Posts Written On April 20, 2016

A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures

Just like our bodies, we are only given one earth.  Making changes in your personal health takes effort and close attention, so it’s no surprise that when attempting to make changes to the Earth’s health similar attention is needed. As the author of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, Sophia Ruan Gusheé understands this with mastery.

Below 3 Tips from Sophia to boost our Planet’s health this Earth Day:


  1. Learn more about proper recycling practices.
  • For instance, did you know that lightbulbs, ceramics, pyrex, and broken glass cannot be recycled at home? That pizza boxes can only be recycled when the spots with grease residue have been discarded? Or that it’s perfectly fine to add glossy paper, like junk mail and magazines, to your paper recycling bin?


  1. Support the planet’s health by eating more plant based meals. Experts say that switching to a vegetarian diet will reduce your carbon footprint more than abandoning your car would!
  • If you’re thinking – didn’t I recently read that lettuce is worse for the environment than bacon? – Rest assured that when you compare lettuce and bacon pound per pound, and not by calorie, a pound of bacon has six times the carbon footprint than a pound of lettuce, according to the Environmental Working Group.


  1. Focus on reducing toxic exposures
  • Industrial chemicals, used to make our consumer product, have been found all over the world – in humans, in wildlife, and in the most pristine corners of the world, and have been linked to a slew of adverse health effects in humans and animals. D-toxing your products will help reduce the demand for harmful chemical ingredients, which will promote the health of our planet.



Better than Coconut Water New Detox Water

Detox Water, is an Aloe infused water packed with health benefits. It aids in balancing essential body systems, both internally and externally, with a range of B and C Vitamins for optimum health.

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 9.45.29 PMIn addition to regulating blood sugar and acting as an anti-inflammatory, it’s also known as a natural anti-aging tool for improving overall skin health.

With no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, it’s a delicious and healthy choice for staying hydrated without feeling guilty – at only 15 calories per serving.

Totally delish! Refreshing and nice alternative to coconut water and other sports drinks. My favorite flavor is Pinamint 🙂


Karim Rashid x PepsiCo Mix It Up

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PepsiCo unveils Mix It Up,” an immersive, interactive space dedicated to design collaborations and exhibitions by leading talent during Milan Design Week, the design industry’s premier international event.

unnamed (2)In partnership with the company’s Foodservice team, @PepsiCo_Design has collaborated with Fabio Novembre, Benjamin Hubert, Karim Rashid and other designers to showcase an interactive and engaging exhibit creating pop culture by blending creativity, design, fashion, music, sport and culinary art in unique and unexpected ways.

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The Prestige Bottle, with Custom Barware designed by Karim Rashid – The sleek, modern, aluminum Prestige Bottle elevates the Pepsi occasion – across the trademark, including Pepsi, Pepsi MAX and Diet Pepsi / Pepsi Light – for special events, foodservice partners and influencers.

For “Mix It Up,” Karim created bespoke barware accessories, including an ice bucket, glassware and tray, to complement the newly introduced Prestige Bottle.