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Quotations: Ayurvedic Concepts
Anyone who believes that anything can be suited to everyone is a great fool, because medicine is practised not on mankind in general, but on every individual in particular. ~Henri de Mondeville
My soul is dark with stormy riot,
Directly traceable to diet.
Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food. ~Hippocrates
When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them. ~Ecclesiasticus 38:4
Stomach: A slave that must accept everything that is given to it, but which avenges wrongs as slyly as does the slave. ~Emile Souvester
A good digestion turneth all to health. ~George Herbert, "The Church Porch," The Temple, 1633
In Physic, things of melancholic hue and quality are used against melancholy, sour against sour, salt to remove salt humours. ~John Milton
Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks. ~Lin Yutang
Opposites are cures for opposites. ~Hippocrates
A man has often more trouble to digest food than to get it. ~Proverb
Happiness for me is largely a matter of digestion. ~Lin Yutang
A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world. ~Harvey Cushing
I am convinced digestion is the great secret of life. ~Sydney Smith
Men of lean habit of body are commonly a long time healthy, having good appetites and strong stomachs for digestion. ~Tobias Venner
Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach. ~Victor Hugo
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs. ~Ovid
The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen. ~John Redman Coxe, 1800
What fools indeed we morals are
To lavish care upon a Car,
With ne'er a bit of time to see
About our own machinery!
~John Kendrick Bangs
Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients. ~Hippocrates
Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well. ~Marcus Valerius Martial
The body must be credited with an immense fund of know-how. ~Deepak Chopra
He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician. ~Chinese Proverb
Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food. ~Hippocrates
Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means. ~Maimonides
The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~Thomas Edison
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