World Cancer Day: A Letter From Our Founder

February 4, 2019

It was my struggle with a rare form of tissue cancer when I was 17 that led me to truly understand how clean, organic nutrition is directly connected to our health and wellbeing.

Anyone who’s battled cancer, or known someone who has, knows that cancer treatment often suppresses your appetite and makes eating difficult. Nausea can be overwhelming, flavors and textures off, and foods you once found delicious may no longer be.

While undergoing treatment I suffered from severe malnutrition. Doctors recommended conventional “nutrition” shakes to rebuild my weight and strength, but the more I learned about the connection between nutrition and wellness, the more I understood that the ingredients that made up those shakes were not the answer. And so, my mom and I began blending our own organic smoothies at home.

To make a long story short, real food led to real results. My strength and my health slowly rebounded. To this day, I attribute my recovery to the shakes I made at home in my kitchen because they helped me be strong enough to withstand the cancer treatment I needed. Many years later, those shakes became the very first Orgain product. I founded Orgain to ensure that the clean, high quality organic nutrition shakes that helped me regain my health (and my life) could be an accessible option for others who need it.  While Orgain products are now used by people of all walks of life, and varied levels of health and fitness, I am proudest that we are able to provide some help to people battling cancer and other illnesses.

I couldn’t be more passionate about what we do at Orgain, and I hope that the products our company makes – filled with passion and purpose- support you in your journey to live a healthy, vibrant life.   

In Good Health,


Watch the Orgain Founder’s Story.


  • France’s Goble
    February 10, 2019 4:11 pm

    I’ve just started using the Orgain Organic Protein & Superfoods Powder. I like the flavor.and texture. I also feel good knowing I’m giving my body all the wonderful nutrients it needs. Being 67, and no longer cooking much for myself, I feel like this powder will definitely benefit my health. I’ve noticed I don’t have the overwhelming urge to snack on junk foods every day, like I did prior to beginning the shakes. Thank you for making this wonderful product.

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  • Michael Vaughan
    July 15, 2019 6:16 pm

    I have been making a protein shake for my wife every day since she was diagnosed with cancer more almost five years ago. I don’t know how I would have been able to come up with enough daily protein without Orgain. Thank you very much

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