- So goes diet, so goes health. While my diet fluctuated, so too did my health. As a young man, I could eat anything and still look good, feel good, and bring lots of energy wherever I went. Back then I also walked everywhere, lifted weights, and was a lot more active. Yet, bad health grew within me. I remember my first kidney stone. I thought I was going to die. At one point I wished for death to end the extreme agony I was in. That memory is tattooed in my consciousness.