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.
stinging nettle plants
Jan 2004

PMS is usually bearable. But it isn’t pleasant. Why suffer if you don’t have to? We’ll talk about naturopathic remedies for the mood swings, cramping, water retention, and more.

Jan
2004
U.S. Supreme Court
Nov 2003

Over the past few years, a group of doctors, supplement manufacturers, and concerned citizens have been waging a legal battle against the FDA which will ultimately determine our freedom to receive accurate, scientific information about our health.

Nov
2003
street sign that says Heartburn
Oct 2003

I promised last month I’d talk about the use of antacids and acid blockers for reflux and ulcers as “one of the top-ten health misconceptions” in this country today.  So here goes.

Oct
2003
Sep 2003

“I’m going to have a little fun, get a little preachy, and offend some people. Some people, including friends, people I respect, are going to disagree with some of these (see #3 and #6). But as long as I’ve got this soap box, I intend to use it for all it’s worth.”

Sep
2003
x-ray of arthritic ankle and foot
Jul 2003

Rheumatoid arthritis is more complicated and “harder” than osteoarthritis. That also means there are more angles from which to attack it.

Jul
2003
x-ray of arthritic ankle and foot
May 2003

Osteoarthritis is basically wear-and-tear on the joints. It’s not complicated. It’s common. And it hurts. AND — we can do a lot about it!

May
2003
a bowl of natto
Mar 2003

A few months ago, I wrote that vitamin I was only tangentially important in bone health. Only small doses were required. It didn’t do much. Apparently, I was very, very wrong…

Mar
2003
harb boiled eggs
Feb 2003

We know by now that cholesterol isn’t the only factor. But maybe it isn’t a factor at all…?

Feb
2003
cultivated cordyceps mushrooms
Oct 2002

One of our most profound and revered tonics, Cordyceps can increase oxygenation and energy, immune function & more.

Oct
2002
St. John's Wort
Sep 2002

The herb St. John’s Wort is a reliable and gentle aid for lowered mood. We’ll talk about St. John’s Wort — tradition, and science — and then move to aromatherapy.

Sep
2002
a silhouette of a man in the sunset
Aug 2002

Last month we talked about “lifestyle.” Now let’s start talking amino acids. Did you know that neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine are made by the body from natural amino acids.

Aug
2002
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