Practical Nontoxic Living

Practical Nontoxic Living is a rising wellness empire that aims to empower you with a smart balance of ancient and modern wisdoms to optimize your health, healing, and beauty. Check out its D-Tox Academy (which offers online courses to help you hack your toxic exposures) and its podcast series, also titled Practical Nontoxic Living.

Practical Nontoxic Living was created by Sophia Ruan Gushée—a wife, mother, yogi, and author of the critically-acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures.

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Practical Nontoxic Living

Would you like to feel healthier, and to live as chemical free as is practical? You already know diet, exercise, nature, sleep and relationships are key pillars to personal health, but what about our toxic exposures? How are the chemicals in today’s consumer products impacting the health of our families? Practical Nontoxic Living is a multimedia resource to help you understand the implications of our toxic exposures. It can guide you to practical toxin free living.


A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures has been critically-acclaimed by professors, physicians, researchers, and individuals for being fascinating, accurate, and important. A to Z of D-Toxing simplifies a highly-complex subject for the every day person: how to detox your home, our bodies, and our planet. Every household should have a copy.


D-Tox Academy

The D-Tox Academy offers online programs to help clients identify specific steps to detox your home. Click below to learn additional benefits of joining the D-Tox Academy.



Sophia Ruan Gushée, author of A to Z of D-Toxing, continues her journey of discovering tips and tricks for practical nontoxic living. Follow Sophia's curiosities through her conversations with everyone from beekeepers to chefs, healers to physicians, and all the teachers, mothers, and fathers in-between.


Practical Nontoxic Living: Its Birth

Our founder, Sophia Ruan Gushée, created the video below to introduce herself and her motivation for creating Practical Nontoxic Living. Click below to watch it!


Sophia Ruan Gushée

Founder of Practical Nontoxic Living, Sophia Ruan Gushée is an expert in wellness with a specialty in reducing toxic exposures from consumer products. A passionate advocate for public and environmental health, Sophia is available to help those who want to embrace an unknown pillar of health: minimizing unnecessary toxic exposures from consumer products.

Public Awareness

Sophia Ruan Gushée has been spreading awareness and empowerment through various platforms, including television, radio, and other platforms. Please click below to learn more about her work.



Sophia, and her company Practical Nontoxic Living, help individuals and families hack their toxic exposures to create healthier homes. They are also available for companies who want to boost their wellness offerings for their employees. 



Sophia can speak about the often overlooked pillar of health--toxic exposures from consumer products. This is a new toolbox to improve wellness.

The benefits are endless. For example, companies can enjoy healthier (and more productive) employees. Parents and schools can reduce illness from home, schools, and offices.


"Since I can remember, I always enjoyed eating lots of vegetables and fruits, and I exercised a lot. But, I always felt bad, including low and volatile energy.
Now, as a mother of three in her 40s, I exercise much less but still eat well. And my energy has never been higher or more stable, my hormones and biological systems are finally regular, and my body shape has improved. I feel better than when I was a teenager and in my twenties.
The key change: I hacked my toxic exposures."
-- Sophia Ruan Gushée, Toxic Exposures Expert, Creator of The D-Tox Academy, and Author of A to Z of D-Toxing. Learn more about Sophia: click here.

Our Chemical Explosion

Since WWII, more than 84,000 chemicals have been introduced into American commerce. Less than 1% have been tested for their safety. Click on the video below to learn how they enter your body through your daily routine.


"We should think about D-Toxing as often as we think about diet and exercise."

- Sophia Ruan Gushée, Creator of the D-Tox Academy, Toxic Exposures Expert, and Author of A to Z of D-Toxing


D-Tox Health Benefits

Hack your toxic exposures to reduce your body burden (your body's lifetime storage of chemicals), and give your body more opportunity to repair and restore. Toxic exposures can participate in your biochemistry, and impede it from functioning at its optimal state. With Sophia's D-Tox tips, you can experience:

  • Enhanced energy
  • Boosted immunity
  • More favorable conditions for fertility
  • Healthier breastmilk
  • A lifestyle that supports disease prevention
  • Habits that can alleviate allergies, asthma, and eczema
  • Less mental fogginess, clearer focus, and fewer chronic headaches
Programs at the D-Tox Academy

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