We are inspired to bring you a Sweet River of information, in honor of our teachers and elders who have gone before us. 

 THE SWEET - Sweet Pat: our mother and grandmother.  Grandma Pat (GP) is dearly missed and yet she continues to influence our lives with the memory of her grace and unconditional love, and by her passion for gardening, cooking and birds.  

When GP was managing her life with cancer, we realized that the nutritional supplements she took were truly helping her handle the treatments.  We also realized there is a lot of fear around using natural products with standard treatments for cancer and chronic illness.   As a result, we strongly believe that the best approach is to prevent cancer and chronic illness. 

Our health brand intends to make this a little easier for your everyday life.  By sharing recipes, ideas and products, we want to help you be healthy and well into and through your golden years.  We want you to enjoy a Sweet River of Wellness in your everyday. 

 THE RIVER - We've been strongly influenced by traditional healers and teachers; exemplified by a local legend,  the late Chief Two Trees of the Western North Carolina Cherokee.  And by Karen's mentor and friend, the late Bill Mitchell, ND and founder of Bastyr College. 



 Sweet River Wellness Mission

Sweet River Wellness is on a mission to help the curious access herbal resources. Our goal is to provide a quick and informative view of the current herbal movement, which is especially strong in our hometown Asheville, NC.  We will evolve and unfold into repository of modern folk wellness practices.   With your input, our site will be a collection of stories about how people are approaching food and wellness in new, old ways. 

Sweet River Wellness Vision 

We honor the traditional ways of our ancestors while we honor scientific advancements in understanding.  We support stronger testing and potency standards for the natural product industry.  

We envision a world where weeds, mushrooms and fermented foods are valued as  super foods. 

Most importantly, we hope to inspire you to take care of the natural world.


Enjoy your visit!