Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Ecoholic Body: Your Ultimate Earth-Friendly Guide to Living Healthy and Looking Good

Ecoholic Body
Your Ultimate Earth-Friendly Guide to 
Living Healthy and Looking Good
by Adria Vasil

Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Also available as an eBook

Adria Vasil is a weekly columnist for NOW Magazine dedicated to environmental issues for the last decade. For the last eight years of that time she has focused on individual concerns and answered questions about how we as individuals can make informed environmental decisions for our homes, families and bodies. 

Adria's background is in politics, research, anthropology and journalism. Her wildly popular column, Ecoholic,  mixes humour with solid research and important and life-saving information, making her one of the most well-read and well-loved Canadian columnists. 

Adria on the cover of NOW Magazine green issue.

Ecoholic Body is her third book, Ecoholic and Ecoholic Home were also instant best-sellers.

In Ecoholic Body the chapters include:

Body Care Basics: Beauty and the beasts
Skin Care: What lies beneath
Body Maintenance: The daily show
Makeup: Toxic cover-up
Hair Care: Wash those chems right out of your hair
Sex and Contraception: Even educated fleas do it
Health: Might as well face it, we're addicted to drugs
Natural Health Products: An acai berry a day keeps the doctor away
Environmental Health: What goes around comes around
Health Care System: Greening the system
Clothing: Fashion faux-pas
Footwear: You've got sole
Jewellery and Accessories: The devil's in the details
Kids and Babies: Greeneology
Big Issues

There is also a large Resources section, divided by Canadian regions at the back of the book, and the all-important Glossary for all those confusing terms on the labels of our daily products.

This book is a must-have for anyone interested in making greener choices for themselves and their families and the planet, you really will be surprised at just what lurks in your cupboards.

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