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Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD

International Best-Selling & 20-Time Book Author

Blog posts : "health"

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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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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Beat Spring Allergies with Bacteria

March 12, 2012

It may sound odd that bacteria can actually reduce allergy symptoms.  But, certain bacteria can reduce inflammation in the body, improve nutrient absorption, and reduce nasal and sinus symptoms linked to allergies.  Of course, not just any bacteria will do. 

Research by scientists at the Os…

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12 Reasons to Love Quinoa

March 7, 2012

A staple of the ancient Incas who revered it as sacred, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is not a true grain, but a seed.  Surprisingly, it is related to spinach and Swiss chard.  If you’re not already enjoying this delicious food, here are 12 reasons to start.

1. Unlike most grains quinoa is a …

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TV Ads Linked to Childhood Obesity

March 2, 2011

An impressive new study was released in the American Journal of Public Health linking television viewing to childhood obesity.  Australian researchers reviewed television food advertising throughout Australia, Asia, Western Europe, and North and South America, to determine the researchers assess…

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