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Is Your House Making You Overweight, Sick or Tired?
Author Margaret Shontz: Book Review
By Irene Watson
Margaret Rouse Shontz starts her first chapter with a caption
"whatever touches the body is absorbed by it through the skin,
nose, mouth, ears, or eyes." One may not realize this until some
thought is put into it. The medical and drug industries provide
medications with patches or cream for absorption through the skin.
Yet, most of us don't even think that touching a table top that has
recently been "waxed" with toxic chemicals, could affect our body
Shontz references her own experiences in her quest to reduce
illness in her body. Being very aware of the changes within her
body during certain situations, Shontz realized that the major causes
of her health challenges were due to improper electrical currents.
In the beginning of her book Shontz explains various electrical
currents and frequencies to make the reader aware that any slight
aversion coupled with chemicals, foods, or some things will affect
the human body.
Shontz suggests that the reader give their house a "house symptom
check-up." Some of the illnesses that the house may have are:
green on the brass front door handle, dull knife blades, fruit rots
rapidly, green moss on shingles, or paint is peeling.
In turn, Shontz
gives suggestions on remedies or elimination of the cause. In one of
her chapters she calls "Bathroomitis" she explains that "in many
cities, the grounding of the electrical service to the water pipe is
City Code;however, [some cities] let the ground be to a grounding
rod instead of to the incoming water pipe." Shontz believes that
water pipe grounding is interrupted by magnetism and becomes a
possible household problem. She further states that once the
"improper electrical problems are solved, the house water becomes
Although Shontz has a disclaimer on every page, she has done
much research to back her findings. She cites various books as well
as information that she found on the web. In the back of the book
Shontz includes a bibliography for the reader.
It is obvious that Shontz has done much research and believes that a
"sick" household, as well as improper electricity, may cause body
illnesses, including weight gain. Personally, I found the information
overwhelming on the first read.
My recommendation would be to
use Shontz's book as a reference and check your household one
item at a time. It is a process that could be trial and error until all
areas have been checked. Shontz makes it easier by including an
index. I commend Shontz for stepping out of the realm of
traditional beliefs surrounding illness and presenting alternative
Irene Watson is Managing Editor for Reader Views
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