According to a Wall St. article dated 4-13-23 by Laura Landro, “Medical Schools are incorporating new subjects like nutrition, exercise and social connections in a bid to reduce chronic illness. Students are learning lifestyle medicine interventions alongside pharmacology, pathology and physiology”.
These lifestyle tenants mirror the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine – maintaining optimal health through how you live your life – managing diet, stress, exercise and in most cases, excesses. It is better to prevent disease than treat it after it occurs. My teacher had a saying about this. She said “Once you are thirsty, it is too late to dig a well”.