Before there was ever a juice shop, we were just a family taking care of each other. It all began in 1998 when, as a freshman in high school, Charlie Gulick, (oldest brother and Juice Shop co-founder) returned from a surfing trip in Central America extremely ill. After four years, many misdiagnoses, and countless unsuccessful surgeries, he was finally diagnosed with a rare liver condition called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Told he would have to endure a lifetime of endoscopic procedures and ultimately a liver transplant, our family looked for an alternative approach. At the world-renowned Hippocrates Health Institute, Charlie was placed on a strict regimen of raw vegan food, with an emphasis on detoxification through juicing. The results showed immediately, not only in how he felt (his symptoms had vanished), but in blood analysis as well (his liver functions were back to normal). When he returned home after a six weeks, the entire family decided to support Charlie by going raw and committing to the juicing lifestyle.After a year of being symptom-free, Charlie's doctors were nothing short of amazed, calling it a "miraculous recovery." It's been close to a decade since he saw the inside of a surgery room and he has never felt better. Today, Juice Shop is three brothers—Charlie, Ben, and Jake—and Charlie's wife, Lina, plus and amazing team of people who support Juice Shop on the day to day. We share our story to encourage others to come to us with theirs. And because juicing allowed us to face our own health challenges, we feel better prepared to help others in their paths towards whole health. We believe that food has the power to transform a life, if you want to be part of this transformation apply now!