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The air purifier I use for my family

indoor air lungs Nov 24, 2020

Updated November 23, 2020 to consider my podcast interview with Vinny Lobdell, Jr, founder of Intellipure. This post was created in June 2018.

One of the most common questions I'm asked is, "Which air purifier do you use?"

Recently, after speaking at a wellness event for the Brown Alumni Club of NY, my fellow panelist Max Goldberg (someone you should follow and support because he's working hard to protect our food supply from toxic chemicals: visit his website LivingMaxwell.com) said to me, "...

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Detox Your Spray Products to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

home detox indoor air lungs Nov 23, 2020

Inspired by lung cancer awareness month, let’s choose one detox tweak that unburdens our lungs.

This week: edit your spray products. Search your home while responding to the question: How many spray products in my home are unused? 

Then discard those responsibly, and note how many you eliminated from your home. Feel proud because they are potential sources of toxic fumes—even if they are unused! Let me know how it goes @ruanliving on Instagram or ...

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🎧 NEW PODCAST: "If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer."

This podcast episode was inspired by lung cancer awareness month. My friend Reina Honts, who is also the guest of this episode, has taught me that lung cancer is not just a smoker's outcome. If you have lungs, then you should be aware that:

  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide
  • Lung cancer takes twice as many women's lives as breast cancer
  • Lung cancer takes twice as many men's lives as prostate cancer
  • People who have never smoked account for 20K-30K lung...
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Air Purifiers: How to distinguish which is best?

Updated: March 3, 2019

 

Air purifiers have been in high demand around the world. In 2019, the global market size for air purifiers was estimated at USD 8.04 billion.(2)

And robust growth is expected to continue: ranging from a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.54% to 10.8%, depending on the forecast. Of that growth, air purifiers for homes in the US is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the period 2018-2022.(3)

A...

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7 Common Toxic Mattress Symptoms (& How to Support Them)

Are you worried that your current mattress might be toxic? 

Not all mattresses are created equal. While some will provide the benefits of a good night’s sleep, others can slowly contribute to health issues. There are a few symptoms you should pay attention to if you think that your mattress may be negatively impacting your health.

In this article, we will discuss 7 common warning signs of toxic mattresses, as well as tips for alleviating your toxic mattress...

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Protect Your Lungs from Talcum Powder

by the editorial team

 

Are you aware of the damaging effects talcum powder can have on your lungs, as well as your overall health?

Even though talcum powder is commonly used in everyday consumer products (such as baby powder), it poses health risks.

In this article, we will discuss the potential damaging effects of talcum powder, as well as 5 tips to reduce your exposure and protect your lungs from talcum powder.

What is Talcum Powder?

Talcum powder is made from a mineral called talc,...

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11 Nontoxic Solutions for Indoor Air Pollution Issues

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Are you looking for natural, nontoxic solutions to indoor air pollution concerns? You’ve come to the right place.

Indoor air pollution has been linked to various adverse health effects, such as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.

In this article, we will discuss the main causes of indoor air pollution, as well as suggest 11 solutions you can try to create a safe, nontoxic environment in your home.

What Causes Indoor Air...

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Lung cancer, asthma,...respiratory health is our November Meditation

 

In honor of lung cancer awareness, this month we are exploring simple ways to detox our indoor air quality to protect our respiratory health. 

Most people don't know this, but more people are dying of lung cancer than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. And while we often associate the disease with smoking, the truth is, many people are being diagnosed with lung cancer with zero history of smoking.

My friend Reina, for example, is a lung cancer thriver. Even though she had no...

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Powers of Scent

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The scent of coffee invigorates me, and gets me excited for a sip.

The scent of essential oils relaxes me.

The scent of cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg are ones I associate with Thanksgiving and the ensuing holiday season.

The scent of baby powder conjures images of darling, delicate baby clothes and even an image of a baby. Sometimes, I can even almost hear a baby coo.

And the lingering "baby smell" of my six-year-old daughter leads me to smell harder...

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Fragrance detox for your stuffy nose, runny nose, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and asthma

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 communicate many important things to our brain and body. It can signal alarm from the smell of fire or something burning; stimulate our appetite and taste buds from the smell of a delicious meal or baked goodies; and it can trigger symptoms to get us to avoid toxic chemicals or toxic food.

Symptoms from...

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