The Natural Life Shop
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when my children were small. I decided way back then that I would not let this condition rule my life and searched for alternative ways to deal with the condition. I have managed to overcome it by simply modifying my diet and lifestyle, even though I was told by my Rheumatologist that I would never be able to do it, I am living proof that it is possible! I questioned the norm and encourage everyone to question their own health options. This is why I run the Natural Life Shop and enjoy doing what I do.
Being blessed with a son 17 years ago I was determined to keep him healthy drug free. I applied for a job at The Natural Life Shop to learn how. Ten years on and I have never looked back. Every day I learn something new and working with lovely people makes this a pleasure.
The Natural Life Shop has always been a big part of my life, from doing the weekly shop here, way back when I was a child, to now, being part of the team for the past four years. My parents have always wanted me and my younger brother to have the best and natural upbringing as possible, so having The Natural Life Shop in the same village helped make that possible! I learn something new every day and have the chance to help and make a positive difference to people’s lives, the best thing about our shop are the customers who visit.
One of the reasons I moved to Cranleigh back in the 90s was because it had a great Health food shop. I had a young family at the time and wanted to give them the best start in life. 'We are what we eat' seemed a good rule of thumb, organic food, chemical free cleaning products, safe and effective body care and a super range of natural, safe supplements and herbal remedies to help them through those childhood illnesses. After a few years I had got to know Angie and her team and started work on a part time basis. I am still here, I think that says it all! I also offer Arvigo® Therapy and holistic massage therapy. You can check out my website and find out what I do by visiting www.amandaporter.co.uk
I was drawn to natural products, by Angie as a result of a business trip to Kenya, when she as a long-time friend gave me some Grapefruit Seed Extract, with the instructions "Use it for everything, to keep tummy bugs away".
It worked and I kept bug free, and so did my business colleagues, from then on I was hooked. I joined Natural Life in 2002, and have never looked back, and certainly never stopped learning. As the only male member of staff, I feel privileged to work with such a great bunch of Girls.
Meet the Team
Having been part of Natural Life since the very beginning I cannot imagine ever being anywhere else. It is really interesting, I’ve gained so much knowledge along the way, and I just never stop learning or questioning things. It really opens your mind. I love the way our shop changes people’s lives for the better. The customers are great and it’s a happy place to be.