A Tribute to Dr. Ann Wigmore

My Life was touched very deeply many years ago by a Dr. Ann Wigmore
Picture: Dr. Ann Wigmore and Joyce Oliveto

Some of you may not have heard of Dr. Ann. Well, if not for Dr. Ann Wigmore, we would not have wheat grass! She was way ahead of her time and touched many thousands of lives while she was alive.Since her passing, Dr. Ann is continuing to bring awareness to the world through the many followers of her work.Her teachings have been,and continue to be, passed on by generations of authors, natural healthcare practitioners, doctors, and lecturers worldwide. You now can be a guest/student at living food educational/healing centers throughout the world. Simply search for “live foods” or “raw foods” online to locate more information. The list is endless.I was very fortunate not only to be mentored by Dr. Ann, but we also became close friends. We enjoyed many special times traveling together. Her humor and beautiful smile leave such sweet memories and smiles in my heart…and they linger in my mind.

Dr. Ann opened Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, in the mid-1950s. The beautiful, old seven-story brick brownstone was the first thing I saw when the cab driver drove up to the corner of Commonwealth and Boulevard in the spring of 1980. I had no idea how much my life would change. Dr. Ann was the first to develop practical sprouting of grains and seeds. She also developed indoor gardening, using trays to grow nutritious and delicious sunflower greens, buckwheat greens, pea shoots, wheat grass, and more. Dr. Ann held a Doctorate of Divinity, Psychology and Philosophy and had a degree in Naturopathy.”

We need to work as a family for healthy generations through genuine and sincere interest and a strong commitment to the Living Foods Lifestyle,” she said. Dr. Ann started the first living foods newsletter,The Living Foods Family Journal (hard copy, of course). She wrote, “The Living Foods Family Journal is filled with the latest news, recipes, current events, and newsworthy articles. Its purpose is to keep you in touch with one another so that we can all continue to work as a Living Foods team to make necessary changes in society through total health and wellbeing by being examples to the world.”

She certainly accomplished this mission and so much more than she dreamed. As I think about it, she had to know what would happen. Several thousand followers of all ages are doing exactly what she asked and always dreamed of. At the age of 84, she still ran up and down the stairs all day. She had the spirit of a child and held the wisdom of the ages.Dr. Ann died in 1994 from smoke inhalation in a fire at the Ann Wigmore Foundation’s Living Foods Center, a beautiful brownstone next door to her beloved Hippocrates Health Institute. She was found on the floor of the bathroom with water running in the bathtub and a bucket near her side. Those of us who knew her personally were not surprised that she would stay to try to put out the fire. Everyone else had left the building.

Thank you Dr. Ann for all you have done and all your work continues to do.
Dr. Ann Wigmore: March 2, 1909 to February 14, 1994



Joyce Oliveto (USA)

Changing the consciousness of the world with Dr. Ann Vilnius September 19, 2012 www.livingann.com/post?id=24&slug=changing-the-consciousness-of-the-world-with-dr-ann Duration 23 min

I know Dr. Ann is looking down and she is happy. Join us, who are doing this for so long time. Share your experience with people. Touch people’s lives. If you will incorporate that in your life, you will never be sorry and it will touch generations. We never use the word work, what we are doing. We call it Passion.