What Would Hippocrates Do?

“Women don’t talk back enough,” said Brian Clement PhD, LN, referring to their patient/doctor relationships. “Women who did,” he said, “started Hippocrates.”

The esteemed co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida was the guest speaker at a holistic health fair in Tampa a few months back, and I was there, with my pen in hand and recent cancer diagnosis, soaking up every word.

His statement caught my attention and gained my respect, at a time when I was blowing through doctors like baby wipes, seeking one that made some kind of sense.

DSC_0002People from around the world come to the 50-acre compound where patients have been  given the tools to heal themselves for 60 years, based on the principles of Hippocrates, Our father of medicine.

 

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” Hippocrates

“Think before other people think for you,” Brian Clement went on, calling the modern medical system a “con job” where people are given pharmaceutical remedies that create bigger problems in most cases.

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Yep, that’s how I feel about it, too. Yet the doctors I was consulting with were using scare tactics and certified letters, strongly recommending the cut, poison and burn approach as if my life depended on it.

Problem was, the Institute was on the other coast, four hours from me, and out of my price range at the moment. They do not accept insurance, either. Regardless, I was grateful for my notes and validation of the path I was embarking on.

I continued my quest for truth in the modern world of big business medicine and I finally found a doctor who was willing to treat breast disease holistically. But she skipped town for Barbados suddenly two weeks ago. Closed her business….just like that…claiming sabotage of some sort.

IMG_1565Oh well…I was about halfway through her 10-week plan for bi-weekly 3-hour vitamin C IV treatments that were covered by my insurance.

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” Hippocrates

I was feeling a little lost being doctorless again when I was asked to drive a friend to the Institute. David “Raw Man” Raines is a new friend that I met at the lecture in Tampa. I introduced myself to him after hearing his testimonial about completely healing himself of stage 4 cancer straight out of late-stage hospice. I wanted to know more and of course wanted to write about him (more to come on his journey). DSC_0026

I said yes immediately to the “Raw Man” and we took the 4-hour journey. Although he is in excellent health, he broke his foot in a motorcycle accident, and needed to get to the Institute to record testimony for a documentary they are filming.

 

Although a large majority of doctors take the Hippocratic oath, which involves swearing upon a number of healing gods to uphold specific ethical standards, most are hypocritical in what they go on to “practice” with patients.

“With regard to healing the sick, I will devise and order for them the best diet, according to my judgment and means; and I will take care that they suffer no hurt or damage. Nor shall any man’s entreaty prevail upon me to administer poison to anyone; neither will I counsel any man to do so.” Hippocratic Oath

For example, take the surgeon who told me it would feel “just like a bee sting” before drilling a hole in my breast without sedation.  I looked down at gobs of tissue and blood after jumping off the table screaming from the extreme pain I felt. His response to what was an absolute error on his part was “I know this can be emotional.”

Then he wanted me to have a post-op mammogram! Of all the times I have declined that offer (because research says it can do more harm than good), this time my manners were not involved. I said “there is no way in Hell I am doing that!”

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Before the barbaric biopsy, I had a PET scan test where I drank Crystal Light with nuclear chemicals that left me radioactive for 17 hours.

And of course, the oncologists all recommend chemotherapy as a standard part of the poison, cut and burn approach. They must. It is required of them by law. They could be reprimanded by NOT following this protocol. Yet, according the former president of the American Chemical Society, a chemist trained to interpret data…

“It is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.” Alan C. Nixon, PhD

In fact, it is widely known by many doctors that..

“Chemotherapy and radiation can increase the risk of developing a second cancer by up to 100 times.”  Dr. Samuel S. Epstein Congressional Record, Sept 9, 1987.

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When there is a chemotherapy spill in a hospital, it is a major biohazard that requires an outside specialized crew in spacesuits to come in and clean it up. But they want to put it in my veins! No, thank you!

Knowing that hundreds of thousands of people die from pharmaceutical drugs and  that 93% of those treated for cancer with chemotherapy die, I, and the Hippocrates Institute, choose instead the ways of the father of medicine.

Look to the cause… “the way you think, eat and move.” Brian Clement PhD, LN

The not-for-profit Institute treats those with the courage (and the cash or credit) not to go along with the status quo. Their extensive program includes treatment of the mind, body, and spirit with a focus on a 100% raw, gluten-free diet where “wheat grass is key” along with an abundance of sprouts.

DSC_0015 In addition to diet and juicing, guests receive psychological counseling, practice yoga, aerobic and strength exercises, and receive acupuncture and colonic treatments.

When my friend David first arrived at the Institute, Brian Clement told him “You have to get rid of the anger.”  At the lecture I attended, he said…

“A loving, secure relationship can be what a breast cancer patient needs.”

Oh really…that’s quite a contrast from Dr. Wright (the oncologist’s actual name) who wanted to immediately put a port in my chest and start five drugs of which the side effects included (which she admitted) uterine cancer and heart damage. When I asked for the data sheets, death was also a possible outcome from her suggested protocol.

I can’t decide if she actually believes that she is doing the right thing, but it is definitely how she is trained and what she is told and expected to do.

“Let food be your medicine, and let medicine be your food.”

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When Hippocrates said that, he probably couldn’t imagine a day when modern medical universities, run by Big Pharma, would offer future physicians only 30 minutes  of nutrition during their entire course of training. Where is the profit in that?

 

Dr. Wright, the oncologist, however…appeared shocked when I asked her for the list of side effects of the drugs and procedures she prescribed. I can’t imagine her reaction if I told her that I would need to know where the moon would be transiting before scheduling a breast biopsy. I checked quietly on my phone without mentioning it.

“A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.” Hippocrates

You see, the father of medicine observed that astrological movements could explain why common surgeries can be fatal; or at the very least cause unusually slow healing or painful recuperations, as well as resulting in complications, like infections. DSC_0001

“Touch not with iron that part of the body ruled by the sign the Moon is transitting.” Hippocrates

 

Coming back down to earth, here I am, confident in my plan and grateful for a glimpse into a world where healing disease makes sense…

DSC_0010…where organic vegetables are grown and sprouted…

…where doctors do no harm and approach disease with a holistic mindset, and love.

 

7 thoughts on “What Would Hippocrates Do?

  1. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor who also took the road less traveled (no chemo or radiation) I understand and support your approach to your health self care. After a year of IV Vit C etc. she was yelled out of her former oncologist’s office for not following his cut and poison protocol and came home crying. When she told me what happened I said there is only one thing to do. Send him a holiday card every year for the rest of your life. He would have received 28 cards by now….and still counting. Much love to you.

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  2. Fantastic post Carrie! I agree with u on this! Its sad that holistic therapies are not covered by insurance. Im starting acupuncture this week. I want to try and get off some of the meds Im on.

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  3. Have u looked into the Optimum Health Institute? They have less, but it’s only for one week so job and price wise seems like a possibility. But i don’t really know if it’s close enough to what you’re looking for. They are located in Austin and San Diego

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  4. Hi Carrie, I am happy for you that you are getting to experience Hippocrates Health Institute, feel the camereraderie and gain support and confidence in the educated choices that you are making. I consider Dr.Brian my mentor. He is outspoken but thats what I love about him. He is a big believer in talk therapy being a must for tackling health issues. There are many ways and things to do to tackle this. I believe in using Mushrooms, there is Essiac Tea, and Cannabis Oil in States where that is legal , Vit C drips are great! I believr very much in visualization targeting ther Ccells. You are an amazing woman , G-d Bless You!

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  5. I wish I knew that health fair was in Tampa, i would have gone. I, personally, don’t trust conventional doctors with my medical care. I have gone once in the last twelve years. I also don’t think they are Hippocrates either. I think the medical schools are supported by the drug companies and the doctors get training on which drug to give for which symptom. It is a shame that our insurance won’t pay for holistic medical care.

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  6. One of the most important things that could happen in our generation purely, clearly and singularly in the Context of physical health is that the people responsible for using chemo and radiation would be jailed for crimes against humanity, and 100% of all monies recovered would go towards the integration of all results based medicine starting with the Hippocrates Institute with Dr.’s Brian and Anna Marie Clements at the helm orchestrating the change. It is time for Human Beings to love one another across the board and to end the Caveat Emptor era. It is simply astounding that all we are commanded to do is 3 things. Love God first, foremost above all else for He is worthy, love others as we love ourselves (Especially our enemies) and work. Oh what Joy we would have to do collectively these three things. Shalom, Loving Shalom my Dear Sisters and Brothers ~ RawManRaines

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