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The Pure Cure: A Complete Guide to Freeing Your Life From Dangerous Toxins

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The human race has invented nearly every toxin imaginable. In our food, there are chemicals that kill pests, make foods ripen faster and grow bigger, and lengthen shelf life. In our clothing, chemicals make fabrics soft, keep them from wrinkling, make them fire retardant and resistant to stains, and keep them from collecting static. In our kitchens and bathrooms, chemicals create suds, remove grease, stiffen our hair, make our skin feel smooth, stop us from perspiring, change our hair color, lengthen our lashes,...
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Overview


The human race has invented nearly every toxin imaginable. In our food, there are chemicals that kill pests, make foods ripen faster and grow bigger, and lengthen shelf life. In our clothing, chemicals make fabrics soft, keep them from wrinkling, make them fire retardant and resistant to stains, and keep them from collecting static. In our kitchens and bathrooms, chemicals create suds, remove grease, stiffen our hair, make our skin feel smooth, stop us from perspiring, change our hair color, lengthen our lashes, and make us smell good.

Unfortunately, many of these chemicals, designed to improve and simplify our lives, cause birth defects, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, attention deficit, early puberty, and developmental problems—to name a few.

The Pure Cure takes readers to a new level of awareness regarding the dangers of the toxins in everyday products and services. Taking a thorough and comprehensive approach, the book guides readers through every room in the house and beyond, identifying problematic toxins and a course of action for eliminating them. The author also points to surprising new areas of concern, makes suggestions for healthy solutions, and provides a lists of products and companies that can offer safer alternatives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593765002
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 716,124
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Sharyn Wynters is a naturopath with more than thirty years of experience in the wellness industry. Her commitment to helping people change their lives through health and nutrition came as the result of personal health challenges. Today she is internationally recognized for the regenerative program she developed, and is a popular motivational speaker at conferences and seminars.
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Table of Contents

Foreword xv

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Indoor Air Pollution 1

Environmental Tobacco Smoke 3

Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen, and Sulfur Dioxides 4

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 4

Biological Air Pollutants 11

Heavy Metals 14

Radon 17

Sick Building Syndrome 19

Humidifier Fever 20

Allergies 21

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity 21

Air-Cleaning Devices 22

Air Ionizers 26

Air Exchangers 28

Duct Cleaning 28

Vacuums 29

Essential Oils 30

Salt Lamps 31

Plants 32

Sources for Chapter 1 33

Chapter 2 What to Do About Water 34

Water Contaminants 36

Inorganic Contaminants 37

Heavy Metals 40

Fluoride 41

Nitrates and Nitrites 43

Hard Water Minerals 43

Organic Contaminants 44

Biological Contaminants 47

Municipal Water Disinfection and Treatment 48

Water Filtration/Purification Methods 54

Which Type of Filtration for You? 56

Pools and Hot Tubs 58

Minerals 59

Alkaline Water 60

Water Structure 61

Water Containers 61

Bottled Water 64

Water and Consciousness 65

Sources for Chapter 2 66

Chapter 3 Electromagnetic Smog 67

Our Electrical Connection with the Earth 68

Sources of Electromagnetic Pollution 69

Electro-Sensitivity 79

EM Protection Devices 80

Diet for Reducing Electromagnetic Effects. 81

Ionizing Radiation 82

Sources for Chapter 3 87

Chapter 4 What's Wrong With Our Food? 88

Organic?What Does It Mean? 89

Pesticides 90

Genetic Modification 93

Irradiated Food 95

Barcode Foods 97

Depleted Soils 97

Produce 98

Meat and Poultry 99

Fish 1 105

Eggs 107

What About Milk? 107

Soy: Processed versus Fermented 109

Food Preservatives 110

Sweeteners 113

Sweet Alternatives 117

Food Flavorings 120

Food Colorings 121

Food Additives 123

Oils and Fats 125

Raw Food 127

Food Supplementation 130

Food Labels?What Do They Mean? 131

Sources for Chapter 4 134

Chapter 5 In the Kitchen 135

Food Containers 135

Cookware 142

Cooking Methods 146

Food Preparation 149

Sources for Chapter 5 151

Chapter 6 Cleaning Agents 152

Surfactants 152

Solvents 153

Common Hazardous Ingredients in Cleaning Products 153

Safer Cleaning Agents 157

Disposal of Toxic Household Cleaners. 168

Sources for Chapter 6 169

Chapter 7 Personal Care Products 170

Common Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products 172

Choosing Personal Care Products 179

Dental Hygiene 179

Hand and Body Products 181

Eye Care 185

Sun Protection 187

Insect Repellants 188

Perfume 190

Hair Care 190

Cosmetics 195

Feminine Hygiene 196

Wrinkle Treatments 199

Sources for Chapter 7 201

Chapter 8 Baby Products 204

Baby Food 205

Personal Care Products for Baby 208

Diapers 211

Clothing 212

Baby Furniture 215

Toys 217

Car Seats 218

Sources for Chapter 8 220

Chapter 9 Clothing and Textiles 222

Synthetic Fabrics 222

Seminatural Fabrics 225

Natural Fabrics 226

Fabric Treatments 230

Undergarments 233

Bedding and Decor 235

Sources for Chapter 9 237

Chapter 10 Home Construction and Remodeling 238

Lumber 239

Insulation 241

Floor Coverings 242

Alternatives to Carpet, Vinyl, and Hardwood Flooring 245

Paint and Varnish 247

Wall Coverings 250

Lighting 251

Feng Shui 256

Sources for Chapter 10 257

Chapter 11 How Does Your Garden Grow? 260

Pesticides 261

Pesticide Alternatives 263

Lawns 268

Online Gardening Resources 268

Sources for Chapter 11 269

Chapter 12 Toxins in Your Teeth 270

Mercury Amalgam Fillings 270

Other Dental Filling Materials 276

Dental Ozone 276

Anesthetics 277

Root Canals 279

Dental Sealants 280

Teeth Whiteners 281

Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease 283

Sources for Chapter 12 286

Chapter 13 What About Vaccines? 287

Vaccine Ingredients 289

Children's Vaccines 292

Other Vaccines 303

Exemptions 306

Advice for Parents 308

Sources for Chapter 13 312

Chapter 14 Automotive Pollutants 313

Toxins "Inside" Your Car 314

Gasoline Pollutants 316

Biofuels 318

High-Tech Cars 320

Car Care and Maintenance 322

Sources for Chapter 14 324

Chapter 15 Toxins and Mans Best Friends 325

Pet Food 325

Fleas and Ticks 331

Worms and Other Parasites 334

Pets and Garden Pesticides 335

Vaccines 335

Sources for Chapter 15 337

Chapter 16 Toxic Thoughts and Emotions 338

Belief 339

Emotions 344

Thoughts 345

Depression 348

Healing Thoughts 349

Energetic Support 350

Sources for Chapter 16 352

Chapter 17 What About Schools? 354

Building Design 355

Air Quality 356

Electromagnetic Interference 358

Custodial Cleaning Supplies 359

Pesticides 359

Lighting 360

School Lunches 362

Playground Equipment 365

School Bus Fumes 366

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity 367

Sources for Chapter 17 372

Chapter 18 What to do When You Travel 374

Air Quality 374

Water Quality 378

Food 379

Electromagnetic Radiation 383

Jet Lag 384

Vaccinations 385

Sources for Chapter 18 386

Chapter 19 Detoxification 387

Nutrition 388

Water 390

Detoxification Pathways 390

Methods of Detoxification 394

Detoxification Support 402

Cautions with Detoxification: 408

Detoxification for Specific Problems 408

Sources for Chapter 19 413

Chapter 20 Conclusion and Call to Action 414

Endnotes 417

Index 449

About the Authors 481

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