We cannot totally rely on preventative healthcare to keep us well. To say something is preventative means we can avoid that something altogether, and that can never happen in the way it suggests.
We cannot prevent illness. There are other factors that must always be taken into consideration, such as stress, hereditary conditions, emotional wellbeing, 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 bombarded with the latest medical theories. But we must take charge and control of our own health so that we may reduce our risk of illness.
We need to be pro-active in all our healthcare needs, instead of relying on others and the government to tell us how to run and live our lives.