Take care of your body, your mind will thank you. Debbie Hampton. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter. James J. You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Isla Fisher. The existence of illness in the body may no doubt be called a shadow of the true illness which is held by man in his mind. Hazrat Khan. The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment.
The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body. Harry J. With every pill we have prescribed for us we should also be given a creative prayer, a suggested way to correct our destructive patterns of thought. Ernest Holmes. Hell is wanting to be somewhere different from where you are. Being one place and wanting to be somewhere else… Wanting life to be different from what it is. Dying before you die. A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
Nathaniel Hawthorne. When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough to make room for it in your life. Jean Shinoda Bolen. I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. Carrie Fisher.
Brigham Young. An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease. Yiddish proverb Click to tweet. Man is what he eats. Lucretius Click to tweet. Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Jack Lalanne. Rod Blagojevich. The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine…or the slowest form of poison.
Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food. John H. Sugar is the most addictive drug in the world. Limiting it and totally eliminating it will make your mind clear, give you more energy, and increase stamina. Ralph Napolitano. When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. Ayurvedic proverb. Processed foods not only extend the shelf life, but they extend the waistline as well. Karen Sessions. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
Michael Pollan Click to tweet.
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A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. Spanish proverb. Even in this high-tech age, the low-tech plant continues to be the key to nutrition and health. Jack Weatherford. Mike Adams. If you need medical advice, let these three things be your physicians; a cheerful mind, relaxation from business, and a moderate diet.
Schola Salern. We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are. Adelle Davis. Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady. Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. Marcus Valerius Martial Click to tweet. Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abounds. Latin proverb. He lives indoors. He becomes, as it were, a hothouse plant. Such a plant is never as successful as a hardy garden plant is. An outdoor life is necessary to health and success, especially in a youth.
Alexander Graham Bell. Carrie Latet. Wellness is the compete integration of body, mind, and spirit — the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being. Greg Anderson. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. World Health Organization.
Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open. To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life. William Londen. That is all there is to it.
Lin Yutang. Happily we are learning that the mind has to do with the misdeeds of the body, and that there are no more valuable therapeutic agents than cheerfulness, happiness, and hope. Olive Thorne Miller. Eliminating the things you love is not wellness. Wellness feeds your soul and makes you feel good. Renee Peterson Trudeau. As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself. Sufficient sleep, exercise, healthy food, friendship, and peace of mind are necessities, not luxuries. Mark Halperin. The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
Mark Hyman. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work. Ralph Marston. Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself. Sydney J. Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world. Gwendolyn Brooks. Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness. Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu. Wellness seeks more than the absence of illness; it searches for new levels of excellence.
Beyond any disease-free neutral point, wellness dedicates its efforts to our total well-being — in body, mind, and spirit. Wellness, I came to realize, will not happen by accident. It must be a daily practice, especially for those of us who are more susceptible to the oppressiveness of the world. Jenna Wortham. A great hallmark of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere.
Wayne Dyer. The wellness and prevention market will outgrow the health care market. Leroy Hood Click to tweet. Leroy Hood. I appreciate health care that gets to the root cause of our symptoms and promotes wellness, rather than the one-size-fits-all drug-based approach to treating disease. I love maintaining an optimal quality of life — naturally. Suzanne Somers. Mainstream medicine would be way different if they focused on prevention even half as much as they focused on intervention.
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Bernie Sanders. The U. Noam Chomsky. Healthcare is the cornerstone of the socialist state. It is the crown jewel of the welfare state. Monica Crowley. Tom Harkin. A feeble body weakens the mind. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Click to tweet. Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. Miranda Kerr. A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. Paul Dudley White. Sedentary people are apt to have sluggish minds.
A sluggish mind is apt to be reflected in flabbiness of body and in a dullness of expression that invites no interest and gets none. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. Ken Doherty. True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united. Wilhelm von Humboldt. Strength does not come from the physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi. Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.
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Carol Welch. We do not stop exercising because we grow old — we grow old because we stop exercising. Kenneth Cooper. Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days. Rob Haneisen. Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible. Nothing unattainable. Kara Goucher. If you want to change your body, exercise. If you want to change your life, become a runner. Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go.
Dalai Lama. Sally Kempton. Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without. Ymber Delecto. To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. Gene Tunney Click to tweet. Take care of your body. Maybe the real worry in the Oath here is about the pessary as a particularly potent mode of administration, or again about letting drugs pass out of the hands of the physician to those who may misuse them. Perhaps physicians had been doing precisely this, and the patients had completely lost faith in those who claimed that they could heal them.
Linking all these very different ancient Greek documents together and tying them to the name of Hippocrates has been common since just a few centuries after he lived. Perhaps it makes us feel better to see one, humane, person rather than a faceless committee at the origins of medicine and medical ethics. And not just any person, but this idealised figure, the perfect physician who is more knowledgeable and more caring than any living physician we are ever likely to meet. Over the history of medicine, we have made up the character of Hippocrates to fit what we think physicians, or medicine itself, should be like.
Even the Oath has been edited to fit different societies. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Helen King , The Open University. Not the one we have fixed in our imaginations. Peter Paul Rubens, Hippocrates thinking hard at the Natural History Museum in Oxford. Making up a story Hippocrates is an extreme example of our human desire to tell a story, and to establish founders. What does the Oath really say? Medicines Ancient Greece Rationality. You might also like What would Socrates say about coal mining? Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab.
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