Nourriture et santé dans la médecine grecque ancienne
García Soler, María José
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Un aliment sain dans un corps sain. Perspectives historiques. Actes du colloque de Tours, 14-15 décembre 2002 : 25-37 (2007)
(EN) Greek medicine pays special attention to diet (understood as a regimen or lifestyle as a whole), which is not only conferred a therapeutic function but also the role to help you keep your health or lose it. An idea which predominates is the need to know the nature of individuals, since perfect health is the result of the balance among the humours which compose them. Everything that is consumed by a man, as well as the activities he does, has an influence on his body and the purpose of dietetic medicine is to prevent the conditions which may suppose a risk, offering a diet based on a balancing relationship between food and exercise. One of the aspects which physicians pay more attention to in order to have a healthy life is precisely food habits, in which the predominant criteria are personalization or variety as balance factors, as well as other principles loke age, activity, built and sex of each individual, time of the year, etc.