Entries by Bonnie Schnautz, ND

Can You Handle the Truth?

A couple years ago I discovered a great book called One Word that will change your life. The book inspired me to create a one word theme for my personal and professional life. My word this year is Truth! As a chronic people pleaser, I sometimes avoid the truth. It’s not that I outright lie

What is gluten and the associated health issues?

Gluten is a compound protein that composes about 80% of the protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten can be found in many things such as; chocolate, imitation crab (surimi), deli meats, soy sauce, and other sauces along with vitamins and even some toothpaste. Gluten is also used in caking agents, malt beverages and soups. If

Mango Bliss Balls

These treats are delicious for dessert or breakfast! The original recipe called for dried apricots but since I had dried mango on hand, I substituted.  Be sure to use organic for all ingredients as conventional fruits and nuts contains toxic preservatives. Nuts, especially walnuts, can also contain BHT as a preservative which has to been linked

Walnut Oil Vinaigrette Dressing

Want an deliciously different and healthier option for salad dressing with a few simple ingredients? Try walnut oil which is packed with an average of 1.77 g of Omega 3 per serving (1 Tbs). A Tablespoon of walnut oil contains about the same amount of omegas as a wild salmon fillet.  Walnut oil has a

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Brown Rice

Planning is the key to success when the goal is improving your health. Slow-cooking is an easy way to plan your week with healthy meals. Plan ahead by making one crockpot meal and one stovetop meal on the weekend to ensure you have good options throughout the week. This reduces the temptation to stop and

Why Naturopathy is of value and 5 simples steps to afford it. 

“Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.” (naturopathic.org) In the state of Indiana, doctors of Naturopathy are not permitted to

2 Simple Ways to Love Your Body

So often, we get caught up in loving everyone else—our kids, our spouse, our family and friends—that we forget to love ourself. Take a moment and visualize how that would look—if you loved yourself. How would your outside look? How would your inside look? What if I told you two simple things you could do

My Journey through a Toxic World: Part 1

by guest writer Angela StClair After Dr. Bonnie Schnautz ND suggested I read the New York Times article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare,” I was appalled, saddened, and ready to spark an awareness that impacts positive change to our environment and our bodies! This lawyer committed 16 years of his life to expose