I figured I should write about Brian Clement and Hippocrates Health Institute after noticing that in 2015 the institute grabbed a considerable attention of the mass media. Especially Canadian media.
As I mentioned in the previous post, Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida is the place where people can rest in lush tropical surroundings and at the same time tap into powerful knowledge of how raw vegan foods and natural therapies can raise human health to heights most never experience in their lives. It is situated in West Palm Beach, close to the ocean and non-for-profit. These days the institute has grown into a blooming tree. However, it sprouted from a tiny seed planted in 1956 by a lady named Ann Wigmore, a Lithuanian-born humanitarian, the original founder of the institute.
I haven’t been there. I have met Brian Clement, co-director of the institute. In September of 2014 he was giving a lecture in University of Calgary which I attended. The other co-director is his wife, Anna Maria Clement, but I don’t recall seeing her there. There were a couple people with him, not sure who they were. The lecture theater was nearly half full. Seems like raw veganism is not doing bad in relatively cold Alberta! There, I signed for the institute’s newsletter which I still receive regularly. The content is diverse and engaging, and composed of easy-to-read articles, interviews, recipes, recommendations and other stuff related to a raw vegan lifestyle.
Brian Clement and the institute in the media
All right, what is going in the media… If you google “Brian Clement”, the first page is full of 2015 news about him and the institute. There are a few from 2014 and this year as well.
In November of 2014 and early 2015 Brian Clement came under attention of Canadian media after parents of two native girls with acute leukemia stopped chemotherapy and continued treatment in his institute. By the way, I should mention that a third of those visiting the institute are coming from Canada. One girl after a relapse died a month later. The other, as her mother claims, is cancer-free now. That was in Ontario. While, a complaint against him to the Florida Department of Health was filed by a citizen who read about the girls in the news. Whether they were a US or Canadian citizen is not indicated. Anyways, after a series of investigations, the department charged Brian Clement a fine and ordered him to stop his mission at the institute. Unexpectedly though, in March of 2015, the fine and order were cancelled because of the lack of evidence.
As part of the investigations, Brian Clement’s educational background was also looked into. According to online sources, Brian Clement has a PhD in nutrition from the University of Science, Arts and Technology (USAT) in Montserrat. However, George Gollin, a professor at the University of Illinois “who has investigated USAT” calls it a diploma mill. Just like that, at a snap of a finger.
This reminded me of US doctors and ordinary people who either had their licenses suspended, revoked or even got imprisoned for promoting or selling apricot kernels in the 20th century. Apricot kernels contain amygdalin, a highly effective against cancer substance. Look it up online. Even after 2000s people still get imprisoned for selling the them! There is even a YouTube video called “Sell apricot seeds and get thrown in prison“.
The most recent bullet at Brian Clement was fired this spring, in May of 2016. By Health Canada. It warns people to avoid Brian Clement’s LiveGive products. In the article, he is described as “controversial alternative medicine guru”. “He doesn’t play around with acne or common cold. He targets people who have cancer. The things that are offered at the Hippocrates clinic have no scientific basis. Not only is there no evidence, but they are not scientifically plausible” tosses his five cents Joe Schwarcz, a director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society.
Why did media cast a shadow at the institute?
Hippocrates Health Institute was established in 1956, so it makes it to have almost 60 years of peaceful existence. Why all of sudden, at the end of 2014, wheatgrass juice and raw plants of Brian Clement and his team became “potentially fraudulent therapies”?
My opinion, is that gigantic pharmaceutical industry noticed that too many people enter the doors of the institute and never come back… To their pills. That’s because Hippocrates Health Institute successfully nurses people with cancer, multiple sclerosis, and other “incurable diseases” back to health. After recovering, these people don’t need expensive chemotherapy or radiotherapy, as well don’t have to take prescription drugs for the rest of their lives. That takes a lot of money from the multi-billion-dollar basket of Big Pharma, and they don’t like it.
I think all these palpitations in the media mean one thing: a vegan raw food diet reverses diseases and pharmaceutical companies owned by the world elite don’t want people to know that. Of course, not only for financial reasons. There are other, more important motives.
You can make your own conclusions from this all.
If you wish to take a pick at the institute’s newsletter, go to www.hippocratesinst.org and read it online, print pdf or sign up to receive it via email, or even get a paper copy. Whatever you choose, it is free. Also, you can look at the newsletters from the previous years here. Again, the content is engaging and easy to understand.
What are your thoughts?