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.
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
stomach pain
Sep 2012

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is more common than you might know. Alternating constipation and/or diarrhea, often (but not necessarily) worsened by stress.

Sep
2012
basil and thyme in terracotta
May 2012

Antioxidants are the protective compounds that protect our cells from “rust.”

May
2012
a stylized brain lit up with lights
May 2012

A breakthrough form of magnesium to improve memory and recall, especially as we age.

May
2012
bicycles on a path
May 2012

Let’s not jump right to angioplasty. Stable heart disease can be treated by diet, lifestyle, and supplementation.

May
2012
cultivated cordyceps mushrooms
Mar 2012

A profoundly beneficial tonic herb for stamina and wakefulness.

Mar
2012
kale
Mar 2012

Internal cleansing is one of the most time-honored concepts in traditional medicine — and in modern health food-stores. We bridge the gap.

Mar
2012