Jo M. Peckinpaugh
Still Serving An Awesome God!
Q and A:
What brought you to Alternative Health and the field/product you’re involved with? Over a year ago, I lost my health and was having trouble walking. I had become the poster child for the SAD (Standard American Diet), stress, lack of exercise and rest! After five specialists and many thousands of $’s, the prognosis was a regimen of serious drugs, 2 surgeries, and an apnea machine to sleep!
It's Time To Tell The Truth Ministry
Medical Missionary Evangelist. I have dedicated the rest of my life to conducting Cancer Seminars, Cancer Workshops and Cancer Divine Healing Boot-Camps. I am available to travel anywhere, anytime, to conduct seminars. Download my "God's Answer to My Cancer Program."
God healed me and He wants to heal you too.
Q and A:
What brought you to Alternative Health and the field/product you’re involved with? A Military 20 year career, in the medical profession, Natural Remedies Training in one of the finest Natural Remedy Institution in the world and a diagnosis of cancer.
Colon Hydrotherapist & Waiora Independent Distributor (NCD)
Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, effective, way of removing waste from large intestine using warm filtered water. Also DETOX with NCD, Natural Cellular Defense, a liquid zeolite.
Lynne Higgins, BS, MX
Health & Safety Solutions
Bone Density, Osteoporosis Screening
Shoe Inserts, Therapuetic
Osteoporosis Screening & Consultation - "build healthy bones naturally without drugs." Hydropedes™ Interactive Glycerin Insoles stop foot, leg & back pain, & feel good all over," free test-walk. Kombucha starter kits.
Lynne Higgins, a brief history and commentary
I was born and grew up in the Los Angeles area. In 1975, I moved to Chattanooga with my late husband, one daughter, a dog, a cat, 4 kittens and 37 houseplants. We had his motorcycle shop and my needlework shop in East Ridge.
DianA & David Carringer, owners
855 Keith Street NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
Cleveland’s largest selection of organic foods: bulk nuts, grains, fruits, vegetables, herbs, supplements, tinctures, all-natural cleaning supplies and so much more!
Diana Carringer, Q & A:
Tell us about yourself in 60 words or less: I am a ND, MH, Nutritionist, Homeopath, and Iridologist. I also do EDS testing which works with the acupuncture meridian points on the body to check the pathways for energy flow through the body which can reveal lowered vitality or a hyper state (inflammation). It also can suggest supplements that would help bring you back into balance and have well-being.
What brought you into the Alternative Health Field you’re involved with? I was 40 years old, just became a Grandmother, ready for a complete change in my life and new career where I could truly help people and improve their quality of life. I followed my heart and started working at a Health Food Store, then on to a Natural Healing Clinic, then 2 more Health Food Stores, one of which I managed, and now Abundant Living that my husband David and I, along with our partners, Dr. David & Jan Darden, own.
Jill L. Kelly, LAc, MAc, DiplAc, (owner)
Aveliza Mercado, LAc, DiplAc, MSOM
6212 Dayton Boulevard Suite B
Hixson, TN 37343
517 Russell Street Suite C
Dunlap, TN 37327
Jill L. Kelly, LAc, MAc, DiplAc
What brought you to Alternative Health and the field/product you’re involved with? When I was a child, I used to go to the chiropractor with my mother. My dad used apple cider vinegar for many health benefits and encouraged taking multi-vitamins. Also the concept of a balanced meal was ingrained since childhood. I had some allergic responses to medications while I was working on my undergraduate degree.
Charles West, LMT
CHEO Board of Directors, Knoxville Publicity Chair
P.O. Box 11606
Knoxville TN 37909
Instructor / Practionionner: Acupressure, Touch for Health® Kinesiology, meridian balancing, Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, stress relief, essential oils. Offering workshops and classes, open to anyone. CEUs for LMTs.
Charles C. Adams, MD
CHEO Board of Directors 2006 - Present
Full Circle Medical Center
Traditional / Integrative / Alternative Medicine
Integrative Practitioners & Therapies:
Hormones for Men & Women; Detox: Chelation; Infra-Red Ozone Sauna; Weight Loss; Hyperbaric Oxygen;
Top 10 NIH/NCCAM TACT Study Center; Heart Attack, Stroke, Parkinson's, RA Treatments; Skin Laser Aesthetics
Q & A's with Doc Adams:
What brought you to Alternative Health and the field/product you’re involved with? Listening to my mentors - and listening to my patients.
Tell us about yourself in 60 words or less: I am a medical doctor - a graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School. I am most honored to have received the CHEO Practitioner of the Year Award in 2004. My job is to keep folks healthy and away from people like me. In general, if you give the body what it needs to get back in balance, it will.
CHEO 2008-9 President, Membership Chair, Newsletter
Q & A with Laurie:
What brought you to Alternative Health and the field/product you're involved with? When my oldest son, now 27 years old, was born he was allergic to most foods and all prescriptions. I had to learn how to care for my son and keep him healthy through herbs.
In 1999, I adopted our youngest son, now 15 years old. He was, at the age of 7, failure to thrive, severely malnourished and was taking Prozac, Depakote, singular, Ritalin, and other prescriptions when I adopted him. He is now off of all prescriptions, is at normal weight and has grown tremendously.
In 2002, I was given one-year to live and through nutrition I reversed my health and now I am helping others. I am always searching and researching products and supplements that can help others and me, the more natural the product the more I am likely to promote the product.
Specialize in Organic Wines & Healthy Organic Chocolates
Q & A with Susan:
What brought you to Alternative Health and the field/product you’re involved with? Throughout my life I have been faced with various illnesses, or family illnesses that have not been successfully treated solely by the medical profession. In many instances the illnesses or conditions could have been treated through preventative means and in most cases alternative therapies would have been far more beneficial as a preventative measure.
Diane Minch, B.S.
(Health and Physical Education)
Graduate Studies in Nutrition
Natural Wellness and Lifestyle Consultant/Educator
Certified Skin Care Advisor and Instructor
Independent Business Owner Sunrider Herbal Foods, Skin Care & Healthy Lifestyle Products
Low Level (Cold) Laser Therapy
Co-Director Loudon/Monroe Community Group of Greater Knoxville Chapter of CHEO.
Blaire R. Newhard, RD, LD and Heather Carnahan
301 Manufacturers Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Q and A with:
Blaire R. Newhard, RD, LD (L)
Greenlife Nutrition Specialist
How did you get started in your work? It’s interesting because I actually got into this field because of Greenlife. I worked for the original Riverview store before when they opened in 1999. I was a strict vegan at the time and wanted to work in a health food store that sold a lot of the specialty products that I consumed. I worked with the company on and off over the years as I travelled and went to school, but when I started working in the Supplement and Body Care department I worked with a woman named Denise whose knowledge of nutrition really inspired me to learn more so I enrolled in the UTC Food and Nutrition program. This started me on the path to an eventual internship with OHSU in Portland, OR and then national and state certification as a Registered Dietitian. Although some see this as a much more conventional route, I was always integrating alternative medicines and nutritional therapies, as well as specialties diets like vegetarianism, veganism and raw foods into my research and projects.