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Practical Nontoxic Living with Sophia Ruan Gushée
46 minutes | May 26, 2021
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 ingredients. We also talk about Bethany’s entrepreneurial path and how she balances work and healthy family living as well as her morning and evening self-care routines, kitchen staples, the healthy recipes that her kids eat, her top 3 priorities for practical nontoxic living, and much more. I really appreciated learning about Bethany’s early start as an entrepreneur, and how she applies her health-consciousness into practice because real life is hectic, messy, unpredictable, and nonlinear. She's so practical too! Bethany's advice for those who aren't ready yet to dive deep into detoxing your personal care products: "There's so much that people can do with ingredients that they have in their pantry if they aren't ready to ... buy all the products." Learn more about Primally Pure: Primally Pure website @primallypure on Instagram Support your Practical Nontoxic Living: A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures D-Tox Academy, an online library to support your detox of chemicals, heavy metals, and EMFs from your home, diet, self-care, and technology. Home Detox Workbook: Checklists to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals EMF Detox Workbook: Checklists to Recover from Electromagnetic Exposure For a customized detox deep dive with Sophia, email firstname.lastname@example.org Free email newsletter: Text "DETOX" to 66866. Special thanks to podcast producer Chris Robertson. Click here for podcast show notes. -- Important note: Nothing in this podcast should be interpreted as medical advice. This podcast shares the experience of the individuals and their opinions are their own.
68 minutes | May 11, 2021
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 Nutritionist as she navigated her healing path. Author of the bestselling book Cancer Hacks: A Holistic Guide to Overcoming your Fears and Healing Cancer, Elissa has remained free of cancer, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s and Celiac Disease. She says she also feels better than ever, and she looks AMAZINGLY healthy and vibrant! Elissa is often asked to contribute to outlets such as Huffington Post, abc7, NBC LA, E! News, Well & Good, Mind Body Green, and more. Elissa is currently working on her second book, which you’ll hear more about in our podcast. Examples of topics covered: Elissa's healing experience from cancer, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and Celiac Disease Dehydration epidemic High fiber diet Examples of healthy diets Smoothies versus cold-pressed juices, celery juice Detoxifying foods Sleep Infrared sauna, dry brushing, yoga, breathwork Emotional healing Aging well Ten lightning round questions that Elissa answers. What do you wish more people knew about: Food Exercise Sleep Mindfulness Technology Western medicine Eastern medicine Our environment Resiliency / Healing Aging Elissa's top practical nontoxic tips. Buy organic produce and animal products. Nontoxic cleaning. Drink filtered water. Be mindful of EMFs. Learn more about Elissa Goodman: Cancer Hacks: A Holistic Guide to Overcoming your Fears and Healing Cancer The S.O.U.P. Cleanse Shipped Super Seed Bars 7 Day Reset Elissa’s Autoimmune Hacks Elissa’s Cleansing Lifestyle Tips Reserve a 1:1 consultation with Elissa Support for your Practical Nontoxic Living: D-Tox Academy, an online library to support your detox of chemicals, heavy metals, and EMFs from your home, diet, self-care, and technology. A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures Home Detox Workbook: Checklists to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals EMF Detox Workbook: Checklists to Recover from Electromagnetic Exposure For a customized detox deep dive with Sophia, email email@example.com Free email newsletter: Text "DETOX" to 66866. Special thanks to podcast producer Chris Robertson. -- Important note: Nothing in this podcast should be interpreted as medical advice. This podcast shares the experience of the individuals and their opinions are their own.
56 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
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 surprised when she and her husband had trouble getting pregnant. They were diagnosed with unexplained infertility. Whether you're interested in optimizing your fertility or—more broadly—your life quality, this podcast can help you appreciate the benefits of detoxing what you buy, own, and do from toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and EMFs. As Nita says, fertility is an extension or reflection of our health. In this podcast, hear: How Nita became pregnant naturally, even after being diagnosed with unexplained infertility How Nita benefited from one change: detoxing chemicals and heavy metals from her purchases How Nita learned about toxic exposures from her senses and symptoms Why our goal shouldn't stop with having a healthy baby but should focus on the health of the child during his/her lifetime Healthy bacteria for our immune system Detoxing for pregnancy Fetal origins and epigenetics How Nita feeds her family To learn more about Nita Ewald, visit her website www.nurturewithnita.com follow her on Instagram @path.to.fertility. To learn more about the D-Tox Academy, visit www.nontoxicliving.tips and follow Sophia on Instagram @ruanliving. -- * Detoxing chemicals, heavy metals, and EMFs is especially beneficial for those who hope to get pregnant and/or those who take care of children. ** Please note: Nita's experience is not a predictor of how your experience may be. And nothing in this podcast should be interpreted as medical advice.
44 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
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: Not all infrared saunas are the same: we discuss toxic fumes, EMFs, and the different infrared wavelengths Not all energy is the same: we discuss the differences among far-, mid-, and near- infrared energy Not all sweat is the same we discuss the results of the analysis of sweat from traditional and infrared saunas Sunlighten infrared saunas come with different recipes of infrared light to support different benefits Recipes target goals like detoxification, anti-aging, weight loss, etc. The goal of Sunlighten saunas is to optimize your benefits for the time you spend in its infrared saunas NOTES: Sophia's affiliate link for Sunlighten saunas. If you buy one through this link, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you a thank you gift. This podcast was recorded in August 2019 with Connie speaking in a Sunlighten sauna. Thank you Chris Robertson for producing this podcast!
56 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
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 Topics covered: Benefits of detoxing chemicals from cleaning products, air, water, and eating a plant-based diet EMFs Supporting healing by sleeping in darkness Healing with crystals, sounds, and vibrations
58 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
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 diets. Founder of Dry Farm Wines, Todd White breaks down what wine drinkers should know about conventional wines, especially those manufactured in the United States. In this podcast, you'll learn: What is natural wine and are there certifications to look for when shopping for natural wine? What are health benefits that some people experience from drinking natural wine? What are differences between conventional, biodynamic, and natural farming and winemaking approaches Todd's approach to diet, fasting, favorite healthy fats, and his top 3 Practical Nontoxic Living tips. Dry Farm Wines also offers a 100% Happiness Promise. This means that if you're not fully happy with any bottle received from Dry Farm Wines, then you can receive either a replacement or a refund. Whichever you prefer. A proud affiliate partner with Dry Farm Wines, I have a special offer for you: Receive a bottle of wine for just a penny with your first order! Visit my affiliate link below to start your exploratory adventure with some of the cleanest natural wines in the world. https://www.dryfarmwines.com/nontoxicliving
54 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
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 formed. This podcast teaches you about the key components that are often sources of toxic exposures in conventional mattresses. These components are also commonly used in many other home furnishings—like sofas, high chairs, dining chairs, carpets, stuffed animals, nursing pillows, and more. So, if you're interested in sustainable interior design, creating an eco-friendly home, improving your indoor air quality, and decreasing your body burden from toxic chemicals, then this podcast will help with all those things. For podcast show notes and to watch this video podcast, click here: NontoxicLiving.tips.
45 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
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 cancer." Learn more: Lung Cancer Research Foundation Reina Honts on Instagram: @reinanyc Podcast show notes: NontoxicLiving.tips Sophia Ruan Gushée on Instagram: @ruanliving
81 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
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: Different characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum, like cell phone radiation and 5G Detoxing EMFs from our cell phones, cordless phones, laptops, WiFi routers, gaming consoles, earphones EMF protection products: Do they work? Parental experiences with children and teenagers Her top 3 EMF detox tips Podcast producer: Chris Robertson
44 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
27. Money's Energetic Power
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 even on our children. Deborah describes the energetic powers of money, and that we should consider money's energetic exchange. For example, does how much we charge, or pay, for something feel like a balanced energetic exchange? Can charging or paying more for something actually be more helpful for those we are trying to help? This is an interesting perspective for everyone. But it may be especially helpful to those who work in the nonprofit, healthcare, health & wellness, or healing services since these caregivers often limit their openness to receive more money because of their passion to help others. Often, they feel that money isn't a priority. But, should it be? In this podcast, you will hear how charging or paying a thoughtful amount can serve those you are trying to help. Deborah and Sophia also talk about how parents can consider providing children with the opportunity to earn things. Resources Podcast show notes at NontoxicLiving.tips Space by Mama Medicine Podcast producer: Chris Robertson
43 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
26. Heal Burnout, Anxiety, and Stress
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 the top 7 subscription boxes of 2017. In 2018, she became co-host of the celebrity-endorsed podcast series, Break Up with Your Bullshit and in 2019 she launched her very own wellness meets spirituality podcast, called Magik Vibes. Kelsey's newly published book Burning Bright: Rituals, Reiki, and Self-Care to Heal Burnout, Anxiety, and Stress is especially apropos--during our time of great uncertainty. We talk about our unique "imprints," which Kelsey describes as "a belief system or a deeply embedded memory that has altered how you see yourself, someone else, or the world." Listen to how this can cause unnecessary suffering in your life. Other topics covered: Different perspectives that can release suffering What Kelsey's debilitating back pain taught her and changed how she responds to her physical symptoms How we can change our relationship with fear and uncertainty How to see the many choices we have to change our life experience Reiki 101 Think of your energy hygiene as important as your physical, mental, or emotional hygiene How to start a simple energy hygiene with a handwashing ritual Follow Kelsey Patel: KelseyPatel.com @kelseyjpatel on Instagram and Facebook Magik Vibes podcast Follow Sophia Ruan Gushee: NontoxicLiving.tips Text "DETOX" to 66866 @ruanliving on Instagram or Facebook
50 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
25. Heal Your EMF With Energy Medicine
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—including from Stanford and Princeton research on the physics behind energy medicine and healing Stagnant, blocked energy, and its influence on disease That some memories are stored in our cells That we're born with an energetic blueprint for health & abundance, which can now be captured visually with advanced technology, and that we influence this energetic blueprint through life, but it doesn't go away That phantom limbs (like limbs that have been amputated, seem to have a continued life force), and sometimes offer healing opportunities How you can take care of your own electromagnetic field for healing Our energetic connection, that we can heal each other, and that we need each other Learn more about Jill Blakeway via her website and Instagram profile for Yinova Center. Podcast producer: Chris Robertson
57 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
24. Protect Your Brain and Body from 5G and Other EMFs
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, which were set in 1996. Dr. Davis is author of several award-winning and critically acclaimed books, including Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation. In this episode, which was recorded in July 2019, Dr. Davis enlightens us on what the science has revealed about the health risks from the wireless radiation from our everyday devices. She clarifies how we can be affected by 3G, 4G, 5G, and the Internet of Things. We end the podcast with her nine recommendations to promote healing from cell phone radiation. TOPICS COVERED 3G, 4G, 5G, Internet of Things Brain cancer, sperm damage, health trends Unique vulnerabilities of children Context for a common sense understanding of how to navigate confusing science and conflicting opinions What the science understands about the health risks from EMFs Baby monitors Infrared saunas Hopeful insights on our ability to heal RESOURCES Podcast show notes at http://www.NontoxicLiving.tips SPONSORED BY EMF Detox and Home Detox: Essential Detox PODCAST COMPOSER Chris Robertson
49 minutes | May 5, 2020
23. Grounding Yourself with Meditation
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 fully. Don't waste one more day from discovering the depths and diversity within you. Click here for podcast show notes. Podcast composer: Chris Robertson
55 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
22. Vision therapy with Dr. Marc Grossman, leading holistic optometrist
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 brains Genetics often explains less than 20% of our eye conditions Vision therapy Traditional Chinese Medicine, yoga, acupuncture The influence on our eyes from stress, emotions, trauma, habits, lifestyle, diet, light (natural versus artificial) Eye exercises and other simple things we can do to optimize our health, well-being, lifestyle, and eyes Dr. Grossman’s latest co-created book is titled Natural Eye Care, Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing. Natural Eye Care is a landmark guide written to empower readers of every age to support and preserve healthy vision through the health of the whole body. Click here for podcast show notes. Podcast composer: Chris Robertson
55 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
21. CORONAVIRUS: Optimize your immune response to covid-19
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 response to covid-19? Is climate change going to make infectious diseases part of our new normal? Can air pollution make you more vulnerable to the coronavirus? Dr. David O. Carpenter is a world-renowned research physician, author, editor, professor, and much more. Since 2001, he has been the Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at SUNY Albany in upstate NY. The Institute is a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization. Dr. Carpenter has more than 435 peer-reviewed publications, 6 books and 50 reviews and book chapters to his credit. He has co-edited two books on EMFs and has served as the co-editor of the Bioinitiative Report, a landmark summary on what the science has found from 1800 scientific studies on how EMFs may affect human health and development. Dr. Carpenter shares fascinating insights into our immune system, the novel coronavirus, the 1918 flu, and how our immune response is influenced by chemicals, heavy metals, and electromagnetic fields. He shares four empowering strategies to optimize your immune response to Covid-19. These strategies are also important in reducing the risks of many other health issues as well. -- Topics discussed novel coronavirus (Covid-19) 1918 flu, tuberculosis immune system reactions to toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and EMFs electrohypersensitivity cell phones, wifi routers reactive oxygen species 5G and Covid-19 climate change and infectious diseases diet, sleep, stress, anxiety, relationships cleaning products, steam cleaning sick building syndrome Resources mentioned on the podcast Podcast show notes at www.NontoxicLiving.tips Presidents Cancer Panel Bioinitiative Report Dr. David O. Carpenter His profile with the University of Albany A report to the US Senate More podcast show notes at: NontoxicLiving.tips Podcast composer: Chris Robertson
14 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
20. Indoor Air Quality: Q&A from Practical Nontoxic Living Podcast Listeners
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 allergies, mold, bacteria, fungi, asthma how Austin Air is more on HEPA filters Visit www.NontoxicLiving.tips to see a video of Vinny measuring the performance of three popular air purifiers: Intellipure, Dyson, and Molekule -- Podcast Composer: Chris Robertson
38 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
19. Air purifiers: How to select the best one for you
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 issues, and realize that indoor air quality can be a contributing factor. The US EPA estimates that indoor air tends to be at least 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, even in the most industrialized cities. And we often spend approximately 90% of our time indoors. Furthermore, certain populations--like young children, domestic workers, and the elderly--can spend even more time indoors than the average person. While there’s a lot we can’t control about indoor air quality (like in our workplace), we do have a lot of opportunity to create a healthy home, especially a healthy bedroom. Our podcast guest is Vinny Lobdell, Jr. He is co-founder of Intellipure; president of its parent company, Healthway Family of Brands; and Global President of its sister company, Pure Wellness. We’ll hear more about these B2B and B2C solutions in the podcast with Vinny, who is a leading indoor air quality and air filtration expert. Vinny helps us understand how to select the best air purifier for our circumstances and budget. He explains that air purifiers are helpful not just in filtering toxic fumes, allergens, fungi, and particles, but also ultra fine particles that are smaller than the tip of a hair. Studies are finding that these ultra fine particles not only can irritate and inflame our air passageways, including our lungs, but they can penetrate to other areas of our body and contribute to cancer, heart disease, maybe infertility, and more. We talk about the need for air purifiers to be effective for the square footage of your space, to address germs, bacteria, and fungi that can grow inside your air purifier and make your indoor air quality worse, and other important considerations. For more related content, visit the link below, where you'll also find a 10% discount code for Intellipure air purifiers. You can also watch a video of Vinny using a meter to compare the effective of Intellipure and two other popular air purifiers by Molekule and Dyson. https://www.nontoxicliving.tips/blog/best-air-purifier-practical-nontoxic-living-podcast -- Episode Timeline: [00:02] Intro [01:15] Why should you care about your air quality? [04:55] Meet Vincent Lobdell of Intella Pure [06:24] Small town beginnings and development [08:51] The 3 brands under the Intellapure umbrella [10:21] How Sophia made the choice to go with Intella pure [11:48] Comparing air cleaners [13:31] The impact of air quality and ultrafine particles on health and fertility [15:19] Are HEPA grade filters the best? What are the drawbacks? [17:11] Virus, mold and toxic particle filtration with DFS [19:13] 40x higher efficiency of any HEPA system [20:22] Harmful fume and VOC removal [22:56] When should you air out your house? [26:19] The cost of running air purifiers 24/7 [27:25] Cleaning detox immersion [29:37] Testing Dyson v.s Molekule v.s Intellipure [37:57] Outro Part 1 PART 2 [02:46] How to test your indoor air quality [04:01] Pure 365 to measure and control air quality [04:35] Eastern region air quality impact [05:38] Customer reviews and patient stories from Intellipure [07:45] Thoughts on Austin Air [09:52] Intellipure's patented technology [11:31] Sophia's choice to become an Intellipure affiliate partner [12:40] Pricing [13:36] Outro Resources Mentioned: Join the Nontoxic Living Newsletter. 1) Text: 66866; and 2) enter: DETOX Intellipure.com Standout Quotes: “These are real issues, it's really impacting people and for the most part we can't see them. So how do we first embrace technology to understand and see what's in our air? and second, what roadmap can we create to help live better in our spaces?” -Vincent Lobdell [14:40] “The way we've built our homes, we've built our homes so energy efficient, due to cost, that we've just created this time bomb or this super pollution in the space.” -Vincent Lobdell [20:55] Connect: Find | Sophia Ruan Gushee At Ruanliving.com At Nontoxicliving.tips On Instagram: @RuanLiving On Twitter: @SophiaGushee On Facebook: @RuanLiving Find | Vincent Lobdell At intellipure.com On Instagram: @intellipure On Twitter: @intellipure On Facebook: @intellipureair SUBSCRIBE On Apple Podcasts -- Podcast Composer: Chris Robertson
74 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
18. Essential Features of a Healing Home
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 author of the books, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-being and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions. In this podcast, Dr. Sternberg explains what the science has discovered about how certain design elements of a physical space can affect our immune response, stress, relaxation, memories, and peace. She also shares the personal experiences that have led to the life-changing research she does today. As you detox your home and lifestyle, listen to this fascinating and empowering conversation for inspirations on the simple ways you can reconstruct your routines and space with positive, healing triggers that Dr. Sternberg and I discuss. These positive, healing triggers can be included in your home design, routines, rituals, aromatherapy, art, music, and meditation. -- Click here for podcast show notes -- EPISODE TIMELINE [02:57] Intro [07:20] How what we see around us can affect our emotions. [10:45] How can stress make you sick? [12:44] Environment can contribute to sickness and wellbeing [13:00] Views of nature can be calming. [16:58] The calming effects of fractals and labyrinths. [31:24] Positive, healing triggers of good memories and feel-good hormones [32:52] Taste can trigger good memories. [35:42] The power of full spectrum sunlight. [39:38] Aromatherapy and smell’s effect on healing. [43:04] Music, singing and the impacts of sound. [49:11] The magic of silence and meditation. [1:06:24] It’s never too late to heal. [1:10:10] Finding the sounds of peace. RESOURCES MENTIONED: Esthersternberg.com Healing Spaces by Esther Sternberg, M.D. Healing Spaces TED Talk The Science of Healing on PBS The Balance Within by Esther Sternberg, M.D. STANDOUT QUOTES: “Physical environment impacts your memories, your emotions and then ultimately healing because there is a connection between the brain and the immune system... there really is a connection between the brain and the immune system, and when that connection is in tact you have health. And when you break that connection, you have disease.” - Dr. Sternberg “...we can design the environment to optimize health to reduce stress, to actually enhance the positive” - Dr. Sternberg “...you can fill your home with the kinds of things that will trigger your relaxation response that can also help you stay happy, healthy and heal.” - Dr. Sternberg There are some studies that show that a minimum of three plants—up to 37 plants—can be calming Taste is a very very powerful trigger of positive memories and positive emotions. “So it doesn't matter when you start You can always begin to reverse the process. And it's really a lifestyle change...it does not matter when you start, you'll always be able to improve that resilience if you engage in these healthy lifestyle changes.”- Dr. Sternberg CONNECT: Find | Sophia Ruan Gushee At Ruanliving.com On Instagram: @RuanLiving On Twitter: @SophiaGushee On Facebook: @RuanLiving Find | Esther Sternberg At Esthersternberg.com On Instagram: @dresternberg On Twitter: @DrEsternberg SUBSCRIBE On Apple Podcasts *** Podcast Composer: Chris Robertson Photographer: Pascal Perich
90 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
17. EMF Protection | Practical Tips from a Former Telecommunications Engineer
5G is the next wireless communication network that is supposed to work even better: with greater speed for a greater bandwidth of data transmission. 5G will be rolled out worldwide, and aggressively throughout the United States. This has many people wondering, Will the 5G rollout be safe for my family and I? Daniel DeBaun, previously a telecommunications engineer at Bell Labs and AT&T, describes EMFs as "bees in the room." One bee won't hurt you unless you are allergic. The more bees in the room, however, the greater the risk of getting hurt by the bees. You can think of EMF sources as bees. The more EMF sources, the greater the risk you will be harmed. 5G is a new species of bees that will be layered into our more-crowded-than-ever environment that is full of new species of bees (or EMFs). Daniel DeBaun founded his company DefenderShield after he realized that all electronic devices emit low levels of radiation called electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and that EMFs have been proven harmful after a long period of exposure close to the body. He couldn't find a product that completely blocked all radiation coming from our mobile devices so he decided to make a shield that blocked up to 100% of mobile device emissions. And with that, DefenderShield was born. As an EMF-expert, Daniel co-authored a book with his son Ryan DeBaun, called Radiation Nation. Radiation Nation is an easy-to-read guide to everything EMF, from current research to the best tips and tricks to protecting yourself from mobile device radiation. Daniel provides great context around EMFs and how they can affect our biology, and therefore how to consider 5G. We also discuss our bodies' own EMFs, how "grounding" works, and EMF protection approaches that work. You can listen to my conversation with Daniel by clicking below. Or, review the transcript of the podcast.
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