Carol A. Wagner
Dimensions in Health was founded in 2002 by Carol A. Wagner. A former Director of Leadership Development at a Fortune 100 company, Carol has 18 years of experience in executive development and eight years in wellness consulting. She holds master’s degrees in counseling psychology and holistic nutrition, and has training and certification in several nutritional disciplines.
Carol’s career path was paved by a series of life-changing experiences.
“While I was working for Ameritech, all three of my kids developed food sensitivities. At the time, the recommendation was to put them on antihistamines and antibiotics – chronically. Not being comfortable with this course of action, I began reading everything I could get my hands on, and began to change their diet. Eczema, migraines and ear infections started to disappear. It was then that I made the decision to pursue nutrition education as my life’s work.”
“After completing a master’s degree in holistic nutrition, I went into private practice, helping individuals improve the quality of their lives by changing the way they eat, exercise and sleep. Not long after, I was asked to work with a local school system to upgrade its cafeterias, run a healthy eating class, and provide training in the area of wellness for teachers as well as parents. It was a natural next step to go back to my corporate roots by bringing the wellness work I’m so passionate about into the business arena.”
Carol has sifted through a mountain of information on nutrition, developing an approach that is both balanced and practical.
“Everyone knows they’re supposed to ‘eat healthy.’ What that actually means can be quite confusing. If you go to the bookstore and look at the section on healthy eating, you can find advice encouraging you to never eat fat, never eat carbs, or, if it’s Tuesday, only eat blue food! This amount of contradictory information would present a challenge to anyone trying to make good decisions for his or her health.”
“When people learn that I work in the area of nutrition, they automatically assume that I’m a vegetarian. I explain that I do eat meat, but I don’t eat meat that has antibiotics or growth
hormones, and I eat meat that is grass-fed. Likewise, I often hear
that there must not be any junk food in my house. I explain that
we certainly have snacks, they just don’t contain any food dyes,
artificial sweeteners or hydrogenated oils. Even with healthy foods,
the amount, frequency and order of the proteins, carbohydrates and fats that you consume can make all the difference in the world.”
“It’s all about balance.”