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The first books on my list are books I have in my own personal library. Most of the books I will be listing I either own or have read and can recommend them personally.

Total Wellness : Improve Your Health by Understanding and Cooperating With Your Body's Natural Healing Systems; Joseph Pizzorno. ISBN: 076151094X. 1997 (Paperback)
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Description: "Written by one of the most prominent authorities in America's natural health care revolution, TOTAL WELLNESS is the only guide most of us will need to keep ourselves and our families healthy." Jonathan Wright, M.D. Dr. Pizzorno sets forth a groundbreaking new theory about why our bodies get sick, as well as a holistic prescription for treatment and prevention. Index.

Natural Babycare: Pure and Soothing Recipes and Techniques for Mothers and Babies; Colleen K. Dodt. ISBN: 0882669532. 1997
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Description: Get your baby and yourself off to a great beginning - naturally. Herbalist Colleen K. Dodt offers her experienced advice on the safest and gentlest products and practices for ensuring good health for your baby and enhancing the mother-child bond. Natural BabyCare includes easy-to-follow instructions on how to select or create pure and safe herbal creams, baths, shampoos, and oils that will promote the health and well-being of both mother and child.

Chemicals : What You Need to Know; by Ronald E. Ney; ISBN: 1574200534; Paperback 2nd edition (June 1996)
Our Price: $12.95

Editorial Reviews: The publisher, Chatelaine Press arlene@chatpress.com , August 22, 1996
Over six hundred chemicals and biologicals found in everyday consumer products are listed with brief descriptions of possible adverse effects. Chemicals is intended as a guide to help consumers make informed choices about their purchases and understand some of the hazards that accompany the benefits of the myriad of products in today's market. The author starts with the assumption that users are aware of the benefits of everyday products, but may not have sufficient informations about potential hazards. Almost everything is toxic at some level. It is not always possible to define dose response levels in the context of the book. Body weight, general physical condition, family history and allergic tendencies will affect the reaction threshold of each individual user. In addition to chemicals in manufactured products, we have included plants and plant products that may grow in residential areas or may be purchased in fruit and vegetable markets. The listings for each entry provide brief notes on uses and hazards, Italicized words are further defined in the glossary.

Home Safe Home : Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics and Harmful Household Products in the Home; by Debra Lynn Dadd; ISBN: 087477859X; (June 1997)
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Synopsis: Toxins in the home can be the cause of unexplained headaches, fatigue, and depression. It is also widely believed that there is a definite link between the increased use of toxins and the rising rate of cancer. In this book, the author of Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise and The Nontoxic Home & Office presents more than 400 tips, including do-it-yourself formulas for inexpensive, safe products to replace harmful substances found in the home.

Whether you suffer from unexplained headaches, fatigue, or depression, or if you worry about the link between increased use of toxics and the rising rate of cancer, the many suggestions in this book can make your life virtually toxic-free!

The Safe Shopper's Bible : A Consumer's Guide to Nontoxic Household Products, Cosmetics, and Food ; by David Steinman, Samuel S. Epstein. ISBN: 0020820852. 1995
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Description: The authors list thousands of household products, personal care products, foods, and beverages--from car wax to mascara to soup and flea powder--by brand names, rating them for both short-term and long-term health hazards. Charts provide recommendations for the safest foods, toiletries, and everday household purchases.

Milady's Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary;  by Natalia Michalun, M. Varinia Michalun. ISBN: 1562531255
Our Price: $31.95; Paperback (April 1994)
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Description: Answers at your fingertips! This up-to-date, thorough resource and reference for assessing product ingredients, quality, and their effect on the skin, hair, and nails takes the guesswork out of cosmetic ingredients and their functions. Features: -Complete information on skin physiology and chemical concepts, enabling you to better understand product performance -A thorough explanation of how chemicals and ingredients interact in cosmetics -The various skin types, conditions, and appropriate ingredients for treatments providing you with a quick reference to address clients' needs -Simple, practical and useful information to help decipher product labels in order to determine product value and effectiveness

Staying Well in a Toxic World : Understanding Environmental Illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Chemical Injuries, and Sick Building Syndrome; by Lynn Lawson. ISBN: 0965365905. 1994
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Description: The best popular book about our unconsenting exposures in the modern world, how these assaults are allowed to continue, and what we can do about them. Despite its title and its excellent advice and referral sections at the end of chapters, Staying Well does not belong to the self-help genre. Instead this work points a complex picture of the failures of our civilization, and engages us to become part of the solution. Don't be daunted by the length of this volume; you can read a section or two at random . . . if you can put it down"--New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, Fall 1994.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity : A Survival Guide; by Pamela Reed Gibson Ph.D.; ISBN: 157224173X; (January 2000)
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Description: People who suffer from multiple chemical sensitivity (or MCS) develop severe allergic reactions to their environments. Solvents, pesticides, fresh paint, new carpets, perfumes, and air fresheners are just a few of the substances that can trigger an MCS attack. The condition is often hard to diagnose, and frustrated patients are frequently shuttled from doctor to doctor. This survival guide is based on the latest MCS research-and on the data that the author accumulated over five years researching the impact of MCS on its victims. She reviews what is known about MCS and its symptoms and provides step-by-step advice for coping with the condition, including taking steps to make your home safe, getting professional help, and mobilizing the support of family and friends.

Synopsis: Helping readers survive and treat a multiple chemical sensitivity, this book answers frequently asked questions about allergies to a wide variety of substances, including solvents, pesticides, fresh paint, new carpets, perfumes, and air fresheners. Original. Tour.

About the Author: Pamela Reed Gibson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology at James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is the author of numerous journal articles and regularly presents papers on MCS and environmental health topics.

Casualties of Progress : Personal Histories from the Chemically Sensitive; by Alison Johnson (Editor); ISBN: 0967561906; (January 13, 2000)
Our Price: $14.00

From the Publisher: Alison Johnson is a leading national advocate for persons with multiple chemical sensitivity. She has produced three videos on the subject and has also conducted a survey of 351 persons with MCS to evaluate their experience with 160 different therapies.

Chemical Alert! : A Community Action Handbook; by Marvin S. Legator, Sabrina F. Strawn (Editor). ISBN: 0292746768. 1993
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Fighting Toxics : A Manual for Protecting Your Family Community and Workplace; by Gary Cohen. ISBN: 1559630124. 1991
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How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (4th Ed); by Anthony Mancuso. ISBN: 0873374517. 1998
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Description: (referencing previous edition) Here is the definitive guide for arts groups, educators, social service agencies, environmentalists and anyone who wants to start a nonprofit organization. It shows step-by-step how to form and operate a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation in all 50 states, and includes complete instructions for obtaining federal (501)(c)(3) tax exemption and for qualifying for public charity status with the IRS.

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A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives (4th Ed); by Ruth Winter. ISBN: 0517881950. 1994
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Description: An essential book for anyone who wants to make informed, healthier choices at the store or at the table, this guide provides definitions of more than 8,000 food additives--some of which indirectly end up in your food as a result of processing and procuring techniques--and explains the new food labels that were required on products as of May 1994.

A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (4th ed.); by Ruth Winter. ISBN: 0517881969. 1994
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Description: This enlarged fourth edition of The Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients lists and defines 2,000 new ingredients (5,500 in all), investigates effectiveness of popular anti-aging products, and addresses the growing ethnic market along with other sweeping economic and societal changes that have affected the cosmetic industry.

What's in Your Cosmetics? : A Complete Consumer's Guide to Natural and Synthetic Ingredients; by Aubrey Hampton. ISBN: 1878825453. 1995
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Description: The most successful manufacturer of natural cosmetics gives readers the inside scoop on what to look for and what to avoid in their cosmetics. Aubrey Hampton teaches the reader "the fine art of reading a cosmetic label" and outlines a natural method of skin and hair care--with step-by-step diagrams. Includes a glossary of more than 1,000 cosmetics ingredients. Drawings and photos.

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