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Homemade lemonade is a healthy family- and after-school activity

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   My 9-year-old loves making lemonade. There have been several occasions during which I have watched her work really hard to squeeze...

What are the Safest Pots and Pans to Cook With?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Cooking your favorite foods can be a fun activity—whether by yourself or with loved ones.  ...

Headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Might you be electrohypersensitive?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   We live with more EMFs than ever from our wireless and wired technologies. Headaches, nausea, fatigue are some symptoms that could...

5 Ways to Remove Chlorine from Your Drinking Water

by Angela Cummings, reviewed by Sophia Ruan Gushée   More than 100 million people in 43 states in the U.S. had been drinking water polluted with chlorine...

Peppermint May Alleviate Symptoms from the Common Cold

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   In NYC, we're in the full swing of winter, which includes more prevalence of the common cold. Symptoms of the common cold...

Insights on diet, vaccines, fracking, drinking water, EMFs, and more

 by Sophia Ruan Gushée   From afar, over many years, I have felt deep gratitude for Dr. David Carpenter’s career and portfolio of work. Dr....

Nontoxic Ceramic Cookware: How to Choose and Use It Safely

by Angela Cummings   There’s a lot of confusion about nontoxic ceramic cookware. It’s common to wonder, “is all ceramic cookware nontoxic?” ...

Health Risks from BPA and 7 Tips to Reduce Them

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée    BPA (Bisphenol-A) caught the attention of media and parents circa 2007. Gradually, more of the public...

Overlooked Healthy Choices for Healthy Living

  Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, studies the potential health consequences of environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women,...

Health Risks from Cookware

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Do you make time to cook at home so that you and your family can eat a healthier diet? Are you also...

What is a healing space?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   An environment—like in our homes, schools, and workspaces—can be designed to support therapeutic effects....

Nonstick Teflon Cookware: Health Risks?

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Convenience is more important than ever before as our lives have become more hectic than ever. As a...

4 Types of Nontoxic Children's Dinner Plates

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Dinner plates are often made of glass or ceramic. For children, however, these materials can be dangerous: One...

Ceramic-Coated versus Teflon Cookware: Which one is healthier?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Ceramic-coated versus Teflon cookware: Which one is healthier? Below are key pros and cons of ceramic-coated cookware...

Choosing Nontoxic Food Storage Containers

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Summer is wrapping up and parents are entering back-to-school mode, making it a great time to stock up on food...

Is Copper Cookware Safe?

Increasingly, people are learning that nonstick pots and pans are coated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs), which pose health risks. And they are a family of persistent...

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...

Sole Water Recipe

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   An easy way to help boost your digestion, soothe your nervous system, improve hydration, and improve your skin, hair and nails may be to...

Why Choose Glass Over Plastic?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   As you detox your home, it’s important to understand what materials to avoid, but almost more important to...

Potential Cancer-Causing Household Products

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Most people, it seems, think that their home is a healthy environment that is safe and free from harmful chemicals....

Health Benefits of Lemongrass Tea

  Last year, a friend of mine made the most memorable tea, made from simply simmering fresh cut lemongrass (from our garden) and some stevia leaves (also from our...

Laptop Radiation: 12 Advanced Tips to Protect Yourself Further

    If you have read the article "Use Your Laptop Safely: 6 Tips to Get Started" and are looking for additional tips to protect yourself from computer / laptop...

9 Tips to Protect From Electromagnetic Radiation

  I have been encountering the topic of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) much more frequently. At first, I started learning about how our consumer products...

Halotherapy: Six ways to incorporate salt therapy into your self ca...

  From as early as the 1800s, halotherapy, or salt therapy, has been associated with soothing and boosting some people's respiratory systems. While ...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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