Marie DiMercurio joined the Guild in 2012. In 2018 she was elected to the Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. She can be reached at

Her first writing venture was From Birth Until Sunset—Poisoned To Death. This book tells the truth about the Standard American Diet which has been adopted by most of the world has betrayed us and is destroying our bodies as well as our minds and complicating our health. The SAD offers synthetic chemicals into our diet and environment, which accumulates within the human body, thus promoting disease. A lifetime of following the Standard American Diet and lifestyle could lead to an early death. This book offers the learning process on how to get away from this destructive system, which one can then have optimal health and freedom from allergies, cravings, food addictions, and withdrawals. The problems as well as the solutions are explained. This is my journey from sickness to recovery, which is needed in our society in this time of epidemics.