Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM, RNCP, ROHP, DHS, is an international best-selling and 20-Time published book author, whose works include: 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER IN 60 SECONDS, THE ULTIMATE PH SOLUTION, BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST, and the upcoming book on fermented foods, THE CULTURED COOK.
She is a popular Blogger with over 40 million readers worldwide. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and her work has been featured in Reader’s Digest, WebMD, Woman’s World, Huffington Post, First for Women, Vegetarian Times, Mother Earth Living, and Prevention magazine.
We recently caught up with Dr. Cook to learn more about how doTerra has made an impact in her life.
1. Tell us a little bit about your professional background.
I’m an international best-selling and 20-time published book author and popular blogger (now with over 40 million readers on Care2).
I’m also a board-certified doctor of natural medicine, registered nutritional consulting practitioner, registered orthomolecular health practitioner, certified in herbal medicine, and a doctor of acupuncture.
2. When and why did you first start using essential oils?
I first started using essential oils 30 years ago as I began experimenting with natural medicines to help deal with a rare disease I was diagnosed with. I began using them professionally with clients over 20 years ago and had amazing results when I incorporated the oils into the health programs I created for them.
I found that women who did not respond to medications or herbs found relief from severe hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms; people who were taking horrific medications for arthritis had such a huge improvement in their condition that they were able to get off the medications altogether; and people with cancer even experienced their tumors shrinking.
3. What kind of impact has essential oils had on your life?
Essential oils have had a HUGE impact on my life: after a terrible car accident in which I suffered a traumatic brain injury and partial severing of my spinal cord (and the resulting excruciating pain, partial paralysis in my left arm, and a breathing impairment) I found tremendous relief from the pain and weakness when I began using essential oils.
I especially saw improvement when I began ingesting doTerra essential oils to alleviate inflammation.
I also witnessed the power of essential oils when someone close to me nearly died from septic shock but kept taking antibacterial oils, which I believe saved his life.
4. Tell us something that surprised you about using essentials oils.
I actually witnessed the shrinking of a large skin cancer tumor when I encouraged one of my clients to use doTerra frankincense directly on it. Within a matter of months it was almost completely gone. It really hit me just how powerful these oils must be.
5. What inspired you to become a part of the doTerra team?
My sister called me up on New Year’s Day and said “I’m starting a new business. Here’s what it’s about. I want you to join me.”
I know my sister is a savvy business woman and I already knew how great the oils were and how passionate I am about spreading my message of hope and healing through natural means, so it seemed like a great idea. I’m so glad that I joined up.
I put in the effort to build my team and it has grown faster than I anticipated. I now get all of my oils free and earn money from helping people become more empowered and heal. It’s amazing!
6. Other than the products, what do you love about doTerra?
I love that doTerra is committed to integrity in all of their dealings: fair trade with growers, fair commissions with wellness advocates, and improving the lives of people with whom they interact.
I love that they have helped people in areas devastated by natural disasters by building schools, wells to help them access clean water, and fair and regular wages to help their families.
7. What is your favourite doTerra product?
Frankincense. After watching how it helped heal skin cancer and how it has reduced the pain and suffering I’ve experienced, I couldn’t live without it.
8. What is your favourite recommendation to share with friends and family?
Don’t be afraid of using doTerra essential oils. I have tried dozens of different brands over 30 years and doTerra essential oils are the highest quality (both in terms of purity and potency) that I have ever used.
9. What’s one essential oil that you can’t live without?
Frankincense. With its proven cellular-, brain- and nervous-system healing effects, it is hands-down my favourite oil.
10. What would you like everyone to know about doTerra?
If you’re worried about signing up with doTerra because you’ve heard it is network marketing, please know that doTerra is not like other companies out there. I had reservations about signing up because of that and I’m so glad I signed up anyway.
A better way to describe doTerra’s structure is cooperative entrepreneurship. I’m my own boss but I get support from people on my upline.
People who join my team run their own business but I try to help them too. We support each other so it is a win:win for everyone involved.