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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8 Surprising Reasons to LOVE Bacteria

February 1, 2013

Just over a year ago I did an article on 20 Reasons to Love Bacteria.  Exciting new research is showing that there are even 8 Reasons to LOVE Bacteriamore reasons to love probiotics and to add them to your health regime.  Here are 8 more reasons to love probiotic bacteria:

Urinary Tract Infections

New research in the Arc…

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9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy

January 23, 2013

Boosting your energy doesn’t have to cost a lot or feel like work. Just by learning a few simple tricks you can have a great impact on your energy for the rest of your life.  

1.  Start the day out with the juice of one lemon squeezed into pure water. Not only do lemons contain over 20 anti-can…

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10 Detox Tricks for Healthy Weight Loss

January 16, 2013

Did the holiday season leave you feeling stressed-out and 10 Detox Tricks for Healthy Weight Loss exhausted?  Did you have your cakes and eat them too?  And drinks, cookies and turkey dinner too? Here are 10 detox tricks that can help you start the New Year right and restore your waistline.

  1. Drink at least 8-10 cups of pure water th…

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EVICT MONSANTO!

January 9, 2013

It’s time to follow the lead of Hawaiians who are working  to evict  Monsanto from their land…and for good reason.  Monsanto and other corporations have been leasing land from schools for experimentation with genetically-modified seed and pesticides.  The organization Hawaii GMO Justice has initi…

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Why 40 is the Best Year of My Life

January 3, 2013

Next to marrying my husband, turning 40 was the best thing I ever did.  Why I Love Being 40Unlike many women I know, I am not shy to share that eight months ago I arrived at what I consider a huge milestone in my life. 

Maybe I cherish this age because I wasn’t always sure I would get this far in life.  You see by …

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Give the Gift of Health--Gift Guide

December 18, 2012

Make this holiday season a healthy one with gifts that will inspire joy and Wild Fermentation Book health for everyone on your list.  Here are some holiday gift ideas:

Great Book:  Wild Fermentation

Did you know that fermented foods can improve digestion and even help fight or prevent cancer?  True.  Sandor Ellix Ka…

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7 'Tis the Season Superfoods

December 14, 2012

When it comes to food, it’s hard to beat the holiday season.  There are as many decadent and delicious foods throughout the season as there are gifts.  Let’s face it:  few holiday foods are healthy.  Here are my choices for the top 7 ‘Tis the Season Superfoods.  They not only taste great, they ad…

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12 Ways to Supercharge Your Digestion

November 19, 2012

You are what you eat according to the adage, but I say you are what you eat, digest, absorb, and assimilate.  The building blocks of every cell, tissue, gland, hormone, organ, organ system are found in foods.  If foods are not adequately broken down into their components like essential fatty acids …

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5 Halloween Superfoods

October 31, 2012

While you might be hoping that candy and chocolate make the  cut for Halloween superfoods, sorry they don’t.  After eating all the high-sugar, empty calories from Halloween you might want to eat some real superfoods.   So here are my picks for the top Halloween superfoods. 

Pumpkins

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30 Simple Ways to Supercharge Your Diet

October 24, 2012

It’s not difficult to eat healthier.  Just making simple changes to your diet can ramp up the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients you’re getting.  And better nutrition quickly spells better health.  To make it easier for you, I’ve compiled 30 simple ways to supercharge your diet.  And, subs…

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Top 12 Foods that CAUSE Inflammation

October 23, 2012

Everyday foods like bacon, eggs, coffee and dairy products are linked to inflammation.  That might not sound like a big deal but when you consider that most chronic conditions like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and obesity have been linked to inflammation.  Low grade inflammation is a factor in…

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Buckwheat: 11 Reasons to Love the Unsung Superfood

September 19, 2012

Unrelated to wheat, buckwheat is actually not a grain at all, but a seed of a plant related to rhubarb.  As is often the case with seeds, buckwheat’s nutritional value surpasses grains.  Here are 10 reasons to explore and love this unsung superfood.

It is low on the glycemic index, prevent…

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The Natural Sweetener that Makes People Fat

September 14, 2012

There is a sweetener found in most packaged, prepared, and processed food that is touted as “natural” and “healthy” but is actually contributing to obesity, high blood pressure and other health issues.  Its names are harmless-sounding but don’t be fooled.  This sweetener goes by the name…

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EXPOSED: What's Lurking in Febreze?

September 7, 2012

Forget what the TV commercials tell you:  Febreze doesn’t contain some miracle substance that envelopes bacteria in mid-air, leaving your house sanitized, fresh and clean-smelling.  What it does contain may surprise you, however.  Proctor and Gamble discloses only three ingredients on their Febr…

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EXPOSED: The Shocking Truth about Air Fresheners

August 28, 2012

Before you spray Febreze or plug in a Glade Plug-In, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air freshening wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice.  You’ll be shocked to learn their ingredients and the harmful effects they can cause.  That “Cleansing Rain,” “Summ…

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15 Natural Options for Depression

May 15, 2012

Everyone feels down at some point, usually as a reaction to difficult circumstances but clinical depression goes far beyond that.  In such cases, a person experiences a prolonged sadness that is out of proportion with the apparent cause. The physical and psychological symptoms affect a person’s …

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Energy Drink Slashes Belly Fat by 77%

May 3, 2012

Forget Red Bull, Monster, Rock Star, and the other so-called “Energy Drinks” that line the refrigerators at every convenience store these days.  Not only are they loaded with stimulants, most are usually packed with artificial ingredients and high fructose corn syrup or other sweeteners.  If you…

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7 Reasons to Eat More Beets

March 14, 2012

People either love beets or they hate them, mostly because they haven’t discovered all the wonderful ways to enjoy beets.  I, personally, am in the LOVE BEETs camp.  I still remember the first time I ate them as a child.  I wanted them every day after that.  Whether you already love them, or just ha…

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