Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond at her home in Rhinebeck, NY.

Annie B. Bond (formerly Annie Berthold-Bond) (born 1953) is a green-living advocate, author, editor, entrepreneur, and consultant. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Wellness Wire.[1] She is also the founder of and[2][3] Bond has written five books on green living and was named "the foremost expert on green living" by Body & Soul magazine in 2009.[1][2][4][5]


In 1980, Bond was poisoned by a gas leak at the restaurant she worked at that sent 80 people to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with permanent central nervous system damage.[2] Her apartment building was soon after exterminated with a pesticide that was later taken off the market because it was neurotoxic.[2] She was diagnosed with atypical manic depression.[2] Bond was put in touch with Dr. Leo Galland, one of the first environmental medicine MDs, who diagnosed her with organophosphate pesticide poisoning and multiple chemical sensitivity[2][6][7] (a controversial condition not widely recognised). Since then, Bond has made green living her career because of her perceived necessity of living without chemicals.[6][7][8]

In 1988, Bond gave birth to her only child, Lily Berthold-Bond. Lily also writes about green living.[9][10]


Bond is the author of five books on green living. Her first book, Clean and Green: The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping, was published in 1990. It was a best seller.[2]

Her second book, The Green Kitchen Handbook, which Meryl Streep wrote the foreword to, was published in 1997.[11] Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living, her third book, was published in 1999 and Home Enlightenment, her fourth book, was published in 2005.[7][12]

In 2010, Annie B. Bond collaborated with Melissa Breyer and Wendy Gordon (foreword by Alice Waters) on her most recent book, True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You.[13] True Food was published by National Geographic and won the 2010 Gourmand Award as one of the Best Health and Nutrition Books in the Lifestyle, Body and World category.[14]


Bond has been recognized as an expert in green living.[2][4][5] In addition to her five books, Annie was the founder and editor-in-chief of “Green Alternatives for Health and the Environment” from 1989 to 1994.[15] From 1994-1996, she was the editor-in-chief for “The Green Guide,” which was published by Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet and is now owned by National Geographic.[16]

Between 2000 and 2008, Bond was the Executive Producer of Healthy and Green Living for, where she authored over 4,000 blogs.[17] Her newsletters reached 1.8 million subscribers.[citation needed]

Annie has also written blogs and articles for Gaiam, Intent, and Body & Soul, among others.[4] She partnered with alternative medicine specialist Deepak Chopra on a featured blog for The Huffington Post.[18] In 2007, Bond served as the spokesperson for Maid Brigaide, as well as serving as a consult for the company.[5]

Chopra said of Bond, “Annie B. Bond offers a practical guide to create well-being for our home, our environment, and our planet. Follow her advice and both you and our planet will be healthier.”[4]

Bond has now launched The True Find ( for her Ask Annie B. column and other writings, as well as Bondify Media, a content marketing agency (


  1. ^ a b "Who We Are". The Wellness Wire. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Brownfield, Susan. "Interview With Green Living Expert, Annie B. Bond". The Natural Singer. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "A True Find". Annie B. Bond. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Teachers: Annie B. Bond". eOmega. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Maid Brigade Launches Certified Residential Green Cleaning Service". Franchise Wire. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Chua, Jasmin Malik. "The TH Interview: Annie B. Bond, Author and Healthy Living Expert". Tree Hugger. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c Bond, Annie B. (2005). Home Enlightenment. United States of America: Holtzbrinck Publishers. pp. 6–7. ISBN 1-57954-811-3. 
  8. ^ Pitz, Marylynne (17 April 2007). "Clean and Green: Local cleaning companies rely on earth-friendly products". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Berthold-Bond, Lily. "The Adventures of Green Girl". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lily Berthold-Bond". MNN. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Berthold-Bond, Annie (1997). The Green Kitchen Handbook. New York, NY: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-095186-9. 
  12. ^ Berthold-Bond, Annie (1999). Better Basics for the Home. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-609-80325-5. 
  13. ^ Bond, Annie B. (2010). True Food. Washington, DC: National Geographic. ISBN 978-1-4262-0594-1. 
  14. ^ "GOURMAND AWARDS 2010 COOKBOOKS". Cook Book Fair. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Consulting". Annie B. Bond. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Green Festival Speakers". Green Festivals. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Articles by: Annie B. Bond". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Annie B. Bond". Huffington Post. Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] - Ask Annie B. and The True Find columns
  • [2] Annie B. Bond -[ Personal Website]
  • [3] - blog site
  • Annie B. Bond - Profile at