Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, ROHP

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The Food that Cuts Your Risk of Premature Death by 20 Percent

July 2, 2015

Eating nuts regularly could lengthen your life.

Here’s some news to go nuts about.  Exciting research found that simply adding one food to your diet could drastically slash your risk of dying.  According to the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine eating nuts could save your life.  The researchers found that  eating a handful of nuts on a daily basis cut the risk of premature death from any serious illnesses by 20 percent, including erious conditions like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

The study examine 76,464 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and 42,498 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.  Participants who had a history of cancer, heart disease, or stroke were excluded to avoid inf…

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Carotenoids Show Promise for Cancer

June 5, 2015

Apricots are an excellent source of carotenoidsCarotenoids are a group of phytonutrients (plant nutrients) that provide the yellow-orange-red pigments found in foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, mangoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, papaya, peaches, squash, and other similarly colored foods. You may have heard of beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene, all of which are specific types of carotenoids.

While there are over 700 different carotenoids in nature, only about 60 are found in food. And the average person in North America eats fewer than a dozen different kinds and only in modest amounts.

Some carotenoids, specifically alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and cryptoxanthin, convert to vitamin A in our bodies, which is essential for h…

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The Little-Known Herb that Combats Allergies

May 25, 2015

The herb perilla has been scientifically proven to aid allergies

It’s that time of year again:  the season of itchy eyes, sneezing, runny noses, and breathing troubles for anyone who suffers from allergies.  While it is tempting to run for the decongestants and anti-histamines and lock yourself indoors, Mother Nature offers help in the form of a little-known herb that can significantly improve most allergy symptoms.

This mostly unknown herb, Perilla frutescens, is part of the mint family.  Sometimes just called perilla, an extract from the plant’s leaves have been found in many studies to be effective for the treatment of allergies, including:  nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma linked to allergies, skin conditions, and eye irritation.  

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13 Foods that Fight Allergies

May 8, 2015

There are many naturally-occurring plant compounds called phytonutrients that assist with allergies.  The main ones include:  anthocyanin, curcumin, hesperetin, and quercetin.  Don’t worry about remembering their names.  I’ve listed the food sources of each below.  Of course, if you have a food allergy or sensitivity to one of the sources indicated, avoid that food.

Eat Foods Rich in Anthocyanins

The phytonutrient group known as anthocyanins give foods their purplish-red colour.  They have natural anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the nasal, sinus, and other inflammation linked to allergic reactions. Anthocyanins are found in most dark red and purple-colored fo…

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South African Herb Has Potent Anti-viral Activity

May 4, 2015

Umckaloabo shows potent anti-viral activity

A South African herb known as Pelargonium sidoides (Umckaloabo) which has been used and approved for the treatment of respiratory conditions like bronchitis has been studied for its antiviral effects with excellent results.  The research published in the journal Antiviral Research showed that Umckaloabo is a promising, antiviral natural medicine even against some drug-resistant strains of flu virus.  The study, conducted by the Institute of Immunology at the Center of Public Health Research at National Laboratory of Health, Luxembourg, tested the herb’s antiviral effects both in the laboratory tests and on live subjects. 

The study found that Pelargonium sidoides was effective ag…

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