Celebrating Spring’s Organics
Today we are featuring a young woman named Spring Tyrone. She is the owner of Spring’s Organics. Spring is a mom to four beautiful children, husband to one decorated firefighter, and friend to many who seek her counsel on matters of both the heart and the gut.
When asked, Mrs. Tyrone related that her “elevator speech” is simple;
“I do organic meal prep for health conscious individuals.”
Spring’s relationship with food has always been at the forefront of her life but it wasn’t until her youngest son needed help that she began her present journey.
“When our 5-year-olds teachers sent a request to speak with us we assumed it was just rambunctious boy stuff. Instead, we were told that he needed “medication”; they believed he had ADD/ADHD or some form of autism. I am not a fan of pharmaceuticals, especially where my children are concerned so I called a local MD Nutritionist, Dr. Rector, who had been referred to me by another health conscious mom. When I called to make the appointment he was very frank: ‘I’m scheduling the appointment a few weeks out, but if he is still on sugar don’t even bother to bring him in because I can’t help him while he’s on sugar.’ ”
Spring was determined to give her son and her whole family the best future possible and so she studied, learning all that she could as a layperson about food and nutrition and how what we put in our body affects the body and the mind. She read Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha C. McBride and recommends it highly. She received counsel from others who had benefitted from changing their diet and had sustained the results by making GAPS a lifestyle, not just a diet.
“We saw a difference in our son by the time we took him to the appointment. Just eliminating the sweets from his diet had helped tremendously. And then I learned more and was convinced that organic food and eating clean is much better for us.”
Spring also learned that eating a healthier organic diet is more expensive, and that was the genesis for Spring’s Organics.
“I wanted a way to supplement our income while still being available to my husband and children. Learning about organic cooking afforded me the ability to remain in the home while supplementing my income in a way I could feel good about. I know my service helps people on their journey toward health and that makes me feel good.”
Her first clients were family, then friends, then friends of the family and so on. Being part of a large community made it easy to get referrals and soon she was working with a local gym offering healthy meals at a reasonable price.
According to a Harvard study published in the British Medical Journal Online, the cost of eating healthy is indeed higher on the front end but is trivial when compared to the health cost of eating a Standard American Diet. According to Spring, and most health experts it is easier and cheaper to eat healthy than treat diet/lifestyle related diseases.
Spring warns that this choice is a commitment. You have to choose to eat healthily and you have to keep choosing every day. “Getting off sugar was hard! Getting my children off sugar was really hard. Sugar affects so many parts of our body and mind. But I keep at it because I see the results. And when I get off the diet for any reason, like a vacation or a holiday or whatever, I feel it and I see the changes in my children. The first result of changing my diet was a sound mind. By that I mean I felt more able to think and make decisions; I felt calmer. Secondly, my PMS symptoms, which have always been severe, just went away. It was about removing the toxins from our body through nutrition.”
Spring recommends that “the key to healthy eating is being prepared. People are ‘time poor’ today and being prepared is essential.”
Spring spends all day Sunday preparing meals for her customers and her family but she says that it is well worth it.
“What finally clicked for me was that I had to save myself first. I encourage anyone who wants to change their family’s diet, to begin with, and for you. Others will see your results and be more likely to follow your lead.”
She learned from her husband, a 20-year veteran firefighter that you have to be strong enough yourself before you can help someone else.