What would you do if your precious two year old child lost the ability to speak and started crying up to 12 hours a day? What if the doctors told you your child now had a lifelong disorder that had no cure? That was the reality we faced when our sweet Joe turned two years old. Over the course of 5 months he lost all the words he had been using and cried all the time. He was quickly diagnosed with autism and we were told his only hope was intensive therapy 30-40 hours a week!! We did not accept this! We asked about special diets and alternatives and were told by psychiatrists and autism "experts" that these things didn't work. Thankfully, we talked to other parents who had been down this road before us and they gave us hope! We quickly changed Joe's diet and one of the most important additions was probiotics! Joe didn't care for most powdered supplements or sauerkraut but he LOVED kombucha! Aimee tried making it at home but it tasted awful. Thankfully Doug took over when he saw how much Aimee was spending on store bought brands that were often altered to lessen the probiotic benefit. Doug didn't even like kombucha so he set out to make one that tasted great and still retained the health qualities. He succeeded and not only did Joe love it but soon friends and family were asking if they could buy bottles from us!
Our first miracle was the grape flavor. Everyone loved it! Kids drank it like a soda and adults were shocked it was a healthy beverage. From there Doug played around with lots of flavors and teas to find the best combinations. Our current line in stores include grape, lemonade and rosehip hibiscus as these are our three customer favorites. We also make direct to consumer flavors including lemongrass-ginger, grapefruit-pear-lavender, strawberry and more with fresh squeezed juices. Doug is always playing around with new flavors and loves ideas! Never hesitate to call or email with your requests!
We hope you enjoy our kombucha and the delicious way to get probiotics into your body as much as we enjoy making it! We are happy to report that less than two years later, Joe has recovered from autism. His recovery to full health is not complete but with a special diet full of probiotics and homeopathy, we are happy he has recovered so much and know that he will make a full recovery. His recent speech evaluation placed him at a 4 year old level even though he's only 3.5. This is quite the jump from the 9/10 month old level he was assessed at when he was 2.5 years old! He interacts with other kids in a typical fashion and loves other people. No one ever suspects he was once diagnosed with autism.
So never give up hope! Don't listen to those who tell you nothing can be done about chronic or lifelong disorders. Food heals and for many issues, healing starts in the gut!