Health

"First, do no harm."
– Hippocrates

"Unless we put medical freedom in the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class {of people} and deny equal privileges to others. . ."
– Dr. Benjamin Rush
physician, educator, writer, patriot leader &
a signer of the Declaration of Independence
(1745-1813)

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
– Thomas Edison

"There are no "incurable" diseases. If you are willing to take responsibility for yourself and your life, you can heal yourself of anything."
– Dr. Richard Schultze

"The art of living consists of dying young, but as late as possible."

"What makes me so certain that the natural human lifespan is far in excess of the actual one is this. Among all my autopsies (and I have performed over 1000), I have never seen a person who died of old age. In fact, I do not think that anyone has ever died of old age yet. We invariably die because one vital part has worn out too early in proportion to the rest of the body."
– Dr. Hans Selye

"Man tries to build live healthy cells on dead deficient foods that are lacking in the spark of life… What is this spark of life? A raw carrot has it. When planted, it will sprout. Heat, as employed in canning and cooking, kills this spark of life. A cooked carrot will not sprout. The life is gone — destroyed by heat. All cooked foods are dead foods. Man is the only animal that tries to build healthy live cells out of dead deficient foods… What I want you to get is the fact and the truth that if you can get it {food} just like God and nature finishes it — not stove cooked, but sun cooked — it will be a lot better."
– Brother Roloff

"Disease is a lack of health. Health is not a lack of disease."
– Unknown

"God, in His infinite wisdom, neglected nothing and if we would eat our food without trying to improve, change or refine it, thereby destroying its life-giving elements, it would meet all requirements of the body."
– Jethro Kloss

"You cannot poison your body into health with drugs, chemo or radiation. "Health" can only be achieved with healthful living."
– T.C. Fry

"Health requires healthy food."
– Roger Williams

"Flesh eaters or carnivores, such as dogs and cats have a high percentage of protein (10%) and a low percentage of carbohydrates (2%) in their milk. In contrast, plant-eating creatures or herbivores, such as elephants, cows, apes and humans have a low percentage of protein (2%) and a high percentage of carbohydrate (10%) in their milk. . . These simple considerations haven't found their way into medical research, medical practice and "health" policy."
– Patrick Wright, Ph.D.

"Proteins can be body killers if we are not watchful of our diet."
– Dr. Henry G. Bieler

"A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings."
– Hippocrates

"The life of the flesh is in the blood."
– Leviticus 17:11

"Nutrition can be compared with a chain in which all essential items are separate links. We know what happens if one link of a chain is weak or is missing. The whole chain falls apart."
– Patrick Wright, Ph.D.

"What is impossible to see from the viewpoint of those who believe in cures is that the very symptoms the good doctors have suppressed and turned into chronic disease were the body's only means of correcting the problem! The so-called "disease" was the only "cure" possible!"
– Dr. Philip Chapman
1981

"It is time to lay to rest the notion that germs jump into peope and cause diseases."
– Emanuel Cheraskin, M.D., D.M.D.

"It seems that some consideration should be given to the cause of our mounting physical disabilities, but instead of going to the root of our troubles — wrong habits of eating and drinking — we rush to the medicine shelf and smother our uncomfortable and distressing symptoms under an avalanche of pills, potions and palliatives."
– Brother Roloff

"The word incurable is modern. I suspect coined by allopaths. The word incurable is not found in any indigenous language. Translated it means: I do not know how to cure you. But instead of taking the responsibility to tell you that or refer you to someone who might be able to help with your cure, I will instead guilt trip you and blame YOU for being incurable and ruining my day."
– D.

"The consideration of man's body has not changed to meet the new conditions of this artificial environment that has replaced his natural one. The result is that of perceptual discord between man and his environment. The effect of this discord is a general deterioration of man's body, the symptoms of which are termed 'disease.'"
– Professor Hilton Hotema

"Give yourself up to the forest while you are here. Let nature do the necessary work in you."

"Power comes from the deep silence."
– unknown

"Youthfulness is about how you live, not when you were born."
– Karl Lagerfeld

"Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all."
– Theodore Isaac Rubin

"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals."
– Benjamin Franklin

"Vitality and beauty are gifts of Nature for those who live according to its laws."
– Leonardo Da Vinci

"When you're green inside, you're clean inside."
– Dr. Bernard Jensen

"If people only knew the healing power of laughter and joy, many of our fine doctors would be out of business. Joy is one of Nature's greatest medicines. Joy is always healthy. A pleasant state of mind tends to bring abnormal conditions back to normal."
– Catherine Ponder

"DO GERMS CAUSE DISEASE? Or could it be the other way around…first the disease, then the germs. Natural Hygiene contends that germs do not cause disease. They are not the originators. Most diseases occur when people allow themselves to become enervated, that is, low in nerve energy. As a consequence, the organs of excretion fail to function normally and waste material accumulates in the body. When this waste continues to build up, exceeding the body's toleration point, a crisis arises. The body, to offset this overabundance of poisonous matter, begins to react. The result of this reaction is sometimes a cold, the flu, pneumonia, or some such, depending on the individual. At this crisis point of elimination, germs may or may not be present. They are sure to come later, not to attack, but to assist in the cleanup or cleansing process."
– Dr. Alec Burton

"Chlorophyll can protect us from carcinogens like no other food or medicine can. It acts to strengthen the cells, detoxify the liver and bloodstream, and chemically neutralize the polluting elements themselves."
-Ann Wigmore
from The Wheatgrass Book, 1985

"If we doctors threw all our medicines into the sea, it would be that much better for our patients and that much worse for the fishes."
– Oliver Wendel Holmes, Sr., MD

"Disease is the warning, and therefore the friend – not the enemy – of mankind."
– Dr. George S. Weger

"Actually bacteria are our symbiotic partners in both health and disease. They serve a useful role. As scavengers, they make harmless or remove undesirable substances within our bodies. They also elaborate certain of our body needs. That is, they help build complex organic compounds from simple ingredients. A notable example of this is the production of vitamin B-12 in our intestines."
– T. C. Fry

""Infection" is no war in which the body is fighting invaders. The bacteria that come to these sites are symbiotic and help the body in elaborating dead cells and tissues for expulsion – they are partners in the cleanup process. When this has been accumulated, the bacteria disappear and the wound heals. Infection…is a body cleaning process for a body burdened with toxic materials."
– T. C. Fry

"Germs do not cause disease! Nature never surrounded her children with enemies. It is the individual himself who makes disease possible in his own body because of poor living habits…Do mosquitoes make the water stagnant; or does stagnant water attract the mosquitoes? We should all be taught that germs are friends and scavengers attracted by disease, rather than enemies causing disease…As their internal environment is, so will be the attraction for any specific micro-organism…The germ theory and vaccination are kept going by commercialism."
– Dr. Robert R. Gross

"The cell is immortal. It is merely the fluid in which it floats that degenerates. Renew this fluid at regular intervals, give the cells what they require for nutrition, and as far as we know, the pulsation of life can go on forever."
– Dr. Alexis Carrell,
Nobel prize winner

"We need to re-direct our perspectives of microbes and see them in a new light. In terms of bacteria, for example, we need to appreciate them as: Bodily inhabitants who assist us in such ways as protecting us from other organisms (e.g. fungi), assisting in digestion and metabolism of food, synthesizing vitamins, and helping to eliminate waste materials."
– Dr. Paul Goldberg

"Only living fresh foods can enable man to apprehend the truth."
– Pythagoras

"The absorption and organization of sunlight, the essence of life, is derived almost exclusively through plants. Since light is the driving force of every cell in our bodies, that is why we need green plants."
– Dr. Bircher-Benner

"Warmth, moisture, food-these are the causes that activate latent germs and arouse them to activity. They exist, all except the food, in the mouth, nose and throat at all times. The food is thrown out into these, as excretions, in disease. The germs feed on the excretions. They are scavengers. They were never anything else and will never be anything else. They break up and consume the discharge from the tissues. This is the function ascribed to germs everywhere in nature outside the body and is their real and only function in disease. They are purifying and beneficial agents. The medical profession has worked itself into hysteria over the germ theory and is using it to exploit an all too credulous public. Germs are ubiquitous. They are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink. We cannot escape them. We can destroy them only to a limited extent. It is folly to attempt to escape disease by attempting to destroy or escape germs. Once they are in the body, the physician has no means of destroying them that will not, at the same time, destroy the patient. We cannot avoid germs. We must be proof against them. We have to accept them as one of the joys of life."
– Dr. Herbert Shelton

"(Natural) Hygienists object to the germ theory of disease because germs do not cause disease. They may be present in disease processes, and they may complicate a disease with their waste products which can be very toxic at times, but the germ or virus alone is never the sole cause of disease."
– Dr. Virginia V. Vetrano

"Forgiveness, love and our connection with the Divine is the medicine that is healing the sickness of our time."
– J. Artos Roske

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
– Albert Einstein

"When you see the Golden Arches you are probably on the road to the Pearly Gates."
– William Castelli, MD
Director, Framingham Heart Study

"The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, involved in many kinds of motivation, among other functions. The hypothalamus controls the "Four F's": fighting, fleeing, feeding, and mating. "
– Heard in a neuropsychology classroom

"Over the years we have had a number of mother's report to us that after they put their teen girls on The Hallelujah Diet, some that had already started their menstrual periods saw them stop, while others, whose daughters had been on The Hallelujah Diet for a period of time, reported daughters 14 and 15 years of age, having not yet experienced puberty. This was a concern for the mother's because of the early age of puberty in the general population. But this isn't something to be concerned about — rather it should be a time of rejoicing as the fear of the daughter becoming sexually active or burdened with a pregnancy, is stopped."
– Rev. Malkmus
Hallelujah Acres

"If people would only stop putting into their bodies the things that are creating their physical problems, and eat a predominantly raw vegetarian diet, along with raw vegetable juices, almost all physical problems would soon disappear from the face of the earth!"
– Rev. Malkmus

"I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effects on a long range basis. Any attempt to use water this way is deplorable."
– Dr. Charles Gordon Heyd,
Past President of the American Medical Association

"It is impossible for man to evolve mentally unless s/he participates in the creation of the world. This is a very simple way to participate. Fruit trees and nut trees marry the earth and sky. They give shade and food. They are a powerful symbol. To plant a tree along a public road, that is an act of generosity. Lack of heart, lack of generosity, is the real disease of our world."
– Bernard Moitessier

"Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find;
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
– Jesus of Nazareth

"Milk causs all sorts of health problems – from diarrhea and asthma to arthritis and anemia. Most milk by-products like cream, or cheese, or yogurt, are just as harmful."
– Dr. William Ellis

"Placebo must be the single most effective medicine kown to man."
– Dr. H. K. Beecher

"Nearly all people die of their medicines, and not of their illness."
– Molière
French writer
(1622-1673)

"The fate of a nation has often depended on the good or bad digestion of a prime minister."
– Voltaire
French novelist, critic, humorist

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

"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny. "
– Thomas Jefferson

"It's time for a reality check on the Atkins Diet. Despite the current 'carbophobia' among some people struggling with weight problems, high-protein, low-carb diets remain a serious health risk. "

"The huge load of animal protein ingested in such diets leaches calcium from the bones and sends it through the kidneys, into the urine. A recent report in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases showed that people on the Atkins Diet lose calcium at rates 55 percent above normal. Over the long run, that can spell osteoporosis. "

"Even worse, Harvard researchers showed that this sort of meaty dietary pattern is linked to a three-fold increased risk of colon cancer. Other potential dangers include cardiovascular problems and renal disease. "

"What about weight loss? Controlled studies show that the Atkins approach works at about the same speed as any other weight-loss diet: about one pound of lost weight per week. That is the same rate seen with old-fashioned low-calorie diets or with far-healthier low-fat, vegan diets. "

"The truth is that the skinniest people on the planet — Asians and vegetarians — eat plenty of rice and other carbs. What makes Americans fat is not their occasional servings of rice or potatoes, but rather their penchant for cheese, meat, and fried foods."
– Neal Barnard, M.D.
nutrition researcher and president of the
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM),
11/2002 statement, following news reports
about the Atkins Diet

"A healthy population means a dead pharmaceutical industry."
– Hans Reusch
Naked Empress

"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
– Samuel Ullman

"A food is a substance which when taken into the system furnishes required elements which enter into and become a part of cell structure, or which aids in building up and maintaining cell life and activity. It must also provide elements required to carry out the by-products of cell building and waste products, and all the many vital life processes involved. A drug or medicine may stimulate or modify cell activity, but it furnishes no material for maintenance. The crack of a whip or the electric current may stimulate, but they do nothing to maintain or continue the action. Medicine therefore may modify some action, but it applies no material to sustain it."
– Charles Noyes Kinney
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Drake University, Iowa
Nutrition

"If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."
– Eubie Blake

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."
– III John 2

"As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals and learn nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine unless you are fortunate enough to have a naturopathic physician available. Almost all drugs are toxic and are designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone. Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio. Most surgery is unnecessary and most textbooks of medicine are inaccurate and deceptive. Almost every disease is said to be idiopathic (without known cause) or genetic – although this is untrue."

"In short, our main stream medical system is hopelessly inept and/or corrupt. The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be."
– Allan Greenberg, M.D.
retired

"The human body has no more need for cows' milk than it does for dogs' milk, horses' milk or giraffes' milk."
– Michael Klapper, M.D.

"We put drugs of which we know little, into bodies of which we know less, to cure diseases of which we know nothing at all."
– Voltaire

"Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves."
– Nathaniel Branden
psychotherapist
(1930)

"Food, God's love made edible."
– Brother Thomas
The Nada Hermitage

"The cause of most disease is in the poisonous drugs physicians superstitiously give in order to effect a cure."
– Charles E. Page, M.D.

"Drug medications consists in employing, as remedies for disease, those things which produce disease in well persons. Its materia medica is simply a lot of drugs or chemicals or dye-stuffs, in a word, poisons. All are incompatible with vital matter; all produce disease when brought in contact in any manner with the living; all are poisons."
– R.T. TraIl, M.D.
lecture to members of congress and the medical profession,
at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

"Every drug increases and complicates the patients condition."
– Robert Henderson, M.D.

"Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature's protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse condition, though unconscious of it at the time."
– Daniel. H. Kress, M.D.

"Medicine is only palliative, for back of disease lies the cause, and this cause no drug can reach."
– Wier Mitchel, M.D.

"Medical practice has neither philosophy nor common sense to recommend it. In sickness the body is already loaded with impurities. By taking drug medicines more impurities are added, thereby the case is further embarrassed and harder to cure."
– Elmer Lee, M.D.
past Vice President, Academy of Medicine

"Our figures show approximately four and one half million hospital admissions annually due to the adverse reactions to drugs. Further, the average hospital patient has as much as thirty percent chance, depending how long he is in, of doubling his stay due to adverse drug reactions."
– Milton Silverman, M.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, University of California

"Why would a patient swallow a poison because he is ill, or take that which would make a well man sick."
– L. F. Kebler, M.D.

"What hope is there for medical science to ever become a true science when the entire structure of medical knowledge is built around the idea that there is an entity called disease which can be expelled when the right drug is found?"
– John H. Tilden, M.D.

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."
– Ovid
poet
(43 BCE – CE 17)

"Without love, without humor, yoga is just a lot of hard work."
– Steve Ross

"The healthier you get – the more radiant you become, the more relaxed you become. Eventually you disappear into a blaze of ecstatic light. . . if you're lucky."
– Steve Ross

"It is always the nearest, plainest and simplest principles that learned men see last."
– Elbert Hubbard
philosopher

"Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside."
– unknown

"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."
– George Bernard Shaw
writer, Nobel laureate
(1856-1950)

"That which is flexible and flowing will prosper and grow. That which is rigid and blocked will wither and die."
– Tao Te Ching

"By cleansing the liver, you are cleansing the blood."
– Robert Roy

"I always have to chuckle at the inevitable disclaimer, "talk to your health adviser before making any major dietary change." Right. How many people in the general public call their doctors at 7 p.m. and say, "Hey, Doc, I'm going to order a jumbo pizza with all the toppings and the stuffed crust tonight. Then I'm going to eat the whole thing, wash it down with a six-pack of Coke/beer, and watch TV all night. Is that OK??" Maybe the pizza ads should have a disclaimer on them as well, something like, "be sure to check with your health provider about the wisdom of eating a diet high in saturated fats, calories, cholesterol, salt, and watching TV all night so you'd see this ad in the first place"!"
– Sue Aberle, MS, RD

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
– J.T. Stinson
American fruit specialist

"Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth."
– Walt Whitman
poet
(1819-1892)

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. "
– Amos Bronson Alcott

"I do say to you: kill neither men, or beast, or yet the food which goes into your mouth. For if you eat living food the same will quicken you, but if you kill your food, the dead food will kill you also. And everything which kills your bodies, kills your soul also. And your bodies become what your foods are, even in your spirit, likewise, becomes what your thoughts are."
– Jesus
Essene Gospel of Peace

"We call it a threefer, it can leave you dead as a doornail at high doses. It can kill you at moderate amounts over a long period. And it’s a carcinogen at low levels. (Referring to Copper Chromium Arsenate – CCA pressure-treated wood.)"
– Bill Hinkley
Environmental Officer – Florida

"I have no doubt at the present time that the greatest polluting element in the earth's environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic radiation."
– Robert O. Becker, M. D.

"If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble."
– Bob Hope
comedian
(1903-2003)

"In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires."
– Ben Franklin

"As houses well stored with provisions are likely to be full of mice, so the bodies of those who eat much are full of diseses."
– Diogenes

"Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As a lamp is choked by a superabundance of oil, and a fire extinguished by excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by intemperate diet."
– Burton

"One meal a day is enough for a lion and it ought to be for a man."
– G. Fordyce

"… think of applying this word "raw" to a hickory nut that has ripened on top of a mountain tree, whose life-giving properties have been filtered through a hundred feet of clean, white wood. Or to a delicious apple, or peach, reddened, ripened and finished – nursed in the lap of nature, rocked in her ethereal cradle, and kissed from the odorous blossoms of infancy on to maturity by the soft beams of the life-giving sun, ready for use; they are perfect, they are not raw, they are done; and when they are cooked they are undone."
– Herbert Shelton
The Science and Fine Art of Food and Nutrition

"When I wrote many papers early in my career, they were considered pretty good as long as they did not say anything, like most psychiatric papers today."
– Dr. Abram Hoffer

"We must give our bodies the rich nourishment from vegetables, greens, and fruits; and sprouted seeds, beans and grains. When these foods are combined with proper rest and activity, and a healthy positive attitude, the body and will are strengthened and even the most serious health problems may be overcome"
– Ann Wigmore, N.D.

"Keep my word positive. Words become my behaviors. Keep my behaviors positive. Behaviors become my habits. Keep my habits positive. Habits become my values. Keep my values positive. Values become my destiny."
– Mahatma Gandhi

"In fresh fruit and vegetables and nuts are all the vitamins and minerals and high grade proteins the human body needs to bring it to a state of physical perfection and to MAINTAIN it in that state indefinitely."
– Dr. Herbert Shelton, M.D.
Superior Nutrition

"The three wishes of every person; to be healthy, to be rich by honest means, and to be beautiful."
– Plato

"To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy."
– Hippocrates
physician
(460-377 BCE)

"The medical establishment works closely with the drug multinationals whose main objective is profits, and whose worst nightmare would be an epidemic of good health. Lots of drugs MUST be sold. In order to achieve this, anything goes: lies, fraud, and kickbacks. Doctors are the principal salespeople of the drug companies. They are rewarded with research grants, gifts, and lavish perks. The principal buyers are the public – from infants to the elderly – who MUST be thoroughly medicated and vaccinated…at any cost! Why do the authorities forbid alternative medicine? Because they are serving the industry, and the industry cannot make money with herbs, vitamins, and homeopathy. They cannot patent natural remedies. That is why they push synthetics. They control medicine, and that is why they are able to tell medical schools what they can and cannot teach. "
– Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul."
– Luther Burbank
American naturalist and plant breeder

"Germs seek their natural habitat—diseased tissue—rather than being the cause of diseased tissue. For example, mosquitoes seek the stagnant water, but do not cause the pool to become stagnant."
– Dr. Thomas Sydenham

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
– Charles Darwin
naturalist and author
(1809-1882)

"All who wander are not lost
Deep roots are never reached by frost
All that is gold does not glitter
And the old that is wise does not whither"
– unknown

"The US health care system results in 250,000 deaths per year:
– 12,000 from unnecessary surgery
– 7,000 from medication errors in hospitals
– 20,000 from other errors in hospitals
– 106,000 from negative effects of drugs "
– According to Dr. Barbara Starfield
of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
July 26, 2000

"Joy, temperance and repose – slam the door on the doctor's nose."
– H. W. Longfellow

"If having endured much, we at last asserted our 'right to know' and if, knowing, we have concluded that we are being asked to take senseless and frightening risks, then we should no longer accept the counsel of those who tell us that we must fill our world with poisonous chemicals, we should look around and see what other course is open to us."
– Rachel Carson

"Nature is slow, but sure; she works no faster than need be; she is the tortoise that wins the race by her perseverance. "
– Henry David Thoreau

"A smiling face is half the meal."
– Latvian Proverb

"If we eat wrongly, no doctor can cure us; if we eat rightly, no doctor is needed."
– Dr. Victor G. Rocine
1930

"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison. Of course, food as medicine usually affects the body much more slowly than modern drugs. But in the end it can be safer and more thorough, it works by removing the cause of the illness whereas most drugs merely relieve the outer symptoms."
– Ann Wigmore

"Diseases are not individuals arranged in classes, like cats and dogs, but conditions growing out of one another. "

"Is it not living in a continual mistake to look upon diseases as we do now, as separate entities, which must exist, like cats and dogs, instead of looking upon them as conditions, like a dirty and a clean condition, and just as much under our control; or rather as the reactions of kindly nature, against the conditions in which we have placed ourselves? "

"I was brought up to believe that smallpox, for instance, was a thing of which there was once a first specimen in the world, which went on propagating itself, in a perpetual chain of descent, just as there was a first dog, (or a first pair of dogs) and that smallpox would not begin itself, any more than a new dog would begin without there having been a parent dog. "

"Since then I have seen with my own eyes and smelled with my own nose smallpox growing up in first specimens, either in closed rooms or in overcrowded wards, where it could not by any possibility have been 'caught', but must have begun. "

"I have seen diseases begin, grow up, and pass into one another. Now, dogs do not pass into cats. "

"I have seen, for instance, with a little overcrowding, continued fever grow up; and with a little more, typhoid fever; and with a little more, typhus, and all in the same ward or hut. "

"Would it not be far better, truer, and more practical, if we looked upon disease in this light (for diseases, as all experience shows, are adjectives, not noun-substantives):
– True nursing ignores infection, except to prevent it. Cleanliness and fresh air from open windows, with unremitting attention to the patient, are the only defence a true nurse either asks or needs."

"- Wise and humane management of the patient is the best safeguard against infection. The greater part of nursing consists of preserving cleanliness. "

"- The specific disease doctrine is the grand refuge of weak, uncultured, unstable minds, such as now rule in the medical profession. There are no specific diseases; there are specific disease conditions."
– Florence Nightingale

"If you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?"
– Lendon Smith, MD

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Opposing Views

"If you set aside Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, the safety record of nuclear power really is good."
– Paul O'Neill,
Secretary of Treasury (Bush II)
as told to The Wall Street Journal

"Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for: the pure enjoyment of food. The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It's healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I've worked with is brought down by the [mere] rumor of a cold."

"Oh, I'll accommodate them. I'll rummage around for something to feed them, for a 'vegetarian plate,' if called on to do so. Fourteen dollars for a few slices of grilled eggplant and zucchini suits my food cost just fine."
– Anthony Bourdain
Chef, Author

"If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one."
– Dr. W. C. Heuper
National Cancer Institute
Quoted in the New York Times, April 14, 1954

"Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction — vegans — are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living."
– Anthony Bourdain
Chef, Author

"Removal of Healthy Breasts Is Found to Cut Cancer Risk"
– Headline on the front page
of the New York times
January 14,1999

"Soybeans and pasta will kill you, after it diminishes your sex drive and shrivels up your backbone, but meat — red, juicy meat, with a little sizzled fat, will keep you alive longer and put some kick in your love life. Have you ever noticed all the bent-over, pale and sickly vegetarians?"
– Michael Pearl
No Greater Joy Ministries

"Scripture throws a great deal of light on this SATANIC doctrine of abstaining from meats.
. . . When he (God) created the cow, he had Sunday roasts and Saturday night steaks in mind."
– Michael Pearl

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