*Please Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadian residents only.*
Last night I lay awake at night, thinking about the past few years of my life. Trying to create my own highlight reel, if you please. And I realized, with a start, that other than getting married and giving birth to two beautiful boys, my life seemed to be devoid of “memorable” moments. Sure – there were the odds highs (winning two blog awards last year; buying my long lusted-after Mini Cooper in 2009; wine tasting in Napa Valley in 2007). But my own personal shining moments – relating to my health, weight, zest for life and vitality – sadly, felt short of the mark.
So it’s my resolution this year to create “health and happiness” highlights for myself. I want to experience moments of laughter where I roll on the floor and tears flow from my eyes. I want to nourish my body from within so that I feel beautiful both inside and out. And most important, I’m striving to understand and adapt the healing powers of fresh foods (and their phytonutrients and enzymes) to help strengthen my immune system, protect my body from disease and even help me look younger (hello!). And I’m off to a splendid start by reading The Phytozyme Cure by Michelle Schoffro Cook.
“In The Phytozyme Cure, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook reveals her cutting-edge, powerful, and all-natural Phytozyme Therapy, which involves the specific combination of miracle healing substances to supercharge their effects – and your health.
Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook is one of North America’s leading natural health experts. Over the past two decades, she has seen that phytonutrients alone can speed weight loss, aid the prevention of heart disease and cancer, and even reverse some of the effects of aging. Similarly, certain enzymes have been known to reverse pain and inflammation; break down bacteria, fungi, viruses, toxins, and cancer cells; remove scar tissue; and even help our bodies grow healthy new tissue, skin and hair. But the real miracle begins when these powerhouses work together. With the right combination, many illnesses can be improved or even reversed. In The Phytozyme Cure, Dr. Schoffro Cook shares these powerful protocols for managing more than 30 common health conditions including allergies, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”
Benefits of Phytozyme Therapy include:
Greater mental clarity
Increased resistance to illness
Enhanced immune functioning
Accelerated weight loss
A more youthful appearance
I’ll be frank; the book is not an easy read. Wrapping your head around the numerous phytonutrients and enzymes, plus understanding how to use them beneficially, takes much time and attention. In fact, Michelle references so many “common” compounds that it’s virtually impossible to digest all the natural therapies. But thankfully, the book is sectioned into two parts: Part One explains the factors that make up the Phytozyme cure (including a list of phytonutrients and enzymes, explanations of terms and the rationale behind Phytozyme therapy), and Part Two shows how the cure can be applied to specific health conditions (arthritis, cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease, skin problems, yeast infections and more). Although the information is dense, I found the content enjoyable and certainly laid out well.
For readers looking to boost their overall health, the easiest way to tackle the book is to read the background information and then skip directly to the illness/ condition in which you would like to apply the remedies. In my humble opinion, the author uses the term “cure” almost too frequently throughout the book – I feel a more appropriate term would be “treatment” or “supplemental therapy.” People who are willing to subscribe to Phytozyme therapy in its entirety will probably benefit more than the lay person looking for nutritional advice – that being said, I still strongly recommend this book to those seeking a higher level of health and wellness. After reading the book lightly, I can honestly say that I’ve bookmarked quite a few pages – my favourites being “Phytonutrients: What They Do and Where to Find Them.” This is a MUST read before your next grocery shopping expedition.
The Phytozyme Cure is available at Amazon.ca and Chapters.Indigo.ca.
Michelle Schoffro Cook and Mom Central Canada are offering one Listen to Lena! reader the chance to win his/her own copy of The Phytozyme Cure!
To enter, simply leave a comment here with your resolution(s) for 2011.
You can also qualify for extra entries! Remember, you must leave a separate comment for each. You can:
I’ll draw for a winner on February 6th. Good luck everybody!
I am participating in the Phytozyme Cure program by Mom Central on behalf of Wiley Publishing. I received a copy of the book to review and gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.