“Everything on earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.This is the Indian theory of existence” Morning Dove (1888-1936)
Greetings and Salutations! My name is Bonnie Spiker, I am 50 year old wife and mother of 2 who lives in Colorado Springs Colorado I have been interested in healthy eating for about half of my life, 24 years! I went to culinary school and worked as a professional baker for 15 years. My interest in the power of superfoods and herbal healing is immense and intense. I make my own tinctures, salves and syrups as well as use superfoods like Hemp Powder to treat my chronic anemia. My personal journey has led me to lose a tremendous amount of faith in our current medical system, which has led me to the healing powers of plants. Plants are the original medicines and heal the body not just manage the symptoms. Plants are powerful and extraordinary and I have found learning about them to be intriguing and Fun! I would like to start this blog in order to talk with others interested in herbal alternatives to unsafe prescription and over the counter medications. Share knowledge, recipes and just support one another in learning about plant medicines.
My daughter and I are both interested in opening an online store in the future to provide organic herbs and superfoods . Along with tea blends and protein shakes which contain superfoods catered to individual needs. My teenage daughter would also like to create makeup that isnt toxic and full of lead, which include superfood ingredients. This is a mother daughter endeavor because we both have a special interest in living as clean and healthy as we can.
So let us get started right away!
The first herb I would like to talk about is Astragalus. I have recently learned some exciting new health benefits of Astragalus and would like to share them with you all.
Telomeres are at the end of our chromosomes. They have been described as being similar to the plastic cap on a shoe lace. They protect our chromosomes and gradually diminish as we age. Astragalus has been found to repair the enzyme telemorase and the telomeres themselves. This is an amazing discovery that is linked to longevity. Not only is astragalus an adaptogenic herb it can also slow aging and who doesnt want that?! I personally use this herb daily and combine it with ashwaganda when I soak my tincture. I have been doing this for the past 3 years and I have no plans of stoppping anytime soon. I once asked an herbalist, if you could take only one tincture what would it be? and her answer was astragalus ashwaghanda.