About the Author


After years of debilitating mystery illness symptoms that mainstream medicine couldn’t help, I was fortunate to discover Homeopathy. While drugs had only made me sicker, I completely and permanently recovered with homeopathic medicine

I also realized a whole new level of health and well-being that I didn’t think was possible – for anyone. Eager to learn more about this system of natural medicine that had saved my life, I got to work educating myself. It wasn’t long before I was treating family and friends.

With many (often miraculous) successes using homeopathic remedies, sharing the knowledge was inevitable. I became a study group leader through the National Center for Homeopathy, spoke at conferences, participated in seminars, and taught hundreds of classes in natural health and healing over the years.

It still warms my heart to hear from those who found the information life-changing. No longer formally practicing or teaching, Healing the Root is my new platform for introducing this amazing healing art that treats people, not disease.


Americans are the sickest and unhappiest citizens in the developed world, with the highest health care costs, so we’re obviously doing something wrong. I am especially concerned about our children, who face a dismal future of chronic illness and neurological challenges if we don’t act now.

Our body was divinely designed to keep us balanced and healthy, but in today’s toxic, chaotic world, it desperately needs our help. I’m on a mission to change sick-care back to health care and hope to accomplish the following through my blog:

1. Dispel Myths about Diet and Health

Information on how to eat and what to take has been conflicting and ever-changing over the years. This is primarily due to the influence of corporations who care more about profits than people.

Food and drug companies are known to produce studies done by their own researchers or 3rd parties they can influence. Studies can be manipulated to produce the desired outcome, and anyone attempting to uncover the truth is called a quack. It’s no wonder we’re confused.

2. Introduce Root Healing 

When illness arises, instead of treating symptoms, l want to know what caused them in the first place. Unless you get to the root of the problem, symptoms will need to be managed the rest of your life. To learn how to address the underlying cause of your health issues, read Healing the Root.

3. Encourage Self-reliance

I began treating myself and family, including the furry ones, after purchasing a homeopathic remedy kit and book. I haven’t taken even an aspirin (one of the most popular, but dangerous over-the-counter drugs on the market) in over 35 years. 

That’s pretty remarkable considering that most people my age see an average of 12 different physicians a year and take 5 or 6 medications every day. While doctors are certainly necessary at times, it is up to us to become so healthy we rarely need them.


I am a graduate of Oklahoma State University with studies in Child Development and Nutrition. In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree from OSU, I received certification in Dietetics & Nutrition from NYU.

Continuing education included courses in Enzyme Nutrition with Dr. Howard Loomis, Body Ecology with Donna Gates, and Botanical Medicine with Hanna Kroeger and other teachers. As for Homeopathy, I introduced my husband Tim to it, then he studied with the masters and taught me.

Now retired, I have had a variety of fun jobs and rewarding careers. In addition to teaching and entrepreneurial pursuits, I practiced Nutrition in medical-naturopathic-chiropractic clinics, and was an Adoption Specialist for a private agency.


Named after my father, Dale, my name is pronounced Day-leen, though I am often called Darlene. At one point, I added a “y” to my name, which worked for pronunciation – but totally confused my friends.

A long-time proponent of all things green and natural, I was a granola mom before it became a term and still prefer living simply and sustainably. I have been married to my best friend, Tim, for over 40 years, and have 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 2 cats.

Feeling more vibrant every year, we feel extremely blessed to have the knowledge we do. To read about some of our experiences using homeopathy, click here.

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