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.
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
image of a man potentially with a concussion
May 2015

Athletes, and the rest of us — we’re learning to take concussions seriously now. Natural medicine can help.

May
2015
smoothie with flowers
Apr 2015

Recipes include the Classic Berry, the The Choco-Banana-PB’Splosion, the Bird of Paradise, Swamp Thing, and Turkey Day (which does not contain turkey).

Apr
2015
cloud of question marks
Mar 2015

We’re settling this once and for all! More than just “rules,” we’re going to tell you WHY…

Mar
2015
ginseng roots
Feb 2015

The daily energy that gets us out of bed with a spring in our steps and a twinkle in our eyes; that maintains our focus throughout the day; that keeps us lively even after work, and the kids are put to bed.

Feb
2015
sausages
Jan 2015

Tofu, you can buy anywhere. But sausages — and nine other things — you should really buy in a health food store!

Jan
2015
Papaya fruit
Dec 2014

Digestive enzymes help us digest food, for comfort, and for better nutrient absorption. Not to mention they can help with gas and bloating, reflux, etc.

Dec
2014
sleeping baby
Nov 2014

Having a hard time getting to sleep? Staying asleep?

Nov
2014
glowing brain
Sep 2014

Can natural medicine make you smarter? Can it help with dementia, like Alzheimer’s? There are mountains and mountains of research out there. And that research is, for the most part, highly nuanced, and still inconclusive.

Sep
2014
the gout, historical illustration
Aug 2014

No longer “the disease of kings,” this painful affliction can strike any of us. Natural medicine to both prevent and address gout symptoms.

Aug
2014
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