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.
pregnant woman in pool
Apr 2018

Five supplements EVERY pregnant woman should take. Plus a few more, just in case…

Apr
2018
pregnant woman
Mar 2018

Three eggs a day is a start. But what about nuts and seeds? What about caffeine? We provide guidelines, if not necessary rules…

Mar
2018
cbd and hemp
Jan 2018

CBD is a healing compound from the hemp plant, a close relative of the marijuana plant. Contrary to popular belief (and a lot of seedy marketing), CBD does not get you high! It is, however, useful for certain kinds of pain and agitation.

Jan
2018
No donuts!
Jan 2018

Diabesity? Sounds fattening! Debra “weighs in” on the epidemic sweeping our nation, and has a few suggestions.

Jan
2018
an image of assorted raw fruits
Dec 2017

Eating healthy is only half the battle. You have to absorb what you eat. And before you absorb it, you need to digest it.

Dec
2017
4 skeletons playing musical instruments
Nov 2017

Let’s talk about everything that isn’t calcium — magnesium, vitamin K2, strontium, and more.

Nov
2017
A historical image of skeletons
Oct 2017

Natural medicine has a lot to offer for bone health. But calcium is not the answer. Calcium management is.

Oct
2017
Maitake mushroom
Sep 2017

A quick tour through Maitake, Shiitake, and Lion’s Mane mushrooms: what they do, what they taste like, and how to cook them.

Sep
2017
Chaste Tree (Vitex) plants
Aug 2017

PMS is real. You can do something about it. We talk about Western and Chinese herbal medicine, vitamins and minerals, progesterone cream, and more.

Aug
2017
First Aid kit
Jul 2017

In which we answer the eternal question: heat or ice? And then go on to talk about herbs for sprains, bruises, poison ivy, sunburn, and whatever else just whacked you on the forehead.

Jul
2017
Cup of Green Tea
Jun 2017

No food or drink is going to take the place of sunblock. Or a hat. But some foods — green tea in particular — really do protect us from damage.

Jun
2017
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