“One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-quarters keeps your doctor alive”.
(Hieroglyph found in an ancient Egyptian tomb.)
Its amazing how some beliefs have withstood the test of time!
Yes, this is serious food for thought. The ancient Egyptians were very much hounded by poor diet and excess, unlike the svelte drawings in the tombs.
Science has evidently tried to learn a lot about their problems, however, the hieroglyphic message is even more of a severe standard than that imposed by those who follow calorie-restriction regimens today, it seems to me.
Obviously, the key is to get the healthiest food, in the most varied and least processed way, and with an eye to modest calorie limits, unless one is very athletic.
I am impressed that the Egyptians highlighted the problem, and ancient Medicine (Ayurveda and Traditional Tibetan and Chinese Medicine) have much that can be shared to help us now.
Thanks for sharing this.
Best to all — Em
what a great point! 🙂
exellent quote, thank you!
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