Ready to get your juice on? The Hippocrates Health Institute might be the place for you. Hippocrates has been a leader in natural health since 1956 and some of the biggest names in wellness, like our friends Kris Carr and Brendan Brazier, have been there (in fact, Brendan will be there next Thursday.) I talked with Dr. Brian Clement, who has been the director of HHI since 1980, about sunlight, sugar, five-star foods, and more.
Can you explain the importance of foods with protein/sunlight?
All life comes from the Sun. Foods capturing the highest level of UV rays also have the widest full-spectrum nutrient levels.
What are the three most important foods that are the cornerstone of Hippocrates?
Blue-green and Green algae, sea vegetables, and sprouts including grass are the 3 finest meeting the above mentioned profile.
You rate foods from 1-to-5-stars. Can you give some examples of 5-star and 4-star foods?
5 Star: Algae (blue-green). Algae (green) chlorella. Fruit - tropical (ripe organic) mango, papaya, pineapple, star fruit. Plants - baby (sprouted) buckwheat, sweet potato greens, sunflower, peas, wheatgrass. Sea vegetables - arame, dulse, hijiki, nori, pacific or atlantic kelp. Weeds - edible, chicory, dandelion, purslane. Fruits - succulent (ripe organic, high energy), citrus, kiwi, melons, nectarines, peaches, plums. Olives - ripe (unprocessed). Sprouts - alfalfa, broccoli, chia, clover, garlic, onion, radish.
4 Star: Beans, easy to digest: adzuki sprouts, mung beans, coconut, green-fresh green coconut meat, flowers, edible-chrysanthemum, rose, tiger lily.