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Mahatma Gandhi

    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    For a diseased man to take drugs and medicines would be as foolish as to try to cover up the filth that has accumulated in the inside of the house.
    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    Those who take medicines are really rendering the task of Nature doubly difficult. It is, on the other hand, quite easy for us to help Nature in her task by remembering certain elementary principles,—by fasting, for instance, so that the filth may not accumulate all the more, and by vigorous exercise in the open air, so that some of the filth may escape in the form of perspiration. And the one thing that is supremely necessary is to keep our minds strictly under control.
    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    to boycott doctors and medicines altogether, we will say, “As far as possible, possess your souls in patience, and do not trouble the doctors. In case you are forced at length to call in the aid of a doctor, be sure to get a good man; then, follow his directions strictly, and do not call in another doctor, unless by his own advice. But remember, above all, that the curing of your disease does not rest ultimately in the hands of any doctor.”
    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    In fact, perfectly healthy men hardly exist anywhere over this wide world.

    As has been well said, only that man can be said to be really healthy, who has a sound mind in a sound body
    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    The relation between the body and the mind is so intimate that, if either of them got out of order, the whole system would suffer.
    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    Thus considered, we may conclude that that man alone is perfectly healthy whose body is well formed, whose teeth as well as eyes and ears are in good condition, whose nose is free from dirty matter, whose skin exudes perspiration freely and without any bad smell, whose mouth is also free from bad smells, whose hands and legs perform their duty properly, who is neither too fat nor too thin, and whose mind and senses are constantly under his control. As has already been said, it is very hard to gain such health, but it is harder still to retain it, when once it has been acquired.
    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    The most important portion of the body is the stomach. If the stomach ceases to work even for a single moment, the whole body would collapse. The work of the stomach is to digest the food, and so to provide nourishment to the body.
    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    On the circulation of the blood depend all activities of the body. It is the blood that provides nourishment to the body.
    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    should all be as much against the breathing of impure air as we are against the drinking of dirty water and the eating of dirty food; but the air we breathe is, as a rule, far more impure than the water we drink or the food we eat.
    Kez Kezhas quoted2 years ago
    air that we exhale mixes with the air outside, and is rendered pure again by an automatic process that is always going on in Nature.
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