Letter From The Founder #4: The Story of a Guy, Gluten, and a Bar.
Like many pursuits in life, this one started out with a selfish objective: I simply wanted to feel better. I was in my late 20s, led a generally healthy lifestyle, but felt like my body was falling apart. Eventually I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, and the resulting gluten-free diet was life-changing. Within two weeks I felt better than I could ever remember. I clearly remember those first days of being able to move without joint pain. It was glorious. For years, I had been focused on eating well, but it wasn't until this time that I truly realized the impact what you put in your body can have on your health. At the time, I was traveling everywhere for my sales job. That could mean an all-day car trip to see a customer or a 15-hour flight to China or Australia. My personal favorites were the overnight flights to Brazil. Upon arrival, I would change from sweat pants to business clothes, in the airport bathroom. Then I would go straight to work pretending I felt great. There was no time for excuses; it was my job and I certainly didn't have the luxury of a