Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World Hardcover – Dec 10 2013
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“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
About the Author
BRUCE LOURIE is a leading environmental thinker, writer and speaker. He is President of the Ivey Foundation and is a director of several organizations in Canada and the United States.
RICK SMITH is a prominent Canadian author and environmentalist. He is executive director of the Broadbent Institute and was the executive director of Environmental Defence for almost 10 years.
They both live in Toronto.
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It is a smooth, flowing read, and culminates with a great ending chapter to focus on the top ten practical solutions to keeping toxins out and helping to get them out. The detox sections could have been expanded upon in many other ways, but I understand and value the perspective it was presented from given the authors' environmental, rather than nutrition or holistic backgrounds. This therefore has to be taken into consideration if one is expecting a detailed detox section. Ultimately what the best takeaway message here was, is that there is no, one quick fix for detox....it is a LIFESTYLE based on what we choose to eat, put on our body, subject ourselves to, etc., on a daily basis.
Finally, I know this is a topic that can scare some people enough to attack it as "fear mongering" or such, but avoiding or attacking it doesn't help anyone. This is what is, we live in a toxic world that WE have all helped to create and contribute to through our daily purchasing choices. So let's not put our heads in the sand, and attack the messenger(s), rather let's use the message in a way we are ready for and make the changes in our daily lives that make most sense to us where our health and wellness is concerned.
This amazing book is both very informative, full of excellent and cutting edge knowledge, but it is presented in a very readable format. It is full of great advise and great wit as well. Rick and Bruce, both highly regarded scientists, tell you not only the problems, but also and very importantly, how you can reduce the problems, in large part for you and your family. This book contains practical and highly doable advise on how to drastically cut down your and your family's chemical load. This book is a "how to" manual to have a better and healthier life. I cannot express my full gratitude to Dr. Rick Smith and Dr. Bruce Lourie for their ground-breaking and top-notch work! Check out their website as well at [...]
Nancy Toran Harbin
Barrister & Solcitor
Shoosha Truly Organic
The authors, Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, give a personal narrative to accompany a lot of the science behind the chemicals they touch on, and they sure don’t hold back when it comes to sharing their (frequently) embarrassing anecdotes.
Toxin Toxout is a great wake-up call, but it also feels very positive. If we all start making small but measureable changes – collectively we might just be able to leave things a little better for future generations, and protect our own health at the same time.
Most recent customer reviews
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in understanding the current epidemic of health issues. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rennie
Excellent book full of useful information as to what to avoid when shopping for food or personal grooming items. Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2014 by lenny prune
Good to know that some people care about our environment and our health. Very important to know what we eat and what we put on our skin.Published on Sept. 4 2014 by Loretta R. D'Agnillo
Combiñes both science and experience which is useful for ordinary people. I lied the thorough notes the graphs and the suggested actions. Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2014 by David Townson
It didn't truly live up to my expectations. It did not clearly identify how to rid your body of the toxins.Published on April 21 2014 by SFM Kindle