A Tribute to Dr. Ann Wigmore
Dr. Ann was the first to develop practical sprouting of grains and seeds. She also developed indoor gardening, using trays to grownutritious and delicious sunflower greens, buckwheat greens, pea shoots, wheatgrass, 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