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Sophia Ruan Gushée is a sought-after nontoxic lifestyle expert, author of critically acclaimed books (A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, Home Detox Workbook: Checklists to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals, and EMF Detox Workbook: Checklists to Recover from Electromagnetic Exposure), creator of the D-Tox Academy. Inspired as a wife and mother of three delightful girls in NYC, Sophia talks to wellness warriors and pioneers to simplify practical nontoxic living.
 
It’s challenging to be relaxed and energized when you trying to keep up with the demands at work and at home. Join your host, Kirsi Bhasin, as she interviews different health and wellness experts on how to recharge your mind, body and soul in a crazy, busy world. If you feel wired but tired and breathlessly trying to keep up with your to-do list or just want some great wellness advice this is the podcast for you.
 
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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 Rep…
 
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 mornin…
 
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 …
 
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 mont…
 
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 …
 
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: Not all infrared saunas are the same: we discuss toxic fumes, EMFs, and the diff…
 
"...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, Ari…
 
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 natu…
 
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 creat…
 
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, …
 
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 y…
 
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, self-care, and connection. In episode 27, Sophia explores Deborah's perspectives on money and its energetic influence on our well-being and …
 
Kelsey Patel is one of Hollywood’s leading wellness and reiki experts. She is not only a sought after spiritual empowerment coach, yoga teacher, reiki healer, and meditation teacher, but also a multi-faceted entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She is the creator and founder of Magik Vibes, a soul-enhancing lifestyle brand, that was named one of…
 
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: The groundbreaking field of energy medicine and Jill's global quest to learn from top healers, researchers, and practitioners—inc…
 
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 nonprofit, EHT, is also spearheading a lawsuit against the FCC after the FCC refused to update its wireless radiation standards, whi…
 
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 different ways you can start. There are so many! But, they all share the goal of helping us learn about—and love—ourselves more ful…
 
Dr. Marc Grossman, a leading holistic optometrist and international bestselling author, inspires us with how we can improve our eye health through an integrative approach. Topics discussed: It's never too late to improve your eyes! A holistic lens through which to appreciate how we can support our eyes Our eyes are made of the same stuff as our bra…
 
World renowned public health physician, Dr. David O. Carpenter enlightens us on how to optimize our immune response to the novel coronavirus with four key strategies. Key questions discussed: Are toxic cleaning products worthwhile now because of the novel coronavirus? Homebound with wireless devices, are our EMF exposures undermining our immune res…
 
Following my conversation with air filtration expert Vinny Lobdell, Jr (episode #19), listeners to Sophia's live podcast recording asked Vinny questions. Listen to his responses to questions about: accessible devices people can use to assess their indoor air quality relief people have experienced from using air purifiers how air purifiers help with…
 
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 both outdoors and indoors. Leaving them unfiltered can have a big impact on the health of you and your family. Indoor air quality is attracting a lot more attention as more of us grapple with health issu…
 
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 home can be curated to encourage relaxation, joy, and healing--to optimize wellbeing? Esther Sternberg, MD is Research Director and Chair at the Andrew Weil Center Integrative Medicine. She is also aut…
 
I’m excited to interview Anjie Cho for this episode on how we can make our living space a place we love. Anjie Cho is an architect, feng shui educator and author. She is the co-founder of the Mindful Design Feng Shui School, and founder of Holistic Spaces which hosts a blog, podcast and online store. Anjie is also a teacher of dharma arts and medit…
 
Betrayal can come in many different forms and have a huge impact on our health, career, relationships and much more. And I have the perfect person to talk about it – Debi Silber. Dr. Debi Silber is a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert and the author of the #1 bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to R…
 
Toxic exposure in the home has an impact on our health in many, many ways and I have the perfect guest to talk about it – Sophia Ruan Gushée. Sophia Ruan Gushée is the author of the critically-acclaimed book A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures. Through her multimedia lifestyle platform, Sophia aims to simplify non…
 
Our gut has an impact on our health and especially our mental health and I have the perfect guest to talk about it – Victoria Albina. Victoria Albina, NP, MPH is a licensed and nationally board certified Functional Medicine Family Nurse Practitioner, herbalist, cognitive behavioral life coach and host of the podcast "Feminist Wellness." More specif…
 
The month of April is stress awareness month which is why I’m excited to have Dr. Heidi Hanna as a guest. Dr. Hanna shares some incredible gems about mastering stress. More specifically she talks about: 1. what BFF is and how it helps us reduce stress 2. the five Ms (Heidi’s high five) of mastering stress that anybody can do 3. how Heidi’s special …
 
We’re talking about how our thoughts and attitude affect our body and health in today’s episode. Whether you are suffering from symptoms like physical pain or have a full-blown chronic disease your mind plays a critical role – more than you may realize. My guest Dr. Pooja Amy Shah is a dual Board Certified Integrative and Family Medicine physician,…
 
Why judge? How do we do it in a healthy way? Well, find out in today’s episode. More specifically my guest, Kathryn Budig, celebrated yoga teacher, author, and co-host of the podcast, Free Cookies, gets personal about: 1. The cost of not being judgmental 2. Why we need to be judgmental despite what others say And so much more. This is by far one of…
 
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 (of eye, nose, throat, or skin), difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to odors, allergies, cold, flu-like symptoms, increased inci…
 
We live with more EMFs than ever from our wireless and wired technologies. Headaches, nausea, heart palpitations, and fatigue are some symptoms that could signal electrohypersensitivity. Learn more about this by listening to this podcast. There are things you can do to help you take care of yourself. You'll learn more about our ability to develop r…
 
Yearning for a pick me up like a cup of coffee to get a boost of energy? There’s a better way, I promise. Listen to today’s podcast episode with Lara Riggio instead. She’ll teach you how to jumpstart your energy and so much more. In fact she has helped tens of thousands alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain and the limiting beliefs that can sab…
 
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, and electromagnetic-fields. Listen to Dr. Carpenter apply his expertise into a practical nontoxic lifestyle. He shares his insights o…
 
If you’re dealing with hormonal imbalances, stress and crazy (sugar) cravings this is the episode for you! I’m talking with Dr. Mariza Snyder who is a functional practitioner and the author of six books: the bestselling The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils and The DASH Diet Cookbook. We go into: 1. How Mariza’s own wake-up call led her to an ama…
 
The health of your teeth affect the rest of your body in more ways than one. That’s why I’m so excited to have Nadine Artemis in this episode. She’s author of Renegade Beauty: Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance and Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums.Nadine talks about: 1. What first inspired her to write a book …
 
In this episode, I talk with Katie Dalebout, who is a writer, host, and wellness and creativity cheerleader in New York City. What I love about talking to Katie is how authentic and wise she is. She has some amazing nuggets of wisdom to share like: How journaling helps us heal and connect to our real selves A journaling exercise that will help you …
 
Get your pen and paper ready because this episode is jam-packed with tips and tricks from a pro chef to make your kitchen a place you love to be in. I got the change to interview Chef James Barry, who has extensive experience as a private chef, cooking for a who’s-who in Hollywood. Just a few of the highlights Chef James covers: 1. What you absolut…
 
In this episode I talk with Laura Vanderkam, the author of several time management books, including the new Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. This interview is not a long list of time hacks to shave minutes or even seconds out of your day. Instead Laura shares valuable and effective advice on time management from her latest boo…
 
Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, is interested in studying the potential health consequences of environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women, infants, and children. More specifically, he has a special interest in studying how early life chemical exposures—ones that we can also modify—may influence obesity and…
 
Tune into today’s podcast episode where I talk with Shasta Nelson, a leading expert on friendship and author of Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends. Shasta shares valuable advice like: why having great friendships matter …
 
In this episode I talk with Kirstin Nussgruber, a two-time cancer survivor, cancer nutrition expert and best selling author. She shares the best way you can talk about breast cancer with others whether you are a patient or someone who wants to help a patient, the three pillars to preventing and healing from breast cancer and how purpose and intuiti…
 
In this episode I talk with Sandra Scheinbaum, a clinical psychologist for over 35 years and author of Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps. Sandra talks about what anxiety really is and the difference between anxiety and panic attacks, when you should seek professional help for anxiety and her top tips to reducing any kind of anxiety naturally incl…
 
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 advocates, environmentalists as well as businesses from across the nation. One campaign that you should know about is called Mind …
 
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. Deborah is an Initiated Amazonian Shaman, Reiki Master and Yogini. She has developed Medicine Readings and led Medicine Reading ceremonies …
 
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 reproductive health, like fertility and outcomes of pregnancy and IVF. -- Dr. Hugh Taylor is: Chair of obstetrics, gynecology and reprodu…
 
There's something particularly interesting about discussing suffering with a seemingly happy, beautiful person who has no obvious reason to be suffering. Heather Lilleston beams beauty, sunshine, and joy. She also exudes love, kindness, and grace. Listen to Heather discuss suffering with familiarity and study. For those who suffer, and feel alone, …
 
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