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.
Dec 2013

Children with colds are an especial challenge. They can’t always communicate much, except being PROFOUNDLY UNHAPPY. Plus, the remedies have to taste good.

Dec
2013
warfarin tablets
Oct 2013

Warfarin is the generic name for Coumadin(Tm), a common anti-clotting drug. Patients are often told they need to avoid vitamin K when they’re on Coumadin. But that turns out to be bad advice.

Oct
2013
Sweet Rainbow Sugar Cookies
Sep 2013

According to nationally reknowned, locally-based Dr. Mark Hyman, family physician and a four-time New York Times bestselling author, we’re battling a “diabesity” epidemic.

Sep
2013
The Vitanica logo
Aug 2013

One of our very rare posts where we partner with a supplement company, to recommend their products. But Vitanica is more than a supplement company; it’s Dr. Tori Hudson’s company…

Aug
2013
Aug 2013

You understand soluble vs. insoluble fiber. You know how to seek out fiber-rich foods. Now, here are four supplements to your diet.

Aug
2013
Jul 2013

Which kind of fiber is best for weight control, blood sugar, regularity, and cholesterol.

Jul
2013
beans and legumes
Jun 2013

Fiber is arguably our most-important-yet-least exciting nutrient. Does it really prevent cancer and heart attacks? Help us lose weight? Keep us from feeling tired? Detox the liver? Make the world a better place? And what about soluble vs. insoluble fiber?

Jun
2013
bare feet in the grass amidst flowers
Jun 2013

It’s a war of attrition. Debra tells you how to win.

Jun
2013
nettle leaf with seeds
May 2013

Amidst the buying and selling and marketing, the big natural products trade show had some oases of traditional herbalism.

May
2013
Herpes virus under a high-powered microscope
Mar 2013

Shingles, cold sores, mono & chicken pox are all outbreaks of the herpes virus. We can treat outbreaks, and strengthen the immune system to prevent them.

Mar
2013