By Konstantinos Kalachanis


Corpus Hippocraticum outlines in detail the environmental impacts on human health, including those derived from nutrition. The Philosophy of Nutrition lies οn the study of its role both on the preservation of physical and mental health, as well as, its impact in cases of the disease. In Corpus Hippocraticum is also highlighted the importance of choosing the right diet for healthy people along with sick taking into account the way people live. According to Hippocrates diet is also closely related to physical exercise, as it should be adjusted in a way that does not to disturb the body’s energy balance. Therefore, human health exists when is achieved the balance between energy intake and its consumption through physical activity. Hippocrates therefore, apart from medical advice on the maintenance of health through diet, suggests a way of life to which balanced nutrition contributes decisively.


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