D-Tox Academy

Create a practically toxin free home! The D-Tox Academy offers home detox programs that will help you detox your home and life.

For nearly a decade, our founder, Sophia Ruan Gushée, has researched how so you don't have to! Save time on identifying practical and effective tweaks to incorporate into your life.

Her goal is to help you identify changes that you don't mind making, while unburdening your body, mind, and spirit to enjoy life even more.



"Life is short. I want to cherish the one life I have, but I enjoy it more when I feel better, and if my family is as healthy as they can be. So I am always balancing healthy living with enjoying the moment."

--Sophia Ruan Gushée, creator of the D-Tox Academy and author of A to Z of D-Toxing


Benefits of Joining the D-Tox Academy


  • Learn to Detox Your Home
  • Access groundbreaking programs to hack your toxic exposures from your consumer choices
  • Get personalized checklists of action items for you to make healthier changes that you won't mind making
  • Receive immediate access to Sophia's curated Amazon eStore, which displays some of Sophia's household staples for cleaning, personal care, the pantry, and more.
  • Enjoy programs that will empower you through videos, audio files, PDFs, checklists, and bonus materials
  • Be supported by the team at Practical Nontoxic Living, who will track your progress so that you are ensured to learn helpful tips
  • Join the private FaceBook group of the D-Tox Academy, where you can learn even more helpful information, connect with others, and ask questions and share successes

About Our Founder

Sophia Ruan Gushée

Only after Sophia became a mother did she start to learn that we experience toxic exposures from our consumer products. Wanting to protect her young and growing family from unnecessary toxic exposures, she studied a practical nontoxic approach for nearly a decade. Ultimately, she resigned from her successful career in investment management to spend more time with her children and to create a healthier Home.

In October 2015, she published what she wished she knew sooner about this topic in her first book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures.

Sophia has been featured on a number of platforms to share her expertise, including The Dr. Oz Show, MindBodyGreen, AOL Lifestyle, and Well+Good.

Sophia is a graduate of Brown University, and Columbia Business School. She is also a certified yoga teacher. 


Birth of the D-Tox Academy

Watch the video below to learn why the D-Tox Academy was born, and its programs.




What does "D-Toxing" mean?

D-Toxing is the method that Sophia and her team at Practical Nontoxic Living use to detox (or purify their environment, diet, and more). "D-Toxing" is the practice of editing possessions, either by removing troublesome items in the home, adding healthier alternatives, or changing our behavior to live with items in safer ways.

Will taking this course make me want to throw away everything in my home?

Depending on you and your home, you may want to! But, a mantra of ours at the D-Tox Academy is that you should make changes at a pace that is most comfortable for you! This course helps you identify high impact changes that you won't mind making.

What if this program isn't for me? 

Not a problem! You can get a full refund after trying the program for 7 days.

How is the D-Tox Academy related to Practical Nontoxic Living?

Practical Nontoxic Living was founded in early 2016 by Sophia Ruan Gushée, Toxic Exposures Expert and author of the critically-acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures.

Practical Nontoxic Living is a multimedia platform that produces the free podcast series A to Z of D-Toxing: The Podcast, as well as the D-Tox Academy, an online academy that offers programs to help people identify easy changes they can make to reduce their toxic exposures. The D-Tox Academy is launching its first program in January 2017.

What is practical nontoxic living?

Our founder, Sophia Ruan Gushée, has transformed nearly a decade of research on how a mother can reduce her family's toxic exposures into a practical approach. She believes in enjoying your life with balance, and she is sharing her journey of discovering a modern way of living with the latest science in mind.

She enjoys delicious and nutritious food, believes in letting go when at parties to enjoy the moment, avoiding perfection, celebrating any progress (no matter how small), and being kind to yourself.

What Are You Waiting For? 


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