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Are Probiotics Worth the Money? Sandor Katz, fermentation guru, comments

Updated July 9, 2019

 

Culturally raised to view bacteria as threatening, in recent years I've been learning about their invaluable benefits: They seem like the best way to nurture our gut health. And eating fermented foods is an easy way to nurture the healthy bacteria in your gut.

There's no better person to learn more about fermented foods than Sandor Katz, author of New York Times bestselling books on the topic. Below are some notes from my podcast recording with...

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Sophia's Practical Nontoxic Skincare Strategy

Getting informed is tricky business. Generally, the more I learn, the more conflicting factors I have to reconcile and balance. 

The May skin detox theme reiterated to me the importance of shade, being in the sun mindfully, re-evaluating sunscreen applications (the children watched a video about most people not applying enough sunscreen), foods to incorporate into our diets this summer for skincare, and that sunscreen ingredients can enter our bloodstream and how they participate in...

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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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Simple Tips to Detox Your Home and Body

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Our toxic exposures is a complex topic. However, effective solutions can be simple.

After studying an average family's toxic exposures and sharing what I wish I knew sooner in my nearly 500-page book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, I noticed a practical strategy in reducing our toxic exposures: Go back to basics.

 

Back to Basics

Chemicals that comprise our household products don’t stay in the products:...

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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 a dozen lemons manually for her small glass of lemonade. Impressed and touched by her determination and work ethic, I decided to blow her mind (and give her hands and fingers a break) with a Breville citrus juicer. It has brought many benefits into our family.

 
 
 
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Podcast #15: 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 signal that you may have electrohypersensitivity.

Learn more about this by reviewing the transcript below or listening to the podcast (just click above). There are things you can do to help you take care of yourself. You'll learn more about our ability to develop resiliency and recover. I also ask Dr. David O. Carpenter about...

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5 Ways to Remove Chlorine from Your Drinking Water

diet kitchen water Dec 22, 2018

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 byproducts, according to a 2011 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). It’s likely these water supplies still have chlorine in them today.

Is your home one of them?

In order to keep public water systems free of bacteria and viruses, municipalities add chlorine to the water supply.

Unfortunately, this creates a...

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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 include sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches, and body aches. While the common cold occurs more often in the winter and spring, people are affected all year by the common cold.

If you feel early signs of the common cold (usually a sore throat and runny nose), then take...

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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. Carpenter serves many roles for the benefit of public health. A short list from Dr. Carpenter’s dedicated career include:

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Nontoxic Ceramic Cookware: How to Choose and Use It Safely

diet kitchen Nov 20, 2018

by Angela Cummings

 

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

 

What Is Ceramic Cookware?

Ceramic cookware is traditionally made of clay that is fired (in a kiln) and glazed. Ceramic is one of the most widely accepted nontoxic materials and considered among the healthiest.

However, not all cookware that is advertised as ceramic is nontoxic. Here’s where it can be confusing.

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