Make Your Home a Healthier Place for Everyone Who Lives There
by Daniella Chace
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Pub Date 31 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2023
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC
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The ultimate non-toxic cleaning & home-keeping handbook for creating a healthier, safer home. In other hands, the information in this book could been overwhelming and impractical, but Danielle Chance's organized and educational approach makes creating a healthy living space attainable. This book guides the reader step-by-step, room-by-room, with helpful lists and graphics that provide a methodical action plan, More than a how-to-book, this is a how-and-why-to book that connects our home environment to our health, with detailed instruction and gentle encouragement.
Did you know that we are exposed to more toxins inside than we are outside? Daniella Chance, a toxicology clinician, states that while tracking down the triggers of disease, she’s found that most of them are inside our own homes. Toxins are everywhere. It’s in our clothes, toys, pots, pans, skincare, perfumes, and more. There are more than 30 toxins present in common household products, isn’t that crazy?! Chance has helped many of her clients successfully identify toxins and remove them from their homes. She states that they have each noticed huge improvements in their health and symptoms afterwards.
The Home Detox Method offers a room-by-room guide for healthy, natural, and cost-effective replacements for toxic products in our household. Along with this, Chance also provides natural recipes for creating your own non-toxic cleaning products. What I love about these alternatives is that they’re all eco-friendly and sustainable options. Besides the helpful information, I appreciated the beautiful visuals in this book. They serve as inspiration to create a safe and healthy home that’s good for us and for the planet. Thank you to NetGalley and Storey Publishing for this advanced reading copy (eARC) in exchange for my honest review.
I loved, loved, loved Home Detox by Daniella Chace. Frist of all it's such a needed book. We all need to make more conscious choices than we truly do and when we bring things into our home, our sanctuary what we do bring is vitally important to our health. We just truly need to realize that. My doctor told me a long time ago when my endocrine system blew out and she examined everything she told me she does not even have a gas stove in her home because of health. Also, memory foam or any foam on her bed especially because our faces are against that chemically-laden man-made product hours a day. It made me exam everything and she gave me a pamphlet to read about what is the most toxic and where to start. First, were the pillows, mattress, bedroom then kitchen. What I love about Danella's book is the format is let's talk about every room in our houses and she gives a chapter to each room. What are usually the most toxic culprits and what can they be replaced with.
The first chapter, Our Home and Our Health, then The Home Detox Method, Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Living Room, Laundry, Kids Rooms, Home Office, Yard and Garden and Garage and Basement. Then Lab Tests and Home Test Kits for Toxins and further reading. This book is well done, could not be more user-friendly than it already is and wonderful, beautiful, useful photos.
I try to live in this way but Daniella made me dig deeper and get a wonderful grip on where I could improve further. Such as she educated me about EMF's and I got the meter she suggested. She addresses the memory foam problem and obesogens. We had our water tested before this book and have always had a Reverse Osmosis System. Glad we've had one as we had our water tested and have a well and live in an ag community and our water was off the charts with nitrates from fetilizers around our area, even though we do not as an organic farm. Anyway, we are now order the kit for home air tests. The kit for testing your plates. It's time to be conscious about what we bring into our home and release there are off gasses. Also, some of us are more effected by toxins than others but we do have to be mindful. Excellent book, beyond excellent.
I would like to thank NetGalley, the publisher Storey Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Home Detox by Daniella Chace.
What a magnificent read about all the toxins we use and have at home, and the alternatives. I am already leaving a fairly toxin free life, so most of this was not news to me, but I learned a couple of new tricks. However, I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in this subject, but might not yet have adopted a toxin-free life. I like the layout, pictures, and the great structure of the book!
Wow, this was very insightful. I loved how they explained step by step EVERY area of your house and how to achieve a good detox cleanse in those areas. I also enjoyed that they have recipes for chemical free cleaning agents. Plus, the added bonuses of eco-friendly ways to detoxify your home like what brooms/dust pans and even brushes are better for you and the environment. This was REALLY helpful as I'm on the journey to become more sustainable and eco-friendly. I truly appreciated the tips and in depth explanations in this book!
I was given this book by NetGalley and the publishers to read and review. All statements above are my own opinion after fully reading this book.
This is such a thorough guide. I love the list of ingredients (and abbreviations) to watch for, in addition to the different manufacturers. I also love the suggested products and recipes to make my own cleaning products. I highly recommend this book.
An informative, totally transfixing, and thoroughly researched book.
For someone like myself who suffers from a very debilitating illness, every little non-toxic addition to, and toxic subtraction from, my home helps. You will be shocked at the amount of harmful chemicals in your living, eating and sleeping areas. Even if you have read other books of this ilk and you think you have a good awareness of the subject, trust me, you'll learn one or even a couple of dozen new tips in this work.
Daniella Chace's day job is to help others with removing toxins from their house, thus making significant improvements in their health. The book is structured on a room-to-room basis, so whichever place you wish to start with, it's all laid out for you. If you don't understand what the initials mean on your current household cleaners, there's a handy listing for you to follow. The fact that the author provides a whole list of non-toxic and chemical-free alternatives, including homemade cleaners, make this book worth its weight in gold. An excellent piece of non-fiction.
I chose to read an ARC copy of this work, which I then voluntarily and honestly reviewed. All opinions are my own. My thanks to NetGalley, the publishers, and the author.
This is a gorgeous book! Seriously, it just looks clean. When I was scrolling through the pages, it reminded me of how good organic feels.
There are a lot of household basics in here so it would be a great gift for someone new to an organic or "back to the earth" lifestyle. I would appreciate it just as a reference tool. I am sure the hardcopy would also be a beautiful addition to a home library.
What I especially liked were the recipes. There are even recipes for making your own deodorant, toothpaste, and mouth rinse. Sometimes the homemade products don't end up costing substantially less, but you don't have 50 weird chemicals swishing around in your mouth either. One of the keys tonatural living is being in unison with your body and its chemical balance.
There are also some fun facts. I had not even considered that Castille soap originated from that region in Spain. I just figured it was a certain "type" of soap-like bar soap or had special ingredients in it. In our fast-paced culture, it is not difficult to go into "auto-mode" and not even think about the products or food we buy.
Home Detox is a beautiful reminder to slow-down, look around, and remember that you are a product of your environment.
I teally enjoyed how actionable this book was. There were convenient lists of ingredients to avoid, where in the house they can be found, and what you can use as a replacement. I think this is a great book for anyone looking for how to have a more chemical free home.
I picked up this book because of the cover and the idea that it would be possible to improve the quality of the environment of my home. A recent news story I read stated plastic particles were being found in human blood samples making me more aware of the issue. [Plastic bits in my blood!!]
What I got was lucid writing in a very attractive format with lots of white space and beautiful photos. The information was laid out in a way that allowed me to understand the need for detoxing my house [Chapter 1], what to buy or make to detox my home [Chapter 2], and THEN how to detox room by room, step by step, one chapter for each room. At the beginning of each of those chapters was a Toxic Ten list beside a photo of that room pointing out each toxic item in there. [Spoiler alert – air fresheners, incense, dryer sheets, memory foam, and aluminum are really bad.]
As I read the first chapter about detoxing, I thought of three women with whom I want to share this book. One is a mother of a toddler who is highly allergic to corn – like Epi pens and hospital trips allergic. Corn products are used everywhere. The next is a 41 year old woman who was diagnosed with secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon as a teenager. She also has to be very careful about what she is exposed to. And finally my next-door neighbor, a 30-something with two little girls under 5. In the summer of 2020 she got COVID-19 and after her stay in the hospital and her quarantine at home, the next week she had a heart attack. Since the heart attack, she returned to the hospital with double pneumonia. She went from being an active, vibrant mother of two very young children to a semi-invalid in a few months. All three of these women need to keep toxins away from their families and themselves. But how do you do that? The Home Detox Method gives people a system in an easy-to-comprehend format.
And if you need more, the last part of the book has an easy-to-read list of the chemical names and properties of the toxins that make up so many items in our houses, a list of resources based in the US, and a well-organized chapter by chapter reference list which is very easy to access.
After finishing the book, I stood in front of my open refrig and realized everything in it was wrapped or packaged in plastic except for 2 bottles of salsa, 3 jars of jam and some fruit. So, I have a long way to go. But I did make a start. I threw out that open box of dryer sheets and my old plastic cutting board. I didn’t buy the air freshener and liquid laundry detergent on my shopping list. I bought wool dryer balls, a bamboo cutting board, eco-friendly power laundry detergent, and a spider plant for my living room. Step by step, I will continue to use the Home Detox Method to make the environment I live in safer for me.
I've been searching for a book to increase my insight into safe, healthy detoxing. I'm working to reset my system and found this book to be helpful. If you're looking for knowledge to help reset your system and learn safe, effective ways to detox, this book is for you!
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and it was definitely more than what I had expected. I really enjoyed learning about the different toxins that are in everyday products. Not only did this book teach you what's in most common products, but this book gives amazing suggestions that are probably cheaper and obviously are cleaner to use in your household. I think this is such a great book and the cleaner suggested recipes are very easy to create with ingredients everyone probably has in their home.
The Home Detox Method Daniella Chace, MS, CN
The most disturbing horror story I’ve ever read. Toxins, moulds, disturbing chemicals from the industry that no one talks about, From anything from seemingly innocent joss sticks & candles, perfume and makeup, dishwasher tablets, washing machine liquid, leave on body products & car fresheners and on and on. It seems that suspicious or toxic ingredients fill every cupboard, in every room in every home from the basement to the nursery.
Everyone’s health is at risk from contaminates our ancestors never had, or could ever imagine. From cancers, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, to lung disorders, mental health issues, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, all inflammation disorders and on and on. Daniella examines the seemingly innocent chemicals sitting in our bathrooms, kitchens & garden sheds. No one has unravelled these secrets before in one book. Daniella has simple and professional solutions and shares her secrets freely.
Simple easy ways to improve day to day living room by room. The author takes on detoxing room by room in your home by providing case studies that are not just helpful in providing recommendation to resolve issues but are written in ways that may help you recognize problems in your own home. The simple/clean recipes and product swaps are good way to start making your home healthier for all your family members including your pets.
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