I don’t believe we can totally rely on preventative healthcare to keep us well. To say something is preventative means it enables us to avoid something altogether, and that can never happen in the way it suggests.
We cannot prevent illness. There are other factors that must be taken into consideration, such as stress, hereditary conditions, emotional wellness, age and environmental issues.
There are things we can do to lower our risk of getting ill, but to think preventative health is completely preventative would throw us into a false sense of security. Poor health can never be completely prevented, there are too many other factors we would need to consider.
There are so many conflicting reports out there in the media about health and what constitutes good health. We are constantly being bombarded with the latest medical thoughts, they change so fast. But we must take charge and control of our health so that we reduce our risk of illness.
We need to be pro-active in all our health care needs, instead of relying on others and the government to tell us how and what we should eat. It’s become too much of a nanny state.
We must educate ourselves so that we are nutritionally aware. Balance, moderation, being responsible and sensible about our food choices, help us contribute to becoming more aware.