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Does the 'All Natural' approach really have an impact in our health and happiness?

by Take Two

Nathanael Johnson's new book, "All Natural: A Skeptics Quest to Discover if the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier." Rodale Books

Imagine you're at the grocery store. The organic bananas are so much more expensive, and you wonder if you should really spend the extra dough. Or maybe you're getting ready to have a baby, and can't sleep at night because you're unsure if you should head to the hospital or try for a homebirth. Western medicine leaves you feeling cold, but you find it hard to believe in acupuncture and herbal medicine. Does this sound familiar? 

Journalist Nathanael Johnson understands your dilemmas all too well. He's spent several years fact-checking alternative approaches to living for his new book, "All Natural: A Skeptics Quest to Discover if the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier."

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