Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Let your food be your medicine..."

Does anyone know where this famous quote came from? It came from a Greek physician named Hippocrates. Here is an excerpt from an interesting article I just read about him at If you want to read the full article, click on the title of this blog entry for the link. ENJOY!!
For 2,200 years until 1805, medicine was practised exclusively according to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates (460-377 BC), the founding father of natural medicine. He taught that the first and foremost principle of medicine must be to respect nature’s healing forces, which inhabit each living organism. Hippocrates considered illness a natural phenomenon that forced people to discover the imbalances in their health. He strongly believed in good food and related the course of any ailment to poor nutrition and bad eating habits. He stressed, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food"–advice that, to this day, has not lost its validity.

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