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Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and… (vuoden 2018 painos)

– tekijä: Barbara Ehrenreich

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A New York Times bestseller! From the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Starting with the mysterious and seldom-acknowledged tendency of our own immune cells to promote deadly cancers, Ehrenreich looks into the cellular basis of aging, and shows how little control we actually have over it. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor. We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book. Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, NATURAL CAUSES examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end -- while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer
Kirjailijat:Barbara Ehrenreich
Info:New York : Twelve, 2018.
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):****
Avainsanoja:non-fiction, medicine, aging, doctor, quality-of-life, cancer, death-and-dying

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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 29) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Really fantastic, and way beyond what I expected when the droll cover image of the grim reaper running on a treadmill made me pick up the book. Probably like many readers, I already agreed that our contemporary obsession with "successful aging" is needlessly painful folly, but I didn't count on Ehrenreich's breezy and informative tour through the history of cell biology and immunology, nor her forays into philosophy, psychology, psychedelics, and religion. She presents all of the above in a lively journalistic style that made Natural Causes a page-turner, even for a 50-year-old who last studied biology in 9th grade! ( )
  CaitlinMcC | Jul 11, 2021 |
Short book that still occasionally seems padded or overly discursive with its criticism of modern medicine, science ( aspects of science historically rather), modern lifestyle trends in health and wellness, class consciousness, and so on. Much of this will be familiar to anyone who has read her most recent books.
I think this was patched together from articles. I did appreciate the reflections on aging and foregoing intrusive medical testing. ( )
  brett.sovereign | Jul 10, 2021 |
I generally enjoyed this book. I love Ehrenreich's dry wit but damn, enough about macrophages or whatever they are already. ( )
  Tosta | Jul 5, 2021 |
Ehrenreich's brilliant and moving Nickel and Dimed should be required reading for anyone with even a shred of interest in the plight of the working poor. I loved her acerbic Bright-Sided, skewering the bullying and money-grubbing "positive thinking" industry. As a PhD in cell biology and a breast cancer survivor, she has the chops to take a hard look at medicine, and having worked in health care for 20 years, I was eager to hear what she has to say in that tough, informed, cynical voice about it. But...well, I ended up being glad the book wasn't any longer and some parts were a lot too long anyway, and so much left out besides.

Ehrenreich is at her best early on, describing her "mid-life revolt." She faces up squarely to mortality - including her own - in her sharp criticisms of the idea that if we only do all the "right" things (whatever those might be, according to whose lights), we can live almost literally "forever" (as some strange people with more money than sense have earnestly believed). Nope, sorry, folks - we are all going to die of something, even you. She prefers to make choices that will make her daily life pleasant, enjoyable and - yes, even healthy, and confesses to being a rather driven gym rat herself, but mostly because she is competitive and it feels good. There is plenty to criticize in medicine's wild swings of guidelines and recommendations, in "standards of practice" for treating nonstandardized human beings, and readers would do well to pay attention to this when their own physicians start plugging the tests and screenings. She chooses not to address Big Pharma and its abhorrent marketing, influencing, manipulating and outright gouging... maybe that's a whole book in itself, though.

And then we come to her beloved macrophages, the subject of her doctoral studies and research. They are important. They are tricky: they turn out not to be the stalwart guardians of our health that medicine believed they were for many years. But pages and pages and pages... lucidly enough described, but much too much of a mildly interesting side road.

There is some attention paid to the "mind-body" connection, with an appropriate amount of skepticism, and reminders that just because some celebrity or a single chick embryo study that got some press says something might be so, it may not be. The corporate co-opting of "mindfulness" exercises is pretty revolting.

And then it just kind of ends. It has the feel of several different magazine articles distended and stitched together, with macrophages slithering throughout. It's a patchy framework that hangs together only rather tenuously, with some good bits early on, but peters out. Worth a read for some chapters and skim the rest - definitely not her best, and overall rather disappointing when we know how good she can be. ( )
  JulieStielstra | May 17, 2021 |
There's some great stuff in here, and I wanted to like this book more. Ultimately, though, it should have been called "Health: Some Things I Think About It."

I loved the idea that there may be parts of our body, our whole, that have free will themselves. She weaves science and philosophy to make us question the idea of 'self," and the idea that the universe, in general, is inert. There's a handful of other ideas in here that made me think, as well.

There's also a lot of arguement-for-arguement's sake. She takes a lot of things to task without explaining why she's critical or what her counter-point is. Similiarly, in many of her weaker arguments, she manages to show that *some* people support a bad idea, or that there is *some* evidence towards better ideas, all without convincing me that these are actually trends or widely held beliefs. ( )
  mitchtroutman | Jun 14, 2020 |
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“Natural Causes” is peevish, tender and deeply, distinctively odd — and often redeemed by its oddness. Ehrenreich is so offended by the American conflation of health with virtue and offers charming contrarian essays on the “defiant self-nurturance” of cigarette smoking, for example, and the dangers of eating fruit. The pleasures of her prose are often local, in the animated language, especially where scientific descriptions are concerned. Her description of cells rushing to staunch a wound is so full of wonder and delight that it recalls Italo Calvino.
 
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A New York Times bestseller! From the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Starting with the mysterious and seldom-acknowledged tendency of our own immune cells to promote deadly cancers, Ehrenreich looks into the cellular basis of aging, and shows how little control we actually have over it. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor. We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book. Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, NATURAL CAUSES examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end -- while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.

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