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.
empty bottles of alchohol
Feb 2006

87% less colic, 50% less booze, 27% more breast cancer, 60% less ovarian cancer, 56% fewer colds (that get better 35% faster); and why spicy olive oil is better.

Feb
2006
a flower in sunlight
Dec 2005

Yes, we make vitamin D when sun hits our skin. But how much vitamin D do we make? And how much is enough?

Dec
2005
a flower in sunlight
Nov 2005

“If I had written this article on vitamin D just a few years ago, I would have struggled to fill a single page… But the last few years have seen an explosion of research…”

Nov
2005
woman with a face mask
Nov 2005

Pandemic flus are cause for both reasonable concern, and sometimes unecessary panic. We have an herb that has stopped pandemic flus in the past.

Nov
2005
silk tree blossom
Oct 2005

Clean omega-3 fish oils are gaining traction within the research community for their strong clinical trial results; Silk Tree is a traditional remedy from China.

Oct
2005
a baby with clear eyes
Sep 2005

Natural Medicine for Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, & Diabetic Retinopathy.

Sep
2005
blue eyes
Aug 2005

Let’s start talking about nutrition and eye health.

Aug
2005
family portrait of grandparents with grandchildren
Jul 2005

Herbs for longevity is an investment in your future. These aren’t necessarily herbs for “energy” or “vitality.” They don’t necessarily make you feel any different when you take them…

Jul
2005
the many faces of stress
Jun 2005

Everyone has a stressful few weeks now and again. We’re otherwise healthy, well adapted… just those 2 or 3 weeks are kicking our butts! Here’s how to prepare, how to cope, how to thrive.

Jun
2005
passionflower blossoms
Apr 2005

There are a lot of herbs for anxiety. It’s one of the things herbs are actually really good at! But how do you pick one? We go through the options.

Apr
2005
kava leaves
Mar 2005

Anxiety, simply put, is worrying.  And we’ve all done that!  Anxiety disorders, however, are when we worry for no good reason, or the worrying doesn’t go away, or takes over our lives.

Mar
2005