With tears forming, my oldest friend faced me to express that he wouldn’t give up on his children… This was Summer the of 2014, about 6 months after Seth’s son, Bennett, was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder along with other symptoms, indicating that he was at risk for developing Autism. After some diligent research, Seth and Gabby carefully transitioned their family’s diet to incorporate more whole, plant-based foods, knowing that there was nothing to lose. Within that 6 month window, Bennett’s pediatricians noticed his growth and were amazed that he was now communicating and reading at the level of his peers! Because of their empowered perspective and discipline, Seth and Gabby have been an inspiration to myself and countless others as well as a catalyst in cultivation and development of Eufloria. To learn more, check out Seth’s story or reach out directly to him!
Within weeks of that night on my back porch, I had quickly invested hours online researching journals and articles, eventually stumbling onto the emerging science behind the human microbiome. Not only was there a connection to autism but countless other chronic issues and diseases as well. Whether by causation or correlation, one’s health is intricately linked to the microbes that inhabit them and within minutes the composition/quantity can change in response to choices that one makes.
The more I immersed myself into the world of the microbiome, the more I began understanding the true nature of the world around me. I vividly recall imagining this shifted perspective like the movie, “Horton Hears a Who”, finally giving scale to the depth of the universe and knowing that every move I make, can lead to an earthquake in “Whoville”. This newfound realization was the affirmation I needed to build the foundation for helping others making healthier choices, on thought/action at time, showing them the true implications of “the butterfly effect”.