I don’t believe any of us can totally rely on what is called ‘preventative health’ care to keep us well. To say something is preventative means to avoid altogether and that may never happen in the way it suggests.
We cannot prevent illness just as much as we cannot prevent disease. There are other factors that must be taken into consideration, such as hereditary conditions, emotional wellness, age and environmental health issues.
I have always tried to be pro-active on my health. 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. Health can never be completely preventative, there are too many other factors we need to consider.
I also believe 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. We must take charge and control of our health so that we reduce the risk of illness.
We need to be pro-active in all our health care needs, instead of relying on others and the Government telling us how and what we should eat. It’s become too much of a nanny state. We need to educate ourselves first so that we are nutritionally aware, taking other factors into consideration.
I think balance, moderation, being responsible and sensible about our food choices help us contribute to becoming more aware.