About Us

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Our Mission

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At Bama Health Foods, we're passionate about doing good. We curate unique healthy options that have a purpose—to support our client's wellness needs. And we all know that when you do good, you feel good!

We believe that everyone is worthy of good health. That's why we work with herbs and other natural ingredients to craft nutritious, healthy habits that are good for you and good for the planet.

We believe that everyone deserves a chance at a better future, and we're going to do everything we can to make that happen. When you shop with us, you're purchasing with a purpose: to support others and yourself by contributing to a sustainable, ethical future.

Jacquie Fazekas

Owner | Founder

Meet Our Team

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Get to know more about Bama Health's founder, Jacquie, a certified health & leadership coach, and her friendly, passionate, and health-focused team, together they make Bama Health so incredible. Every person on our staff is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and promoting health for others. Whether it’s sourcing ethical, health-focused brands to stock in-store or providing insight into the best health products for you in-store, every member of team Bama is valued and does an essential job to keep us running like clockwork.

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Jacquie

Certified Health Coach & Certified Leadership Coach

Jacquie is the owner of Bama Health Foods and founder of the nonprofit Bama Wellness Advocacy. She is passionate about empowering the community, especially the next generation to the better way, God's way. She is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach

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Opal

Operations Manager & Certified Family Herbalist

Opal is the Operations Manager of the store and the lead behind our social media. She is passionate about self-sustainability, alternative holistic living, herbal medicines, photography, and animals. She is a certified Family Herbalist through the Appalachian Center for Natural Health.

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Ash

Wellness Advocate
Ash is our Wellness Advocate helping lead and support our younger team members of high school interns and college students.
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Jihaaya

Assistant Manager

Jihaaya is the Assistant Manager of the store. She is passionate about holistic health and wellness. She is driven to help our community be well naturally. She knows first hand how healthier food choices can change a person's health.

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Jacquie's Story

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Leadership Coach

My mission and passion are to enlighten, equip, and empower individuals, families, and communities to embrace healthier choices that will create a more purposeful approach to living and leading well.

I haven’t always been on a quest to live healthy and fulfilled. In fact, I was living in the fast lane striving for what I thought was “the life.” I had a successful career, two amazing sons and a house in the suburbs, but my high pressure, big stress lifestyle was leaving me de-energized, empty and sick.

I strived to have it all but failed multiple times in many aspects of my life. Striving for perfection was futile, but striving for fulfillment and significance was purposeful. I learned this by living an unhealthy life filled with deadlines, stress, and bad eating habits.

Maybe you can relate to that part of my story. The part where you are maxed out, stressed out, experiencing low energy, are overweight and all-around unhealthy. Are you seeking support?

You can change things up. You have the choice to live healthily. I made the choice and feel better than ever and you can too.  We’ve been given one life to live and that means it’s our responsibility to live it well by having choosing to be healthy.  A healthy lifestyle isn’t just about exercise and nutrition; it’s about shifting mindsets that don’t serve you well and bringing in a spiritual component to sustain you.

As a certified health & leadership coach, I am equipped to support your personal and professional growth. I am a “best-selling” published author that writes self-help and spiritual content. As a long-term single mother of two grown boys, they are my pride and joy.

I have lived all over the country but moved from Philadelphia to Birmingham on October 1st, 2018. Two weeks after I moved to Birmingham, I wandered into Health Foods West and I fell in love with the community health store and the community that it has served for over 50 years.

After hearing that it was going to be closing at the end of November 2018, I scrambled to figure out how to keep it open. Not expecting to ever own a store, I trusted my spirit and guidance I was being given from God. Passionate about serving others, improving health through education and access, I started to put plans in place to solicit support in the area. I am proud to say that we will be here to stay and serve this community in a revitalized healthy way.

I look forward to meeting you out in our Birmingham community on our bus or in Bama Health Foods.

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Jacquie's Latest Books

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Beyond the Surface

Do you crave meaningful relationships, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you feel something is holding you back from what you desire most in life, but you aren’t sure what it is. Having experienced a career in Corporate America, and three close calls with death, Health and Life Coach Jacquie Fazekas appreciates the process of overcoming fear, worry, and anxiety and emerging into one’s purpose. Through her personal, thought-provoking reflections, she will help you move forward from the places where you feel stuck and inspire you to live passionately and on purpose as you go beyond the surface of who you really are to discover who you were meant to be.

$13.99

Unlock Your Inner Warrior

Your heart might be telling you that you are not a warrior; that you are no way close to it. BUT GOD. He has given each of us a strength that has his DNA. This book of teaching, inspiration, and insights will you help unlock the mighty warrior that is inside of you. Let God awaken the warrior and unlock the gifts that He has bestowed upon you. It's time for you to Rise Up and Step Forth into the journey meant for your ordained purpose.

$19.95

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Jacquie's Latest Books

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Beyond the Surface

Do you crave meaningful relationships, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you feel something is holding you back from what you desire most in life, but you aren’t sure what it is. Having experienced a career in Corporate America, and three close calls with death, Health and Life Coach Jacquie Fazekas appreciates the process of overcoming fear, worry, and anxiety and emerging into one’s purpose. Through her personal, thought-provoking reflections, she will help you move forward from the places where you feel stuck and inspire you to live passionately and on purpose as you go beyond the surface of who you really are to discover who you were meant to be.

$13.99

Unlock Your Inner Warrior

Your heart might be telling you that you are not a warrior; that you are no way close to it. BUT GOD. He has given each of us a strength that has his DNA. This book of teaching, inspiration, and insights will you help unlock the mighty warrior that is inside of you. Let God awaken the warrior and unlock the gifts that He has bestowed upon you. It's time for you to Rise Up and Step Forth into the journey meant for your ordained purpose.

$19.95

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bama wellness advocacy

At Bama Wellness Advocacy, we are a non-profit organization that equips youth from under-resourced communities with the tools and resources they need to be nourished naturally. Regardless of where an individual lives, learns, works, and plays, our goal is to provide experiential wellness educational opportunities to show our youth how to live a healthy, fulfilling, and sustainable lifestyle. We believe wellness is rooted in culture and tradition. Our after-school programs offer a supportive and uplifting environment for our youth to experience health & wellness education, food/snack taste-testing and learn leadership skills that encourages a healthy lifestyle.

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Hope Truck

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Proudly bringing wellness on wheels to our community. Hope is a symbol of our commitment to making wellness accessible. This mobile health and wellness store is equipped with everything you need to embark on a transformative health journey. From nutritious snacks and refreshing beverages to engaging workshops and wellness consultations, we've got you covered.

Media & Social

Join us on this journey to promote well-being and inspire positive change. Together, let's shed light on the transformative power of healthy living and share the Bama Health Foods story with the world.

What Our Community Is Saying

Ruby Miller

The staff was VERY helpful & knowledgeable about the concerns I had regarding detox suggestions, controlling my A1C levels, acne issues for my son, and herbs that would help a friend of mine sleep at night. I sampled a few healthy snacks made a few purchases and was given several handouts as well as a couple of vitamin samples as well. The staff at this location was AWESOME...I will be back!!!!

Glenda Moten

A very nice health food store in my neighborhood of Central Park, right up the street in walking distance from my house! A great place to shop for whatever you need!

Opal Hall

A wonderful place with endless amounts of information to assist you with your health needs. Many alternative supplements, herbs, teas, vitamins, minerals, and more for whatever ailment you have. Many healthy High Protein, low sugar, tasty snacks!! Diabetic-friendly options. The store has a selection of vegetarian foods, canned and frozen, plus more.

Lisa Marie

The herb selection here is amazing!! A true treasure to find out here. The folks working here were very helpful to me and my family. They were even understanding when my youngling was fussing about his balloon not being bouncy anymore (it popped before we walked in). I love the book selection too; and there are healthy snacks and cold drinks. That's a dangerous thing as they may get tired of me coming in so much, maybe not they seem laid back, love the relaxing vibe here too. Thanks, y'all <3
 

David Dill

This store is fantastic! I've been shopping here for 6 years every since I moved to Birmingham, and have never been disappointed. The products are superb, and the staff is very helpful. I highly recommend Bama Health Foods!

Jane S.

I enjoyed my visit. It was very inspiring and informative about how to manage my diabetes. I particularly liked my assistant, Lauren, who was very knowledgable! The owner, Ms. Jacquie, was pretty cool too. Thank you!

Kendrick Clark

Bama Health Foods is a light that shines during dark times. They offer a wealth of information along with the products you’ll need to start your journey of healthy living. There’s an atmosphere of love that makes you feel free to share whatever you’re going through. They care about everyone who walks in their doors because they view us as more than just customers, to them we’re family!

Barbara Wingroy

I'm thrilled to share that the vitamins really work! Yesterday, my pressure dropped from 134/83 to 132/78, a miracle! I feel blessed and grateful for your guidance. My testimony is real, and I love the Bama Health Foods products. Since starting the C-month pills, my pressure is consistently lower. Thanks for everything! Love to you and the Bama Health Foods family. Have a blessed day and journey.