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Home Detox: A Simple Start

home detox Feb 05, 2021

On Tuesday February 2, I was delighted to launch a 3-event series for the Everwell community. The series will guide participants through my Home Detox Workbook. 

If you have a group that would be interested in this, then email [email protected]

It's always nice to evolve with friends.



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Infrared saunas: An interview with the founder of Sunlighten

home self-care Jan 29, 2021

Podcast producer: Chris Robertson


If you are interested in infrared saunas and their health benefits, then this episode will help. My guest is Connie Zack, co-owner of Sunlighten infrared saunas.

I was excited to speak to Connie because I have spent a lot of time researching infrared saunas. After hearing a few people talk about how helpful it was to spend time in infrared saunas, I didn't need much convincing that I wanted one too. 

I heard amazing experiences...

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What are the Safest Pots and Pans to Cook with in 2021?

diet kitchen Jan 24, 2021

Updated by Sophia Ruan Gushée on January 8, 2021

Whenever I dive deep into the safest pots and pans, I am surprised at how complicated it is for me to choose pots and pans that feel safe for my family. My conclusion: There is no such thing as nontoxic. Every option has a different set of benefits and risks. However, what feels most comfortable for me is cookware made from materials that are better understood after a long history of use: cast iron (without enamel or ceramic...

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What is the safest stainless steel for cookware, food containers, and flatware?

diet kitchen Jan 22, 2021

Stainless steel is often recommended as a safe material for nontoxic pots and pans, food containers, water bottles, and flatware. But is stainless steel always nontoxic? 

This article takes a deep dive into stainless steel so that you will learn:

  • How stainless steel formulas vary
  • What to look for when shopping for the safest nontoxic stainless steel pots and pans, food containers, water bottles, flatware, and utensils
  • How to use your stainless steel pots, pans, food...
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Best nontoxic glass food and beverage containers

diet kitchen Jan 20, 2021

Glass is often described as one of the most nontoxic options for kitchen cookware and drinkware. But, is it really nontoxic?

Since glass can be created with different formulas (or recipes), how safe glass is as cookware, drinkware, and food containers depends on what it's made of and if it's decorated. The most concerning ingredients that glass has been reported to contain include:

  • Lead (neurotoxic)
  • Cadmium (neurotoxic)
  • nanoparticles (minuscule size pose unknown but concerning risks;...
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Healing & Thriving Lessons from Cancer to Optimize Your Life Quality

podcast Jan 14, 2021

People often ask me about the benefits of practical nontoxic living. If you're curious about one person's experience, then this podcast is thought-provoking.

My guest is Ariana Ost Martz. Ariana studied at the Parsons School of Design in both NYC and Paris, and went into fashion and jewelry design after graduating. However, in 2006,  Ariana's mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and given 6 months to live. 

Ultimately, Ariana's mother chose not to opt-out...

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Dry Farm Wines | Biodynamic & Natural Wines, Tested for Purity

diet Dec 22, 2020

Podcast producer: Chris Robertson


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Did you know that there are 76 FDA-approved additives that US wine-makers can use? Some of these are natural, some are toxic. 

In addition to using pesticides to support the farming of vineyard grapes, additives are used for manufacturing the wine's taste, extending its shelf life, and much more. Ultimately, these chemicals help winemakers' bottom...

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Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping With Fabric

gift wrapping Dec 18, 2020

My first gift wrapping attempt with fabric. It was so quick and EASY!


Over the past few years, my family and I have been transitioning to more sustainable gift wrapping materials as we also still use up our pre-existing set of conventional wrapping supplies (sigh). The winter holidays always involve many hours of wrapping, which leads me to become curious about the wrapping materials. My informed common sense was concerned that:

  • The sheen from wrapping paper might...
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My #1 Tip for Selecting the "Cleanest" Organic Sofa for Your Budget

furniture home detox Dec 17, 2020

by Sophia Ruan Gushée


As we spend more time at home this winter, many of us will be cozying up on our sofas. I hate being the bearer of upsetting information but, if you're reading this article, you'd probably appreciate learning more about the risky exposures from many sofas. 

This article will inform you of key things you should know about sofas, simple habits that can reduce your toxic exposures, and tips on selecting the "cleanest" organic sofa for your budget and...

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🎧 NEW PODCAST: Master Organic Mattresses & Sustainable Interior Design for an Eco-friendly Home

home detox podcast sleep Dec 08, 2020

Podcast producer: Chris Robertson


by Sophia Ruan Gushée

If you're interested in any of the below, then this podcast will provide insight into a strategic approach to help you achieve:

  • healthier indoor air quality
  • sustainable interior design
  • a more eco-friendly and healthier home
  • reduced exposures to toxic (or risky) chemicals and heavy metals

In this episode, I share my conversation with Barry A. Cik, Founder / Technical Director / CEO of Naturepedic, an...

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