Why We Started Even
Through my teens, 20’s and 30’s I have seen so many of my college friends, colleagues, neighbors, mom friends and workout buddies at the gym take oral contraceptives AKA “the pill” and complain about their symptoms. One friend told me, “Sarah I got on the pill because I didn’t want to get pregnant but while on the pill I don’t want to have sex. How ironic is that?!” It turns out that she was not alone and there were other complaints as well: mood swings, weight gain, headaches, nausea, fatigue, breakouts and more. And I could relate. I took the pill when I was first married and felt “weird” and “off” and wasn’t really sure why.
Fast forward to a Master’s degree in Nutrition, 13 years in clinical practice, endless hours reading and research along with discussions with my medical doctor colleagues, I saw a pattern. Modern medicine has provided many advancements that help us live better lives BUT medications are known to increase the needs of certain nutrients and may contribute to some of the symptoms people experience while on their medication. This is something known as drug-nutrient interactions, and they are well documented in scientific literature. Basically, individuals taking medications have unique nutrient needs.
So I started thinking. Is there a way that people can continue to get the benefits of their medications AND feel awesome? And why has no one done this yet!? The information is there, we just needed to connect the dots. Even Health was created based on the belief that millions of people can enjoy the benefits of their medications and support their biochemistry to feel better; to feel balanced.
To your health,