To Eat or Not to Eat

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 7/22/2014 to Healthy Recipes
To Eat or Not to Eat
To Eat or Not to Eat..... That is always the question.  

I wanted to share with you what's been going on in my life for the past 6 months.  As many of you know I had a huge scare last October.  I had been off my blood pressure meds for a short time and it led to a cerebral hemorrhage.  Now that's not supposed to happen to anyone, but in my head, how can a health coach and herbalist have this happen is what kept coming up.  

I had to make a big decision.

Make Ginger Honey – Cold Season’s coming

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/8/2013 to Healthy Recipes
Make Ginger Honey – Cold Season’s coming
Ginger’s benefits:    
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • helps stop nausea, relives motion sickness and helps prevent morning sickness for pregnant women.
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps relieve many inflammatory disorders such as arthritis by decreasing the swelling
  • Anti-coagulant
  •  helps make the blood platelets less sticky which may reduce your risk of atherosclerosis

Learn how to make your own Ginger honey

Reverse Acid Reflux (GERD) Naturally!

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/6/2013 to Healthful choices
Reverse Acid Reflux (GERD) Naturally!
Would you?  Could you?  Are you ready to take a chance on feeling fabulous and not suffering from heartburn, bloating and digestive stress?  Is this your life? 

Everywhere I go I hear more and more people talking about acid reflux.  Whether it’s a client or a friend telling me that they went to the ER because they thought they were having a heart attack only to find out it was acid reflux; it seems to be epidemic.  It’s very important that you correct this problem as you do not want it to evolve into Barret’s esophagitis which is when the esophagus tissue hardens. 

Do you eat Xenoestrogens?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/9/2013 to Healthful choices
Do you eat Xenoestrogens?
Do you know what xenoestrogens are?  They are chemicals that can mimic estrogen.  (xeno means “foreign”)  They are synthetic chemicals that can have an estrogen effect in the body which means they are chemicals that fit into the estrogen receptors in our bodies. I love the description Sara Gottfried, MD says of xenoestrogens.  “Think of them as unwanted guests, drinking, chatting convivially, but they are really party crashers who will disrupt the whole affair when they take off their masks.”  So, not only are they crashing your endocrine party but they are stored in your fat tissue for decades, and the greatest amount of these live in breast tissue.  Lengthened exposure to estrogen (or xenoestrogens) creates a significant risk factor for breast cancer.

What kind of disease is related to xeno-estrogens? 

Pest to Pesto

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/21/2013 to Healthy Recipes
Pest to Pesto
Garlic mustard, dandelion, and nettles are they a pest in your garden?

You can go from Pest to Pesto and have an amazing nutritious meal.  We’re going to make pesto from garlic mustard, dandelion and nettles. 
Garlic mustard is a garden pest.  It is an invasive species that crowds out native plants. 

Are you sleeping well?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/8/2013 to Healthful choices
Are you sleeping well?
Are you sleeping well? 
Suffering from insomnia? 
Do you find that when you attempt to fall asleep your mind starts spinning?  
Do you wake up in the morning and feel as if you need to go back to sleep again?

What I see in my practice is all of the above
Insomnia affects more than one third of the adult population and is more common in women. 

Chia Seeds benefits and recipes

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/11/2013 to Healthy Recipes
Chia Seeds benefits and recipes
Chia seeds seem to be the rage lately.  Do you know what they are?  So many have never heard of chia seeds before. However, chia seeds are extremely beneficial for your body. Here's 2 easy recipes

Rose Prickly or Loving?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 7/23/2014 to Herbal Medicine
Rose Prickly or Loving?
Who doesn't like roses?  We think of them for love.  We give them to our loved ones to express how we feel but have you ever used rose for healing?

Following is one of my favorite herbal medicines.  All you need is a drop to open up your heart and relax.

Rose Glycerite - read on for the recipe

First Aid right outside Your Door

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 8/1/2014 to Herbal Medicine
First Aid right outside Your Door
Did you know that in most cases, first aid is right outside your door?  My first line of defense for cuts, bruises, itching, and bites is an herb called Plantain.  Plantain for many of you is called a “weed”.  I consider it prime medicine. 
 
Plantain is one of the herbs in my top 5 list of mandatory plants to have.  . This is the plant I teach children about first.   Plantain, at least here in the northeast, grows everywhere.  If there is a lawn that hasn't been sprayed, most times if you look you'll see plantain growing, especially around the perimeter.  

Bonnie's Easy Homemade Granola

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 8/4/2014 to Healthy Recipes
Bonnie's Easy Homemade Granola
Have you ever gone to the store to get granola for your family and looked at the labels?  You might as well be buying candy for them unless that is what you mean to do.  Most of the granola out there is loaded with sugar.  When I look at some of these labels I laugh and think, these people might as well be giving their children sugar cereal instead of what they think is a healthier choice. 

After trying many recipes, I've found that my favorite is the following.  It's very low in sugar and quite yummy. 

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.

All pickles are not created equal

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/5/2014 to Healthy Recipes
All pickles are not created equal
Did you know that all pickles are not created alike? Most times when you purchase pickles, sauerkraut or other pickled vegetables you are getting pickles that are made with vinegar and are pasteurized. (even many farmers market pickles). They are pasteurized to kill any stray bacteria and make them shelf stable.

Lacto-fermented pickles (aka raw lactic acid fermentation or naturally fermented) are not pasteurized. They are made by allowing the bacteria, particularly lactobacillus which is on most living things to ferment. 

Is Your Water Boring?

Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 9/5/2014 to Healthy Recipes
Is Your Water Boring?
Water is SOO important for our health.  When we don't drink enough our entire body dries out.  You see it in your skin, you may suffer from constipation, your digestion slows, your blood pressure rises, your body becomes more acidic and so many other symptoms occur. 

Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite "tasty, flavored water" recipes with you.  

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!

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

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:

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 

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.
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