The Essential Green You: Easy Ways to Detox Your Diet, Your Body, and Your Life (Green This!)

An essential guide to detoxifying your lifestyle and your body, inside and out, from expert and activist Deirdre Imus

In The Essential Green You!, the third volume in the New York Times bestselling Green This! series, Deirdre Imus shares tips on how to "green" the way you take care of yourself, whether with the food you eat or the clothes you wear, or the cosmetics, toiletries, and hair products you use every single day. Deirdre provides detailed, practical advice that includes:

- How to find everything from organic groceries to nontoxic personal care items

- Toxic ingredients to avoid in the products you use every day

- Where to find clothes that are both environment-friendly and fashionable

- Healthy alternatives to commonly used medications

- How to make better eating habits a priority and live more consciously


Living organically doesn't require a drastic overhaul and it doesn't have to be complicated or expensive -- Deirdre Imus shows how easy and important it is for women to "buy green, eat green, and be green."

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By Hope (Raleigh, NC) · ★☆☆☆☆ · December 12, 2009
The arrogance of the first few pages annoyed me so badly I can't bring myself to read any more. The information might be very good, but I'm unwilling to wade through pages of condescension for it. ...more
By Kim (Rock Island, IL) · ★★★★☆ · January 30, 2009
To be fair - I skimmed some of the book, but I enjoyed it overall. I see this more as reference material than leisure reading. I checked it out from the library but plan to purchase an e-copy to reference.

If you are at all interested in greening your life, this book is a great reference. While I... ...more
By Deborah (Coventry, CT) · ★★★★★ · August 31, 2014
I have been trying to live a cleaner life, and this book has great suggestions, from foods to make up. ...more
By Kerry · ★★★★☆ · January 08, 2012
I liked this book but I didn't really need all the product recommendations - especially since most are green but drugstore quality. This book is part of a series, and since I am currently focused on greening my personal care products, I appreciated that. The last 50 pages or so are references and... ...more
By Rebecca (Morris, MN) · ★★★★☆ · January 06, 2012
I've been inspired by many people to change to a greener lifestyle in the past twenty years and Ms Imus is one of them. I didn't find very much new information in this book. What appealed to me the most is that she cares passionately about people educating themselves about a greener lifestyle- s... ...more
By Jennifer (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · March 16, 2009


It's hard to be green and expensive! I don't want to believe that so many fruits and vegetables have pesticide residue on them. I do question some of the claims in this book, but maybe because she is married to Don Imus and I don't like Imus! ...more
By Kristen (Lehi, UT) · ★★★★★ · October 27, 2012
Awesome- never really considered "green" living, but a lot of it goes hand-in-hand with eating clean. I'm going to take some of these steps- and I'm hoping to find more of her books to read too! ...more
By Janet (Toronto, ON, Canada) · ★★☆☆☆ · December 05, 2011
Nothing much new here. Full of generalizations and skimpy evidence for recommendations. Rather alarmist. ...more
By Rachel (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · August 29, 2011
Lots of great information. Was a very educational read, even if she's not the best writer. ...more
By Shimmywith4 (Salt Lake City, UT) · January 19, 2011
This seems like it has a lot of great information in it. ...more