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.
honey varieties in bottles
Apr 2011

We finish the A-Z with molasses, sugar, sugar alcohols, and yacon syrup.

Apr
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Mar 2011

In part 3, the A-to-Z guide continues with two natural sweeteners, and two artificial sweeteners: saccharine, sorghum molasses, stevia, and sucralose.

Mar
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Feb 2011

In part two of the alphabetical guide, we cover fruit syrup, high fructose corn syrup, honey, licorice, lo han, maple syrup, and miracle berry.

Feb
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Jan 2011

We begin Three Fundamental Sweetener Concepts, and then the A-to-Z begins with acelsulfame-K, agave, aspartame (Nutrasweet), barley malt, coconut sugar, and date sugar.

Jan
2011
green salad
Dec 2010

Survive the holiday season with your sanity and your weight intact.

Dec
2010
chest x-ray
Sep 2010

After decades of being told to consume “more calcium for your bones,” we see compelling evidence that we need to question that advice.

Sep
2010
the gout, historical illustration
Aug 2010

natural medicine can both prevent the painful stabbing pain — and its underlying causes.

Aug
2010
gao report
Jul 2010

The Government Accountability Office released a report on herbal supplements, alleging that they are often marketed deceptively, and contaminated with heavy metals.

Jul
2010
Lovaza capsules
Jun 2010

Prescription fish oils exist. Are they any different than fish oils you’d buy over the counter?

Jun
2010
chewing gum
May 2010

Chewing gum can improve dental health (of course!), reduce the risk of ear infections, and even help children focus in school. It can help with appetite and digestion. A miracle remedy?

May
2010
nac
Mar 2010

This simple molecule is profoundly beneficial for human health, rivaling even fish oil omega-3s and vitamin D. Research on flu prevention, cardiovascular health, mental health, detoxification… the list is almost endless.

Mar
2010