Dr. Occhiogrosso began studying natural health in the early 1990s. After suffering from prostate issues himself for 10 years, Dr. Occhiogrosso was told by his Urologist that he may have prostate cancer. Choosing to fight this naturally, he set a deadline that if he could not reverse or at least improve his condition, he would seek medical attention, including a biopsy. Five months later, in August of 2001, using nutrition, lifestyle changes, vitamins, minerals, and several herbs, he had reduced his PSA by more than half to 3.5, increased his free PSA slightly and considerably reduced his bouts of urinary urgency and erectile dysfunction. He received diplomas from Trinity College of Natural Health as a Doctor of Naturopathy, Master Herbalist, along with a certificate in nutritional counseling. To this day, he continues studying natural products both formally and informally, and is a member in good standing of the Tampa, Florida chapter of the Certified Natural Health Professionals.