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Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World Hardcover – International Edition, December 10, 2013
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*Starred Review* The authors of the best-selling Slow Death by Rubber Duck (2010) return to answer the most common question raised by that book’s fans: “How do we get all these toxins out of our bodies?” In a collegial, straightforward style, Lourie and Smith quiz doctors and researchers, converse with wellness activists, visit organic stores and companies and, most interestingly, engage in a variety of experiments to track how the more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals in use today got into our bodies and what it will take to get them out. (Test results after eight hours spent in a warm car will cure you of the “new-car-smell” appeal for life.) Along the way, they drop some eye-popping statistics, such as “over 40% of kids born in the United States today will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime,” and they identify which companies are pursuing cleaner products versus those who skirt regulations. Scrupulously researched and sourced with thorough chapter notes, Toxin Toxout is remarkable both for its content and appealing narrative voice. Simply put, this is a book no one in the industrialized world has the luxury of ignoring. --Colleen Mondor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“Ruthlessly probing and logical, Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith take the reader on a whirlwind tour of the myriad toxins that we encounter in cosmetics, water, paints, electromagnetic devices—all the things that cross our paths as we just live our lives. If you’ve ever wondered whether the shampoo you use might contribute to cancer risk, or whether there was any merit to all those ‘detox’ program ads you see, then this book will help you understand the real story. These authors have created a truly indispensable and enlightening guide to living in the twenty-first century.”
—William Davis, MD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health and Wheat Belly Cookbook
“Everyone concerned about hazardous chemicals should read Toxin Toxout. This informative and amusing book provides a much-needed road map through the varied detox approaches on the market today and the challenges posed by ever-growing mountains of waste. But the most important takeaway is that we must protect ourselves from toxins by engaging as citizens and not just as responsible consumers, to prevent ‘toxIN’ while we ‘toxOUT’ the economy.” —Annie Leonard, creator, The Story of Stuff
“Toxin Toxout admirably demonstrates how important our everyday product choices are—from the food we buy to the cars we choose to drive. I truly believe that you cannot achieve hormonal balance without reducing your toxin exposure and improving your internal detoxification systems. Toxin Toxout provides us with a much-needed guide on how to live—and maintain—a toxin-free lifestyle.”
—Dr. Natasha Turner, author of the #1 national bestsellers The Hormone Diet and The Supercharged Hormone Diet
“We all owe a debt of gratitude to Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith for slowly poisoning themselves for our benefit. And perhaps even more, for figuring out how to unpoison themselves. This is a fascinating book that has made me change my daily routines.”
—A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of Drop Dead Healthy, My Life as an Experiment and The Know-It-All
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to get rid of nasties.
An inspiration for all humans to do the same as these authors, this is what will turn the tides,
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using a combination of internet, book, personal, and lab results to dictate the actual truth.
We can create paradise, and this book helps the first step, our bodies and environment.
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