A mission-based collective focused on encouraging others through sharing knowledge, research, and experiences aligning with a 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, creator, lover, and follower of Christ.
Organic products are flooding the market and not all are worth their weight in gold. So we are curating the best organic/health products, food, recipes, methods, news, and research here.
Shining a spotlight on health, wellness, and nutrition is 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 sporadically rare birth defect called duodenal atresia.
This is a partial or complete blockage of the duodenum, the first part of the smaller intestine.
We were featured 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 feel free to ask me about sleeping upright in a recliner every night for his first year of life.
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.
NEC is a serious disease that occurs when the intestinal tissue become damaged and begins to die. It most often affects premature infants in the NICU.
We had 12-24 hrs to know whether we caught it in time or not. Another intensive prayer meeting took place. I faced death again and cried out for help. God is good.
After his recovery from medical NEC, his doctors sat us down and sternly advised us to stay away from gluten, dairy, processed foods, and absolutely NO vaccines. They mentioned that less meat is better for him because it is harder on the system to digest.
He needed our help.
Probiotics, superfoods, and organic-based whole food are his best bet. No artificial and chemical ridden crap.
Immunity starts in the gut, so our little guy’s immune system has been compromised from the very beginning.
Anything hard to digest or that causes inflammation could cause a more severe reaction in him and already has.
After suffering a car wreck 6 months later, he had his first febrile seizure. (OMG)
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 and Food Science degree?
Well, there is one more reason…ME.
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 our physical and emotional scars – they are daily 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.
I will never give up.
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, songwriting, education, and visual storytelling. Music, belly dance, film, and photography have been instrumental in shaping the person I am today.
My skills include 6 yrs of digital marketing strategy at a revered digital agency in Dallas. This experienced birthed my own boutique digital consulting and customer engagement agency.
If you want to understand what inspires me, look no further than your favorite scripture, book, song, movie, or recipe. I have a Protagonist Personality (ENFJ) and am a creative problem solver. 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.
You can add things to your cart, from our curated list of tried, tested, and recommended products. When you are ready to checkout, you will be redirected to Amazon with the products you selected.
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Profits made go towards website/hosting fees (5%), more relevant/useful content (30%), business-related dues (20%), paying off medical expenses (20%), finishing my nutritional/food science 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!