Jeane Hains, who suffered through a gauntlet of chemotherapy, cranial radiation, bone marrow biopsies, spinal taps, X rays, blood tests, and transfusions when she was a child fighting Acute Lympocytic Leukemia, has found healing through alternative treatments and supplements as an adult since the early 1990s.
Naturally, she wants to share the blessings.
So Hains, who has a naturopath two hours away, bought the Natural Food Center in January 2016 from Mary Bookter, who founded the store in Coffeyville, KS, in 1961 and operated at 414 W. 8th St. since 1973. She is expanding the inventory of some 1,200 items in the 1,400 square-foot space to provide alternatives for people seeking to fight or ward off cancer, lower cholesterol, build bone mass, and otherwise live healthier, happier lives.
Hains turned to natural healing after a sister experienced significant relief from her fibromyalgia through the practice. Since then, she as seen an ovarian cyst banish before scheduled surgery, dramatically lowered troubling thyroid-related numbers and improved her overall health after following the advice of her naturopath.
Although many natual and alternative practices have gained respect from the conventional medical community in recent years, Hains reminds her customers that her own self-taught understanding is anecdotal and encourages them to do their own research for the best way to treat their conditions. People from an hour away or more seek out the shop for its wide arry of high quality dietary supplements, essential oils, local honey, herbal teas, and assortment of nuts, snacks, and foods, as well as for her inspiring testimony.