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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...

VIDEO: Tips on achieving healthier water from a filtration expert

Finally! I finally had a great conversation with a water filtration expert. After researching effective water filtration for my home throughout the years, I was...

Practical strategies to achieve clean drinking water. Watch, listen...

Lead poisoning from the drinking water in Flint, Michigan has raised awareness to contaminants in drinking water nationwide. While governments strive to balance...

Simple Tips for Your Winter Detox

After indulging in rich and sweet foods that typically accompany the holidays, many of us are ready to detox our diets and reboot our exercise routines. However,...

String Lights: Buy and use ones that are lead-free!

I've always wanted to tap into the collective wisdom of others who have discovered practical tips for more nontoxic living. On this blog, I will occasionally spotlight a...

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving approaching, I have been seeking healthy and delicious recipes on Pinterest. Below are some of my favorites, which will also color your...

Tips for a Halloween with Less Toxic Exposures

Halloween is quickly approaching! For my tips on reducing your family's toxic exposures from the Halloween festivities, published by Mom Blog Society, click here: Skeletons...

A to Z of D-Toxing is Finally Here!

After many long years of research, writing, and editing, my book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, is ready to launch! The book...

DIY Face Paint for a Healthier Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us! My family can hardly wait for the holiday fun, and to choose their costumes. In anticipation of the big day, I tried a recipe...

Recipes for Fall: Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

Some of my best recipes have been the results of experiments. For instance, I discovered one of my favorite summer recipes - vegan pineapple ice cream - while making...

Tips for Better Recycling

Recycling: It's not as simple as I assumed. Even if manufacturers choose to use materials that can be recycled, the post below, from a member of my team, Ashley S....

For a Healthier Spin on Pizza Night, Add Brussels Sprouts!

There'sno getting around it, my entire family loves pizza. We also love making it ourselves, and experimenting with different and creative ingredients. While trying to...

4 Tips for Navigating Food Labels

This week, the United States House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 1599, a bill that could block the FDA and state governments from issuing mandatory labeling...

My Secret Sauce for Nutritional Punches: Cleaning the Fridge

One of my favorite parts of summer are the fresh veggies and fruits that we can eat straight from the farmers' stands. Since I make such an effort to buy organic...

Unexpected Purpose: Ladybugs

With the completion of my book A to Z of D-Toxing underway, this will be the first summer since my first child was born seven years ago that I'll have...

Reduce toxicants in your diet: Use Food Scores!

Since I was young, I've always been interested in food. I remember being excited to learn about the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that certain...

3 Tips to Manage Summer Sun

Summer is here! Those of us who lived through a difficult winter in the northeast are especially excited to enjoy the outdoors. But how does a health conscious mom manage...

Fetal Origins: What is it?

Could chronic conditions and diseases originate from the prenatal period? Science is increasingly showing links to this important period. Learn more about this growing...

Epigenetics: What is it?

Comparing US and EU Chemical Regulation

Chemicals: Innocent or Guilty? by CNN

Climate Change - What does it mean?

EMFs: The Science of Exposure

EMFs: Protect Your Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant should take extra measures to protect their developing child from cell phone radiation and other types of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). The...

Flame Retardants: A Historical Summary

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Chemical flame retardants are found in many household products, including upholstered furniture, electronics, mattresses, children's...

Pool and Spa Safety

With summer upon us, I have been thinking and hearing more about pool safety. In one of my email mommy groups, a mom shared a good experience with Safety Turtle, a pool and...

Sun Protective Clothing: Coolibar Is Our Recommendation!

In trying to minimize the amount of sunscreen (i.e., chemicals) put onto my children while also keeping them sun-safe, I have found Coolibar sun protective clothing to be a...

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