I created Hearthy Foods because of my mom.  She suffered for years from diabetes and high blood pressure. I remember the day doctor told her that she had to eliminate the rice, naan, and roti's from her diet. For an Indian mother, these were her life staples. I felt so helpless looking at my mom's face and seeing the sadness in her eyes. I wanted to make a flour that my mother would be able to use to make her favorite bread, rotis, and food. By eliminating wheat, I started on a journey to understanding the problems of wheat. I read Wheat Belly by Willam Davis in which he exposes the harmful effects of wheat.  A wheat diet is the leading cause of obesity and other health problems. The book by Dr. David Perlmutter called Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers exposes even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, and depression.  But my mother told me she been eating wheat as a kid like her parents and grandparents with no side effects. I realized the mass-produced wheat of today is not the same as the local wheat grown by artisans in my mom's village.  I started to make plant-based flours that my mother would be able to use to make her favorite bread, rotis, and food, without sacrificing taste. As our diets changed and health improved, I wanted to share those original flours to the world.  Although my mother is no longer with us, it was her struggle that inspired me to start the first plant-based flour company.  I hope you enjoy our flours as much as we do. We promise to continue to innovate and bring you the finest gluten-free products that never sacrifice taste or quality. The only "no" that remains is the one that says "no: to anything but the best. Come to Hearthy and come to the land of "yes". With much love,
 
 Riaz Surti
CEO and Founder of Hearthy Foods
 
NOTE about the picture : a picture of my mom and dad in front of the Taj Mahal in 1978. I had the world's greatest parents a kid can ever have.