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Natural Wood Finishes That Are Safer

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Wood finishes are the top protective coating that is applied to wood to protect it from moisture, sunlight and...

Natural Rubber Products – Is it for me?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   What do pacifiers, mattresses and carpets have in common? They are often made from natural rubber materials....

Sole Water Recipe

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   An easy way to help boost your digestion, soothe your nervous system, improve hydration, and improve your skin, hair and nails may be to...

Create a Nontoxic Bed: Headboard to Bed Frame

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When looking for headboards and bed frames, consider nontoxic options. As the structure that surrounds your...

De-Clutter Your Home to Detox Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Clutter accumulates quickly in our homes. Before we know it, the one storage cabinet has expanded to three. And flat...

Detox Your Kitchen: Nontoxic Kitchen Cabinets

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When it comes to kitchen cabinets, you don’t have to trade beauty for healthy.  You can have both! ...

Should You Replace Your Shower Curtain With A Safer One?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When detoxing your home, it can be overwhelming to think of replacing each little item with nontoxic versions....

Why Choose Glass Over Plastic?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   As you detox your home, it’s important to understand what materials to avoid, but almost more important to...

What Are You Sleeping on 3,650 Hours?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   It’s not every day that people replace their mattress. In fact, not even every five years. It’s every...

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....

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...

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:...

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...

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