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, 

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!

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?  

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.