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Insights on eating for gut health by a vegetarian cardiologist

A few years ago, I was searching for a physician who was informed about how nutrition can affect our health. This was surprisingly hard to find. Then a friend...

Home Detox Tips for Self-Care

Well and Good recently visited my home for its YouTube series Self-Care Nation. As a full-time social entrepreneur with three young kids, my self-care...

Pink Salt: What You Should Know

Going into the heart of the mines (Mandra, Pakistan)   In our diets, salt can offer us minerals, taste, and help make nutrients more bioavailable. As salt lamps in our...

Are Probiotics Worth the Money? Sandor Katz, fermentation guru, com...

Updated July 9, 2019   Culturally raised to view bacteria as threatening, in recent years I've been learning about their invaluable benefits: They seem like the best...

Natural Beauty and Self-Care Tips by Clémence von Mueffling, Third ...

Clémence von Mueffling. Photo by Pamela Berkovic   Men: These natural beauty and self-care tips apply to you as well! I was so excited to learn the natural...

Clean Beauty Q&A with Danielle Wu, CEO/Founder of More Sunday

Models in the image above are wearing More Sunday pajamas. Danielle Wu is founder and CEO of More Sunday, which offers eco-friendly pajamas that are beautiful...

Clean Beauty Q&A with Agnieszka Wilson, humanitarian and founder of...

I met Agnieszka Wilson this spring when we were fellow panel speakers for the Kota Alliance, an organization that elevates collaboration across borders...

Fossil Fuels in Your Self-Care and Beauty Products

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   We use fossil fuels as coal, natural gas, and petroleum (sometimes called crude oil). These types of fossil fuels help us create...

Beauty Detox in June

June is our month to meditate on products we use for self-care and beauty. We will address the products we use for our hair, teeth, mouth, nails, and...

Sophia's Practical Nontoxic Skincare Strategy

Getting informed is tricky business. Generally, the more I learn, the more conflicting factors I have to reconcile and balance.  The May skin detox theme...

Clean Beauty Q&A with Juhi Singh

Ayurveda, also known as Ayurvedic medicine, is a 7,000 year old Hindu system of medicine native to India. Familiar aspects of Ayurveda include meditation, yoga and the...

Clean Beauty Q&A with Kimberly Snyder, author of the Beauty Detox s...

Kimberly Snyder is author of several New York Times bestselling books, including the Beauty Detox series. Recently, Kimberly released a recipe book titled, Recipes...

Clean Beauty Q&A with Mama Medicine, described by Vogue Magazine as...

When I decided to pursue a series of clean beauty Q&As, Deborah Hanekamp (aka Mama Medicine) was one of the first people I thought of asking. Deborah has...

Practical Nontoxic Strategies to Manage Sunburn, Vitamin D Deficien...

Published May 14, 2019. Updated May 29, 2019 As a mother of three and a toxic exposures specialist, I have grappled with my sun exposure strategies. Knowing that there is...

The Power of the Mother's Voice

  I wasn't going to write an article about voice. But I became inspired while watching the RBG documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In trying to explain her passion...

Chanting for Inner Silence

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   The first time I experienced chanting was circa 2002. In fact, it was in the location in the photograph above, which was taken in 2016....

The Power of Words

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   During this month's ear meditation, I must address the power of words. This post was originally published several years ago...

Nontoxic Wood Cleaner

Nontoxic cleaning for natural woods deserves a gentle approach because wood can be affected by acidity, too much dryness, and too much wetness. The wood polish recipe below...

Tips to Spring Clean and Organize Your Home

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the California Closets' beautiful store in Tribecca. Our topic: Spring Clean: Your Home-Body-Mind.   ...

Tips to Incorporate Music Therapy Into Your Routine

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Advances in technology now allow scientists to measure sounds and examine reactions from our brains, nervous systems, biological...

Eco Friendly Cleaning Products: Do they work?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Many people ask me: What are the top non toxic cleaning products? What are the most effective green cleaning products? Which non toxic...

EMFs + Your Health: What are Your Questions?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Have you heard of the Environmental Health Trust (EHT)? If not, you should visit its website at www.ehtrust.org. It states: ...

Counter Your Noise Pollution

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   We live in a noisy world. In cities, obvious sources come from honking drivers, and sirens from fire trucks and ambulances. We...

Ears

In April, we will be focusing on our ears.As we "meditate" on our ears, we'll explore how noise, music, chanting, vibrations, and silence can improve our health,...

NYC Event: Spring Cleaning Home Body and Mind

Get inspiration for spring cleaning! Join me on April 18th in NYC for an evening all about spring cleaning for your mind, body and home!  Hosted at California Closets...

9 Brain Detox Tips

by Lily Kamp and by Sophia Ruan Gushée   The idea of detoxing the brain seems scary, but it does’t have to be. As you can probably guess, there is no...

Brain Benefits of Meditation and How to Start Meditating

Above: Sophia Ruan Gushée at Inscape NYC. Below: article by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée   There are countless benefits of meditation....

3 Ways To Make Your Dream Kitchen Nontoxic

by guest blogger Karolina Gore   Home is an important place to detox. The kitchen is an excellent area to focus on, since most of us spend a lot of our time at...

8 Brain-Healthy Activities for When You Disconnect to Reconnect

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Disconnect to Connect for Your Brain Health and Overall Wellbeing In March, we are meditating on the brain to pursue a gentle, organic...

How is our Brain and Central Nervous System Health?

Eating healthy and maintaining your social networks are two brain-healthy activities by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée    The term “brain...
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