Finding health through living food: Couple invites Fla. health institute director to visit Mich.

Gabriel and Anca Iordachianu are a couple who have rebounded to health after a bout of breast cancer and diabetes. Their driving combat plan? A daily regimen of living food, namely wheatgrass and sprouts.

IMG_7742Later this month, the two owners of Wheatgrass and Sprouts, LLC in Troy will welcome Brian Clement, Ph.D and co-director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida, to cover how raw foods like wheatgrass and sprouts can help patients rebound from cancer and other illnesses.

Building anew with wheatgrass and sprouts

After hearing she had breast cancer four years ago, Anca learned of the Hippocrates Health Institute found in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“I went through conventional treatments and after that,” she said, “I felt I needed to recover to strengthen my immune system and to detoxify my body.”

The Institute specializes in using organic, living and whole-food meal plans along with plant-derived supplements and other natural healing modalities.

IMG_7744“Detoxification is very important and is the first step of healing,” Anca said.

So she spent 21 days in the sunshine state learning how to incorporate food such as green juices and a slew of raw vegetable in her diet to expedite her journey back from cancer.

The green juicing is important, she says, but “you also need to eat certain foods and avoid certain foods and people need to know that if they want a speedy recovery or to become healthier, it’s better to incorporate the whole thing.”

Her husband, Gabriel, shortly after adopted the new meal plan and has seen beneficial changes in the management of his diabetes.

And now, the duo runs a company dedicated to growing and shipping live food to the community. They tirelessly educate the sick and healthy alike on the options of coupling food with conventional medicine to beat illnesses like cancer through local conferences.

Both are former engineers who quit their positions to start the business last summer.

“It’s a lot of fun to help people when they need it and to be inspired by people and help them to go through critical times in their life.” Gabriel said.

It’s a different kind of business, Anca says, “we’re touching hearts and people are touching our hearts—it’s a rewarding job.”

So it is only fitting that the couple has invited the doctor who kick started their new chapter in life to visit Michigan and share in their renegade against disease.

“It’s an honor,” Gabriel said, to host Clement.

“He is such a powerful speaker,” Anca said.

“All about cancer: Conquering disease with living foods”

The event, titled “All about cancer: Conquering disease with living foods,” will be held at the Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois Road) on Tuesday, August 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  A one-hour question and answer session will follow.

With more than 20 books published, Clement has explored several avenues of health, spirituality and natural healing for the past 40 years, according to a recent press release.

For this event, he will talk about why raw foods are healing; what juices in particular are healing and why we get sick. He will cover some of what Anca calls modern disease like cancer along with diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and arthritis.

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased online or at the greenhouse located at 1925 West Maple Road in Troy.

To learn more about Wheatgrass and Sprouts, LLC or the upcoming event, visit or call 248-822-9999.



About Jen Bucciarelli

Veggie lover and aspiring word chef, reporter Jen Bucciarelli covers all things health and medicine for Rochester Media and The Community Edge. She is always on the hunt for local experts who can help improve the lives of our readers. Send her a note at

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