My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fantastic read. However, I can’t agree with a lot of what is documented in Sherry Roger’s book, Detoxify of Die. The theory of ‘detoxing’ our bodies’ is just far too simplistic. Surely, clearing the organs is only one element of the healing process? And not the main one.
This book was written in 2002! Recent research paints Professor Martin Pall and Dr Grace Ziem’s theories as the most scientifically proven and most recently peer reviewed treatment for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). Popular physicians and researchers agree that Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is an Immune disorder, and Biochemical in nature caused by chemicals that act as irritants causing inflammation to various parts of the body, often presenting differently in individuals.
Also, the book title irks me. Detoxify or Die! It’s just so… hyperbolic. And it’s surely to blame for the hype over the latest fad: detoxing. Like, it used to be something alcoholics did in Rehab, yet here we are listening to a multitude of people and corporations selling the ‘detox fix’. Blame Rogers. She started it. (And don’t even start me about the comical dude on the cover with a gun. Is that Ned Kelly? No wait, it’s an Ebola nurse pointing her rifle at a business man. Possibly an Executive who works for Unilever who probably just needs to calm the fuck down and drink a Green Smoothie or nine.
Still, overall, this is a great read; if only for the healthy life changes that will come about as of reading Detoxify of Die.
My favourite quote:
“Bear in mind that since medications do not fix anything, they allow the underlying problem to continue uncorrected and actually accelerate. Meanwhile, new symptoms and new seemingly unrelated diseases are the inevitable consequence of this biochemical faux pas. Furthermore, drug side effects are the leading cause of death. NSAIDs as an example of only one group of medications, are fatally toxic to thousands of people each year by damaging joints, lungs, kidneys, eyes, hearts, and intestines. And they are covered by insurance.”
I also fully enjoyed the tips on ‘detoxing’ our living space and the air around us. Very helpful.
5 stars for those!