Sophia Ruan Gushee talking with Andrew Pace

Why I spent 8 years writing A to Z of D-Toxing

home detox Jan 26, 2023

by Sophia Ruan Gushée


Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Andrew Pace, Healthy Home Concierge and Founder of The Green Design Center, as a guest on his Non Toxic Environments podcast. Our episode is titled "Talking Home Detox With Sophia Ruan Gushée."

Diving into my background, Andrew asks me about how I got into practical nontoxic living, how I felt about my book A to Z of D-Toxing, why I created it, and others' reactions to it. In this conversation on the Non Toxic Environments podcast, I also share simple home detox tips that everyone should consider.

To listen, click on the PLAY button below!


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Listening to this conversation is a great warmup for the next Practical Nontoxic Living podcast, which will be released Tuesday, January 31. Andrew is the guest! 

After 30 years of helping people with multiple chemical sensitivities identify the safest building materials for their homes, Andrew's insights provide Ruan Detox Warriors with an enlightening conversation about how to find the healthiest building materials for your budget and goals.

You should definitely listen to next week's Practical Nontoxic Living episode, If you're going to:

  • redesign a space
  • renovate
  • build a home

This is important information for everyone. But it's especially meaningful for:

  • expectant parents
  • parents of young children
  • and even if you're trying to conceive, or hoping to conceive in the future

Our toxic exposures can influence our DNA and affect our children and grandchildren. But there are many small detox tweaks that can transform! Ruan Living is here to guide you.

If you want to save time finding safer products to swap out the household products that are exposing you to toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields, join the D-Tox Academy for a gradual detox or the 40-Day Home Detox for a detox deep dive. 

At the same time, remember to look out for Andrew on the next Practical Nontoxic Living podcast in next week's email! To subscribe to the newsletter, just text DETOX to 66866.

Until then, advance your practical nontoxic living efforts by clicking the play button above to listen to my conversation on the Non Toxic Environments podcast, hosted by Andrew Pace, founder of the Green Design Center.



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About Sophia Ruan Gushée

Sophia Ruan Gushée is a preeminent nontoxic lifestyle expert, author of the critically acclaimed books A to Z of D-Toxing and EMF Detox Workbook, creator of D-Tox Academy and 40-Day Home Detox, and host of the Practical Nontoxic Living podcast.

She has helped thousands of people eliminate harmful—often hidden—chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields from their homes and lifestyles. Based on more than 15 years of tracking the latest research, she believes that removing these toxins is the overlooked key to unlocking greater mindfulness, mental clarity, emotional harmony, and physical healing.

Sophia also works with companies and served on the prestigious Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Council and the exclusive Well+Good Council. She has appeared or been featured on the most popular health and wellness platforms including The Doctor Oz Show, Health magazine, Family Circle magazine, MindBodyGreen, and much more. You can learn more about Sophia by clicking here: Sophia Ruan Gushée.

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Ruan Living simplifies a nontoxic lifestyle through its Practical Nontoxic Living podcast, free detox workshops, online D-Tox Academy, and transformative 40-Day Home Detox. It aims to help you avoid toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from what you buy, own, and do— without compromising your joy and convenience. Ruan was founded by Sophia Ruan Gushée, author of the bestselling critically acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Your Toxic Exposures and several detox workbooks. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia Business School, Sophia has served on the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Council and Well+Good Council. A popular nontoxic living speaker, consultant, and teacher, Sophia lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters. Her passion for empowering others to enjoy nontoxic living began with the birth of her first daughter in 2007. Everything she creates is a love letter to her children and for the healthiest, brightest future possible. You can learn more here: Sophia’s Impact.


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