SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthy Home, a new book containing simple solutions for making your home healthier, was today released through Vanguard Publishing. Written by award-winning microbiologist Dr. Myron Wentz and USANA Health Sciences CEO Dave Wentz, The Healthy Home tackles everyday problems from chemicals in our household products to contaminants in our food and more. The authors will be traveling across North America on The Healthy Home book tour from March 25 to April 21, 2011 and are proud to donate all their proceeds to Children's Hunger Fund (CHF), a nonprofit organization distributing food and other vital resources to children from impoverished communities worldwide.
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"I was inspired to write this book while preparing for the birth of my first child," says Dave Wentz. "The Healthy Home is meant to inform readers about the toxic hazards in their homes they may not know about. It provides easy solutions for improving their homes and, ultimately, the long-term health of their families."
The Healthy Home Book Tour, which is free and open to the public, will include book signings and a presentation featuring scientific demonstrations.
"As a scientific researcher and long-time health advocate, I know what hidden dangers to look for," says Dr. Myron Wentz, who is also author of A Mouth Full of Poison: The Truth about Mercury Amalgam Fillings. "Many people have not been given the tools to recognize those dangers, and this book will give them that."
Dr. Wentz, a long-time supporter of Children's Hunger Fund, chose the charity because of its reputation as one of the nation's most cost-effective charities. For the past ten years, CHF has given an average of 99% of its revenue to programs serving children in need.
"It is no small thing to donate the proceeds of your book to charity," says Dave Phillips, CHF President and Founder. "Dave and Dr. Wentz have shown incredible generosity, which is going to have an impact all over the world. Whether in the slums and villages in the world's most impoverished regions, or in the wake of disasters like the one unfolding in Japan, we will be able to provide food and hope to the innocent children who are suffering through it all."
The Healthy Home bus will be stopping at the following tour locations:
Vancouver, BC - March 25 at 6 p.m., Vancouver Convention Centre, East Ballroom
Seattle, WA - March 28 at 6 p.m., Seattle Center, McCaw Hall
Santa Clara, CA - March 29 at 6 p.m., Santa Clara Marriott
Long Beach, CA - March 30 at 6 p.m., Long Beach Performing Arts Center
San Diego, CA - March 31 at 6:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre
Tijuana, MX - April 2 at 4:30 p.m., Paseo de los Heroes, CECUT
San Antonio, TX - April 5 at 6 p.m., Lila Cochrell Theatre
Orlando, FL - April 7 at 6 p.m., Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Boston, MA - April 9 at 12 p.m., Schubert Theatre
New York, NY - April 11 at 6 p.m., Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Montreal, QC - April 13 at 6 p.m., Theatre Maisonneuve
Toronto, CN - April 14 at 6 p.m., Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Naperville, IL - April 15 at 6 p.m., North Central College, Pfeiffer Hall
Winnipeg, MB - April 18 at 6 p.m., Pantages Playhouse Theatre
Denver, CO - April 20 at 6 p.m., Denver Arts Complex Temple
Salt Lake City, UT - April 21 at 6 p.m., The Grand America Hotel, Grand Ballroom
To view a comprehensive tour schedule and get additional information, please visit at www.myhealthyhome.com
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
DAVE WENTZ is chief executive officer of USANA Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art manufacturer of nutritional supplements and health products. He received a Bachelor's degree in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He lives with his wife, Renee, and his son and newborn daughter, Andrew and Sydney, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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 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.
SOURCE USANA Health Sciences