Healing by subtraction

The greatest medical contribution of the last sixty years is ‘telling people not to smoke’.

In Taking the Medicine, Druin Burch writes, “The harmful effects of smoking are roughly equivalent to the combined good ones of every medical intervention developed since the war… Getting rid of smoking provides more benefit than being able to cure people of every type of cancer.”

Ask not what you can add to your body to feel healthier. Ask what you can subtract.

Inspiration: Antifragile

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