More than 400 years ago in Italy, a nobleman named Luigi Cornaro found himself dying before the age of 40.
But Luigi didn’t want to die.
On the advice of his doctors, he changed his lifestyle and his diet. He lived to be 102 years, finally passing on peacefully in his sleep.
During those health-filled and happy decades, Cornaro wrote his classic Discorsi Della Vitta Sobria (Discourses on the Sober Life).