My story came about after soul searching. I did not feel fulfilled in my nursing career and after 25 years I knew I needed a change. But I easily found some answers when I personally changed my lifestyle and nutrition. The healthier I became, the more I wanted to learn how to help others. But the back story is more compelling. My own father died at a very young 45 years old. He was a seemingly healthy guy who worked in construction, a big 6 foot muscular man who rarely missed a day of work. He died unexpectedly and the autopsy showed massive artery disease and advanced atherosclerosis. He also had significant cirrhosis of the liver from his years of drinking alcohol. From the outside, however he looked fine, but stress, bad American food, smoking and drinking took its toll. It was a road I wanted to first understand and then avoid.