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.
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
bottles of olive oil
Sep 2015

Whether or not you’re a “health nut,” you should know about cooking fats. Ride out the trends, secure in the truth.

Sep
2015
borage flower
Aug 2015

Got red, dry, flaky, itchy skin? You may be one of 15 million Americans who suffer from a non-contagious skin condition called eczema. Borage seed oil can help.

Aug
2015
flax seeds
Jul 2015

Of all the changes we have wreaked on traditional diets over the last hundred years, our drastic reduction in fiber intake might very well be the most significant. The impact on our health — our weight, our hearts, our long-term disease risk — are profound.

Jul
2015
scientists with microscopes
Jun 2015

Why research on natural medicine is often “better” and “cleaner” than research on pharmaceuticals

Jun
2015
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