people who are always available to
me, who are there for life to assist and
guide me in any way they can.
Breaking Old Habits is Achievable,
cont’d from p. 30
Let us take lasagna for instance.
The vegan version (from Renate — a
chef at Hippocrates): sliced zucchini,
celery sticks, onions, macadamia nuts,
chopped peppers, sundried tomatoes,
oregano, portabello mushrooms. Our
family loves this lasagna dish — simply
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I took one book with me when I
came to HHI, entitled Mutant Message
Down Under, by Marlo Morgan. I
would like to leave you with a quote
from that book: “Humans cannot
exist if everything that is unpleasant
is eliminated instead of understood.
When the flies come, we surrender.
Perhaps you are ready to do the same
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Growing up, my favorite food prepared
by my mom, Maria, was Italian
meatballs. Now my family enjoys
falafel — patties of chickpeas or fava
beans. Simply mouthwatering!
The average North American man
dies at 78 years of age.
Let the Light Shine On Me,
cont’d from p. 55
In the meantime, I know one thing for
sure: the reason God led me to Hippocrates
was to climb out of that cellar,
say goodbye to old ghosts and believe
there really can be a happily ever after!
I have reclaimed my strength. I have
reclaimed my faith. I have reclaimed
my health. Nobody will ever be able to
take that from me again. Hippocrates
is the place where I discovered the
magic of love without limits, and hope
when it all feels hopeless.
For two years, darkness was all I
could see, but, now, I’m free because
the light is shinin’ on me!
The average North American woman
dies at age 83. Researchers have discovered
that a vegan lifestyle potentially
extends one’s life expectancy by
at least 10 years. I plan to play ball and
hockey with my grandchildren when I
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Cancer Death Sentence,
cont’d from p. 46
When I arrived at Hippocrates Health
Institute, I weighed 216 lbs. and was
frightened, but determined. I have
weighed as much as 256 lbs. Today
I weigh 156 lbs. While there, I lost
21 lbs. during the three week program
and was never hungry, nor did I
The main thing they do (and I still
do) is every morning and afternoon
give you 16 oz. of fresh green juice
made from sprouts (sunflower is
the most nutritious and powerful),
cucumber and celery, plus 2 – 3 oz. of
wheatgrass juice separately. Wheatgrass
is very cleansing and as strong
an anti-cancer agent as is raw garlic.
I add a clove of garlic to my juice
Except for Wednesdays, we had
lunch and dinner buffets of raw
vegetables and vegetable dishes.
Raw food is alive. When you heat it
over 115 degrees you scramble the
enzymes. If you microwave it you
totally wreck it. The food was good
but I could barely eat a plateful in
30 minutes as they taught us to chew
our food until it was puree before
swallowing — I used to clean my plate
in five minutes — tops. On Wednesdays
we ate lunch then fasted the rest
of the day, consuming only the juices.
Even during the short weekly juice
fasts I was never hungry.
The reason I wasn’t hungry is my
body was getting all the nutrients
it needed. It was getting whole, live
food, not the processed cooked diet
that I had grown to love. I am now
totally vegan. That means I eat no
meats, cheese or eggs. People ask,
“What do you do for protein?” Have
you ever seen a horse or a bull? What
do they do for protein? Protein is
overrated (especially by the dairy and
meat industries); mother’s milk is
90% carbohydrates, 5% protein, and
5% fatty acids and we double our size
in the first year.
I was taught that cancer thrives
in low oxygen, acidic environ-
ment. Therefore, I can’t have fruit or
starches like corn, etc. because they
have sugar which takes the oxygen
out of my blood. I can’t have carrots or
even beets as they both have a high
sugar content. The “Standard American
Diet” with meat, dairy, fried and
processed foods is very acidic.
I learned to focus on what I can
eat — lots of delicious raw food
dishes — not on what I can’t eat. TV
commercials can be a little disconcerting.
In my old life I ate to feel good,
now I feel good because of what I eat.
Hippocrates taught us “It’s not
the food in your life, but the life
in your food!”
HHI also stressed a clean colon. We
carry lots of old and toxic waste in our
colon. John Wayne had over 50 lbs. in
his colon when he died. We gave ourselves
enemas daily and we received
a colonic every week we were there.
That explains some of my weight loss.
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I go back quarterly for the pools and a
colonic. When I graduated, I stated, “It
was an honor to graduate with honors
from Enema University.” I received
some understanding laughs.
Feel free to email me questions
or check out Hippocrates at
One could “do Hippocrates” on a
budget by purchasing their DVDs,
but if you have a serious health
issue, it is best to do the three-week
program. If you don’t do email,
I can be reached at (352) 504-0070.
Today I have no symptoms of
cancer whatsoever. My blood counts
are normal and everyone tells me
how “good” I look at 183 lbs. I now eat
a little cooked food and fruit, but still
am 100% vegan (no meat, dairy or
eggs), avoiding flour, sugar, potatoes,
soda, alcohol and coffee
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