Don’t buy new. Always buy old cars, houses, clothes, etc. Or make them yourself. Bare wood is not only healthy but aesthetic (photo attached on old restaurant for sale that I admire frequently as I walk by). Barbara Streisand moved into her guest house because it had bare aged wood indoors and outdoors.
SHTF already. Your body is toxic already. Good book below, lots of interviews online on how to get rid of toxins in your body before they kill you. Exercise and work up a sweat or use a sauna. Drink lots of pure water that flushes toxins out of your system. Eat raw garlic. Eat Organic. Quickly reduces poisons. I fortunately have very pure air and water but buy grocery store food and too much new stuff, especially electronics.
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
“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.”
“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
“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
“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 Toxoutprovides us with a much-needed guide on how to live—and maintain—a toxin-free lifestyle.” –Dr. Natasha Turner, author of The Hormone Diet and The Supercharged Hormone Diet