I was strolling through the bookstore with my wife and I decided to peruse the diet and weight loss books to see what they were offering. It didn’t take long to get hit in the face with a ubiquitous pattern. There seemed to be a common theme. Usually the books involved a good looking individual with or without decent credentials brandishing a big white toothed grin selling you the latest secrets. Of all the claims, one of my favorite themes are books or diet plans that advocate using your diet to remove ‘toxins’ from your body. These ‘toxins’ are claimed to be the source of just about every problem you have.