Dr. Rocio Huet focuses on what's most important in her assessment of Natural Causes: an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer by Barbara Ehrenreich.
Ehrenreich describes how we over-prepare and worry too much about what is inevitable. 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. Ehrenreich decides to focus on how to live well, even joyously, while accepting mortality.
This podcast is condensed from Huet's remarks last month for Books Sandwiched In, highlighting an integrative doctor's responses to the author's main points.
Music credit: "Blue Dot Sessions," CC BY-NC 4.0