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:
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
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.