It started with my father. His wealth of naturopathic knowledge, and experiences involving the therapeutic and healing power of foods and herbs, became the foundation. Later, I built on this foundation with personal experiences--moments when I felt the naturopathic approach save, nourish, and enhance my life. As I lived and learned more, I realized that the foundation that my father had helped build became my passion, and as I added more to the building, my passion developed into a dream. And like my father, I shared my knowledge and experiences with my son, Edward, and so we began to build our dream together--Puerta a la Vida. For many years we worked alongside the most accomplished and innovative physicians and scientists, and we defined our dream: To create a truly healthy lifestyle retreat using cutting-edge, results-based protocols. - Ion Zaydelman, Founder.