True health is a balanced state of physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and social well-being attained only by living in obedience to the laws of Nature.
Illness is the result not only of our actions but also of our thoughts. More people die out of the fear of disease than the disease itself.
Nature has given our body an innate capacity to heal itself. Our role is to help promote this process by removing obstacles to healing so that body can take care of itself.
This book is a discerning selection of Gandhi's writings and talks on health, healthy living and natural healing written from 1906 to 1942-43. Some of the articles included in this volume were not authored by Gandhi but were published by him in Harijan because he believed that they reflected his views and beliefs.
The editors have meticulously sifted through thousands of pages of Gandhi's writings to put together this slim volume of the best of his writings on health and healthy living. The issues he discussed and the points he emphasised remain as relevant and critical today as they were when he wrote.