“Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.”
“Walking is man’s best medicine”
- Hippocrates, Father of Western Medicine (460 B.C. – 370 B.C.)
Well over 2,000 years ago, the founder of Western medicine himself recognized the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors of the type incorporated into The Patient Promise.
Each year tens of thousands of health professionals take the Hippocratic Oath to express their commitment to patient care. Similarly we should practice what Hippocrates recognized many years ago, and avoid hypocrisy, by making the commitment to lead by example and incorporate healthy lifestyle behaviors into our own lives.