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.
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
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
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