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.
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A woman holding two tomatoes
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
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
antique acupuncture chart
Feb 2013

Is there really an herb for this? How quickly does it work? And how can we slip it into Bob’s coffee without him noticing?

Feb
2013
a package of tamiflu pills
Jan 2013

Never before have we written for the sole purpose of criticizing a specific drug, or pharmaceutical company.

Jan
2013
four kinds of salt
Dec 2012

Is salt destined to always raise our blood pressure? Debra says no!

Dec
2012
Oct 2012

Is high fructose corn syrup really worse than plain white sugar? Does vitamin C actually cure a cold? Is coffee good for you?

Oct
2012
exhausted woman asleep at her desk
Oct 2012

A good night’s sleep is absolutely foundational to good health. Without it, we see an increase in heart disease, brain disease, weight gain, depression, lowered immunity, and wrinkles.

Oct
2012