Recommended Reading

There's Lead in Your Lipstick

Gillian Deacon

By the time she heads out the front door, the modern woman has spritzed, sudsed, and slathered herself in more than 127 different chemicals, many of them more toxic than beautifying.
So how can you look and feel great while safeguarding your health? Get smart and go green from head to toe with the help of eco-expert Gillian Deacon.

 

Ecological Intelligence

Daniel Goleman

Buying green can be tricky. There are a lot of products that are marketed as natural or environmentally friendly, but when you examine the lifecycle of these products you discover that they create a larger footprint than their ‘non-green’ counterparts. Consumers are advised to dig deeper into a products effect on the environment, the body, and the working conditions under which it is produced. This book is an eye-opener into the environmental impact of a product and offers ideas on how to uncover the lifecycle of a product.

 

Master Your Metabolism

Jillian Michaels

Written by celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels (of The Biggest Loser fame), this book details the harshest of chemical pollutants that have been linked to endocrine disruption and hormone imbalance. She offers several suggestions on how you can rid your home environment, your diet, and your personal care routine to help decrease your exposure to toxic chemicals. She also offers proof of the link between toxins and obesity and outlines a diet plan to lose weight and minimize pollutants.

 

Ecoholic - Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products, and Services in Canada

Adria Vasil

Lauded by David Suzuki for ‘people who want to do something to lighten their impact on the planet. The small steps cost us little in the way of effort, money or time, but the cumulative effects can be enormous’. This book offers ideas on everything from making your own toothpaste to lists of the greenest products and services for your home.