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Is Polyurethane Foam in Your Mattress?

bedroom Jan 01, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Is memory foam toxic? Cushy and squishy, polyurethane foam gives us comfortable mattresses. It adds padding and coziness while providing the support and structure needed for a good night’s sleep. This is why it's so popular in conventional mattresses and the main attraction in memory foam mattresses.

But did you know that polyurethane foam can be a source of toxic fumes and toxic dust? This is a main reason why it's important...

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WiFi Radiation: How Concerned Should You Be?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Why should you be concerned about the WiFi radiation in your home? It seems harmless. And you haven’t noticed any harmful effects. But does that mean there haven't been any?

In this article, we will provide essential information about WiFi radiation, including the experts’ views on potential health risks. We will also provide 6 tips to protect yourself from your wireless devices.

What is WiFi...

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Mama Medicine and Sophia Gushee discuss auras, spirits, destiny, healing, giving, and love

energy healing podcast Dec 28, 2017


by Sophia Ruan Gushée


About a year ago, a friend of mine shared an experience that was thought-provoking, and this experience offered my friend potential healing and positive transformation. This experience was called a Medicine Reading with a seeress named Deborah Hanekamp. Deborah is also known as Mama Medicine.

Intrigued, I reached out to Deborah to invite her to be on my podcast. I wanted to learn more about her and what she does, and I know that others would also...

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Carpet and Asthma, Like Oil and Water

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Anyone who has asthma, or has seen an asthmatic attack, knows how scary it can be. According to the Center for Disease Control, the source of the asthma trigger must be removed from the environment (in addition to controlling asthma attacks with medication).

One of the common triggers of asthma (and allergies) is carpeting. Carpets harbor dust and is typically made and installed with materials that off-gas Volatile Organic Compounds...

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Natural Wood Finishes That Are Safer

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Wood finishes are the top protective coating that is applied to wood to protect it from moisture, sunlight and everyday wear and tear.

Sometimes finishes are confused with stains. Stains are coloring that simply, well, stain the wood a particular color. After that, a finish is applied to seal the wood and protect it from everyday wear and tear. Finishes can have a yellow tint to them and change the color appearance of wood, but is not a...

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Natural Rubber Products – Is it for me?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


What do pacifiers, mattresses and carpets have in common? They are often made from natural rubber materials. Natural rubber is one of the materials widely accepted as being a healthier material. Prior to World War II, natural rubber was more widely available and used to make footwear, clothing, and other products. (1)

What is natural rubber?

Natural rubber, as its name indicates, is made from a natural product. It’s a plant...

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Sole Water Recipe

by Sophia Ruan Gushée


An easy way to help boost your digestion, soothe your nervous system, improve hydration, and improve your skin, hair and nails may be to start your day with salt water. Yes, salt water. In fact, it's a thing. It's called sole (pronounced so-lay). You can read more about the reported health benefits and my personal experience with drinking it in my upcoming article on Well+Good. Below is the recipe.


  • Unprocessed, mineral-rich salt, like ...
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Create a Nontoxic Bed: Headboard to Bed Frame

bedroom sleep textiles Dec 13, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


When looking for headboards and bed frames, consider nontoxic options. As the structure that surrounds your mattress, the headboard and bed frame are important considerations when detoxing your bedroom.

It would be demoralizing to invest in an organic mattress or bedding, and later learn that your headboard and bed frame are toxic!

Headboards and bed frames can affect the air quality in your bedroom by releasing Volatile...

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De-Clutter Your Home to Detox Your Home

bedroom home kitchen Dec 10, 2017

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Clutter accumulates quickly in our homes. Before we know it, the one storage cabinet has expanded to three. And flat surfaces are covered with...well, anything and everything.

What we often don’t consider is how this clutter may be affecting our health. In addition to the dust that accumulates with clutter, so do the number of products that may contaminate our homes with chemicals. Of special concern are those that have...

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Detox Your Kitchen: Nontoxic Kitchen Cabinets

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée


When it comes to kitchen cabinets, you don’t have to trade beauty for healthy.  You can have both!

Nontoxic kitchen cabinets can help the air quality in your home, and they come in a variety of styles and finishes. Below are three tips to filter towards healthier kitchen cabinets.

1. Solid Hardwood

Wood cabinets can be made of solid hardwood wood or composite wood. Examples of composite wood...

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