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.
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
Apr 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 protein powders, frozen fruit, greens powders, and fish oil.

Apr
2016
Grains and beans
Mar 2016

This essential mineral is crucial to healthy bones. Plus it can help with leg cramps, anxiety, high blood pressure, migraines headaches, and constipation, too.

Mar
2016
Feb 2016

You don’t need to be medically constipated to be just… a little backed up. It happens to everyone.

Feb
2016
eating cupcakes like a beast!!
Jan 2016

According to Dr. Mark Hyman, family physician and a four-time New York Times bestselling author, we’re battling a “diabesity” epidemic. Diabetes + Obesity.

Jan
2016
alphabet
Dec 2015

A is for Acne, B is for Bruises, C is for Canker Sores… This month, the lazy Health Writer will relax by not doing research, not using complete sentences, not justifying or explaining his recommendations, not citing sources, and not going into depth. Enjoy!

Dec
2015
pink salmon sketch
Nov 2015

Demystifying the multisyllabic world of omega-3 fats. What kinds? How much? And, what if you don’t eat fish?

Nov
2015
culinary oils
Oct 2015

Good oils are like good spices. No good kitchen should be without them. I’m not going to try and cover every oil, just the six I use in my kitchen.

Oct
2015
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