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Another diet book. Oh joy - I'll add it to this stack that I can just barely reach the top of. Wait - what's this about toxins? "Get Rid of the Toxins That Make You Fat," the subtitle reads. Actually, that's one I haven't heard before. Hmmm .... TWO DAYS LATER: This actually sounds totally legitimate and totally doable. Even if you don't need to lose weight, this book would be a worthwhile investment just for the sections on getting rid of the toxins. It turns out that toxins are stored in fat and they compromise the mitochondria, which Crinnion describes as "the cells' power plants." They drive the metabolism by turning fats and sugars into a fuel known as ATP, which is required for the proper functioning of all the body's systems: the brain, the heart, the lungs, everything. When the mitochondria are compromised, your metabolism slows down, and we all know what happens then. So the key is getting rid of the toxins that set this vicious circle in motion, and what it takes is getting rid of the nasty chemicals in your house, eating certain foods (many of them can be taken in supplement form) and phasing others out. There's more you can do, but Crinnion assures us that just making these changes will go a long way, and I'm inclined to suspend my skepticism because it all makes perfect sense. Think about it - I have a hard time believing the human body was intended to feel as rundown as so many adults seem to feel so often. Something's going on. Why WOULDN'T all the chemicals in the air and our food be taking a toll on us? One thing I'd never thought about till reading this book is the fact that these chemicals are a modern thing. Just because our grandparents ate a certain way and lived to 90 doesn't mean we will - we're dealing with way more garbage in the environment than they did. I doubt it's a coincidence that cancer rates have risen since our grandparents' generation. Anyway, I'm just happy to know how this stuff is getting into my body, how to keep it out and how to get rid of what I've been carrying around. This may be the most useful book I've read in a very long time.

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