July 21, 2024


Outstanding health & fitness

Feature: Be Kind to Yourself

In this issue, we’ve been focused on kindness to others, kindness to our environment and more. But what about self-kindness? What does being kind to your body look like?

“It means having health practices that give us a sense of well-being,” says Judie Boothe, a certified clinical nutritionist (C.C.N.) and owner of Fountain of Health, a legendary retailer in Amarillo’s health community. Boothe says a proper balance of nutrition, supplements and beneficial health practices can improve almost every aspect of a person’s life.

She should know. Five decades ago, before opening her shop, Boothe endured 4 ½  years of illness. It started with a staph infection after the birth of her daughter, followed by bouts with rheumatic fever, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, low blood sugar, lupus and early kidney failure. “I spent two years in bed and had no hope of getting well,” she says.