Nontoxic Living

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Unburdening your biology and immune system has never been more important than in our post-COVID19 environment. Learn practical tips from nontoxic lifestyle expert Sophia Ruan Gushée, author of the critically acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures.

We will focus on the toxic exposures—toxic chemicals, heavy metals, electromagnetic fields, and stress—from what you buy and do. Through small tweaks that you won't mind pursuing, you will detox your home, diet, self-care, technology, body, and our planet.

The most effective way to detox your body is to detox your home and habits.

The health and wellness that we are each capable of experiencing may be as unique as our fingerprints. Through a healthy lifestyle, we can optimize our potential. With COVID-19 at the top of our minds, detoxing our environments and supporting our immune systems has never been more obviously important.

Often overlooked are the toxic exposures from what we buy and do. And our home is an important—and manageable—area that we can influence. That's the kind of detoxification that I focus on!

Reducing your toxic exposures is the safest and most effective approach to detoxify your body. And A to Z of D-Toxing is an essential resource for every healthy home.

Since I wanted to refer to this healthy living book often, I designed A to Z of D-Toxing to be easy-to-skim (you can learn something by flipping to any page and reading even just one sentence), and cool enough to leave on a coffee table.

Free: Detox 101

Stay connected to this like-minded community. Join my online D-Tox Academy, which is anchored by online detox programs Home Detox 101 and EMF Detox. Start with my free introduction: Detox 101.

Register for my free newsletter to learn how to experience this free introduction.

In addition to brief videos, Detox 101 also shares my Amazon list of household staples, including my cleaning products and kitchen essentials (like which nontoxic non-stick pots and pans and EMF protection products I use).

COVID-19 is just one of many reasons you should start detoxing your home and habits. The side effect from joining today? Empowering information to optimize your immune system and well-being.


I'm Sophia Ruan Gushée.

Nontoxic living is impossible. But practical nontoxic living is essential for optimizing the well-being of you, your loved ones, and our planet.

My portfolio of work—my book A to Z of D-Toxing, my podcast Practical Nontoxic Living, my online D-Tox Academy, and my speaking engagements and workshops—are designed to guide, support, and empower you to detox your home and habits with practical tips. This can reduce the body burdens of those living in your home. Reducing your serious complications from COVID-19 is one obvious example of the benefits from a practical nontoxic lifestyle.

We will pursue simple tweaks: Low hanging fruit. My detox approach is to hack your toxic exposures from what you buy and do, while never threatening your joy. 

I aim to show people that practical nontoxic living does not have to equate to a life of deprivation. Rather, it can enrich your life with beauty, peace, healing, and abundance. Click here to learn more about my nontoxic living expertise and mission to help others.

Transform Your Home

Home is often an overlooked pillar of health and well-being. Science has proven that our physical environments—including our built environments—can influence our immune responses, emotions, memories, stress, creativity, productivity, and healing. 

Embrace practical nontoxic living to boost your healthy living efforts and intentions. Start with my free introduction to my D-Tox Academy: Detox 101. This will also provide access to my Amazon practical nontoxic shopping lists of household staples.


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New Podcast: How to select the best air purifier for your budget

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Air Purifiers: How to distinguish which is best?

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What to Eat During IVF Treatment: Best & Worst Foods

Diet—including not just food, but also toxic chemicals and heavy metals that are found in our diets—can play an important role in the success of in vitro...

Optimize your IVF success rate with reducing your toxic exposures

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Is Your Memory Foam Mattress Toxic? 3 Tips to Detox Your Mattress E...

Do you think your memory foam mattress might be toxic? Research shows you may be right. Memory foam is a commonly used material in mattresses, mattress toppers, pillows,...

I left Los Angeles wondering what motivates you?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Even after studying and teaching nontoxic living for over a decade, I'm more energized than ever: The evidence for...

Podcast: Essential Features of a Healing Space

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7 Common Toxic Mattress Symptoms (& How to Support Them)

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Can Negative Energy Attach to Objects and "Stick" to Your Space?

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Home Should Be Your Healing Space

Science has proved that certain design elements can transform space—like hospital rooms or homes—into contributing factors for healing. How might your life be transformed if your home helped you restore your body, mind, spirit, peace, and joy? 

Take these three steps to transform your home into a healing space:

Step 1: Detox your home! 

Step 2: Edit and curate your home into a healing space. 

Step 3: Click the SIGN UP button below to register for the free Nontoxic Living newsletter. It will lead you towards additional, invaluable resources, including many that are free. 


Resources for the Healthy Lifestyle

Explore Detox Workshops

If you're new to my website then check out my healthy living blog where I share valuable information about overlooked ways to support your health and well-being. Blog articles have also been organized into "Detox Guides" to help you find what is most relevant to you: CleaningSelf-Care, Interior Furnishings, EMFs, Technology, Diet, Pregnancy, and Family.

For more specific guidance on detoxing your shopping and habits, then consider online workshops at the D-Tox Academy. You can read more below.


Listen to the Podcast

I love learning from the top experts. I share these conversations through my free healthy living podcast, Practical Nontoxic Living. I hope it helps you discover practical nontoxic living as fascinating, empowering, and rewarding as I have.

Topics covered on my healthy lifestyle podcast that I didn't cover as much in my book A to Z of D-Toxing include EMF sensitivity (or electromagnetic sensitivity), chemical sensitivity, energy balance and optimization, reproductive health and fertility, and natural remedies to restore health, healing, and resiliency. Check out one of the best health and wellness podcasts today.


Read my Book

I created A to Z of D-Toxing to be the must-have reference book for nontoxic living. It covers key areas that a head of household should know for practical approaches to creating a practical nontoxic environment: cleaning, personal care products, diet, interior furnishings, and children's stuff. Pick from hundreds of tips to detox your home, diet, self-care, and technology. 

A to Z of D-Toxing lays the groundwork for understanding the complex risks from our toxic exposures. It introduces EMFs, but EMFs is addressed more in my online EMF Detox workshop. However, A to Z of D-Toxing prioritizes how to focus your efforts with a 10-stage "D-Tox Strategy."


D-Tox Academy

Don't have time or desire to research which detox steps to take? Then become a member of the D-Tox Academy to access detox workshops: Home Detox 101 and EMF Detox. It was designed for my younger self, who often thought, "I don't want to do the research! I wish an informed mom would just tell me what I should know and my options of what I can do — prioritized by importance or impact. And in a 10-30 second video!" Since I never found that, I created the D-Tox Academy to fulfill that wish.

Free Introduction

Get a sneak peak into what Home Detox 101 and EMF Detox are like my clicking here to register for this free introduction. This online portal offers brief videos about detoxing and how the D-Tox Academy can help you. From here, you can also access my Amazon shopping list of household staples and the EMF protection products that I use.

Home Detox

Home Detox will jumpstart your home detox by focusing on five key areas: your indoor air, dust, drinking water, sleep, and your hands. It offers power-lessons (brief videos and checklists) to teach you just what you need to know for you to decide which "low hanging fruit" you can pursue. 


EMF Detox

Detox your home and habits of unnecessary electromagnetic fields (EMFs) through my EMF Detox program. It offers 21 power-lessons: brief videos and checklists. 


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Register below to receive simple tweaks for practical nontoxic living. Upon registration, you will learn how to access Sophia's free online Detox 101 program, which shares her Amazon list of household staples in her kitchen and for cleaning.