I am originally from Lima, Peru and have been living in Florida since 1994. Coming to the United States was a change in all aspects of my life, including my health. While growing up in South America I was used to eating homemade, fresh, nutrient-dense food. Eating organic food there was the norm. As a teenager living in Florida, I was still eating homemade food, but it was not the same organic, nutritious food my family was used to. I also added sugar filled cereals and juices which I thought were healthy, plus the daily chocolate/ candy/ sweet pastry, and soda to satisfy my sugar cravings. Pretty soon my health suffered; I developed skin allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, hay fever, and anxiety. I thought that was just the way I was and that I had to learn to live with it, which was what I heard from the doctors I visited, but many years later, after having my kids, I realized that it wasn’t just me—it was my diet.