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All Natural

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 deadlyJ From the cover I somehow didn t expect this book to be as substantial as it turned out to be It s full of fascinating clearly presented information I especially enjoyed the chapter on plant toxins presented in a gently humorous tone Striking the correct balance between shrilly smug skepticism peruse any atheism forum online for an example of the tone and wide eyed hippified tree hugging compassion is tricky and I believe Johnson has pulled it off flawlesslyIf you can hear a but coming it s true I am tired of finding so many typos in finished books I know the publishers are broke and it seems like they re trying to replace live editors with spell check but as any college student would tell you spell check is no substitute for actual human attention It s especially jarring and intrusive in a book which emphasizes the human touch

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En dying in childbirth Why do we grow fatter the we diet Why have so many attempts to save the environment backfiredIn 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 ali Lots of useful information but it was too wordy The author scrambled off topic way too many times and I just couldn t hold my focus with this one

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Ohnson raised in the crunchy granola epicenter of Nevada City California lovingly and rigorously scrutinizes his family's all natural mindset a uest 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 American wom I really enjoyed the take this author has on natural vs technological issues He was raised by hippies and is drawn to natural approaches but also understands science and wants to take the best of that into account His agonizing and searching also coincided with his beginning a family and so issues of birth nutrition and immunizations were very timely for him I am overjoyed to see a book by an author that doesn t reject either approach out of hand but that also takes science and reality into account My only disappointment was the nutrition section I guess I wanted to have a decision eat this way LOL I found the info on the individualization of breast milk very very interesting but it doesn t really help me decide what to have for dinner I am SO glad the author said right up front immunizations do NOT cause autism Modern medicine has some good things going for it BUT maybe we have gone too far with c sections Maybe we need to combine modern medicine with some consideration for the whole person Maybe we can find a way to live with our environment Maybe people who are very suspicious of modern medicine need to be a bit less credulous just because something says natural in it Maybe I think one thing this book points out is that we don t have all the answers yet Maybe we never will But we have to wade in and find some way to make our way in the world while still respecting it Very valuable and thought provoking


10 thoughts on “All Natural

  1. says:

    From the cover I somehow didn't expect this book to be as substantial as it turned out to be It's full of fascinating clearly presented information I especially enjoyed the chapter on plant toxins presented in a gently humorous tone Striking the correct balance between shrilly smug skepticism peruse any atheism forum online for an example of the tone and wide eyed hippified tree hugging compassion is tricky and I believe

  2. says:

    I wanted to like this book I'm a skeptic and I'm a hippie of sorts I can get exasperated at what some of my friends are will

  3. says:

    I was excited to read this book but found myself bored by many of the topics Johnson lingers on and had to force m

  4. says:

    Award winning journalist Nathanael Johnson was raised by two radical hippie parents who insisted on homebirth and outlawed refined sugar in their house throughout his childhood As he grew up Johnson found himself skeptical of the superiority claims of his parents' organic lifestyle while retaining that lingering fondness and sense of comfortw

  5. says:

    This book is entertaining and well researched If the cover appeals to you so will the entire book

  6. says:

    I really enjoyed the take this author has on natural vs technological issues He was raised by hippies and is drawn to natural approaches but also understands science and wants to take the best of that into account His agonizing and

  7. says:

    35 stars rounded up This books is made up of previously written essays that were put together and elaborated on to form a book Each chapter represents a new idea and is connected with the underlying theme of technological vs all natural Don't read this book looking for answers be prepared to think for yourself Johnson does a good job of providing information from both sides of the argument without the usual condescension

  8. says:

    More philosophical than practical and a bit disjointed in organization but interesting enough to hold my attention

  9. says:

    Lots of useful information but it was too wordy The author scrambled off topic way too many times and I just couldn't hold my focus with this one

  10. says:

    This book resonated with me I like most people want to lead a healthy and happy life in the modern world But the uestion is how I'm constantly inundated with the latest scientific research ancient wisdom contradic

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