People often ask me about the benefits of practical nontoxic living. If you're curious about one person's experience, then this podcast is thought-provoking.
My guest is Ariana Ost Martz. Ariana studied at the Parsons School of Design in both NYC and Paris, and went into fashion and jewelry design after graduating. However, in 2006, Ariana's mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and given 6 months to live.
Ultimately, Ariana's mother chose not to opt-out of chemotherapy, and search for ways to optimize her life quality. This led Ariana's mother to become vegan, learn about the toxic chemicals in most household products, filter her water and air, and detox everything she could--like her cleaning products, beauty products, and many more things.
In this podcast, you will hear Ariana's experience and perspective on the power of natural healing and the benefits of a practical nontoxic lifestyle. While Ariana's mother ultimately passed away, Ariana's mother extended her life by 3.5 years--defying the odds and her doctor's prognosis, she also experienced an elevated quality of life (as you'll hear in the podcast), and healing.
After she passed away in 2009, Ariana was forever changed and committed to sharing her story and the power of nature to restore us. To honor her mother, Ariana started the NYC-based Ariana Ost lifestyle brand, which her also helped her spend more time with her father as her father became her business partner, and create a legacy for her children. ‘Ost’ is her mother's maiden name. So her brand's name, Ariana Ost, is a way to carry on her mother's name and the creativity she instilled in Ariana.
This exquisite brand has grown organically and they are known for their jewelry approach to decorative and healing objects for you and your home. The team sources healing crystals from all over the world to bring joy to people and their spaces and to make a positive energetic impact.
You can find some of these beautiful pieces in retailers--like ABC Home in Manhattan, online at Urban Outfitters and her website www.arianaost.com. The pieces incorporate Ariana's love for yoga, mindfulness, and healing energy from crystals, sound, and vibrations.
It's been an honor for me to get to know Ariana, her father, their story, and their work. I hope you appreciate it as much as I have.
[08.15] Ariana's family history with her mother's lung cancer
[13:47] Their experience of eliminating chemicals and heavy metals from their diet, home, and other consumer products.
[26:03] Ariana's design atelier, Ariana Ost
"Healing crystals are kind of like plants where there are pieces of the earth. They're living organisms and they emit an energy field, the frequency vibration. And they can elevate the energy of your space and the space that you're in holds a lot of emotion. So the way we use like smudging or smoke clearing or sound clearing, you can kind of make your space a sanctuary that allows you to heal, restore, rest, recharge, have positive experiences, connection. So I try to have people feel empowered with rituals...
So people going through hard times, different healing crystals may resonate with different people for different reasons. And that's a great tool, having things that make you feel great, like showering, bathing, detoxing."
[00:27:23] We just launched bath crystals because when you put crystals in water, they change the hydrogen bonds and water picks up energetic power. Crystals have a pattern because they're living and vibrating, emanating energy, so you put that energy in your water and you're immersing yourself in your compositional source. So our bodies are made of water and crystalline-like our bones are made of crystal. So you're kind of restoring.
Other things Ariana puts in her baths.
[00:28:21] I use Epsom salts, baking soda,...
[00:29:34] Rose quartz, amethyst, citrine quartz,...
[00:31:58] How to use the Ariana Ost tuning fork
[00:39:31] How quickly Ariana's family noticed benefits from D-Toxing
"You started noticing immediately."
[00:41:40] Sophia's detox immersion, which is like an elimination diet of toxic exposures
[00:48:54] Sophia's EMF tips
Below are invaluable resources to help detox chemicals, heavy metals, and EMFs from your home, diet, self-care, and technology.
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