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 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
a closeup of hemp leaves with a water droplet
Oct 2018

Part 2 Next Month: CBD: What it Does & What it Doesn’t Do.

Oct
2018
a woman with an activated charcoal mask
Sep 2018

Beautiful skin comes from the inside. Debra speaks about her personal journey to bring what’s inside, out. And good news: cleansing masks don’t need to be goblin green anymore!

Sep
2018
a self portrait of Vincent Van Gogh
Aug 2018

One of our most crippling chronic conditions. And there are simple solutions that seriously WORK!

Aug
2018
tonic medicine chest
Jul 2018

Want to optimize health and vigor — subjective and objective wellbeing? We’ll talk about ginseng, shizandra berries, deer antler velvet, cordyceps and reishi mushrooms. How they work, and how to use them.

Jul
2018