“Better to be rich and sick than poor and healthy because I have health insurance..”

— Ankala Subbarao, Share via Whatsapp

“I am the most famous scientist that you have never heard of.”

— Steven Magee, Share via Whatsapp

“An innovative spirit, long a core characteristic of American medicine, is as strong or perhaps even stronger as ever.”

— Michael J Dowling, Share via Whatsapp

“A further sign of health is that we don t become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it s time to stop struggling and look directly at what s threatening us.”

— Pema Chodron, Share via Whatsapp

“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you ll die of a misprint.”

— Markus Herz, Share via Whatsapp

“People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.”

— Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays, Share via Whatsapp

“One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy.”

— Alain de Botton, Share via Whatsapp

“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm s way.”

— Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions, Share via Whatsapp

“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself. (p. 84)”

— Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, Share via Whatsapp

“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”

— Herophilus, Share via Whatsapp

“When you believe without knowing you believe that you are damaged at your core, you also believe that you need to hide that damage for anyone to love you. You walk around ashamed of being yourself. You try hard to make up for the way you look, walk, feel. Decisions are agonizing because if you, the person who makes the decision, is damaged, then how can you trust what you decide? You doubt your own impulses so you become masterful at looking outside yourself for comfort. You become an expert at finding experts and programs, at striving and trying hard and then harder to change yourself, but this process only reaffirms what you already believe about yourself -- that your needs and choices cannot be trusted, and left to your own devices you are out of control (p.82-83)”

— Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, Share via Whatsapp

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.”

— Lao Tzu, Share via Whatsapp

“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”

— Louis Pasteur, Share via Whatsapp

“An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate.”

— Criss Jami, Venus in Arms, Share via Whatsapp

“. . . hell is wanting to be somewhere different from where you are. Being one place and wanting to be somewhere else . . . . Wanting life to be different from what it is. That s also called leaving without leaving. Dying before you die. It s as if there is a part of you that so rails against being shattered by love that you shatter yourself first. (p. 44)”

— Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, Share via Whatsapp

“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.”

— Deepak Chopra, Share via Whatsapp

“Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual; a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order. It changes her life and the lives of those with whom she shares this vision of nonviolence. Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice”

— GaryLFrancione, Share via Whatsapp