In 2016, I had the opportunity to donate a kidney to my cousin who was suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Unfortunately, this disease runs in my family, and we've experienced its devastating effects for generations. Our family has undergone 5 kidney transplants within the recent years with mine being the most recent. During the recovery process, I was advised to change my diet to protect my remaining kidney. I learned that reducing my sodium intake and eliminating sugar from my diet was essential for maintaining my kidney health.
As I adapted to my new lifestyle and dietary requirements, I delved deeper into the ingredients and seasonings that I was consuming. Since I needed to stick to a predominantly wholesome diet, I paid close attention to what I was eating and how I was seasoning my food. As I began my journey, I noticed there was a lot on the market with little to no ingredient list. But, after careful research of the ingredients used in traditional seasonings, I discovered that many of them contain harmful chemicals and artificial ingredients that can wreak havoc on our bodies.
As someone who cares deeply about what I put into my body, it was disheartening to find countless products on the market with vague or nonexistent ingredient lists and the ones that did weren’t necessarily clean. How could I be sure of what I was consuming? The lack of transparency in the industry left me feeling uneasy and unsure of which brands to trust.
That's when I started experimenting with seasonings of my own that were low in sodium, sugar-free, and made from 100% herbs and spices without any of the fillers or preservatives most seasonings have.
As someone who's already in the cooking world, creating flavors that are both delicious and healthy came naturally to me. After trying my homemade seasoning blends, my family and I were blown away by the taste. We knew we had something special that could help others with similar health concerns.
So, we decided to bring our seasonings to a local farmers market, and the response was incredible. People loved our blends, and we quickly expanded our product line to include 19 different flavors.
Today, we sell at 10 different farmers markets each week and several local retail locations around Arizona. Our seasonings have now become a source of financial support for my family.
But more importantly, our seasonings have helped us and others lead healthier lives by providing a delicious alternative to traditional seasonings that are often filled with chemicals and artificial ingredients.
We take great pride in our products and are constantly experimenting with new herbs and spices to create even more flavorful and healthy blends. When you choose RA Seasonings, you can trust that you're getting a product that's not only delicious but also good for you, because we deserve to know exactly what we're putting in our bodies. Thank you for considering our seasonings, and we hope to help you elevate your meals to the next level.