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
college students
Sep 2011

Nutrition that fits into their busy lives. Cold and flu formula. One *GREAT* cookbook. And hot sauce. Definitely remember the hot sauce!

Sep
2011
hydrogen peroxide molecule
Jun 2011

Of course hydrogen peroxide is a tried-and-true remedy for toenail fungus. Here, Debra goes over some of the other things we use this versatile compound for.

Jun
2011
a baby wearing glasses
Jun 2011

Research shows that pregnant women who consume fish oil have smarter babies.  But what, exactly, is a smart baby?  And does a smart baby necessarily grow up into a smart adult?

Jun
2011
antique illustration of lungs
May 2011

We can prevent asthma even as early as in utero. We can reduce the frequency of attacks. And we can control attacks when they happen. You’re never going to throw away your rescue inhaler — just in case — but hopefully, you’ll need to use it a lot less frequently.

May
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Apr 2011

We finish the A-Z with molasses, sugar, sugar alcohols, and yacon syrup.

Apr
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Mar 2011

In part 3, the A-to-Z guide continues with two natural sweeteners, and two artificial sweeteners: saccharine, sorghum molasses, stevia, and sucralose.

Mar
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Feb 2011

In part two of the alphabetical guide, we cover fruit syrup, high fructose corn syrup, honey, licorice, lo han, maple syrup, and miracle berry.

Feb
2011
honey varieties in bottles
Jan 2011

We begin Three Fundamental Sweetener Concepts, and then the A-to-Z begins with acelsulfame-K, agave, aspartame (Nutrasweet), barley malt, coconut sugar, and date sugar.

Jan
2011
green salad
Dec 2010

Survive the holiday season with your sanity and your weight intact.

Dec
2010
chest x-ray
Sep 2010

After decades of being told to consume “more calcium for your bones,” we see compelling evidence that we need to question that advice.

Sep
2010
the gout, historical illustration
Aug 2010

natural medicine can both prevent the painful stabbing pain — and its underlying causes.

Aug
2010