Many years ago I was told that ancient Japanese culture incorporated a system of preventative medicine that kept the people in good health most of the time . Each village had a doctor who was supported by the local villagers in exchange for maintaining good health. That meant that when the villagers were sick, the doctor and his family were not paid or supported. This practice brought about the development of a system of health care based on prevention of illness to ensure the continued support of the local doctor. Preventione of illness was based on an wholistic and natural approach to life that included natural diet, exercise and spiritual practice. This wholistic lifestyle kept the people in good health and natural balance in all areas of their life.
This is a practice that the modern Western world could adopt to ensure the best of health and well being for everyone.
There are many things you can do now to improve your chances of staying well longer. Do you eat a diet high in natural whole foods, drink pure water, exercise, think good thoughts, follow your heart ? Its never too late to start.