Prenatal Nutrition Series: How to Live Healthy in a Chemical World with Aly Cohen MD


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Dr. Aly Cohen is a board-certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine specialist, as well as an environmental health expert in Princeton, New Jersey. She has collaborated with the Environmental Working Group, Cancer Schmancer, and other disease-prevention organizations, and is co-editor of the textbook, Integrative Environmental Medicine, part of the Oxford University Press Weil Integrative Medicine Library. In 2015, she created to share environmental health, disease prevention, and wellness information with the public. She lectures nationally on environmental health topics for el¬ementary/ high schools, colleges/ universities, medical schools, and physician-training programs, and she is a regular expert guest for television, print, and podcasts. In 2015 she received the NJ Healthcare Heroes Award in Education for The Smart Human educational platform and she was awarded the 2016 Burton L. Eichler Award for humanitarianism.

Dr. Cohen is working to educate and empower the next generation to make safer, smarter lifestyle choices through the creation of environmental health and prevention curricula for schools nationally. Her TEDx talk, “How to Protect Your Kids from Toxic Chemicals” can be found on YouTube, and you can follow her health and wellness tips and recommendations on Facebook at The Smart Human, Twitter, and Instagram: @thesmarthuman. Sign up for The Smart Human newsletter, read her latest posts at, and listen to her podcast The Smart Human.

Some highlights from this episode:

  • Drinking water: what every mom and mom-to-be should know
  • How to clean safely, especially with Covid-19
  • How and why to choose baby products and personal care carefully
  • How to live a cleaner, more chemical-free life

Learn more about Aly's work here:

The Tedx Talk: How to Protect Your Kids from Toxic Chemicals New Book Link- Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World

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