During my teens and early twenties I struggled to find the ideal diet that would result in my ideal weight, give me energy and be satisfying and easy to follow. Since 2006 I have done extensive research and educated my self on nutrition. What I discovered and experienced, first hand, is that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is making us sick because it consists of pseudo-foods made with artificial ingredients and preservatives. These foods are also heavily processed. When we get sick we rely way too much on medications which only treat symptoms and not the root causes of the problems.