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.
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
Germ
Oct 2016

Natural medicine absolutely SHINES at handling common respiratory viruses such as colds and flus. This stuff works. We’ll walk you through the basics.

Oct
2016
menatetrenone vitamin MK4
Sep 2016

It is becoming increasingly obvious that a high calcium intake is not the solution for osteoporosis. It isn’t how much calcium we get, but how well we use it. Calcium management nutrients not only help calcium go to the right places, but also keep calcium out of the wrong places.

Sep
2016
calcium tablets
Jul 2016

After decades of being told to simply “take more” calcium, we now have convincing evidence there may be such a thing as “too much.” We go through the research. The safe and effective dose may be less than you think!

Jul
2016
bacon and eggs
Jul 2016

Eggs. Coffee. Chocolate. Salt. Coconut. Bacon may be too much to hope for…

Jul
2016
Galileo facing the Roman Inquisition
Jun 2016

Simple answers are easy and comforting, but they are rarely accurate or complete. They don’t account for individual differences in fitness, reproductive status, metabolic function, medical history, genetic predisposition, time of day, time of month, and time of life. They don’t tell you the whole story, and they don’t listen to your story.

Jun
2016
smoothies
May 2016

A good smoothie has a lot more in it than just fruit. Ingredients that add flavor, texture, and supercharged nutrition — if you use them right. Here, we talk about Bee Pollen, Cacao, Chia, Probiotics, Coconut Oil, and Maca Powder

May
2016
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