“My mother had cancer at a very young age when she was about 20 years old. I grew up with a chronic illness. Until the age of 11, I had five operations. I had a chronic allergy, and as a child, I was often hospitalized, ” the actress recalled.
She noted that she began to take her condition more seriously after her daughter Honor was born in 2008. “At some point, I realized that I want to live, prosper and spend as much time as possible with this little person whom I brought into this world. I realized that health is important. I wanted my child to be healthy too. It’s terribly difficult to be happy when you’re sick, ” said Alba.
In 2011, the actress founded The Honest Company, which produces non-toxic products.