LifeStyle at Hippocrates Health Institute
Expand Beyond You:
Everything living has a measurable frequency. Our vibrational frequency is who we are. We belong to a universal orchestra and remembering our place in this grand masterpiece is key to finding our true selves. What does your song sound like? What frequency are you emanating out to the world?
The exciting work of cymatics and quantum physics is ushering in a whole new way to look at the world around us but more importantly within us. Our emotions
emit frequencies that affect our
overall health. Any positive emotion causes a cell to vibrate at a higher frequency and negative emotion causes a cell to vibrate at a lower frequency. The negative emotion
is nothing but an incompletely experienced emotion that gets frozen within our bodies. These negative emotions, when stored in the cells of the body, can cause the body to become unhealthy.
Science is now understanding through research that everything is energy and the higher your energy vibrates, the better health
and happiness you can enjoy.
Spend a day with Hippocrates Health Institute
staff members, Nancy Dimaio, Maria Krajnak and Joda Cook as they help you to delve into the deepest part of yourselves, embracing the age-old adage, "Know Thyself." As you reconnect to and embrace "All-is-one and one-is-all," the inner transformation work will revitalize your inner-spark and re-awaken your life purpose!Restoring Balance with Emotional Freedom Technique:
We have the power to influence the world around us. And for the past decade, Quantum Psychologist Garland Landrith has been helping people to tap into that zone. His research was cited in the documentary, “What the Bleep,” and demonstrated how the power of thought through a shared intention lowered the crime rates in Washington, D.C.
Landrith’s work with Emotional Freedom Technique restores awareness and trust in the natural healing
abilities of our mind and body. EFT, or the tapping technique, is like psychological acupressure. The technique works by releasing blockages within the energy system. These disruptions are the source of emotional intensity and discomfort and can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression and stuckness.
By focusing on the specific problem whilst tapping with fingers on the end points of energy meridians, EFT works to clear the disruptions and reset the disruptive pattern in order to restore emotional harmony and relief from physical discomfort. The combination of sending kinetic energy
to our energy
system, while focusing on root causes, restores the natural energetic flow of the body and clears the "short circuit" from the body's learned response or negative emotion.
|(Published: Mon, 05 May 2014 10:12:00 +0000)|
O2 & IV Vitamin Therapy for Prevention and Treatment at Hippocrates Health Institute
Oxygen (O2) in the atmosphere is an integral part of making sure that we stay alive. Every living organism needs to in oxygen to make sure that its biological, natural
and physiological breathe
functions work in a healthy and faultless manner.
Due to breathing polluted air, as well as consuming mass produced foods, proponents of oxygen O2
, leading to a diseased state. Conversely, flooding the cells with activated O2, an individual can prevent and improve many health
therapy suggest that individuals fail to absorb enough fresh
Oxygen therapy treatment pushes oxygen deep into the tissues and individual cells of the body to accelerate healing and promote good health.
Services Offered at Hippocrates Health Institute
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Infrared while on Oxygen
- Lymphatic Drainage while on Oxygen
- Aqua Chi while on Oxygen
- Exercise while on Oxygen
IV Vitamin Therapy:
IV vitamin therapy as we practice is firmly based on medical and scientific evidence. It includes not only IV vitamins, but other nutrients, such as antioxidants, minerals, amino acids, and other natural organic
components- given as an intravenous infusion: “IV NUTRIENT THERAPY”. Our intravenous therapies are custom made for your individual needs.
IV administration bypasses the digestive system therefore allowing higher concentrations to be achieved. This is particularly beneficial to guests that require high therapeutic doses of nutrients
IV is used for a variety of illnesses, such as:
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low Immunity
- Lyme Disease
- Gastrointestinal Problems
- Anxiety & Depression
- Neuropathic Pain
Services Offered at Hippocrates
- High dose of IV Vitamin
- IV Argentyn-23 (silver)
- IV Glutathione
Other Injectable therapies including:
|(Published: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:23:00 +0000)|
Slim Away Everyday
|– A balanced diet
Originator: Richard Simmons is a television, infomercial and video star who wrote an autobiography.
Claims: A diet that that is updated and repackaged regularly with “Simmons supplements” providing the energy and motivation to keep dieters going. Simmons has been extremely overweight himself, so he can empathize with anyone who’s unhappy about his or her weight. Simmons provides the cheer leading and motivational tools you need to get with the program and stick to it.
Sustainability: The diet lays out a well-balanced and varied diet that admirably includes a minimum of seven servings of fruits and vegetables and two servings of low-fat dairy. He wisely recommends not going below 1,200 calories and consuming eight glasses of water daily. The diet could run a little low on calcium and vitamin D, even though it includes more dairy than other programs.
Additionally, he places considerable emphasis on physical activity. This is the one trait of the program that stands out a notch above the rest.
Weight loss: By following the recommended calorie intakes, expect 1 to 2 lbs per week. It’s a diet and exercise plan designed for long-term success.
Research: The program makes sense and is not extreme.
Quick take: A well-balanced diet that offers flexibility, variety, physical activity, energy and motivation that can be followed indefinitely and altered to maintain weight loss.
– A balanced diet
Originator: In 1963, founder Jean Nidetch began inviting neighborhood people into her Queens, NY home to discuss strategies and ideas for weight loss.
Claim: The most organized and recognized program offering guidance, support, a balanced diet, while encouraging exercise. Based on a simple, straightforward point system ranging from 18 to 35, the diet has helped millions of people lose weight with its no-frills plan and support system.
Sustainability: The program offers considerable guidance for choosing a healthy and nutritious diet. The program’s success can also be attributed to its insistence on record keeping. Support is essential to the Weight Watchers approach by offering weekly meetings, confidential weigh-in and strategies. Most weight loss experts regard the program as the standard against which all other weight-loss programs are measured.
Weight loss: By following the recommended point system, expect 1 to 2 lbs per week.
Research: Research out of the University of Colorado and Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City has found that more than half of the lifetime members had still kept the weight off two years after completing the program.
Quick take: A mainstream diet of at least 1,200 calories a day that encourages regular exercise with weekly meetings, support groups and a food journal to tally your daily points.
Scott Josephson, M.S., R.D. is the Director of Operations at Hippocrates Health Institute. Scott is a international level conference speaker throughout the United States and Canada, a recipient of numerous awards and is frequently published covering a wide range of industry topics. In addition to several certifications, he holds a degree from the University of Miami and is on the advisory board of the American Fitness Professionals and Associates. His work portfolio includes includes many celebrities such as Geraldo Rivera, Tennis Champion Chris Evert, as well as members of the New York Giants and New York Mets.
|(Published: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:13:00 +0000)|
Eat Right & Live Longer
– An age-defying diet
Originator: Dr. Neil Barnard is the President of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Claims: A vegetarian low-fat diet protects cells from disease, cleans the blood, boosts immunity and balances hormones. The diet will help you avoid contaminants in food, and a vegetarian diet is the best for weight control. Using this method will get you off diets forever.
Sustainability: It’s difficult for people who are not committed to a vegetarian lifestyle to follow. There is no meat or dairy, and people need more time to prepare food. The diet lacks vitamin B, and vitamin D and downplays their importance. Additionally, it doesn’t take into account the fact that your body produces less vitamin D with age.
Weight loss: If you follow it accurately, you should lose weight.
Research: Studies indicate this type of diet can decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and cancers.
Quick take: A low-fat vegetarian dietwith organic produce to boost immunity, balance hormones and protect cells from damage.
The Okinawa Program
– An age-defying diet
Originator: Identical twin brothers Bradley and Craig Wilcox are both Assistant Professors at the University of Hawaii and Okinawa University in Japan.
Claims: A low-fat, low-calorie and high fiber diet from plant foods with a strong emphasis on exercise, family relations and spiritual connectedness will result in substantial weight loss. The findings are from the Okinawa Centenarian Study showing that heart disease, strokes and various cancers are extremely rare, and people regularly live to more than 100 years old.
Sustainability: The diet contains 50 percent complex carbohydrates from 3 food groups consisting of foods rich in flavonoids and omega 3 fatty acids. The authors recommend avoiding foods with a high glycemic index. Based on such a dramatic change in lifestyle diet and your basic approach to life, it’s doubtful that the majority of people who want to lose weight are ready to make such a drastic change. The diet is low in calcium.
Weight loss: The Okinawa Program has no calorie count or portion control, but will result in weight loss if closely followed.
Research: Studies indicate that when the Okinawan adopts more of a western diet and lifestyle, their rates of overweight illness increases and life expectancy decreases.
Quick take: A total diet and lifestyle program based on Eastern philosophies with plant-based carbohydrates, fiber, stress reduction and support essential to longevity.
|(Published: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:10:00 +0000)|
Eat, Drink and Be Healthy
– A low-fat, low-calorie diet
Originator: Dr. Walter Willett is a well-known Harvard researcher.
Claims: The USDA Food Guide Pyramid is not only wrong, but also dangerous to your health. He offers a new and improved pyramid that focuses more on plant food and de-emphasizes dairy forever. He advocates getting calcium from other food sources or supplements. This type of diet will reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke.
Sustainability: The diet has no deprivation or calorie count. It’s about eating more of the “right foods.” Coffee is allowed, but sugar is not. Orange juice sorbet and rum glazed pineapple are allowed, but there is no allowance for an occasional scoop of ice cream or cheesecake. (Very anti-dairy)
Weight loss: Weight loss should occur if you closely follow the guidelines and adjust your calorie intake.
Research: The diet falls short for calcium intake, but otherwise offers a healthy dose of good nutrition that’s free of gimmicks and exaggerated promises.
Quick take: A plant based diet with lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains that de-emphasizes dairy products, and uses physical activity to control weight.
– A low-fat, low-calorie diet
Originator: Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., is a nutrition researcher at Pennsylvania State University, and Robert Barnett is a journalist.
Claims: By keeping your fiber intake high, drinking lots of water and eating foods with low energy density you can eat more, satisfy your hunger and still lose weight. Fiber and water both fill you up, and water dilutes calories per portion.
Sustainability: The diet comes with energy density charts that require dividing the number of calories per serving by the weight in grams. A low density number allows you to eat more of these foods, and a high density number means you should restrict your intake. Additionally, a list of snacks is provided. There are no menus and no mandates. Recommendations require 30 grams of fiber, 4 quarts of water and daily exercise. Weight loss: Unpredictable, based on portions and calories.
Research: The author is an expert in appetite control and has been researching the topic for years. She has published dozens of scientific papers and has translated them into practical diets.
Quick take: The diet is based on the energy density of foods, where large servings of low-density foods are allowed. It encourages eating food with high water content, drinking a lot of water and daily exercise. It allows three meals and a snack each day.
|(Published: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:04:00 +0000)|
Curves – A low-carb diet
Originator: Gary Heavin is a self-proclaimed health counselor.
Claims: According to Heavin, dieting turns on “starvation hormones” that enable the body to survive on less food and burn energy. He’s created a “miracle” method to re-set your metabolism that will correct the effects of yo-yo dieting.
Sustainability: There are two plans. Both recommend six small meals a day. One plan is carbohydrate sensitive, and the other is calorie sensitive. Both are high in protein and limit carbohydrates including bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and sweets. Phase 1 of both plans last two weeks allowing 20 grams of carbohydrates a day. Phase 2 adds certain fruits, vegetables and some whole grains. The meal plans include a Curves protein shake and Curves nutritional supplements
. Phase 3 is 2,500 –3,000 calories a day (“Miracle Metabolize”).
The complicated process of alternating between the different phases based on weight fluctuation is not realistic for long-term “permanent” healthy weight.
The meal plans are inadequate for meeting daily vitamin and mineral requirements.
Weight loss: Phase 1 and 2 low calorie (1200 to 1400) and low carbohydrate intake. If combined with exercise, they are likely to promote weight loss.
Research: No scientific basis.
Quick take: Strong emphasis on exercise. Limits total carbohydrate intake. Claims to reset your metabolism. Recommends nutritional supplements.
Eat, Cheat, And Melt the Fat Away – A low-carb diet:
Originator: Sitcom actress Suzanne Somers, of thigh master infomercials and author of “Get Skinny on Fabulous Food.”
Claims: A unique food combining program will make your body burn fat faster, balance your out-of-whack hormones and set your metabolism on high. The diet is targeted for people over 40 since their metabolism is slower. Additionally, you can get rid of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome and lose weight.
Sustainability: The diet is based on a food combining principle known as “Seven Easy Steps to Somersizing.” Examples include eating protein and fat with vegetables but not with carbohydrates, then waiting three hours to eat carbohydrates. Additionally, eliminate all “funky foods” such as sugar, potatoes, bananas, corn, pasta, milk, caffeine and alcohol. Level two focuses on maintaining weight loss and cheat foods, but still following the food combining rules.
: The diet is low in fiber, calcium and vitamin D, requiring supplementation. Additionally, it’s high in saturated fat, cholesterol and low in calories. This could result in weight loss. There is nothing written about regular physical activity.
Research: There is no evidence that combining particular foods at a meal has any sort of weight loss benefits.
Quick take: The diet is based on food combining principles, which eliminates dairy, and restricts high glycemic index foods.
|(Published: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:32:00 +0000)|
Exploring Today's Most Popular Diets
So you’re extremely excited and ready to start your brand new diet. That’s great news because after all “a calorie is a calorie,” right? Eat too many
|(Published: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:12:00 +0000)|
The Bare Facts about Skin
Your dermal surface is the largest organ of the body.
This organ contains…
one fourth of the blood supply for the body;
• half of the primary immune cells of the body;
• and every square inch harbors approximately…
o 15 feet of blood vessels,
o 12 feet of nerves and
o 100 oil glands!
The skin is the largest organ of excretion, releasing approximately one kilometer (two pounds) of waste every day. It has three layers: the subcutaneous layer, the dermis and the epidermis. Most cellular activity occurs in the dermis. The process of keratinization allows the cells made in the dermis to rise to form the epidermis. The epidermis contains five layers; the top layer consists of dead cells that serve as a barrier against bacteria, viruses and toxins. This layer also protects us against transdermal water loss. However, by the time that we are 35 the cellular activity of the dermis is approximately half of what it was when we were 18. This degeneration accelerates the process of keratinization
, causing a thickening of the upper layer of the epidermis that, left untreated, prevents healthy dermal function.
We need only two things for excellent skin: Cell turnover and proper balance of oil and water. Most commercial skin-care concoctions do not work and cause harm. For example, collagen creams serve only to soothe, because the collagen molecule is too large to cross a dermal junction. Instead of adding collagen to the skin, we must stimulate the skin to produce more of its own collagen to maintain health and youthful appearance. Most of the skin dryness that fosters the appearance of aging is caused by a break in the dermal junction that allows trans-dermal water loss. Rather than adding moisture to the skin – which is merely a comforting effect – we must stimulate the skin to produce its own cells for the regeneration of the dermal junction.
The lymphatic system cleanses body tissue, so it is one of the aesthetician’s primary concerns. Lymph is a clear, colorless fluid that is carried throughout the body, especially in the subcutaneous layer of the skin. Its function is to eliminate toxins from all of the body’s tissues. One of the primary means of removing toxins from the lymphatic system is through the skin. We call this the excretory function of the skin. Unfortunately, after the age of 18, many of us develop a thickened epidermis due to sun damage, lethargy, poor diet and disease. A thickened epidermis combats the excretory process by inhibiting skin function: This forces toxin back into the body, where the lymph must dump them either into the venous blood supply or the urinary system.
Exfoliation is the key to reducing the epidermis and stimulating the lymphatic system. The skin therapy known as the Salt-Glow encourages and enhances detoxification by the exfoliation and stimulation of the skin.
Healthsthetics at Hippocrates Health Institute
is a vital part of the Active Aging Team. We offer various hydrotherapies, wraps and facials for detoxification and beautification. These procedures include the entire body – except for the face. They have the residual effect of providing you with soft, healthy, glowing skin.
|(Published: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:21:00 +0000)|
The Art and Science of Aesthetics
Aestheticians are devoted to improving and maintaining the health and beauty of the skin. It is an exciting time to be an aesthetician. During the past decade the art and science of aesthetics has gone from being a minor service to becoming an integral part of specialized services at health centers, spas, and medical facilities.
The skin is the window to the whole person: MIND/BODY/SOUL. The skin is a reflection of everything that we do and are; the health and the beauty of the skin is directly related to every aspect of our lives – diet, relationships, emotional health, physical activity, rest and spirituality.
The skin also serves the following basic functions: It protects the entire body; is a fundamental immune barrier; helps to regulates body heat; and controls excretion, secretion and absorption. Complete skin health and rapid detoxification require maximum skin functioning which can largely be accomplished simply by exfoliation, a process that is fundamental to all of the skin therapies of Hippocrates.
The tradition of aesthetics began with ancient medicine. The Greeks, Romans and Egyptians used aesthetics to prevent and promote the healing of illness with the use of massages and baths. Ayurvedic, Asian and Middle Eastern practitioners utilized the skin’s property of absorption by treating abnormal conditions with essential oils and poultices. Although various ancient modes of practice had their own theories of treatment and application, their unifying and underlying philosophy was the balance of mind, body and spirit which is essential for health and beauty.
It is this honored and proven understanding that provides the cornerstone Healthsthetics
at the Hippocrates Health Institute
. Today we combine traditional natural therapies with modern healing rejuvenation. This comprehensive approach involves spa therapy, facials, wraps, hydrotherapy, essential oils and contemporary scientific therapies that include laser, infra-red and radio-frequency treatments.
|(Published: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:13:00 +0000)|
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