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Quotations Relating to Concepts of
The Fat, Fuzzy, Frazzled Program
by Karilee & Richard Shames, 2005

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What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.  ~Aldous Huxley

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.  ~Aldous Huxley

The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of disease.  ~Edward Jenner

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.  We give it orders which make no sense.  ~Henry Miller

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong.  ~Thomas Jefferson

Symptoms, then are in reality nothing but the cry from suffering organs.  ~Jean Martin Charcot, translated from French

Hormones, vitamines, stimulants and depressives are oils upon the creaky machinery of life.  Principal item, however, is the machinery.  ~Martin H. Fischer

In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else.  ~Alison Rose Levy, "An Ancient Cure for Modern Life," Yoga Journal, Jan/Feb 2002

The greatest wealth is health.  ~Virgil

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.  ~Buddha

We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares.  They fatigued only the muscles, we exhaust the finer strength of the nerves.  ~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment.  ~Author Unknown

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.  ~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris

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

Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.  ~Charles Simmons

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.  ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life.  Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.  ~Quentin Regestein

Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.  ~Martin H. Fischer

Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.  ~Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind

To control your hormones is to control your life.  ~Barry Sears

I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.  ~Steven Wright

Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body?  ~Thomas Hardy

The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them.  ~Ecclesiasticus 38:4

The body never lies.  ~Martha Graham

Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself.  ~Giorgio Baglivi

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.  ~Thomas Edison

Gold that buys health can never be ill spent.  ~Thomas Dekker, Westward Ho, 1604

The road to medical knowledge is through the pathological museum and not through an apothecary's shop.  ~William Withey Gull

Chemicals, n:  Noxious substances from which modern foods are made.  ~Author Unknown

It is the safest of times, it is the riskiest of times.... What the Dickens is going on here?  ~Denton Morrison, on chemicals, technology, and risk, quoted in National Academy of Sciences, Improving Risk Communication, 1989

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

Noise, crowding, pollution, and the sheer rush of our complex, modern society are rapidly becoming as oppressive to many individuals as the worst kind of political dictatorship.  ~Thomas F. Eagleton

Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.  ~JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.  ~Alfred E. Newman

It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.  ~Robert Fuoss

Nowadays the clinical history too often weighs more than the man.  ~Martin H. Fischer

Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.  ~Greg Egan, "Distress"

The most sensitive members of the human and animal populations are much like the canaries in the mines.  They are the first to show distress, often becoming ill for unknown reasons.  They provide the distant early warning for us all.  ~Karilee and Richard Shames, Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled?, 2005

Sing away, ay, sing away,
Merry little bird
Always gayest of the gay,
Though a woodland roundelay
You ne'er sung not heard;
Though your life from youth to age
Passes is a narrow cage.
~Dinah Maria Mulock, "The Canary in his Cage"

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.  ~Jennifer Yane

Each patient ought to feel somewhat the better after the physician's visit, irrespective of the nature of the illness.  ~Warfield Theobald Longcope

The scientific truth may be put quite briefly; eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don't worry.  ~Robert Hutchison, 1932

This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.  ~Matthew Arnold

The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.  ~Arnold Toynbee

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?  ~Paul Sweeney

We find our energies are actually cramped when we are overanxious to succeed.  ~Michel de Montaigne

The adrenal gland has a very peculiar way of slowing down when it has been overtaxed and overburdened.  It fails in the manner of a large dying star, which gets brighter and brighter before it burns out.  ~Karilee and Richard Shames, Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled?, 2005

When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep, and you're never really awake.  ~From the movie Fight Club, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk

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.  ~B.K.S. Iyengar

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