Your Body’s Environmental Chemical Burden: A Resource Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Toxins by Cindy Klement

 

 

The title of this book caught my attention as a health conscious, environmental aware mother and grandmother.

Reading the preface I discovered that its content, and publishing was as a result of the author attending a lecture in the fall of 2013, where the presenter used the term ‘body burden.’ This choice of phrase piqued her interest and being a professor, with good access to the university online library she discovered that the body’s environmental chemical burden was something she needed to know more about.

Considering herself a ‘healthy and health conscious eater having been virtually organic since the late 1970’s, in March 2014 she asked her friend and personal physician Dr. Lev (Ed) Linker to run a toxicant profile on her. The results of these tests both surprised and horrified her. Determined to discover more she read countless studies and her findings made her increasingly concerned for the health of future generations, as a result of worldwide environmental chemical contamination.

As I read on, I discovered at the turn of every page interesting and quite frankly extremely worrying facts about the chemical contaminants found in our food, products, and environment. This chemical exposure is present quite simply every moment of our being, dare I say it, even before we are born. What’s more, despite all the ‘agencies’ and ‘labelling’ in place to ‘protect’ us, many of these chemicals simply don’t have to be declared.

This book is very well structured. The information within is easily assimilated by non-academic readers,  and it is presented in such a way that they are not only given thorough information about the chemical contaminants the author features in the book, but also much more, by highlighting pertinent subjects under subheadings such as human exposure, dietary exposure, and occupational exposure. Throughout, warnings are given on occupations and where exposure to contaminants can be excessive. Throughout the book there is advice on how we can empower ourselves, and the author suggests other resources if the reader wishes to pursue a particular subject in more detail. At the back of the book there is a comprehensive Appendix and Glossary.

I found this book extremely interesting and one which I strongly feel should be read by all. Our environment, how we live and what we put in our bodies is in our control. In this modern world well researched and factual reference books like this should be read, and available on the bookshelf of every home.

About the Author: 

Since the late 1970s, Cindy has shared her expertise with thousands of people working as a nutritionist, health educator and herbalist. Cindy is a board-certified nutritionist and a certified Master Health Educator by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Eastern Michigan University teaching the graduate-level course, Functional and Integrative Medicine. A long-time health program writer and presenter, Cindy is a sought-after speaker and author.

About the Book:

We live in a Tox-Sick World.
The chemicals you are being exposed to on a daily basis are slowly shortening your life span and wreaking havoc on your body.They are literally everywhere – furniture, cleaning supplies, make-up, Teflon pans, plastic bottles, storage containers, fuel exhaust, solvents, paints, detergents, photocopiers, fax machines, laser printers, computers, fragrances, dryer sheets, cigarettes, adhesives, moth balls, nail polish, hair dyes, marking pens, art supplies, charcoal fluid, microwaves, disposable cups and plates, Styrofoam, vehicle exhaust, magazines, toothpaste, food, candles, incense, building and renovation materials,  and so much more.

The pervasive effects of environment chemicals and the consequences on your health are serious.

This book gives you the tools, resources and education you need to eliminate toxins from your body and teaches you how to minimize your exposure to these chemicals and toxins.

Scientists found an average of 287 chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborns including pesticides, flame retardants, consumer product ingredients, and industrial pollutants. And that’s just the beginning. Exposure to contaminants continues thereafter on a daily basis creating a “body burden” or, simply put, an accumulated slurry of chemicals stored in our bodies.

The author, Cindy Klement, has a Master’s degree in Nutrition, is a credentialed Master Health Educator, an Adjunct Professor at a Michigan university, and has been in private practice in functional and integrative health since 1983.  In the six years it took to research chemical contaminants she accumulated over 1,500 studies on the topic of the body’s environmental chemical burden. The information was so powerful she decided it needed to be shared with the public, and has published this book.

In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that 13% of disease is attributed to the environment from cardiovascular disease, neuropsychiatric disorders, and cancer.  Exposure to environmental chemicals is rarely even mentioned in initiatives to combat chronic diseases.

Unfortunately, chemicals are here to stay and we have to learn to co-exist with them.  We can’t avoid every one of them, but we can use the tools and resources at our disposal to reduce our exposure.  We can also detoxify the body as best we can with what we know now.

Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this groundbreaking book:

  • The Most Common Chemical Contaminants In Our Environment, Where They Are Stored, What They Are Used For and How We Get Exposed.
  • The Effects Of Chemical Contaminants On Our Health.
  • Banned But Persistent Pesticides.
  • Chemicals Used In Plastics Manufacturing.
  • A Checklist On How To Empower Yourself with Action Steps To Avoid Chemical Contaminants And Toxic Exposure.
  • Why All Children Are Born With A Toxic Load and How To Minimize It.
  • High Risk Occupations For Chemical Exposure.
  • Personal Care Products You Should Avoid.
  • A Step-By-Step Arsenal Of Tips To Reinforce Your Protection Against Contaminants.
  • The Detoxification Process And Programs.
  • And So Much More
This book is “The go-to toxin reference for the 21st century – something every home should have!” – Dr. Deanna Minich, 4x best-selling author.

If you’re ready to arm yourself against chemical contaminants and take your health in your own hands, hit the BUY NOW button and let’s take this journey together.

Available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Your-Bodys-Environmental-Chemical-Burden/dp/1732704961/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_pdt_img_top?ie=UTF8

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The Amazon Rainforest Adventure: Inform children about how important our Rainforest is (Picture book) (The Rescue Elves Book 2) by Monty J. McClaine

 

A wonderful story bringing the plight of the Amazon Rainforest and its inhabitants to the attention of children.

As a family we are very conscious of the world around us, the environment, recycling, and animal welfare. Awareness is so much easier to teach when children are young, and so when after reading The Plastic Pollution Adventure (Picture Book) (The Rescue Elves Book 1) I discovered that there was a second book in the series The Amazon Rainforest Adventure I just had to get it to read to my little granddaughter. This was not just because it has magical elves in it, but also because the deforestation of the Amazon rainforests has such an incredible impact on our planet and its ecosystems.

For those who don’t know, The Rescue Elves, or relves, are the special elves who look after Santa’s sleigh. It is their job to ensure that if there are any problems with it, they know what to do, and if necessary can rescue Santa, and save the day. However to do this they must stay in tip top condition throughout the year, and be ready to deal with any situation in any place on the earth. Therefore Mrs. Claus sends them on special missions to test their skills, and ensure they can deal with any situation, and these missions are the topics for this series of children’s books.

Holly, Charlie, Jack and Sparkle, are the names of the elves, and they are so excited, they love exploring and visiting beautiful places. In this adventure Mrs Claus has sent them to the beautiful Amazon Rainforest.

Before they go, the elves already know how important the rainforest is to the health of our planet and all the creatures who live on it, and why it is called the “lungs of the earth.” They also know how wet it is, the clue, well it is a ‘Rainforest,’ and so they are suitably dressed. However, when they arrive they are dismayed not to hear the animal and bird sounds they are expecting, but screaming!

Who could be screaming, and why? Well, the reason is revealed when they come across a very unhappy Monkey King who has his foot trapped. When the relves discover what it is under, and how it happened, they set about helping the monkeys to free him. However, when they find out from the monkeys how much of the beautiful forest has been cut down by humans, and the damage it causes, they are very sad. At the back of the book there is a list of a variety of websites which can provide more information.

I thoroughly recommend this compelling story which is beautifully illustrated. It is a wonderful instrument to open up discussions with children about the importance of trees, why they are cut down, and what they are used for. The author very cleverly bringing environmental awareness gently to their attention at an age when they are very receptive to ideas and good habits are easily formed.

About the Author:

Proud winner of the 7th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards (2018) in the “Environment” category for The Rescue Elves – The Plastic Pollution Adventure.

Proud winner of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the “Holiday” category for Super Speed Sam – Santa’s Rescue Dog.

I feel that some of the natural interactions between family and friends are gradually eroding, if not already completely worn away for some. And I was reminded of a C.S.Lewis quotation –

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

It also feels like the simple joy of laughing or crying among family and friends is being replaced by beeps, bops and demands to ‘add new features’ or ‘why doesn’t this work?’ or ‘who’s hogging the Wi-Fi?’.

So I set out to create a fun and exciting series of children’s short stories, with lots of adventure and splashes of humor, all paced to hold children’s attention whether reading or listening… at least that’s my hope!

Stories that will delight both boys and girls, the young and old, and, of course, moms and dads! Tales that allow a return to simpler values, kid-like imagination for both children and adults and, I sincerely hope, bring families closer together.

Author’s Website: http://relves.com/

About the Book:

“Eoww!” Sparkle, Holly, Jack and Charlie heard the most horrible yell come from deep in the amazon rainforest. All four of the Relves, otherwise known as The Rescue Elves, stopped in their tracks and ran to see what made that gut-wrenching sound!

The next thing they knew, a swarm of angry looking monkeys raced towards them, chittering and chattering loudly. Terrified but ready to protect themselves, the Relves were shocked when one monkey slowed to say the Monkey King was caught underneath Santa’s sleigh, which the rescue elves used for, well, rescuing practice.

As always Sparke does her part as a fast-thinking, passionate leader, Jack as the lovable, slightly round and clumsy one, Holly as the calm, cool, arty one and Charlie as the up-and-coming son of Father Time and Mother Earth. Together the four elves usually work as a well-oiled machine, but will this time be different? Will they be able to save the injured Monkey King in time?

The Amazon Rainforest Adventure is available from Amazon in Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Rainforest-Adventure-children-important-ebook/dp/B07KM2NJ3Y/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543399261&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=the+amazon+rainforest+adventure+by+monty+j+mcclain

The Adventures of Anuk: The First Leap by Suzanne Mondoux

 

The fantastic adventures of Anuk and her friends.

As this amazing adventure story opens we are with Anuk, it is her sixteenth birthday and her life is about to change forever!

Adopted by Julea and Lucca, who are mammal beings, Anuk has had a wonderfully happy childhood, at the hostelry they run. However, on this, her birthday, she has been given a book of poems, and told that she must leave behind everything she holds dear, and follow her destiny back to her homeland the island of Roese.

You see Anuk is an Assisi Human, a very special being, half animal half human. What’s more, Assisi Humans have a very important responsibility, and this is to keep the harmony between the humans and the other beings.

As well as the book of poems, she also has around her neck two medallions with magical powers, there for her protection. The journey is a very scary prospects for one so young, however Anuk decides that she could be a protector, and so she takes up the mantle and her adventure begins.

Accompanying Anuk is Aye, a primate being, and two other beings, an owl called EagleOwl, and a golden brown furry animal being called Kinkajou.

From the beginning their path is hazardous, across fetid swamps, ruins, desolate areas and seas. Even in the beautiful partems (or lands) there are hidden dangers, however they are resolute in their determination to travel the dangerous route to Gibo, and then onwards to Roese Island.

Had they realised that perils they were to face, or the strange beings they would encounter, I am not sure they would have been brave enough to stay the course. However, they didn’t know that they were going to meet fairies, mermaids and many other creatures from myths, legends, and the author’s incredible imagination. Neither did they realise that they would be imprisoned by evil people, tested and deceived, or ride on a dragon’s back for that matter!

To go with them on this amazing adventure, discover if they did reach Roese Island, and what the future held for Anuk and her friends, you will have to read this wonderful book. I guarantee you, you will not be disappointed. Throughout it I was reminded very much of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, a classic and a childhood favourite of mine.

The author has woven two very clear messages into this story, the first reminding the reader of the devastation the human race has reeked on the earth, and the second is the strong message of the importance of kindness, acceptance of others unlike yourself, and living in harmony. After all there is a place for everyone, and thing, on this wonderful planet.

Young or old, anyone who loves to be transported into a magical world, where anything is possible and incredible creatures exist will love this book!

 

About the Author:

Suzanne Mondoux: A Nature’s Voice

Explorer, Environmental Professional, Author, Screenwriter, Playwright and Actor

French Canadian-born Suzanne Mondoux brings a unique and powerful skill set to the strenuous pursuit of shielding wildlife and the environment from ruthless forces.

Armed with various degrees including an MSc in Environment and Management, a Technical Degree in Renewable Resources – Fish, Wildlife and Recreation, Suzanne’s mission is clear; “I am passionate about the well-being of animals.” Author Mondoux ‘pays the bills’ as an environmentally-conscious mining manager. Her fascinating work in Mauritania, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, and Guinea included bonding with elephants and long tailed forest monkeys. Suzanne’s profound African connection inspired authorship. “I wrote my first book ‘How I Became a Dragon’, when I was in the Congo, and I chose the title because the tusks of elephants that are poached and killed for the ivory, mostly end up in China, where the heavy symbolism of the dragon is so prevalent in the Chinese culture.”

Mondoux’s 2015 destination is Yellowknife, land of the midnight sun. Here, just south of the Arctic, Suzanne Mondoux will write her third novel.

Her second novel ‘Tragedy of the Moth’ will soon be published.

Author’s Website:  https://suzannemondoux.wordpress.com/ 

About the Book: 

The Adventures of Anuk is an ecological story of an Assisi Human on a quest to save the world.

The First Leap – Despite her curious appearance as an Assisi Human, Anuk had a normal childhood and was happy living with her adopted parents in a faraway land where three suns pass in the sky overhead. She loved collecting yamagoos berries in the fields and helping her mother run the kitchen at their Inn. Then, on her sixteenth birthday, Anuk receives a summons by the messenger Aye who says it is time to return to faraway Roese Island. Though reluctant to leave her home and family, Anuk is assured by her parents that they always knew the time would come when she must leave and fulfill her destiny as an Assisi.

Two oddly unfamiliar looking non-human Beings, EagleOwl and Kinkajou arrive to escort Aye and Anuk, because the journey ahead will be arduous and fraught with danger. They will have to cross a great sea and pass through many partems, as the lands are called there. Some of these are barren regions of devastation and waste. Others are lush paradises that are not quite as they seem, for their spectacular beauty conceals lethal secrets. Anuk realizes that, even if she should survive these hazards, she has no idea what awaits her at the end of the journey.

When young Anuk embarks on this enthralling adventure, she discovers the world beyond her parents’ inn is far more fantastic and dangerous than she could have imagined.

Available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Anuk-First-Leap/dp/1772161195/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1523964581&sr=8-1

and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Anuk-First-Leap-ebook/dp/B07B9XTCFC/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1523964581&sr=8-1