We live in a health conscious world. And indeed, it is people who are most aware and concerned about their health that often end up seeking medical interventions. But is medical intervention always the best thing? Modern medicine has come up with many different solutions, even cures, for maladies that may once have been detrimental. But is medicine really the answer to health and longevity? Ask yourself a philosophical question: should mankind really develop cures to everything?
Lets take your annual check-up for example. While benchmarks in blood test values come from a general portion of the population, there are many individual differences in people for which benchmarks do not account. Take Cholesterol for example, a well-known substance that is feared and abhorred by most consumers. Many people after 50 are already on some kind of cholesterol lowering drug, like Lipitor (Atorvastatin). While drugs may be able to lower cholesterol. it does not mean that it it beneficial for everyone to take them.