New health food store in Flint area aims to offer ‘holistic approach’ to health

FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI – A new health food store in Genesee County opened this week with plenty of supplement and vitamin options, prepared healthy meals, and its owners are on a mission to provide a full range of health care. health.

Hope Health Food Store, G3310 Beecher Road, Flint Township, held a soft opening on Monday, January 17.

The store offers plant-based products, plant-based takeaways prepared by local chef Antwain Trimble, artisan breads and a plethora of supplements, vitamins and herbs.

Customers can also sign up for a free consultation to talk about their needs and businesses and schools can book the company for health presentations.

“We’re new to the area, we’re getting acclimated to the community, because every community requires different things and it depends on the clientele,” co-owner Dr. Joseph McCall, chiropractor and nurse, told MLive-The Flint Journal. . .

The business is co-owned by Joseph’s wife, Angela McCall.

In addition to product offerings, the health food store also plans to host presentations on gut health, heart health, and other health-related topics relevant to the local community.

“My heart and soul is in healthcare, my heart and soul is in being a benefit to help others and as long as I have been in healthcare I believe in giving people the full range of their health care opportunities,” said Joseph McCall.

Communication and preventive health care are two important components of full-spectrum health care, he added.

Joseph McCall also holds a postgraduate degree in naturopathic medicine.

The chiropractor’s clinic, Hope Chiropractic & Wellness, is located next to the health food store.

“The chiropractic clinic and health food store are connected in many ways to provide a holistic approach to health,” said Angela McCall.

Joseph McCall’s passion for helping people through health care began when he was a child.

Her mother and father would take her and her siblings to nursing homes after church to volunteer, sing and pray.

“That’s when I saw that I wanted to change health care,” said Joseph McCall. “I have seen abuse. I saw neglect, I saw many things and even as a child, it affected me so much that I wanted to change. All my life I have been driven to become something better.

Joseph McCall pointed out how the people of Flint have suffered some neglect, referring to the water crisis, poverty and food desert, among other obstacles.

“This is unacceptable,” Joseph McCall said candidly. “As an African-American male, I take offense to this unfortunately because my whole life I’ve had the same experience because of who I am. I can’t be thrown by the wayside.

The health food store’s mission is to empower people to make a difference in the community, he continued.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

To learn more about the store or its offerings, check out its Facebook page.

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