i am not entirely sure what I thought this book was going to be about; perhaps it would be fair to say I fully expected it to be about people who bring you down, who are negative sorts, who blight your life and so on. There was a little about that but the rest of the book dealt with toxicity in every aspect of life.
The book is broken up into three sections and I have to warn you now, it is heavy going. All of the parts of this book really are grim reading, the cold hard facts that the author presents are quite scary to read – the information is there, in black and white, but it is up to you, the reader, how you choose to use that information. You can allow yourself to be swayed by the author’s findings, following her findings blindly, or you can look into these topics yourself and make your own mind up.
My advice to you is this: Research the topics discussed in this book and make your own mind up. I would also recommend discussing any health concerns with your own health practitioner before making any drastic changes to your diet. Common sense should be exercised if reading his book.
DO NOT just follow the author’s suggestions blindly.
ALWAYS seek medical advice before undertKing any of the suggestions.
I have to admit that there are some very good ideas and practices within this book. One in particular that stood out for me was attachment parenting. I parented in this style and can vouch for how effective it is. I like a lot of the ideas that the author puts forward in this book, but some feel too extreme for me. It is a well written, well researched and thought provoking book. It throws up a lot of interesting points about the toxicity levels of everyday items and how we are exposed to them.
There are a lot of good points made by the author and by the quotes that she uses. The author provides lots of links for you to look into for yourself, which I thought was fantastic.
This book is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but if you are interested in this kind of thing then I can recommend this book to you.