Rise to the Top with Rhodiola

Ashley Meadows

January 9th, 2019 · adaptogen

Imagine this: You’re working late to finish an important project you’ve been toiling through all week. You’re exhausted, but the deadline is tomorrow; for now rest is not an option. Your focus, stamina, and time are quickly running out, and suddenly you’re stuck reaching for another cup of coffee, soda, or an energy-shot to get you through the night.

Rhodiola rosea flower

Rhodiola rosea has been used to address athletic stamina, weight, sexual health, memory, mood, and fatigue!

If only you had known at the beginning of this project that there was something you could do to prepare yourself for the stress and sleep deprivation! Perhaps it could have been avoided, or at the very least lessened. Because there is, in fact, another option when it comes to boosting your energy–one that doesn’t come with jitters, added sugar, or mystery chemicals and artificial flavors. So what is it, you ask? Let us introduce you to Rhodiola rosea.

Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogenic herb that originates from the Arctic regions of Europe and Asia. In those areas, Rhodiola rosea has been used medicinally for centuries; in the United States, it has just recently begun to receive the recognition it deserves. As a tonic, Rhodiola rosea has been used to address a bulk of health matters, from athletic stamina, weight, and sexual health, to memory and mood. But among all of Rhodiola rosea’s impressive functions, there is one that stands out to us the most: attending to fatigue. [Read more →]


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Shatavari for Female Health & Vitality

Ashley Meadows

June 20th, 2018 · adaptogen, Herbs for, Reproductive Health, Uncategorized

Shatavari for Female HealthLike most of you, I’m surrounded by amazing women in my life – friends, moms, grandmas, sisters, and aunts – and am amazed at the sheer amount of what they do, both for themselves and everyone around them. Now more than ever, women are free and focused to chase after all of their personal and professional dreams, but with these opportunities there are often obstacles, and there are some only women understand.

Our bodies are amazing – beautiful, strong, and dynamic – but most of us have our moments when it feels more like being bloated, moody, and downright exhausted than anything goddess-like. On those off-days it can be hard to answer any of our many callings, and that’s when our focus needs to turn inwards. As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty glass… so think: What can I do, what can I give to myself, to feel better? One answer is shatavari. [Read more →]


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Mushroom Basket Giveaway! (Giveaway is now closed)


November 5th, 2018 · Uncategorized

Host Defense Basket Giveaway 11/5/18 through 12/7/18This basket includes: 1 oz. Mycoshield® spray in Peppermint, Stamets 7® Capsules, Host Defense® reusable ChicoBag® and Fungi Perfecti Mushroom Playing Cards! [Read more →]


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Hanna’s Unique Remedies: VYR-33 Defense™


May 17th, 2018 · Uncategorized

For this very unique formula, Hanna Kroeger combined her knowledge of traditional folk remedies with her special knack for creating highly energetic combinations to create VYR-33 Defense™.

VYR-33 Defense™

VYR-33 Defense™ is one of three products in the B.E. Kit. It is also used alone as a powerful anti-viral.

VYR-33 Defense contains Eucalyptus, Club Moss, Tarragon, Condurango Bark, Tea Leaf, and Jasmine Flower. This herbal blend is used for dealing with chronic virus conditions and the increased toxin load these infections bring to the body. It is most often taken with the VYR Defense and B.E. Vibropathic in the B.E. Kit, although it shines on its own! Learn more about this special combination and how it can support the many issues of modern living.

Chronic virus conditions, such as Epstein Barr thrive in an environment of immune deficiency. When immune function is impaired, secondary infections from other viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts and parasites may set up shop. This increased load of toxins weakens the systems of the body and inflammation can set in. Respiratory infections can be common as well as digestive disturbances ranging from improper assimilation of nutrients to poor elimination. Immune function is further impaired creating a vicious cycle of ill health.

Viruses also cause emotional upset. They can bring on irritability and depression. Plus, a stressed body is more susceptible to viral infection.  Natural treatments of chronic or lingering viruses are aimed at strengthening immune response, cleansing toxins from the body and treating symptoms. [Read more →]


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Herbal Commerce: From Growing Fields to You

Ashley Meadows

March 28th, 2018 · Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Harvesting Apple Bark

Ya Ya Farm and Orchard is one farm Kroeger Herb Products works with.

Do you ever wonder how herbs get from growing fields to your kitchen cupboard? The intricacies of herbal commerce may be more complex – and important – than you realize! How and where herbs are grown, stored, processed, and packaged can have a tremendous impact on their composition and effectiveness as supplements.

The founder of Kroeger Herb Products, Hanna Kroeger, knew that the quality of her herbs translated directly to how they would affect the health of her customers. So, since Hanna first started selling her products in 1957, we have been searching the world over for the best farmers and harvesters, the best transportation and testing partners, and the best manufacturing processes and retailers, to bring you the best herbal supplement products on Earth. Come with us as we discuss the ins-and-outs of this $32-billion industry with true-to-life examples from Kroeger Herb Products’ very own day-to-day operations. [Read more →]


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Bonita V™: For Hair, Skin and Nails


January 22nd, 2018 · Anti-aging

BonitaV for hair, skin & nailsWe are excited about this new product by Essential Source. Bonita V is a vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, and herbal supplement that offers tremendous support to the health of hair, skin, and nails. Vitamin deficiency can contribute to a decline in hair, skin and nail health.  The right amount of vitamins helps to maintain proper collagen production.

Some benefits people can see with this product:


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A Closer Look at Vitamin Supplements


April 21st, 2017 · Disease Prevention, Uncategorized

Vitamins are essential to life

Eating a variety of fresh vegetables can help give your body the vitamins it needs.

Eating a variety of fresh vegetables can help give your body the vitamins it needs.

All foods contain some amounts of vitamins, although it is increasing difficult to obtain all the vitamins we need from food alone. It is also difficult to discern the best supplements from the vast selection available in the market.  Here’s a look at the individual vitamins our body needs and what supplement forms we like best.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that protects your cells against damaging free radicals. It is beneficial for growth and development, the eyes, and many skin conditions. Being fat soluble means it can build up to toxic levels, causing liver damage. It is important to follow guidelines for proper dosing information. Beta-carotene is a popular alternative to Vitamin A supplements. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that is transformed into Vitamin A in your body, as your body needs it. There is much less risk of toxicity with beta-carotene, however, thyroid hormone is needed to convert Beta-carotene into Vitamin A, so individuals with hypothyroid conditions should choose Vitamin A instead of beta-carotene. It’s also why so many people with hypothyroid are deficient in Vitamin A. Hanna taught that supplementing with Vitamin A after clearing parasite infections, especially fluke infections, is important for rebuilding tissue. [Read more →]


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Fertility Naturally!


March 17th, 2017 · adaptogen, Herbs for, Reproductive Health

It's important to know what herbs can help you conceive naturally.Infertility, or the inability to conceive, has become an issue for many women and men in recent times.  The cause is not always known but there are ways to determine and correct imbalances in the body which may help to reestablish fertility.

Physical problems, including infection or scarring of the reproductive organs are sometimes the cause of infertility.  Uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts or endometriosis can also be a factor.  These problems can be detected by modern medical tests and are often correctable.  Structural issues such as a tilted or prolapsed uterus should also be considered.  Low sperm count or low sperm mobility can be tested for.  Any disease or infection needs to be addressed and cleared up before strengthening and balancing can be achieved.

Mental and Emotional issues definitely take their toll on fertility health.  Depression, fatigue, stress and tension all hinder normal processes of the body and block energy.

Poor health in the body can greatly contribute to infertility.  Improper circulation and a lack of energy flow through the reproductive organs will weaken fertility in women and men.  This is often due to imbalances in hormones caused by improper diet and lifestyle.  Regaining the health of the reproductive system is often the key to resolving fertility issues.  Achieving health of the body as a whole will only help to increase fertility health.  The natural approach is to nourish the body first.  This helps to boost vitality and well being and helps the reproductive system work optimally.  Hormone-balancing remedies can be an added benefit if needed. [Read more →]


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The Seasons for Harvesting Herbs


October 3rd, 2016 · Conscious Living

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Lavender is a favorite flower to harvest for tea, as well as crafts.

As summer comes to an end our suppliers are getting busy with harvesting many of the wonderful herbs they grow for our combinations.  The end of summer and beginning of fall is a time of abundance, when the bounty of the gardens is at their highest.  It’s time to reap and enjoy what has been labored over all season!

But not all plants should be harvested at the same time.  When to harvest depends on the particular plant and what portion of the plant is being used.  Flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, bark and fruit all ripen or mature at different times for different plants.  Follow these guidelines to ensure that you obtain the most medicinally potent herbs from your gardens and in the wild.

The best time to harvest herbs is in the morning as the essential oils in the plants are at their highest concentration.  Harvest plants before the sun gets too hot but after it has had time to dry the dew on the leaves. [Read more →]


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The Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15


August 5th, 2016 · Healthy Living

We are all aware of the benefits of eating healthy foods. Fruits and vegetables contain many health supporting nutrients including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, etc., so including more fresh fruits and vegetables in our diet can only be a good thing, right? Not when modern conventional farming uses many toxic chemicals on produce and buying only organic is too hard on the pocketbook. That’s where the dirty dozen and the clean 15 come in to help.

We are sharing with you the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2016 dirty dozen and clean 15 lists of the cleanest and dirtiest produce in terms of pesticide use. The EWG puts out this shopper’s guide to pesticides in produce every year.  Its analysis is based on results of more than 35,000 samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. With this guide we can make educated choices on the healthiest yet most cost effective produce. This makes it easier to include as many healthy fruits and veggies possible in our diets.

clear, youthful, healthy glow and appearance!

They look delicious, but not if they’re laden with pesticides.  Strawberries are the #1 most contaminated produce this year.  Make sure to get Organic, it’s worth it!

The 2016 dirty dozen list for conventionally grown produce:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Apples
  3. Nectarines
  4. Peaches
  5. Celery
  6. Grapes
  7. Cherries
  8. Spinach
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Sweet bell peppers
  11. Cherry Tomatoes
  12. Cucumbers

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