1 oz. > 1 lb.
No, this is not "new math". Math was one of my best subjects in school. There are many instances where this equation is true.
There is an English saying that says that "one ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure." I believe Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as the source of this saying.
Hopefully, you maintain your car regularly and do not wait for the engine to fail and have to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars to fix it. You should be brushing your teeth regularly to prevent tooth decay and so that you can have healthy teeth and gums. Then there's exercise, eating healthy food, getting proper rest and, of course, regular chiropractic care. After all, a healthy nerve system allows your body to work better. This will help prevent problems but also allow you a better opportunity to be the best you that you can be.