Meredith McCarty, NE, is the author of three cookbooks including the award-winning Sweet and Natural. She is an associate of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and has worked in educational programs with Drs. Benjamin Spock, Dean Ornish, John McDougall and Neal Barnard. She is a former associate editor of East West/Natural Health magazine and co-director of the East West Center for Natural Health Education for almost 20 years. Meredith studied macrobiotics with Michio and Aveline Kushi and with Herman and Cornellia Aihara in the 1970s. She has a Senior Certificate in the Art of Cooking from the Kushi Foundation, and received Nutrition Educator certification from Bauman College. For more information, read on! You can find out so much more at http://www.healingcuisine.com.