Prevention is Better than a Cure

The art of medicine would never have been discovered, nor would there have been any medical research—for there would have been no need for medicine—if sick men had benefited by the same manner of living and by the same food and drink of men in health.

The new paradigm led to the rediscovery of a truth that wise physicians have always known, even since ancient times: Prevention is better than a cure. Since most of the factors that affect our health are lifestyle choices, prevention is our responsibility.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Benjamin Franklin