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The Resource All natural : a skeptic's quest to discover if the natural approach to diet, childbirth, healing and the environment really keeps us healthier and happier, Nathanael Johnson

All natural : a skeptic's quest to discover if the natural approach to diet, childbirth, healing and the environment really keeps us healthier and happier, Nathanael Johnson

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All natural : a skeptic's quest to discover if the natural approach to diet, childbirth, healing and the environment really keeps us healthier and happier
Title
All natural
Title remainder
a skeptic's quest to discover if the natural approach to diet, childbirth, healing and the environment really keeps us healthier and happier
Statement of responsibility
Nathanael Johnson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Scrutinizes "all-natural" philosophies to consider the negative aspects of extreme approaches to health care, an investigation that explores potential sources of health-care paradoxes
  • In this age of climate change, killer germs, and obesity, it's easy to feel as if we've fallen out of synch with the global ecosystem. This ecological anxiety has polarized a new generation of Americans: many are drawn to natural solutions and organic lifestyles, while others rally around high-tech development and industrial efficiencies. Johnson argues that both views, when taken to extremes, can be harmful, even deadly. Johnson, raised in the crunchy-granola epicenter of Nevada City, California, lovingly and rigorously scrutinizes his family's all-natural mindset, a quest that brings him into the worlds of an outlaw midwife, radical doctors, renegade farmers and one hermit forester. Along the way, he uncovers paradoxes at the heart of our ecological condition: Why, even as medicine improves, are we becoming less healthy? Why are more American women dying in childbirth? Why do we grow fatter the more we diet? Why have so many attempts to save the environment backfired? In this sparklingly intelligent, wry, and scrupulously reported narrative, Johnson teases fact from faith and offers a rousing and original vision for a middle ground between natural and technological solutions that will assuage frustrated environmentalists, perplexed parents, and confused consumers alike. - Publisher
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DLC
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Johnson, Nathanael
Dewey number
640
Index
index present
LC call number
GF77
LC item number
.J64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Organic living
  • Environmental health
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental health
  • Human ecology
  • Organic living
Label
All natural : a skeptic's quest to discover if the natural approach to diet, childbirth, healing and the environment really keeps us healthier and happier, Nathanael Johnson
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https://covers.openlibrary.org/b/id/7261391-M.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A healthy start : birth -- Microbial frenemies : the immune system -- Fixing dinner : nutrition -- Vegetables and vaccines : toxins -- Seeing the forest : environment -- Masturbacon : agriculture -- When medicine isn't the best medicine : healthcare
Control code
ocn795760113
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781605290744
Lccn
2012029538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)795760113
Label
All natural : a skeptic's quest to discover if the natural approach to diet, childbirth, healing and the environment really keeps us healthier and happier, Nathanael Johnson
Link
https://covers.openlibrary.org/b/id/7261391-M.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A healthy start : birth -- Microbial frenemies : the immune system -- Fixing dinner : nutrition -- Vegetables and vaccines : toxins -- Seeing the forest : environment -- Masturbacon : agriculture -- When medicine isn't the best medicine : healthcare
Control code
ocn795760113
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 334 pages
Isbn
9781605290744
Lccn
2012029538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)795760113

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