ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bearing a life time load of an undiagnosed, slow growing brain tumor that besieged every cell and system, the lifestyle and diet of this warrior enabled her to work 60 hour weeks for 45 years due to the eating plan of the Creator, validated by sound science.
With the encouragement and guidance of a leading, nationally recognized specialist and researcher, W. M Ringsdorf, DMD, at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL, the student came to understand none of the countless medical doctors she had consulted, could devote time to do the research for her then unknown, complicated health condition. She must begin this work for which she ultimately included research for many others “falling through the cracks,” thereby expanding the scope of her learning in addition to extensive university studies. (Originally majoring in commerce and business administration of pre-law, she switched to a nutrition major to enable her research for better health, little realizing the scope of this ultimately for her life long and in long life.)
During these seemingly endless decades of her research, Dr.Zook was led to the study of the master gland, and to the OHSU University of Oregon medical school with its unique department specializing in pituitary adenomas where a large one was confirmed by a dynamic MRI.
Dr. Zook studied applied enzymes under Dr. Howard F. Loomis, Jr., a student of the noted authority and pioneer in enzyme research, Edward Howell (1898-1995). It was Dr. Howell who first recognized and delineated the supreme importance of food enzymes for human nutrition.
“Doing the most for the most, Eatin’ After Eden is reaching round the world. Now in very active, advanced age, this resilient, persevering dynamo continues faithful to that calling, already in 8-10 countries electronically and with this book, rather than individual counseling.
This bioavailable, personal "trial by fire" nutrition has meant no colds or flu or other contagious conditions for more than 40 years for both she and her husband who died in an automobile accident in excellent health at age 90.
The productive lifestyle Dr. Zook writes about in Eatin' After Eden has enabled her to maintain the 60-hour workweeks for many decades and into advanced age internationally working with the underprivileged.
One of the things many appreciate about her mission is the integrity behind all that Dr. Zook gives. Her only reward is the beautiful fruit of restored and extended, productive lives, personal and for countless others. (See Testimonies.)
As a result of her restorative teaching, “sidelined soldiers” are remarkably returned to work while others remain well and able bodied to do the work to which they are themselves called into old age. (See the example in Testimonies of a 95 year old with life extension of 15 years.)
Stay-at-home moms who are nourishing their families, and teaching them these nutritional principles, are able to convert conventional recipes for wholesome foods. Thus some congenital health issues may be avoided and genomes positively altered in these individuals and succeeding families.
"[T]he most" Dr. Zook reaches includes teachable medic friends who learn in reading this book, benefitting from this proven lifestyle they have witnessed personally.
One dermatologist suffering from diabetes II and triple bi-pass surgery, remarked after reading it, "I knew there was something they weren't teaching us!"