Ryan has studied at Asia’s oldest medical college – GOA Medical College. His Master Degree in Biochemistry has a unique perspective as it is one of the only courses in India to have been conducted in a medical hospital. His fondness for the subject grew as he mentored under the medical Dean of Goa Medical College Dr Shanti, whom he ascribes as his first Guru. With hundreds of patients turning out daily in the government hospital, Ryan trained first hand on how blood tests can diagnose people and diseases. While traditional medicine requires introduction of drugs, Ryan realised that food plays a key role in removing triggers or healing patients in the long run.
In 1997, Ryan was selected for the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship Program in the United Kingdom. With a fully paid scholarship he proceeded to the University of Strathcylde in Scotland for another Master of Science in “Food Biotechnology”.
Ryan was certain that foods can heal the body, and proceeded to learn how foods can be engineered to have better properties. Ryan’s dissertation on “yeast and it longevity” was the beginning of a journey where he asked “how can humans eat to live longer and better”.
Ryan returned to India in 1999 to move away from the lab and jump ahead first in a sales job. Being a people’s person he did not want the confines of a lab in India and want to work with an International division of Unilivers called “Cater Plan”.
He had to convince food preparations gurus like Michelin Star Chefs and Caterers the value of nutrition, safety and hygiene of better prepared foods using quality raw materials or finished products. Ryan’s nutrition perception changed when he joined Nutralite, one of the world’s largest manufacturers in food supplements. His job was to educate, train common people to understand nutrition, digest it and relive their life with better nutrition alignment.