Feelgood Health was founded by Michele Carelse in 1997. As a Clinical Psychologist and mother of three girls, Michele favoured natural treatments that supported health. She was uncomfortable recommending prescription drugs for ADHD, depression and anxiety for her patients, realising that they often came with unwanted side effects or resulted in dependency. Not able to find quality natural alternatives on the market, Michele set out to formulate her own.
Working with natural health experts, Michele formulated a selection of herbal and homeopathic products for ADHD, depression and anxiety - initially for use in her private practice only. Passionate about natural health and about the environment, Michele insisted that her remedies should contain NO preservatives or added artificial chemicals and should be environmentally friendly. A vegetarian herself, she also insisted that all her products should be cruelty-free.
This small range soon became so popular that Michele began to distribute these remedies to selected stores and opened her own website - one of the very first e-commerced websites in South Africa! (Those were early days!) - and Feelgood Health was borne!
It was not long before there was international interest in the Feelgood Health remedies and Michele began to work with Native Remedies in the USA. Demand quickly grew, as did the range. To this day, Michele continues to work with Native Remedies and has formulated more than 300 natural remedies which are widely distributed throughout the world.