John’s first clue that his life was about to change was the warning from a Tarot Card reader in New Orleans during his a honeymoon vacation. The cards, the reader said, “Were not good.” His life, she said, was never going to be the same. “When does this start?” he asked. “It’s happening right now,” she replied. And indeed it did….and thus “the call” came.
Every life is a story. According to Joseph Campbell, we’re all “heroes” in our lives and we pursue “the hero’s journey,” meeting mentors, challenges, and even evil along the path we’re called to walk. Food, Not Meds is the story of Carol and her husband John’s journey using both Campbell’s allegory and the details of their experience in the medical system as medical insiders. Even with more access to knowledge about the system itself than most, they still didn’t get the information they needed until years after they started down the path of heart disease. (This book contains black and white photos of the author, her garden and her favorite heart healthy recipes)
About the Author: Carol D’Anca is an Integrative Nutritionist with more than 20 years experience at three of the top healthcare companies in the world. She combines scientific and fact based research with practical application for improving clients’ nutritional status. Her broadly based approach to helping others includes monthly meetings with a large urban group dedicated to preventing and reversing heart disease, educational webinars, cooking demos and private consultations. For those wanting to immerse themselves in the lifestyle, cooking and community of an ancient culture promoting longevity, Carol regularly hosts culinary trips to Italy. These tours allow individuals the unparalled experience of briefly living the healthy “Mediterranean Way of Life.” After graduating with honors from the University of Wisconsin, Carol attended graduate school at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and then earned a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine/Chicago Medical School. Carol has over 20 years experience in the healthcare field including an executive position with an international medical device company based in Europe. Her professional associations include the American Nutrition Association and the Institute for Functional Medicine.