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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...

Might You Have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   There has never been more awareness to our sensitivities: nuts, dairy, gluten, sulfites, and more. So why not chemicals? Multiple...

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): 7 Simple Tips to Reduce Them at ...

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that are emitted from both natural and artificial sources. This article focuses on VOCs from...

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...

Nontoxic, Moisturizing Bath for Dry Skin

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   I suffer from extremely distracting dry skin. If I'm not thoughtful and proactive about moisturizing my dry skin from right after I...

Hello Wellness: NYC Nontoxic Living Panel

Would you like to detox your diet, beauty products, and self-care routine? Do you want to learn tips on how to read nutrition labels for healthier choices? ...

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...

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...

What is a healing space?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   An environment—like in our homes, schools, and workspaces—can be designed to support therapeutic effects....

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...

How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   As moms, we do the seemingly impossible: Juggle our kid’s schedules, work full-time jobs, maintain our...

Cell Phone Radiation and How to Protect Yourself

by Sophia Ruan Gushée and her editorial team   On April 3, 1973, the first mobile phone call was made by a Motorola employee, Martin Cooper. Ten years later, in...

Sole Water Recipe

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   An easy way to help boost your digestion, soothe your nervous system, improve hydration, and improve your skin, hair and nails may be to...

What Are You Sleeping on 3,650 Hours?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   It’s not every day that people replace their mattress. In fact, not even every five years. It’s every...

Use Your Laptop Safely: 6 Tips to Get Started

by Sophia Ruan Gushée and her editorial team   We are lucky to enjoy the convenient mobility that technology provides. Not only are our personal lives...

Symptoms of Electromagnetic Radiation Sensitivity and How to Avoid It

by the editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   By now, you probably know of certain exposures—like nuts, perfume, dairy, or even motion...

The Surprising Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle

Even if you don't think you know what stinging nettle looks like-- chances are, you've met the plant before. It could have been when you were running around outside as a...
In case you missed it, there has been a lot of news coverage on cancer-causing arsenic found in rice and products that contain rice as an ingredient (like rice milk, baby...

Traditional Chinese Medicine Helped My Daughter's Eczema

  Managing eczema has been a big issue in my family. While it has caused great worry, it has also raised thought-provoking insight into health. Whether you...

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