This summer, the President’s Cancer Panel published a report on the risks of chemicals and other substances in the environment. Their findings showed that millions of Americans are exposed daily to upwards of 80,000 chemicals. Some of these chemicals are found in cosmetic products, pesticides from food, and pharmaceuticals in our water supply. Feeling green? We have the cure for you…
Here are five books we recommend that will help you learn more about the chemical dangers you face everyday, whether it is from your cosmetics, diet, furniture or household cleaners. With a “green” lifestyle change, you can be on your way to being healthier and happier, as well as helping the environment.
As the title suggests, we are faced with toxic items everyday that could potentially threaten our health. Author Nena Baker shows how everyone now carries an extreme amount of chemical contaminants, which are the by-products of modern day industry and innovation. The toxins collect in our fat, bones, blood and organs creating a “chemical body burden.” Baker explores and illuminates the many factors that contribute to this burden.
Author Sophie Uliano, and certified green-guru, has created a guide book to “going green”. The book incorporates an 8 step program to ease anyone into the green lifestyle. The steps cover beauty, home, travel, fitness, style, food, and gardening– all approached in an earth-friendly way. So whether it’s finding makeup, making dinner, or buying an outfit, Uliano has an eco-solution.
Author Lynn Hirshfield explores the growing trend in Hollywood: Green is the new black! In Girls Gone Green, Hirshfield shows how different celebrities have gotten involved in the green movement, and how you can too. The book also features girls who have found a cause that speaks to them and have done something to help make the world a better place.
Authors and environmentalists, Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, want you to know that pollution is not a distant, abstract problem– it’s personal. Most of the pollutants we encounter come from common items in our homes, so Smith and Lourie conducted research on contaminants we come into contact on an everyday basis. The book offers their testament, research, and simple ways to protect yourself and change for the better.
If you are tired of fad diets that don’t work, author and naturopathic physician, Dr. Walter Crinnion, has the solution: going green! His book presents a clear, easy-to-understand guide to help you lose weight and rid your body of toxins in the process. Crinnion will explain how to clean up your diet, clean out your body and keep away from contaminants.