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.
exhausted woman asleep at her desk
Feb 2005

Melatonin is the “sleep hormone.” Cheap, easy, safe, and reasonably effect. It works for most people. We’ll talk about melatonin — and about what do do if melatonin doesn’t work for you.

Feb
2005
Vitamin E capsules
Jan 2005

Is the reports that called vitamin E “dangerous” true? Or was it a hatchet job by mainstream medicine and the pharmaceutical industry? Actually, the truth is a little more nuanced…

Jan
2005
man in bed with the flu
Dec 2004

Adam’s 5-Point Plan to NOT. GET. SICK. Plus a quick-and-dirty guide to dealing with specific symptoms if you are sick: cough, congestion, swollen glands, tonsillitis, etc.

Dec
2004
sneeze
Nov 2004

Adaptogens (the ginseng-class herbs) are especially useful for lowered immunity due to stress, sleep deprivation & overwork. PLUS Antibiotics: the good, the bad, and the unecessary.

Nov
2004
Atlantic blue fin tuna
Oct 2004

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are vitamin-like substances found in food, that regulate inflammation, hormones, mood, and more. But not all EFAs are created equal…

Oct
2004
dairy cows
Sep 2004

Whey protein is nature’s superior protein source — and delicious in smoothies and shakes.

Sep
2004
Weston Price photograph of Gaelic children with good nutrition
Aug 2004

In the early 1930’s a dentist named Weston Price traveled to Switzerland to disprove a theory. At the time, people believed that dental problems had nothing to do with diet, but rather, with “race mixing”…

Aug
2004
Various logos used to show food attributes
Jul 2004

Organic? non-GMO? Humane? MSC-certified…? Food packaging these days can look like a sky full of stars, each star an attribute that’s (ostensibly) important to us.  But what do they all mean?

Jul
2004
First Aid kit
Jun 2004

Because it’s only a matter of time… For bumps, bruises, burns, bites, sprains, broken bones, sunburn, and getting trampled by an elephant.

Jun
2004
a natural killer cell
May 2004

We continue the article by exploring the controversial use of antioxidants in conjunction with conventional oncologic treatments; and then touch briefly on detoxification, diet, and more.

May
2004
a natural killer cell
Apr 2004

This article does not take the place of individualized treatment. But if your head is spinning from all the suggestions you’re starting to hear, it may may provide a framework where it starts to make sense.

Apr
2004