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What are the Safest Pots and Pans to Cook with in 2021?

diet kitchen Jan 24, 2021

Updated by Sophia Ruan Gushée on January 8, 2021

Whenever I dive deep into the safest pots and pans, I am surprised at how complicated it is for me to choose pots and pans that feel safe for my family. My conclusion: There is no such thing as nontoxic. Every option has a different set of benefits and risks. However, what feels most comfortable for me is cookware made from materials that are better understood after a long history of use: cast iron (without enamel or ceramic...

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What is the safest stainless steel for cookware, food containers, and flatware?

diet kitchen Jan 22, 2021

Stainless steel is often recommended as a safe material for nontoxic pots and pans, food containers, water bottles, and flatware. But is stainless steel always nontoxic? 

This article takes a deep dive into stainless steel so that you will learn:

  • How stainless steel formulas vary
  • What to look for when shopping for the safest nontoxic stainless steel pots and pans, food containers, water bottles, flatware, and utensils
  • How to use your stainless steel pots, pans, food...
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Best nontoxic glass food and beverage containers

diet kitchen Jan 20, 2021

Glass is often described as one of the most nontoxic options for kitchen cookware and drinkware. But, is it really nontoxic?

Since glass can be created with different formulas (or recipes), how safe glass is as cookware, drinkware, and food containers depends on what it's made of and if it's decorated. The most concerning ingredients that glass has been reported to contain include:

  • Lead (neurotoxic)
  • Cadmium (neurotoxic)
  • nanoparticles (minuscule size pose unknown but concerning risks;...
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Dry Farm Wines | Biodynamic & Natural Wines, Tested for Purity

diet Dec 22, 2020

Podcast producer: Chris Robertson


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Did you know that there are 76 FDA-approved additives that US wine-makers can use? Some of these are natural, some are toxic. 

In addition to using pesticides to support the farming of vineyard grapes, additives are used for manufacturing the wine's taste, extending its shelf life, and much more. Ultimately, these chemicals help winemakers' bottom...

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🎧 NEW PODCAST: Vision therapy with holistic optometrist, Dr. Marc Grossman

by Sophia Ruan Gushée


Podcast composer: Chris Robertson


Bonus Resources

Click here to download Dr. Grossman's free holistic eye health resources for Cataracts, Dry Eyes, Floaters, Glaucoma, Macula Degeneration & his Eye Exercise eBook. 

Often, it's never too late to improve your eyes!

Have you ever heard that your eye health—like your vision—does not necessarily have to deteriorate with age? And that some eye issues can sometimes even be...

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🎧 NEW CORONAVIRUS Podcast: Optimize your immune response to covid-19 with Dr. David O. Carpenter

I'm so excited to share this podcast with you!

While sick (probably from the novel coronavirus), I wondered: 

With my value system of practical nontoxic living, what is the appropriate perspective given our novel coronavirus?

I wondered this for my family and I as much as for you.

More specifically, I was trying to understand:

Are toxic cleaning products worthwhile now because of the novel coronavirus?

Homebound with family members on wireless devices, are our EMF exposures...

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What to Eat During IVF Treatment: Best & Worst Foods

diet fertility Feb 20, 2020

Diet—including not just food, but also toxic chemicals and heavy metals that are found in our diets—can play an important role in the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF). 

So what are some of the best foods to eat during your treatment?

In this article, we will discuss the ways your diet may influence IVF success, as well as research-based suggestions for the best foods to eat, including tips to reduce your diet's toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

How Does...

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Simple Kale Salad: My Family's Favorite Recipe

diet recipes Aug 22, 2019

Are you getting enough fiber?

One simple way you can boost your natural detox processes is to eat more vegetables and fruit. The fiber they contain acts like a broom that sweeps away our waste from the inside out.

My family's favorite salad is simple to make—and its fiber-rich! It consists of kale, cherry tomatoes, avocados, olive oil, and salt.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my miraculous story the other day about my kids fighting over this...

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Insights on eating for gut health by a vegetarian cardiologist

diet gut health Jul 17, 2019

A few years ago, I was searching for a physician who was informed about how nutrition can affect our health. This was surprisingly hard to find. Then a friend recommended her physician, Hooman Yaghoobzadeh, MD, who has also been distinguished by New York magazine as one of the best doctors in New York and by Castle Connolly as one of America's best doctors.

Knowing how confused most people are about how to eat, I sat down with Dr. Yaghoobzadeh to ask him about how he eats and why....

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Pink Salt: What You Should Know

diet gut health immunity salt Jul 09, 2019

Going into the heart of the mines (Mandra, Pakistan)


In our diets, salt can offer us minerals, taste, and help make nutrients more bioavailable. As salt lamps in our space, they are reported to detox air and contribute to relaxation. 

Since my podcast recording with Sandor Katz, author of the bestselling books The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation, I have become fascinated with salt. Sandor recommended using salt of all colors—grey, pink, black,...

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