Gandhi was an independent thinker. He looked at all ideas afresh. He believes that modern medicine is the bane of man when used to perpetuate bad habits. Unpleasant reactions to food, drink or bad habits are our body’s way of telling us to form better habits but instead we resort to medicine to mask the symptoms and inculcates faith in our body’s own self-healing mechanisms. Gandhi’s book, A Guide to Health, is the most popular of all of his writings.