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.
THIS
MONTH
A woman holding two tomatoes
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
rices
Feb 2012

The issue of arsenic contamination in rice was raised. We felt it needed to be addressed.

Feb
2012
krill
Feb 2012

Which marine omega-3 is going to win the throwdown? Efficacy, sustainability, and cost.

Feb
2012
Jan 2012

Not only herbs and supplements that can turn the tide, but surprising research on fatty foods, sugar, and milk.

Jan
2012
sun in a blue sky
Dec 2011

We make vitamin D when our skins are exposed to sunlight. The health effects of this “sunshine vitamin” are far-reaching and profound.

Dec
2011
sun in a blue sky
Nov 2011

Just a decade ago, dose recommendations for vitamin D ran around 1,000 iu a day. Now, often, they’re 2,000, 5,000, and even 10,000… what changed?

Nov
2011