A good quote can change the way you see your life, can give you boost when you need it, can act like a friend when you need one, or just make you laugh. Famous people’s wise words have traveled through history some have forever been engraved in our collective memory.
Today, I have selected 4 quotes that can change your life. You can also find those quotes in Chapters 21 & 22 of my book ‘This Is Your Quest.’
“Let Your Food Be Your Medicine and Your Medicine Be Your Food”
Hippocrates of Kos, also known as the “Father of Modern Medicine” is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. Hippocrates is credited with being the first person to believe that diseases were caused naturally, and not because of superstition and gods. He separated the discipline of medicine from religion, believing and arguing that disease was not a punishment inflicted by the Gods, but rather the product of environmental factors, diet and living habits. Hippocrates conducted the first clinical studies by observing people and comparing their health habits.
Hippocrates meticulously examined his patients’ urine, stools, pus, and sweat; but he also observed their personalities, home environment, relationships, diet, and even their facial expressions before diagnosing and treating them. He believed that it was impossible to understand illness without understanding the whole person.
He recognized when people ate mainly a fresh, plant-based diet, they developed fewer diseases. Hundreds of years later, this concept has now been proven clinically; a new study has shown that an intensive weight management program can reverse type 2 diabetes.
Hippocratic medicine was humble and passive. The therapeutic approach was based on the “healing power of nature.” According to this doctrine, the body contains within itself the power to re-balance and heal itself. Hippocrates was reluctant to administer drugs, the medicine he prescribed was very kind to the patient, treatment was gentle, and emphasized keeping the patient clean and sterile. Fasting was also a healing method he used regularly.
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath that is taken by medical doctors who swear to uphold medical ethics whilst…