The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers

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In The Healthy Home, a father and son—Dr. Myron Wentz, well-known microbiologist and founder of the USANA Corporation, and Dave Wentz, CEO of the USANA Corporation—take readers on a tour of a specific home for a look at the surprising health risks posed by the everyday products and behaviors of a modern family. Beginning in the bedroom and ending in the garage and backyard, readers learn about the degenerative effects of toxins in the home and receive simple solutions to help ...

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Overview

In The Healthy Home, a father and son—Dr. Myron Wentz, well-known microbiologist and founder of the USANA Corporation, and Dave Wentz, CEO of the USANA Corporation—take readers on a tour of a specific home for a look at the surprising health risks posed by the everyday products and behaviors of a modern family. Beginning in the bedroom and ending in the garage and backyard, readers learn about the degenerative effects of toxins in the home and receive simple solutions to help minimize exposure without foregoing convenience.

The Healthy Home is not a comprehensive tome on modern health hazards; nor is it a treatise on eco-conscious living. Instead, the book focuses on the most important environment—the home—and the problems that can most easily be lessened or eliminated. Busy parents who suspect that they should be doing more to protect their family but don't know where to start will learn about practical changes they can make in the next fifteen minutes, fifteen days, or fifteen months to create a haven for healthier living.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Dave and Dr. Wentz have conspired to create an innovative and imaginative approach to living simply. As a physician, I would offer one bit of advice: heed the constructs, sentiments, and words written in this book. We cannot wait for the scientific method to verify the claims made. As individuals we must act now! We should follow our intuition and adhere to The Healthy Home.”
—Peter W. Rugg, M.D., FACEP

The Healthy Home is an amazing revelation of the ‘truths’ on everyday products that parents use for their children. This book will empower parents to take measures to protect their children from toxins that may threaten the health of our future generations.”
—Christine Wood, M.D., pediatrician and author of How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It

“I have met few individuals more generous, more approachable, and more caring than Dr. Wentz. He believes in true health and is seeking to discover its secrets with a passion that is as spiritual as it is scientific. In this brilliant collaboration with his son, Dave, we are able to witness the passage and expansion of simple truths from generation to generation.”
—Denis Waitley, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Psychology of Winning

The Healthy Home is simply brilliant! This will totally alter the way you look at the home you live in. If you want to protect the health of your family, you simply must read this book.”
—Robert G. Allen, New York Times bestselling author

The Healthy Home is full of practical and accessible health advice that will help you get a good night’s sleep, choose the right household cleaners, and figure out what products to avoid.”
—Christiane Northrup, M.D.,  New York Times bestselling author

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593156558
  • Publisher: Vanguard Press
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 535,144
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Wentz received a bachelor's degree in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He joined USANA in the summer of 1992 prior to the formal organization of the company. At that time, Dave worked to develop the company "look," establish product formulas, and prepare the company for its debut. He has subsequently served in a myriad of managerial positions, including Vice President of Strategic Development, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, and President.
As USANA's current chief executive officer, Dave directs and maintains the vision and integrity of USANA as it continues to grow. He manages the company’s executive team, works closely with the board of directors, and oversees the corporate governance required of a publicly traded company.

Additionally, Dave is an active member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), where he has served in a variety of roles, including Chairman of the Direct Selling Education Foundation and Chairman of the DSA board.

Dr. Myron Wentz, internationally recognized microbiologist, immunologist, and pioneer in the development of human cell culture technology and infectious disease diagnoses, holds a bachelor's degree in biology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, a master's degree in microbiology from the University of North Dakota, and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Wentz launched Gull Laboratories as a one-man operation in 1974. By June of 1977, several of his viral diagnostic assays were FDA-approved and ready for marketing to hospitals and clinical laboratories. He developed the first commercially available test for diagnosing infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. Dr. Wentz sold his controlling interests in Gull Laboratories in 1992 and founded USANA Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art manufacturer of nutritional supplements, foods, and personal-care products. Dr. Wentz first and foremost considers himself to be a scientist, not a businessman. Nonetheless, Dr. Wentz' business acumen has been recognized through a presidential appointment as an advisor to the Small Business Administration and as a 2003 recipient of the Utah Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

In addition to Gull Laboratories and USANA Health Sciences, Dr. Wentz created Sanoviv Medical Institute, a holistic medical facility with full hospital accreditation located in Baja California. 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 to serve children in those countries 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. In 2007 Dr. Wentz was honored with the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences.

USANA Health Sciences is one of America and the World’s leading companies in the field of health and nutrition, doing over $450,000,000 dollars worth of sales each year. USANA helps improve the lives of thousands of people around the world in two ways:

• Superior product lines that customers can always trust
• Innovative network marketing program that offers a fair and balanced compensation plan for both the average and ambitious USANA Associate

The Mission of USANA is to develop and provide the highest quality, science-based health products, distributed internationally through network marketing, creating a rewarding financial opportunity for our independent Associates, shareholders, and employees.

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Poor nook copy

    Don't download the Nook version -you will not be able to read it! I'm half way through and so far, most of the content is just preachy, doesn't offer many details,or much new information from what is already out there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    Must Read - easy fixes to hidden dangers!

    I feel so much safer in my home since reading this book and heeding its advice! We are subjected to so many things in the environment - it is nice to know there are things - simple changes that I could make to lessen that load to my system!

    I am so thankful for the information and sleep better at night! I am sharing this with everyone I know and love! :D
    Love, JOY & Peace,
    Kristy

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