Health By Choice
8304 South Terrace
Chattanooga, TN 37412
I do the footbath detoxification therapy. I also wrote a 48-page preventative health booklet last year that I have available for a small price. And I sell several health products. I love alternative health, and CHEO has been a great source of education and networking for me.
Interview Q & A
by CHEO Member Jeannette Sebes-McDonald. Thank you Jeannette!
What is the one thing you would most like us to know about you? I truly enjoy what I do. I love meeting people and making new friends. I consider this my ministry, and if my clients need to talk, I’m there to listen. If they need me to laugh with them, cry with them, help them with a problem or pray for them…. then that’s what I’ll do.What services do you offer? Detoxification footbath therapy, a preventative health booklet, whole-food nutritional supplements, air and water purification, and nontoxic cleaning products.
Tell me about how you got started in your work? My interest in alternative health started from my own personal struggles and accelerated several years ago with a desperate attempt to help a friend who was dying from colon cancer. Although I was unable to help him, it birthed a burning desire to find out what we are doing wrong that there is so much sickness around us. My preventative health booklet is a result of all the information I gained during this process and my way of educating as many people as possible. I am planning to revise it very soon to include the new things I have learned over the last year. Its title is “Why Are We All Getting SICK?”, and it is subtitled “Things you may be doing or not doing that could be contributing to your poor health”. This pretty much sums up what it’s about, but it also offers the reader many products and services that I have personally tried and found to be beneficial. In the back of the book is a resource guide listing names, addresses, telephone numbers and websites for all the items printed in bold within the book. This part of the book is tailored to the Chattanooga area (with exception of the websites).
The detoxification footbath part of my business began with my association with June Drennon. She is my colon hydrotherapist, and has become a valued friend. Without her encouragement and belief in me, I would probably never have attempted to step out and do any of this. She demonstrated the Libra Litrou footbath machine by doing a treatment on me. I was so impressed with the results that I took a machine home with me that day. After seeing how it has benefited my clients, I feel compelled to focus my business around this service.
What is the one thing you want the public to understand about your services that you feel they don’t? Usually when I tell people what I do, they get this puzzled look on their face and say “ohhhhhhhh, hummmm, that’s different”. I felt the same way when I first heard about this therapy. But I took the machine home and ran it thru a series of tests to see if it truly did what it was supposed to. I used it on myself, my family, and my friends. I also tried it in conjunction with other therapies and situations, with different kinds of water, and even ran the machine without putting feet in the water. The results were very impressive. If it didn’t really remove toxins, I would not be offering the service. With the amount of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis, our bodies are working overtime. This uses up energy that is needed to maintain all the other bodily processes. The bottom line is; if we don’t get rid of the toxins, our bodies cannot function properly …..resulting in illness. Helping your body detoxify is probably one of the most important things we can do to maintain good health. Doing a series of detoxification footbaths is a great way to quickly eliminate some of the toxic overload, and a great place to start on your road to better health.
Where are you from? How long in the Greater Chattanooga area? I was born and raised in the Chattanooga area. I have lived here all of my life, except for a few years in Florida.
Are you married, have you ever been married, etc? Kids? Pets? Yes, my husband’s name is Rick. We have three children, Brian 34, Jenny 31, and Jason 23. We have four precious grandchildren, Megan 10, Jaden, 8, Amber 5, and Keith who was born the second week of September. Don’t get me started about my grandbabies……that’s my passion. I love being a grandmother. We also have a huge tabby cat named Hobo and a springer spaniel mix dog named Princess.
What do you like to do in your spare time? What do you do for fun? I’m very family oriented, and my favorite thing to do is spend time with my grandchildren. We enjoy making crafts, singing silly songs, and dancing. I have a strong desire to learn more about health, so I spend a lot of time reading and researching. My husband and I also do volunteer work for a local Christian organization.
What are you most proud of in your life? The way my life has turned out. The first part of my life was not a pretty picture. I suffered with clinical depression until I was 39, and I made a lot of bad choices out of my pain. I never dreamed that I would know the happiness that I experience now. But I am living proof that God still performs miracles.
Where do you see yourself in five years? I currently work out of a rented space, but I someday hope to have my own health shop. My main focus at this time is learning all I can on detoxification and specializing in that field. I have many ideas on how I’d like to expand into educating clients through lectures, seminars, videos, audio programs and classes. Another thought is possibly offering an organic soup/salad bar with healthy smoothies and fresh organic fruit and vegetable juices. I want to take some courses and learn other skills. I am very interested in reflexology, nutrition, herbology, and iridology. If I’m gonna dream, I may as well dream BIG! J
How would you like to see this organization grow, change or expand? How would you like to see medical and alternative health in this country grow, change or etc.?
CHEO is already growing, changing and expanding so much from when I first started attending the meetings almost a year ago. The directory is awesome, and I think the health fair is going to really “get the word out there”. As for changes in medical and alternative health in this country, more people are starting to question traditional medical care. Some insurance providers are now offering employers discounts on premiums if their employees take an active role in their own health. Insurance companies in other states are even giving discounts to homeowners for having air purification systems that kill mold and mildew. More and more articles on the benefits of nutrition and herbs are appearing in magazines, in newspapers, and on television. I’d really like to see insurance providers cover alternative therapies and nutritional supplements. That would be the thing that would add credibility to our services, and I think we would see a major shift to preventative health instead of treating illnesses after the fact.