In 2008, we started our family through the gift of international adoption. During this process we learned our beautiful new daughter was very ill with a heart defect caused by Agent Orange. She required emergency open heart surgery at eight months of age which mended her heart yet left her very fragile. A few months later, when we were finally united with her in Vietnam, we began her journey of healing. As a new mom, I was determined to do things as naturally as possible for this precious baby. I studied apitherapy as a hobby and was fascinated by its potential. I also studied the science of the nasal mucosa and it’s importance to our immune system. It just made sense to marry the two concepts and attack symptoms at the colonization zone (the nose) while supporting this delicate biome.
In the beginning I kept little mason jars of my remedy in the fridge and asked everyone I knew to try it. The feedback was tremendous. Everyone had similar experiences of having colds that were less severe or “nipped in the bud”. With this encouragement we began to explore the complex journey of bringing a product to market. Five years later we are happily reaching families like ours across the nation. I’m so thrilled to feel the shift in our world towards more natural living and I’m honored to be even a small part of it.
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Meet the Founder
Joyce is available to speak on the following topics:
- Nasal biome and immune function
- Seasonal illness and allergies
- How to avoid getting sick in a germy world
- Natural product development
- Entrepreneurship for women