Toxin Toxout | Reviews


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“Ruthlessly probing and logical. . . . 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 21st 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

“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

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

“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

“You’ll learn more about how easily everyday toxins seep into our bodies, in the most up close and personal way, as the authors, once again, turn themselves into human guinea pigs. This time they take on the often whacky world of detoxing in some pretty hilarious experiments. If you’ve ever eyeballed ionic footbaths or infrared saunas and wondered whether they actually pull toxins from your bodies, well, the boys dig up some answers… If you pick up the book, I promise you this: you’ll laugh, you’ll wince, and you’ll learn a hell of a lot.” —Adria Vasil, Ecoholic author

“If you want to reduce your risk of getting cancer, asthma, allergies and a host of other medical problems, read this book.” —Michel Basilières, Toronto Star

“For anyone who wants to detox, avoid cancer, learn more about the causes of asthma and food allergies, or simply become healthier, then this book is definitely worth reading.” —Katherine Martinko, Treehugger

“Smith and Lourie once again deserve praise for boldly going where few people . . . have gone before. . . . They are engaging, self-effacing guides to these strange lands, and Toxin Toxout, like its predecessor, [Slow Death by Rubber Duck,] turns complicated chemistry and baffling terminology into a smooth, lighthearted and entertaining read. And, thankfully, they maintain a healthy dose of skepticism throughout their detox expeditions. . . . There is much to be commended about Smith and Lourie’s effort to find [a] balance [between opposing views]. . . . Toxin Toxout deserves ample praise for advancing the important conversation Smith and Lourie started with Slow Death by Robber Duck.” —Chris TurnerLiterary Review of Canada