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Years ago someone came up with the phrase “Better Living Through Chemistry.” Advances in science which brought us plastics and ways to extend the shelf-life of foods seemed to be a wonderful thing. However, it is becoming more clear as time goes by that some of those ‘advances’ are really setting us back when looking at the health of our world and its occupants.
I am a firm believer that once you have seen the truth it is hard to unsee it. Sure, you can enter into denial and hope for the best. But, that is NOT the way my brain or heart works. Once I see it, I have to make changes!
Sharing more about those truths along with easy ways to make changes in your life is exactly what Leah Segedie is doing in her new book, Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier (All Without driving Your Family Crazy!) I am fortunate to know Leah through my attendance at Shiftcon in New Orleans (2016) as a volunteer and then working with her as the Volunteer Coordinator at Shiftcon in Irvine this past February (2018.)
All About Green Enough
While Leah is passionate about making changes in our homes as well as in the world, she also recognizes that for many people change needs to be slow and steady. Not everyone is ready to go through their home and toss out all the things that are not the best for your family and the world. And, for those of us working on tight budgets, it might be inadvisable to embrace it all at once.
In her introduction, Leah shares a bit of her own journey to a greener lifestyle. She wasn’t always found picking up organic produce at the store or shunning fast food restaurants! She also isn’t a scientist from the lab. Rather, she is a communications professional with a great knack for making the science more approachable for the layperson. (Even those of us with multiple science degrees appreciate this!)
After becoming a parent, Leah Segedie decided to investigate what, exactly, was in the food and household products she was buying. It turns out that many of them were filled with dangerous chemicals and toxins that have been shown to negatively impact human health. From that moment on, she embarked on a path of non-toxic living and became determined to help others. As a marketing expert and creator of the hit blog Mamavation, Segedie researched thousands of products and health claims to evaluate their safety.
Segedie shows readers how to make the best choices possible about what they bring into their homes – from furniture to packaged food – all without losing their minds! It’s not about being “perfect,” it’s about being armed with the right information so that you can put your family on the path to better health. Segedie includes:
• Delicious, kid-approved recipes for readers looking to detoxify their cooking routine
• The brands that contain toxic chemicals and dangerous additives
• How to choose organic produce that’s pesticide-free (it’s harder than it seems)
• Instructions on making the move to meat, dairy, and eggs that don’t contain GMOs, growth hormones, and dangerous pathogens
Buy a Copy of Green Enough
You can select a digital copy, although I recommend the print for this title.
About Leah Segedie, author of Green Enough
LEAH SEGEDIE is the creator of Mamavation.com, which reaches 4.4 million unique visitors a year, and CEO of the eco-wellness conference ShiftCon. She has spent the last decade uncovering the deceptive marketing and fallacious propaganda embedded in our everyday lives from corporations and the food industry. Through her blog, thousands of moms have detoxified their lives and the lives of their children. She lives in Simi Valley, California.
My Thoughts on Green Enough
Ever have a book alter your view of the world?
This book is poised to be a game changer for anyone who reads it. As I said, once you have seen the truth it is time to step up and make those changes. Unless you like the path of denial which most likely ends in health issues down the line.
Even though some of the information reinforces what I’ve already learned, Leah has taken it to the next step with great lists to help you make better decisions when shopping. She also helps you navigate the challenging world of labeling to decide what items in your home can stay and which need to go.
For my review, I am reading off of a pdf copy of the text. As much as I like to go digital on things when possible for a smaller footprint in my house, this is one title where print is something I’d highly recommend! (Thankfully, my pre-ordered copy of the book will be arriving today.)
Excerpt from Green Enough
Many thanks to Leah for permission to share this excerpt. It’ll give you an idea of her style of writing which makes this book a great read.
TOXIC FOOD? TOXIC HOME?
What would you say if I told you …
That cinnamon oat square cereal you bought because it’s chock-full of fiber and protein is not only loaded with sugar—more than 2 teaspoons per half-cup serving—but also butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT, a scary, petroleum-derived preservative that’s banned in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and throughout Europe), genetically modified organisms (GMO) galore in the sweeteners, maybe some monosodium glutamate in that mystery “flavor listed on the label, and potentially a huge dose of pesticides in the oats and wheat.
If you’d say that’s un-freakin’-believable, I’d totally understand (personally, this makes me want to rip my hair out.)
Keep reading from the book….ToxicFoodToxicHome_Pages4,5
Reprinted from Green Enough by Leah Segedie. Copyright ©2018 by Leah Segedie. By permission of Rodale Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Available wherever books are sold.
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What are some ways you are living a greener lifestyle?
Are there simple changes you have made that are providing a benefit to you and your family?