More About the Author
Candia Lea Cole is a holistic health mentor and eco-lifestyle educator whose passion for wellness began in the early 1970's during her teenage years, when she embarked on a health quest to manage and heal the symptoms of environmental illness that resulted from her exposure to chemicals, vaccines, toxic medicines, industrially processed foods, and an unconscious relationship with her body and the earth. After recognizing the need to make a departure from allopathic medicine, she soon found herself studying the natural healing arts. While learning about a variety of natural self-healing modalities, she grew to understand and appreciate the necessity and value of living in harmony and balance with the natural world.
Along her journey, Candia developed an intuitive process for living well in which she learned to listen to the needs of her body, mind and spirit, and use nature's wisdom of to cultivate a healthy and nourishing lifestyle. The nutritional arts became her primary focus, and she devoted all of her energies to learning about the medicinal values in nature's food pharmacy. While experimenting in her kitchen with a variety of whole, natural foods and herbs, she developed a variety of creative culinary methods for preparing recipes that she refers to as 'eco-friendly cuisine.' This cuisine is featured in her collection of three whole foods cookbooks, including 'Not Milk...NUTMILKS!' 'Grains, Main Dishes Made of Nature,' and 'Super Smoothies-Taste The Nectar of Life!'
Candia loves teaching people how they can use their food, lifestyle, and health care choices as a vehicle for personal, social and environmental health. In 2007, she founded Eco-Learning Legacies, a Minnesota-based company specializing in eco-lifestyle education. One of her company's signature products is: The Eco-Intelligent Eating Model. This eating model (along with a companion curriculum titled 'Farming & Eating the Eco-Intelligent Way') is designed to teach people about the relationship between 'what' they eat and 'how' their personal ecology and planetary ecology are impacted by what they eat. This eating model, featured at: www.ecointelligenteating.com and www.eco-mentor.com features traditional earth-grown foods, whose healthy, organic production serves to integrate our earth's dietary needs with our own.
In addition to her food related books, Candia is the creator of the Bring Back the Earth! Eco-Learning Legacy & Eco-Mentor Leadership Training. This curriculum is represented by a collection of books and audio-visual learning aids that are designed to be used together for a full and meaningful experience of eco-learning and eco-living. The books which comprise the curriculum include a Mentor Guide Book titled 'Bring Back the Earth! Nourishing the Eco-Intelligence that Invites Whole Living', as well as the author's memoir 'Born to Live Green-Awakening My Heart's Wisdom to the Path of Eco-Intelligent Living,' and six companion Workbook/Journals.
These books invite families to connect with a culturally creative learning community that shares your concerns about the ecological health and well-being of people and the planet and bring your energy to the community at a time when your energy is greatly needed!