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Sounds of My Nightly Routine: Chaos, Singing, Humming, and Chanting Om

parents sleep yoga Jan 11, 2017

Chanting om has become an effective way to release stress, center my mind, and soothe my children to sleep.


As a mother of three young kids, I experience the bedtime routine mostly as a battle. Starting at 5pm, the battle begins: I battle with my children to wash their hands before eating dinner, to eat dinner, to not dance on the furniture while eating, to take a bath, to brush their teeth, to get dressed after bath, to pick their bedtime stories, and to keep their heads on their...

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On The Podcast: Essential Oils for Healing

essential oils healing Jan 05, 2017

 

"I believe if you do the right things in terms of detoxing & supplementation, and if you supplement that all with energy work, you are able to literally do anything with your physical body"


-Alaknanda Nabar, Family of Light Holistic Center
 


 

Have Questions About Essential Oils?

We did too.

Essential oils have been rumored to help with better sleep, seasonal or environmental threats, runny nose, immunity, skin blemishes/imperfections, dry skin,...

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What You Need To Know About EMF Protection Products

emf emf protection Jan 02, 2017

by editorial team

 

If you're reading this article, then you're already aware of the negative effects that EMF (electromagnetic field) exposures can have on your health and well-being. The question is, can you protect yourself with EMF sensitivity protection products?

The first part of this article highlights different types of electromagnetic sensitivity protection products that claim to neutralize EMF exposure without blocking it out entirely.

The second...

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Bumbo Babysitter

baby Dec 31, 2016

This is great for when the baby's neck can support its own head.  I think I started using it once my daughter was at least 6 months old.  The seat very comfortably enabled my daughter to sit up, when she could not sit up by herself.  We eventually received a tray that snaps onto the seat, which was great during meal time.  The Bumbo Babysitter can be purchased by clicking on the image below, and it can also be found in The Store.  My daughter loved it and I...

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Brushing Baby Teeth and Gums

baby Dec 31, 2016

  • Begin these habits early.  Even before the teeth have erupted, you can begin to accustom your baby to the brushing routine by massaging her gums with your finger, a wet washcloth, or gauze.  Alternatively, you can use a soft rubber tip that fits on the end of an adult finger.  These can help with the discomfort associated with teething and stimulates blood flow in the gums.  Once teeth have erupted, continue massaging the gums as well as gentle cleaning of the teeth, by...
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Our Alarming Health Trends: Cancer, Autism, Asthma, and More

The health trends among children and adults are alarming. Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A to Z of D-Toxing, wants more people to consider the role of environmental factors that we can control: toxic exposures from what we buy.

 

I grew up during the 1970s and 1980s in upstate New York—in Binghamton, a city of about 200,000 residents at the time. I attended various schools that were diverse: a Jewish nursery school with approximately 15 to 20 children per class; a public...

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Organic Sleep! It's a Thing.

interior design sleep Dec 05, 2016

 

In this episode of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Podcast, Sophia sits down with Kristen Rannala, mother of 3 & founder of Organique-- a cutting-edge, completely organic mattress company based out of California. 

 

 

It's tempting to overlook mattresses in our quest for good health. They're expensive, hard to get in and out of our homes, and especially, when it comes to crib and children's mattresses-- we only need them for a few years anyway. Why spend so much...

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The Art of Fermentation

diet gut health immunity Oct 26, 2016

Update July 9, 2019: You can listen to my podcast with Sandor Katz by clicking the below. Podcast show notes are available here: Podcast with fermentation guru, Sandor Katz.

 

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I could not be more excited to be video-interviewing Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation and fermentation guru, tomorrow. He'll be releasing a revised edition of another book of his Wild Fermentation. Please email me questions you'd like me to ask Mr. Katz at this email address: ...

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Would reducing your EMFs help you feel and sleep better?

emf sleep technology Sep 10, 2016

Check out episode 3 of my podcast series, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Podcast. I talk about EMFs, or electromagnetic fields with Matt Waletzke, who is a Certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant by the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology, an international nonprofit that aims to help reduce indoor toxic exposures, including from electromagnetic fields. Matt is one of among 46 certified US experts listed on the website of the International Institute for...

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Autism, asthma in children, and more: Are Children Uniquely Vulnerable?

With dramatic increases in autism, asthma, allergies, and other health conditions among our pediatric population, we should become more aware that children have unique biological vulnerabilities. Children are not little adults. For example, their developing brains and bodies need extra protection.

What follows is an excerpt from my book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures.

 

My husband and I recently started watching Mad Men, the hit...

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