I have had the great fortune to be a student of Bonnie Rogers’ Medicine Making classes for over 2 years. Bonnie is an outstanding teacher & has an amazing wealth of information about herbs, plants, cooking and how to lead a healthy life style. I have learned & grown so much knowing Bonnie. Both my pets and I have benefited from her skills as an herbalist. I highly recommend Bonnie to anyone who is looking to improve their present state of health and for anyone who would like to get a solid foundation on learning about the amazing world of herbs.
Lori Jo Siegel
Plant spirit medicine practitioner
IBD/Colitis and more
In the relatively brief time that I have had the pleasure of knowing Bonnie Rogers, she has become a friend, teacher, healer, guide and counselor. She has also been a source of wisdom, inspiration and encouragement to me in many ways. She has helped to inform and empower me in a process of self-healing and liberation from chronic physical pain and dependence on the medical profession. She has strongly supported my efforts towards good health by generously sharing her knowledge and experience with compassion and empathy. I find her intuitive abilities and communicative skills to be uniquely acute and effective, and her gentle, organic and holistic approach to individuals in distress to be genuine, authentic and rare.
When I began working with Bonnie she took a lot of time to listen and to learn about me, and to put my health problems in context, relating symptoms to past and current life events and experiences. She investigated and evaluated this complex set of health challenges on many levels – physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and social – in a manner that was comprehensive and integrative.
Bonnie’s approach is refreshingly straight forward – she presents ideas and information clearly, in a way that is accessible and immediately useful. Her recommendations are sensible and easy to follow. She projects a feeling of joy, playfulness, fun, possibility, positivity and imparts a sense of adventure and exploration to the process. Her sincerity and good vibes are contagious.
In concrete and practical terms, Bonnie has helped me in a fairly brief span of time to gain a considerable amount of relief from the constant, excruciating, crippling pain of irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, spastic colon, ulcerative colitis and gastritis that has plagued me for the past forty years. Her program utilizes time proven principles of good nutrition, diet, herbs, exercise, and attitude adjustment, which she interprets and tailors to each individual.
As I approach my sixtieth year, four years after the diagnosis of stage 3 uterine cancer followed by radical surgery and radiation treatments that left me sick, depleted and mutilated, with challenges to my sexuality that were neither anticipated nor addressed by my doctors, I have hope and confidence that my life and health are improving, and that I have good years ahead. I know that I can heal, and feel good again, and enjoy a fuller, more active, and more pain-free life. This new hope and optimism are very much a result of the simple and effective program of healing that Bonnie Rogers has helped me to develop and implement. She has given me tools and knowledge that provide a base or foundation to build on and evolve into a more nurturing way of life. She has helped me to find ways to love and care for myself that I was unaware of and this is a blessing and a great gift.
I am very grateful that I found Bonnie. She is a treasure – a gifted healer and a truly wonderful human being. She has enriched and enlarged my world, as I know she has for many others. Thank you Bonnie!
Bonnie is in absolute full blossom as an herbalist who both heals and teaches. I took Bonnie’s herbal remedy course last year - I knew I would learn useful tips, but I completed the course with remedies my family will use for a lifetime. The course was simply fantastic.
As a healer, I turned to Bonnie in my 20th week of pregnancy when I came down with a horrible sinus infection and cold. Not wanting to harm my growing baby with chemicals or over the counter medications, Bonnie prescribed a wonderful tool kit of herbs that alleviated my symptoms and helped me get better, faster. She is a generous and kind person who really loves her profession. I highly recommend both her classes, and as adding her as a member of your wellness team.
“If you are one of the millions of women who has suffered from vaginal pain, it can feel like you are the only one with a broken libido. The hardest thing you can
do is to share your story; the bravest thing you can do is to seek help; the smartest thing you can to is treat your body like a natural wonder and use a product that is natural, organic and soothing. I wish I’d known about Yes Butter ages ago. Smooth and soothing lubrication is a must for pleasurable intimacy, and smooth and soothing lubrication is what Yes Butter provides.”
Dog with Cancer
Our German Shepherd was diagnosed with cancer, with at most 6 months to live, according to the vets. It was in his bones, they suggested radiation and other intrusive procedures. We declined and turned to Bonnie, an herbalist who significantly improved his quality of life. You would have no idea that he was sick. He was able to live another two healthy, happy years, protecting and loving our family. The regimen was simple, tinctures daily on his food, and herbal supplements given to him on a spoon of peanut butter. He was happy to oblige because he knew the herbs were helping him, I could see the thankfulness in his eyes. Thanks to Bonnie we were able to have him around (healthy) for two more Christmas’s, birthdays, and life celebrations. My mom is still heartbroken over the loss of him, he was her baby.
We so genuinely appreciate your help. He was our boy so the care that you gave him really meant the world to us.
Thanks Bonnie. Krissy Harb
Healing Vaginal Sore Spots with Sex Butter
C.B. Danbury, CT
“I do not write reviews but I was so amazed by your sex butter I just had to write one because it is everything you said and more. For 15 years I have had a few very sore spots that did not respond to hormone cream. After occasionally using some Sex Butter to soothe the area it did more than soothe, they are healed. How can an edible product work its magic? Must be homeopathic and work at an energy level to restore balance. The speed at which it worked leads me to that conclusion. Women need to know that childbirth and aging tissue injuries can be restored. Wish I knew about it 15 years ago.”
Awesome Shower Filter
Priscilla Lathrop Garamella Powerful YOU! Women’s Network Facilitator – Western CT Chapter www.priscillagaramella.com
“I just wanted to let you know that my son installed the shower filter, and he has proclaimed it AWESOME! He and his wife agree that there is no “grubby” feeling now after the shower that they’d had before.”
Chronic Progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
“Two years ago I was diagnosed with Chronic Progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
The Neurologist I saw said there was no known cure, offered me a few words of advice, like don’t stress yourself and said she would prescribe a drug for me that I would have for three days at the hospital that would help slow the MS process down.
I could never accept such a pronouncement and I depleted all my savings with attempts at alternative treatments, such as Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Chiropractic and many supplements.
I now realize I was depressed from that day. MS is a word, not a sentence, but for me the term “Chronic Progressive MS” certainly seemed like a life sentence.
I suffered a common problem of most people with Multiple Sclerosis and that is fatigue, not having the energy to do anything. I couldn’t tolerate the hot summers; my internal organs began giving up on me, (I felt like an old person losing control) —My walking got progressively worse and I began using a stick, my eyesight would bother me at times and the feeling of numbness in my left leg was there most of the time, in fact my left leg never really felt normal.
Today I am no longer depressed, I have lost the look of fatigue, my internal organs are working normally again. “Your mind seems sharper”, is the comment from a close friend. This same friend says, I seem more willing to engage in things despite my body and my movement seems faster where at one time it was labored. (I still use a stick) My eyes are brighter, I look happier and smile more now and have excitement in my voice and I have a look of peace and wellness about me.
Drinking alkaline water was to me like drinking silk, it felt so clean and that transferred to my body. For two weeks it was being brought to me and I drank 4 liters a day keeping a bottle by my side all the time. With all the remarkable changes going on in me it was clear to me that I couldn’t not drink this water, neither could I deny it to my son so I now have an ionizer in my home. Because ionized water flushes away acid waste, I experienced my own healing crises. I had a week of heaviness, lethargy and headaches, but now this too has passed and I feel great again.
I an aware that waste must be flushed out and this has been my experience as the water does its work. I am so grateful for alkaline water; especially after all the modalities I have tried. These days I wake up alive again, and my son now drinks the water because he sees the effect it has on me. How grateful I am!”
Hot Flashes / Menopausal Sleeping Issue
“What happened to me when I started drinking alkaline water astonished me. Within a few days of drinking the water I noticed that my menopausal brain fog had lifted and that I was sleeping all night, waking refreshed. A few weeks later I asked my husband for a blanket and he just laughed (because for the past 3 years I’ve been really hot, I believe from peri-menopause, and for the past 6 months I was having hot flashes all the time) and said, “you don’t use blankets, who are you kidding?” Well that stopped me flat out and I started thinking that I’ve been wearing long sleeve shirts, jackets, socks, all the things that I haven’t worn in years. The water totally re-regulated my temperature and eliminated my hot flashes.
What has happened to my father in law is wild. His background…. 80 years old, major brain fog, heartburn and type 2 diabetes (where he is on metformin and still had fasting blood sugars at 180 every morning). Within a few days his brain started functioning, what I mean is that he wanted to go out and do his gardening and was able to act like he had many years ago. His color was coming back. However, what really astounded me was that within a month of starting the water his fasting blood sugars are now ranging from 90 – 117. WOW, just from adding alkaline water to his diet.
Update 12/2/2010 – it’s been a little more than a year since I’ve been drinking the water and my menopause symptoms are still gone – however what I still think is the most amazing is that we just took my father in law out for his 81st birthday. He looks years younger than he did last year. We still wonder, water does this?and yes, it has made all the difference in the world.”
“First, let me say Bravo! Your class was fun, lovely, and very informative. I’ve been telling everybody I know who likes to garden to grab a times paper and to make their own pots!
The Square Foot Gardening (SFG) class with Bonnie was Awesome! I walked in thinking that any kind of gardening was over my head and walked out reassured that my SFG garden would be fabulous! Bonnie turned getting the materials from daunting to doable; providing the local hot spots to get the goods, and the how to, to get it done! For anyone who is looking to get into Square Foot Gardening this class is a must!
Thank you again for letting me see your fabulous garden; nothing like the real thing to inspire a girl.”
“Bonnie, thanks for a great workshop! Loved the Spa Workshop. Looking forward to your other offerings.” Jo Ann
“Thank you Bonnie for the incredible advice on what foods to eat, what to drink and what to avoid to help calm my gout down. Your plan of attack that you detailed out for me was extremely well thought out as well as accurate in what would work for my body. The pain and flare up that I was experiencing at that time have gone away. In addition, the alkaline water has made a huge difference. Due to having had gastric bypass surgery my body doesn’t produce many of the needed nutrients and by products that “normal” people’s bodies produce. Adding in the alkaline was a very positive impact for me. I highly recommend this natural and non-invasive approach to improving one’s health!” Thanks, Jenn Warwick
“About two years ago I was introduced to the benefits of alkaline water by a very good friend of mine. She was in New York for a few days and gave me some literature to review. The claims were impressive, and I already knew that disease cannot live in an alkaline environment. However, the price tag on the device she was selling was far too rich for my blood! I did some investigation and found there were other products that made alkaline water for a lot less money. I saw a brochure for such a product in a local health food store and contacted Bonnie Rogers, a distributer for Chanson. She allowed me to get free containers of water over two weeks, during which time I tested the level and stability of the alkalinity. She also provided me with information on the many uses of the water. I was impressed with the results, as well as the info that she provided and the info on the Chanson website. After purchasing the device, I am very satisfied with its performance. One of the immediate benefits that I, as well as my daughter, my niece and my co-worker noticed, were our fingernails. They grew strong and long rather quickly! The other immediate benefit is that it is good for the environment (no more cases of Poland Spring!). I use the acid water that the device also produces, for cleaning. No more harsh chemicals!
I am so thankful for Bonnie! She worked with and supported me in making an informed purchase. And a little more than a year later, she was there when I needed to replace the filter, providing me with great instruction. Bonnie is also an awesome source of great information! In addition to her knowledge of herbals, she taught me how to make my own kefir water, providing me with the starting grains. She is truly a wonderful person to do business with!”
~ Deborah Foster, Peekskill, NY
No more Chlorine and Fluoride
“Hi Bonnie! I love my new water filter! Before I got your filter, I didn’t think there was any way I could get the chlorine and floride out of my water without paying a fortune! Now with your filter, its doing just that, as well as taking out stuff I hadn’t even thought about! Like drugs. Who thinks of drugs in their water? I didn’t. Apparently, if anyone takes drugs, antibiotics, birth control, we all take it because it gets in the water. And now I don’t have to drink it any more. Thanks, Bonnie!” Elizabeth Pasquale http://wellontheway.org
“I first contacted Bonnie because I heard that the ionized water she had could help my chronic lyme symptoms. She was kind enough to supply me with water to try. My lyme symptoms were greatly decreased and my psoriasis outbreaks were reduced. I was so excited and then my husband was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor and needed chemo and radiation…after looking into whether the water I was drinking would help him he started drinking a gallon of Chanson alkaline/ionized water everyday throughout his 6 weeks of treatments. The results were amazing! The doctors think·he is a·miracle! They are totally amazed that he didn’t need steroids throughout this process. There·is a lot·to be said for complementary therapies and·my husband is living proof! On the days that he did not have the Chanson water, he had headaches and did not feel good. While drinking the water he was just a little more tired· but made it through 6 weeks without any major problems!!! Thank you!
If you have any questions that you think I can answer, please contact me.” Sincerely, Alicia H. McAuliffe-Fogarty, Ph.D. Founder and Executive Director Circle of Life Camp, Inc. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.circleoflifecamp.org Until there is a cure…. there’s the Circle of Life Center Education and psychosocial support for children with diabetes to live happy and healthy lives
“I wanted you to know that as much as I love drinking the alkaline water, the most amazing thing happened the other day with the acid water that came from the Chanson Miracle. As you know, my son had chronic eczema on the fingers of one hand for years. His fingers would become so inflamed and the skin would become so cracked that they eventually would bleed and then scab. With this condition, it was difficult for him to use his hand at all — even dialing his phone or typing on his computer was painful. Countless times he submitted to the treatment of his dermatologist, applying steroids and heavy lotion, which made it even more impossible for him to use his hands, and which never resolved the situation fully. Needless to say, he was distressed beyond words.
Upon your advice, he tried soaking his hand in the acid water. After about 20 minutes, the redness began receding. After a few soakings, the skin began to heal. After 2 days, his hand was 90% healed. We will continue to have him soak his hand as often as needed. Thanks so much for your help.
If Love and Respect for ALL living things has a Taste…then that’s exactly what I taste in Bonnie’s enlivening, healing, beautiful and very delicious herbs and food preparations: elixirs, tinctures, teas, potions and recipes, etc.
For individuals lucky enough to find their way to Bonnie’s Magical Realm…as I did…Bonnie not only offers a Kaleidoscope of life-enhancing possibilities, she goes much further. Bonnie knows just when to stop turning the Kaleidoscope’s dial and fix at just the right amount of vibrant colors and patterns specifically suited for an individual’s well-being needs – she does not give homogenized solutions.
Thank you Bonnie for putting in so much time…so many, many years…and so much effort in becoming the Master Alchemist that you are – A Wise Woman who turns Nature’s Bounty into ours!”
~ Karen W. Spirer (Certified holistic chef and practitioner, ACCET) http://www.karenwspirer.com/
Type 2 Diabetes
November 5, 2010
“Approximately a year ago my health was severely deteriorating. I was·feeling very down as my type 2 diabetes seemed to be getting the best of me and so many things were going wrong. The worst was that I wasn’t remembering things and I didn’t want to do anything. After speaking with my daughter in law about how I was feeling she recommended that I get the Miracle water ionizer from Chanson Water. I had no idea what this would do, but with how I was feeling I guess I felt that I had nothing to lose. Approximately two weeks later, Bonnie came to install this water thing and asked me to make sure that I drank at least 6 cups of it a day at the lowest level. I was surprised that I started to feel a lot better. I was remembering things, I wanted to go back out in my garden and I started to read again – something I wasn’t doing when I was feeling so badly. Bonnie asked me to keep track of my blood sugar numbers, as when I started drinking the water, my morning fasting blood sugar was 180 (even on my medications). I needed to keep track of it anyway, so I just made sure to test it more frequently. My wife had been giving me very healthy low glycemic meals for months and even these didn’t seem to make a big difference, so boy was I surprised when within 3 weeks of drinking this water I was getting blood sugar readings in the morning of approx. 110. This was absolutely amazing.
I’ve been drinking this water for almost a year and the difference in my health as I approach my 81st birthday has greatly improved. What I also noticed was that my wife who was always having gastric reflux problems wasn’t having them either. Thanks Bonnie.”
Crystals in Dog
“Isis (aka Poppy, because she pops up and down like a kangaroo when she’s excited) is a happy 10 year old greyhound·that my husband and I rescued when she was about three years old. She was diagnosed with having crystals that would turn into stones when she couldn’t help herself from urinating in the house. The diet that vets usually prescribe did not sound good to us, and we turned to PHD products and soon found out about Bonnie, who sent us Crystal Free, a Chinese herbal remedy which keeps her ph at the right level so she does not form the crystals. She’s been happy and healthy ever since, and our vet says keep it up! Thanks Bonnie!” Candy Finley-Brooks
“The water is amazing! It’s giving me an incredible amount of energy. I never feel tired! Thanks for getting me to this point! I’ll keep you posted on the candida issue. Hopefully, the water will help alleviate this chronic problem as well. Take care.”
Crystals in Cat
“When our cat Tommy was 8 years old, he developed a urinary blockage that almost cost his life.The vet did surgery twice and finally wanted to remove the penis and create a cloaca. We refused that. We tried the vet’s special food, but Tommy didn’t eat it and continued to have pee trouble. Then we found Crystal Clear (aka Crystal Free). We added a small amount to his normal food every day and in a short time his urinary problems disappeared completely. Over time we stopped it occasionally but he would start having problems again so eventually we didn’t waver on his routine. Giving it to him absolutely solved his problem, and he was vital and healthy for 10 more years. He died at age 18.5 of other causes. We think it’s marvelous stuff!
Bonnie Rogers has been a faithful supplier of it since we found her, and we could not ask for a more responsive, reliable provider. We’ve been grateful to her and to the product. The picture of Tommy was taken when he was 16 years old, still sassy, healthy and handsome.”
Carol T in Montana
Dog with Allergies
“Sorry this took so long …. you helped me help my dog Gracie not long ago. I called in a bit of a panic because she was vomiting and you calmly and reasonably coached me through it and helped me realize it was a wheat allergy. I want to thank you so much for your time, compassion and expertise – you made the biggest difference in our lives! Gracie has been “raw” ever since and looks and feels great! She loves her daily meatballs and veggies! Thank you so much!
Many blessings to you.”
“Both my daughter Hannah and I enjoyed yesterday’s workshop. The calendula cream in particular is a hit with both our skin types!
We would love to take other classes with you.”
With best wishes,
“Bonnie’s facial workshop was a great hands on learning experience. In a matter of a few hours, you come away from the class with a complete regimen of homemade, natural and organic facial products, while learning about botanicals and healthy living. She even serves homemade herbal tea during the class making it a truly relaxing experience!”
R. S., Ossining, NY
Eczema / Shingles
“Bonnie Rogers is a gifted and completely holistic herbalist. In short, she is the ‘real deal’. When Bonnie initially recommended an herbal treatment for my medication-resistant psoriatic-like hand condition, I was both cynical and skeptical… “herbs to fix what meds couldn’t? NOT!” Amazing, within a week or so my hands began to respond to the recommended tincture and infusions. This was no ‘halo’ effect since I was a cynic. At the present time, I am suffering from shingles for this first time in my life. This time, when Bonnie made her recommendations, I instantly began the regimen and, once again, it helped my condition.
Bonnie is a well-versed and highly trained herbalist. Importantly, she is uniquely able to take a holistic and systemic perspective of what ails the body, and importantly, the spirit. Anyone who works with her will benefit from her gifts.”
R. A., Katonah, NY
Sleeping Well / More Energy
“Bonnie is an amazing source of information about how to incorporate simple things into your lifestyle to improve your health. She can identify areas that can be changed — for instance, drinking water. The ionizer is a little machine that can do so much, that when you have it, you can’t imagine not having it. Bonnie helped me to understand the importance of drinking ionized water in order to increase the alkaline levels in your body. The health benefits go beyond the fact that I feel more energized, and that I’m sleeping more deeply. I know there are also health benefits that are deeper and more long lasting. The ionizer also can add precious antioxidants to your drinking water, and also to the foods you eat, by soaking for instance fruit, seeds and vegetables.
Bonnie is also a gifted herbalist and has helped me to understand how herbs can contribute to my health. She is incredibly generous with her time and knowledge, and never hesitates to answer my millions of questions. She is a joy to work with and I recommend her to anyone with any interest in holistic health.
If anyone has any questions that I could possibly answer, please do not hesitate to email me.” Jackie Reichman kristinL1350@aol.com
“Working with Bonnie has really made a difference in the way I feel every day. She used an extensive process to understand what my issues were. Prior to working with Bonnie, I was suffering with IBS symptoms and post-menopausal complaints. I was also on 3 medications. She made up a holistic tea for me which worked so well that I didn’t need the medications anymore!” R. D., Massachusetts
“Bonnie gave me a tincture that has been quite effective in controlling bladder incontinence. I have not had to supplement with any estrogen or other medications and that is a great relief to me. It is wonderful to have something so natural be so effective. And for skin issues: My older daughter had mild acne in her teen years and Bonnie’s tincture helped to keep her skin clear without using harsh chemicals, soaps, or oral medications. It worked quickly and we could see the difference in a matter of days. It was wonderful!” Julie Fudge Smith, CPDT A Positive Connection Dog Training www.apositiveconnection.com
Hot Flashes / Headaches
Bonnie recommended a few herbs to be brewed into a tea and within the week all my symptoms vanished. I now make and drink this tea daily and my headaches are gone and my body temperature has remained steady for the past three months!!”
Elizabeth Brown, CPA