Health Quotes From Scientists and Sages

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It is the body that is the hero, not science, not antibiotics, not machines or new devices. The task of the physician today is what it has always been: to help the body do what it has learned so well to do on its own during its unending struggle for survival – to heal itself.

~ Ronald J Glasser MD

 

The building of a perfect body crowned by a perfect brain is at once the greatest earthly problem and the grandest hope of the race.

-Dio Lewis

 

The morality of clean blood ought to be one of the first lessons taught us by our pastors and teachers. The physical is the substratum of the spiritual; and this fact ought to give to the food we eat, and the air we breathe, a transcendent significance.

– Tyndale

 

A wise physician is a John Baptist, who recognizes that his only mission is to prepare the way for a greater than himself – Nature

A.S. Hardy.

 

Half the spiritual difficulties that men and women suffer arise from a morbid state of health

H.W. Beecher.

 

To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when not well.

– Johnson.

 

There is this difference between the two temporal blessings – health and money; money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed; health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied; and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious when we reflect that the poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all his money for health.

– Colton.

 

To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind in a sound body.

– Bowen.

 

It is the opinion of those who best understand the physical system, that if the physical laws were strictly observed from generation to generation, there would be an end to the frightful diseases that cut life short, and of the long list of maladies that make life a torment or a trial, and that this wonderful machine, the body…this “goodly temple,” would gradually decay, and men would at last die as if gently falling asleep

– Mrs. Sedgwick.

 

Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either receives.

– Colton.

 

Joy, temperance and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose

– Longfellow

 

There is still an immense amount to be learned about health, but if what is at present known to a few were part of the general knowledge, the average expectation of life could probably be increased by about ten years

J.B. S. Haldane.

 

As knowledge with regard to the effects of food upon man increases, it is more than conceivable that the races that first avail themselves of the new values of nutrition may decrease the handicaps of disease, lengthen their lives, and so become the leaders of the future.

Victor B. Heiser.

 

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell

– Dorothy Canfield

 

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything

 

– Arabian Proverb.

Book on health

“Long ago it became evident that the key to every biological problem must finally be

sought in the cell; for every living organism is, or at some time has been, a cell.”

— E.B. Wilson (1856–1939) famous cell biologist

It is the body that is the hero, not science, not antibiotics, not machines or new devices. The task of the physician today is what it has always been: to help the body do what it has learned so well to do on its own during its unending struggle for survival – to heal itself.

~ Ronald J Glasser MD

Quotes on Health from the Sages:

The building of a perfect body crowned by a perfect brain is at once the greatest earthly problem and the grandest hope of the race.

-Dio Lewis

 

The morality of clean blood ought to be one of the first lessons taught us by our pastors and teachers. The physical is the substratum of the spiritual; and this fact ought to give to the food we eat, and the air we breathe, a transcendent significance.

– Tyndale

 

A wise physician is a John Baptist, who recognizes that his only mission is to prepare the way for a greater than himself – Nature

A.S. Hardy.

 

Half the spiritual difficulties that men and women suffer arise from a morbid state of health

H.W. Beecher.

 

To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when not well.

– Johnson.

 

There is this difference between the two temporal blessings – health and money; money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed; health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied; and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious when we reflect that the poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all his money for health.

– Colton.

 

To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind in a sound body.

– Bowen.

 

It is the opinion of those who best understand the physical system, that if the physical laws were strictly observed from generation to generation, there would be an end to the frightful diseases that cut life short, and of the long list of maladies that make life a torment or a trial, and that this wonderful machine, the body…this “goodly temple,” would gradually decay, and men would at last die as if gently falling asleep

– Mrs. Sedgwick.

 

Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either receives.

– Colton.

 

Joy, temperance and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose

– Longfellow

 

There is still an immense amount to be learned about health, but if what is at present known to a few were part of the general knowledge, the average expectation of life could probably be increased by about ten years

J.B. S. Haldane.

 

As knowledge with regard to the effects of food upon man increases, it is more than conceivable that the races that first avail themselves of the new values of nutrition may decrease the handicaps of disease, lengthen their lives, and so become the leaders of the future.

Victor B. Heiser.

 

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell

– Dorothy Canfield

 

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything

– Arabian Proverb.

 

Book on health

“Long ago it became evident that the key to

every biological problem must finally be

sought in the cell; for every living organism

is, or at some time has been, a cell.”

— E.B. Wilson (1856–1939) famous cell biologist

“To lose one’s health renders science null, art inglorious, strength unavailing, wealth useless,

and eloquence powerless.”

~ Herophilus

 

“Talk happiness.

The world is sad enough without your woe.

No path is wholly rough.

Look for the places that are smooth and clear,

And speak of them to rest the weary ear of Earth,

So hurt by one continuous strain

Of mortal discontent and grief and pain.”

 

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

The physician knows not, and practices not the whole extent of his art, when he neglects the marvelous influence of the mind over the body.

~ Sir James Y. Simpson

The surest road to health, say what they will,

Is never to suppose we shall be ill.

Most of those evils we poor mortals know,

From doctors and imagination flow.

~ Sir Winston Churchill

Anger and worry not only dwarf and depress, but sometimes kill

~ Horace Fletcher

Violence is transient. Hate, wrath, vengeance are all forms of fear , and do not endure. Silent, persistent effort will dissipate them all. Be strong.

~ Elbert Hubbard


Remedying micronutrient deficiencies is likely to lead to a major improvement in health and an increase in longevity at low cost

~ Dr Bruce Ames, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California at Berkeley

 

The microbe is nothing; the terrain [the level of toxicity found in the body] is everything – Louis Pasteur

(You must create a terrain that continually produces, nurtures, strengthens, and reinforces vital, healthy, strong cells.)

 

 

Notes on childhood development from conception to two years…

Only fifty percent of pregnancies survive till term, and most miscarriages occur by third trimester.

If you’re born before 26 weeks, you’ve got a 50% chance of having complications such as learning disabilities.

From 24 weeks, she begins to receive input from the outside world.

Eye color:

Several genes responsible for eye color

Human development from womb:

Ova are fully developed by birth.

Human DNA is:

  • 98.5% identical to that of chimps
  • 75% that of dogs
  • 50% that of fruit flies, and
  • 33.3% that of daffodils

 

Prescription drugs, alcohol and nicotine pass directly to the fetus.

 

Hormones stop the mother’s immune system from rejecting the fetus.

 

Progesterone prevents the release of more ova.

 

Two and a half million neurons generated every minute.

 

The ossicles (bones of the middle ear) are the smallest bones in the human body.

 

Hearing is at its peak at four weeks. At three months, it is its most developed sense. The first sounds the baby hears are the gurgles and mumbles of the mother’s body, eg hiccups, etc.

 

Eyesight is underdeveloped at birth. Even at one month, the world is blurred, and mostly black and white.

At two months, we can distinguish colors and shades; at four months, we can identify our mother’s face; at eight months we have twenty- twenty vision.

 

At eight months we begin to explore the world, and the sense we use most, is touch.

 

We add a quarter to our body weight every month until after three months.

 

There are nine thousands sensory receptors in the tongue alone.

 

Bacteria in our gut are necessary to break down complex carbohydrates in our food…they appear to be the only ones with the enzymes to do so.

 

BALANCE!!!
The key to walking isn’t really skeletal strength, but the ability to balance…this is controlled by the semicircular canals of the ear.

 

A two year old learns ten new words a day.

 

The Process of Aging:

Reaction times shorten with age until the age of 20, and then increase slowly until the 50s and 60s.

Peak bone mass occurs in the middle 20s and is maintained till the age of 35,.

After the age of 35, bone loss begins to overtake bone creation as part of normal aging.

 

Sleep Tips From Dr Mercola:

What Happens When Your Biological Clock is Disrupted?

Your body depends on your biological clock to steadily regulate your sleep/wake cycle, but when this process gets thrown off balance, it can wreak havoc on your health.

And it is actually quite easy to disrupt your body clock. For instance, all of the following can confuse your body and make it think you should be awake when you should be sleeping, or vice versa:

Your body’s internal clocks (you actually have many, in your brain, lungs, liver, heart and even your skeletal muscles) influence so many things — from your heart rate to body temperature and hormone production — that when they’re thrown out of whack all kinds of things can happen. For instance, a disrupted body clock may cause you to you gain weight or increase your risk of cancer.

Using Darkness to Help You Sleep

Making simple changes in your bedroom to keep the light out during the night can have a major impact on your sleep quality. Even the chiropractor at my office, Dr. Lloyd Fielder, was surprised at the benefit when he installed blackout drapes in his bedroom.

He was shocked at how much better he felt — it radically improved the quality of his sleep. Personally, I sleep in a room that is so dark, it’s even pitch black at noon. You can achieve this in your own bedroom by:

  • Installing blackout drapes
  • Closing your bedroom door if light comes through it, and even putting a towel along the base to prevent light from seeping in
  • Getting rid of your electric clock radio (or at least covering it up at night)
  • Avoiding night lights of any kind

Keeping all light off at night (even if you get up to go to the bathroom) — this includes the TV!

 

Cell Biology

When man becomes capable of instructing his own cells, he must refrain from doing so until he has sufficient wisdom to use the knowledge for the benefit of mankind.

~ Dr Marshall W. Niremberg.

Winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1968

 

 

Healthy Aging:

A study showed that contrary to expectations, successful aging was not related to age, ethnicity, level of education, marital status, or income, but rather to:

  1. Greater participation in activities
  2. Having more close friends
  3. Visiting with family
  4. Spending time reading and listening to the radio.

 

“How does one keep from growing old inside?

Surely only in community. The only way to make friends with time is to stay friends with people.”

– Robert McAfee Brown, Theologian

Bone Health:

Connection between osteoporosis and heart disease:
people who have osteoporosis are more likely to possess an excess of calcium in arteries and vice versa.

Nutrients important for bone health: Vitamin D, K, calcium, Magnesium, manganese, and strontium.
Osteoporosis and artherosclerosis – are both associated with decreased vitamin K2

 

Vitamin K2 keeps calcium in the bones by promoting osteocalcin activity, which holds the calcium in the bone.

 

“Mind over Matter” Quotes:

Forgiveness is a key Christian concept, but it’s also a key body-mind concept.

– Candace Pert

 

Every change in the physiological state is accompanied by an appropriate change in the mental emotional state, conscious or unconscious, and conversely, every change in the mental emotional state, conscious or unconscious, is accompanied by an appropriate change in the physiological state.

-Elmer Green, Mayo Clinic physician

 

It is my fervent belief, that showing how the mind and spirit can heal the body can make life worthwhile

 

The extent to which we love ourselves determines whether we eat right, get enough sleep, smoke, wear seat belts, exercise and so on. Each of these choices is a statement about how much we love living. These decisions control about 90 percent of the factors that determine our state of health.

The trouble is that most people’s motivation to attend to these basics is deflected by attitudes hidden from every day awareness. As a result, many of us have mixed intentions.

 

We don’t yet understand all the ways how brain chemicals are related to our emotions and thoughts. The salient point is that our state of mind has an immediate and direct effect on our state of body. We can change the body by dealing with how we feel.

~ Bernie Siegel

 

The most common cause of unexplained deaths is a sense of hopelessness and helplessness and of doom preceding the demise.

~ Dr George L. Engel, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center compiled one hundred newspaper items from all over the world, which focused upon the occurrence of sudden deaths under unusual circumstances. The overriding feature is a sense of being powerless to cope with changes in the environment.

 

The immune system

70% of our immune system is in the gut. 15% of the immune system is in the skin, eyes, nasal passages, ears, and urogenital tracts, totaling 85% of the immune system. This makes it of tremendous importance to keep the GIT, skin and mucous membranes healthy.

 

 

Advice to health care professionals

I have come to believe that science, at its very core is a spiritual endeavor.

Some of my best insights have come to me in what I can best describe as a mystical process. It’s like having God whisper in your ear.

It’s this inner voice that scientists must come to trust. We must stop worshiping a lack of passion as truth.

 

Science at its most exalted is a truth seeking endeavor, which accomplishes a cooperation and communication based on trust. Trust in our selves and trust in one another.

– Candace Pert, Scientist who discovered the opiate receptor

 

The best inspirer of hope is the best physician

Dr Jean Martin Charot, a famous nineteenth century French neurologist.

 

It has long been recognized that the faith of the patient greatly affects his recovery.

 

Fats and oils

Uses of fats and oils:

They build cell membranes

They aid in the production of hormones.

They raise metabolism and create energy.

They protect the body by buffering and neutralizing acids

They provide lubrication to the body so that the cells are free to move.

 

Unprocessed fats are any fats that occur in their natural state the best examples are the fats contained in avocados, olive oil, almonds, and flax seed oils.

 

Processed fats are fats that are destroyed through cooking (at temperatures above 118 Fahrenheit) such that they are unusable and toxic to the body, thus resulting in acid and disease conditions in the body. Examples of foods that contain processed fats are butter, margarine, cheese, whole mild, meats, etc.

 

Dangers of bad fats (or processed fats) include poor circulation (leading to high blood pressure), poor elimination, excess congestion and toxicity in the body. In addition, the body is not able to perform functions that good fats (or unprocessed fats) provide

For optimal health, daily fat intake should not exceed 25%

Factors affecting health:

1. Physical:

Genetic predisposition

2. Physical Environment –

toxins, bacteria, viruses (people who grow up in African nations where infection is more common are more commonly ill)

External sources of malignancy:

  • Pesticides
  • Food additives
  • Tobacco
  • Nuclear power industry

Oxygenation levels:

 

3. State of nutrition: what you take in from the physical environment

Whether you were breast fed as a baby or not (intelligence, allergies, sicknesses)

  • Kinds of foods being eaten on a regular basis: 70 % of the immune system is in the GIT
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Use of drugs, legal and illegal

 

4. Mental:

  • How much you love yourself/feel good about yourself
  • Strong will versus weak wills

  • How much of the good stress/bad stress at work are you are exposed to
  • What you know personally about health and disease (remember the scripture, my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge)

5. Emotional:

  • Parental conditioning: how much were you loved as a child?

  • Relationship with spouse

  • Relationships with loved ones.
  • How much you love and accept others, yourself
  • Social support
  • Personality profile
  • Taking oneself seriously: those who take themselves too seriously are usually the ones who find it most difficult to forgive themselves. And when you don’t forgive yourself, you leave yourself wide open for illness
  • Sense of guilt, fear, apprehension, depression, anger/hostility are the worst emotions to have.
  • Some people see sickness as a way of paying for their errors of the past.

 

6. Spiritual:
Your level of spirituality; your sense of who you are and what you’ve been called to do in this world.

How much clarity you have about your sense of meaning.

How well you feel connected with your Creator.

How much you believe about yourself and about God.

 

SPIRITUAL PROBLEMS:

  • Not rightfully discerning the word I Corinthians 11
  • Disobedience
  • Unforgiveness, holding grudges

 

Religion must be practiced in the right way for it to work for you.

 

7. Lifestyle choices / physical activity:

Athletes have one in seven chance of developing cancer as opposed to the average person.

 

8. Social environment:

Social conditioning also plays a very important part…What words have you been conditioned to speak/ what physical outcomes have you been conditioned to expect concerning your health…by your parents, your close relatives, your peer groups,

Some people have been conditioned to expect to have a heart attack by the age of fifty, some forty. Others born into a family of diabetics see amputation of a limb as a rite of passage

And when you do get sick, your duration of recovery will be based on…

 

 

9. Access to good primary health care: the sooner you can take care of a problem, the less readily it’ll come back to hurt you in the future.

 

9. The quality of care of care given

 

Rather than warring on disease agents with the hope of eliminating them, we should worry more about strengthening resistance to them and learning to live in balance with them more of the time.

– Andrew Weil, M.D., research associate in ethno pharmacology at Harvard and author of Health and Healing.

 

The immune system:

All over the world, immune system deficiencies are becoming more and more prevalent. Many people think this is due to the same reasons that candida is such a widespread disease – the use of drugs, antibiotics, immunizations, poor diet, silver amalgam dental fillings, addictive substances (caffeine, tobacco, sugar), chemical preservatives and pesticides, and the lack of full spectrum light and exercise, and also the appearance of higher stress levels.