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We all have a story, and a reason behind our mission to maximize our health… this is ours! Our story and lifestyle changes, began years ago.
Many of my health struggles started as a teenager. At the age of sixteen, I was a passenger in a devastating motor vehicle accident which took the life of my big brother, and almost took mine. Laying there, beside his lifeless body for over an hour, I knew my life would never be the same. I was extremely lucky not to succumb to my injuries, still be able to walk following a spinal injury (and still have my right foot, which they were convinced they wouldn’t be able to save). Following over a dozen surgeries, I struggled through emotional and physical rehabilitation and I was taking at least 10 prescription drugs per day (narcotics, blood thinners, etc.). My body couldn’t handle it anymore. I started getting several side effects and developed an intolerance for most. This was almost a blessing, because that’s when my family doctor introduced me to “Alternative Medicine”. After over a year of dealing with excruciating pain in my back and both ankles (fractures, pins and plates), having issues with my digestive system (perforated colon and colostomy – which has since been reversed) and several other issues (including PTSD), I discovered reflexology and acupuncture. It completely transformed my life! I didn’t need anymore prescription drugs to deal with the pain, my anxiety, nausea, etc. I spent most of my young adult life researching and learning about holistic/ natural treatments. I was able to learn how to live a “normal” life again, as “normal” as it could get without my loving, adventurous, amazing big brother, my hero.
Fast-forward to years later, when I married my soulmate, the love of my life! My new husband and I were excited to start a family and have a little bundle of joy to add to our happiness. Little did we know, we were heading down a LONG emotional road. We struggled through years of infertility, several heartbreaking miscarriages and fertility treatments (both holistic and Western Medicine). Following further testing, our Doctors came to the conclusion that our fertility issue was categorized as “unexplained infertility”, and that the trauma my body had gone through had little to no impact on this particular “issue”. Determined to find the cause, I started researching further and made numerous changes to our way of life. I spent nights/ years reading about several toxins, chemicals and pesticides used on/in our food, others to make beauty products, more for household cleaners, new furniture, etc. Our trips to the grocery store and health food stores turned into hours of reading labels, understanding labels, researching many of what seemed to be marketing tactics (all empty claims and promises), even on many “pure”, “green” or “organic” products!!
Frustrated, I came across Miessence (pronounced My Essence) while searching online for ORGANIC TO FOOD STANDARDS products – which I thought would have been impossible to find. The more I read about Miessence, their products, the company values, their mission, the more I had to be a part of this amazing company! That is how Miessence became a part of our family… and how we also became a part of the Miessence family.
You might be wondering “What happened to our desire to have a family?”. The GREAT news is, although it took us eight years with numerous lifestyle changes, my husband and I are proud parents of two little miracles – both conceived naturally! Now, we choose Miessence because our family deserves the best, the purest and healthiest products, because our children need a healthy Planet for a bright future and finally, because I finally found certified organic to food standards, non-GMO, raw and handmade products that I can trust and love.
We are thrilled to be your Miessence Independent Representatives.
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All content on this website is the result of personal experience and years of research. Isabelle Gagnon-Birch, Healthy Ways Organics is not a trained medical professional or nutritionist and takes no responsibility for any issues arising from advice given on this website. Before making changes to your diet and if you have any health issues or questions, please always seek the advice of your practitioner and/or family doctor first.
In short, here are some facts about the Miessence (pronounced My Essence);
– Miessence was awarded organic certification in January of 2001. It is the world’s first certified organic skin care and cosmetic range, and it is tested by a third-party;
– All ingredients that enter the production process must be officially certified organic first;
– All products leave the warehouse have to pass a multi-faceted quality control test;
– Products are made with no fillers, no toxins and are delivered fresh to your door;
– Products are hand-made in a unique cold formulation to ensure potency, living active ingredients;
– The manufacturing processes AND freight distribution is 110% carbon negative (which means they offset more than they emit in the manufacturing, transportation and promotion processes);
– All organic (and wild-harvested) ingredients are sources from certified organic land;
– Miessence believes in sourcing farmers who are fair-trade protected.
Certifications Read further about these certifications.
There are three categories;
1) Certified Organic to food-grade standards,
2) Certified Organic (cosmetic) and,
3) Made with certified Organic Ingredients (registered products).
To find out more about Miessence, Narelle Chenery, Colin Chenery, Alf Orpen, the ingredients they use, ingredients they shun and much more, please visit my Miessence Independent Representative Website.
A big thank you to some of our Photographers
Nicole Houle (Eco-Friendly)
Daphné Gagnon (Mind, Body and Soul)