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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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
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