I’m a firm believer of the saying that goes “the best medicine, is no medicine”. Illnesses can be prevented or cured by having a healthy lifestyle and with a little help from mother nature. This has been recorded many times throughout history by many civilizations across the world. Even prominent individuals ranging from Hippocrates up to Thomas Edison supports this basic concept. Having daily activities that supports us in taking care of our bodies should always be included in our to-do list. However, through the advancement of technology and our busy schedules in this fast-paced world we live in, we usually forget this simple but essential practice.

Below are some of the best quotations to remind us about the importance of health and medicine through natural means.

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  1. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
  2. “The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” – Voltaire
  3. “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ” – Buddha
  4. Nature itself is the best physician.” – Hippocrates
  5. To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” -François de La Rochefoucauld
  6.  “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas A. Edison

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  7. I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.” – Thomas A. Edison
  8. Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound.” – Latin Proverb
  9. “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau
  10. “Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  11. “The competent physician, before he attempts to give medicine to the patient, makes himself acquainted not only with the disease, but also with the habits and constitution of the sick man.” – Cicero
  12. “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  – Josh Billings
  13. “Everything in excess is opposed to nature.” – Hippocrates
  14. “The way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. – Mark Twain
  15. “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” – Thomas Carlyle
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