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How Our Wiring Works Against Our Health In Today's World


Modern medicine can solve a huge variety of bodily ills, we have all kids of places we can go to exercise (pandemic excluded), and there are many approaches to nutrition that give us what we need for robust health.

Despite all that, Americans are heavier and sicker than ever before, and our actual lifespans are shortening. We're not set up for the stresses we've put upon ourselves in modern life, say the authors of Hardwired: How Our Instincts to Be Healthy are Making Us Sick.

Dr. Robert Barrett studies organizations and communities; Dr. Louis Hugo is a physician and professor of public health. They teamed up on the book and visit the JX to talk about their findings.

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