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Health and Diet and Nutrition

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity' (WHO, 1948).

Physical health, diet and nutrition are inextricably linked, with each factoring in the overall well being of a person. The contribution to this area by medical artist's can be attributed to the creation of relevant visualisations that have enhanced health related communications between populations for hundreds of years. An illustration is a vital component to bringing about clarity to health communications, such as instructions on how medication should be taken, what are essential foods that form a good diet, how a persons body benefits from exercise, what healthy anatomy looks like. Medical artist's illustrate many areas that benefit health education and that is what is provided in these galleries and which are available to license.

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Essential nutrients are compounds that the body can’t make or can’t make in sufficient quantity.  Therefore, they must come from food intake, and they are vital for disease prevention, growth, and good health. We have illustrations that help promote the benefit of eating a healthy diet.