Why Is Today’s Food Making Us Sick, and What Can We Do About It?

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Colleen Patrice, Lighten Your Toxic Load, colleenpatrice@gmail.com

Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, steve@compassnatural.com, tel 303.807.1042

“Knowledge is power,” says author Colleen Patrice in Book One of her new book series, Lighten Your Toxic Load, "and our power to make healthy choices is being stolen from us by corporate greed and a broken government." In a revealing exposé written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, Patrice reveals how you can take back the power to control your food and your family’s health.

Boulder, CO (December 8, 2014) – The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, said, “Let food be thy medicine.”

But what happens when the processed foods we eat today make us sick? Are the toxic pesticides used in food production, along with potentially harmful artificial ingredients, including artificial sweeteners, synthetic flavors, colors, and preservatives, poisoning us and leading to increased rates of cancer, obesity, diabetes, autism, food allergies, and other diseases in our children and families?

The truth, says author Colleen Patrice in her new book, Lighten Your Toxic Load, is that many foods have, indeed, been shown to increase the risk of cancer and other illnesses – and some of them substantially. But, she says, there is something each and every one of us can do about it to minimize or avoid exposure to dangerous chemicals and toxins in our food.

In this meticulously researched, yet easy-to-read, friendly and informative guide, Patrice exposes the links between today’s processed foods and disease, and empowers you with the knowledge you need to cut through the confusion and take back your health. Providing simple suggestions and a multitude of trusted resources, Lighten Your Toxic Load explains how you can learn which foods to avoid and which are the most healthful – while shedding light on how our food is being compromised by a handful of multinational corporations, including biotech and junk food companies, who value profit over the welfare of people.

“My goal in writing this book is to empower people with information that restores their freedom to make healthy choices. And I believe that with a little bit of education and awareness, we can help create a better world… one bite at a time,” says Patrice.

Dr. Scott Vander Wall, a noted Denver healthcare practitioner, said, “This book will reveal why there are so many conflicting opinions out there. There are so many sources of false information funded by corporate shadows that we are split on all issues. It is time to take the knowledge and power back.”

Lighten Your Toxic Load, published in August 2014, is available onAmazon.com. Learn more at LightenYourToxicLoad.com. Follow us onFacebook.

About the Author

Colleen Patrice’s life and career have revolved around food, nutrition and the healing arts, and she has always had a knack for inspiring people to make lasting lifestyle changes. After a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer, Colleen felt compelled to share her knowledge with a much larger audience. Now a full-time author, her days are dedicated to research and writing about how (and why) people can choose to opt out of our highly dysfunctional food system, and opt in to healthy foods that sustain the planet and promote optimal health. Visit LightenYourToxicLoad.com and Colleen’s personal blog at ColleenPatrice.com.