Monty Reed and Stacy Reed

Your Independent Consultant

As many of you know storing food for an emergency or disaster  has become more necessary than ever.  We had been looking for emergency foods and supplies we could use for daily use and for long term storage. 
We found Thrive Life (Formerly Shelf Reliance) and quickly realized this was it!  After sampling the amazing food, as well as realizing there was an opportunity to assist others in preparedness, we were in. 
Our goal is to raise awareness and help individuals, churches, and groups of people be prepared when the inevitable happens.
We live just north of Seattle, WA.
We have two teenage children who also love the food.
Please contact us to set up a demonstration and sample some amazing food for your home, church or office.

We specialize in the "Party by Mail" where we can send you some free samples so you can hosta tasting party.

Monty and Stacy Reed

Our plan is: to be prepared and help our neighborhood, church and community to be prepared so we can all work together in an emergency and THRIVE.
(206) 250-5639 Monty (206) 250-5706 Stacy
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Organic vs Natural, what is better?

May 7, 2014

Organic vs Natural, what is better? 

It is most important to know that the word 'Organic' was hijacked for use in a marketing campaign.  Being a research scientist I am a little miffed by the use of this word.  In chemistry class everyone learns that gasoline is organic by scientific definition.  It is like a president who redefines the word sex and says "it depends on what you mean by if"

of, relating to, or derived from living matter

Organic is a promise not to add certain things to food.  Most people do not know there is a huge list of things you can add to 'Organic' foods and they are still considered organic.  


For instance you can use these chemicals when producing 'Organic foods' Chlorine dioxide, Sodium hypochlorite, Calcium hypochlorite, and many more.  Just one of these allowed additives is Peracetic Acid and these are the side effects that can result from exposure to it:

Severe irritation and burning of the skin and eyes leading to eye damage, irritation of the nose and throat, irritation of the lungs causing coughing, and / or shortness of breath.9 Higher exposures can cause pulmonary edema, liver and kidney affects.10 Epigastric pain which may be associated with nausea and vomiting, gastric hemorrhage, ulceration of membranes and tissues, circulatory collapse with clammy skin, weak and rapid pulse, shallow respiration, and scanty urine.11 Late esophageal, gastric, and pyloric strictures and stenoses which may not appear until months or years later.12 Permanent scarring of the cornea, skin, and oropharynx.13 Uncorrected circulatory collapse could lead to renal failure and ischemic lesions in liver and heart.14


What it comes down to is who do you know and who do you trust?  I have known the founders of #ThriveLife for two years and when I first met them I found out they had a son that was allergic to a lot of food.  My wife and two of my kids have allergies so I could immediately relate. 

They had always been prepared and then found out that the food they have been storing could not be eaten by their son because of his allergies and the lack of "Food Purity" standards in the food industry.  Organic was not good enough for them. They wanted food that had a standard higher than Organic.  The Food Purity standard would be "The Only Thing in the Food is the Food"  This is why they started the Thrive food brand.  Over 80% of the customers who buy Thrive are not buying it for emergency preparation, they are buying it because they are tired of people messing with their food. 


There are only 6 (six) Thrive foods that are certified organic, so if you must have the certified label these are the foods you will want.


However if your standard is higher and you want a Food Purity where "The only thing in the food is the food"  You will want to buy and use only Thrive foods.




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