Alternative Health is dedicated to the health, vitality, and appearance of our clients. Our goal is to help the body help itself naturally.

We seek to provide the most natural ingredients in the highest quality possible, in order to offer the nutrition and building ingredients that the body and skin need most to reach a level of complete wellness.

We seek to beautify and better the body through researched methods and total programs which are all natural. We use the body’s own ability to achieve goals of improvement rather than introducing harmful chemicals, surgery, or addictive drugs to reach an end.

To meet this commitment, we provide our clients daily support to give them the best opportunity to succeed on their path to optimal health. Upon completion of a wellness program we continually mentor each person in their effort to maintain said optimal health. Therefore, our relationship with our clients is not short term but rather a lifelong effort to attain and then maintain good health that is chemical free.

It all starts with an extensive consultation to determine your health needs. Contact us today

John Hoime, Owner and Operator


Since 1999, John Hoime has been mentoring people through holistic wellness programs to help manage chronic pain, weight issues, over infestation of yeast, hormonal imbalance, and many other life altering symptoms. An accomplished wellness practitioner, his vision and expertise in the wellness industry have not only dramatically changed his life but many others around him.

Prior to entering the holistic health arena, John spent 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force where her retired as a Master Sergeant in 1989. Upon retirement he owned and operated a successful business and it was then his health deteriorated. Once he realized that conventional medicine had no answers he then searched out a natural solution to his health issues. After successfully healing his body through the guidance of Dr. Linda T. Nelson of the M’lis Company, a holistic wellness company offering education, wellness products and programs to salons and spas all over the world, he along with his sister, Peggy, opened their first wellness center in Southwick, MA in August of 2000. In May of 2005, they opened another center in Northampton, MA. The company expanded to West Hartford, CT in 2008. In 2011 they moved the Northampton center to Easthampton, MA.

John’s exceptional track record of helping clients take responsibility for their own health is based on his philosophy that 95% of every disturbance in the human body is because of poisons and toxins diffusing through the human body and primarily the colon. He mentors those who are looking to take control of their health on the effective and productive use of; rest, clean air, pure water, vigorous exercise, sunshine, enzyme-active food, and a positive outlook. This is called natural or scientific living. He is known for his deep concern for those he works with and his exceptional ability to act as a support system. He believes that if those who are suffering with health issues could have taken control of their life on their own they would have already done so.

John has been through extensive training from notable practitioners such as; Dr. Linda T. Nelson, ND, PHD; Dr. David Frahm, ND, CNC, CNHP, MH; and Gerry Larsen, B.S., M.S.; Patrick K. Porter, PHD on conditions such as Candida, Fibromyalgia, Weight Management, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, Diabetes, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Colitis, Cancer, Emotional Wellness, Self-Mastery Technology, as well as many other symptoms and diseases. He educates his clients on the proper intake of food, detoxification, nutrition, stress management, water intake and supporting a healthy lifestyle, in an effort to maintain optimal health.

Patty Midwood, Company Manager


Patty started out as a client of Alternative Health in May of 2004, Patty signed on to a 3-month weight loss program. Taking personal responsibility for her health she lost 30 pounds of body fat in those 3 months. Not quite at her goal, she did another 2-month program and lost another 20 pounds of body fat. One year later she was hired as a technician to carry out such things as client body wraps, ION-cleanse detoxification, ear candling, facials and general client assistance and mentoring people through their programs. After only about six months on the job it was obvious that Patty had committed herself into the concept of getting people well. She passed her qualification exams and was immediately promoted to company manager. It was at that time that Alternative Health was in the process of expanding and opening additional offices. Patty has become the company’s general manager and is responsible for all activity in each of the company’s offices. Patty has been through training from practitioners John Hoime, qualified M’lis Trainer; Dr. Linda T. Nelson, ND, PHD; Gerry Larsen B.S., M.S., Patrick K. Porter, PHD, and can counsel clients on conditions of Candida, Fibromyalgia, Weight Management, Emotional Wellness, Self-Mastery Technology, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohns Disease, Diabetes, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Colitis and Cancer. Patty is married with two daughters. Her husband and daughters have completed different wellness programs and detoxify regularly to enhance their overall health.