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Inspiring Quotes To Live By

“Musicians say the hardest part of practicing is taking the instrument out of the case. To begin is to be half done!" 

Joey Reiman


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” 

—Aristotle 


"One of the very nicest things about life is that we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."

—Luciano Pavarotti


"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."

— Dr. Seuss


“He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the time of his doctor."

 Ancient Chinese Proverb


"Eating well is a form of self respect."

— Unknown


"My food awakening began when our fourth child had an allergic reaction one morning over breakfast.  From there, it was like pulling on a thread that didn’t stop. The more I learned, the more I couldn’t unlearn about the changes made to our food supply, the fact we were never told and how much we can actually do to protect the health of our families."

—Robyn O'Brien, food industry author, founder of the Allergy Foundation, and mother of four.


"The default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration."

—Sayer Ji, Founder GreenMedInfo


“You can’t keep one disease and heal two others – when the body heals, it heals everything."

—Charlotte Gerson, Food Matters Film


"We should not think of the self as something to be accepted—gifts, flaws and all. We should think of the self as a project. Through experiences, we can train ourselves to construct a self utterly different from, and better than, whatever self we thought we were."

Xunzi, Chinese Philosopher


“I am now inspired to eat healthier because I understand the WHY, not the just the SHOULD for healthier choices.”

—Anonymous


"The escalating rates of childhood cancers, autism, food allergies, obesity and diabetes have earned this generation of children the title of “Generation Rx”...more often than not, the solution is not found in the medicine cabinet, but in the kitchen, and parents are doing everything they can to protect the health of their children."

—Robyn O'Brien, food industry author, founder of the Allergy Foundation, and mother of four.


"We still have very little idea which factors in food are there to facilitate good health. All we can really do is eat high quality food and let our intestines, pancreas, liver, blood and cells sort out the biochemistry."

—Tom Cowan, Founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation


"The knowledge that signals are sent from the intestine to the brain and that they can be modulated by dietary changes is likely to lead to an expansion of research aimed at finding new strategies to prevent or treat digestive, mental and neurological disorders."

—Dr. Cameron Meier, professor of medicine, physiology and psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


"The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent desease with nutrition.”

— Thomas Edison


“Eat with intention and focus on nourishment, rather than entertainment. When you eat, close your eyes, and savor the texture, taste, and flavor of the food. Eat with a sense of gratitude and be fully present while dining. Use food for nourishment. Find other ways to entertain yourself through hobbies, books, friends, and community groups. Think like an animal in nature and just eat to fuel your body.”

— SweetLife Diabetes Health Centers, LLC


"As parents, we always put our children’s interests first. We wake up every morning and go to bed every night worrying about their well-being and their futures.”

— Michelle Obama


“Our children deserve so much better than this… One in three children in this country is still overweight or obese. One in three is expected to develop diabetes in his or her lifetime."

— Michelle Obama


"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

— Neale Donald Walsch


“The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.

— Neale Donald Walsch


"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." 

— William Butler Yeats


"The myriad of health problems plaguing modern society result from weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations brought on by poor nutrition...understand and reverse the tragic and unsuspected effects of the modern diet..."

— The Nutritional Therapy Association


"People are hungry for change. Hungry for answers. Hungry to learn what they can do for their health."

— The Energetic Health Institute


"It is foolhardy, irresponsible, and unconscionable to take a substance from a WHOLE FOOD, separated from the natural architecture of the plant and foist it upon the public. The sugar (considered "natural" by its proponents) is absorbed at a completely different rate than when it is ingested in whole foods such as an apple or another piece of fruit. It reaches the liver at a rate at which the liver enzymes cannot keep up with metabolizing it and causes destruction of the liver cells."

— Katarina Nolte, Author of The Natural Path to Hormonal Wellness 


I said to my patient, "Here are your options, we can get you off some foods like gluten and dairy, maybe grains and legumes," and he looked at me and said, "Well, that seems really extreme," and I said "OK well...let me tell you what's extreme: taking medication that can cause toxic hepatitis and cause your liver to fail, have your thyroid blown up like Hiroshima and not have one, or have somebody rip it out surgically... how is changing your diet more extreme than one of the three options that conventional medicine gives you?"
— Dr. Amy Myers, Functional Medicine practitioner


"We are only now recognizing that we didn't know about the gut biome, and we're beginning to get that. It takes about 18 years on average when we've learned about something and researched it, for it to get back into medical school and then into clinical practice. A lot of what's going on now...gluten, the gut, hasn't even been researched for 18 years."

— Dr. Amy Myers, Functional Medicine practitioner


"Leverage what you are good at with what you are passionate about and you will create incredible change.  Build your team. Motivate with love, not fear.  Inspire others to be the best version of themselves that they can be.  Lead with your head and your heart, put your ego in your pocket, and teach others how to lead, too. Hold firmly in your mind the vision of what our country could look like with a healthy food economy."

—Robyn O'Brien, food industry author, founder of the Allergy Foundation, and mother of four.


"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food."

— Hippocrates