This book contains a lot of useful information on why we need to choose organic as much as possible and also explains which products are the most important to buy in organic versions, and why.
The book is set out in a very easy to read format, with a brief introduction and short sections on each of the 52 topics.
This book explains why it is particularly important to choose organic chocolate and coffee, why it is best to ignore aromatherapy lists of which oil is for what and just go with what you like (love that!), why no VOC paints are best, why food grade silicon kitchen utensils are a safe choice, and so much more.
Unfortunately this book is very anti-eating meat (despite the fact it is what we evolved to eat and what our bodies are perfectly designed to eat), and very pro-eating soy and wheat. Two highly processed foods which many of us are allergic to and which should not at all be considered health foods. This book also claims that eating raw vegetables makes them easier to digest, which isn't true. (See The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability, The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food and Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats among many others.)
Despite these very small imperfections this book is very solid and well researched and I would recommend it to everyone, especially those that are facing illness or that have children. Reducing the amount of toxic gunk you take in is vital in avoiding illness and in recovering from it - along with getting lots of good nutrients in. Both are essential and often overlooked or their importance is understated.
There are wonderful alternatives now to lots of the more commonly used and quite toxic cleaners, personal care products and everything else. There is no need to accept lower quality products just by choosing non-toxic alternatives, almost always the products smell nicer, are nicer to use and work better too. You may in some cases pay a bit more money for some of the products, but it is worth it for the benefits to your health.
Jodi Bassett, The Hummingbirds' Foundation for M.E. (HFME) and Health, Healing & Hummingbirds (HHH)