” In order for the individual life to be as fulfilled and as content, as functional as possible, the individual—not the physician—needs to take ownership of what they do.”— Ralph Snyderman,MD (Duke Center for Integrative Medicine )
“The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling”.
—–Anonymous nursery rhyme set to the tune of “Yankee Doodle”, quoted in “The Health Club” in School Life, Vol. IV (January – June 1920), p. 17