The Healthy Home, by Dr. Myron Wentz, Dave Wenz, and Donna K. Wallace(Hardcover, 2011)|
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Mark Lamendola, author of over 6,000 articles.
This book can change your life.
This is an easy to read book that provides excellent advice on a key aspect of preventing illness and premature death. I'm qualified to say that, because despite having an immune deficiency I have not been sick since 1971. Dr. Wentz, Dave Wentz, and Donna K. Wallace are right on target, throughout this book.
This book shows you how to reduce the toxicity of your home to tolerable levels, greatly reducing a long list of risk factors for debilitating and costly illnesses. It touches, also on that tripod of diet, rest, and exercise. The advice it offers is excellent for several reasons:
- It's accurate. Anyone reading my reviews knows I am brutal
toward authors who present fiction as fact, and I often state such
dereliction of editorial integrity is the norm. I found no factual
errors in this book.
- It's understandable. Rather than try to impress us with jargon,
the authors made their points in plain English.
- It's interesting. The book presents the information in the
context of Ms. Wallace's witnessing Dr. Wentz's inspection of Dave
Wentz's home. That real-life approach makes you want to keep
reading, because the reader can relate to what's going on.
- It's practical. Anyone can follow the advice in this book. In
some cases, the authors say what's ideal but provide you with less
than ideal alternatives for improving your home environment. It's
directed at ordinary people who have ordinary incomes and ordinary
levels of discipline. You do not have to become a monk to reap the
- It's timely. In a nation that just recently endured major
legislation allegedly concerned with lowering medical care costs
while increasing the overhead involved in medical care and doing
zilch in regard to health care, this book helps anyone solve root
causes of medical problems. Health care is the key to greatly
reducing medical care costs.
Another way this book stands out is there is no fluff. By that, I mean the authors don't waste your time with "advice" that is unlikely to be of any use. Nor do they try to tell us that we need to go back to the stone age or do anything else that is impractical. I'm tempted to provide examples, but I'd rather you read the book for yourself so you can enjoy the wealth of information in it, plus enjoy the health benefits of following what Dr. Wentz advises.
If the federal government actually wanted to reduce medical costs and fix the Medicare cost problem, it would issue a copy of this book to everyone who files a tax return. That small investment would save the public treasury billions of dollars per year, assuming the recipients read this marvelous book and followed even half of its sensible advice.
This book is nicely laid out, with a typeface that's actually large enough for an adult. It seems like a quick read, even though it's packed with information.
It consists of 6 chapters and two epilogues in 250 pages. It contains nice graphics and informative sidebars. Especially helpful are the frequent questionnaires that help the reader grade how well s/he is doing in a particular area. These are short, but illuminating.
I am writing this review about a week after my father died from causes that adherence to this book would have prevented. Sure, buy a copy for yourself and refer to it weekly. But get a copy for someone else, too. The greater the number of people following the advice in this book, the more all of us win.