I grew up as the son of two doctors, spending summers volunteering, researching and studying about the human body and disease. I saw the power of Western medicine and also its utter helplessness for treating diseases it didn't understand. At the same time, I was immersed in Catholic school and lived in a culturally Buddhist family, with the former teaching that we only live once, and the latter believing that we come back again and again until we get it right. These two seemingly opposing traditions cemented one principle in me: if you have questions, you have to be the one to search for the answers that make sense for you. In other words, with respect to your health and your life, you must take ownership!