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Practical Nontoxic Living with Sophia Ruan Gushée

54 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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How Can I Cultivate Mindfulness and Safety with Technology? with August Brice

March 21st, 2023


This is the one allll about energy and EMFs! Sophia and Elizabeth sit down with August Brice, Founder of TechWellness, to discuss EMFs (electromagnetic fields). We talk about what they are, different types of EMFs and …

REVISIT: How Can I Restore My Energy? Healing EMFs with Dr. Jill Blakeway

March 14th, 2023


REVISITED: How to Heal from EMFs with Energy Medicine, with Dr. Jill Blakeway. 

This week’s episode features Sophia’s interview with Dr. Jill Blakeway, originally published in 2020. Although so much of our world has …

52. How Can I Apply Nontoxic Living in My Life?

March 7th, 2023


Welcome Elizabeth McCormick! 

Our newest member of the Ruan Living team sits down with Sophia to discuss how the two are currently applying nontoxic living into their homes and lives. Elizabeth shares her personal …

51. How Can I Protect Myself Family from Talc in Powder?

February 28th, 2023


This week, Sophia discusses tips to avoid exposure to asbestos from talc & talcum powder! Sophia reviews important takeaways from the many lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson regarding asbestos from talc in their …

50. How To Find The Best Nontoxic Dry Shampoo

February 14th, 2023


In recent months, too many brands of dry shampoo were recalled due to their cancer risks. In this episode, Sophia tells you what you should know …

49. Sustainable Building Materials For Healthy Homes

January 31st, 2023


Andrew Pace is a Healthy Home Concierge, host of the Non Toxic Environments Podcast, and founder of The Green Design Center, the oldest healthy …

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

July 10th, 2022


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


"...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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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