"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," said Hippocrates, who is considered to the father of modern medicine, 2500 years ago. Illness is the result of eating the wrong food and not eating the right food. Refined sugar, refined salt, refined oil and polished rice are examples of wrong food. Not eating enough right food such as fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts or eating these foods in the wrong way (for example, juicing the fruits, cooking the vegetables, roasting the seeds, frying the nuts) deprives us of the vital nutrition, which is the foundation of a healthy body.
"Natural forces within us are the true healers of diseases," Hippocrates said 2500 years ago. Internal insanitation is the root-cause of all diseases, says Ayurveda, the oldest medical science known to mankind. Many experts on health believe that it is not the bacteria or virus that causes the diseases, but the toxins that has accumulated in the body. It becomes the breeding ground for the bacteria and viruses that enter the body.Just as mosquitoes breed only in stagnant water and not in flowing water, toxins accumulate only in the bodies of inactive, lazy people and not in the bodies of active people. Walk, run, swim, stretch, laugh, sing and dance - bacteria and viruses will be afraid of you.
"The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different," Hippocrates said 2500 years ago. People who are vegetarians from birth or who have become vegetarians are drawn to vegetarianism for various reasons - spiritual beliefs, cultural beliefs, taste preferences, compassion for other living creatures, non-violence, concern for environment, concern for health etc.