After suffering through her own journey of health and fertility struggles, Sarah McBurney learned a lot about women’s health and set out to find a more natural, holistic solution for improved health and immunity. At From Within she offers natural, tried and tested products for the whole family. Here she talks about the inspiration behind her business and her hopes and dreams for the future.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
I was inspired by my own health journey, which I’ve been on since the tender age of 25. I was diagnosed with a rare form of gynaecological cancer 19 years ago. This forced me to become rather passionate about women’s health especially.
Fertility became my next struggle, which I eventually overcame, naturally, but after having my second miracle, my gynae area took it hard, harder because of my history and this was nearly 15 years later!
After yet another personal diagnosis to such a womanly area, and feeling lost, very lonely and exhausted, I had no choice but to find yet another way to get over this next hurdle.
I had tried so many different potent supplements and reputable products and holistic ways, but still I found myself in this predicament, again!
No one I knew truly understood the journey I had been on and once again, I found myself on it alone.
Determined for my girls, I dug in again and searched. I eventually came across this natural product that seemed to tick all the boxes and sat within what I believed.
The launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
Becoming my own story…….
It was something I hadn’t tried; it seemed so simple. Why hadn’t I come across it before? It had been around a while and was natural, not synthetically created, which resonated with me and the biggie, it was all backed by research. Voila!
Like always, I did my own research and cautiously and sceptically decided to give it a go for 3 months. The company also offered the same product free for a child over 4 so I put both my girls on it as well.
I had to believe before I could become further invested.
The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
Our own results…….
Within 4 months, I saw and felt a change in both myself and my youngest especially. She was in preschool at 16 months just once or twice a week and would end up getting sick most weeks, however after just a short time, I realised she was doing a couple of weeks and not even getting a cold or running nose. I had not changed anything else and she had a good, well-balanced diet.
Even now, in comparison to my elder child at her age, my youngest does not often get sick or has a mild version of any sickness and she’s in preschool as much as my elder child was.
My elder child often complained of an upset stomach and after nearly a year, I realised I had not heard her complain about them as much. She also was hardly ever sick but when she did get sick, it was only ever a mild form of whatever was going around at kindy or school, which she recovered quickly from.
But the biggest breakthrough was me!
After just over 6 months, the changes in my gynae area were noticeable, not just to me but to also my specialist.
It was time I told others!