MOBU Herbdicinal balms and lotions are the result of one woman's determination to offer effective supplementary and alternative medicinal to those suffering from illness as well as those wishing to protect and improve their health.
MOBU's creator, naturopath and master herbalist Janell Cole, developed her transdermal balms and lotions in response to the needs she encountered in her patients, many of whom were unable to properly assimilate herbal remedies in oral form. As she began her college education at Brigham Young University in Utah, Janell was already focused on nutrition and traditional medicine. That life path came into much sharper focus when, while she was still an undergraduate, Janell's father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. As his cancer spread to the bone, Janell monitored his course of treatment; ultimately unsuccessful; and developed a conviction that much more could have been done for him to strengthen his own system to fight the cancer. It was deeply disturbing to her to reflect on his doctors' omission of health-supporting diet and other natural practices as they treated him.
This heartbreaking experience motivated Janell to study and teach a natural way of healthy living, and to bring to her own practice a mastery of the medicinal properties of herbs and their ideal combinations and uses. Not denying the importance of conventional medicine, Janell changed her own educational goal from western medicine to natural healing methods. After further undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley, she took a doctorate in naturopathy (ND) and pursued additional training in herbology and lymphatic/colonic treatment.
In her practice in southeastern Arizona, Janell often treats patients with cancer or other illness who are referred to her by MD's familiar with her methods. She maintains a large herbal apothecary (a store of medicinal materials) from which she blends infusions for her patients as well as all of the MOBU products. She insists on the highest quality herbs, sourcing them from providers who observe organic growing methods or ethical wild crafting practices that leave land and plant populations unstressed and healthy.
Brenda joined MOBU Herbals as an Independent Consultant in August 2014 just weeks after MOBU Herbals opened for Direct Sales.
Brenda had many discussions with Janell in the beginning about the strategies, visions, and mission of MOBU Herbals and quickly wanted to help Janell see these visions and mission become a reality. Soon the Dynamic Duo started working together to make MOBU Herbals what is is today.
Brenda says that Janell works the Herbal Magic Production while she oversees other business aspects. Brenda's favorite thing about MOBU Herbals is that nearly every new consultant joins because of a testimonial about the product. She loves hearing how the products have helped customers benefit from Janell's endeavor.