One of the most highly acclaimed healing centers in the world is the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was founded by Ann Wigmore, "the mother of wheat grass juice," and is now led by Dr. Brian Clement and his wife Anna Maria. The clinic's philosophy is based on the belief that with a diet high in raw vegan/vegetarian foods, plenty of exercise, positive thinking and noninvasive therapies such as deep tissue massage and hydrotherapy, optimum health can be achieved. A three-week residential program is offered to teach students and patients how to live a healthy lifestyle at home while their bodies, minds and spirits are detoxified there at the Hippocrates facility.
Optimum Health Institute
The Optimum Health Institute has two campuses, one in San Diego, California, and one in Austin, Texas. The Optimum Health Institute has created a "sacred" environment in beautiful, natural surroundings, where guests come to heal and gather with like-minded individuals. At the Optimum Health Institute, people learn to adopt an organic, raw, vegan diet and then undergo a thorough detoxification with juice fasting, colon cleansing, exercises designed to stimulate the lymphatic system and consuming wheat grass juice. The mind is quieted through the release of negative emotions and determining priorities in life. The spirit is also lifted, allowing participants to feel more connected with God and their loved ones.
A more viable option for many people is to set an appointment with a naturopathic doctor. An N.D. combines medical science with the wisdom of nature. Naturopathic doctors believe in the body's innate ability to heal itself if given the right tools, rather than simply medicate a symptom with prescription drugs. They treat all medical conditions and undergo rigorous training before becoming certified to practice. They can do minor surgeries, like suturing (stitches), but cannot perform major surgeries. They can prescribe drugs, but they emphasize natural healing modalities.