About Us

Who Are We?

Lynette McHendry MBE, CEO and Founder of Spear and Arrow was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2015. A year later she was told the cancer had spread to her brain. Whilst she pursued the medical route for treatment, she also felt the need to look at natural ways to help herself heal from all the side effects of the various therapies. By changing her diet, going back to her roots, and having incorporated a more paleo and ancestral diet into her way of life –she continues to share her story and brand with others who need to heal their bodies and minds.

Today Spear and Arrow is a family run business established in 2020. It is a small team with a big entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for good quality food, traceability, a love of the countryside and as they say in Northern Ireland a bit of craic.

Lynette took early retirement in 2019 due to her ongoing health condition and knew that she had to focus on her well-being. As the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said “The first wealth is health” and at Spear and Arrow we couldn’t agree more.

Healing after such arduous physical and mental pain is not easy but feeling inspired after remission from stage four cancer Lynette knew there was an added story to tell. Whilst researching to support her own health she came across bone broth, an ancient method to use the whole carcass of an animal and benefit from the added minerals to support the gut/brain link.

Being reminded of some of the most empowering quotes from some of the best philosophers old and new of our time was an added nudge to move forward with a potential new brand and business. Here are a few examples that we love:-

  • “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” Josh Billings
  • “Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do. Not a punishment for what you ate.” Unknown
  • “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” Thomas Carlyle
  • “I’m interested in women’s health because I’m a woman. I’d be a darn fool not to be on my own side.” Maya Angelou
  • “Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live.” Jim Rohn
  • “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Mahatma Gandhi
  • “A woman’s health is her capital.” Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • “A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings.” Hippocrates
  • “Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.” Michelle Obama

Our carbon footprint is very important to us especially as we look at the climate change crisis and we pride ourselves in using local farmers who are members of Red Tractor, process their own stock and has traceability. We ensure all our products are pure and natural with no additives, preservatives, salt or sugar. Our products are made with passion, care and love and we promise you that each product is of a high quality and standard.

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