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"Be careful in reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain 

Conspiracy nut, leftist, madman. These are terms of dismissal so you don’t have to listen to the argument. It would be healthier and more fun to hear what someone has to say. 
Oliver Stone  

The specific disease doctrine is the grand refuge of weak, uncultured, unstable minds such as now rule in the medical profession. 
Florence Nightingale  

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. 
Abbott Joseph Liebling, New Yorker, 4 May 1960  

If you’re looking for self-help, why would you read a book written by somebody else? 
George Carlin  

The medical profession (is) a conspiracy to hide its own shortcomings. No doubt the same may be said of all professions. They are all conspiracies against the laity... (U)ntil there is a practicable alternative to blind trust in the doctor, the truth about the doctor is so terrible that we dare not face it. 
George Bernard Shaw, "The Doctor's Dilemma," 1906

 How can I get thinner? Give up lunch and dinner. 
Alan Sherman  

Joy, temperance and repose  
Slam the door on the doctor's nose. 

The best part of a donut is the hole. 
Dr. Paul C. Bragg, health crusader and teacher of Jack LaLanne 


When asked where he would like to buried when he died, Yogi Berra’s answer was, “I don’t care. Surprise me.” 

Let no one who has the slightest desire to live in peace and quietness be tempted, under any circumstances, to enter upon the chivalrous task of trying to correct a popular error. 
William Thoms, deputy librarian for the House of Lords, c. 1873 

In landfills, “Whole hot dogs have been found, some of them in strata suggesting an age upwards of several decades.” Smithsonian, July 1992, p 5. 

Do not let either the medical authorities or the politicians mislead you. Find out what the facts are, and make your own decisions about how to live a happy life and how to work for a better world. 
Linus Pauling, in How to Live Longer and Feel Better, p. 274  

The West was not settled by men and women who had taken a course in “How to Be a Pioneer." 
(from Educational Wastelands, the 1953 bestseller by Arthur Bestor.) 

Man is a food-dependent creature. If you don't feed him, he will die. If you feed him improperly, part of him will die. 
Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D. 

ALGERNON MONCRIEFF: The doctors found out that Bunbury could not live...so Bunbury died. 

LADY BRACKNELL: He seems to have great confidence in the opinion of his physicians. I am glad, however, that he made up his mind at the last to some definite course of action, and acted under proper medical advice. 

(From Act III of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde) 

The physician is Nature’s assistant. 
Claudius Galen (c. AD 129 - AD 216) 


People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument. 
(Will Rogers) 

Vitamin C can truthfully be designated as the antitoxic and antiviral vitamin. 
Claus W. Jungeblut, M.D. 


Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food.  

In your one human lifetime:  
Your eyes will blink 450 million times, you will breathe 650 million times, you will grow 1,000 layers of skin, your nails will grow 7 feet, you will lose 70 miles of hair from your head...  
And your heart will beat 2,500,000,000 times! 

If you rub your forearm briskly for a few seconds, 300,000 skin cells will come off of it. By age 70, you will shed 105 pounds of skin.  

Your bones are 50% water.  

IN ONE DAY: a person doing light work sweats three quarts of water... and a baby cries an average of 133 minutes. 
(Thanks to Science Kit / Boreal Labs) 

By the time you are 88 years old,  you "have consumed 300 tons of food, air and water." 
R. Buckminster  Fuller  

One-quarter of what you eat keeps you alive.  
The other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive.  
(Hieroglyph found in an ancient Egyptian tomb.)  

What is a weed?  
A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.  

Americans'  wastefulness imperils their future.  Our resources are fast giving out, and the next problem will be to make them last.  
Austin Bierbower  
April, 1907 

Every week, Americans throw out about 420 million pounds of food.  
("Bizzaro Facts," WOKR News, December, 1996) 

There is no such thing as freedom of choice unless there is freedom to refuse.  
David Hume  

There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.  
Mahatma Gandhi  

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.  

The work of the doctor will, in the future, be ever more that of an educator, and ever less that of a man who treats ailments.  
[Dr. Sir Thomas J. Lord Horder of Ashford (1871-1955), physician to several British monarchs]  

If you really want to help this world, what you will have to teach is how to live in it.  
Joseph Campbell  

When all the land is destroyed,  
and all the fish are dead,  
then will the white man learn  
that he can't eat money.  
(Native American saying ) 

The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it.  

In the US, 100,000 cattle are slaughtered every day.  
Source: ABC-TV PRIMETIME LIVE, Thursday, April  30,  1992  

The germ is nothing; the terrain is everything.  
 Louis Pasteur  

Not only is example the best way to teach, it is the only way.  
Albert Schweitzer, M.D.  

There is a principle which is a bar against all information,  
which is proof against all argument, 
and which cannot fail to keep man in everlasting ignorance.  
That principle is condemnation without investigation. 
William Paley (1743-1805), often attributed to Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) 

Doctors give drugs of which they know little,  
into bodies, of which they know less,  
for diseases of which they know nothing at all.  

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. 

What ails the physician that he dies of the disease  
That he would have cured in time gone by?  
There died alike he who administered the drug and he who took it,  
And he who imported and sold the drug, and he who bought it.  
(Verses upon the death in Baghdad of the physician Yuhanna ibn Masawayh in the year 857).  

The carpenter desires timber, the physician disease. 
Rig Veda IX. 7.9 

Hunger is not the cause of death, for deaths approach the man who has eaten. 
Rig Veda X. 10.5 

I find medicine is the best of all trades because whether you do any good or not you still get your money.  
Moliere: "A Physician in Spite of Himself," 1664

The best doctor gives the least medicines. 
Benjamin Franklin 


Some physicians would stand by and see their patients die rather than use ascorbic acid because in their finite minds it exists only as a vitamin. Vitamin C should be given to the patient while the doctors ponder the diagnosis. 
Frederick R. Klenner, M.D. 


We’re all ignorant, just on different subjects. 
Will Rogers 


This guy’s doctor told him he had six months to live. The guy said he couldn’t pay his bill. The doctor gave him another six months. 
Henny Youngman 


Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too. 
Anton Chekhov, who was himself a practicing physician 


For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect. 
Carl C. Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D. 


A vegetarian diet can prevent 97% of our coronary occlusions. 
Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 176, No. 9, June 3, 1961, p 806. 


The test to which all methods of treatment are finally brought is whether they are lucrative to doctors or not. 
George Bernard Shaw 


It's not what we don't know that harms us; it's what we do know that ain't so. 
Mark Twain 


I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. 
Vincent Van Gogh 


The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. 


Medicine doesn't get to the root of the trouble. It only conceals it. The result is a more highly poisoned condition which may become chronic disease. All drugs are harmful to the system. They are contrary to nature. . . . Mark my words. There is no way to health except the natural way. 
"M," to James Bond 007, in Ian Fleming’s Thunderball. (( I had to look this one up))

It is a matter of common knowledge that any processing that foods undergo serves to make them more harmful than unprocessed foods. 
McDonald's Corporation legal statement, shown in the documentary Supersize Me 


Without health there is no happiness. An attention to health, then, should take the place of every other object. 
Thomas Jefferson, 1787 


An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out and that the growing generation is familiar with the idea from the beginning. 
Max Planck 


He who lives by rule and wholesome diet is a physician to himself. 
from: Concise Directions on the Nature of our Common Food so far as it tends to Promote or Injure Health. Published by Swords of London: 1790, p 7. 


Disease is the censor pointing out the humans, animals and plants who are imperfectly nourished. 
Wrench, G. T. The Wheel of Health, 1941. London: Daniel, p 130. 


When in doubt, try nutrition first. 
Roger Williams, PhD in Nutrition Against Disease 


Health is the fastest growing failing business in western civilization. 
Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D. in Human Health and Homeostasis 


The world cares very little about what a person knows; it is what the person is able to do that counts. 
Booker T. Washington 


It is time to lay to rest the notion that germs jump into people and cause diseases. 
Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D. in Vitamin C: Who Needs It? 


Of several remedies, the physician should choose the least sensational. 


The fellow who has not had any experience is so dumb he doesn't know a thing can't be done, and he goes ahead and does it. 
Charles F. Kettering 


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. 
Chinese Proverb. 


One grandmother is worth two M.D.s. 
Robert Mendelsohn, M.D. 


When we try to pick anything out by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. 
John Muir 


Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found. 
Bertrand Russell 

Learn and live. If you don't, you won't. 
U.S. Army training film, WW II 


Life in all its fullness is Mother Nature obeyed. 
Weston A. Price, D.D.S. 


Men who achieve greatness do not work more complexly than the average man, but more simply. 
Mayo brothers "


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