Probiotic Shots

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 11/30/2016 to Probiotics
Probiotic Shots
There are days that you just don’t want to eat sauerkraut or kimchi to get your probiotics.  These probiotic shots will fit perfectly into your daily schedule

Turn your fresh vegetable juice or bottled vegetable juice into fermented tonics. And the best part: it has the same potent nutrients as a fermented pickle. It takes only minutes to create a batch of Probiotic Shots: just water, salt, juice and brine left over from lacto-fermented pickles.

Post Election Anxiety and Fear

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 11/9/2016 to Herbal Medicine
Post Election Anxiety and Fear
If you are feeling anxiety, stress, panic and fear after last night’s results let’s talk about some herbs that may be able to calm your system down.

Whether you are a democrat and are nervous, stressed and pissed off at the outcome or you are a republican and are quietly questioning whether Trump can make the changes he spoke of, I think we are all in a state of fear.   How the fear affects you may be different than others. 

What makes you happy?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 5/26/2016 to Herbal Medicine
What makes you happy?
What makes you happy?  What would you do everyday that would establish a stress free state for you?  If you could play at something every day, what would it be, leave me a comment below, tell me what you would do.

How to make Bone Broth and Why Nettles makes it Super Nutritious

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 5/11/2016 to Healthy Recipes
How to make Bone Broth and Why Nettles makes it Super Nutritious
Bone broth  .............   what is it and why is it so good for you? 

Let's begin our conversation on why I think of bone broth as "Liquid Gold" or my "Magic Elixer".  When I drink bone broth daily (1-3 cups per day) I feel amazing.  My joint pain fades, my skin looks great and my energy becomes really balanced.  What does bone broth do for your body:

Invasion of the Healthy Dandelions

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/19/2016 to Herbal Medicine
Invasion of the Healthy Dandelions
As much as so many people call dandelions an invasive weed, I believe they are truly a medicine for your body.  A simple yellow dandelion flower can make you smile as well as detox your body.  They can be used in so many ways, read on....

Spring is here - lets let go of Self-Sabotage!

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 3/30/2016 to Healthful choices
Spring is here - lets let go of Self-Sabotage!
Have you ever felt that you were in a self-sabotage zone?  You finally were on the right path, everything was going smoothly and POW you were heading back to where you didn’t want to be.  I think we’ve all felt like this at some point, but how do you then take this and turn it around.

So, you may be wondering why I chose this subject to write on today. 

Healthy Hot Chocolate – What a treat

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 12/10/2015 to Healthy Recipes
Healthy Hot Chocolate – What a treat
For years I avoided hot chocolate as it was filled with lot of sugar and dairy. But now I have a great recipe for you to try. I’m loving it and it is filled with delicious ingredients that not only taste good but are good for you.

How simple ingredients can not only taste delicious but be healthy for you.   Your entire family will love this...

Menopause, Tamoxifen, Chemotherapy Symptoms: Herbal and Natural Solutions

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 11/29/2015 to Herbal Medicine
Menopause, Tamoxifen, Chemotherapy Symptoms:  Herbal and Natural Solutions

ESTROGEN decreases as we approach menopause (or if we are on certain medications, chemotherapy, tamoxifen and more).

For many women this drop in estrogen produces dryness, not just in the vaginal area but all over. These women begin seeing dry skin, dry eyes and dry everywhere in between. Hormones, they control so much of our body; so what can we do to in order to moisturize our vaginal area and the rest of our body.

So What’s a woman to do?

Some suggestions I have found helped myself and many of my clients. Please feel free to leave me any comments below with questions.

Why Fermented Foods? (amazing lacto fermented Kimchi recipe below)

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 7/2/2015 to Healthy Recipes
Why Fermented Foods? (amazing lacto fermented Kimchi recipe below)

My “gut” tells me that most people have no idea that there is a difference between the pickles or sauerkraut that you can get in the supermarket vs the lacto fermented vegetables you can purchase (in a few places) or make in the privacy of your own kitchen.

So what really is the difference?

Lacto fermented vegetables are filled with probiotics that help our gut digest and assimilate our food

Lacto fermented foods are raw and without any chemicals added

When's the Last Time you Really RELAXED?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 5/13/2015 to Healthful choices
When's the Last Time you Really RELAXED?

What does your “normal” weekend look like? 


Do you stop working at 5pm on Friday?

Does your brain let go of your office work until you walk in on Monday morning?

Do you allow yourself to relax?

To Detox or Not?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 5/3/2015 to Herbal Medicine
To Detox or Not?
The world we live in is filled with way too many toxins.  They are found in our food, our environment and just about everywhere we go.  The problem I see is that these toxins find a place in our body to live.  In some people they may create a digestive problem, weight issue and the list goes on. Toxins are stored in our fat cells.

I believe in nourishing the body.  When we work together with an elimination program; introducing herbs and foods that can heal the body the toxins can slowly make their way out of the body without creating additional health issues for people.

Mullein can help us break through the Stuck Gunk

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/28/2015 to Herbal Medicine
Mullein can help us break through the Stuck Gunk
Winter is coming fast and as much as we try to stay healthy sometimes those virus' and bacteria get through to our family and we want to find a simple solution to get rid of the symptoms that they leave behind in our bodies.  Herbal medicine is magical at knowing how to get into the little spaces in our bodies and heal them.


In our society so many reach for a pill before they think about using a simple tea , healing food or a simple herbal tincture.  Today I'm going to share with you some simple herbal tools you can use when you, your family or your clients get what I call Crud or Gunk stuck in our lungs.

Coconut Treats for you to Eat

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 2/19/2015 to Healthy Recipes
Coconut Treats for you to Eat
We're all looking for healthy treats.  Have you ever looked in your kitchen for something to eat and well.... nothing did it.  Either you felt it wasn't good for you, didn't feel like a treat or just wasn't going to satisfy you.   In the past I've written about my almond ball recipe which I love but this recipe is packed full of healthy coconut.

Coconut has been shown to help stabilize blood sugar, lower cholesterol and build the myelin sheath in the brain.

Simple to make: Grass fed Beef Chili

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 2/3/2015 to Healthy Recipes
Simple to make:  Grass fed Beef Chili
Simple recipe to make grass fed chili.  We begin with grass fed beef, but you can also use pastured chicken or turkey or make it vegetarian.

It's a simple way to make a delicious meal for your family

Kale (Chips, Salad and Why should I eat it)

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 1/5/2015 to Healthy Recipes
If someone asked you to eat kale 10 years ago, many of you would have said, "what is that".  Lately kale is becoming much more mainstream in people knowing what it is, but you still don't see it on restaurant menus.  So why eat kale, what are some good ways to get it in out bodies and how do I make this green vegetable tasty.

Read on for recipes to make delicious kale chips and kale salad

Commit to Your Health - Drink Bone Broth

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 12/29/2014 to Healthy Recipes
Commit to Your Health - Drink Bone Broth

2015, it's time to make the commitment to Yourself, to your health.  

If you are ready here's one of the best things you can do for yourself.  Begin drinking bone broth and eating lacto-fermented vegetables daily.  It's a simple thing to do which creates enormous shifts for many health issues.

Bone broth, yes bone soup.

Flax, Sunflower and Veggie Cracker

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 12/14/2014 to Healthy Recipes
Flax, Sunflower and Veggie Cracker
If you are on a paleo diet, a low carbohydrate program or just trying to reduce your sugars but still want a crunch this cracker is for you .  I find that it saves me from wanting a cracker, a chip or another crunch.  These crackers are made with flax seeds, sunflower seeds and veggies. 

A delicious snack for you

Carrot, Banana Muffin

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 11/4/2014 to Healthy Recipes
Carrot, Banana Muffin
Are you eating primal, paleo and are looking for an awesome muffin recipe?  These are delicious.  If you are diabetic they may have too much sugar for you, but otherwise, please enjoy them

Delicious Chocolate Chia Pudding

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 11/3/2014 to Healthy Recipes
Delicious Chocolate Chia Pudding
Chocolate Chia pudding - sounds nuts but WOW. 
 
I was experimented this weekend with different recipes and this one came up.  After tweeking it slightly I had it for breakfast this morning and it was absolutely delicious.  Imagine, high fiber, high protein, lots of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and great taste all in one bowl.
What's in this chocolate chia pudding 

Chocolate Pudding - Healthy Style

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 10/31/2014 to Healthy Recipes
Chocolate Pudding - Healthy Style
 

Do you crave chocolate? Sugar laden chocolate?

Do you know that many times when you are craving chocolate its because you are deficient of magnesium? Chocolate is chock full of magnesium and its why many women crave it during the month.

Why Magnesium is so Vital to our Bodies

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 10/22/2014 to Herbal Medicine
Why Magnesium is so Vital to our Bodies
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 3/4 of Americans are magnesium deficient which creates many health symptoms that we all deal with on a daily basis.  A deficiency in magnesium can be linked to a variety of health problems from simple irritability to chronic fatigue.

Symptoms of Magesium deficiency:

Good for you - Ratatouille

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 10/2/2014 to Healthy Recipes
Good for you - Ratatouille
As we travel our path we need to make decisions on what food to eat.  Do we choose to eat a "healthy diet" or not and what really is a "healthy diet"?  Everywhere you look someone else has a new plan that is the best food plan.  So how do you decide what is best for you?  Or, do you stick to the standard all American diet loaded with sugar, white flour and crappy fats?  

Do you eliminate all grains, fats, sugar or do you moderate your diet.  For many people removing grains is probably the best course of action but its also not a simple one

Are you taking a Pill for your ill?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/17/2014 to Herbal Medicine
Are you taking a Pill for your ill?
For many people they grew up hearing "Take an aspirin" when they had a headache or when something else hurt,  they heard "you should go to the doctor", even if it was a cold that they had.  Is this how you live your life?

Have you ever thought that the culinary herbs that are in your cupboard can help?  Next time you have a headache, 

When is Enough, Enough?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/16/2014 to Healthful choices
When is Enough, Enough?
As a health care provider I consistently hear people complaining that they “can’t” do something. 

Why should they change the foods they eat when they really like them? 

How could something so simple change how they feel? 

Can a simple herb really help a complicated health condition?

It’s Too Hard!

When do you make the decision that change is necessary?  

Lentil Soup

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/16/2014 to Healthy Recipes
Lentil Soup
One of my go to recipes all year, but especially as it gets cooler here in the east.  It's a great soup to help balance your hormones, give you easy to digest protein and tons of vegetables.  Toss a little parmesan cheese on for a change, throw some rice in, serve with a kale salad and you have a delicious meal.

Enjoy!