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.
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, managing the day to day running of the store alongside Angie. 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!
I started at the shop when I started to retrain as a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist. Similarly to Angie, I came to the health arena as a result of my own health issues! It was what prompted me to retrain and I absolutely love seeing the difference our advice and support can make to the health and wellbeing of our customers. It never ceases to amaze me how the most seemingly trivial changes can reap the most incredible benefits. I also love how collaborative the gang are here! We're always bouncing ideas for customers off each other and everyone has such a different perspective that we always manage to find a way to help no matter how complex the issues!
If you would like to book in for a Naturopathic Nutrition consultation with me, please take a Hedgerow Health card from the counter for my details.
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
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.
I'm new to the team at Natural Life and am really enjoying learning about our products. I've lived in the village for most of my life and it feels like I've discovered a new side to the local community through our customers here.
I started working at the shop in October 2019. I've been brought up vegan and it's great to work in such an open minded, ethical and progressive place! I love getting to see new products as they come in to the store and it's great working with such a variety of customers!
Ellie worked at the shop for many, many years!
Currently recording her second album and you can find her music across all streaming platforms under Eleanore and the Lost.
When not recording, Ellie can be found managing our Facebook page, whenever you're chatting with us there, it'll be our lovely Ellie you're talking to!