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. Her apartment building was soon after exterminated with a pesticide that was later taken off the market because it was neurotoxic. She was diagnosed with atypical manic depression. 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 (a controversial condition not widely recognised). Since then, Bond has made green living her career because of her perceived necessity of living without chemicals.
In 1988, Bond gave birth to her only child, Lily Berthold-Bond. Lily also writes about green living.
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.
Her second book, The Green Kitchen Handbook, which Meryl Streep wrote the foreword to, was published in 1997. 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.
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. 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.
Bond has been recognized as an expert in green living. 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. 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.
Between 2000 and 2008, Bond was the Executive Producer of Healthy and Green Living for Care2.com, where she authored over 4,000 blogs. Her newsletters reached 1.8 million subscribers.
Annie has also written blogs and articles for Gaiam, Intent, and Body & Soul, among others. She partnered with alternative medicine specialist Deepak Chopra on a featured blog for The Huffington Post. In 2007, Bond served as the spokesperson for Maid Brigaide, as well as serving as a consult for the company.
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.”
Bond has now launched The True Find (www.thetruefind.com) for her Ask Annie B. column and other writings, as well as Bondify Media, a content marketing agency (www.bondifymedia.com).