Organic Health Now is a mission based collective of like-minded people focused on encouraging others through sharing knowledge, research and experiences that align with a more healthy organic lifestyle.
Hello, my name is Anna. I grew up in Texas and created this website as a labor of love.
I am a mother, daughter, sister, friend, artist, lover, and follower of Christ.
With so many new organic products flooding the market, I wanted to create an online destination where I could curate some of my favorite organic/health products, food, recipes, and research. Shining a spotlight on health and nutrition has become a passion of mine.
It all started with this little guy.
My son and his story is the real fire starter of my passion for nutrition.
Mommy’s little fighter was born with a birth defect called duodenal atresia.
This is a partial or complete blockage of the duodenum, the first part of the smaller intestine. “The absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients begins in the duodenum.”
We recently were on NBC talking about some conditions of his birth defect.
Preterm Labor x2 + Premature Birth x Birth Defect = NICU
He came early at 35 weeks and as soon as he was delivered, he was taken away.
I didn’t get to hold him or look at him. Time was crucial for his survival. After all, we must be able to eat and digest food to survive, right?
I watched a home video of them frantically rubbing him down to record measurements and check vitals while he was in surgery.
He died during surgery, but God had another plan.
We thank our Heavenly Father every day for keeping him with us. His surgery was a success!
Then we spent the next three months in the NICU healing and recovering.
During that time he suffered from a failure to thrive (FTT), Jaundice, and threw up after every meal. He threw up so often, ask me about sleeping upright in a recliner for his first year.
At one point in the NICU, we had everyone in our spiritual circle (and at the hospital) praying for poop.
It was the first sign that his body would function normally after surgery on his own, so it was a critical first step in his survival.
The Next Battle: US vs. NEC
Just as things seemed to be looking up, he developed medical NEC or Necrotizing Enterocolitis while he was still healing from surgery.
His doctors sat us down and sternly advised us to stay away from gluten, dairy, meats, and processed food.
Probiotics, superfoods, and organic-based whole food are his best bet. No artificial and chemical ridden crap.
Immunity starts in the gut, and our little guy’s gut and immune system have been compromised from the very beginning.
Anything hard to digest or that causes inflammation could cause a more severe reaction in him and already have.
We discovered when he gets a fever spike, he has febrile seizures – a condition in some children that makes them more susceptible to seizures when their temperature gets too high.
As of right now, a common cold or virus can put him in the hospital.
What Is The Best Defense?
A healthy immune system and a balanced diet, free of pesticides and harsh chemicals that are hard to digest. What better reason than my son’s health to be inspired to get a nutritional degree?
Well, there is more…
A year after he was born, I was diagnosed with cancer.
My son’s journey was a wake-up call, but my diagnosis was a sit-down, be quiet and take notes.
Again, life was teaching our family how important health is, and that all starts with what we put in our bodies.
Through all the trials and tribulations, we have sustained our faith and continue to count our blessings.
Regardless of the physical and emotional scars – they are but reminders of how fragile and precious life is.
It is by God’s grace we are still here and we believe he has put us here for a purpose.
My son’s story and my journey created a passion filled mission.
After asking around, I noticed other people, families, and parents had their own stories of why they too were looking for something real, natural and chemical free.
We are not alone.
God, my family, and friends mean everything to me.
I decided to share my journey in case it can help anyone going through similar things.
Other passions of mine are singing, writing, and visual storytelling. Music, dance, film, and photography have been instrumental in shaping the person I am today.
If you want to understand what inspires me, look no further than your favorite scripture, song, movie or recipe. Aside from God and taking care of my family, connecting people to authentic and meaningful experiences is a big part of what makes me, me.
We sincerely hope this website helps you on your journey to a healthier organic lifestyle.
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Profits made go towards website/hosting fees (5%), more relevant/useful content (30%), business-related dues (20%), paying off medical bills (20%), finishing my nutritional degree (10%) and 15% of every penny we make goes directly to a local charity/non-profit or church!
To those of you who are on this journey with us, supporting what we do and our mission, THANK YOU! We sincerely appreciate and reciprocate the love from the bottom of our hearts!