Free Yourself from the Harmful Effects of Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Consumer Products
Exposure to toxic chemicals in consumer products underlies virtually every symptom and illness. Toxic chemicals are now so common in our world that reducing toxic chemicals in your home and your body is now necessary for good health. Easy to read and filled with practical tips. Toxic Free tells how to both reduce the amount of toxic chemicals you are exposed to and increase your body's ability to process and remove the toxic chemicalsalready stored within it.
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A medical doctor tells how toxic chemicals and industrialized foods are harming our health and well-being, then gives a solution
The key to health: avoid toxic chemicals (not much guidance on this beyond recommending Debra's List), eat real foods, and help your body detox by healing your gut. And this last piece is really what the book is about: a well-thought-out 1-3 week cleansing program that will remove toxic build-up from your body. Though the liver prepares toxic chemicals for removal from the body, to actually be eliminated from the body, toxic chemical molecules need to travel through the gut. If material in your gut isn't moving well, toxic chemical removal is slowed. This book has a lot of good information on how to clean your digestive tract and rehabilitate proper function. I learned a few things myself, for example, you need to fast overnight for twelve hours in order for your body's detox function to kick in and function. That's twelve hours between the end of dinner and the beginning of breakfast. This book is a bit repetitive but gives sound advice. By the time I got to the end of reading this book I wanted to start the program immediately. It's easy to understand and do-able.
Confused about plastics? This basic primer about plastic explains all: what it is, how it's made, how it's used, and how it effects our health and the environment. Today it's virtually impossible to go through a day without any type of plastic, yet, by understanding plastics, we can choose those that are least toxic, and eliminate those plastics for which there are alternatives. This easy-to-read book decribes our history with plastic through common household items, visits to factories, and real-life dilemmas regarding using plastics, showing in vivid detail plastic from manufacture to recycling (or infiniate afterlife in a landfill).
Make your own personal care products and natural first aid
If you've ever thought you would like to make your own personal care products, but didn't know how, this book is for you. This master herbalist’s guide to natural personal care empowers to you to care for your body with the purest of natural ingredients--those you choose for yourself. "Beauty involves working in partnership with nature," says the author. Chapters cover the making of specific beauty products and also cover the needs of women, men, teens, babies, and elders. Natural first aid, too. Includes 450 innovative formulas for essential products for face, skin, hair, hands, feet, mouth, and teeth--more than a hundred of which can be made from basic household staples. This is one of those basic do-it-yourself books that belongs on every shelf, as it frees you to create bodycare products as you want them.
The hidden culprit behind excess body fat is the toxic burden our bodies have accumulated.
In her latest weight-loss book, Suzanne Somers shows how toxic chemicals we are exposed to every day are sabotaging our health and body weight. "We are slowly killing ourselves," she says. "It's that important and that drastic. A toxic body is not only extremely unhealthy, but also has a slowed metabolism. A toxic body will cause you to get fatter and fatter while a cleansed one stays slim and, best of all, healthy." Suzanne's plan for weight loss includes eliminating toxic chemicals in your food, cosmetics, and household cleaning products, and detoxing your body. This book is a good overview to the problem of toxics and basic solutions, as they relate to weight loss.
How toxic chemicals affect your health and how to remove them from your body
This title is alarming, but true to the book's content. Dr. Rogers clearly makes her point--toxic chemical exposures we encounter in everyday life can kill or disable our bodies. She cites hundreds of studies about the toxic effects of chemicals we commonly come in contact with, and then tells in great detail the difficulty our bodies have in processing these un-natural substances and what we can do to help our bodies detox. It's pretty technical, but easy to read.
A good beginner's book on natural pest control
If you are going to buy one book to learn how to control pests in your home and garden without using toxic pesticides, this is the one. Addressing a comprehensive list of common and occasional pests, this book tells how to identify pests (complete with pictures), control them, and prevent invasions in the first place. Ants, bedbugs, bees, clothes moths, carpet beetles, cockroaches, fleas, flies, lice, mosquitoes, rats and mice, silverfish, spiders, termites, ticks, and more.
Toxic metals and how they harm our health
I've put most of my attention over the years on eliminating toxic chemicals made from petroleum from my home, but there is a whole other class of toxic substances: toxic metals. Though this book was written as a possible treatment for Alzheimer's, it contains a lot of basic information about toxic metals--our exposures to them and how they affect our health--which we all need to know. Included are aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, iron, and manganese.
It's time to rethink air conditioning
The first-ever book-length look at the consequences of air conditioning on our health and the environment. Learn how greenhouse emissions increased and ozone depletion skyrocketed once air conditioners became prevalent, and the tremendous amount of electricity we use to keep our bodies cool. Lots of suggestions are given for minimizing negative effects, including reducing indoor heat, using fans, utilizing cool roofs, and increasing vegetation. But this book really got me rethinking using air conditioning at all (and I live in hot and humid Florida). If you live and work half the year in air conditioned buildings, please read this book.
Toxic chemicals in beauty products and what they do to your body
Do beauty products really make women more beautiful, or are they filled with toxic chemicals? A group of breast cancer activists and environmentalists did the research and found many chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and other illnesses. This book tells their story, and outlines the good news about safer technologies and products.
My favorite books on all things toxic and safe alternatives. If you have a related book that you think I should read and recommend, please do contact me.
Helping consumers make toxic-free choices since 1982.