A story of love, authenticity and healing. My journey began with summers at my grandmother’s house as a child. When I think about what beauty means to me, I think about the things instilled in me by my grandmother. My grandmother was a beautiful woman inside and out and every summer my sister and I would visit her in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Every morning we had fresh squeezed orange juice, a boiled egg, tea and a fresh piece of bread from a nearby bakery. My grandmother had a natural remedy for any and every ailment. We brushed our teeth with baking soda and only used pure and simple products on our skin and hair. We drank a crazy amount of water and walked everywhere. My grand mother believed in simplicity to say the least and the first week or two was always an adjustment for us, but like most children we adapted. As time went on I looked forward to summers at Grandma’s, I distinctively remember feeling like I had a GLOW when I left her house each summer, my teeth were bright white, my skin was smooth and my hair was thick and shiny and most important my spirit was full. My Grandmother was a simple yet radiant women until the day she died. She was truly remarkable.
Fast Forward ten years later. Green Gold’s journey began in 2001 when I had chronic stomach pains and couldn’t find the cause. I visited a myriad of doctors and no one had answers. A good friend of mine suggested a holistic doctor and I was definitely interested because at that point I had tried everything. In life, we all have defining moments… this experience was the catalyst to get me back to the lifestyle introduced by my grandmother. The visit was an eye opening experience. He got to the root of my stomach issues, which was my diet. He suggested that I include more organic fruits and vegetables to help assist with digestion. I experienced a tremendous difference in just one month and from that point I began my quest for healing. I began to look closely at not only the ingredients going inside my body but the ingredients going on my body as well.