Inspiring Herbal Quotes
Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
"All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the challenge of science is to find it." Philippus Theophrastrus Bombast that of Aureolus ~ Paracelsus (1493-1541)
"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." Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes, MD
A cough is a symptom, not a disease. Take it to your doctor and he can give you something serious to worry about.- Robert Morley
One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It's a substitution of artificial therapy over nature, of poisons over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation.— Dr. Royal Lee
"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life." - T. A. Edison
A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Humans make thousands of units of vitamin D within minutes of whole body exposure to sunlight. From what we know of nature, it is unlikely such a system evolved by chance.~ Dr. John Cannell, Executive Director, Vitamin D Council.
Because vitamin D is so cheap and so clearly reduces all-cause mortality, I can say this with great certainty: Vitamin D represents the single most cost-effective medical intervention in the United States. ~ Dr. Greg Plotnikoff, Medical Director, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Sunlight is more powerful than any drug; it is safe, effective, and available free of charge. If it could be patented, it would be hyped as the greatest medical breakthrough in history. It's that good. ~ Mike Adams, natural health researcher and author.
This is like the Holy Grail of cancer medicine; vitamin D produced a drop in cancer rates greater than that for quitting smoking, or indeed any other countermeasure in existence. ~ Dennis Mangan, clinical laboratory scientist.
We estimate that vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition in the world. ~ Dr. Michael F. Holick, Vitamin D expert.
"I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand." - Benjamin Franklin
"Eating a vegetarian diet, walking (exercising) everyday, and meditating is considered radical. Allowing someone to slice your chest open and graft your leg veins in your heart is considered normal and conservative." - Dean Ornish, author of Extreme Health: The Nutrition Connection
”If people let the 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 who live under tyranny.”- Thomas Jefferson
"If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This especially includes your health care." - Andrew Saul, American professor and author -
"The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine." - William Osler, M.D. -
"At the end of times the merchants of the world will deceive the nations through their Pharmacia." (sorcery) - Rev. 18:23 -
"This large and expensive stock of drugs will be unnecessary....The common resources of the lancet, a garden, a kitchen, fresh air, cool water, exercise, will be sufficient to cure all the diseases that are at present under the power of medicine." - Dr. Benjamin Rush.
"The introduction of homeopathy forced the old school doctor to stir around and learn something of a rational nature about his business. You may honestly feel grateful that homeopathy survived the attempts of allopaths (the orthodox physicians to destroy it."----Mark Twain
A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. ~Michael Pollan, Second Nature, 1991
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. ~ John Fowles
“If this country is to survive, the best-fed-nation myth had better be recognized for what it is: propaganda designed to produce wealth but not health” ~ Adelle Davis
"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, Inventor
"Most over-the-counter and almost all prescribed drug treatments merely mask symptoms or control health problems or in some way alter the way organs or systems such as the circulatory system work. Drugs almost never deal with the reasons why these problems exist, while they frequently create new health problems as side effects of their activities." -John R. Lee, M.D.
"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has." -Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)
"A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine." -Henry David Thoreau
"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)
"The next major advance in the health of the American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself." -John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation
"No Illness which can be treated by the diet should be treated by any other means." -Moses Maimonides (1135-1204)
"The art of healing comes from nature and not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must start from nature with an open mind." -Paracelsus
"A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession." -Hippocrates
"The competent physician, before he attempts to give medicine to the patient, makes himself acquainted not only with the disease, but also with the habits and constitution of the sick man." -Cicero
"A weed is a plant whose virtue is not yet known." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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