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           JANUARY 2017                    

 
New Year! New You!
 
 
Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - JANUARY 2017!
     
Happy 2017!  It's a New Year!  A great time to think about creating a New You!
New Year! New You!  Create a better version of yourself ~ Mind, Body, & Spirit!  See our Health Tip for ways to do just that!

If you are fascinated with numbers, you'll appreciate how 2016 represents a "completion year." (Add the numbers 2+1+6=9); 9 is the number that represents completion.  And frankly I am grateful to be "completing" collectively some old societal patterns - such as bullying, discrimination, inequities.  2017 promises to be a very different year.  It represents oneness, the start of new ideas and patterns.  It is represented by the number 1.  (2+1+7=10; 1+0=1)  This means "one with the Divine" (One with the Universe).  It's a great time for our bodies, minds and Spirits to Connect to the Divine and proceed in our purpose.  I'd love to see us move from the love of power to the POWER OF LOVE!

Many exciting events & opportunities are coming in early 2017:
    January 16th is the date for Realizing Dr. King's Dream for Beloved CommUnity, a celebration that
      includes musician John Gage & is co-sponsored by so many local members of our Faith communities.
       Find out more:  www.cultivatingconnections.org  cultivatingconnections@twc.com 502.897.2721
    January 21st is the Women's March on Washington... "standing in solidarity for the protection of our rights,
      our safety, our health and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the
      strength of our country."
       Find out more:  womensmarch.com
    Harry Pickens is hosting an educational event on the Havening Technique on January 27th & 28th.
       Find out more:  http://haveninglouisville.org
   hpickens@bellsouth.net 
502.634.3986
    Kimberly May is offering a New Year! New You! Renewal Sessions Package at a time that suits you!
       Find out more:   www.inspirewellness.net  502.593.9017
    Betty Greaver hosts the first of her three-class series:   Take Charge of Your Health & Life on Jan. 23rd.
       Find out more:   bgreaver@gmail.com  502.295.6251
    Dorothy Henning will be offering a Feldenkrais Pelvic Floor Workshop at IIM on February 11th & 12th.
       Find out more:   contact@dorothyhenning.com  502.240.7057
    Mark your calendars now for February 9th-12th.  ISHA will be hosting an Inner Engineering Program to be held
      at St. Matthews Community Center.  Early bird registration discount:  $285 by January 10th.
        Find out more:   https://www.innerengineering.com/ieo-new/total/#register   Louisville@Ishausa.org or call
        502.882.0058 for more information.

 
New Year! New You!  Create a new and better version of yourself!
We hope to see you soon at IIM!

Love,
Kim Evans

 
 


"New Year's...  A fresh start.  A new chapter in life waiting to be written.  New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.  Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.  Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand.  Only dreams can give birth to change."
                                               ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach



 
THIS MONTH AT IIM ~ JANUARY * 2017
This month at IIM - JANUARY 2017            IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?


Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesday, January 11th
& Tuesday, January 24th




Just a reminder:
 
New Year! New You!  What better way to create your best possible self than visiting IIM for your mind, body, & Spirit healing?  Give us a call and schedule an appointment for your 2017 labwork (know your numbers!) or an Infrared Sauna session (detox the body) or a healing session with any of our IIM practitioners (good for the Spirit!) See you at your first "wellness" appointment of 2017... 502.253.4554  
      ~ Cynthia Burke Goff, IIM Office Manager
What we're reading now:


Sadhguru - Inner Engineering:  The Joy of a Yogi
"Inner Engineering is a fascinating read of Sadhguru's insights and his teachings.  If you are ready, it is a tool to help awaken your own inner intelligence, the ultimate and supreme genius that mirrors the wisdom of the cosmos."  ~ Deepak Chopra

This is a great book that provides insight to "go within" and help you understand what truly matters.  You will find yourself being joyful "for no reason."  Read the book to find out what is really important in life and how to find joy in each day.  ~ Kim Evans

Find out more:  isha.sadhguru.org
 
IIM HEALTH TIP OF THE MONTH ~ JANUARY * 2017


Health Tip:


Welcome to January.  Wow - 2017!  Can you believe it's another year already?  Happy New Year!  "New Year! New You!"  That's our theme for the month... Create a better version of yourself.

Kim Evans:  You may want to create a better physical version of yourself.  You can do this by increasing your exercise.  Maybe you got a fit-bit for Christmas!  You might park your car a little further from the door of the grocery store and increase your exercise that way.  You might want to sleep a little more.  You might want to eat 5-6 vegetable servings a day and 2-3 fruit servings per day.  All of these can help create a better physical self.

     You may also want to create a better psychological/emotional self.  Perhaps keep a gratitude journal.  You definitely want to keep a positive attitude!  And remember that if something annoys you or someone gets on your nerves, the upset most likely has nothing to do with that person, but it probably has more to do with unresolved issues or things you might need to heal yourself.  So these are ways to create a better psychological and emotional self.

     Finally you might want to create a better Spiritual self.  We are all Spiritual Beings having a human experience.  You might want to carve out more time to pray or meditate.  Remember that God has a plan for each one of us.  And that plan is very unique.  Even in times in our lives where we may not feel that it's a very good plan or we don't understand it, remember that God always has our back ALWAYS and in ALL WAYS.  So these are ways to create a better Spiritual Self.

   One way that I've found to create a better self is to have great people around me.  I am so blessed to have Jennifer and Cynthia with me.  For those of you that don't know, Jennifer is usually here on Fridays and she is the one behind our newsletter.  We give her the content and then she uses her creative genius to create our incredible newsletters.   Cynthia is here today!

Cynthia:  Thank you, Kim.  I find myself to be so blessed to work here with all the fabulous providers here at the Institute for Integrative Medicine.  They have given to my life and helped me to be a better person on so many levels.  Kim, with her fabulous meals that she has shared with me here at breakfast, lunch and dinners.  She really does what she teaches her patients to do.  That's how she lives.  So I have a beautiful role model to come and work here with every day.  I always say "I get to come here to work."  Not too many people get to say that about their jobs.
My cheat days are less.  For those of you that know me, you know I like sweets.  I've decreased my "sweets" days, thanks to Kim.  I've increased my exercise - when I can.  One thing I'd like to add is - take the steps!  Always take the steps instead of the elevator.  I don't care if it's 4 flights - it'll be steps for me.
Spiritually... I've always been a Spiritual person, but I feel like being here, it's taken me to the next level.  You've expanded my horizons with all different types of practitioners who have been guest speakers here at our office. 
I get to give to people.  By giving to them, when they walk in the door, whether I'm their listening ear... I receive so much from the patients visiting our practitioners every day.  I'm truly blessed and I love that I get to be here and work with you every day.

Kim:  Aww.  Thank you!  You know I could not do this clinic without you and Jennifer.
Cynthia:  I'm humbled by your words.  Thank you!

     So New Year! New You!  Create a new self - physically, psychologically/emotionally and Spiritually.  And if you need help creating a better you, give us a call!   
~  Kim Evans

  Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~ info@integrativemedicine4u.com
 

 
 


Bonus Health Tip:

There are lots of colds, flus and sinus infections going around.
Keep yourself healthy by increasing your Vitamin C and Vitamin D this winter.
Take at least 1000 mg of Vitamin C.  Take Vitamin C with food; it can make some people nauseated when taken on an empty stomach.  (Integrative Therapeutics makes a buffered C that we carry in our office.)
Take at least 5000 IUs per day of Vitamin D.  (Integrative Therapeutics makes a chocolate chewable Vitamin D that many people enjoy taking - or Orthomolecular has a capsule version with 5000 IUs Vitamin D, both of which we carry at IIM.)

If you do get a cold or flu, here are our "go-to" remedies:
     *  Viraclear - this is a great vibropathic made by Integrative Therapeutics that is very effective against viruses.
     *  Viracid - this is a new product we are carrying by Orthomolecular that is great for colds and flus.
     *  Vitamin D - 50,000 IUs blister pack (by Orthomolecular) is a high dose Vitamin D formula.  Dr. Mercola
           recommends taking 1 a day for 3 days in a row to help fight off colds and flus.
     *  Immucore - I commonly use this to help boost my immune system.  It's made by Metagenics and includes a
           mushroom blend to support the immune system, as well as Vitamin C and D.

Keep your immune system strong and healthy as we head into this New Year!  ~ Kim Evans
   

  Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~ info@integrativemedicine4u.com
 
IIM STAFF MEMBERS OF THE MONTH ~ JANUARY * 2017
IIM Staff Members of the Month

We are thrilled to honor Jennifer and Cynthia this month.  They are our support staff without whom we could not run the office.  Both give tirelessly to make sure everyone's needs are met.  I am humbled and honored to have both of these strong, caring women at IIM.
                                                                                                                          ~ Kim Evans

Cynthia Burke Goff, IIM Office Manager
Cynthia is our Office Manager and Bookkeeper.  She developed a strong interest in holistic health many years ago when dealing with her son's chronic health issues.  I first met Cynthia about 18 years ago.  We reconnected in 2004 after her Mother died.  She was greatly interested in health advocacy for older Americans after helping her Mother.  Cynthia takes care of hundreds of details to manage our office at IIM in addition to caring for her ill Father.  This year, on top of all of her other responsibilities, she also obtained her realtors license.

Jennifer Hubbard
, IIM Newsletter & Gal Friday

Jennifer came to our office with a professional background in the theatre, having worked as a director, performer, educator and coach.  Currently, she records audio books for people with blindness or low vision through the National Library Service/Library of Congress.  She is the creative genius behind our newsletters.  I met Jennifer through Dr. Clifford Kuhn.  She coached us during our development of the Intentional Wellness program.  She was inspired by our holistic health message and offered to work in our office as her time permitted.
..which often includes Fridays.
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I'VE GOT YOUR BACK ~ JANUARY * 2017
 I've Got Your Back ~ January * 2017
This month I'm very excited to share Lydia's story.
She first came to our office in 2012.  We worked with her for a couple years as she managed the stress of her job and caring for her aging Father who lives out of town.  She returned to our office in October of 2015.  She had gained a lot of weight and admitted that she had "fallen off the healthy wagon."  I suggested that she join a weight-loss program and get back on the APO E Diet and Exercise plan. 

She came in recently to review her annual labs and I was astounded!

Her labs were great and she had lost over 65 pounds!  I told her how impressed I was.  And she answered, "Well, you told me to join a weight loss group!"  She and a friend joined Baptist Milestone January 1, 2016.  She spent the year making healthy choices in her food and activity levels.

Way to go Lydia!  We're very proud of you!

~ Kim Evans
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Thanks to each of you who are joining in our on-going challenge to be able to say "I've Got Your Back..."  If you have a story that you would like to share, please send it to me.  ~ Kim Evans
 
 



"Let our New Year's resolution be this:  we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word."
                                                    ~ Goran Persson


 
SAVE THE DATE! ~ JANUARY * 2017 ~ Lots of ways to begin the New Year! Create a New You!
BOOK A DATE!  January 2017!

Join Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness
New Year! New You! 
Renew yourself in Mind, Body & Spirit!
Reframe, realign & renew yourself
with this special New Year Coaching Package...
502.593.9017  www.inspirewellness.net


Join Kimberly May for 3 One-Hour Sessions to:
Reframe your thinking ~
Create new ways to get more of what you want with a Life Coaching Session
Renew your Spirit ~
Connect to your heart/inner voice in a Heart Math Session that shows you step by step how to listen to your intuition and calm your system to create greater peace
Relax & Realign your body ~
Experience an Energy Healing Session to balance your chakras, calm your nervous system and relax your mind.

Join me as you begin your quest for a New Year! New You!  I look forward to working with you in 2017! ~ Kimberly May


Join Kimberly May at IIM & Renew yourself in Mind, Body & Spirit!
Cost:   All three sessions: $195 / Single session: $75
Contact:
 Kimberly May, Wellness Coaching Specialist 502.593.9017
www.inspirewellness.net

 
SAVE THE DATE! January 9th

Metaphysical/Meditation

with Victoria Hayden
Join me in the New Year!
at IIM on
Monday evening, January 9th - 6:30-8:30 PM
             Continuing 2017:  Feb 13, March 13, April 10, May 8


Learn how to work with energy, develop your spiritual awareness, to let go of stress and worry, and to find your path in life.  Victoria studied metaphysics under the guidance of Rev. Ann Lawes & Rev. Jessie Morgan for over 25 years, holds certification in Reiki I & II, and has been doing clairvoyant readings for 25 years.  
All are welcomed.


Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
Cost:  All are welcomed.  $10 - love donation.
Contact:
  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden  vlhayden1@gmail.com
 
SAVE THE DATE!  January 23th, February 27th, March 27th

Join Betty Greaver RN, LMT - Holistic Health Coach

Take Charge of your Health & Life!
Class Series at IIM

January 23, February 27th, March 27th:  Take one class or all three!


Monday evening
, January 23rd - 6:00-7:00 PM at IIM
  Detox off Sugar & No Nutrient Foods ~ Learn what these toxic foods can do to your body.

Monday evening, February 27th - 6:00-7:00 PM at IIM

    Meditation & Relaxation - Learn to take charge of your health.
Monday evening, March 27th - 6:00-7:00 PM at IIM
    Get Toxins Out of your Internal & External Environment. ~ Let's clean out your pantry & cabinets.

                      New Year! New You... give me a call & let's get on the path together!


Join Betty Greaver & Take Charge of Your Health & Life!

Cost:   All three classes: $75 / Single class: $30
Contact:
   Betty Greaver  bgreaver@gmail.com  502.295.6251
 
SAVE THE DATE!  January 28th & 29th

Join Harry Pickens
for Havening Techniques Training in Louisville
with Drs. Ronald and Stephen Ruden,
co-developers of the Havening Techniques
   
Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29

"The Havening Techniques represent a breakthrough in the rapid and effective treatment of stress-related physical and psychological conditions.  The Inaugural Louisville Havening Techniques Training provides you the opportunity to learn and practice these cutting-edge neuroscience-based tools."

   
          
What are the Havening Techniques?

"When an event or experience is perceived as traumatic or very stressful it becomes immutably encoded, often with life-altering consequences.  However, recent research from the field of neuroscience has shown us how it's possible to modify this encoding.  The Havening Techniques are methods which are designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and permanently remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body."   ~ Ronald A. Ruden, M.D., Ph.D.


Find out more:   http://www.havening.org
Questions?  Contact:
   Harry Pickens at  hpickens@bellsouth.net   or  502.634.3986
 
SAVE THE DATE!  February 9th ~ 12th

"I highly recommend this!  One of the most profoundly transforming programs I have participated in..."  ~ Kim Evans

ISHA
- Inner Engineering Program

Thursday, February 9th ~ Sunday, February 12th
Find Health, Peace, and Joy from Within

What is Inner Engineering?
"Inner Engineering is a method, a tool to engineer a deep and lasting personal transformation.  The course is a comprehensive system addressing every aspect of wellbeing - from body, mind and emotion to the fundamental energy within us." 

                                                   New Year!  New You!  
Increased mental clarity...Enhanced energy levels...Prevailing sense of peace and joy...Reduction of stress...

Join this ISHA Inner Engineering Program!
Cost:  Early Bird Registration by Jan. 10th = $285 (Save $40!) / Registration after Jan. 10th = $325
Location:  St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Contact:
  https://www.innerengineering.com/ieo-new/total/#register  Louisville@IshaUSA.org   502.882.0058
 
JOIN OUR IIM PRACTITIONERS this month! ~ JANUARY * 2017
          There are classes and meetings that are on-going and open to drop-ins...
           or, If you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!
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GIVE THIS A TRY!
Go from tired to inspired!
with Kimberly May, Certified Life/Wellness Coach





verb
                                       1. 
fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.  " his passion for romantic literature inspired him to begin writing" synonyms:  stimulate, motivate, encourage, influence rouse, move, stir, energize, galvanize, incite
                                                                              2. 
breathe in (air); inhale.  To breathe life into.

Go from tired to inspired!  Try Life and Wellness Coaching with Inspire Wellness.  Life coaching is designed to help you create the future you desire and then have someone hold you accountable to take action steps in that direction.  Learn step by step how to listen to your heart to live the life you want to live!

Be inspired to move forward personally and professionally  Rewire your brain to respond to stress differently
     *  Increase your intuition      Experience greater joy, health and peace      Get in touch with your purpose
                              *  Be your authentic self     Work from a calm centered place

Ask about a complementary Life and Wellness Coaching session to get started today!

Join Kimberly ~ Life & Wellness Coaching Session at IIM
Contact:  Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, Wellness Coaching Specialist
               502.593.9017 Check this out: www.inspirewellness.net
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GIVE THIS A TRY! 

Cynthia Bowling, LCSW
Advanced Integrative Therapy - Certified Therapist & Teacher

Individual, Family and Couples Therapy - Children, Adolescents & Adults


It's a New Year!  Embrace the New You you want to be! 

AIT is a gentle and effective healing treatment...
  aitherapy.org

Join Cynthia ~ AIT Session at IIM
Contact:  Cynthia Bowling, LCSW  502.553.9843  cynthiabowling@me.com
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GIVE THIS A TRY! 
  Jerry Scott, Holistic Practitioner
HOLISTIC CARE
Certified Health Coach/Nutrition Counseling/Biofeedback

Make this New Year the year you begin your 'Healing Naturally'....
The Indigo Biofeedback System helps manage and retrain stress patterns... empowering you to make lifestyle changes to support overall health and well-being...


Join Jerry ~ Biofeedback Session
at IIM
Contact:  Jerry Scott, Holistic Care  502.797.6618  holistictreatment033@gmail.com
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JOIN IN! 
Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Light Works Yoga Studio classes for 2017...
Looking for an intimate setting and personal attention?  A small group therapeutic Yoga experience?  You've found it!  Here at IIM, Angie Megibben strives to offer the personal touch...
Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga/Spine Health
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 PM Restorative Yoga
JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu) Tuesdays & Thursdays*Self-care in the New Year for a New You!
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.

Join Angie ~ Light Works
Yoga & JSJ at IIM

Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:  www.light-works-yoga.com
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JOIN IN!

Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner


Improve your posture... Move more easily...Relieve chronic pain...Manage stress... all of this for you in the New Year with Feldenkrais!
Please join us as we continue to discover how to move more easily and know ourselves better!  The power of The Feldenkrais Method lies in its ability to access your brain's innate potential to change and improve.  By exploring through these gentle easy-to-do exercises, you will sharpen your 'body sense' and reawaken the pleasure and ease of moving! Come join us anytime - each class can be taken independently!  No experience necessary.  Feldenkrais is for EVERYBODY, young and old alike!
Fridays: January  13, 20, 27 
10:30-11:30 AM Feldenkrais Class  " Awareness Through Movement"
Also:  Special Feldenkrais Pelvic Floor Workshop February 11th & 12th

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" at IIM - Try first class FREE!
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  contact@dorothyhenning.com  502.240.7057
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GIVE THIS A TRY!

Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Christian Spiritual Director,
Life Coach, Retreat/Conference Educator

Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, M.Div., BCC
The Transformation Insititute ~ Holistic Life Healer
"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind!"  - Romans 12:2

Appointments available in the month of JANUARY!

Start the New Year well! Holistic Healing Sessions include:  Intercessory Prayer, Healing Touch, Guided Meditation, Deep Breathing, Anointing with Essential Oils and Christian Spiritual Counseling. 
Come and experience holistic healing for the Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit.


Join Yvonne for Holistic Life Healing Sessions at IIM

Contact:   Yvonne McCoy for an appointment -  502.664.0373   www.holisticlifehealer.com
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GIVE THIS A TRY!


Therapeutic Massage...for a Healthier YOU!

Nancy Langan, BS, LMT
LANGAN MASSAGE THERAPEUTICS

Stress and Pain Relief

Appointments available in the month of JANUARY!

Give Nancy a call to set up your first therapeutic massage appointment of the year...


Join Nancy for Therapeutic Massage Sessions at IIM
Contact:   Nancy Langan -  502.744.4777 email: NTLangan@gmail.com   www.HeartHands.org
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GIVE THIS A TRY!

Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor
Appointments available in the month of JANUARY!
Show your body some TLC in the New Year!

Repair, realign & release your body with smart bodywork... When you experience constant pain, your sense of wellbeing, your ability to focus, and your hope start to fade.  Get your life back by realigning your bones, stimulating bone-tendon connection, and diminishing chronic issues like scoliosis, TMJ, back pain, and more, all with small Yamuna balls!  Realign and start healing today!  Why wait on something this important?  Discover a logical, human approach to healing.  Yamuna Body Rolling works with your body to empower it to heal itself by stimulating deep into muscles and restoring proper bone alignment and tendon function.
Meet with Melanie Tinsley, Registered Nurse and Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor in a class or one-on-one session.  
Learn more about Yamuna:   www.yamunausa.com

Join Melanie for Yamuna® Body Rolling at IIM

Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170
 
 



"Make New Year's goals.  Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year.  This helps you do your part.  It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come."
                                                  ~ Melody Beattie



 
SAVE THE DATE! ~ JANUARY * 2017
IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
IN OUR COMMUNITY!
                              New Year! New You!
            Experience the Wonder of Nature
             with Joy Fitzgerald & Natural Connections


 "Break free from nature deficit disorder and experience the wonder of nature.  Natural Connections will help you learn how to engage with nature on a regular basis, doing activities such as hiking, archery, organic growing, camping, and more... all to help you find healing and wellness!
Talk to biologist and interpretive naturalist Joy Fitzgerald, who has extensive field experience with North American ecosystems.  Joy incorporates her indigenous wisdom gleaned from life-altering health issues... to lead you on a journey to find wonder, hope, and healing by being present in the world around you."

Find out more:  502.381.8396   jfitz1258@gmail.com   naturalconnectionswellness.com
END NOTES & QUOTES! ~ JANUARY * 2017
 
 




"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
                   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



Let us know if there is anything we may do this month to help you create your New Year! New You!... The Team at IIM
 
Regards,
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
502.253.4554  or info@integrativemedicine4u.com
Website:  www.integrativemedicine4u.com



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