Amarillo, TEXAS (KVII) — A local business in Amarillo celebrates February’s heart health month with the goal to educate women on having a healthy heart.
The owner of Fountain of Health, Judie Boothe shares her personal story behind this cause. Boothe was diagnosed with a terminal illness, but she’s inspired on educating other women on the importance of a healthy life.
“I began to eventually look to other avenues other than medicine to see how I could regain my health,” said Boothe.
According to her, it was a long journey—between getting rid of sugar and refined salts. However, she taught herself to eat organic foods. This helped her recover and she continues to be passionate about sharing what she knows with others.
Today, Fountain of Health has been in business for over 44 years.
“We would talk to them about whole foods, fresh foods, less processed foods or packaged foods,” said Boothe.
Women were invited to know more about heart healthy supplements and plant based, paleo and vegan friendly food. The goal is for them to also get recipes and ideas on eating healthier.
“Eat whole foods as close to how they are in nature as possible,” said Boothe.
The advice is to start by slowly eliminating refined sugar and carbohydrates, unhealthy processed fats, and Coca-Cola.
“Caution that if they try to do it do fast--that it’s difficult to keep up. So I’d tell them to start with one thing and start slowly!” said store manager Lisa Tackitt.
Tackitt has been a manager for over 25 years and her favorite part is working with customers. According to her, it is rewarding to help people feel better and find alternative solutions that are natural to the body.
The secret is ultimately to educate oneself on the diets and healthy foods that one needs to have a longer life.