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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland--My Homesteading Life by Michelle Schoffro Cook

The biting cold did not stop me from bundling up and heading out on my forest trails for a morning walk, camera in hand. Since you could not join me on my trek, I thought I’d snap a few photos to share with you. I did not imagine lasting long, particularly with fingertips peeking out of my glove…

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Transported to a Slower Time

The Empress Kissed by Snow

The snow falls softly, gently caressing the landscape below, creating an air of stillness and peace. For a moment, I am transported to a slower time where the pace of life no longer steals the breath from my body, but rejuvenates my being. There are no hectic schedules, no deadlines, no to do li…

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Happy New Year!

The Empress apple tree in all its majesty

The famous Romantic poet, William Wordsworth, once wrote: “fill your paper with the breathings of your heart,” which is sound advice for any writer. The sentiment could be expanded to be: “fill your life with the breathings of your heart.” So, in 2023, instead of making resolutions to change you…

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Merry Christmas

The apple tree I named The Embrace, depicted in the photo above, was one of the most challenging trees to extract from the seemingly endless prickly ash and buckthorns surrounding it. Like guards surrounding a treasure, these invasive barbed gatekeepers seemed impossible to navigate and often le…

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Revisiting Passion

Making a Natural Cedar Wreath for My Victorian Home

Life had taken over as it often does so I hadn’t been in my orchard for a while. Unlike today’s orchards that are neat little rows of miniature trees, mine is made up of massive, Victorian-era apple trees spread over several acres. A walk through the forest trails to visit them was long overdue …

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Christmas with the Piano Man

In Memory of William Schoffro, the Piano Man

In large families, it may be easy to overlook the true significance of each person’s contribution. Such is the case with my Uncle Bill. He often took a backseat, which was typically a piano bench, to those bolder family members. My grandparents were larger than life, the kind of people who were …

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Dr. Michelle's New Book Pain Erasers--Coming September 21

Pain Erasers: The Complete Natural Medicine Guide to Safe Drug-Free Relief

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12 Signs You May Be Suffering from Narcissistic Abuse

I tend to be someone that people confide in. Even strangers often tell me the stories of their suffering, and of course, in my practice it has always been important to me to address healing from a body, mind, and spirit approach. That often means that people have shared their stories of abusive rela…

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World's Easiest Yogurt (Recipe)

Delicious and Simple-to-Make Plant-Based YogurtDelicious and Simple-to-Make Plant-Based Yogurt. Photo copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook.

One day while I was busy straining whey from a batch of homemade dairy-free yogurt, and waiting for what seemed like way too much time, I said to myself “there must be a better way.” I knew that yogurt had be…

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Why Vitamin D is More Important than Ever…and Useless Without This Nutrient

Spending time outdoors such as growing beautiful sunchokes helps your skin absorb vitamin D. Photo Copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook. Spending Time Outdoors, Such as Growing These Sunchokes Helps Your Skin Absorb Vitamin D.   Photo Copyright Michelle Schoffro Cook.

An exciting study in the medical journal PLOSOne found that correcting a vitamin D deficiency could help protect you against viral threats. The preliminary study f…

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Research Shows Compound in Turmeric May Boost Brain Stem Cells

Most people are concerned about the health of their brain these days. And, for good reason: brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are rapidly rising. According to some estimates, 35.8% of people 85 or older have some form of moderate to severe memory impairment. Fortunately, there …

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Are You Suffering from an Oxygen Deficiency?

Did you know that 90 percent of our nutritional energy comes from oxygen and only 10 percent is derived from the food we ingest? Oxygen is fundamental. Colorless, tasteless and odorless, oxygen is the supreme element—a primary nutrient without which life would not exist. We can live without food for…

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There is Always Hope

Writing a message of hope and healing

“I’m sorry. There is no hope,” the doctor ended his words with an emphatic sigh. I was only nineteen when I heard the four words that, looking back, have shaped my entire life afterward. The words reverberated in what felt like my hollow being. In that moment, my life force deserted my body. Sho…

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Give the Gift of Health—Dr. Cook's Holiday Gift Guide

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

Elate Cosmetics for Looking as Great as You Feel 

Elate Cosmetics for Natural and Enviro-Friendly Beauty

After searching and experimenting for many years with a huge variety of so-called “natur…

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The Holiday Cookie Ingredient that Prevents Weight Gain

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to enjoy holiday parties, give gifts, and share celebratory meals with loved ones. The flip side is that it is also a time of seemingly endless rich foods and overeating. From egg nog to turkey dinners, holiday cookies and pastries, let’s face it: most of us eat too …

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7 Little-Known Health Benefits of Avocadoes

 

Who doesn’t love guacamole or avocado toast? Not only are avocadoes delicious with just about everything, they offer a wide variety of health benefits. While most people are already aware that avocadoes help boost skin health thanks to their healthy fat content, here are some of my favorite le…

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New E-BOOK: FOOD FIX: The Most Powerful Healing Foods and How to Use Them to Overcome Disease

Food Fix: The Most Powerful Healing Foods and How to Use Them to Overcome DiseaseWhenever someone tells me that they looked up their health problem on the internet, I cringe. That’s because I know from experience that the internet is full of more junk and ridiculous claims than actual fact. Instead, I prefer to showcase the research to dispel the myths from facts. The reality is…

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