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Monthly Newsletter: June 2017

For many of us, June is a month of celebration: longer hours of sunshine, the return of heat, the end of the school year, and the transition into summer plans that...

Detox Your Home: 5 Plants to Improve Indoor Air Quality

  by the editorial team With the average American spending about 90% of their time indoors, it's important that our homes are healthy environments. The idea of indoor...

What We Can Learn from The Declining Health of Bees

  Bees are crucial to our food supply. Approximately one-third of our food relies on bees as pollinators, a service that has been valued at $US 168 billion per year...

Beekeeper Laura Klahre, founder of Blossom Meadow, on the pollinati...

    Laura Klahre, founder of Blossom Meadow A marine biologist by trade, Laura Klahre, founder of Blossom Meadow, is a beekeeper in the North Fork of Eastern Long...

Black Sesame Seed Candy Recipe & Directions (Vegan)

Black Sesame Seed Candy Recipe (Vegan) Guess which ingredients make this delicious vegan treat rich in calcium and iron? Black sesame seeds are a rich source of calcium and...

Monthly Newsletter: May 2017

Hello, D-Tox Community! We hope you're finding helpful remedies during this tough allergy season. As our children's school nurse emailed recently, even though each year...

The Surprising Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle

Even if you don't think you know what stinging nettle looks like-- chances are, you've met the plant before. It could have been when you were running around outside as a...

Monthly Newsletter: April 2017

  Spring is our season. It's a time of renewal and detoxification. New beginnings, fresh starts, and healthy transformations. Wherever you are in your process, we...

Detox Your Yoga Blocks

    Yoga blocks are often made of a foam that's made of petrochemicals. While there are benefits (they tend to be cheap and light), they are not great for our...

Detox Your Yoga Mat

    YOGA MATS Yoga mats can be made of plastic, like vinyl (one of the most toxic materials for our planet and our health). A healthier material for yoga mats is...

ALERT: Your gym bag is probably gross! Detox tips for your workout ...

    Earlier today, I dropped by the office of ELLE Magazine in NYC to discuss detox tips for your gym bag and workout. The Facebook Live video is below in case...

Are EMFs, WIFI, or Bluetooth Causing Sleep Disturbance?

  With the exponential growth in internet usage over the past few decades, our bodies have experienced unprecedented exposures to electromagnetic fields...

Sophia Gushee Joins Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global

Here at Practical Nontoxic Living, we are always thrilled when other platforms share the expertise of our founder, Sophia Gushee. Our entire team feels rewarded...

Environmental Factors, including Endocrine Disruptors and EMFs, Thr...

It seems like common sense that environmental factors—the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink—affect our health. So why don’t most of us...

Can peppermint alleviate your spring seasonal or environmental thre...

An Herbal Ally for Spring: Peppermint With such crazy ups and downs in our weather patterns, it's hard to know just when, and if, warmer weather will come-- and...
If you have ever looked into buying a water filter for your home, you know that choosing one can be immensely complicated.  There is an incredible amount of...
  I am not a wine connoisseur but I enjoy discovering delicious wines! I approach this post as someone who has been seeking ways to minimize pesticides in my diet (a...
It is always the perfect time  to make the lives of our loved ones healthier by giving them gifts that will help!  This week we are debuting The S File’s...

The Raw Diet

Update as of 2017 June 28: Years after writing the blog post below, I do not eat a raw diet most of the time. However, experimenting with it was very helpful. It's...

Sun Safety: It's Not Just For Summer!

Sun Protection Is Needed Year-Round Although summer's end is just around the corner, sun safety should be practiced year-round. Even on a cloudy day, up to 80 percent of...
Mike Tyson Turned Vegan in 2009 Ever since I read The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell in early 2009, I have been trying to increase vegetarian protein while...
Food expert and best-selling author, Michael Pollan, shared how much meat and dairy this food expert consumes. The online health community has been atwitter with Oprah's...
Olive Trees in Thassos, Greece Olive oil as skin care is an ancient beauty secret that the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans have been using for thousands of years.  It...
  There's A Water Warning In NYC The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Cas Holloway, and, the City’s health commissioner,...

Nut Milks: An Easy Homemade Milk Alternative

Homemade Nut Milks: Easy and delicious! After really enjoying nut milks made by some local restaurants, I finally bought a nut milk bag and started making my own at home. I...

Non-Stick Pans: Why You Should Stop Using Them!

Update: In association with a class action lawsuit, a panel of epidemiologists, the C8 Science Panel, was organized by the courts to review the data on health effects from...
Here at The S File ™, we prefer to avoid taking medicine whenever possible.  Instead, we first try natural remedies that are often ancient-old...
Beginning a new journey.. I'm very excited.  It's January 2011, a new year, a fresh beginning.  It feels like the beginning of a new chapter. Having delivered my...
My Cleanse: 4 Green Juices; 1 Spicy Lemonade, and 1 Cashew Milk (Yum!) 7:30 A.M.   I've been up since 5:50AM -- exhausted -- but feeling a nice buzz of energy...
My Cleanse: 4 Green Juices, 1 Spicy Lemonade, and 1 Cashew Milk (Yum!) 9:00 A.M.   I've been up for a few hours and I'm not that hungry.  I decide to start...

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