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How to take care of plants with 3 easy steps

air eyes healing spaces home Sep 05, 2019

House plants offer many invaluable benefits. They can convert toxic chemicals, like formaldehyde and benzene, into oxygen. And they are also essential to healing spaces. Science has proven that seeing nature helps us relax and heal.

The biggest challenge, however, is how to take care of plants so that they don't die!

Most of us juggle so much that adopting additional responsibilities—like taking care of house plants—can feel impossible. I highly encourage you to try...

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Zero Waste: 5 Tips for a Low Waste Lifestyle

waste detox Aug 28, 2019

Did you know that one crucial way to detox your home and bodies is to detox what you throw away? Some of our garbage will persist in our environment for decades, and some for centuries.

Our oceans now have five "garbage patches," or areas of dense garbage that aggregate from swirls of currents. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is commonly referenced, and described as twice the size of Texas.

A 2018 article on PBS News Hour(1) estimated that the Great Pacific Garbage...

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Simple Kale Salad: My Family's Favorite Recipe

diet recipes Aug 22, 2019
 

Are you getting enough fiber?

One simple way you can boost your natural detox processes is to eat more vegetables and fruit. The fiber they contain acts like a broom that sweeps away our waste from the inside out.

My family's favorite salad is simple to make—and its fiber-rich! It consists of kale, cherry tomatoes, avocados, olive oil, and salt.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my miraculous story the other day about my kids fighting over this...

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Infrared Saunas 101

self-care waste detox Aug 15, 2019

My path into wellness started by my search for good science. With the topic of toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields, there are many conflicting and alarming opinions. So when I started researching this topic (for what later became research for my book A to Z of D-Toxing), I hunted down good studies (objective, replicated, well-designed) and stats.

As I explore ways to detox and heal in the most natural (least harmful) ways available to most of us, the good...

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Waste Detox: August Theme

waste detox Aug 12, 2019

August is our month to meditate on how we can detox our waste.  

When I use the word waste, I'm not only talking about our body's natural detoxification outcomes (like sweat, urine, ..., etc), but I'm also referring to what we discard—which ends up in our landfills, oceans, air, soil, and ultimately our bodies.

One lesson I keep learning through various examples is that everything is connected. For example, the purity of our bodies, homes, and planet are...

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Is your mouthwash undermining your gut health?

Our oral cavity is a gateway to our gut microbiome.

 

As I meditated on the fossil fuels in our self-care routines during June's Beauty Detox theme, I spent more time than I expected on mouthwash. Upon further investigation, I realized that our oral healthcare can undermine our gut health!

Aware that triclosan in toothpaste has antibacterial effects (and that we should avoid unnecessary antibacterial products), I had never thought much about mouthwash. I...

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Please do this one thing!

Last night, I recorded a podcast with a superhero you should know: Dr Devra Davis. She has an impressive career as an epidemiologist, author, academic, and pioneer in public and environmental health. For example, President Bill Clinton appointed her to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (1949-99); she has counseled leading officials in the US United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World...

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PCOS: Can banishing endocrine disruptors help PCOS symptoms?

I had never heard of PCOS until I was invited to be a guest on The PCOS Revolution Podcast with Farrar Duro, DOM. I Googled "PCOS" and learned that it stands for polycystic ovary syndrome, a common endocrine disorder in women that can affect their fertility.

Since our exposures to endocrine disruptors are chronic and overlooked, I welcomed this opportunity to examine whether reducing our toxic exposures from what we buy and do can help those who live with PCOS and for...

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Insights on eating for gut health by a vegetarian cardiologist

diet gut health Jul 17, 2019

A few years ago, I was searching for a physician who was informed about how nutrition can affect our health. This was surprisingly hard to find. Then a friend recommended her physician, Hooman Yaghoobzadeh, MD, who has also been distinguished by New York magazine as one of the best doctors in New York and by Castle Connolly as one of America's best doctors.

Knowing how confused most people are about how to eat, I sat down with Dr. Yaghoobzadeh to ask him about how he eats and why....

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Home Detox Tips for Self-Care

home detox self-care Jul 09, 2019

Well and Good recently visited my home for its YouTube series Self-Care Nation. As a full-time social entrepreneur with three young kids, my self-care over the past decade has been focused on creating a healthy home.

You can check out my most important home detox tips by watching the video below. If you want to support it, then please click on the thumbs up button and share with a friend.

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