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.
A Coronovirus Micrograph
Feb 2020

Is it Coming? Is it Going to Be Bad? What Can We Do to Protect Ourselves? Feb 28, 2020. (Updates to be appended as we go). The new coronavirus is moving fast. When we sat down to write this mid-Feb it hadn’t yet been named. China was having a hard time with it, but that

Feb
2020
Feb 2020

Sore calves, sleep deprivation, and serious pain. Leg cramps are no joke! Debra shares some simple fixes to this common problem.

Feb
2020
Jan 2020

A for Acne, B for Bursitis, C for Celiac…

Jan
2020
sick kids in a vintage hospital
Nov 2019

I love handing adults little vials of foul-tasting “herbal elixirs,” or handfuls of giant-size horse pills. I say “here – take this – it will make you feel better.”  And they do.  And it does.  Adults are easy. Kids, not so much… Medically, they could take the same medicines.  But often, they just won’t.  If

Nov
2019
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

We talk about magnesium, vitamin D, and more

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