The Essential Green You!: Easy Ways to Detox Your Diet, Your Body, and Your Life (Green This! Series)

The Essential Green You!: Easy Ways to Detox Your Diet, Your Body, and Your Life (Green This! Series)

by Deirdre Imus


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The Essential Green You!: Easy Ways to Detox Your Diet, Your Body, and Your Life (Green This! Series) by Deirdre Imus

An essential guide to detoxifying your lifestyle and your body, inside and out, from expert and activist Deirdre Imus

In The Essential Green You!, the third volume in the New York Times bestselling Green This! series, Deirdre Imus shares tips on how to "green" the way you take care of yourself, whether with the food you eat or the clothes you wear, or the cosmetics, toiletries, and hair products you use every single day. Deirdre provides detailed, practical advice that includes:

- How to find everything from organic groceries to nontoxic personal care items

- Toxic ingredients to avoid in the products you use every day

- Where to find clothes that are both environment-friendly and fashionable

- Healthy alternatives to commonly used medications

- How to make better eating habits a priority and live more consciously

Living organically doesn't require a drastic overhaul and it doesn't have to be complicated or expensive — Deirdre Imus shows how easy and important it is for women to "buy green, eat green, and be green."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416541257
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Series: Green This! Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Deirdre Imus is the founder and president of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology(R), part of Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in New Jersey. She is also a cofounder and codirector of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, and the author of the bestselling book The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys.

Table of Contents

1 Take Charge of Your Health 1

Connecting the Dots 3

A Time for Precaution, Not Panic 5

2 Eating Green 8

A Story of Three Farms 10

A Clean Food Revolution 12

Activist Spotlight: Center for Science in the Public Interest 14

Beef and Dairy 15

Pork 21

Poultry and Eggs 23

Fish 26

Eco Shopping List 32

A Greener You 39

3 The Power of Produce 40

So Why Aren't We Eating Enough Plants? 42

Eat Your Veggies 101 44

Green Your Plate 47

Eating Green Guide 52

A Greener You 57

4 Out of the Box: Snacks and Processed Foods 60

The "Healthy Junk Food" Trap 62

Food Additives to Avoid 62

Green Your Snacks 71

Eco Shopping List 78

A Greener You 87

5 A Greener Clean: Personal-Care Products 89

Unknown Dangers 90

Taking a Toll 91

Get a Greener Clean 92

Activist Spotlight: The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics 93

Ingredients to Avoid 95

What to Buy 112

Eco Shopping List 114

Toxic Tampons? 126

Green Your Personal-Care Paper 128

A Greener You 129

6 Not So Pretty: Makeup 131

Activist Spotlight: Teens for Safe Cosmetics 134

Ingredients to Avoid 135

Eco Shopping List 145

Label Lingo 159

A Greener You 160

7 Green Your Style: Eco Fashion 162

Activist Spotlight: 1% for the Planet 164

Shopping 165

Wearing 170

Discarding 174

Eco Shopping List 177

A Greener You 185

8 Jagged Little Pills: Medication 187

Activist Spotlight: Earth Keepers and Superior Watershed Partnership 188

Lifecycle Phase 1: Biopharming 189

Lifecycle Phase 2: Drug Development 191

Lifecycle Phase 3: Unexpected Impacts 192

Spotlight On: Birth Control 193

Lifecycle Phase 4: Drug Disposal195

Lifecycle Phase 5: Antibiotic Resistance 202

Eco Shopping List 205

A Greener You 206

9 A New Kind of Medicine: Alternative Health 208

Vitamins and Supplements? 208

Eco Issue 1: Contamination 210

Eco Issue 2: The Great Synthetics Debate 213

Eco Issue 3: The FDA 217

Supplement Shopping List 219

Holistic Healthcare 225

A Greener You 229

10 Buy Green, Eat Green, Be Green 231

A Greener You Top Ten 232

Appendix 1 Favorite Vegan Recipes from the Imus Ranch 235

Appendix 2 Buying Green: A Web Resource Guide 246

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