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New Zealand Sea Salt | Manuka Honey
September 2016 Issue | Vol. 4, No. 17                                                           How clean is your source?












 
 
 
 

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Pacific Resources International | New Zealand Sea Salt | Manuka Honey | Carpinteria, California David Noll, owner of Pacific Resources International, knows the value of a clean environment. After exposure to high doses of antibiotics pre- and post-natal, he suffered from asthma and 23 different allergies. By the time he reached five-years-old, he was headed for hearing aids and glasses with lenses as thick at Coke bottles. His father figured there had to be a better way. “Nature provides a wealth of nutrients from many sources that help us stay healthy,” Noll said. “It doesn’t take long to figure out that there are things out there that will help your body recover or be healthy or stay strong if you just meet with the right items or materials.” So the family from the oceanfront town of Carpinteria, California went granola. No sugar, no white flour, and total Carlton Fredericks and Adel Davis devotees. Noll overcame the asthma, sinus headaches and most of the allergies that plagued him for years. The surfer decided to live his own Endless Summer, and headed for New Zealand. “When I went down to New Zealand in 1974,” Noll recalled, “there was less than 3 million people. I stayed there 13 years. There was only one TV channel. It clicked off at 10 o’clock.” And no Lord of the Rings. But Noll did meet his wife, had three kids, and then went back to Carpinteria for a visit. During the stay, some beekeeping friends from NZ asked for help getting their products into the US. To make a long story short, Noll started Pacific Resources International to import exclusive New Zealand products to the US. In 1989, PRI was the first to introduce manuka honey to the US. Then came sea salt.