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Being creative is what energizes me.

My farm in the lush, green, West Kootenay area, is my canvas.

I have a deep passion for living off the earth and using food as medicine.

One day, my sister-in-law Ursula, shared some water kefir grains with me.

Buying the right supplies in my small town was almost impossible.

Off I went to neighboring towns, on a mission to get the right water kefir making supplies.

This has got to be easier, I thought.

I finally started brewing, but in all honesty, I had no idea what I was doing and I was overwhelmed.

I didn’t want to get botulism or e coli!

Off to the internet I went.

It seemed like everyone had a different opinion.

This has got to be easier, I thought.

Eventually, through trial and error, I got better at making basic water kefir and I began to look for recipes and experiment with flavours.

I began to look forward to drinking my latest concoctions while I made dinner each night.

My bloating had significantly decreased and people kept telling me that I was looking really good.

The only thing that I had changed, was drinking water kefir on a daily basis.

I watched the news one night and the American Health Association announced that there was finally proof that gut health and brain health are connected and that probiotics are beneficial.

That was the moment Happy Gut was born.

It became my mission to teach people about fermentation and to make water kefir accessible to everyone.

I began intensely studying the effects of probiotics and gut health.

My family worked hard to put in a certified kitchen, (the ‘Grow Op’) into our home.

I began growing water kefir grains on a large scale and they began to multiply profusely.

I had struck the perfect combination of fresh, mineral rich water and mixed organic sugars to achieve an explosion of beautiful, plump, water kefir grains.

The development of the kit, packaging and website began.

I was thoroughly enjoying the journey.

Giving back is imperative for my company.

I joined forces with the We Work! program to employ people with disabilities.

3 lovely girls began working at Happy Gut and are now a part of the team.

My mantra is, “From Humble Beginnings” and I refer to it when challenges arise.

Happy Gut is on a mission to teach you how to bring back radiance and energy to your life by providing a simple way to add naturally fermented products to your daily routine.

I look forward to adding beauty, vitality and nourishment to your everyday life.

Now let’s get brewing!

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