The 50 Best Quotes About Health & Nutrition

Health Quotes

We recently did another contest on the official Global Healing Center Facebook Page. This time, the contest was to name your favorite healthy quote. Below is a list of quotes about health that we received from our facebook readers.

We would like to invite you to add your own healthy quote in the comments section at the very bottom.

Healthy Quotes Selected By Our Facebook Fans

1. “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise”  ~Benjamin Franklin

2. “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”  ~John F. Kennedy

3. “The greatest wealth is Health.”  ~Unknown

4. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”  ~Hippocrates

5. “Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy”  ~Author Unknown

6. “Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”  ~Edward Stanley

7. “If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?”  ~Unknown

8. Healthy is merely the slowest rate at which one can die.  ~Unknown

9. “Garbage in garbage out”  ~George Fuechsel

10. “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”  ~Doug Larson

11. “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”  ~B.K.S. Iyengar

12. “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it”  ~Common sense

13. “In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”  ~Author Unknown

14. “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  ~Josh Billings

15. “Time And health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”  ~Denis Waitley

16. “From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.”  ~Catalan Proverb

17. “Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.”  ~Joseph Addison

18. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”  ~Jim Rohn

19. “Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.”  ~Astrid Alauda

20. “Mainstream medicine would be way different if they focused on prevention even half as much as they focused on intervention…”  ~Anonymous

21. “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”  ~William Shakespeare

22. “The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.”  ~Robert C. Peale

23. “Health is not simply the absence of sickness.”  ~Hannah Green

24. “My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass”  ~Leslie Grimutter

25. “The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.”  ~Chinese Proverb

26. The best doctor gives the least medicine.

27. “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”  ~Thomas Edison

28. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”  ~Proverb

29. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones..”  ~Proverbs 17:22

30. “True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington”  ~Anonymous

Healthy Quotes Selected by Global Healing Center

To help get us to the number 50, we asked the staff here at Global Healing Center to provide their favorite quotes about health and nutrition. Below are those quotes.

31. “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”  ~Mark Twain

32. “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”  ~William Londen

33. “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.”  ~Spanish Proverb

34. “To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”  ~Buddha

35. “Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you’ve met your New Year’s resolution.”  ~Jay Leno

36. “Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food.. stay away from these”  ~Michael Pollan

37. “Health is a relationship between you and your body”  ~Terri Guillemets

38. “He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.”  ~Chinese Proverb

39. “Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.”  ~Dutch Proverb

40. “Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.”  ~Cicero

41. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”  ~Irish Proverb

42. “Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.”  ~Napoleon I

43. The 'i' in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness is 'we'.

44. “Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.”   ~John Henry Cardinal Newman

45. “Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”  ~Mike Adams

46. “It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.”  ~Meryl Streep

47. “Healing in a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.”  ~Hippocrates

48. “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.”  ~Plato

49. “Health is merely the slowest way someone can die.”  ~Author Unknown

50. “By cleansing your body on a regular basis and eliminating as many toxins as possible from your environment, your body can begin to heal itself, prevent disease, and become stronger and more resilient than you ever dreamed possible!”  ~Dr. Edward Group III

What Is Your Favorite Quote About health?

Above, we listed our favorite quotes about health, but surely we left some of the best quotes off the list. Please add your favorite health quotes in the comment section below.

- Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

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  • Shanada Schwartz

    “Most people work hard and spend their health trying to achieve wealth. Then they retire and spend their wealth trying to get back their health.” -Kevin Gianni

  • John Eidsmoe

    That which you have to acquire a taste for, you’re better off without.

  • Allison

    “It is easier to change a man’s religion than to change his diet.”
    — Margaret Mead

  • RB

    “Keep the pineal gland operating
    and you won’t grow old—you will
    always be young.”
    -Great American Seer, Edgar Cayce

    (( found on page 176 of the A.R.E.’s volume 1 of “Supplements to the Individual Reference File of Extracts”.

    A.R.E. = Accociation for Research and Enlightenment, Virginia Beach, VA ))

    How to keep the pineal gland young? Begin by studying the late Dr. Regelson’s books, “The Super Hormone Promise” and “The Melatonin Miracle.”

  • Steve

    Funny that I didn’t see any quotes from the AMA, HHS, FDA or CDC!

  • laura m.

    Why won’t all Dr’s suggest to patients to juice and/or eat fruits and most veggies raw? Cut back on meats and take good food supplements? They are pawns of the drug companies obviously. Mature adults should know to do these things without being told.

  • Spen Larsen

    Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess baggage, the shorter the trip. Arnold H. Glasgow

  • Denise

    Steve — Do those organizations even have quotes about health? All of the quotes listed above are from individuals, not organizations. Perhaps if you’re so perturbed by the fact that there are no healthy quotes from them, you can provide some for us. Just a thought.

  • Carol P

    Great list of quotes! Bookmarked, so when I need inspiration to eat better and exercise more, I know where to come, Thanks!

  • Abs

    Your body is like a car. You need to maintain it to keep it running properly.

  • Cathy Sutter

    If diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
    If diet is correct, medicine is of no need.

    Ancient Ayurvedic proverb

  • Clinique Hongrie

    This is a great article. But,nowadays noone gets a healthy food because of our carelessness. There is no pure air around us. In the way we can get the nutritional food only from fruits and vegetables. Veg items is makes us more intelligent. And this thoughts about health is make much good advice who didn’t get the healthy food. thought about health is “Less you can eat,More you can live”,”If we will paint only there is wall.without wall that is impossible”.

  • Jesse Trombla, DC

    Great article, very inspirational!
    Here are my two favorite quotes:
    “What the public expects and what is healthy for an individual are two very different things” -Esther Williams
    And one for the medical community…
    “Doctors pour drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases which they know less, into human beings of whom they know nothing.” – Voltaire

  • nrao

    how to improve the sex ability during the inter course time. please suggest me some foods related to that also.

  • Mae

    Denise: Do you know what the AMA, HHS, FDA or CDC are? I think Steve is merely humoring us. Great sense of humor!! Very funny I [at least] enjoyed that. ;)

  • Laura Jacoby

    “As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.” Adelle Davis

  • mj

    sushi – tuna and salmon, with ginger. works every time

  • Kul

    “It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver,” Mahatma Gandhi.

  • Max_says

    ”Good health……leads to great sex!! ”

  • Max_says

    ” Get sleep….get sharp !! ”

  • Tannauz

    This negates the quote that to keep heath on must , eat drink and do what ones doesn’t like!

  • Max_says

    and get eight hours of sleep…very important!

  • Isa Whitaker

    “The greatest wealth is health”
    - Virgil Maro

  • Sally

    “Health is that state of moral, mental and physical wellbeing that enables a person to face any crisis in life with the utmost grace and ease”

    Pericles 5th C BC

  • Sheri

    The best vitamin to be a healthy person in B1.

  • Sheri

    The best vitamin to be a healthy person is B1.

  • Colleen Holthe

    There is always, always, always something to be grateful for!

  • Bert Seelman

    It’s your diet stupid!
    Bert Seelman

  • Bert Seelman

    INCURABLE and UNTREATABLE are the state of the minds and beliefs behind the statements!
    Bert Seelman

  • Clare

    So sad you would say this. These things are taught at grade school. These things are told to patients ALL the time. But patients (all of us) don’t listen. We like to eat what tastes good. They preach it to us constantly. They send us to dieticians who preach it to us constantly. Pawns? – please! I’ve never heard a doctor do the opposite –
    “eat only fatty foods! Drink lots of alcohol!” Which doctors do you attend?

  • Leah

    Funny you say that in a reply to Laura M. I had to find way to keep my Iron up NATURALLY when I was pregnant because my Dr. was pushing pills that made me feel sick. I have never (nor have my kids) ever had a Dr. that suggested a dietician. I almost had surgery on the advice of my Dr…..thank goodness I went with my gut and didn’t go thru with it.

    For your information Doctor’s are rewarded for the amount of pills they can push…. by the pharmaceutical companies! My mother ran a large medical clinic for many years before she retired. It is very common practice! You’ve been very lucky…… better hang on to your Dr.!!!
    P.S. That is how new drugs become #1 sellers in a very short time period.

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  • Jon Anthony Hamilton

    raw oysters….and some Androtrex

  • Jon Anthony Hamilton

    I like that, Cathy.

  • Sunshine Kid

    #3 “The greatest wealth is health.” was by Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Lynn

    Take raw moringa juice…proven for libido enhancement.

  • Lynn

    Email me @ about moringa…its proven…have lots of my friends u used it and helped them

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  • nathan

    i get out and play sports

  • nathan

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  • Mel

    That’s fantastic that you have that wherever you live, Clare, but I’ve NEVER had a doctor push nutrition over medicine. I live with two very serious autoimmune diseases and had everything from steroids to muscle relaxers to anti malarial medicines pushed at me from doctors from TX to TN. Never once did the doctors tell me to watch out for inflammatory foods, let alone teach me about the dangers of gluten or how exercise or a specific diet would help the diseases. And it wasn’t because they were mal-intentioned. They were just ignorant to natural remedies. They know what they studied in books written by pharmaceutical companies who are teaching them which RX treats what symptom. Instead of treating the disease, they learn to mask the symptoms with medicine.

  • JC Harris

    Proven by whom?

  • JC Harris

    Someone needs to get a sense of humor I think?

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  • jjjjjjjj

    explanation for “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise” ~Benjamin Franklin

  • daisy

    Money shall come and go.Time is precious, do not let time fade away Ur body- take proper care of self and family…





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