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Denis Parsons Burkitt, MD

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QUOTATIONS ARCHIVE

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weeds-left weeds-right Denis Parsons Burkitt, MD
(1911-1993)
Referred to as one of the greatest physicians of the Twentieth Century by Dr. John McDougall

The health of a country's people could be determined by the size of their stools and whether they floated or sank, not by their technology.

Diseases can rarely be eliminated through early diagnosis or good treatment, but prevention can eliminate disease.

If people are constantly falling off a cliff, you could place ambulances under the cliff or build a fence on the top of the cliff. We are placing all too many ambulances under the cliff.

The frying pan you should give to your enemy. Food should not be prepared in fat. Our bodies are adapted to a stoneage diet of roots and vegetables.

The only way we are going to reduce disease, is to go backward to the diets and lifestyles of our ancestors.

Western doctors are like poor plumbers. They treat a splashing tub by cleaning up the water. These plumbers are extremely apt at drying up the water, constantly inventing new, expensive, and refined methods of drying up water. Somebody should teach them how to close the tap.

America is a constipated nation.... If you pass small stools, you have to have large hospitals.

Western diets are so low on bulk and so dense in calories, that our intestines just don't pass enough volume to remain healthy.