I wanted to share some of my favorite or compelling health quotes..please share yours!
"Your choice of diet will affect your long term health prospects more than any other action you may take."
-C. Everett Koop Former Surgeon General
“I don’t understand and why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic while it is medically conservative to cut people open or put them on powerful cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.”
-Dean Ornish M.D.
" I submit that scientists have not yet explored the hidden possibilities of the innumerable seeds, leaves and fruits for giving the fullest possible nutrition to mankind."
“...greens are not an optional product”
"..Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"
"As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself."
"Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside."
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
"Fitness - If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body."
"Health is not valued till sickness comes."
-Dr. Thomas Fuller
"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution."
"Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way."
"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
"Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: "We would be more alive if we did more of this," and, "Life would be more lovely if we did less of that." Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away."
"The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones."
"Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away."
"A Hospital is no place to be sick."
"Most men's awareness doesn't extend past their dinner plates."
Post your favorite health or diet quotes in the comments!