About The Authors

Meet the authors – Dr. Carolyn George

Carolyn S. George, MD, the founder and owner of VIDA Integrative Medicine, is dedicated to providing personalized healthcare by identifying and addressing the root causes of illness through an approach called Functional and Integrative Medicine. Her functional medical approach helps her find answers so she can treat the root cause of disease instead of just treating the symptoms. She works closely with her patients to explore their health and identify areas of improvement with both traditional medicine as well as nutritional support to maximize their health and well being.

Dr. George is board certified in Urgent Care Medicine (ABUCM) receiving her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Manitoba. She received her post-graduate training in Toronto at St. Mary’s Hospital and has practiced in both the United States and Canada. Dr. George has spent over 25 years working in the area of Emergency and Urgent care medicine where she observed the long-term consequences of poor lifestyle choices, oversight in management, inadequate patient education and difficult to treat conditions. She realized that her expertise and passion could make a real impact on her patient’s health before irreversible damage has occurred. Since then she has focused exclusively on applying a whole system approach of functional and integrative medicine to her practice.

Dr. George believes strongly that patients make better choices about their health when they understand all the relevant factors that lead to their disease.


Meet the authors – Meeka Cook

Meeka Anne’s multifaceted life includes being a writer, an entrepreneur and a mom. After zigzagging between Bali, Indonesia and South Florida for over 25 years, she settled into the charming town of St. Augustine, Florida. Here she writes for many publications, including several newspapers and a lifestyle magazine. This collaboration with Dr. Carolyn George is her second book, and came about when they both saw the issues that their children were facing in their first years of college. Her first book, Mixed Bali is a collection of essays with a personal flavor that cover a range of topics about the island and the culture of Bali.

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