A Healthy Dose
Almost two decades of writing on natural health from our monthly newsletters, and the Debra's braintrust. A deep dive into herbs, vitamins, and common sense.
Oct 2019

Extracts of citrus and seaweed to the rescue! Alkaline water and even melatonin play roles.

Oct
2019
Sep 2019

Chronic cough and throat clearing? Phantom congestion? Lump in the throat? Frequent infections?

Sep
2019
sketch of the muscles of the torso by Leonardo da Vinci
Aug 2019

FIBROMYALGIA PART 2: HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS PART 1 LAST MONTH: The Basics, Sleep & Stretching You can catch up on last month here. Magnesium: The mineral magnesium is the one-size-fits-all solution for fibromyalgia. At Debra’s, magnesium is our best-selling mineral, outpacing even calcium. People buy it for bone health, heart health, and muscle health1. In

Aug
2019
anatomical study of the shoulder Leonardo DaVinci
Jul 2019

Part 1: The Basics, Sleep & Stretching

Jul
2019
A woman with beautiful hair in the forest
Jun 2019

Let’s talk about hair, skin, and nails. This is a Part 2. Part 1 (last month) was “Eating for Beauty.”

Jun
2019
A woman holding two tomatoes
May 2019

This is an article about skin.  Not “problem skin” – we’re not going to focus on problems like acne, eczema, or psoriasis – but supple skin that glows with health, and ages gracefully.  It’s about thick, luxuriant hair, and strong nails. 

May
2019
image from an ancient materia medica
Apr 2019

Look past the marketing to these seven superfoods with established benefits.

Apr
2019
albizia flowers
Mar 2019

CBD is great! But it’s not the end-all, be-all. For pain, anxiety, and sleep, there are other herbs and nutrients that help CBD work.

Mar
2019
A historical illustration of a demon stabbing a rich man's toe
Feb 2019

In which we strongly question dietary orthodoxy! Plus, we find relief in a fruit, a root, and a seed. .

Feb
2019
Linus Pauling
Dec 2018

Vitamin C. Echinacea. Elderberry. Vitamin D. Probiotics. CBD. More. Controversy abounds about common vitamins, herbs, and supplements. Can we settle it, once and for all?

Dec
2018
CBD in a dropper
Nov 2018

CBD (mostly) lives up to the hype. We look at pain, anxiety, neurologic disorders, addiction, irritable bowel syndrome, and more.

Nov
2018