I've been trying to get this across to people for years. Doctors have been trained to treat SYMPTOMS, not diseases. It would be a complete disaster for the medical profession, the drugs industry, the teaching hospitals, the regulatory bodies, the high street pharmacies and all the so-called health care professionals if the majority of people were healthy. If you think your government want you to live to a ripe old age, you are out of your mind. Once you stop working and paying taxes, the sooner you shuffle off your mortal coil and join the choir invisible, the better. Think how much money that they will save on your pension and they can pocket a bit more for their next Mercedes or holiday in the Bahamas!
Think modern medicine wants to CURE or PREVENT heart disease?
TREATMENTS, they like. CURES... Not so much.
Not to be too jaded, but there are many examples of this:
a) Most cardiologists seem to hate lifestyle intervention, and, of course, those would eliminate 90% of their business.
b) Most endocrinologists seem to hate TRT, and, of course, TRT would probably remove a third of their business (diabetes)
We don't have to be completely jaded however. There are now a rowing number of doctors out there now mixing in a good bit of functional, lifestyle and preventative medicine into their practice. There are a solid percentage of patients now looking for doctors who just don't immediately hand them a pharmaceutical or knee jerk recommend a surgery/procedure, etc. But we have a long ways to go - at least here in the U.S. I think other countries are farther along in this regard...