Are you interested in in vitro fertilization (IVF), and how to optimize your IVF outcome?
If so, this article will highlight key steps of IVF treatment, provide important statistics (including IVF success rates by patient age and number of implanted embryos), and suggest four basic lifestyle changes you should make to help reduce toxic exposures that can interfere with a healthy IVF and pregnancy outcome.
IVF uses a combination of medicines and surgical...
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, and other household items.
In this article, we will discuss the safety concerns surrounding memory foam mattresses, as well as share our best tips for choosing a nontoxic mattress for your home.
The main ingredient of memory foam mattresses is polyurethane, which contains...
by Sophia Ruan Gushée
Even after studying and teaching nontoxic living for over a decade, I'm more energized than ever: The evidence for precautionary measures continues to strengthen, and the public is more curious than ever.
I just returned from spending a week in Los Angeles. My trip to LA originated from a personal reason, but I extended my visit to make room for various work events.
Soon after arriving in LA, I headed over to the retail...
by Sophia Ruan Gushee
Podcast composer: Chris Robertson
Dr. Esther Sternberg served for 26 years in the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program as Senior Scientist and Section Chief of Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health.
She has too many other impressive accomplishments to list here. But, currently, she holds the Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine and is Research Director for the...
Are you worried that your current mattress might be toxic?
Not all mattresses are created equal. While some will provide the benefits of a good night’s sleep, others can slowly contribute to health issues. There are a few symptoms you should pay attention to if you think that your mattress may be negatively impacting your health.
In this article, we will discuss 7 common warning signs of toxic mattresses, as well as tips for alleviating your toxic mattress...
Can negative energy get attached (or assigned) to objects, and therefore contribute to negative energy in your home?
There are different ways of considering this. A common way objects can create negative, toxic energy is simply by its association with a difficult experience, which results in those objects being triggers of a biochemical cascade of hormones that can contribute to stress and depression. When this is the situation and these objects are in your home, seeing...
How does the energy in your home make you feel?
Most of us overlook the energy of our home but many others have believed in its importance for centuries. For example, Feng shui, used for 3,500+ years, is a philosophy that aims to harmonize the energy of a place. It incorporates many considerations—like astronomy, where sunlight enters the room, and which materials can reflect or absorb this sunshine.
While I was skeptical of Feng shui for decades, I have noticed...
by the editorial team
Are you aware of the damaging effects talcum powder can have on your lungs, as well as your overall health?
Even though talcum powder is commonly used in everyday consumer products (such as baby powder), it poses health risks.
In this article, we will discuss the potential damaging effects of talcum powder, as well as 5 tips to reduce your exposure and protect your lungs from talcum powder.
Talcum powder is made from a mineral called talc,...
by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée
Are you looking for natural, nontoxic solutions to indoor air pollution concerns? You’ve come to the right place.
Indoor air pollution has been linked to various adverse health effects, such as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.
In this article, we will discuss the main causes of indoor air pollution, as well as suggest 11 solutions you can try to create a safe, nontoxic environment in your home.
In honor of lung cancer awareness, this month we are exploring simple ways to detox our indoor air quality to protect our respiratory health.
Most people don't know this, but more people are dying of lung cancer than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. And while we often associate the disease with smoking, the truth is, many people are being diagnosed with lung cancer with zero history of smoking.
My friend Reina, for example, is a lung cancer thriver. Even though she had no...