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Practical Nontoxic Living

48 EpisodesProduced by Sophia Ruan Gushée, Author of A to Z of D-Toxing Founder of Ruan LivingWebsite

Preeminent nontoxic lifestyle expert, author of critically acclaimed detox books, creator of the D-Tox Academy and 40-Day Home Detox, and founder of Ruan Living, Sophia Ruan Gushée—inspired as a wife and mother—talks to wellness warriors and pioneers to simplify nontoxic living for you.

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48. Home Detox Part 3: Drinking Water and Sleep Quality

July 10th, 2022

46:08

In this final session of the three-part Home Detox Workshop series that Sophia, Sophia shares simple tips to detox your drinking water and sleep …

47. Home Detox Part 2: Indoor Air Quality

May 17th, 2022

43:49

Part 2: Simple Tips to Detox Your Indoor Air and Dust.

In Part 2 of this three-part series, Sophia led for the Everwell Community in the Spring of …

46. Home Detox Part 1: Why Small Changes Can Have A Big Impact

May 3rd, 2022

45:23

Why Detoxing Your Home Is As Important As Healthy Eating and Regular Exercise What are the benefits to detoxing your home? Listen to Sophia explain …

45. Make Home a Pillar of Health

March 15th, 2022

1:13:57
A California native and Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Domonique Silva started her career at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and has been in the field of Environmental & Occupational Health …

44. 5G Protection Products From A Former Telecom Engineer

February 15th, 2022

1:05:10

Daniel DeBaun is an internationally recognized expert in Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF), co-author of the bestselling book, Radiation Nation, and co-founder & CEO of DefenderShield.  When Daniel last appeared on 

43. Milk's Magnetic Powers

February 1st, 2022

58:01

Multi-passionate and multi-talented Jody Levy is a creator of art, wellness ventures, and much more. In this episode, we hear how Jody's personal …

42. Detox Your Hormones

November 10th, 2021

49:51

After 14 years of unexplained infertility, Sara Jensen and her husband were shocked to learn that products we use daily—including some products that claim to be "clean" and nontoxic—contain hormone-disrupting chemicals …

41. Benefits of Flower Essences

November 9th, 2021

40:36

Katie Hess is a flower alchemist, author of Flowerevolution, and founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. With her …

40. Resonate with Sound Healing and Vibration Therapy

October 19th, 2021

29:35

While inside Woom's multisensory studio with visual art displayed on the walls around us, Elian and I talk about how sound and vibration therapy have …

39. Transform Unconscious Patterns Into Conscious Choices

September 29th, 2021

50:26

Jozi Radus is the creator of the Unconscious Mapping System (UMS), which is a method that she designed to help clients transform their unconscious patterns into conscious choices. Her intention is to empower and …

38. How Your Fertility Reproductive Health Signal Your Later Health Life Expectancy

July 21st, 2021

49:30

One of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists and a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn …

37. Alchemy From Daily Rituals

June 15th, 2021

42:19

Diagnosed in her 20s with autoimmune diseases, Shiva Rose, author of the bestselling book Whole Beauty and creator of Shiva Rose Beauty, transformed …

36. Glowing Skin from Kitchen Staples to Primally Pure

May 26th, 2021

45:58

Bethany McDaniel is a farmer’s wife, mother of two young kids, and founder of Primally Pure.

In this podcast, you’ll hear how small detox tweaks transformed Bethany’s life. Starting with detoxing just her facial …

35. Feel Better With Age!

May 11th, 2021

1:07:40

At age 61, Elissa Goodman is a glowing reminder of our healing opportunities.

Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 32, Elissa later discovered that she also had Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and Celiac disease.

Then, …

34. Sick of Being Sick

March 14th, 2021

55:40

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 …

33. Infrared Saunas: Optimize the Benefits

January 26th, 2021

44:22

Regular Sunlighten infrared sauna use is reported to support detoxification, immunity, pain relief, weight loss, anti-aging, relaxation, wound …

32. Healing Thriving Lessons from Cancer to Optimize Your Life Quality

December 29th, 2020

56:14

"...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. …

31. Effortlessly Enjoy Curated Natural Wines That Are Biodynamic, Organic, Lab-tested for Purity

December 15th, 2020

57:34

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 …

30. Master Organic Mattresses Sustainable Interior Design for an Eco-friendly Home

December 8th, 2020

54:25

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 …

29. If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer.

November 19th, 2020

44:30

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 …

28. Detox EMFs With Your Family At Home School

November 13th, 2020

1:21:20

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: …

27. Money's Energetic Power

October 19th, 2020

44:22

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, …

26. Heal Burnout, Anxiety, and Stress

October 14th, 2020

43:00

Kelsey Patel is one of Hollywood’s leading wellness and reiki experts. She is not only a sought after spiritual empowerment coach, yoga teacher, …

25. Heal Your EMF With Energy Medicine

October 2nd, 2020

50:07

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:

24. Protect Your Brain and Body from 5G and Other EMFs

June 8th, 2020

56:42

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 …

23. Grounding Yourself with Meditation

May 5th, 2020

48:34

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 …

22. Vision therapy with Dr. Marc Grossman, leading holistic optometrist

April 24th, 2020

54:33

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

21. CORONAVIRUS: Optimize your immune response to covid-19

April 24th, 2020

55:06

World renowned public health physician, Dr. David O. Carpenter enlightens us on how to optimize our immune response to the novel coronavirus with …

20. Indoor Air Quality: QA from Practical Nontoxic Living Podcast Listeners

March 4th, 2020

14:04

Following my conversation with air filtration expert Vinny Lobdell, Jr (episode #19), listeners to Sophia's live podcast recording asked Vinny …

19. Air purifiers: How to select the best one for you

March 4th, 2020

38:19

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 …

18. Essential Features of a Healing Home

February 6th, 2020

1:13:57

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 …

17. EMF Protection | Practical Tips from a Former Telecommunications Engineer

February 21st, 2019

1:29:39

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

16. Can Your Home Contribute to Your Chronic Symptoms?

January 24th, 2019

53:36

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 …

15. Headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Might you be electrohypersensitive?

December 27th, 2018

58:15

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

14. Insights on Diet, Water, Vaccines, and more from a Pioneering Toxic Exposures Expert

December 13th, 2018

44:00

World-renowned research physician and distinguished author and editor, Dr. David O. Carpenter has unique expertise on how human health--and public health--are influenced by exposures to toxic chemicals, heavy metals, …

13. Overlooked Healthy Choices for Healthy Living

October 12th, 2018

50:47

Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, is interested in studying the potential health consequences of environmental …

12. Support These Retailers That Are Protecting Us From Toxic Chemicals

September 7th, 2018

46:11

The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition represents more than 11 million individuals—including parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health …

11. What colors do you emanate? Which spirits do you attract?

December 27th, 2017

1:02:50

Deborah Hanekamp, aka Mama Medicine, is a seeress carrying 17+ yrs in the healing arts. Sophia and Deborah discuss people's auras, the spirits that surround us, darkness & light, destiny, and our many teachers.

10. How toxic exposures threaten our reproductive health, and what we can do to protect ourselves.

September 19th, 2017

1:11:58

Dr. Hugh Taylor is an internationally-recognized expert in female reproductive health. In this podcast, Sophia Ruan Gushée talks to Dr. Taylor about how toxic exposures (including cell phone radiation) may affect …

9. Can yoga end suffering? Sophia explores this and more with Heather Lilleston, co-founder of Yoga for Bad People

August 9th, 2017

48:51

There's something particularly interesting about discussing suffering with a seemingly happy, beautiful person who has no obvious reason to be …

8. Halotherapy, or salt therapy: Why it's enjoying a resurgence among those seeking to soothe respiratory issues, eczema, Lyme Disease, and other types of inflammation

June 26th, 2017

31:44

Sophia Ruan Gushée discussed halotherapy and salt baths with Shannon Coppola of Montauk Salt Cave. Visitors, Shannon, and Shannon's family experience …

7. Bees and Other Pollinators: What You Should Know and Simple Steps to Help Our Bees

June 3rd, 2017

19:35

Sophia Ruan Gushée visits beekeeper Laura Klahre, founder of Blossom Meadow, which is located in the North Fork of Eastern Long Island. Sophia and …

6. Probiotics, Fermentation and Gut Health with Sandor Katz

February 1st, 2017

59:11

Sandor Katz is a NY Times bestselling author of the books Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation. Among his loyal fans is renowned food writer

5. Healing Through Essential Oils

December 16th, 2016

46:36

Alaknanda Nabar of Family of Light Holistic Center shares her incredible story of treating and healing her son's autism through a radical holistic …

4. Organic Sleep? It's a thing.

December 5th, 2016

30:34

Mother of three and founder of Organique, a cutting-edge, completely organic mattress company based out of California, Kristen Rannala provides a healthier mattress 101 overview. 

Sophia and Kristen talk about how your …

3. Reducing EMF Exposures for Better Sleep and Health

September 9th, 2016

36:47

In this episode, host Sophia Ruan Gushée sits down with Matthew Waletzke (Environmental Consultant) to learn about concerns over excessive EMF …

2. A Conversation with the Practical Nontoxic Living Team

August 9th, 2016

35:57

Sophia sits down with Ashley S. Cooke & Eden Connelly--early members of the Practical Nontoxic Living team. They discuss how learning about toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and man-made EMFs in our environment has …

1. Introducing the Detox Encyclopedia

July 27th, 2016

18:50

Get an inside glimpse into why Sophia Ruan Gushée created her critically acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures. In the author's first podcast, she shares heartfelt …

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