|Sophia Ruan Gushee|
Author Sophia Ruan Gushée celebrated the launch of her book, A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, on the roof of the Nomad Hotel in Manhattan recently.
Sophia was joined at the celebration by her family, husband Gregory Gushée and her three adorable daughters. Following speeches by her husband and eight-year-old daughter, Sophia took the stage to thank her family, the guests, and those who helped her complete the book, a culmination of five years of research.
In her speech, Sophia told the heartfelt story of how she began her research on the toxic chemicals that pervade our environment; after the birth of her first child, she found herself up late one night reading a book on how best to care for her infant, and was shocked to discover that carcinogens can be found in some baby bottle nipples, and hormone disruptor's have been found in some baby bottles as well. Shocked, she began to research practical alternatives to these potentially dangerous products, and continued to look for safer replacements for the common products in our lives that expose us to countless toxins: pesticides, household cleaners, chemical flame retardants, and even furniture, to name a few.
Guests such as Charlotte Matthews, Gina Marinelli, and Jacqui Kennedy enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres on the roof of the Nomad and browsed through copies of the newly-published book, called a “veritable encyclopedia” by Elena Brower and a “comprehensive…helpful [and] easy-to-read manual” by Dr. Frank Lipman.
A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures is now available for sale on Amazon.
About Sophia Ruan Gushée
Sophia Ruan Gushée is a mother of three who, upon leaving a career in investment management to spend more time with her children, began a journey to build the healthiest and safest environment possible for her family. This mission to become a truly conscious consumer led her into five years of research on the many toxins we are exposed to and the possible effects of these substances on our lives. Sophia earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master in Business Administration from Columbia University. She is also a certified yoga teacher, living in New York City with her family.
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