Sophia Ruan Gushée speaks to rockstar doctors, scientists, and wellness warriors about practical ways to optimize health, healing, beauty, and more. Click the button below to register for her email newsletter for upcoming podcasts, workshops, events, and more.
Author of critically acclaimed bestselling books A to Z of D-Toxing, Home Detox Workbook, and EMF Detox Workbook, Sophia Ruan Gushée hosts one of the best podcasts on clean living. She talks to thought leaders and wellness warriors to bring you empowering tips and frameworks for a practical nontoxic and healing lifestyle. Sophia can help you detox chemicals, heavy metals, and EMFs from what you buy, own, and do while protecting your joy and convenience.
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Quick Tips: This episode is just Sophia and Elizabeth! They sit down to chat about ways to avoid PFAS/forever chemicals in your daily routine. They talk about which foods might be the most contaminated, how they shop in groceries stores to minimize their exposures, and how to avoid PFAS in other aspects of your daily life — like laundry detergent!
Listen to the end for an update on the regulations on 1,4 Dioxane implemented in 2023!
This is the one all 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 frequencies, different ways to protect our bodies while traveling and in our homes, and how amazing and resilient our bodies are! If you're curious about EMFs but don't know where to start, this is the episode for you!
This week’s episode features Sophia’s interview with Dr. Jill Blakeway, originally published in 2020. Although so much of our world has changed since then, this episode is full of excellent takeaways to apply into your everyday life! Spring cleaning is more than just your house — time to cleanse your energetic field too!
Welcome Elizabeth McCormick to the Ruan Living team! Our newest member sits down with Sophia to discuss how the two are currently applying nontoxic living into their homes and lives. Elizabeth shares her personal journey that led her to nontoxic living, how she and Sophia connected, and what she’s currently working on in her home and habits! Enjoy!!
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 baby powders. Talc can also be found in many different household items, including makeup powders. (think face powder, eye shadow, etc), making this essential listening for everyone!
In 2022, too many brands of dry shampoo were recalled due to their cancer risks. In this episode, which is part of her Ruan Powwow for the D-Tox Academy, Sophia tells you what you should know about dry shampoo and how you can find the best "nontoxic" dry shampoo for your preferences. Click here to watch her Ruan Powwow on Dry Shampoo.
Andrew Pace is a Healthy Home Concierge, host of the Non Toxic Environments Podcast, and founder of The Green Design Center, the oldest healthy building supply company in the United States and a leading resource for homeowners and contractors looking to source products that are healthy. A worldwide expert on green and healthy building products and services, Andrew has become one of the single most helpful and educational experts dealing with the day-to-day concerns of those individuals who suffer from allergies, asthma, and chemical sensitivities. Click here for podcast show notes: Andrew Pace.
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 quality. Click here for podcast show notes: Home Detox Part 3.
In spring 2021, Sophia led a three-part home detox workshop series. If you're a beginner, then this series will be so helpful. Click here for podcast show notes: Home Detox Part 2.
In spring 2021, Sophia led a three-part home detox workshop series. If you're a beginner, then this series will be so helpful. 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. Click here for podcast show notes: Home Detox Part 1.
A California native and Environmental Health & Safety Specialist, Domonique Silva started her career at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and has been learning and working in the field of Environmental & Occupational Health for 10 years.
Given her expertise in environmental health, I thought it was particularly interesting to learn what helped Dominique's personal struggles with allergies, eczema, bloating, fatigue, and depression. They were healed by changing her diet, detoxing her household products and drinking water, and making her home healthier. Click here for podcast show notes.
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 “sanctuary” free of mobile devices in your bedroom, and much more! Click here for podcast show notes: Daniel DeBaun.
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. To watch this conversation from our Instagram Live and view podcast show notes, click here: episode 43.
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. Click here to see the podcast transcript and watch our Instagram Live recording: episode 42.
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. Listen to how flower essences can enhance your wellbeing. Click here to see the podcast transcript and watch our Instagram Live recording: episode 41.
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! Click to watch Sophia's conversation with Elian Zach at Woom Center:Sound & Vibration Therapy.
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. The UMS can empower and liberate you for an elevated life. Click here for the podcast show notes: episode 39.
Author of 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 writer Stacey Colino), Dr. Shanna H. Swan is one of the world’s leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists at Mount Sinai in NYC. Listen to Dr. Swan's empowering insights to optimize influences on your reproductive health, fertility, assisted reproductive efforts, pregnancy outcomes, and overall health.. Click here for the podcast show notes: episode 38.
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. Click here for the podcast show notes: episode 37.
Founder of Primally Pure, Bethany McDaniel is a farmer’s wife and mother of two young kids. In this podcast, Bethany shares the small detox tweaks that transformed her life. They 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 ingredients. She shares many practical tips—like starting with your pantry ingredients as you begin your self-care detox. Click here for the podcast show notes: episode 36.
At age 61, Elissa Goodman is a glowing reminder of how effectively mindful living can heal.
Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 32, Elissa was later diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and Celiac disease. Eleven years after her cancer diagnosis, her husband Marc was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and passed away 18 months later at age 45.
At age 61, Elissa feels better than ever, even better than she did in her 20s! Hear simple ways through which Elissa transformed her life. Click here for the podcast show notes: episode 35.
Functional Health Coach for Women’s Health & Fertility, Nita Ewald was often sick as a child. Starting at age 29, however, she started to become less sick. And there was only one change that occurred: She detoxed her cleaning products, personal care products, diet, etc. Nita believes this "environmental" change strengthened her immune system.
Healthier than ever, she was surprised to be diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Listen to the #1 thing that helped her become pregnant naturally.
With a master's in chemistry and now a Functional Health Coach who empowers women on their fertility journey, Nita offers a unique perspective that can help everyone—whether your fertility feels relevant or not. Because, as Nita says, fertility is a reflection, or extension, of our health. Click here for the podcast show notes: episode 34.
Connie Zack is co-owner of Sunlighten. Click here for the podcast interview: episode 33.
Ariana Ost Martz is founder of her design atelier Ariana Ost. Click here for the podcast interview: episode 32.
Todd White is founder of Dry Farm Wines, the largest importer and reseller of natural wines in the world. Dry Farm Wines is bringing natural wine to the health-conscious masses. Click here for the podcast interview: episode 31 with Todd White, founder of Dry Farm Wines.
Anticipating his first grandchild, Barry A. 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 formed. Click here to watch the podcast interview: episode 30 with Barry Cik, founder of Naturepedic.
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