We had the good fortune of connecting with Cheryl Lemoine-Kainer Certified Iridologist & Health Market owner and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cheryl Lemoine-Kainer, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My business helps the community by helping improve the health of our customers. One of the most valuable tools in helping our customers is Iridology. Iridology is an Alternative Health Science based on iris analysis that most people are unfamiliar with. An Iridology analysis provides an easy way to see what’s going on inside the body. By analyzing the fibers of the iris, Iridology reveals inherited strengths and weaknesses in major organs and body systems, as well as changes that occur during one’s lifetime. Iridology allows you to be very specific about your body and your health, and provides valuable insight on enjoying optimal health on a highly individualized basis. No two people have the same eyes, because everyone is different! The eye is not so much a “window to the soul,” as it is the “light of the body.,” and shows what’s really going on inside.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The Health Market is the largest health food store in The Woodlands area, and has been locally owned and operated by native Houstonian, Texas Aggie, and longtime Woodlands resident Cheryl Lemoine-Kainer since 1999. What sets the Health Market apart from others is the highly educated staff, the individualized personal service we provide, and the wealth of knowledge that we love sharing with our customers. The Health Market also offers a wide range of alternative health services including Iridology, Hair Analysis, Reflexology, Nutritional Consulting and the Ion Foot Detox, in addition to high quality vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements. Health Market owner Cheryl Lemoine-Kainer is a Certified Iridologist, and her love of iridology, natural health and people is what gave birth to the Health Market. There have been many challenges over the years, but perseverance and educating others has been key to the Health Market’s success. The Health Market’s store motto is “Take Care of Yourself”, our highly educated staff, including three Doctors of Naturopathy, are here to help you do just that. Along the way we have learned that knowledge is power, and that people want to be well. Getting specific about your health, and making small changes can make a big difference in the way you feel each day.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Living in The Woodlands since 1989, I have really gotten to see the area grow and flourish. My favorite spot in The Woodlands is Market Street for shopping and dining, and my favorite hangout area is The Waterway for walking, people watching and grazing. If the weather is nice, kayaking on Lake Woodlands is always a treat. We have so many good restaurants now that choosing where to eat can be a difficult decision.! On Market Street, my favorite restaurant is Uni Sushi, followed closely would have to be Tommy Bahamas. On the Waterway you can sit outside for the best pizza ever at Grimaldi’s. Last is one of the best kept fine dining secrets is Amerigo’s Grille in the original Woodlands village of Grogans Mill. I spend a lot of time outdoors, anywhere in The Woodlands has great hiking and biking trails, where it is easy to immerse yourself in nature. If you love golf, The Woodlands offers multiple courses to play, all equally beautiful and challenging. I hope you enjoy The Woodlands experience for yourself soon!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First of all, I would like to thank Dr. Bernard Jensen posthumously for his knowledge and expertise in Iridology. If I had never had the opportunity to study and train with Dr. Jensen and become a Certified Iridologist, the Health Market would never have come to be. The Health Market would also not exist without our outstanding and knowledgeable staff, including Shirley Sandlin, Terry Sutton, Andrea Carter and Janine Gooden. Everyone on staff has extensive alternative health training, and care deeply about our customers and helping them on an individual basis. We are always glad to lend an ear, be a sounding board, and share our knowledge. And a big THANK YOU to my wonderful husband Dr. Daniel Kainer, DVM, who has always supported alternative health in conjunction with his traditional medical training. I always tell people, if you need a good doctor, go to the vet! Most people don’t realize that it is harder to get into veterinary school than medical school, and vets are some of the few Doctors that still do their own x-rays, blood work and surgeries. They understand the whole body, and are very wise!

Website: woodlandshealthmarket.com
Instagram: @health.market.woodlands
Facebook: @health.market.woodlands
Yelp: Woodlands Health Market

Image Credits
Andrea Carter

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