Hippocrates was the famous Greek physician who is also known as the “Father of Medicine”. In fact, doctors today take an oath named after him…. The Hippocratic Oath.
So here’s a few pearls of wisdom from Hippocrates during the era of 370 BC. You might realize that not much has changed in over 2389 years.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
"If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk."
"Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease."
"All parts of the body which have a function, if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly."
"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health."
"Rest, as soon as there is pain, is a great restorative in all disturbances of the body."