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MEET THE FOUNDER

The brainchild and inspiration behind this unique, ethical and exciting business GRAMMA'S; (plus campaign JOINING HANDS IN HEALTH and groundbreaking petition THE NATION SPEAKS 'NO!' NOT IN MY NAME)... is pioneering businesswoman & passionate 'Natural Health Advocate' Dounne Alexander MBE. FRSA. Born (1949) in the idyllic Caribbean Island of Trinidad; Dounne (a British / Caribbean national; and descendant of the Yoruba, Fulani & Hausa 'African nations'), still lives according to her ancestors ancient holistic principles of Spiritual Consciousness, Harmony & Humanity... based on the universal 'Laws-of-Life & Nature' (i.e. LOVE). Her ancestors respected, embraced and looked to NATURE for healing mind, body & spirit to maintain lifelong health.


This is her story...

DOUNNE : ALEXANDER  MBE.

DOUNNE : ALEXANDER MBE.


'A Woman on a MISSION'.


"I was born (1949) as a severely premature baby with a life expectancy of only one month... but thankfully my grandmother's strong faith, intuition, tender loving care and incredible knowledge of the health enhancing benefits of natural foods & folklore herbal remedies - enabled me to survive against the odds!".

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"As a child, under my grandmother's watchful eye , I learnt many valuable life lessons... steeped in the selfless tradition of sharing information and knowledge in which to benefit others. Being raised in the Caribbean, I was extremely fortunate to experience an amazing quality of life obtained through living in a pollution free environment (drinking 'clean' rain & spring water, breathing 'clean' air); on a rich diet of natural foods; good old fashioned home-cooking; home-made herbal remedies and on the spiritual belief that the 'universal creator' has provided adequately and abundantly for all our needs through nature. Acknowledging 'food' as their main life-source, my ancestors would also pray for blessings, healing & guidance at every stage of its development from tilling the soil, planting the seeds, harvesting the crops to the final preparation of each meal or remedy. Back then, sickness was rare and like my great-grandmother (an African Spiritual Herbalist and midwife) who lived to 113 years; yet looked no more than 70; was physically strong; fit, with an impeccable memory; excellent eye sight; all her teeth & hair and amazing skin.. this was the norm for the majority of Afro-Caribbeans."


"This was the blue print that has shaped my life".


"In 1964 (age 15), I moved to the United Kingdom with my parents and siblings. However by 1987, whilst raising my children, I noticed that the nation's health was deteriorating out of control. This made me reflect on my ancestors' superior quality of life and pondered on 'what they knew for sure' about family values, health & longevity - and then realised that the nation's health could be restored if they followed the same path. Unlike the United Kingdom today, where the National Health Service and local doctors are always at hand, in my ancestors' time Afro-Caribbean women (especially wives and mothers) had to learn the 'essential life skills' that covered all aspects of natural healthcare from which to care for themselves and their family.

Therefore, I created my business GRAMMA'S (named in my late-Grandmother's loving memory) because I wanted to take-care of people in the same way my grandmother took care of me... by providing the best nature has to offer; teaching basic life skills; sharing information to help make informed choices about health; build a strong relationship based on mutual respect, trust & love... and to treat everyone more like my extended family rather than just customers. I also felt that my ancestors 'self-help' practices were fast disappearing and wanted to preserve and pass them on, so future generations could learn to appreciate 'food as medicine'. So working on a purely spiritual level, I was guided to integrate 'Natural Foods with Medicinal & Culinary Herbs for optimum/sustainable (whole-body) health… and developed an extraordinary range of products to provide the basic essential tools from which to awaken, inspire and empower people to heal themselves. Hence... nature, nurture and social responsibility are the key elements that govern GRAMMA'S."

1987

Dounne (mother of two) created GRAMMA'S from the tiny kitchen of her Council flat in East London and subsequently rose to fame to become one of Britain's most respected businesswomen. Having no business training, experience or finance, she single-handedly negotiated her Herbal Pepper Sauces into prestigious department stores - Harrods, Fortnum & Masons, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Rackhams, plus the top 7 mainstream supermarket chains… and was instantly hailed a national role-model. Her sauces are the original ancient hot herbal sauces from a secret recipe handed down through generations by her Grandmother; which was used as an essential part of daily healthcare. Thereby, making her the 'first black woman' to establish a premium quality food brand and label; plus take a 'traditional herbal food' into the highest levels of the British mainstream markets; raising its profile, quality standards, respect, presentation and health awareness. This opened the doors and inspired others to follow.


Watch video 'Where it all began' //


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"Dounne is the first to integrate 'Natural Foods with Medicinal & Culinary Herbs for optimum / sustainable (whole body) health."

1988

1988

She initiated the 'first' nationwide Health Education & Awareness campaign on the health enhancing benefits of HOT PEPPERS & SPICY FOODS... and also produced the 'first' detailed literature on its medicinal (folklore) history - which the Medical Establishment attempted to ban, but failed, due to her extensive knowledge of its ancient nutritional benefits. She also gained support from renowned British Medical Professor - Irwin Ziment, who was the head of UCLA School of Medicine and an expert in pulmonary & respiratory disorders. Dounne is also the 'first' to introduce the Caribbean Scotch Bonnet Hot Pepper to the UK population on a nationwide scale. As a result, 'Hot Peppers & Spicy Foods' has become an essential ingredient widely used today.



More information view feature:
GRAMMA'S Founder 60 Years ahead of Medical Science.


1989

1989

Having no collateral to secure finance to expand her business, she personally researched and taught her bank manager how to apply for the Government Load Guarantee Scheme and was the 'first' to receive the maximum funding of £75,000. She was then invited by the Greater London Enterprise Authority to host a meeting to create wider awareness about the scheme to other Bank Managers. This opened the doors for other start-up business owners (primarily women) to obtain unsecured finance.

Having raised the necessary finance, Dounne personally negotiated her first factory in Essex, which was launched by Sir Lenny Henry and was attended by mainstream media, special guests, family and friends.


1990

1990

Dounne won her first National Award Women Mean Business; featured extensively in the mainstream media. This followed a BBC Television series and accompanying book carrying the same name, to encourage more women to start their own business. To promote the series posters featuring Dounne were displayed in Jobcentres throughout the UK.

1991

Dounne was invited to be the key-note Speaker for the launch of St. Mary's Hospital 'Look After Your Heart Workplace Charter… incorporating food guidelines'. It was introduced by Dr. Leila Less (Director of Public health) and the Charter was signed by Sir. William Doughty (Chairman of The Regional Health Authority); and Michael Hatfield (Chairman of Parkside Health Authority).




1992

1992

Self-published her first book 'The Black Cinderella' which gave a first-hand insight into why the Government and Banks were failing start-ups and minority businesses (including institutionalized racism & discrimination; lack of financial support or legal redress; in-effective training, plus corrupt insider dealings). The book had a major impact on Government policies during that year's general-election, influencing positive changes that are still benefiting small-businesses today… some of which included the appointment of a 'Bank Ombudsman' for small business'; increased the 'Government Small firms Loan Guarantee Scheme' from £100,000 to £250,000. She was then head-hunted by the Government and Shadow Government for the role of 'Business Advisor' at cabinet level. The governor of the Bank-of-England personally invited her to a private dinner to discuss how to stop discrimination from within the Banking Institution. Dounne was also called to lecture in schools, colleges, universities and enterprise agencies throughout the country. Internationally renowned best selling author Ken Follett provided this personal acknowledgement in the book -
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"This book is like Dounne herself; inspiring controversial, shrewd, likeable and quite, quite unique".

Ken Follett.

1994

1994

Through spiritual guidance, Dounne was given a ''Gift of Life' - an extraordinary Herbal tea which healed her daughter's dog (ZARA) from terminal breast cancer; given only a few weeks to live. Her Vet confirmed that there was no hope of survival as the cancer was too aggressive, too advanced and inoperable, therefore nothing (no medication or treatment) available could possibly save her and advised Euthanasia as the best and 'only' option. But thankfully, after drinking the Herbal Tea daily, Zara made a complete recovery in less than 6 weeks; her damaged organs (heart, liver, lungs & kidneys) were completely restored; she experienced no negative side-effects; no secondary cancers ever developed and she enjoyed an amazing quality of life. Zara eventually passed away peacefully (5 years later) from old age at age 15... (5 years is the equivalent of 35 years for humans). Dounne named it Zara's Herbal Tea in her loving memory.

Through Independent Research the tea has proven to be essential for 'whole-body' health from pregnancy to old age.


1995

1995

Dounne's Health Education & Awareness campaign on 'Hot Peppers & Spicy Foods' resulted in her name being officially recorded in the Hall-of-Fame of the American Chili Institute.
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After learning that over 20,000 pensioners die every year during the cold winter months, Dounne introduced a WINTER WARMING INITIATIVE to the Government - to provide a 'JAR' of GRAMMA'S Herbal Pepper Sauce as a warm hearted gift to vulnerable pensioners over 65. Her mission is to improve their overall health by reducing the over use of antibiotics & other synthetic medications; and with 'a jar' costing less than a prescription, it could save the National Health Service (NHS) billions. Due to scientific ignorance and lack of vision, the Government has to-date ignored this 'life saving' innovative solution to a problem they have failed to resolve for decades. However, in 2015, research conducted by the Chinese Academy of Medical Science (supported by the British Medical Journal) confirmed that 'eating a Hot Spicy Meal up to 7 times a week could prolong life; improve health and reduce deaths from cancer, heart disease and diabetes by 10%'. Amazingly, Dounne was the 'first' to reveal these facts and lots more, as far back as 1988. Nevertheless, their research confirmed that she has been decades ahead of Medical Science, so hopefully, this may yet persuade the Government to adopt her pioneering Winter Warming Initiative.


1996

1996

Dounne was featured in the BBC book 'Woman's Hour' celebrating the 50th.anniversary of its national radio show and covered the most influential British Women since 1945. She was included in the chapter - 'Women Who Led The Way'.


2000 Millennium

2000 Millennium

Honoured as a true pioneer and visionary, Dounne was included in the 'first' official list of the 100 greatest and most influential black people in British history for the millennium archives. Her contribution was recorded by the BBC and is stored in the 'memory bank' of the British National Library for posterity.
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Dounne was also chosen by Oil of Ulay (now Oil of Olay) from women throughout the world to represent black women over 50 for their millennium international advertising campaign'... catapulting her in to a new career as a classical model.




2001

2001

Self published her second autobiography 'A Mission of LOVE' (800 pages) which was launched in the House-of-Lords. It reveals her fascinating life's journey and purpose. Aptly described as 'Inspiration, Enlightenment & Controversy... fused to create A Book-of-Conscience' and adopted by Dr. Terence Brathwaite (Senior Lecturer in law at Coventry University), as a course study text in leadership, entrepreneurship, personal development and social responsibility.


2003

2003

Launched her 2nd health awareness campaign 'Joining Hands in Health' - the 'first' to embrace all cultures, animals and the environment - which aims to encourage and empower everyone back to a more natural way of life and take personal responsibility for their health. To-date, she has received overwhelming celebrity and public support and is calling on everyone to 'JOIN HANDS' and be a part of this historic journey of enlightenment, restoration, empowerment and HOPE.

More information view Campaign:
Joining Hands in Health.


2007

2007

Dounne was honoured by the Queen Elizabeth II who personally presented her with the MBE Medal; for outstanding service to the British Food Industry.

2008


"The Public Health Minister approved her extraordinary Zara's Herbal Tea for use in hospitals and hospices palliative care programmes."


2009

2009

UK Regulator (The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency - MHRA) - unlawfully banned Zara's Herbal Tea due to the 1939 Cancer Act (which bans the use, promotion and sale of Natural Cancer Treatments) and EU Food Supplements Directive (which bans the use of 'health claims' on Natural Foods and Remedies). Dounne's investigations revealed the bigger picture and global agenda… and also answered 'why' - with all of our advance technology; scientific knowledge and vast funding… cancer has reached pandemic proportions and 'why' - the nation's general health continues to deteriorate.

More information view document:
'Stop The Madness'


2010

2010

The unlawful banning of Zara's Herbal Tea was the inspiration behind the launch of her nationwide petition - 'THE NATION SPEAKS 'NO!' NOT IN MY NAME' and sister petition GLOBAL VOICES UNITE!, to create public awareness of restrictive 'UK / EU laws & regulations and the global agenda' currently threatening our 'health, freedom of choice, human rights & cultural traditions'.

More information view Petition:
The Nation Speaks - "NO!" Not In My Name.

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  • Dounne then submitted a powerful appeal to the Queen to protect the nation's health and Sovereign Rights.

  • On the 16th December 2010, Dounne provided the Queen with a compelling case study for the Government to OPT OUT of the EU Food Supplements Directive… and appealed to her Majesty to honour her Coronation Oath to defend & protect UK laws and citizens.

    More information view document:
    Letter to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Intercede.
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  • Copies of the appeal was sent to - the Prime Minister; opposition Leaders; all members of both Houses-of-Parliament; Members of the Regional Assemblies of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales & Greater London.

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  • She was invited to the European Union where copies were also submitted to all its members.

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  • Baroness Howells of St.Davids tabled a question in the 'House of Lords' on Dounne's behalf.

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  • She then made an application to the Law Commission for the reform of the 1939 Cancer Act.

    In October 2010, Dounne submitted an indisputable document to the Law Commission for the reform of the Cancer Act 1939, to give Cancer sufferers access to both conventional drugs and natural treatments. The document also shines a light on this 71 year cancer-drugs scandal and the biggest medical failure to-date. Remarkably, the Law Commission confirmed that they lacked the expertise and finance to take action. As cancer now affects 1 in 2, it is essential to download, read and circulate.

    More information view document:
    Cancer Act Reform : A step towards greater access to natural Cancer treatments

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2011

2011

Dounne went further by submitting a controversial proposal to the United Nations (Secretary General) Ban Ki - Moon - to mark The International Year for People of African Descent; entitled 'Righting Past Wrongs - to prevent future atrocities'... calling for the abolition of the EU Food Supplements Directive and Codex Alimentarius to safeguard the world's population from Corporate Global Slavery. In it she states - "This is no longer about RACE but global population control, power & wealth."

The proposal was also sent to Ms. Navi Pillay (UN 'Human Rights Commissioner); Mr. Michel Tommo Monthe (UN Chair of the 3rd Committee for Human Rights); Ms. Valerie Amos (UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and previous speaker of the 'House of Lords'), plus 181 UN Ambassadors.

More information view UN Proposal:
Righting past wrongs to prevent future atrocities.


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  • THE DECLARATION OF TRUTH:
    Through spiritual guidance, Dounne was instructed to produce this unique document which will enable everyone to exercise their 'Inalienable Sovereign Rights' (Right of Autonomy); giving them the personal 'right-to-decide and freedom-to-choose' if they wish to purchase her products without interference from restrictive laws & regulations. Link to GRAMMA'S DECLARATION FORM: 'The Declaration of Truth'.

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  • She then published powerful booklet 'CANCER What Is Your Life Worth? Link to booklet.

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  • Plus produced an equally powerful (5 minute) video - WHY ARE WE DYING TO BE HEALTHY? Both of which details the global agenda, corruption and corporate abuse.
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  • Dounne received the Award for Human Rights.
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  • Received the Award for her outstanding contribution to Complementary and Natural Medicine.



2013

2013

GM FOOD LABELLING: Dounne's powerful 'OPEN LETTERS' to the Queen; Prime Minster (David Cameron) & Deputy Prime Minister (Nick Clegg); exposed serious health concerns over GM Foods and why they should be labelled throughout the UK... to enable people to make an informed choice of whether or not to buy them. The Queen responded within 3 days. Dounne intends to pursue this vital issue, until all GM foods in the UK are labeled. She is also looking to challenge the use of chemtrails and flouride.

More information on GM foods visit website Seeds of Destruction:
Seeds Of Destruction (official website).

2015

2015

Scientific research conducted by the Chinese Academy of Medical Science (*see 1995 above) on 'Hot Peppers & Spicy Foods' proved that Dounne is over 60 years ahead of Medical Science. Link to feature: GRAMMA'S Founder 60 Years ahead of Medical Science.


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  • Appointed Commissioner for the International Tribunal for Natural Justice.




2016

Despite Medical Authorities suppressing her work for over 20 years, Dounne is now ready to refocus on fulfilling her mission and with the 'right tools' in her possession, she aims to Revolutionize 21st.Century Healthcare.

On-going...

After dedicating 15 years to rebuilding her husband's career, Dounne's 16 year marriage sadly came to an end. However, the subsequent divorce and 7 year ongoing courtroom battle; exposed her to extensive corruption within the Legal and Judicial System including the secret Family Courts. This is destroying the lives of thousands of innocent people primarily 'the poverty stricken' and 'women' (commonly the most vulnerable). Dounne hopes to restore legal redress to ensure through her case, others who find themselves in a similar position can secure justice and restart their lives. Plus, believes it is imperative that the Courts lack of due diligence, mismanagement and in-action in handling alleged serious fraud and perjury cases, must be addressed to restore the public's faith in the system. Unfortunately, throughout history, countless women (like Dounne) from all walks of life have used their exceptional skills to support and elevate their husbands, but in doing so often rendered themselves vulnerable to exploitation. Dounne also feels the important contribution(s) a woman makes within a marriage needs to be taken seriously, addressed and acknowledged within the Family Courts


2017 - (30 Year Celebration)

Celebrating 30 years in business and campaigning... to-date, Dounne is the proud recipient of 11 National Awards; author / publisher of 2 books (The Black Cinderella and A Mission of Love); featured in 21 educational / inspirational books (including BBC Woman's Hour featuring the most influential British women since 1945; 'By Faith and Daring' written by Glenys Kinnock, wife of former UK Prime Minister Neil Kinnock; Women in Britain, by the British Foreign Office; Black Londoners 1880 - 1990.; Business Class. Up to 2007, Dounne was the highest profiled entrepreneur, amassing over 400 television, radio, newspaper and magazine features. She remains a true trailblazer for natural healthcare, social responsibility, self empowerment and consciousness.

In celebration of GRAMMA'S 30th Anniversary

In celebration of GRAMMA'S 30th Anniversary


From 1987 to present day, Dounne has been using her first-hand experiences to educate the Government on the 'special needs' of working-class Entrepreneurs; as well as, the importance & relevance of natural healthcare in today's society and within the healthcare system.

In October 2017 - as part of her 30th.Anniversary celebrations, Douune will host an historic event, where she will unveil 'The Face of 21st.Century Healthcare', alongside an unprecedented, insightful and thought provoking 'OPEN LETTER' to Her Majesty the Queen and the Prime Minister... which offers the most groundbreaking solutions that could restore the nation's deteriorating health and save the NHS from financial collapse. *Copies of the OPEN LETTER will be sent to Prince Charles, Prince William, Government Cabinet Members, cross Party Leaders, Mayors of London; Healthwatch England, NHS England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, Age UK; Caribbean & African (UK) High Commissioners and the mainstream media.

She says: "A sick nation will never rise nor become successful, prosperous or happy... therefore investing in the nation's health should remain the Government's top priority".

You can follow up on Dounne's progress by signing up to receive GRAMMA'S newsletter 'Your Health' here

Want to know more about this amazing woman?

Want to know more about this amazing woman?


We recomend reading her outstanding second publication
'A Mission of LOVE',
available online here. from the store.

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