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.
THIS
MONTH
A woman holding two tomatoes
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
seaweed
Mar 2004

Herbs can help with both hypo (low) and hyper (high) thyroid conditions. If autoimmunity is involved, we can work to get to the root of that, too.

Mar
2004
Cramb Bark berries
Feb 2004

Progesterone is a hormone naturally at balance with estrogen. We talk about maintaining that balance. We also talk about quick-acting cramp remedies.

Feb
2004
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