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Last night, I recorded a podcast with a superhero you should know: Dr Devra Davis. She has an impressive career as an epidemiologist, author, academic, and pioneer in public and environmental health. For example, President Bill Clinton appointed her to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (1949-99); she has counseled leading officials in the US United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World...

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Fossil Fuels in Your Self-Care and Beauty Products

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

We use fossil fuels as coal, natural gas, and petroleum (sometimes called crude oil). These types of fossil fuels help us create not only energy (e.g. gasoline in cars), but also various household products—including those in your self-care and beauty routines!

This article highlights key things you should know about the ingredients in your self-care and beauty products that are made from fossil fuels.

If the idea of fossil fuels in your...

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Practical Nontoxic Strategies to Manage Sunburn, Vitamin D Deficiency, and Toxic Sunscreens

Published May 14, 2019. Updated May 29, 2019

As a mother of three and a toxic exposures specialist, I have grappled with my sun exposure strategies. Knowing that there is no such thing as nontoxic sunscreen and that our bodies need sun exposure for vitamin D, I have wondered what is best for my children as I slather them with heavy sunscreen that is not natural.

With sunburns, skin care, and vitamin D deficiency (and related health issues) all on the rise, I summarized how I balance all this...

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EMFs + Your Health: What are Your Questions?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Have you heard of the Environmental Health Trust (EHT)? If not, you should visit its website at www.ehtrust.org. It states:

Environmental Health Trust was created with the goal of promoting health and preventing disease one person, one community and one nation at a time.

EHT shares the vetted science on how human health may be impacted by the electromagnetic fields from our technology. It is a wealth of sobering and empowering science that is...

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9 Brain Detox Tips

by Lily Kamp and by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The idea of detoxing the brain seems scary, but it does’t have to be. As you can probably guess, there is no one-step, cure-all brain detox to reduce the negative effects every day environmental factors have on us. But there are simple steps you can take right now, or over the course of the next few days.

The nine tips listed below can boost general brain health (especially cognitive function), reduce chronic stress, and protect...

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Brain Benefits of Meditation and How to Start Meditating

Above: Sophia Ruan Gushée at Inscape NYC.

Below: article by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

There are countless benefits of meditation. Since March is my brain meditation detox month, the article below focuses on how meditation can help brain health. The article introduces meditation and how meditation can help some people with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, ADD, empathy, and compassion. The article ends with tips on how to start meditating....

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8 Brain-Healthy Activities for When You Disconnect to Reconnect

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Disconnect to Connect for Your Brain Health and Overall Wellbeing

In March, we are meditating on the brain to pursue a gentle, organic detox of it. Some powerful memes for this month: 

  • disconnect to reconnect
  • prioritize time to be unplugged

We are not looking for ways to disconnect from technology because it's bad. Rather, by unplugging from technology, we are looking to gain invaluable benefits from when we disconnect to connect—or disconnect...

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How is our Brain and Central Nervous System Health?

brain emf heart immunity Mar 12, 2019

Eating healthy and maintaining your social networks are two brain-healthy activities

by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

The term “brain health” is a daunting one. The brain is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body, serving thousands of different functions every second. When we talk about brain health, we are referring to the ability to remember, to concentrate, and to maintain clear, active thought. Basically, brain health is our...

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You could have EMF sensitivity, and not yet know it

Those with EMF sensitivity feel much better in nature, and some feel more healing from skin to earth contact

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

I suspect that EMF sensitivity (also referred to as electromagnetic hypersensitivity and electromagnetic sensitivity) may become as common an allergy as are nut allergies. And with so many people addicted to your phone (I'm guilty of that too), it makes sense that EMF sensitivity will increase.

The good news is that once you are aware that you are...

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Recipes for Skin, Energy, Immunity, and Health from Within

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

I'm always looking for practical, simple, nutrient-dense recipes to treat my skin, energy, immunity, and health from within. It'll be made much easier with the upcoming Well+Good Cookbook!

Click here to check out this gorgeous resource that provides recipes so you can eat your way to better energy, digestion, immunity, mood, focus, presence, sex, sleep, and skin.

 
 
 
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