Have you ever read a book that you just couldn’t put down, a book that was intriguing, grabbed your attention from the get go, easy to read and you just wanted to share it with everyone? I have, and I want to share the book with you. It doesn’t have teenage vampires, Harlequin romances or violence that may intrigue you. What this book is full of is practical accessible health advice that will help you; get a good night’s sleep, choose the right household cleaners, and figure out what products to avoid. This book is on the New York Times best seller list. The book I am talking about is The Healthy Home by Dr. Myron Wentz and his son Dave Wentz.
This book is just amazing and shocking. I love how the book is set up. It is broken down by sections of a house and starts in the bedroom and continues throughout the rest of the house… even into the garage and backyard. At the beginning of each chapter is the interview part between Donna Wallace (the interviewer) and Dr. Wentz and Dave Wentz. Then there is a little “How Toxic Is Your Home?” quiz. You can actually write your answers in the book. You write down the number associated with your answers. Then you add up your number and the total will give you your “Danger Score”. I was absolutely floored by some of the things I read in the book. Some things I never thought twice about. Here are some of the topics the book covers:
- Clothing, Detergents and Fabric Softeners
- Dry Cleaners
- Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)
- How you sleep
- Fresh air and opening up your windows
- Chemicals put on your skin and hair, antiperspirants and tooth paste
- Drugs in your cabinets
- Foods in the kitchen, Diets and How you cook food
- Food and Plastics
- Garage toxins and chemicals on the lawn
The book has suggestions on how you can change these parts of your house and life. You don’t have to do it all at one time. But if you take baby steps towards having a Clean Green House, it won’t seem so overwhelming.
The really cool part about this book is that 100% of the proceeds from book sales are donated to a notable charitable organization called Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF). You can go to www.myhealthyhome.com/charity for more information.
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