Wow. This book for starters is HUGE! 827 pages so you know its going to contain a lot of information. I initially thought it was a book just on toxic chemicals and what they are doing to peoples health, but I quickly realised its really a 'whole life guide'.
This is not just about getting toxins out of your life, but realising that there is a huge concern in society today with 'bad' parenting, that is creating unhappy and 'toxic' adults who spend their lives being really unhappy and just not living the life they are meant to.
We all know that children are suffering today and I do think the author is onto something that if they were brought up in a much more stable and healthier environment, then we would have much happier kids in society. This book contains health advice on so many subjects! Theres sections on food, water, detoxing, chemicals in our skin and body care, the chemicals in our homes, and thats just part 1.
The second part of the book is all about happiness and why so many people end up on antidepressants. The author shows the proof that they quite often make people worse, not better and can actually be downright dangerous. There's a big section on medication for kids and how they are being over used and causing a lot of harm too. I can imagine Big Pharma won't like this book one bit as the author really goes to town on highlighting all of the horrible things going on in the world today. I am really inspired by this book, its a bit scary at times, realising how toxic we all now are, but I know have a lot of knowledge as to what I can try and do about it.
The parenting section (part 3) is enormous too and Anna talks about breastfeeding, attachment parenting, vaccinations, natural supplements, children's food, children's skincare, their schooling, their creativity, self esteem and so much more.
Part 4 is a interesting section on environmental things like water, waste, and even has some recipes for inexpensive beauty products as well as recipes for cleaning products. There's also some inspiring info on growing your own food, even in small confined spaces.
This is a huge book but full of so much attention, advice, and I love the authors style, its very chatty, down to earth and non preachy. The book is full of references too and a wonderful section to go and do more research from.
There is a few spelling and grammar mistakes in the book which might annoy some people but it is 800+ pages!
As cheesy as this sounds, if everyone read this book the world really would be a much better, different place!show more