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Practical Nontoxic Living with Sophia Ruan Gushée

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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.

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.


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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.




47. Home Detox: Part 2

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 2021, learn impactful, budget-friendly ways to detox your indoor air, dust, and hands. Sophia shares important concepts about toxic exposures from products you use in your home. These concepts should motivate you to keep integrating detox tweaks into your life and remind you that small changes can transform! QUESTIONS ANSWERED: RESOURCES...


46. Home Detox: Part 1

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 why any small detox tweak can help. In this episode, Sophia is interviewed by the wonderful Abby Knott, co-founder of Everwell, for a three-part Home Detox Workshop series. QUESTIONS ADDRESSED: FOLLOW RUAN LIVING Instagram @ruanlivingWebsite at


45. Make Home a Pillar of Health

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 for over 10 years. In this podcast, Domonique and Sophia talk about the changes that Dominique made with her diet, products, and home that improved her allergies, eczema, psoriasis, bloating, fatigue, and depression. The combination of her work and personal experiences has emphasized...


44. 5G Protection Products From A Former Telecom Engineer

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 Practical Nontoxic Living podcast episode 17, 5G had not yet rolled out nationwide. What then, have we learned about the new wireless communication network? Sophia and Daniel discuss the current EMF environment, how 5G differs from previous signals, the importance of creating a...


43. Milk's Magnetic Powers

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 experiences and passion for our inner- and outer- ecosystems have inspired her professional endeavors including The LabElymental Milk Cleanse—an Ayurvedic-inspired, doctor-developed cleanse that combines the magnetic power of full-fat milk and proprietary supplements to help clear, cleanse and balance our modern lifestyle. SAVE 10% Interested in...


42. Detox Your Hormones

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 that increase our risks to a long list of things including adverse reproductive outcomes. Motivated by what they learned, they launched their company Hugh and Grace to offer high-performing, natural products. TOPICS COVERED Children's products and baby products Sara's top 3...


41. Benefits of Flower Essences

Katie Hess is a flower alchemist, author of Flowerevolution, and founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. With her signature elixirs featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times and the LA Times, her flower-powered community is thriving in over 15 countries. Topics covered in this podcast: Click here to watch this conversation over Instagram Live and to access the podcast transcript. FOLLOW KATIE...


40. Resonate with Sound Healing and Vibration Therapy

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 changed her life. Listen to how it may enhance yours! To learn more about: Woom Center Visit and on Instagram @woomcenter Sophia Ruan Gushée Her lifestyle platform: RuanLiving.comOn Instagram @ruanlivingOn Facebook @ruanlivingInterested in a fertility detox? Click here for more: Fertility Detox.


39. Transform Unconscious Patterns Into Conscious Choices

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 liberate you through her method so that you can elevate your life experience. In this episode: Click here for podcast show notes: Follow Jozi Radus: @UnconsciousMappingSystem Follow Sophia Ruan Gushée Her...


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

One of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists and a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, Dr. Shanna H. Swan recently authored the groundbreaking book Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race (with the award-winning writer Stacey Colino). In this podcast, Dr. Swan...


37. Alchemy From Daily Rituals

Diagnosed in her 20s with autoimmune diseases, Shiva Rose, author of the bestselling book Whole Beauty and creator of Shiva Rose Beauty, transformed her health and wellbeing by modifying her daily rituals. Listen to Shiva's inspiring story of resiliency, recovery, and thriving from a physician's death sentence. You'll also hear about Shiva's morning and evening rituals, which include simple things that you can adopt as well. Shiva Rose Shiva Rose beauty productsShiva's The Moon & You...


36. Glowing Skin from Kitchen Staples to Primally Pure

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 moisturizer, and then her diet, Bethany’s skin became healthier than ever. These experiences led Bethany, in 2015, to launch her gorgeous brand, Primally Pure—a line of natural skincare and personal care products that are made with clean, certified organic, and consciously sourced...


35. Feel Better With Age!

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, 11 years after her cancer diagnosis, her husband Marc was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After battling cancer for 18 months, Marc passed away at age 45. As a single mom of two young daughters, Elissa quit her job at Vogue and became a Certified Holistic...


34. "Sick of Being Sick"

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 eating and other healthy changes. Feeling better than ever, Nita was...


33. Infrared Saunas: Optimize the Benefits

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: recipesoptimize NOTES: Sophia's affiliate link for Sunlighten


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

"...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:


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

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 friendly to low carb, Paleo, ketogenic, and low sugar...


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

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, an industry-leading organic mattress manufacturer, was...


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

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 people to know that "If you have lungs, you can get lung...


28. Detox EMFs With Your Family At Home & School

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. Click here for podcast show notes. TOPICS DISCUSSED: Podcast producer: Chris Robertson