At the age of 32, Mary Siragusa got sick.
Her doctors recommended she see a specialist immediately. Already a believer in the power of whole foods -- as a teenager, she served sprouted grain sandwiches to lifeguards out of a juice bar in North Miami Beach -- Siragusa decided to try improving her health on her own terms. She walked out of the doctor's office, picked up an Acme juicer, and started her first juice cleanse.
Though she prefers not to speak about her previous ailments in detail, she claims it worked; she immediately felt better and has been trying to help others manage their health and well-being through whole foods ever since.