When the side effects of her “life-saving” medication became worse than the disorder that had started the drug regimen, Michelle Schoffro Cook sought an alternative. She began studying herbal medicine and used it to wean herself from the pharmaceuticals.
That was twenty-five years ago, and since then she has remained active and healthy using nutrition and herbs. Her new book, Be Your Own Herbalist: Essential Herbs for Health, Beauty, and Cooking, combines the cutting-edge research demonstrating the therapeutic properties of herbs with growing information and recipes perfect for aspiring herbalists and advanced practitioners alike. We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the book.(READ MORE)