The Phytozyme Cure: Review and Giveaway

I am not done with this book yet. Well, not in the traditional sense anyways. I have read The Phytozyme Cure from cover to cover in order to review it of course. Anything else would be unprofessional. But in a strictly literal sense, I am not done with this book. The Phytozyme Cure is a handy reference to natural health care and the ways in which various nutrients, minerals and enzymes can unlock and unblock your body’s potential. It is an amazing educational tool. For this reason I will keep this book for years as a guide for my whole family. 
I am not the type that falls for all of the latest dietary fads. First off, I have daughters and I am constantly aware of how my dietary choices and my attitude towards health is passed on to them. When you are growing girls, you know as a Mom that you have a great responsibility to pass on a health mindset about bodies, diet and nutrition. Girls do a really tricky lifelong dance with self esteem. It is somewhat upto me to be guardian and nurturer of self esteem for the years that I have them. Also I witnessed enough yoyo dieting in the 70s and 80s when my mother tried out all the trends – Scarsdale, Grapefruit, water – you get the idea.  In our house, we try to model healthy living, healthy activity and  healthy eating here and we are never on a diet. I will never ask my husband “Do I look fat in these jeans?” because I never wish to hear the same words come out of my daughter’s mouth. When this book arrived I was a tiny bit skeptical. But Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook is no ordinary author. In her teens, she was diagnosed with a rare, incurable genetic disease (she doesn’t name it and I wish that she had to add to her authenticity) and she was for a long time bedridden. Medications managed her illness to a degree and she began to research nutrition. As she switched her treatment plan to a natural approach, she began to feel better and started a nutrition consulting business. Later, as an adult, she was involved in a car crash that left her in chronic pain. Cook still lives with the genetic condition, but handling her health through the principles in The Phytozyme Cure has given her greater control over her health and dramatically decreased her pain. To me, as a reader, this lent a huge amount of authenticity to the book.

Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook
This is an extremely educational book and I am lucky enough to be able to pass one copy on to a reader of mine. Thanks to the author, publisher John Wiley and Sons and to Mom Central Canada.
Tips from the book:
1. Eat a Rainbow every day for maximum nutritional punch.
2. Avoid the three P’s: processed, packaged and prepared.
3. Anything ending in “ose” is a type of sugar.
4. Resveratrol is found in grapes and has been shown to be a potent healing substance that can mop up free radical and protect brain cells from the plaque linked to Alzheimer’s.
5. MSG has been linked to nerve cell death and can cause obesity and weight gain.
The Phytozyme Cure by Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook is published by Wiley and Sons, 2010, $19.95 Canada and $16.95 US. 266 pages with charts and index
Thriftymommastips gives this one a $$$$$ out of $$$$$. More than worth its price for sheer educational value.
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Disclosure – 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.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.