New Book by Integrative Medical Doctor Reveals Strategies for Removing Environmental Toxins from the Body and Home

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A new book, Create a Toxin-Free Body and Home…Starting Today, by integrative cardiologist W. Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H) and medical writer Connie Strasheim, is the first in the Journey to Wellness series. It teaches people how to identify household and environmental toxins that are the cause of most chronic, degenerative diseases, and provides solutions for removing these toxins from the body and home in order to heal from illness and/or maintain optimal wellness.

Today, newborn babies are born with more than 200 toxic chemicals in their bodies, and millions of people in the US suffer from undiagnosed chronic symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, headaches, depression, pain, gastrointestinal problems and brain fog--common symptoms of environmental illness.

Create a Toxin-Free Body and Home…Starting Today identifies the toxins that can cause these symptoms and provides strategies for how to remove them from the body and home and maintain a clean home and work environment.

The toxins described include:

  •     Electromagnetic pollution
  •     Industrial chemicals
  •     Toxins in household cleaning and personal care products
  •     Food, water and airborne toxins such as microbes, antibiotics, herbicides, artificial hormones and pesticides
  •     Furniture, carpet, pet and other household toxins
  •     Mold and mycotoxins

Create a Toxin-Free Body and Home…Starting Today is ideal for people who want to know how to be healthy in today’s toxic world, as well as for those who want to discover how to heal from environmental illness or learn whether their symptoms are caused by toxins.

The book provides succinct and simple yet plentiful guidelines on toxin removal as well as how to make healthy lifestyle choices for optimum wellness.

About the Authors

William Lee Cowden, MD, is an integrative medical doctor and U.S. board-certified cardiologist and internist, internationally renowned and recognized for his knowledge and skill in practicing and teaching integrative medicine.

He is Chairman of the scientific advisory board and Academy Professor for the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (ACIM). ACIM is dedicated to shifting the healthcare paradigm toward wellness by training and supporting practitioners in a variety of holistic health disciplines, conducting research, and implementing therapeutic innovations to create a new global wellness care community.

Dr. Cowden has pioneered successful treatments for a myriad of diseases, including chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, autism, fibromyalgia, heart disease, Lyme disease, and others. More information about Dr. Cowden and his work can be found on the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine website: Dr. Cowden may be contacted for media interviews at info(at)acimconnect(dot)com.

Connie Strasheim is a medical researcher and writer who has experienced the hardships of chronic illness firsthand through her decade-long battle with Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Besides co-authoring the books in this series, she is the author of five books on holistic and integrative treatments for disease, including the best-selling Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment: Thirteen Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies (2009); Beyond Lyme Disease: Healing The Underlying Causes of Chronic Illness in People with Borreliosis and Co-Infections (2012) and Defeat Cancer: 15 Doctors of Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How (2010).

Through her battle with chronic illness, Connie has learned that attaining wellness isn’t just about eliminating infections, detoxifying the body or balancing the hormones—it’s about addressing all the factors that caused the body to break down in the first place. These include all environmental, psycho-emotional, lifestyle and spiritual issues that cause or contribute to damage, discontent and—ultimately—“dis-ease” in the body, mind and spirit.

She has also learned, through her experience and research, that in order to be well—never mind whole—in today’s world fraught with stress and toxicity, many tools are required. In this book series, The Journey to Wellness, she and Dr. Cowden share some of these tools. Ms. Strasheim may be contacted for media interviews at: Connie(at)ConnieStrasheim(dot)com or

ACIM Press is a new way for authors to publish and is designed to be a full service provider for doctors and others who would like to publish a book.. The initial publication for ACIM Press is The Journey to Wellness book series, written by W. Lee Cowden MD, MD(H) and Connie Strasheim. The second and third books in the series, Foods That Fit a Unique You and Bio-Energetic Tools for Wellness - How to Heal from Fatigue, Pain, Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety, will be published in September-October, 2014.


The book will retail for USD $17.99 and is available at: and

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