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Detox Your Holiday Lights of Lead

Holiday string lights are often an integral part of the festive decor. But did you know that holiday string lights can contain lead that can rub off on hands and...

Choosing Placemats

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Placemats help to protect tables and add interest to table settings. While many people focus on the style of...

Peace of Mind in Detoxing Your Bedroom

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   The bedroom. It’s one of the most important rooms in your home, making it one of the first places to detox. ...

Warm, Welcoming Nontoxic Candles

by Angela Cummings Back in the day, I used to burn candles to make our home smell comforting and welcoming. Especially in the fall and winter when we gathered with family...

Safer Textile Materials to Detox Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Materials, or textiles, are everywhere. They cover (ha! pun intended) or comprise: furniture: mattresses, couches,...

When Painting, Planning Pays Off

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   One of the easiest and least expensive ways to freshen up a room is to paint the walls. However, paint can...

The Effects of X-Rays on Early Pregnancy

The medical and scientific community frequently updates safety recommendations in response to the latest science. The content may contain outdated information so...

Is Off-Gassing Happening in My Home?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   What is Off-gassing? When you read about chemicals in everyday products, you’ll come across the term...

Do You Have Digital Dementia?

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   How much time do you spend on a digital screen? Being productive and responsible requires lots of time on...

Potential Cancer-Causing Household Products

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Most people, it seems, think that their home is a healthy environment that is safe and free from harmful chemicals....

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:...

EMF and Cancer: Does Extremely Low Frequency Radiation Cause Cancer?

In the past 30 years, there has been more concern and study on whether our daily exposures to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF) might cause cancer. One chronic...

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...

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...

September 2017 Newsletter | Practical Nontoxic Living

    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...

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...

Reproductive health expert from Yale Medical School discusses how t...

  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...

On becoming a Well+Good Council member

  This month, I officially joined the Well+Good Council. Examples of fellow members include:  Gabby Bernstein: New York Times best-selling author...

Tips to buy school materials that minimize toxic chemicals

  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...

Prenatal Screen Time: Protect Your Pregnancy From the EMFs of Your...

  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,...

Practical Nontoxic Living | August 2017 Newsletter

  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...

How EMFs & Screen Time Impact Our Sleep

  In some ways, we are thriving in this golden age of technology. From our phones to our smart home appliances, we are always digitally connected and this...

8 Tips to Prevent EMF Sleep Disturbance

  We all know how important it is to get a good night's sleep. It gives our bodies the chance to restore for the next day ahead. But did you know that EMFs...

Help Your Immunity By Limiting EMFs

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Our immune system, like everything else in nature, is immensely complex. They have had thousands of years to...

Health Benefits of Lemongrass Tea

  Last year, a friend of mine made the most memorable tea, made from simply simmering fresh cut lemongrass (from our garden) and some stevia leaves (also from our...

How To Protect Yourself from Cell Phone Radiation

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Cell phone usage is unprecedented. And the proliferation of cellphones around the world has reached peak...

Digital Dementia and 7 Tips to Avoid It

  I first heard of digital dementia years ago when researching electromagnetic fields (EMFs) for my book A to Z of D-Toxing. It immediately resonated with...

Yoga for Bad People with Heather Lilleston

      There's a concept in yoga that really resonates with me. It's called avidya. Avidya is a Sanskrit term that represents ignorance, misunderstandings,...

WiFi Routers: What's A Safe Distance?

    Within a relatively short time, WiFi has increased its presence in homes, offices, public spaces, coffee shops, various modes of...

EMF Headaches: Causes, Symptoms & Prevention

  You can’t see electromagnetic fields (EMF), but that doesn’t mean they're not there. This invisible form of radiation is all around us, yet most people...
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