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Andrew Sean Greer
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker
Progress: 54/576 pages
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
Neil Gaiman
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Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman
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The Detox Scam: How to spot it, and how to avoid it

The New Detox Diet: The Complete Guide for Lifelong Vitality with Recipes, Menus, and Detox Plans - Elson M. Haas, Daniella Chace The Fast Track Detox Diet - Ann Louise Gittleman Detox for Women: An All New Approach for a Sleek Body and Radiant Health in Four Weeks - Natalia Rose The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction - Pamela Peeke, Mariska Van Aalst 21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox - Roni DeLuz, James Hester

I hate pseudoscience. I hate books that try to sell bullshit and pseudoscience. 


So, all the books linked is bullshit. Crap. Shit writers trying to get rich by lying. 




Don't buy it.


Detox bullshit is just that, bullshit. 


"Detox” is a case of a legitimate medical term being turned into a marketing strategy – all designed to treat a nonexistent condition. In the setting of real medicine, detoxification means treatments for dangerous levels of drugs, alcohol, or poisons, like heavy metals. Detoxification treatments are medical procedures that are not casually selected from a menu of alternative health treatments, or pulled off the shelf in the pharmacy. Real detoxification is provided in hospitals when there are life-threatening circumstances. But then there are the “toxins” that alternative health providers claim to eliminate. This form of detoxification is simply the co-opting of a real term to give legitimacy to useless products and services, while confusing consumers into thinking they’re science-based. Evaluating any detox is simple: We need to understand the science of toxins, the nature of toxicity, and how detox rituals, kits, and programs claim to remove toxins. With this framework, it’s a simple matter to spot the pseudoscience and be a smarter consumer."