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Toxic Overload: A Doctor's Plan for Combating the Illnesses Caused by Chemicals

by Paula Baillie-Hamilton (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
The miracles of chemistry once seemed like they might be society's salvation,
but now, says doctor Baillie-Hamilton, toxic chemicals pollute every aspect of
our lives-including our food, water, clothing, homes, workplaces and medicines.
An environmental health specialist at Stirling University in Scotland,
Baillie-Hamilton details how toxins may be linked to dozens of serious health
problems, including immune system diseases, neurological disorders, digestive
disorders, hormonal imbalances, cardio-vascular diseases, cancer,
hyper-sensitivity, obesity, musculoskeletal disorders and childhood health
problems. (A chapter is devoted to each.) "These chemicals are simply not going
to go away," Baillie-Hamilton writes, "so we need to adapt to this polluted
world if we are to survive." She sounds many alarms, noting, for example, that
the World Resources Institute reports "pesticides are a likely cause of immune
suppression for millions of people throughout the world" and that 25% of the
chemicals in the environment are neurotoxins linked to increased incidence of
brain disease. Acknowledging that we cannot eliminate most toxins, the author
recommends three steps-a detoxifying supplement program, a seven-day "Desludge
Diet" to cleanse the system and a thorough detoxing of the home-and provides
specific instructions for each. If only half of what Baillie-Hamilton claims is
true, then it's time for more work, studies, answers and action.

Product Description
Don't let everyday chemicals destroy your health.
Environmental health specialist Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton explains how
chemicals in pesticides, plastics, cosmetics, cleaning solvents, and many other
common products build up to toxic levels in our bodies and break down our
natural defenses against disease. Toxic Overload reveals the scientific evidence
that links chemicals to a host of chronic illnesses and offers a three-step
program to combat this toxic poisoning, including:

- a 7-Day De-Sludge Diet that shows you which foods will reduce your intake of
dangerous toxins
- a body-cleansing supplement program to strengthen immunity and reverse the
damaging effects of toxic chemicals
- home detoxification tips that reveal where dangerous toxins lurk in the home
and how to implement chemical-free products into your life

Product Details

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Avery (May 19, 2005)
ISBN-10: 1583332251



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