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When I first dived into the raw diet a year ago, I was struck by how expensive it was to eat this healthy.  My friend, Cassie, who always inspires me to eat as cleanly...
  One of my greatest simple joys is having a constant supply of fresh herbs in my kitchen.  For me, fresh herbs send the overall flavor of my food to the next...
Like so many of us social media users, I am addicted to Pinterest.  I’m addicted for many different reasons, but lately, I’ve been spending my time...
  by guest writer   A few weeks ago, I attended a fascinating event on sustainable food systems and urban agriculture. After the two-hour seminar on the current...
  by guest writer   Whenever my body is feeling run down, whether I'm fighting a cold or feeling dehydrated, I have discovered coconut water cures my pain. About...
I just finished reviewing the 2008 - 2009 Annual Report to the U.S. President titled Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now (the "Report"), created by the...
Throughout all the books and online articles that I had reviewed about health and non-toxic products, I had never read anything about the hazards in microwave popcorn....
I was thrilled to discover that Dr. Oz had led a discussion on autism -- its possible causes and solutions. Several physicians on the show agreed that the quality of food...
MY REMINDER OF THE FRAGILITY OF HEALTH AND LIFE... In early March 2009, a "spontaneous" carotid artery dissection occurred in my forty-year old husband.  The interior...

Sophia's Motivation for Creating A to Z of D-Toxing

Health-conscious mother of three, Sophia Ruan Gushée thought she knew how to be healthy. Only after she became a mother did she become aware of an overlooked...

4 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Organic Woman

Valentine's Day is almost upon us, and for those who celebrate by buying gifts for the one we love, the options can sometimes seem...uninspired. While it's easy to pop into...

Are Probiotics Worth the Money? Sandor Katz, Author of Wild Ferment...

  Culturally raised to view bacteria as threatening, in recent years I've been learning about their invaluable benefits: They seem like the best way to nurture our gut...

Detox Your Home of a New Type of Pollution: EMFs

  Recently, I was a guest on Leslie Reichert's podcast series Clean Green Talk. We talked about a less well-known pollution in our homes: electromagnetic fields...

Sounds of My Nightly Routine: Chaos, Singing, Humming, and Chanting Om

Chanting om has become an effective way to release stress, center my mind, and soothe my children to sleep. As a mother of three young kids, I experience the bedtime...

On The Podcast: Essential Oils for Healing

  "I believe if you do the right things in terms of detoxing & supplementation, and if you supplement that all with energy work, you are able to literally do ...

What You Need To Know About EMF Protection Products

by editorial team   If you're reading this article, then you're already aware of the negative effects that EMF (electromagnetic field) exposures can have on your...
Begin these habits early.  Even before the teeth have erupted, you can begin to accustom your baby to the brushing routine by massaging her gums with your finger, a...
This is great for when the baby's neck can support its own head.  I think I started using it once my daughter was at least 6 months old.  The seat very...

Our Alarming Health Trends: Cancer, Autism, Asthma, and More

The health trends among children and adults are alarming. Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A to Z of D-Toxing, wants more people to consider the role of environmental factors...

Organic Sleep! It's a Thing.

  In this episode of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Podcast, Sophia sits down with Kristen Rannala, mother of 3 & founder of Organique-- a cutting-edge, completely...

The Art of Fermentation

I could not be more excited to be video-interviewing Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation and fermentation guru, tomorrow. He'll be releasing a revised...

Would reducing your EMFs help you feel and sleep better?

Check out episode 3 of my podcast series, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Podcast. I talk about EMFs, or electromagnetic fields with Matt Waletzke, who is a Certified Building...

Autism, asthma in children, and more: Are Children Uniquely Vulnera...

With dramatic increases in autism, asthma, allergies, and other health conditions among our pediatric population, we should become more aware that...

3 Tips for Healthier School Supplies

As sad as it is to see another gorgeous summer come to an end, the anticipation of a new school year is an exciting time for the family to enjoy. Each year, as I...

Inspired by the Bounty: Recipe for Massaged Kale Salad with Strawbe...

This salad was inspired by a fruitful trip to the farmer's market. It's filled with lots of nutrient-dense ingredients that will support your health and immune system, and...

Navigate the Farmers' Market Like a Pro

There are three kinds of farmers' market shoppers. Some of us are all business: we know what we want, and we aim to get in and out as quickly as possible. Others...

Traditional Chinese Medicine Helped My Daughter's Eczema

  Managing eczema has been a big issue in my family. While it has caused great worry, it has also raised thought-provoking insight into health. Whether you...

8 Mother's Day Gifts to Bring Peace, Healing, Joy, and Presence

Mother's day is this Sunday! For me, this Mother's day is my 8th as a mother. With three children that span the ages of 3- to 8-years-old, this is the first Mother's...

Sophia Gushee on Dr. Oz

Throughout my 5 years of creating A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, friends and family would say, "You should be on Dr. Oz!" I would...

Water Filters: A closer look

In the last few weeks, I have been invited by many radio shows to talk about water. Understandably, the Flint, MI water crisis has ignited a growing concern...

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