An important note about medical intervention:
It is one thing to let an automobile deteriorate through neglecting proper maintenance... you can buy another automobile... but those who neglect proper care of the human body... are going to encounter a big problem... you can’t buy yourself another human body.
The Five Habits of Health are the equivalent of maintenance. Medical intervention is the equivalent of repair. MAINTENANCE IS BETTER THAN REPAIR as a general principle.
But, repair is wonderful... when it is needed. So, anytime you’re not feeling good, you should visit your doctor and get a diagnostic checkup. Health is the result of nutrition plus medicine, or in other words, preventative maintenance and early repairs of problems.
Health problems are not entirely avoidable. We live in a world where infectious contagion can change our health in a moment, where genetic problems arise late in life, where depleted soils mean inferior foods that can over time result in serious cellular damage and where a multitude of traumas may damage our body. NEVER ignore the lifesaving blessings of the medical technology that now exists.