🎉 #1 New Releases: Home Detox Workbook & EMF Detox Workbook 🎉

Check out what's new!

7 Common Toxic Mattress Symptoms (& How to Support Them)

Are you worried that your current mattress might be toxic? 

Not all mattresses are created equal. While some will provide the benefits of a good night’s sleep, others can slowly contribute to health issues. There are a few symptoms you should pay attention to if you think that your mattress may be negatively impacting your health.

In this article, we will discuss 7 common warning signs of toxic mattresses, as well as tips for alleviating your toxic mattress...

Continue Reading...

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 indoor areas experience. 

Symptoms of SBS include headaches, dizziness, chronic fatigue, nausea, irritation (of eye, nose, throat, or skin), difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to odors, allergies, cold, flu-like symptoms, increased incidence of asthma attacks and personality changes.

Author of Organic Lifestyle Made...

Continue Reading...

6 Ways to Remove Allergens in Your Bedroom

allergies bedroom immunity Nov 10, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

While the word “allergens” may cause you to think “outdoors,” allergens are found indoors too. Allergens—like pollen and mold spores—can travel into the home through open windows, the bottom of children’s shoes, and on pets' paws.

Allergens can be produced from inside of the home too. Regardless of the source, allergens often settle in household dust—a large allergy trigger...

Continue Reading...

Guidelines for Choosing a Nontoxic Nursery Rug

bedroom nursery Aug 24, 2018

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 know to be thoughtful about how my nursery rug may affect my infant's indoor air quality. But it does.

Below is a summary from the book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures by Sophia Ruan Gushee. It can be used as guidelines for choosing a nontoxic nursery rug.

Can nursery rugs...

Continue Reading...

Is My Damp Bedroom Causing Health Problems?

bedroom Jul 25, 2018

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 the weather. But dampness that hangs around is likely caused by another factor.

Reasons for dampness in the bedroom

Dampness in the bedroom can be caused by several factors. Here are a few of the common causes:

  • Roof leak. Leaks from a roof can affect the dampness of a bedroom, especially if the roof leak is directly...
Continue Reading...

Tips to Reduce Mold Exposure at Home

bedroom mold Jul 07, 2018

 

Mold, “a fuzzy-looking growth on the surface of organic materials,” appear in different colors: grey, green, yellow, orange or various other colors. (2) If you see fuzzy growths, it might be mold. 

Mold may grow in areas where there has been water damage; water increases the chance of mold growth. Common areas where mold may grow from water damage include drywall, ceilings, and wood—or areas behind those materials (like behind the drywall...

Continue Reading...

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

bedroom labels sleep Jun 19, 2018

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 sleep hours. How?

Your pillow selection can influence insomnia, endocrine disruption, allergies, or asthma (1) because chemicals used to manufacture standard pillows are linked to those symptoms.

Yikes!

But don't fret. Below is key information to help you sleep on a healthier pillow. 

...

Continue Reading...

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

bedroom cleaning nose skin Jun 11, 2018

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 households, get dinner on the table, and tuck our kids in at night. We’re masters of “doing it all” and making it look seamless.

When bed bugs appear, it can throw a wrench in our seamless juggling.

It’s a problem that needs our immediate attention and takes time to resolve.

Places that have bed bugs near...

Continue Reading...

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 mattress and zonk out. Not start sneezing and coughing from allergies.

Especially the types of allergies in the bedroom only.  

Factors causing allergies in the bedroom

  • Dust – is an allergen that many people are familiar with and have. Dust is made up of little parts of our bedding, mattress, dead skin cells and mold....
Continue Reading...

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 feeling of disrupted sleep may be only one of several health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the bedroom.

 

What are EMFs and how are they affecting health?

EMFs (electromagnetic fields) are emitted from electronic devices—like cellular phones, computers, tablets, Bluetooth devices, power lines, and...

Continue Reading...
1 2 3 4
Close

50% Complete

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!

Groundbreaking hacks for practical nontoxic living.

Delivered straight to your inbox.

At a frequency that won't annoy you.