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The Healthy Home

The Healthy Home

Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers
ISBN-10: 1593156553
ISBN-13: 9781593156558
Also available: Paperback
$21.99 US · $25.50 CAN
Published: March 2011

About the Book

In The Healthy Home, a father and son—Dr. Myron Wentz, well known microbiologist and founder of the USANA Corporation, and Dave Wentz, CEO of the USANA Corporation—take readers on a tour of a specific home for a look at the surprising health risks posed by the everyday products and behaviors of a modern family. Beginning in the bedroom and ending in the garage and backyard, readers learn about the degenerative effects of toxins in the home and receive simple solutions to help minimize exposure without foregoing convenience.

The Healthy Home is not a comprehensive tome on modern health hazards, nor is it a treatise on eco-conscious living. Instead, the book focuses on the most important environment – the home – and comment problems that can most easily be lessened or eliminated. Busy parents who suspect that they should be doing more to protect their family but don’t know where to start, will learn about practical changes they can make in the next 15 minutes, 15 days, or 15 months to create a haven for healthier living.

Using personal stories, accessible metaphors, and published scientific studies, the authors challenge readers to be more conscious of the products and technologies they use and to seize opportunities to live well.

Whether highlighting the estrogen-mimicking properties of paraben preservatives or revealing the dangerous source of that “new car smell,” The Healthy Home offers a consistent message that no matter where readers live, on any given day they can make a handful of simple changes that will have a positive cumulative effect on their life and the lives of their loved ones.
Dr. Myron Wentz
Alan Wood
About Dr. Myron Wentz
Dr. Myron Wentz holds a Ph.D. in microbiology with a specialty in immunology from the University of Utah. He founded Gull Laboratories in 1974 and developed the first commercially available diagnostic test for the Epstein-Barr virus. Later he founded USANA Health Sciences and the Sanoviv Medical Institute. Honored in June 2007 with the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences, he is the author of A Mouth Full of Poison and Invisible Miracles.

In recent years Dr. Wentz has turned his attention to charitable and humanitarian concerns, founding the Wentz Medical Centre and Laboratory in Uganda and the Wentz Medical Centre in Cambodia, serving children orphaned by diseases such as malaria and HIV. In 2006, Dr. Wentz was a recipient of the Children's Champion Award, presented by the Children's Hunger Fund.
Dave Wentz
Alan Wood
About Dave Wentz
Dave Wentz is the Chief Executive Officer of USANA Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art manufacturer of nutritional supplements and health products. He received a Bachelors degree in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He lives with his wife, Renée, and children, Andrew and Sydney, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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