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
Linus Pauling
No donuts!
Jan 2018

Diabesity? Sounds fattening! Debra “weighs in” on the epidemic sweeping our nation, and has a few suggestions.

Jan
2018
an image of assorted raw fruits
Dec 2017

Eating healthy is only half the battle. You have to absorb what you eat. And before you absorb it, you need to digest it.

Dec
2017
4 skeletons playing musical instruments
Nov 2017

Let’s talk about everything that isn’t calcium — magnesium, vitamin K2, strontium, and more.

Nov
2017
A historical image of skeletons
Oct 2017

Natural medicine has a lot to offer for bone health. But calcium is not the answer. Calcium management is.

Oct
2017
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