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Recipes for Skin, Energy, Immunity, and Health from Within

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   I'm always looking for practical, simple, nutrient-dense recipes to treat my skin, energy, immunity, and health from within. It'll be...

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...

Fragrance detox for your stuffy nose, runny nose, headaches, dizzin...

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you're not sick or suffering from known allergies, what might a stuffy nose or runny nose be trying to tell us? The nose can...

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...

Natural Bathroom Spray: How to Deodorize the Bathroom

By Angela Cummings   Going #2 (as the kids say) is a natural, healthy occurrence for all humans (and animals), but we’re often embarrassed by the smell left...

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...

6 Ways to Remove Allergens in Your Bedroom

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   While the word “allergens” may cause you to think “outdoors,” allergens are found...

4 Tips for Nontoxic Hand Soap

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée    Nontoxic hand soap is better for all of us, but especially mothers of babies and young kids, because...

5 Tips for Healthier Toothpaste

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...

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...

Tips for Buying Chemical Free Soaps And Shampoos

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Our kids watch our every move. They learn by example, by our actions. When we choose nontoxic products—like...

Which Allergens Are Found in The Bedroom Only?

by editorial team   Busy parents like us don’t have much time to spare, let alone sleep to spare.  When you crawl into bed you want to sink into the...

Hack Allergens in Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, and are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the US,...

Using Wood as a Stress Reducer at Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   In today’s fast-paced world, stress is increasing. Along with the amount of time we spend...

Are Your Cleaning Products Contributing to Asthma?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   A clean home can be both healthy and a risk factor for developing asthma(1)(2)  How? The...

Consider Phthalates in Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you know there are phthalates in furniture? “More than 470 million pounds of phthalates are produced or...

Do You Have Indoor Allergies?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Do you sometimes come home after being out of the house all day and experience chronic symptoms: scratchy...

Carpet and Asthma, Like Oil and Water

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Anyone who has asthma, or has seen an asthmatic attack, knows how scary it can be. According to the Center for...

Should You Replace Your Shower Curtain With A Safer One?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When detoxing your home, it can be overwhelming to think of replacing each little item with nontoxic versions....

Peace of Mind in Detoxing Your Bedroom

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   The bedroom. It’s one of the most important rooms in your home, making it one of the first places to detox. ...

When Painting, Planning Pays Off

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   One of the easiest and least expensive ways to freshen up a room is to paint the walls. However, paint can...

Help Your Immunity By Limiting EMFs

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Our immune system, like everything else in nature, is immensely complex. They have had thousands of years to...

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...

WiFi Radiation & Tips to Protect Yourself

  Technology has allowed us to go wireless and avoid the hassle of cables. But most people don't realize that wireless devices constantly generate electromagnetic...

EHS Symptoms from EMF Exposure

    While researching the biological effects from our modern exposures to chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields (EMFs) for my book A to Z of...

EMFs from Appliances in Your Home

    EMF Exposures in the Home I used to think that EMFs were a concern to those who have certain situations, like living near power lines. I now...

Are Probiotics Worth the Money? Sandor Katz, Author of Wild Ferment...

  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...

Our Alarming Health Trends: Cancer, Autism, Asthma, and More

The health trends among children and adults are alarming. Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A to Z of D-Toxing, wants more people to consider the role of environmental factors...

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