Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, ROHP

International Best-selling & 17-Time Book Author, Doctor of Natural Medicine, Nutritionist, Activist

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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 …

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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 …

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The Surprising Natural Remedy for Allergies

April 10, 2015

Probiotics can help alleviate allergy symptoms.

Aaaa-choo.  It’s that time of year again for allergy sufferers.  You may be surprised to learn that probiotics are among the best natural remedies for allergies.  If you’re hooked on antihistamines, decongestants, and desensitization shots you might be inclined to think there is little value in …

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The Complete Guide to Gluten-Free Flours

March 5, 2015

Experiment with gluten-free flours to find what works best for baking

Are you trying to eat gluten-free but confused about gluten-free flours?  You’ve come to the right place. From amaranth to teff, I compiled the following guide to 13 different gluten-free flours to make light work of gluten-free baking.  And, if you’re looking for a great guide to gl…

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The Spice that Boosts Memory in Just One Hour

February 24, 2015

Research shows curcumin boosts memory in one hour.Now there’s one more reason to enjoy your favorite curry dish.  Turmeric, a spice commonly found in many Indian curry dishes, has been found to improve memory and cognition in as little as one hour.

While conducting the research for my upcoming book 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Power

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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…

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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 …

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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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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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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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