I just got back from the most amazing weekend in NYC attending my first class at Institute for Integrative Nutrition. When Joshua Rosenthal, the founder of the school walked on stage, there was a standing ovation unlike anything I had ever seen. The clapping, cheering and overall excitement of the several thousand students in the Roosevelt Room at the Jazz at Lincoln Center seemed to shake the floor. I felt like Van Halen just walked on stage to perform a rock concert. Rosenthal later went on to say that nutrition can be a boring topic so he wanted to teach in a way where people walked out of the room “electrified”. I truly believe that he accomplished what he set out to do. The excitement and energy was just mind blowing. Depsite the fact that I am living on the opposite side of the country from where I want to be living, I knew right at that moment that standing in that room in the middle of Manhattan was exactly where I needed to be……..