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Nontoxic Cleaning & Disinfecting Against Coronavirus

Updated 2020 June 15
 
Covid-19 inspired me to consider viruses for the first time in my cleaning method. As I've researched Covid-19 and viruses, it's been interesting to notice parallels between key tips for preventing the spread and infection of the coronavirus and my key tips for a practical nontoxic lifestyle. 
 
Below are my top 5 tips for practical nontoxic cleaning. Grounded in a practical nontoxic value-system, I have also...
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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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I left Los Angeles wondering what motivates you?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Even after studying and teaching nontoxic living for over a decade, I'm more energized than ever: The evidence for precautionary measures continues to strengthen, and the public is more curious than ever.

I just returned from spending a week in Los Angeles. My trip to LA originated from a personal reason, but I extended my visit to make room for various work events.

 

Detox Market

Soon after arriving in LA, I headed over to the retail...

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Podcast: Essential Features of a Healing Space

 

by Sophia Ruan Gushee

 

Podcast composer: Chris Robertson

 

Dr. Esther Sternberg served for 26 years in the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program as Senior Scientist and Section Chief of Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health.

She has too many other impressive accomplishments to list here. But, currently, she holds the Inaugural Andrew Weil Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine and is Research Director for the...

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8 Ways to Create a Home Filled with More Positive Energy

How does the energy in your home make you feel?

Most of us overlook the energy of our home but many others have believed in its importance for centuries. For example, Feng shui, used for 3,500+ years, is a philosophy that aims to harmonize the energy of a place. It incorporates many considerations—like astronomy, where sunlight enters the room, and which materials can reflect or absorb this sunshine.

While I was skeptical of Feng shui for decades, I have noticed...

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Clean Beauty Q&A with Juhi Singh

Ayurveda, also known as Ayurvedic medicine, is a 7,000 year old Hindu system of medicine native to India. Familiar aspects of Ayurveda include meditation, yoga and the alkaline diet. This holistic perspective on wellbeing can support health, pain, energy, beauty, and more.

Juhi Center in Manhattan provides "a personalized treatment protocol that includes diagnosis, therapy, education and empowerment, creating a virtuous cycle of healing," according to its website. Clients range from...

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How are our Hearts?

energy healing heart Feb 07, 2019

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

  

In February, we are pursuing a heart meditation. We will touch upon factors to help support the heart physically. But we will focus more on nourishing what the heart represents: love.

This article is intended to set the stage for upcoming content in February as we take the month to delve deeper into how to cultivate feel-good emotions.

 

How Healthy are our Hearts?

Our hearts need more attention for effective care.

Physically

Heart disease...

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Heart Detox Gift Guide

In February, we're tending to our hearts and working on cultivating love and good feelings. Included in February's strategy is creating more mindful boundaries from technology, especially in the evening.

It helps if you can replace old habits with enjoyable (and healthy) new ones. So part of our objective in February is to suggest healthy and healing replacement habits and rituals.

This gift guide is here to help! The product selections below offer lovely and practical ideas for...

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Breathe Your Way to Energy, Relaxation, Peace, Empowerment, Health, and Healing

healing nose yoga Jan 31, 2019

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Breathing techniques are powerful tools to influence our mind, body, energy, emotions, moods, and detoxification.

And I love how accessible they are to diverse demographics: from children to the elderly, among all geographies, for any budget, from a still moment while waiting in line at a store to an hour-long class in a gorgeous yoga studio, from a stressful moment in an intense meeting to a relaxing evening at home. Breathing...

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Sick Building Syndrome: How One Mom Empowered Herself

Podcast intro by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Sick building syndrome (SBS), or sick house syndrome, consist of various nonspecific symptoms that occupants of indoor areas experience. 

Symptoms of SBS include headaches, dizziness, chronic fatigue, nausea, irritation (of eye, nose, throat, or skin), difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to odors, allergies, cold, flu-like symptoms, increased incidence of asthma attacks and personality changes.

Author of Organic Lifestyle Made...

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