Barbara Ehrenreich Takes on Wellness Industry in 'Natural Causes'

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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author most recently of "Natural Causes: : An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, And Our Illusion of Control." (Photo: Courtesy of Barbara Ehrenreich)

At 76, author Barbara Ehrenreich has decided she won’t be going to her yearly medical check ups anymore. Ehrenreich explains her reasoning in a new book, “Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer.” Putting her PhD in biology to work, Ehrenreich casts a skeptical eye on preventative medicine, New Age practices, elaborate exercise plans, and other anti-aging regimens that attempt to eke out more mileage from our lives.

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Barbara Ehrenreich, journalist and author of "Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, And Our Illusion of Control"

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