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.
Maitake mushroom
Sep 2017

A quick tour through Maitake, Shiitake, and Lion’s Mane mushrooms: what they do, what they taste like, and how to cook them.

Sep
2017
Chaste Tree (Vitex) plants
Aug 2017

PMS is real. You can do something about it. We talk about Western and Chinese herbal medicine, vitamins and minerals, progesterone cream, and more.

Aug
2017
First Aid kit
Jul 2017

In which we answer the eternal question: heat or ice? And then go on to talk about herbs for sprains, bruises, poison ivy, sunburn, and whatever else just whacked you on the forehead.

Jul
2017
Cup of Green Tea
Jun 2017

No food or drink is going to take the place of sunblock. Or a hat. But some foods — green tea in particular — really do protect us from damage.

Jun
2017
A picture of coffee beans with red question marks
May 2017

Let’s address some controversy. Is coffee good for you? Bad for you? What about multivitamins, calcium, and saturated fats?

May
2017
Broken bones
Apr 2017

Debra broke her ankle, and healed in record time.

Apr
2017
Bacopa plant
Mar 2017

PART 2: Herbs and Supplements. Natural medicine does not offer a one-size-fits-all solution for focus and attention.  We don’t have a “natural Ritalin™” that works immediately, for everyone.

Mar
2017
gears working in a thinking brain
Feb 2017

Distractability and lack of focus is an unavoidable part of the childhood. And adulthood. Doesn’t mean we can’t do something about it, though…

Feb
2017
A historical depiction of indigestion
Jan 2017

Reflux, ulcers, gas? Probiotics, enzymes, antacids? There are a few dozen kinds of indigestion — and a few hundred remedies for all of it. We help you navigate.

Jan
2017
Dill pickles
Dec 2016

We all know that yogurt is fermented milk, rich in beneficial probiotic bacteria. But there’s a lot more out there than yogurt. Fermented vegetables, meats… even chocolate is a fermented food.

Dec
2016
Fresh Turmeric Rhizome & Powder
Nov 2016

Inflammation hurts! Here we explore natural medicine that puts out the fire.

Nov
2016
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