Hippocrates’ Life Lessons you should know Before you Get Old

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new food can only be taken when the old one is out of the [Music] stomach everything is good in moderation let food be thy medicine and Medicine be thy food very often the best medicine is to go without it if you are in a bad mood go for a walk if you’re still in a bad mood go for another walk excessive food causes disease all disease begins in the [Music] gut any excitement and strong manifestation of feelings is dangerous in everything a slow transition from one to another is important when in a state of hunger one ought not to undertake labor never put off treatment until later both sleep and insomnolence when immoderate are bad tell me what you eat and I will tell you what illness do you have disease that come from overwork are cured by rest and those that come from idleness are cured by work the human soul develops until death time always contains an opportunity the natural healing Force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well [Music] it is necessary to treat not only the disease but also to counteract the causes that cause it disease always comes either from an excess or from a deficiency that is from an imbalance any excess is contrary to [Music] Nature Doctor’s first commandment Do no harm when the brain is healthy and in a calm State a person thinks sensibly the drunkenness of fathers and mothers is the cause of the weakness and sickness of children the doctor heals the disease but nature heals some believe that we feel with the heart because it shrinks and freezes with sadness and worries however the heart is not capable of understanding and thinking only the brain can do this and it is he who gives rise to our feelings hunger weakens weakens and kills a person heavy food destroys the human body therefore you need to look for the middle in despair the sick person brings himself closer to death just as Clo’s clean cloth knocking it out of dust so gymnastics cleanses the body that which cannot be cured with medicine is cured with a knife that which is not cured by the knife is cured by Red Hot Iron that which cannot be cured by Red Hot Iron should be considered incurable work good spirits and the striving of the mind for Perfection for knowledge lead to results that Adorn life neither satiety nor hunger and nothing else is good if one transgresses the measure of nature declare the past diagnose the present forell the future idleness is the source of all vices where there is no idleness there is no evil frequent and causeless fatigue portends an impending illness the doctor is a philosopher for there is no great difference between wisdom and Medicine the brain contains our mind and Madness and insanity and all our fears and Horrors including dreams as well as all our abilities and negligence burning yourself will always make you shine for [Music] others avoid sex in old age because at this age it is safer to use other sources of pleasure there are in fact two things to know and to believe one knows to know is science to believe one knows is ignorance do not tell your illnesses to anyone otherwise you risk getting advice that can harm you



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