Lisa Chin, Founder

I never thought I’d be “crunchy granola”.

Alright, so I’m not that crunchy. I have a corporate desk job where I wear business casual and live in the city. I don’t have a garden, and it’s a struggle to keep my house plants alive. But I do my best to eat well and organically when possible, support my body with 1 mile runs and regular visits to the chiropractor, and feed my soul by indulging in all things healthy living and sharing it with whoever will listen.

My life changed nine years ago when I learned that what we eat gives us more than just dishes to clean and love handles. In fact, I learned of this crazy notion that food was medicine. It brought my life long love affair with food (I considered attending culinary school instead of college) to a whole new level. I applied my research and analytical background to discover as much as I could on the connection between food and our bodies, and that research opened up a whole new world for me.

A pivotal turning point in my journey was enrolling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I received a certification in holistic health coaching. Through coaching clients, leading cleanses and more and much more research, I concluded that health is a complicated, personal journey – a whirlpool of emotions, beliefs, and struggles where circumstances don’t always allow you to do the “right” thing. No matter the “expert” advice, it is up to the individual to determine what steps work best for them and take action.

My life changed in another major way last year when I became a mom. Because of my daughter, I ask even more questions about what is in my food and what products are safest to bring into my home. I can’t tell you the number of Google searches I’ve done in the past year. Making the best choice for my family’s health continues to be a process, made even tougher as I balance all of my priorities, but it has never been more important.

Though I’m still technically a new mom, I can honestly say moms have it the toughest. You have to attend not only to your own health but also your family’s. That means understanding each family member’s challenges, allergies, quirks and preferences. As the glue that keeps the house tidy, the family on schedule, and everyone’s bellies full – all while also working – you don’t have time to read all of the conflicting health information out there. You need someone to help cut through the clutter and give you clear information on how to take care of everyone.

That’s what you’ll find at The Healthy Aisle. We take a close look at all of the products we feature before they make it on our site and into your home. That means we see if they meet Our Standards as well as third party expert sites like the Environmental Working Group – making it easy for you to switch out your not-so-great chemically products for better, non-toxic alternatives. Because it can’t all be about shopping (our wallets just couldn’t handle that), you’ll also find peppered throughout the site tried and true tips and inspirational stories on taking care of your mind, body, home and family all while being a super awesome mom.

If you’ve ever got any questions, feedback or just wanna share a mommy war story, send me a note anytime. I would love to hear from  you!

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Jeannette Li, Author

By day, I solve complex technical problems so that Fortune 500 companies can run their businesses seamlessly.

By night, I solve the impossible like getting my 1 year old to eat and juggling a billion tasks with my husband so that our household can run efficiently throughout the week.

At the end of the day, I’m a pro multi-tasker, a big picture thinker, a diligent software developer, a loving daughter, a crazy wife and a super mom. I squeeze every second of the day to fulfill all of my roles while staying true to myself and I’d like to share my journey and lessons with you.

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Marie Ramm, Author

I’m a country girl at heart, navigating life in the city with my amazing husband.

I’m an occasional marathoner with a deep passion for running, yoga, and fueling my body right to optimize my performance in both.

An introvert who loves people, my best days are spent surrounded by my family and friends, enjoying good food, wrapped up in good conversation.

I love a strong cup of coffee, purple-blue hydrangeas, Americana music, and the peacefulness of the early morning.

With a passion for learning and teaching, I can’t wait to share my experiences in health, wellness, and life with you.

I’m so glad you’re here!

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