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5 Tips for Healthier Toothpaste

Oct 15, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

If you're looking for another product to detox, and you haven't thought about your toothpaste, then read this article to learn about potential toxic exposures from your toothpaste....

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Overlooked Healthy Choices for Healthy Living

Oct 12, 2018

 

Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, studies the potential health consequences of environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women, infants, and children. More specifically, he has a special interest in...

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Using Everyday Items as Nontoxic Baby Bath Toys

Aug 01, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Kids love taking baths—splashing around, and playing with their toys. However, are your children's bath toys nontoxic?

Heat and humidity—two factors created when taking...

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Sleep is Crucial For Healthy Kids

Jul 14, 2018

by editorial team

 

The National Sleep Foundation reports that ninety percent of surveyed individuals admitted to using a technology device within an hour of bedtime, and many of these are children. According to the National Sleep Foundation,...

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Tips to Help Kids Overcome Social Isolation

Jun 05, 2018

by a staff writer

Social isolation contributes to low self-esteem, school adjustment, anxiety, and depression. The digital world can hamper as much as elevate children's lives. And too much time on devices increases social...

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Tips to Protect Family Time from Technology

May 23, 2018

Technology has changed our lives, including family time.

While there are invaluable benefits—like the precious moments we can now record as photos and videos—technology also challenges family bonding. Especially when...

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Your Children’s Development: How Does Technology Endanger It?

Mar 29, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

All parents have used digital screens as babysitters. 

We give our children cell phones to play games, learn, and allow them to watch shows or movies on our laptops or...

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Reproductive health expert from Yale Medical School discusses how toxic exposures may influence our reproductive health and children

Sep 19, 2017
 

I remember clearly the first time I came across the reality that our consumer products expose us to toxic exposures--which include chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields. It was ten years ago, when my first born was just...

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How To Protect Yourself from Cell Phone Radiation

Aug 14, 2017

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Cell phone usage is unprecedented. And the proliferation of cellphones around the world has reached peak proportions. According to a World Health Organization fact sheet published in...

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Digital Dementia and 7 Tips to Avoid It

Aug 09, 2017
 

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 me because I was becoming more aware of how my excessive screen time was affecting...

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