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Bluetooth: A Convenience or Concern?

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


How Bluetooth Devices Can Negatively Affect Your Health

Bluetooth technology has brought us great convenience: hands-free ear phones; smart ovens; smart watches; and many other "smart" devices that can communicate with other devices and provide us with interesting information. However, we don't have enough studies or time to know if our everyday Bluetooth exposures are safe.

This article explains Bluetooth radiation and potential...

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Use Your Laptop Safely: 6 Tips to Get Started

by Sophia Ruan Gushée and her editorial team


We are lucky to enjoy the convenient mobility that technology provides. Not only are our personal lives enriched by more accessibility and connection with our friends and loved ones, but technology has also connected employers and employees from among more parts of the world. More of us can work from home, or from more parts of the world. Technology has provided us with a lot more options, and a lot more freedom.

While most...

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Low Sperm Count: The Link Between Radiation and Fertility

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


Once most people decide to start a family, they are also excited to eat healthier and exercise more regularly. Some may even schedule a general medical checkup to give their future child the healthiest start possible.

Most people (including physicians), however, don't consider something else that may affect fertility: their toxic exposures. While fertility results from complex and dynamic factors, our toxic...

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September 2017 Newsletter | Practical Nontoxic Living

a monthly newsletter Sep 29, 2017


Dear D-Tox community,

September has been very busy: full of new beginnings! I share highlights below of what may be interesting, or helpful, to you and those you care about.



1. How toxic exposures may influence reproductive health

It was truly an honor to record a podcast with Dr. Hugh Taylor, head of reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine. We had an important conversation that everyone should listen to. Dr. Taylor talks about not just his cutting-edge...

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Symptoms of Electromagnetic Radiation Sensitivity and How to Avoid It

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée


By now, you probably know of certain exposures—like nuts, perfume, dairy, or even motion sickness—that trigger discomfort. Naturally, you avoid these triggers to avoid uncomfortable symptoms.

Most people don't consider electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which may compromise some people's wellbeing. EMFs may contribute to a set of symptoms that some countries, including Sweden, recognize as a disability.


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Reproductive health expert from Yale Medical School discusses how toxic exposures may influence our reproductive health and children


I remember clearly the first time I came across the reality that our consumer products expose us to toxic exposures--which include chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields. It was ten years ago, when my first born was just a few weeks old. 

I had just ended my maternity leave. And after a demanding day at work, I climbed into bed at a little after midnight with a pile of books to skim. The books were about how to take care of a baby: how often she should eat, what...

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On becoming a Well+Good Council member

events Sep 18, 2017

This month, I officially joined the Well+Good Council. Examples of fellow members include: 

  • Gabby Bernstein: New York Times best-selling author of five ground-breaking books on modern spirituality
  • Dr. Robin Berzin: a leader of functional medicine, as well as founder and CEO of Parsley Health, an innovative primary care practice
  •  Joey Gonzalez: CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp
  • Normal Kamali: a visionary fashion designer, entrepreneur, and feminist
  • ...
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Tips to buy school materials that minimize toxic chemicals

children Sep 08, 2017

It was so nice selecting school supplies with my daughter yesterday. It prompted me to look up safer plastics (numbered 1, 2, 4, and 5). Whenever possible, this is what we chose.

And she didn't seem to mind the dialogue that ensued about why we're being mindful of which plastics and other materials we considered. Generally, children embrace the key concerns pretty easily, which revolve around the health of our planet, wildlife and other animals, and human health. My experience is...

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Prenatal Screen Time: Protect Your Pregnancy From the EMFs of Your Electronic Devices


Whether it’s your first child, or number 5 and counting, having a healthy, safe pregnancy is always your biggest priority. You already know to eat healthy, exercise regularly, and visit your doctor for checkups. But have you considered how your prenatal screen habits could impact you and your child? This is something you should consider.

Non-ionizing radiation and pregnancy

Most of our everyday electronic devices emit extremely low-frequency (ELF) to...

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Practical Nontoxic Living | August 2017 Newsletter

a monthly newsletter Aug 31, 2017

As cooler breezes replace our hottest days in the northeast, I am pensive of the imminence of fall, a new school year, and the fleetingness of summer. 

Activities that kept my life as busy as ever now seem like a season ago! This summer, I was immersed in developing my online D-Tox Academy (still in its prenatal period), recording/producing/publishing fun and fascinating podcasts, and squeezing in rare moments in the kitchen to experiment with new recipes.


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