Our Team

Meet Our Team

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Our friendly, passionate, and health-focused team is what makes 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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Opal Hall

Lead Wellness Advocate/ Social Media Coordinator

I'm PASSIONATE about self-sustainability, alternative holistic living, herbal medicines, photography, and animals.

My FAVORITE HERB is Pau D'Arco because it has been known to cure cancer and inhibit tumor growth. So many people have found great use out of it.  It's nice to have hope for something that is supposed to be completely unmanageable, not to mention this herb has many other awesome benefits​. It’s difficult to choose just one because so many herbs are important and multi-faceted as they address many bodily ailments.

My FAVORITE FOOD is all vegetables that nourish, satiate, and satisfy my hunger while nourishing my body with essential nutrients. I love trying new cuisine from all over the
world. I enjoy sweet & savory healthy snacks from Bama Health Foods.

I am always NOURISHING MY BODY with CHA Water™. A good multi-vitamin like Source of Life Gold or Life's Fortune. Herbal teas like Yogi Positive Energy, no meat, and a regular eating and sleeping schedule. A Probiotic, digestive enzyme, and many herbs to address different needs as they arise.

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Lauren Kirkland

Lead Wellness Advocate/Community Event Coordinator

I'm PASSIONATE about Jesus, applied kinesiology, chiropractic, gymnastics, stretching, exploring, our community, and helping others to be the best they can be.

My FAVORITE HERB is Pau D’Arco, it's a tonic for nearly everything. It has been used in South
American hospitals to treat cancer. Studies show it can multiply red blood cells, shrink tumors, treat wounds, and more! It especially useful I have found personally for treating chronic fungal conditions, including
candidiasis.

My FAVORITE FOOD Soaked oats with a little vanilla, blueberries, and almond butter.

I am always NOURISHING MY BODY with Kelp (the king of all sea vegetables), Reishi (King of the mushrooms) Lecithin, collagen, life’s fortune multi-vitamin, pantothenic acid, and of course, probiotics!

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Jihaaya M.

Wellness Advocate

I'm PASSIONATE about holistic health and music. I love healing and building up my community that I serve.

My FAVORITE HERB is kelp – It is a gift from the sea. I love it because it is a superfood for hair, skin, and nails, but has many other benefits for the body!

My FAVORITE FOOD is Stuffed Salmon.

I am always NOURISHING MY BODY with herbal teas, kelp, shea butter,
mediation, and lots of water.

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Tiffany Hicks

Wellness Advocate

I'm PASSIONATE about the mental, spiritual, and physical health of my physical family and
community.

My FAVORITE HERB is Ginger – it is a powerful herb with countless benefits for the body.

My FAVORITE FOOD is Sushi.

I am always NOURISHING MY BODY with a balance of healthy nutrients and unconditional love.

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Laura Tudor

Associate Director of Research and Development

I'm PASSIONATE about I am faith, family, and the Earth. I live a life to love God by serving others through sharing my knowledge of
holistic and plant-based living, traveling this great planet with my husband and
seeking a lifestyle that helps to create a more sustainable environment.

My FAVORITE HERB is Lavender is an amazing herb that has helped me with depression and anxiety while becoming my nature made perfume and bug spray!

My FAVORITE FOOD as a Chicago native I have to say pizza, but of course, it is now organic, homemade, full of vegetables and fresh mozzarella from humanely raised animals on a yeast-free crust.

I am always NOURISHING MY BODY with a focus on mental nourishment to reduce stress, inflammation, and cortisol levels through yoga, meditation, and supplements including l-theanine, GABA, and magnesium.

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Erin Lynn Olsen

Wellness Advocate

I'm PASSIONATE about essential oils! When I was on chemo for quite a few years, I am positive they changed my life. I am now a Young Living Rep, excited to share my
knowledge and testimony with you.

My FAVORITE HERB is basil – It smells wonderful and fresh. I love that is filled with vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids.

My FAVORITE FOOD is avocados with Asian and Thai food especially.

I am always NOURISHING MY BODY with avocados, quinoa, herbs from my garden, fresh purple sweet potatoes, almonds, and alkaline water!

Jacquie's Story

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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 recently 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 this community health store and the community that it has served for close to 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 or in Bama Health Foods.

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