I first discovered the power of an alternative approach to healing through personal experience. I spent my early childhood at my grandparents’ farm, playing outside most of the time. I shared some special moments with my grandmother, like going out to the woods together to pick mushrooms, herbs, or berries. After this, she would cook a very simple, yet tasty, meal, mixing the picked plants or fruits with farm-grown vegetables or eggs. I knew then I was lucky to have my grandparents, who loved me unconditionally, but I truly realized how lucky I was only after these years living in big, urban cities and dealing with the real world.