To drop out of medicine after one year of internship, there was very little professional or social support for that. I wanted to be licensed as a general practitioner, and at that time almost everyone that I knew went on to specialty training, so that was a big decision. Secondly, I did not hear other physicians questioning the risks of the methods that they were using. And the things that I was most interested in — mind/body interactions, for example, natural medicine, the use of plants in medicine — there was nobody doing those kinds of things. And so it was a very lonely path that I proceeded on when I left professional medicine.