“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”-Mahatma Gandhi
Every day people are faced with challenges, for some it is the need to manage a health challenge and make each day as pleasant as possible. For others, it could be taking care of a loved one struggling with a medical challenge. For these people the struggle is real, the experiences are live changing, some of the founders featured in this article have lived through these experiences.
People like Jacquelyn Turner-Haury who felt the pain but didn’t allow it to stop her, instead found her purpose and decided to create products she believe will help others.
These founders have different stories, different experiences but one thing in common they observed a need and bravely stepped up to create the change they want to see in the world.
Jacquelyn Turner-Haury was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease while she was still in high school, during this time she struggled with the treatment options that were available to her. With support from her family she shifted her lifestyle and focused on a nutrient dense diet which included moringa. It was during this time that she discovered the importance of nutrition to health and well being. She believes consuming moringa relieved her inflammatory symptoms and made the disease more manageable. She started her company Feramoringa to share the richness of moringa with the hope of helping others. Her products are in stores in New York City and will be launching new line of products soon
As a physician-scientist, health & wellness has always been of interest to Onikepe Adegbola. Her family member was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and found relief consuming a low FODMAP diet. “Unfortunately following the diet is a challenge because it was so difficult and time consuming to find suitable foods in the store. I was inspired to start a healthy low FODMAP brand to take the stress out of eating and shopping for the 30- 45 million Americans with IBS.” said Adegbola
Her company Casa de Sante produce all-natural spice mixes, salad dressings, sauces and salsa. The company also provides nutritionist support, bowl tracking apps, meal plans and shopping list. According to the company their products are tested in the laboratory by the FODMAP friendly program to ensure that the products are low in FODMAP. Onikepe a physician also holds PhD degrees from John Hopkins University and graduate medical education from Columbia University. Casa de Santes founded in 2017 reported a 6 figure revenue within the first year.
Sharon Brown is a nutritionist and certified GAPS practitioner who has worked with several clients during her career. She actually discovered bone broth while…