|Posted by Sara Love, ND on April 25, 2010 at 1:44 PM|
Preventative medicine has different definitions depending on who you ask. To many physicians it is getting childhood vaccinations and taking an aspirin daily. Is this all there is? What about diet and exercise and their role in preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension? While many people who have perfect diets and exercise may have diabetes and high blood pressure, chronic disease can be prevented in some people.
There is not a one size fits all approach to preventative medicine. We are all different and require different approaches to keep us healthy. And for many vaccinations and aspirin are a good way to prevent diseases.