Sophia Ruan Gushée

Nontoxic Living Expert

A mother of three, Sophia Ruan Gushee invested eight years researching her children’s toxic exposures from common household products. Her book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, is the reference book and manual that she wishes she received as a gift at her baby shower. It provides a fact-based overview of information that everyone should know.

While Sophia collected hundreds of detailed tips throughout her research, ultimately, she realized that just ten key goals are the most high impact ideas to focus on. Most cost little or nothing. She refers to these ten goals as her D-Tox Strategy, and believes that we should consider our toxic exposures as often as we think about what we eat and how much we exercise. Her research has turned her from an unconscious to a conscious consumer. The book is ideal for those who want to protect both human health and the environment. Since they’re both intertwined, it turns out that what’s best for human health is also best for our planet.

Sophia earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University. She is also certified to teach yoga. She and her husband reside in New York City with their children, including their dog, Lola.

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