Ouachita Healthy Living

Ouachita Healthy Living is a lifestyle designed to lead to optimum health. Utilizing the proven modalities of good nutrition, adequate exercise and rest, fresh air and sunlight, pure water, the appropriate combination of will power and God's help, the participant will experience observable improvement in physical, mental, social and mental health. These benefits apply to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression, anxiety, arthritis and many others. Join us to begin your walk to better health.

Our Facility

Pasture, ponds and wooded hills make up the tranquil views from the Ouachita Healthy Living Center. Our facility has four guest rooms, each one able to accommodate 1-2 persons comfortably. Classes are held in the large central living area. Our kitchen is a classroom as well where participants learn to prepare healthy meals. Located on 50 acres in southwest Arkansas, we are 3.4 miles southwest of the town of Amity.


About Our Directors

Drs. Carlos and Kathy Irizarry are board-certified family physicians who gave six years of mission service in Puerto Rico and retired from 25 years of private practice in Minden, Louisiana. They share an interest in helping people adopt a healthier lifestyle. In 2018 Dr. Carlos became board-certified in lifestyle medicine.

Science Supports

“It is increasingly recognized that the real issue in health care - lifestyle - should become the primary prescription for the leading causes of disease that result in the highest rates of mortality.” Bodai B. I., Nakata T. E., Wong W. T. et al. Lifestyle medicine: A brief review of tis dramatic impact on health and survival. Perm J 2018;22:17-025

“What will maximize healing is the application of scientifically sound lifestyle principles to both individual and community practice - thereby preventing or reversing the worst of our chronic disease burden.” ACLM President, George Guthrie, MD, MPH, CDE, FACLM, FAAFP