I read a book recently!. and I thought I’d share my thoughts on it, since the subject is what set me on the path to wanting to live a self reliant lifestyle.
the book is called Toxin Toxout, by Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith. they are the authors of Slow Death by Rubber Duck, a book I haven’t read, but was aware of.
in this book they talk about how we can get rid of the toxins that are in a lot of the foods and products we use and consume in our everyday lives.
I found the book interesting and enjoyed the easy going nature of the authors. I am now tempted to read Slow Death, but since this is the follow up book, I wont rush out for it, but rather wait until I spy it at the library. it goes over some of the information in Slow Death, and then talks about all the ways we can let those nasty toxins out of our body. and lets face it, we don’t want them there in the first place since they disrupt our hormones, the way our body functions and slowly making us sick. the book gets a little hard going in places, if you aren’t into chemistry like me- trying to pronounce some of those names!, but it’s well worth wading thru in order to understand what’s really happening.
reading this reminded me why I first started looking into a more natural way of life and has me now looking for home made deodorant recipes!.
I think we all need to read about this kind of thing – manufacturers use any synthetic ingredient they desire with little regard to our well being or that of the environment. we are not going to be able to sustain this for long without serious consequences. for many years consumers were unaware of the harm these products were causing us, but now we know, and as consumers we have to vote with our wallets and not buy toxin laden items, just because they are cheaper. they might be helping your wallet, but that’s about all!.
Toxin Toxout is a book everyone should read if they care at all about their own health and well being, and especially if they have children. I might have lost a few jobs if I known half this stuff when I was nannying!.
kinda related to this is an advertisement running in NZ at the moment. one toilet paper company has introduced the concept of using wet wipes after toilet paper – I cringe every time I see it – more chemicals on our body, more stuff going down the drain potentially harming the environment. crikey!, we’ve survived on loo paper for years, we don’t need wet wipes as well!