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Sick Building Syndrome: How One Mom Empowered Herself

Podcast intro by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Sick building syndrome (SBS), or sick house syndrome, consist of various nonspecific symptoms that occupants of...

6 Ways to Remove Allergens in Your Bedroom

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   While the word “allergens” may cause you to think “outdoors,” allergens are found...

Guidelines for Choosing a Nontoxic Nursery Rug

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Who would ever think that rugs designed for nurseries could pollute our indoor environment? I certainly didn't...

Is My Damp Bedroom Causing Health Problems?

by editorial team    Bedrooms can feel damp and humid sometimes. When the outdoor humidity level is high, that makes sense. Temporary dampness comes and goes with...

Tips to Reduce Mold Exposure at Home

  Mold, “a fuzzy-looking growth on the surface of organic materials,” appear in different colors: grey, green, yellow, orange or various other colors....

5 Tips for Nontoxic Pillows That Can Improve Your Sleep and Health

Many of us are short on time, and short on sleep (especially new moms).  Sleeping on a nontoxic, comfy pillow can help improve the quality of those precious...

How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   As moms, we do the seemingly impossible: Juggle our kid’s schedules, work full-time jobs, maintain our...

Which Allergens Are Found in The Bedroom Only?

by editorial team   Busy parents like us don’t have much time to spare, let alone sleep to spare.  When you crawl into bed you want to sink into the...

How Can I Reduce EMFs in the Bedroom?

Written by the editorial team, and edited by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Have you ever slept through the night, yet felt like you didn’t get much sleep? That...

What to Look For When Choosing a Nontoxic Mattress Cover

by editorial team   What do you consider “good enough” for your kids? Do you constantly make things better for them? Continuously try to give them more? ...

Which is a Better Choice: Synthetic or Natural Dyes

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Let's consider the dyes used in textiles, which are part of our furniture, drapes, carpets, area rugs, bedding,...

Is My House Making Me Sick?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Do you feel tired or under the weather when you’re at home, and feel better when you leave the house? New...

You Can Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardants

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you know that a doctor’s note is needed in order to buy a mattress without flame retardants? It’s...

Healthier Window Treatments

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   “Eco-friendly” is a term used to describe things that are good for nature, to preserve this...

Phased Out PFCs Stick Around

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   With chemicals that are banned or phased out, you expect them not to be a concern anymore, right? The reality...

Is your furniture burdening your nervous system?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Neurotoxicity sounds like a big complex word, doesn’t it? But if you break it down it’s pretty simple to...

Harnessing the Power of Color to Change Bedroom Dynamics

by Martin Wiggins and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Many homeowners consider the bedroom the most sacred room in the house. This is the place where everyone goes to...

Is Polyurethane Foam in Your Mattress?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Is memory foam toxic? Cushy and squishy, polyurethane foam gives us comfortable mattresses. It adds padding 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....

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

Can Your Mattress Cause Insomnia?

  Materials that create our mattresses, box springs, sheets, pillows, and comforters can pollute our indoor air quality and undermine our sleep. Detoxing...
  The Alma Papa Crib comes with a low toxic Coco-mat mattress. Please note that this article was originally written in 2012. Already an owner of two cribs for my two...
It had not occurred to me that my daughter's mattress may be hazardous until I can across literature on this after we had spent a few hundred dollars on a brand new...
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