Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, ROHP

International Best-selling & 16-Time Book Author, Board-Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine, Registered Nutritionist, Herbalist

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Proven Aromatherapy for Weight Loss + Fat-Burning Oil Blend

June 3, 2014

Smelling your way thin may sound too good to be true but according to exciting at Niigata Univrsity School of Medicine in Japan, certain scents trigger weight loss.  According to the study published in Experimental Biology and Medicine, the smell of grapefruit and lemon activates the body’s ability to burn fat while suppressing further weight gain.

Other research at the Department of Nursing at the Wonkwang Health Science College in Korea found that abdominal massage with specific essential oils reduced belly fat in post-menopausal women.  The scientists divided women into two groups.  Stu…

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5 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

April 29, 2014

Have you tried “everything” to lose weight but no amount of calorie counting and healthy eating is making the scale budge?  You’re not alone.  This is the situation for many people, especially women over age 35 who are particularly vulnerable to some hormonal changes that can challenge our best efforts to get slim.

According to Dr. Cobi Slater, PhD, DNM, CHT, RNCP, ROHP, author of:  The Ultimate Candida Guide and Cookbook: The Breakthrough Plan for Eliminating Disease Causing Yeast and Revolutionizing Your Health! “The most common systemic imbalances that lead to weight loss resistan…

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Detox Your Car in 10 Simple Steps

April 11, 2014

Detoxify to help you stay healthier.I just bought a small used utility truck.  After months of scouring the marketplace and test-driving vehicles it reminded me of just how many chemicals most people use in the maintenance and upkeep of their vehicles.  Here are 10 ways to detox your car based on my new book, Weekend Wonder Detox (DaCapo, 2014).

Avoid Car “Air Fresheners” – Whether it dangles from your rear view mirror or plugs into your heating and cooling vent, most air fresheners are saturating you in toxic chemicals. This includes the occasional spraying of household air fresheners in your car as well. Find out more a…

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11 Things You Really Need to Know about Caffeine

March 10, 2014

Caffeine has pros and cons.Is caffeine good or bad for your health?  It may come down to who you are and your health situation.  Before you decide if that coffee, tea, or energy drink habit is right for you, consider the following 10 things you really need to know about caffeine:

The Sliding Caffeine Threshold

Everyone is different and so is our caffeine-tolerance.  One person’s perfect amount is another person’s nerve-rattling, hand-shaking, can’t-sleep-at-night amount.  What’s right for you depends on many factors like whether you metabolize caffeine slowly (it stays in your system longer), whether you’re on medic…

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14 Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda

February 10, 2014

Diet Soda is not a healthy option.Before you take another sip of that aspartame-laden diet soda, here are 14 reasons to rethink that drink:

1.  Only one year after aspartame was approved by the FDA, its own task force learned that some of the original data showcasing aspartame’s safety had been falsified to hide results showing animals fed aspartame had developed seizures and brain tumors. The artificial sweetener was never recalled.

2.  Ironically considering its name and reputation as a "diet" drink, drinking diet soda is more likely to make a person fat.  It is linked to a 34% increase of metabolic syndrome, along wi…

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7 Halloween Superfoods

October 30, 2013

If you’ve been loading up on candy and treats that seem to be Discover the Halloween superfoodseverywhere this time of year, you might be ready to enjoy some real Halloween superfoods.

Black Rice—Witches aren’t the only ones who can sport black this time of year, so can your dinner plate.  If you haven’t tried this ancient grain, it’s delicious.  It derives its gothic hue from plant pigments that also pass along their anti-inflammatory properties to you.  It’s striking black color also adds an eerie sophistication to your Halloween dinner.

Apples—Skip the candy apples and go straight for a freshly-picked, rip…

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Sea Buckthorn: Ancient Healer and Modern Superfood

October 30, 2013

An ancient Tibetan healing secret is finally being discovered Sea buckthorn has been used for skin, eye, GI, breathing, and weight disordersin the West.  For thousands of years Tibetans used a fruit that grows wild in the Himalayan Mountains as food and medicine to treat many serious health conditions ranging from breathing disorders to skin problems.  Now science is proving that sea buckthorn is potent natural medicine.

Like many superfoods, sea buckthorn contains numerous powerful antioxidants that help the body deal with free radical damage (now linked to almost every illness and aging).  But sea buckthorn doesn’t stop there, it is also an excellent source of i…

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7 Ways to Lick Your Sugar Cravings for Good

October 23, 2013

Do you want your ice cream, cake, and your candy too?  Kick Your Sweet Tooth for GoodNow you can lick those sugar cravings for good with natural foods, nutrients, and food timing tricks.  Here are 7 ways to send your sweet tooth packing:

Saffron:  Research shows that an extract of the spice saffron (Crocus sativus) gets to the root of sweet cravings and helps eliminate them.  It appears to work by regulating brain pathways in what is now referred to as the “Feed-Feedback Cycle.”  In one study published in Nutrition Research researchers found that between-meal snacking (used as a measure of cravings) was reduced b…

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15 Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Body Today

October 16, 2013

Every now and then I read or hear someone say that the body Detoxifying Your Body for Great Health is Easydoesn’t need to detoxify.  This is an appalling statement since the body cannot live without effective and efficient detoxification, which needs to occur in the lungs, liver, skin, intestines, kidneys, lymphatic system, and other areas of the body every minute of every day. 

Our bodies are surprisingly good at detoxification but these processes can easily become overwhelmed due to the volume of toxins to which we’re exposed from our air, water, food, pharmaceutical and over-the-counter drugs, and many other sources. 

These de…

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Death by Coca-Cola

October 9, 2013

A New Zealand woman, Natasha Harris recently died due to excessive Coca-Cola consumption (at least in part).  The New Zealand coroner ruled that the woman's death was partially attributed to the 10 litres of Coca-cola she drank daily.  The coroner also indicated that Coca-Cola could not be held liable for her death.

Ms. Harris had previously lost all of her teeth due to erosion.  One of her children was born without tooth enamel.  According to news reports, the coroner further stated in the report that Ms. Harris died due to metabolic imbalances arising from cardiac arrhythmia due to Coca…

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