Practical Nontoxic Living with Sophia Ruan Gushée

Practical Nontoxic Living with Sophia Ruan Gushée

Sophia Ruan Gushée—nontoxic lifestyle expert, author of the critically acclaimed book "A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures," creator of the Ruan Detox Immersion and the Essential Detox, wife, and mother of three—talks to experts and wellness warriors to unveil tips to optimize your well-being, healing, and life experience.

Episodes

March 14, 2021 55 min

Functional health coach for women’s health & fertility, Nita Ewald was often sick as a child. It wasn't until she was about 29-years-old—and with a master's in chemistry—that she started to detox her purchases as she learned about the ingredients in her personal care products, cleaning products, pots and pans, and more.

This eventually led Nita to become increasingly less sick, which later led her towards healthier eati...

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Regular Sunlighten infrared sauna use is reported to support detoxification, immunity, pain relief, weight loss, anti-aging, relaxation, wound healing, blood pressure, circulation, muscle recovery, and autoimmune issues.

In this episode, Connie helps us understand how:

  • Not all infrared saunas are the same:
  • we discuss toxic fumes, EMFs, and the different infrared wavelengths
  • Not all energy is the same:
  • we discuss the differences amo...
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    "...she had [terminal lung cancer] that was supposed to take her out in six months... she ended up living for 3.5 years, looking amazing, glowing. And she found such fulfillment in this research and health and knowledge. And she ended up helping so many people and enlightening so many people..." —Ariana Ost Martz, founder of the design atelier, Ariana Ost

    Topics covered:

  • Benefits of detoxing chemicals from cleaning products...
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    Did you know that there are 76 FDA-approved additives that US wine-makers can use? While some of these are natural, some are toxic. Fortunately, Dry Farm Wines ensures that the artisanal wines delivered to you have been laboratory tested for purity.

    The largest Natural Wine merchant in the world, Dry Farm Wines sells curated organic biodynamic natural wines that are sugar-free, lower in sulfites, and lower in alcohol. The wines are...

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    Anticipating his first grandchild, Barry Cik shopped for a suitable crib mattress. However, as a board-certified environmental engineer with eco-friendly preferences, Barry was surprised to learn that most bedding manufacturers used harmful chemicals and materials. This inspired Barry to leverage his background in environmental engineering to create the safest mattress products possible for various price points. Thus, Naturepedic, ...

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    As Reina Honts approached her 50th birthday in 2018, she had a strong instinct that she should get her lungs tested. Since Reina had no symptoms and was a non-smoker, it was surprising that a tumor in her lung was found. After undergoing a lobectomy, Reina is now cancer-free. Reina, who joined the Lung Cancer Research Foundation as a Board Member, believes that early detection was invaluable for her lung diagnosis and wants more pe...

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    As Executive Director of the scientific think-tank Environmental Health Trust, Theodora Scarato is uniquely informed about the health risks from our EMF exposures. So how does she apply her expertise into real life: with her kids, at home, and in her community? Listen to this relatable conversation to help encourage you to keep detoxing EMFs with your family at home, school, and in your community.

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    October 19, 2020 44 min

    Beloved healer Deborah Hanekamp is founder of Space by Mama Medicine and author of Ritual Baths: Be Your Own Healer.

    Deborah has fascinating wisdom to share on the most essential ways to consider energy, love, self-care, and connection.

    In episode 27, Sophia explores Deborah's perspectives on money and its energetic influence on our well-being and even on our children.

    Deborah describes the energetic powers of money, and that w...

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    October 14, 2020 43 min

    Kelsey Patel is one of Hollywood’s leading wellness and reiki experts. She is not only a sought after spiritual empowerment coach, yoga teacher, reiki healer, and meditation teacher, but also a multi-faceted entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She is the creator and founder of Magik Vibes, a soul-enhancing lifestyle brand, that was named one of the top 7 subscription boxes of 2017. In 2018, she became co-host of the celebrity-e...

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    October 2, 2020 50 min

    Author of Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing, Jill Blakeway has been treating patients for more than 25 years with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • The groundbreaking field of energy medicine and Jill's global quest to learn from top healers, researchers, and practitioners—including from Stanford and Princeton research on the physics behind energy med...

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    Founder of the Environmental Health Trust (EHT), Dr. Devra Davis has a long list of very impressive accomplishments that have helped protect us from cigarette smoke, asbestos, lead, cell phone radiation, and more. Her nonprofit, EHT, is also spearheading a lawsuit against the FCC after the FCC refused to update its wireless radiation standards, which were set in 1996. 

    Dr. Davis is author of several award-winning and critically acc...

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    Are you interested in, but also intimidated by, meditation? Tal Rabinowitz, founder of Den Meditation, helps ease our way into finding a meditation style that can help us get grounded, centered, and soothed. Hear about different ways you can start. There are so many! But, they all share the goal of helping us learn about—and love—ourselves more fully. Don't waste one more day from discovering the depths and diversity within you...

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    Dr. Marc Grossman, a leading holistic optometrist and international bestselling author, inspires us with how we can improve our eye health through an integrative approach.

    Topics discussed:

  • It's never too late to improve your eyes!
  • A holistic lens through which to appreciate how we can support our eyes
  • Our eyes are made of the same stuff as our brains
  • Genetics often explains less than 20% of our eye conditions
  • Vision therapy
  • Traditi...
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    World renowned public health physician, Dr. David O. Carpenter enlightens us on how to optimize our immune response to the novel coronavirus with four key strategies.

    Key questions discussed:

  • Are toxic cleaning products worthwhile now because of the novel coronavirus?
  • Homebound with wireless devices, are our EMF exposures undermining our immune response to covid-19? 
  • Is climate change going to make infectious diseases part of our new...
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    Following my conversation with air filtration expert Vinny Lobdell, Jr (episode #19), listeners to Sophia's live podcast recording asked Vinny questions. Listen to his responses to questions about:

  • accessible devices people can use to assess their indoor air quality
  • relief people have experienced from using air purifiers
  • how air purifiers help with allergies, mold, bacteria, fungi, asthma
  • how Austin Air is
  • more on HEPA filters
  • Visi...

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    Fine and ultra fine particles—a fraction of the size of a tip of human hair— are all around us along with viruses, mold and other toxins. They are both outdoors and indoors. Leaving them unfiltered can have a big impact on the health of you and your family. 

    Indoor air quality is attracting a lot more attention as more of us grapple with health issues, and realize that indoor air quality can be a contributing factor.

    The US EPA est...

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    February 6, 2020 73 min

    Could your home environment be contributing to you and your family's stress? It may be without you realizing it.

    Did you know that, conversely, your home can be curated to encourage relaxation, joy, and healing--to optimize wellbeing? 

    Esther Sternberg, MD is Research Director and Chair at the Andrew Weil Center Integrative Medicine. She is also author of the books, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-being and The Ba...

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    5G is the next wireless communication network that is supposed to work even better: with greater speed for a greater bandwidth of data transmission. 

    5G will be rolled out worldwide, and aggressively throughout the United States. This has many people wondering, Will the 5G rollout be safe for my family and I?

    Daniel DeBaun, previously a telecommunications engineer at Bell Labs and AT&T, describes EMFs as "bees in the room.&...

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    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 Ea...

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    We live with more EMFs than ever from our wireless and wired technologies. Headaches, nausea, heart palpitations, and fatigue are some symptoms that could signal electrohypersensitivity.

    Learn more about this by listening to this podcast. There are things you can do to help you take care of yourself. You'll learn more about our ability to develop resiliency and recover. I also ask Dr. David O. Carpenter about EMF protection pro...

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