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Nationally Renowned Health Expert Debuts Book "Sex and Spaghetti Sauce: My Italian Mother’s Recipe for Getting Healthy and Getting Busy in Your 50s and Beyond"

Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) March 25, 2013

Dr. Carmella Sebastian, “Dr. Carm,” a nationally known wellness educator and expert on healthy, sane living, today announced the release of her book, "Sex and Spaghetti Sauce: My Italian Mother’s Recipe for Getting Healthy and Getting Busy in Your 50s and Beyond."

“I’m very excited that my book is now available to readers who are looking for a practical guide to living a healthy life,” said Dr. Carm. “This book is very important to me because it not only covers health and wellness, a topic I am truly passionate about, but in many ways it pays homage to my mother who taught me so much about good health, without even trying.”

"Sex and Spaghetti Sauce" combines the old world traditions taught by Dr. Carm’s Italian mother with humorous anecdotes, practical tips, and the latest research on healthy living. Dr. Carm covers the components she believes will help readers achieve their own wellness potential. After each chapter she shares her recipe for incorporating each tip into daily life, so that these new healthy habits stick.

Those components include:

  •     Healthy eating and nutrition strategies
  •     Portion control and tips for when eating out
  •     How to make habit changes stick
  •     Exercise is the key (that includes cleaning the house!)
  •     The power of sleep
  •     Nurture good relationships
  •     Be your own health advocate
  •     The importance of sex
  •     Surviving mental fatigue

“It’s not just the family stories that I share that make this book different than other health and wellness books out there. It’s that 'Sex and Spaghetti Sauce' touches on all aspects of health. Being physically healthy is not enough, but you also must be healthy emotionally and spiritually. They’re all connected and affect one another,” said Dr. Carm.

"Sex and Spaghetti Sauce: My Italian Mother’s Recipe for Getting Healthy and Getting Busy in Your 50s and Beyond" is available for purchase on ( The book’s retail price is $15.95.

About Dr. Carm
Dr. Carmella Sebastian, “Dr. Carm,” was born and raised in Pittston, Pennsylvania and graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania with an MD. She earned her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from King’s College in Pennsylvania. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and was in active clinical practice before joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she was VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. She served as Market Medical Officer with Humana for Central and North Florida and joined Florida Blue in 2010. Dr. Carm is a renowned expert in workplace wellness and enjoys WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) certification. At Florida Blue, she oversees the NCQA-accredited wellness program, Better You from Blue, and manages over 100 client consultations per year.

Dr. Carm is a nationally known wellness educator with a special interest in women at mid-life and women’s wellness. She frequently speaks on a range of wellness issues, such as, Worksite Wellness 101 and Women’s Wellness: Being the Healthiest You that You Can Be. Dr. Carm is widely admired for her straightforward talk and sense of humor and for offering all in her audience practical, achievable wellness strategies and solutions.

Dr. Carm lives in Tampa with her husband and two daughters, ongoing (and somewhat reluctant) beneficiaries of her wellness wisdom.

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