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All Natural?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Nathanael Johnson, journalist and the author of 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 asks why, with better medicine, we're less healthy and tries to chart a middle course between "all natural" and "high tech."

 

 

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Comments [5]

Chi

The Chinese, whose medicine is based on Chi (energy), have understood for almost a millenium at least that cells have natural cycles which become disrupted from stagnation when the energy flow is blocked - and then rather than complete their natural cycles, begin mutating/multiplying and creating tumors - and the way to correct this is to balance the energy flow (chi) -

We think we are so advanced but what we are is so dense and stubborn that we won't let the concept of Chi into the Science Box. At our own peril - No money in that for anybody anyway - When you can create an industry to pump patients full of chemicals that can destroy cells, but at the expense of so much more!

Mar. 11 2013 02:29 PM
Shawn from Bergen County

Don't forget, Steve Jobs died likely because he ignored medial science for too long, and attempted to deal with his treatable form of rare pancreatic cancer through holistic methods.

I'm sure the truth lies somewhere in between, with a combination of new technology and natural treatment. Anyone on either extreme is likely to have problems.

Mar. 11 2013 11:44 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

And yet, people are living longer than ever before, which is one reason why the government is going broke taking care of them when they can no longer care for themselves.

Mar. 11 2013 11:42 AM
superf88

Esp timely given today's headline that our mummified ancient predecessors in peru, egypt etc. also frequently died of hardened arteries -- what modern man had presumed to be simply Death By Cheeseburger.

benzene in our tap water; endocrine disruptors in the amy's soup cans -- what care I place in my diet and exercise is now based on respect for nature, short term mental and psychic clarity, and the satisfaction I get from sticking it to Big Food...

I've given up on thinking that living well automatically leads to a longer, healthier life.

Mar. 11 2013 11:19 AM
Peg

Because we have a "for profit" medical system, that feeds on sick people not well people. Because we have a very profitable food processing industry, interested in selling us junk foods. Because we have a immensely profitable energy industry, spewing poisons into our environment. All of the above also have very talented and influential lobbyists who help write our laws. Our lawmakers are bought and paid for by huge corporations, so how could we possibly expect them to change this status quo - no matter how many calls for redirection we make to their offices?

Our modern life of Convenience is become more and more inconvenient every day .

Mar. 11 2013 10:34 AM

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