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What Tao Lin Can’t Live Without

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked author Tao Lin, whose psychedelics book Trip is out now, about the cookbook, raw honey, and new-science magazine he can’t live without.

I have this bar set up in a doorway and I use it every day for exercise and stretching. I’ve been gradually learning to do more things with it. I hang upside down sometimes. It’s a fun way to exercise and move around and be in a state where I can’t hold a phone and have to focus fully. It takes up practically no room either.

This book I found in 2014 because I noticed that one of my teeth was turning black. I hadn’t looked at my teeth in the mirror with a lot of light for years. I hadn’t been to a dentist in ten years probably, and I wanted to see if there was a natural solution to my tooth problems, so I went on Amazon and searched “natural solutions for tooth decay,” and this book came up and it had something like 500-plus reviews with an average over 4.5. I read it and implemented its suggestions, which were all about going to more of an aboriginal diet and avoiding starches. I found it revelatory and still do.

If I cook something, I’ll use this vinegar, or if I marinate meat, I’ll use this. I’ll even drink it out of the bottle. It has this bacterum that’s one of the few bacteria that can metabolize a pesticide called glyphosate that’s in basically everyone. I know people say it is too acidic for them, but I find that it actually soothes my stomach because of the beneficial microbes.

The Nagel book actually led me to this cookbook, too. It’s another book based on aboriginal eating styles, focusing on animal fats and eggs and vegetables. It’s how I’ll eat now.