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Are EMFs Harmful? What the Experts Say

 

It took me many years to appreciate the concerns surrounding electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which are exposures created from both wired and wireless technologies. But, when you stop to think about it, our lives have never before been so full of them: wired and wireless technologies, and, therefore, EMFs.

 

 

In researching for A to Z of D-Toxing, which is a guidebook I reference to care for my family, I repeatedly encountered concerns about EMFs. The body of...

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Monthly Newsletter: June 2017

a monthly newsletter Jun 15, 2017

For many of us, June is a month of celebration: longer hours of sunshine, the return of heat, the end of the school year, and the transition into summer plans that hopefully include time to enjoy life with family and friends.

As you are able to relax into a summer routine, consider the four offerings below: 

  1. Refresh your framework for health. Watch (or listen) to wonderful conversations from my recent Innovators of Wellness event. Guest speakers include Dr. Frank Lipman, an...
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Detox Your Home: 5 Plants to Improve Indoor Air Quality

indoor air plants Jun 12, 2017
 

by the editorial team

With the average American spending about 90% of their time indoors, it's important that our homes are healthy environments. The idea of indoor air pollution might be something you didn't even know existed, but it's as real as the pollution outside your front door. Don't worry, there's an easy way to tackle those toxins and detox your home.

Studies show that plant-filled rooms contain up to 60 percent fewer airborne molds and bacteria than rooms without plants, so...

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What We Can Learn from The Declining Health of Bees

diet environment Jun 08, 2017

 

Bees are crucial to our food supply. Approximately one-third of our food relies on bees as pollinators, a service that has been valued at $US 168 billion per year worldwide. In the US, bees contribute more than $15 billion to our crop production, according to the USDA.

 

Bee populations are in jeopardy

Starting in late 2006, US beekeepers began reporting alarming losses of bee populations, reporting losses of 30-90%. This emerging, and global, phenomenon became known...

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Beekeeper Laura Klahre, founder of Blossom Meadow, on the pollination crisis and simple steps to help

diet environment podcast Jun 08, 2017
 

 

Laura Klahre, founder of Blossom Meadow

A marine biologist by trade, Laura Klahre, founder of Blossom Meadow, is a beekeeper in the North Fork of Eastern Long Island. During August 2016, she was kind enough to enlighten my team and I on the lives of bees. After having a dream in 1997 that she was a beekeeper, she started beekeeping with one beehive, which eventually grew to 100 beehives. 

Listen to my podcast with Laura by clicking below. In addition,...

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Black Sesame Seed Candy Recipe & Directions (Vegan)

diet recipes Jun 06, 2017

Black Sesame Seed Candy Recipe (Vegan)

Guess which ingredients make this delicious vegan treat rich in calcium and iron?

Black sesame seeds are a rich source of calcium and iron. Raw, local, organic honey and coconut palm sugar are some of your healthier choices for sweeteners. Mixing them with some organic ground cinnamon, ginger, flax seeds, and chia seeds yields a healthy, delicious, vegan treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sesame seeds (about 12 ounces)
  • 1⁄2 cup raw, local, organic...
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Monthly Newsletter: May 2017

a monthly newsletter May 12, 2017

Hello, D-Tox Community!

We hope you're finding helpful remedies during this tough allergy season. As our children's school nurse emailed recently, even though each year it's often said that "this is the worst allergy season" ever, this year, is truly the worst allergy season ever. I have been struck by how much our 4-year-old daughter has been suffering: swollen, stingy eyes; and severe congestion at night.

Stinging Nettle Tea

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle

allergies diet healing skin May 11, 2017

Even if you don't think you know what stinging nettle looks like-- chances are, you've met the plant before. It could have been when you were running around outside as a child and emerged with a painful, mysterious rash on your legs. Depending on where you live, you might even pass by a plant on your daily commute (even in NYC), where it grows "like a weed." 

I was introduced to the medicinal properties of stinging nettle through renowned herbalist Amanda David of Rootwork Herbals...

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Monthly Newsletter: April 2017

a monthly newsletter Apr 10, 2017

 

Spring is our season.

It's a time of renewal and detoxification. New beginnings, fresh starts, and healthy transformations. Wherever you are in your process, we hope you are enjoying the changing season.

There have been many exciting developments at Practical Nontoxic Living, below are nine key updates.

 

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1) What does it take to innovate?

On May 4th, Sophia will host her first Innovators of Wellness event in NYC. It features five trailblazers in modern...

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Detox Your Yoga Blocks

yoga Apr 08, 2017

 

 

Yoga blocks are often made of a foam that's made of petrochemicals. While there are benefits (they tend to be cheap and light), they are not great for our planet and our health.

Instead, healthier yoga blocks are made of 100% wood (like bamboo) or 100% cork, both of which can be more eco-friendly by using renewable and sustainable materials.

 

100% Wood  100% Cork

Benefits:

  • Great support 
  • May be heavy (new ones can be lighter because they have a hollow...
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