"Our food system is in trouble, but you and your family don’t have to suffer."
During my three-year position as co-founder and CMO for an agriculture start-up company, I was exposed to the many hidden secrets behind our toxic, nutrient-deficient, broken food system. I knew something had to be done to shed light on the industry, but from experiencing the politics and sheer size of the interconnected issues, I was at a loss in my efforts to truly make a difference from the inside.
Now, I am on a personal mission to help everyone realize the dangers of what we are feeding our families and the solutions for optimal nutrition that is convenient and sustainable for a lifetime of health.
I have spent much of my life and career searching for purpose. My family and friends know me as an artist, environmentalist and social entrepreneur. My passion has always been to help others, and while I have been blessed to have some success, I never felt I was making a significant impact.
At the age of twenty, my twin brother and I were diagnosed with a rare macular degenerative eye disease called Stargardt’s. The symptoms came on like a light switch that turned off my central vision and lit up fear and uncertainty for my future.
Finding out you are going blind has a way of putting a dent in your ambitions. You begin to lower the bar and think of a dwindling list of “jobs” you can do to maintain your self-reliance as not to be a burden to others.
However, I decided not to let this stop me from succeeding. This was the beginning of a lifetime of pushing through obstacles and hiding my impairment. I watched what I ate and kept a good exercise habit to stay as healthy as possible and preserve what vision I still had.
My eye condition was bearable, and I was able to function pretty normally…until my 40th birthday, when my symptoms worsened. I tried to get past this new wave of anxiety, but I was worn out and felt like I was losing the race to succeed before my condition would turn the lights off on my dreams.
Then, after two years of struggling from my declining vision, my brother introduced me to a nutrition system that would change my life and my outlook on what service to others really is