What if just about everything you thought you knew about taking vitamins, minerals and supplements turned out to be bogus? What if it was all a scam?
According to nutrition expert Dr. Brian Clement, director of West Palm Beach's Hippocrates Health Institute, there can be dangers to supplementing yo ... More >>
We all know someone who drinks so many energy drinks that you'd imagine the noxious stuff has supplanted their actual blood. Hopefully, it's not you. Maybe it is.Well, according to research presented at the American Heart Association last week, energy drinks may have negative effects on the heart. W ... More >>
We all know wheatgrass is good for us -- those little shots of bright green liquid that smell like fresh-mowed grass and taste like, well, fresh-mowed grass. But do you really know why? Really, what's so great about wheatgrass?
Aside from the fact that it's been called nature's "greatest healer," ... More >>
We all know vegetables are good for us, but what about sea vegetables like nori, wakame, kelp, and dulse? The next time you reach for a sushi roll, keep in mind that the dark green stuff is more than just a pretty wrapper for all that sticky rice and fish. It's also packed with essential vitamins an ... More >>
At Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, there's lots of talk about the benefits of eating a raw vegan diet. If you've been following our series over the past few weeks, you've learned a lot about some pretty healthy, nourishing foods -- including how to grow your own sprouts.
If the id ... More >>
Raw food is good for you. Vegan food is good for the animals. But raw vegan screams boring. Plus, let's face it: Trying to make anything appetizing that is both raw and vegan isn't easy. And it's certainly not something that's on everyone's to-do list.
But if eating healthier, more nutritious foo ... More >>
By now, most people are aware of the controversy surrounding genetically engineered (GE) foods. You know: giant tomatoes designed to taste super-sweet, corn that naturally repels insects, and virus-resistent papayas. As debate continues over the safety of our nation's genetically modified grain ... More >>
Want to incorporate healthier foods into your diet but don't have the budget to be splurging on expensive organic eats? That's OK. We feel you. Instead of buying expensive food, we suggest growing your own. Even if you weren't blessed with a green thumb and don't have an inch of outdoor space to spa ... More >>
When it comes to food, nothing says Valentine's Day like a big box of chocolates, an indulgent dinner and a bottle of wine or champagne.Funny that -- from a health standpoint -- it's possible each of these things can ruin the mood for love faster than a punch to the gut, according to Hippocrates Hea ... More >>
Health News is a new feature series that focuses on raw, vegan and alternative diets.Could you give up meat, fruit and cooked foods for life? What if you were suffering from an incurable disease, and it was the only answer to healing your body? The idea of becoming a raw vegan might not seem so craz ... More >>
This year, all of the gifts under my family's tree from me will be vegan. Does this A.) Make me a crappy sister/daughter/niece because I'll be slyly pushing an animal-loving agenda on my family disguised in hand wrapped caramels and fancy dark chocolate gift sets or B.) Give me the ... More >>
If the statement of 'you are what you eat' holds true, then right now I am a warm and gelatinous pile of vegan biscuits and gravy with a handful of Sour Patch Kids clinging to the curvier bits of my exterior. But if I had the discipline, I'd much rather resemble the long and slender stalk of ... More >>
Some people -- including Heather Mills and Kenny Loggins -- have said that that the Hippocrates Health Institute -- a leafy green hideaway and wellness spa in West Palm Beach -- is a marvelous mecca of healthy living, where visitors can totally transform their lives with sprouts, wheatgrass, massage ... More >>