Welcome to A Gift of Health & Healing!
Elaine Thomas opened A Gift of Health in April, 1993. Shelly Oerlemans joined Elaine in September, 2004 and together they opened A Gift of Health in Humble, Texas. On January 1, 2010, after successfully managing and growing the store for 3 years, Shelly became the sole owner. Elaine continues to act as advisor to the store.
Shelly Oerlemans, Owner of A Gift of Health in Humble, Texas.
Shelly is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Holistic Iridologist who has a passion for learning and researching the most effective means to help her clients reach their health potential.
A successful and experienced nutritional consultant, speaker and educator, her common sense and caring approach is very effective. As a retired police officer, Shelly has the ability to inspire hope and inner resolve as a tool to motivate others in overcoming their health challenges.
An avid runner and weight training enthusiast, Shelly enjoys helping others reach their weight loss and fitness goals. She also serves as a living example of “fitness over fifty”!
“I was drawn to the store because of the strong emphasis on education” Gloria says. “I am interested in being healthy in a natural way, and A Gift of Health provides that opportunity. When I met the staff of the store, the Christian atmosphere was very appealing. Every day I am able to serve the customers and pass on the knowledge that I have gained.” Gloria
Alice Currie-Smithers, Assistant Manager
Alice began her relationship with A Gift of Health as a customer seeking help for her vast health challenges. She was asked to join the staff of A Gift of Health in 2011.
“A Gift of Health became my family and my lifeline to regain my hope, my sanity, and my health. I don’t know where I would be today if it weren’t for Shelly, Gloria, Wendy, and Patty. I am so happy to be able to give to others what this wonderful store has given to me.” Alice
A cancer survivor, Patti credits holistic methods, including organic eating as the secret to her long-standing remission . She says…
“Coming to the store enabled me to live pain-free after being diagnosed with cancer. Utilizing alternative methods has given me the knowledge that I do not have to face cancer ever again. My passion is to give hope to newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families and to give those ways to live past the pain, and into health.” Patti
Patti joined A Gift of Health in 2005 . Patti began by joyfully and enthusiastically helping customers with her playful, contagious spirit. It quickly became apparent that Patti’s skills included the “financial” arena and Patti keeps A Gift of Health “fiscally healthy”! Wendy Jones, Holistic Iridologist, Christian Counselor
Wendy brings an emphasis on the importance of knowledge. With a Masters Degree in Education, Bachelors degree in Pastoral Counseling, and her 15 year career as a High School Teacher, she brings many unique attributes to A Gift of Health. In addition, Wendy is a Certified Holistic Iridologist.
“I believe the natural path is a true healing process for the body and it has served me well, beginning with my grandmother who shared her knowledge and used her own remedies and healing principles with me. Because of my obstacles with Western medicine as a young woman, I was drawn back to my grandmothers ways. I found like minded friends at A Gift of Health and history is in the making. ” Wendy
Wendy is available for private consultations in: Iridology, Temperament Analysis, and Christian Counseling. She also teaches many classes at A Gift of Health.