Quotes of the Month – Health

Three quotes today

1.

The real pandemic is poor metabolic health, or metabolic inflexibility.

Aseem Malhotra

Poor metabolic health makes us vulnerable to obesity, diabetes and a severe outcome when we catch the coronavirus. If you want to lose weight, it’s best to do it in a way that protects your metabolic health, by eating well.

Here’s an article co-authored by Dr Malhotra on the change of food environment that’s needed, starting with the NHS itself.

2.

I wouldn’t start from here

Lewis Carol

(with thanks to @Beth Pipe for reminding me of this one!)

3.

How random and fragile life can be.

Megan Divine

We can’t control the things in life that hit us. We’re going through pain with no rhyme, reason or cure. But we can control how we care for and nurture ourselves and each other.

 

 

Quote of the Month – ruled by our stomachs

It is very strange, this domination of our intellect by our digestive organs. We cannot work, we cannot think unless our stomach wills it so. …..

After eggs and bacon it says, “Work!”

After a cup of tea ….. , it says to the brain, “Now, rise, and show your strength. Be eloquent and deep, and tender ..…”

After hot muffins it says, “Be dull and soulless, like a beast of the field – a brainless animal with listless eye ..…”

And after brandy it says, “Now, come, fool, grin and tumble, that your fellow-men may laugh – drivel in folly, and splutter in senseless sounds, and show what a helpless ninny is poor man whose wit and will are drowned, like kittens, side by side, in half and inch of alcohol.”

We are but the veriest, sorriest slaves of our stomach.

Jerome K. Jerome

From Three Men in a Boat

Quote of the month

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.

Mary Wood

First Chair of Betty’s

Much of what has lifted us these last weeks has been the love and care shown to us as we were contacted by the wonderful people in our lives.