Home Enlightenment: Practical, Earth-Friendly Advice for Creating a Nurturing, Healthy, and Toxin-Free Home

by Annie B. Bond (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist
Once relegated to the status of 1960s hippies, New Age journalists are just now
coming into their own--and being listened to. Credit Rodale Press, in part, for
generating the genuineness and trust that today pervade the words natural and
organic, among other adjectives and nouns. In fact, Bond (Better Basics for the
Home, 1999) covers the proverbial waterfront, with chapters devoted to fire,
earth, water, and air to healthy alternatives for indoor pesticides (try the
safe sugar ant hotel). Every page includes at least one clue or tip about
natural choices; in the dining-living-family room section, for instance, Bond
discusses pet care and the reduction of lead risks while taking a virtual tour
of this space. The biggest issue? How best to locate all of Bond's ideas,
recipes, recommendations, and techniques in a text layout that's alarmingly
placid and without enough differentiating call-outs? Speaking from the heart
(her central nervous system is permanently damaged because of pesticides), she
gives hundreds of reasons to start infiltrating a bit of health into our homes.

Book Description
A comprehensive guide to creating a toxin-free, environmentally friendly
home-with an eye toward bringing health and harmony to those living there and
those on the earth as a whole.Recent studies show that nearly one-third of
American adults, or 63 million consumers, care deeply about health and
environmental issues and the realization of human potential through a unity of
mind, body, and spirit. Appealing directly to the Lifestyles of Health and
Sustainability (LOHAS) market, this informative and practical guide helps
readers tend to their living spaces in ecologically sound ways that protect the
health and safety of their families and the world around them.From selecting
weekly produce to purchasing a water-filtration system, from using a steam
cleaner or non-toxic pest controls to adjusting the energy in a home with
crystals and aromatherapy, Home Enlightenment examines the environmental impact
of choices a consumer makes, and helps readers establish day-to-day practices
and a lifestyle that bring healing and natural spirituality into their homes.The
author, host of Annie's Healthy Living Network online, is one of the most
trusted names in the health and environmental awareness field. Twice poisoned by
chemicals as a young adult, Annie has become one of the champions of toxin-free
living.Here she shares her story of recovery, renewal, and transformation as a
guide for living in a healthier home environment.

Product Details

Hardcover: 600 pages
Publisher: Rodale Books (September 29, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1579548113



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