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Connections: What does true wellness mean?


We have a conversation about the wellness industry. Writing for the "New York Times," novelist Jessica Knoll compared the wellness industry to the diet industry, calling it "a dangerous con that seduces smart women with pseudoscientific claims of increasing energy, reducing inflammation, lowering the risk of cancer and healing skin, gut and fertility problems."

Critics who agree with Knoll say the wellness industry over-promises and sometimes exploits participants. But some people in the industry say there are effective wellness methods that improve mental and physical health.

This hour, we talk about what true wellness means through the lens of nutrition and mental health. Our guests: