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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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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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Clean Beauty Q&A with Danielle Wu, CEO/Founder of More Sunday

beauty skin sleep teeth Jun 19, 2019

Models in the image above are wearing More Sunday pajamas.

Danielle Wu is founder and CEO of More Sunday, which offers eco-friendly pajamas that are beautiful enough to wear outside your home! Made of 100% Real Silk, the pajamas' fabric is free of toxic chemicals that are often found on clothing textiles.

In fact, More Sunday pajamas are made of silk that is OEKO-TEX 100 certified; meaning, they have been tested by a third-party to ensure More Sunday is not...

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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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Tips to Incorporate Music Therapy Into Your Routine

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Advances in technology now allow scientists to measure sounds and examine reactions from our brains, nervous systems, biological electrical communications, and hormones. Technology has shed light on how sounds—from music to noise pollution to silence—can influence our stress, moods, heart rate, memories, immune response, and healing.

Sounds can be incorporated into your daily or evening routines to help you take care. Our brains,...

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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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Brain Benefits of Meditation and How to Start Meditating

Above: Sophia Ruan Gushée at Inscape NYC.

Below: article by Lily Kamp and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

There are countless benefits of meditation. Since March is my brain meditation detox month, the article below focuses on how meditation can help brain health. The article introduces meditation and how meditation can help some people with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, ADD, empathy, and compassion. The article ends with tips on how to start meditating....

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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 made much easier with the upcoming Well+Good Cookbook!

Click here to check out this gorgeous resource that provides recipes so you can eat your way to better energy, digestion, immunity, mood, focus, presence, sex, sleep, and skin.

 
 
 
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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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Create A Safe Sleeping Environment in Childcare

by editorial team

 

Creating a healthy, safe sleeping environment is an important part of childcare and adult self-care. However, it's becoming difficult to create.

Technology may be affecting our sleep patterns. Since technology use has increased over the years, creating a healthy safe place to sleep has become a challenge.

30% of pre-school children and 50-90% of school-aged children are getting insufficient sleep.

According to researchers at Penn State, this is partially due to the...

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