Interview with Carol Perkins

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a very small farming community in northern Ohio. Everyone knew each other and took care of those in need. For our medical needs, we called for "Doc Lewis", the country doctor who made his own remedies and made house calls. That was a time when people depended on common sense and wisdom passed down from generation to generation. Prescription medications were unheard of back then, vaccinations were minimal, if at all, and our garden and livestock carried us throughout the years with nutritious, organic food. Life was simple. The only access our family had to electronics was watching television on Sunday night. But it was enough because, as a child, it was more important to be playing outdoors or simply reading a book.

Yes, how and where I grew up certainly influenced my writing because I believe the simple life is what most people truly desire. The 8 Laws of Health that I refer to in this book are the natural path to optimal health!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a busy practice in Lexington, Kentucky where I see patients in the office two weeks of the month. The remainder of my time is spent on phone consultations with patients who cannot come to the office because of distance, health or time restraints.

Of course, my family is my first priority - my dear husband, three children and seven grandchildren take up all my spare time.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is sharing the knowledge that I have gleaned from research and my life experiences as a Naturopathic Doctor. People want to know how to stay well in a toxic world. They are searching for answers on the internet, from the media, self-help books, each other and their doctors. But with so much information, who do you trust to give you truth? It is my hope that my books will bring readers back to simple living using the 8 Laws of Health to keep them on course.
What are you working on next?
I have several ideas for future books in the works - How to Stay Young at 100 (my mother is currently 93, my father is 89 - both are living in the country, self-sufficient and still going strong!), Living the Simple Life, 21 Days to a Healthy You ...
Published 2014-12-26.
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Books by This Author

COLD and FLU - How to Prevent it or Get Rid of it FAST!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,900. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition
Dr. Perkins shares her knowledge and experience as a Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) to inform, educate and inspire people to become active participants in their journey for optimal health and vitality! She believes that 'Nature is your best pharmacy' for prevention, acute onset and long-lasting effects of flu and colds through the use of alternative therapies such as diet and herbs.