Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Healthy Home: A Book Review

About The Book:

  • We poison our children and pets to kill a fly
  • The dirtiest, most polluted homes are often the ones that look and smell "clean"
In The Healthy Home, father and son team, Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz, walk readers room-by-room through a typical house, pointing out the surprising health risks posed by everyday products and behaviors of any modern family.

From the bedroom to the backyard, and with the help of colorful illustrations, you will learn about the negative effects of commonly-found toxins and receive simple solutions to help minimize exposure without foregoing convenience.

From examining the cleanliness of the air in your home versus a city during rush hour, to determining the effects of high-frequency radiation from wireless technology, to revealing the dangerous source of that "new car smell," The Healthy Home gives people the power to make a long-term impact on their own health and that of their loved ones. It is an invaluable guide that will change the way we live simply and easily.

About The Authors:

Dave Wentz, author of The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family From Hidden Household Dangers, is the Chief Executive Officer of USANA Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art manufacturer of nutritional supplements and health products.  He received a Bachelor's degree in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He lives with his wife, Renee, and son, Andrew, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Myron Wentz, author of The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family From Hidden Household Dangers, holds a Ph.D. in microbiology with a specialty in immunology from the University of Utah.  He founded Gull Laboratories in 1974 and developed the first commercially available diagnostic test for the Epstein-Barr virus.  Later he founded USANA Health Sciences and the Sanoviv Medical Institute.  Honored in June 2007 with the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences, he is the author of A Mouth Full of Poison and Invisible Miracles.

In recent years, Dr. Wentz has turned his attention to charitable and humanitarian concerns, founding the Wentz Medical Centre and Laboratory in Uganda and the Wentz Medical Centre in Cambodia, serving children orphaned by diseases such as malaria and HIV. In 2006, Dr. Wentz, was a recipient of the Children's Champion Award, presented by the Children's Hunger Fund. 
For more information, view Myron Wentz's Web site.

My Review:

For the last couple years I have been trying to live a more "clean and green" lifestyle and incorporating clean living ideas within in my home. 

As I read through The Healthy Home, I was very pleased to see many of the same things I do mentioned in the book. For example, not using dryer sheets but instead focusing on natural materials like cotton and linens, in order to avoid toxic chemicals. I personally either use nothing in my dryer, hang dry or use a dryer ball. 

The book was a real eye-opener to me about how unclean and unhealthy our homes really can be.  Not only that, but how we can move from toxic homes to healthy homes by making very simple changes. The book is divided into six chapters, covering areas of the home such as the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living areas, the garage and yard. Seriously, this book covers it all!  

You will learn the importance of:

***cutting out sodium, bad fats, and how to put together a healthy diet
***healthy household cleaning using simple ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and water
***how to protect your plastic containers from leaching dangerous chemicals, and switching out plastic all together
***the truth about flouride in water
***and so much more

If you are looking for a comprehensive book that will give you some great ideas to have a healthy home and really open your eyes to the hidden dangers in your home, I highly recommend reading The Healthy Home by Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz. You will not be disappointed.

I give this book a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Healthy Home by Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz online through Amazon - it is also available through your favorite, local bookseller.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of FSB Media, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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