Carol Svec is the author of Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense. She has an M.A. in psychology and is a contributing writer and editor for Bottom Line/Health newsletter. She has also been a columnist for Endurance and Brain Injury Journey magazines. A member of the National Association of Science Writers, Svec is the coauthor of five books, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Food Cures, written with Joy Bauer of The Today Show, and she is the author of After Any Diagnosis, named one of the best consumer health books of 2001 by Library Journal.