9 More Health Quotes from 2013 (Part 2 of 2)

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AGING

“‘Old’ really is a state of mind…” (Dr. Shari Rochen, doctor of internal medicine at the Pearland Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston Chronicle)

“Age by itself does not necessarily bring premature disease and disability, but it is the belief that age brings these conditions that hastens their arrival.” (Norman Vincent Peale quoted by Dr. Victor S. Sierpina, Galveston Daily News)

“As the debate about improving health in the United States wages on, it turns out that only 10 percent of our health status and longevity, experts declare, derives from health care.” (Dr. Lloyd I. Sederer, Medical director, New York State Office of Mental Health, Huffington Post)

 

HEALTH CARE

“We have to transform the art of medicine into the science of care.” (Harvard Medical School placebo researcher Ted Kaptchuk, Harvard Magazine)

“Historically, healthcare in the United States was founded on spiritual values… Over the last 60 years medicine and healthcare have been challenged by the tremendous explosion of technological advances and by the reality of increasing costs. These challenges have overshadowed the primary mission of medicine and healthcare – to serve the whole person with care and compassion.” (Dr. Christina Puchalski, project director at George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, quoted by Don Ingwerson in BlogCritics article)

“People do not want to be treated like a collection of specialized body parts. They don’t want to have bits and pieces fixed. They want to be treated as people with social and spiritual lives.” (Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization)

 

SPIRITUAL

“Being spiritual is who we are, at our core, whether we realize it or not. It is our true nature, so we cannot not be spiritual! Being yourself and being spiritual are one and the same thing.” (Anita Moorjani, Huffington Post)

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” (Inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla quoted by clinical Psychologist Cassandra Vieten in Washington Times article by Eric Nelson)

“Maybe something innate to us, something strongly supportive of health, something spiritual and natural is stirring the waters of everyday life and deserves closer and deeper attention.” (Russ Gerber, Psychology Today)

 

See part 1 here: 9 Thought-provoking Health Quotes From 2013 (Part 1 of 2)

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