"We are, physically and mentally, what we eat and what we think."
"There is as much of God in the physical as there is in the spiritual or mental, for it should be one!"
"Urges arise, then, not only from what one eats, but from what one thinks - and from what one does about what one thinks and eats! Also from what one digests mentally and spiritually."
"Mind is ever the builder. That which the body-mind feeds upon is what it gradually becomes, providing assimilation takes place. (in italics!). Just as in the physical body digestion does not necessarily mean assimilation; neither in the mental body does it mean that what is read, heard or spoken to the body is assimilated by the mental body."
"Be mindful of the diet that it is kept proper. Take time to eat and to eat the right thing. Then give time for the digestive forces to act, before becoming so mentally and bodily active as to upset the digestion."
"True, the body should eat, and should eat slowly; yet when worried, overtaxed, or when the body cannot make a business of eating but is eating merely to pass away the time, or just to fill up time - it is not good. For, the food will not digest, as the body sees."
"It is a great detriment to better physical functioning to overload the stomach when the body is worried or under any general strain. Equally bad for the body is to take foods whether or not there is felt the need or desire for them."