Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
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           MARCH 2016                     

Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - MARCH 2016
Welcome to March! National Nutrition Month!  We've now made it through the shortest, longest month of February and Spring is just around the corner!  Yeah!  This is one of my favorite times of the year - the weather warms, the trees and flowers bloom, the birds return and evidence of new life is everywhere!  If you're sensitive to allergies this time of year, you may need to stock up on your D-hist, which is a wonderful natural antihistamine that won't leave you feeling drugged or groggy.  See the bonus Health Tip for more information about D-hist. 

Our theme this month is Organic Food - It Does a Body Good!  Eat Clean for National Nutrition Month! 
March 4-5 is the Organic Association of Ky's annual conference.  This conference was snowed out last year so we've been looking forward to it for a long time.  Come join us!  I'll be there presenting the health benefits of Organic Foods.  You know I have a lot to say about that!  Especially since I absolutely believe that food is medicine!  See the Health Tip this month to learn more about why Organic foods are so beneficial for you.

Betty Greaver is our Practitioner of the Month.  Having completed her certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she has lots of great information to share!  Check with Betty for her special offerings this month.

We are very excited to bring Elijah Nisenboim back from California.  If you were unable to attend in January, I HIGHLY recommend seeing him this month.  Have you ever wondered if you were truly doing your life's purpose?  Did you ever have that empty feeling and think perhaps you should really be doing something different with your life?  Then come and join us on Wednesday, March 9th.  Elijah will read your fingerprints and then share with you which of the 4 schools YOUR life pupose is in:  Service, Wisdom, Peace or Love.  This session can help clarify your life's vision, work, mission or purpose.  Mark your calendar right now to join us on Thursday, March 10th when Elijah will be presenting his Effijy Breathwork.  I found in January when I did this class, that Effijy is one of the most powerful emotional cleansing hours that I've ever experienced.  I am excited to do it again on March 10th.  You will be so glad you did it!  Look for registration information in the SAVE the DATE section of this newsletter.

So enjoy March!  Commit this month to eat all organic foods and just see if you notice a difference in how your body feels and your mind works.  Join in some of our many classes!  Happy Easter!  Happy Spring!

Kim Evans

"Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are."
                                       ~ Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food."
                                         ~ Hippocrates

This month at IIM - March 2016            IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?
Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesdays,  March 16, March 30, April 13

Now Available:  Carotid-IMT

Next Quarterly Opportunity:  Thursday, April 14th

Call ahead for a visit to the Infrared Hot Sauna!

Looking for a therapeutic sauna experience?  Benefits for stress relief, cardiovascular health, nervous system balancing, weight loss, pain relief, skin cleanse, toxins flush.
Give a call one hour ahead... check out our package specials.

What we're reading this month:
              Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey M. Smith
~ This is perfect for this month!  The subtitle is:  Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating... with a foreword by Frances Moore Lappe - great information I'm using in my talk for the Organic Assoc. of KY conference. ~ Kim Evans
"Jeffrey Smith masterfully combines the art of storytelling and investigative reporting.  The result is riveting, enlightening, and disturbing.  The dangers of genetically modified foods are shocking - fortunately, Jeffrey's book tells us how to avoid them."
~ Jennifer Read Hawthorne, Coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul


Health Tip:
  Organic Food ~ It Does a Body Good!
Welcome to March! -
It's National Nutrition Month
and also Organic Association of Kentucky Month

Do you know the difference between organic and conventional foods? 

The bar code number for organic foods will always begin with the number 9.  Conventionally grown foods will have a bar code that begins with the number 4.
Are you familiar with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15? 
The dirty dozen are foods that have a high degree of pesticide exposure.  This includes foods such as strawberries, blueberries, apples, and spinach.  Pesticides, specifically Glyphosate, have been used significantly in the agriculture business since 1997.  Coincidentally (or not), we've seen a large increase in the number of people with autoimmune illnesses such as thyroid problems, allergies, neurologic diseases or infertility issues.  The biotech companies contend that humans do not react to Glyphosate.  Yet even if that is true, there is evidence that Glyphosate negatively affects the microbiota of our GI tracts.  Since 80% of our immune system is in the Gastro-intestinal tract, upsetting the healthy microbiota can alter the protective barrier allowing proteins to leak back into the blood stream.  These proteins can set off an inflammatory cascade leading to autoimmune illnesses.  - That's right - it all starts in the gut.  So protect yourself by purchasing only organic foods (especially the Dirty Dozen foods).  For the Clean 15 foods, like avocados and bananas, it's OK to buy conventional.

What about GMO's?  Genetically modified organisms?
These foods that have been genetically altered in some way - sometimes it's altered to include a pesticide to make the food more resistant.  Again we are seeing health consequences for GMO foods.  The top GMO foods are soy, corn, canola and sugar beets.  You may be thinking - Oh, I don't have to worry about beets - I don't eat them.  However anything with refined sugar is 50% refined sugar and 50% sugar beets.  So if you are eating any refined sugar, you are exposed to GMOs.  What's the answer?  If you eat anything with corn, soy, sugar or canola, make sure it is organic.  Organic means it's non-GMO.  However non-GMO does not always necessarily imply organic.

Try it for one month:
     *  Eat only organic foods on the Dirty Dozen list (which you can find in this month's newsletter)
     *  Avoid all GMOs - if you eat corn, soy, canola or sugar, make sure thay are organic.

See how you feel in 30 days.  I bet you will notice a difference in how you feel.  You may notice less bloating, improved digestion, and improved sinuses.
If you need help improving your nutrition, there are 3 of us who can help you - Betty, Jerry and I can all help!  Enjoy National Nutrition Month and commit to eating healthier this month!

                                              CLEAN 15 and DIRTY DOZEN FOODS
Clean 15 Foods:  The following foods were tested by the Environmental Working Group and found to have a low residue of pesticides.  Thus these foods are considered safe to eat when conventionally grown.  Look for the # 4 at the beginning of the bar code number.

     *  Avocados     *  Sweet Corn     *  Pineapples     *  Cabbage     *  Sweet peas (frozen)
     *  Onions        *  Asparagus       *  Mangoes        *  Papayas      *  Kiwi
     *  Eggplant     *  Grapefruit       *  Cantaloupe (domestic)        *  Cauliflower     *  Sweet potatoes 

Dirty Dozen Foods:  These foods had a high degree of pesticide residue and are NOT considered safe when conventionally grown.  These foods must be organic.  Look for the # 9 at the beginning of the bar code number to assure they are organic.

     *  Apples        *  Strawberries     *  Grapes       *  Celery         *  Peaches     *  Spinach
     *  Sweet bell peppers     *  Nectarines (imported)     *  Cucumbers     *  Cherry tomatoes
                          *  Snap peas (imported)             *  Potatoes

~Kim Evans

     Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~

Additional Health Tip!
It's that time of year again!! Allergy Season

Are you one of those that runs as far away as you can from blooming trees and flowers due to hay fever?  The beauty of early spring can be overshadowed by the misery of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) if you are reactive to pollens from trees, grasses, weeds and perennial spring flowers.

*  First, understand that 70-75% of your immune system is in your gastro-intestinal tract.  A good probiotic can rebuild and restore healthy microbiota in the GI tract, which may make you less reactive to pollens.
*  Limit (better yet - avoid) dairy products, which are mucolytic by nature.
*  If you still develop hay fever symptoms, we suggest a great product by Orthomolecular called D-hist.  This supplement has Bromelain, Quercitin, Vitamin C, Stinging Nettles and NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), which work very well to minimize the symptoms of hay fever.  Several patients that I've worked with have had such great success with D-hist, that they were able to stop their allergy shots.

Give us a call if you start that familiar sneezing this spring!

Kim Evans, IIM
502.253.4554 ~
IIM Practitioner of the Month

Betty Greaver, RN, LMT
Healing Health Concepts
Holistic Health Coach/Nutrition Counseling/Massage Therapist

Specializing in Touch, Health and Wellness


Meet Betty Greaver...
"Greetings!  Happy Spring, almost!  I love March for many reasons...  I love the promise of spring.  I love the breeze and the wind.  I love seeing new growth and color.  And it's my birthday month!"

Collaborative Practitioner at IIM...
After graduating from Spalding University with my RN, BSN, I worked in many areas of nursing including CCU, Pulmonary Rehab, and as a Certified Rehab Nurse at Frazier Rehab for over 20 years.  I have been blessed to be part of the Institute for Integrative Medicine since 11/11/11.  It is such an honor and a privilege to work with so many like-minded individuals.  In this supportive and collaborative "home", I continue to pursue my holistic nursing, health coach, and massage therapy practices.  Schedule an appointment... 502.295.6251 

Current Focus:  
My focus for my career and education is on detoxification for body, mind and spirit.  I have enjoyed teaching meditation for KyOne Health patients in their Healthy Lifestyle Centers and for my own private clients.  As a Breast Health Advocate, much emphasis is placed on detoxification for the body.  As a Health Coach, emphasis is on clean, real food for detoxification.  I continue to do massage, and I am currently a student practitioner of Healing Touch for detoxification of the body.  I am passionate about helping others lead a better, cleaner life, decreasing risks of chronic disease and increasing compassion and peace.

Nutrition Health Coach & Educator...
I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in July of 2013.  I'm enjoying being a health coach, with many of my clients wanting information on gluten-free and food intolerance challenges.  Being a Nutrition Health Coach is an exciting way for me to express my passion for helping people.  Feel free to contact me this month ~ we'll explore your health and nutrition!  502.295.6251

     "I look forward to meeting with you and helping you get on the path to better health!"          


                                           "When diet is wrong medicine is of no use,
                                           when diet is correct medicine is of no need."
                                                     ~Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb

 I've Got Your Back ~ March * 2016

Many of you know that I am a "die-hard" U of L fan.
Yes, I admit to hanging around the U of L "Cardinal Corner" at the Yum Center after the basketball games just to see if players will come out to sign autographs!  Last month, Dave and I attended the Men's game on my birthday, February 6th.  This game was the day after the dreaded announcement made by Dr. Ramsey, that U of L would self impose a penalty to refrain from any post season play.  On each chair in the entire arena was a poster that read "I've Got Your Back!"  What made this additionaly exciting is that I had written an affirmation for Feb. 6th that was published in the newly released book, "Women's Empowerment Book - Volume II:  365 Daily Affirmations" and guess what the message was...  "I've Got Your Back!"  What an amazing Divine Synchronicity!  I loved it!  Be sure to get your copy of the Women's Empowerment Book!  Despite the title, these affirmations are inspiring and uplifiting for everyone!

Copies of the Women's Empowerment Book - Volume II, including Kim's
"I've Got Your Back!" message are available for purchase at IIM!
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

"Food is not simply organic fuel to keep body and soul together, it is a perishable art that must be savoured at the peak of perfection."
                                       ~ E.A. Bucchianeri

SAVE THE DATE! ~ MARCH 19th, 2016

A Conversation about Health, Healing and Integrative Medicine
with Kim Evans, Pamela McDonald, Mary Ann Osborne
"Don't be sick and tired anymore!"

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  Are you confused by what foods should be included in your healthy diet?  Do you feel that you could achieve a higher level of well-being but don't really know where to start?  Come join us in this rare opportunity to learn how you can begin to achieve your optimal health of Mind, Body and Spirit!
This event location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Contact:  Mary Ann Osborne 719.632.9969

SAVE THE DATE!  ~ MARCH 4th & 5th, 2016
                              ORGANIC ASSOCIATION OF KENTUCKY 2016 CONFERENCE

Catch Kim at the Organic Association of Kentucky Annual Conference - March 4th & 5th -
she'll be speaking about nutrition, and embracing an organic foods diet! 

This event location:  Shepherdsville, KY


Contact:   IIM 502.253.4554 /
SAVE THE DATE! ~ MARCH 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 2016

Light Works Yoga
introduces a new opportunity -
Beginner's Yoga for Men
with John Malloy

"I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!"
 Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM

Meet John Malloy:
  "As an executive at one of the leading utilities in the nation, I came to yoga many years ago to escape the busyness and noise of this world to seek a more spiritual and grounded life.  Yoga brings together the mind, body, and spirit, thus a more integrative wellness way of life.  Now in my 50's, yoga continues to be a vital part of my life providing universal healing and elimination of discomfort.  In my yogic years, I have found an inner peace that ultimately led me to becoming a yoga instructor.  As an educator by nature, teaching yoga allows me to pass on this stillness of the mind to those seeking a higher and thus better quality of life.  Through yoga we can all strive to be in this world, but not of this world!  I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat! Namaste!"

Join John Malloy - Beginner's Yoga for Men  ~ Tuesday evenings
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Angie Megibben - Light Works Yoga 502.321.0557 
                              Check this out:

SAVE THE DATE! ~ MARCH 9th, 2016

Join Dr. Peter Buecker

continuing 2nd Wednesday of the month...
March 9th - 6:30-7:30 PM - Meditation for Beginners


Dr. Pete's Wednesday Night Wellness Hour will focus on a different topic each session.  After sharing his thoughts on the chosen topic (stress, Integrative care, meditation techniques), the focus will then move to a Question & Answer format.  All are welcome.   Suggested donation $10.

Also - Friday Evening Meditation:  March 4, 11,  April 1
Come as you are, leave as you choose to be... Everyone is welcome!
Awaken to possibility.  For the perfect end to your stressful week, and a blissful beginning to your weekend, join Dr. Pete for Friday Night Meditation.  This is a guided practice appropriate for any level of meditator, including beginners.  Donations gratefully accepted, but not required.

Join Dr. Peter Buecker for Wednesday Night Wellness Hour or Friday Evening Meditation...
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949
Returning to IIM...

SAVE THE DATE! ~ MARCH 9th & 10th, 2016

Personal Readings and Effiji Breath Work with
Elijah Nisenboim, founder of the Effiji Breath Technique, Healer and Intuit.

Join us for two dynamic March Workshops:
What's In Your Roots?  Wednesday, March 9th, 2016  7:30-9:30 PM
& Effiji Breath  Thursday, March 10th, 2016  7:30-9:30 PM

March 9: What's In Your Roots?  Personal readings to gain deeper awareness around your life purpose
With Elijah's 25 years of experience and over 13,000 private sessions, he has been guiding people on the path of self-knowing clearly, kindly and powerfully using his many tools; including reading your life purpose through your fingerprints, bringing in channeled information, and astrology. 
You will get a mini-reading, as well as group reflection over the course of the evening in this dynamic look inside your life and those around you. 

March 10:
  Effiji Breath 
If you know nothing of breath work, GREAT!  This is a fascinating practice that is guaranteed to stimulate your soul.  It is available to anyone who is willing to encounter the deeper hidden parts of themselves.  Within one minute of doing it you will transport to another world within yourself, just as real as the one you're in right now.  A world, however, you were unaware of before you began.  Its sole purpose is no less than to awaken you to your true Self and to re-pattern your body, heart and mind to be in alignment with that Self. 

EFFIJI... is the next generation in personal growth... EFFIJI is a comprehensive methodology to have clear self-perception & transformation of body, mind & heart... EFFIJI is for any adult... to experience, first-hand, the power & beauty of their soul & how to live their life based on this knowing."
For more information on this work, please visit:

ELIJAH NISENBOIM   Elijah was living and innovating in San Francisco in the 90's when the New Age was being conceived.  He was there, at the beginning of the spiritual movement.  He not only was a part of the movement, he has maintained his commitment to personal work on himself and those in his community.  Now... he's moved away from the narrow threshold of the New Age and has moved into the more dynamic and real work with people.

Elijah has done over 13,000 private sessions, he's written a book - What's In Your Roots? Making the Unconscious Conscious, he's created over 23 albums of original music, and honed his experience of many different spiritual modalities into his own philosophies and brand of teaching.  All of this has culminated in EFFIJI.

In addition to his own innovative work, Elijah has studied under some of the world's most profound spiritual and creative teachers.  For seventeen years, he trained with Tai Chi Master George Xu and lived with him for one year.  Master Xu taught him the cultivation and use of Chi.  Elijah is also a devoted student of world-renowned musician and composer Terry Riley, from whom he has learned the complex system of Indian classical music (Raga).

Join Elijah Nisenboim for What's In Your Roots? & Effiji Breath...
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:   What's In Your Roots? = $35 / Effiji Breath = $50
Learn More:
Registration & Information Contact:
  Sarah Charmoli 323.762.9720 or
New Offering at IIM

SAVE THE DATE! ~ MARCH 19th & 20th, 2016

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, The Transformation Institute
proudly sponsoring

Healing Touch Level 3/HTSM 103:  "Using Your Hands to Heal"
Saturday, March 19th, 2016  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 20th, 2016  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, The Transformation Institute - Holistic Life Healer, as she sponsors The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program (HTSM), an educational program dedicated to offering classes in the energetic therapy modality of Healing Touch (HT) as well as providing support for Healing Touch students, practitioners and instructors.  Our program teaches the sacred healing art that flows from the love and compassion we have for one another.  Our philosophy of caring forms the basis of our teaching - we are all instruments for the healing energies of God.  We promote the art of healing as well as the art of spiritual presence practiced by all those in a caring giving profession/practice/ministry.

                                              HTSM 103 "Using Your Hands to Heal"
Who should attend:  All levels of Health Practitioners including Physicians, Nurses, Chaplains, Massage Theraspists, Pastoral/Parish Ministries and interested Lay People.

Course Instructor:  Pat Springer 
is a holistic nurse healer specialized in critical care, pediatrics, cardiology, and emergency room.  She holds certifications in Healing Touch as a practitioner from the Healing Touch Program, as a practitioner and instructor in the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program, and as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist from the NAHA approved school taught by Rafael d'Angelo in Aurora, CO.  She maintains a private practice in which energy healing, prayer and anointing with oils is an integral part of care.  Professional memberships include:  Alliance for International Aromatherapy, National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and American Holistic Nurses Association.

What is the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program?  The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program is an energy based therapeutic approach to health and healing built upon a Christian philosophy of caring. It integrates prayer, hands-on (energetic) healing and anointing with healing oils.  We offer a program that is multi-level based in the Judeo-Christian scriptures.  Students may apply for a national certification at the completion of all of the coursework.  Designed within the nursing profession, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry has a spiritual focus that uses touch to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing.  The program is open to everyone.  Who can benefit in taking a class?  Registered nurses in parish nursing, ministers in parish and pastoral ministries, chaplains and nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices, massage therapists, counselors, and the lay community seeking to explore a healing ministry involving the laying on of hands. The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy is a co-provider of nursing continuing education with the Healing Touch Program (HTP).  Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program Benefits:  CE's for Nurses and Massage Therapists available through the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Become an HTSM Certified Practitioner - Establish a credible healing presence in your community, church or institution.  Case manage clients in an on-going healing ministry - emphasizing prayer, energy healing and anointing.

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy for Healing Touch!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost/CEU's:  $325/Early Bird Registration (includes Student Manual)/$350 within 3 weeks of class;
Discounts for HTPA member and/or Age 65+/CCA through The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy, Full-Time Students, course-repeating applicants. Contact Yvonne for details. 
16 CEU's for 2-Day Course. CEU's Questions? Contact Yvonne for details.
Contact:   Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy  502.664.0373
Register:  Registration Deadline:  February 29, 2016
New Offering at IIM

SAVE THE DATE! ~ MARCH 26th, 2016

Vibrational/Sound Reiki Master Certification Series*
Facilitated by Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson, MA, Licensed Minister, Reiki Master Instructor, Certified Stress Management Instructor

Reiki Level I:  Saturday, March 26th, 2016  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Reiki II:  April 23rd, Reiki III:  May 28th, Reiki Master:  June 25th
*CEU Hours available-discounts for KHNA Members

Usui Reiki is an energy technique for stress reduction and personal healing practiced in the early 1900's in Japan.  It is thought to be used in ancient Egypt and Tibet many centuries ago.  Its aim is to give relief from disease and keep the body and mind healthy.  An overview of Vibrational History/Research in Medical Field is presented, as well as integrative tools of vibrational sound/breath/color, mindfulness and Universal Laws to open the flow of Reiki.  Practical application in hospitals and personal benefits of Reiki are included.  Information on gemstones, color, DNA/epigenes are included to clear Chakras and raise the vibration level of your cells.

Reiki postures are presented for instilling calm and clarity and building self-love, self-recognition, forgiveness, communication, clarity and trust.  Reiki is also an effective way to release pain.  Participants practice Holy Fire Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Huna Reiki, Rainbow Reiki and Shaman Reiki to establish a connection with the Inner Child and the Higher Self.  The class will utilize Reiki in ceremonies to build inner emotional control, balance the Chakras, aid pets and plants, enhance air/food/water purification and to increase benefits of Yoga, TaiChi and affirmations.

Join Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson for Reiki Certification Series!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost/CEU's:   Reiki I, II, III:  $95 = incl. materials fee / $85 = KHNA   Reiki Master $160 = incl materials fee
This class is 7.8 CEU Hours for Nurses, OT & MT (PT CEU Hours are 7.0) and is also available to the general public for certification
Register/Contact:   Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson  937.631.5581


"I would like to see more people aware of where their food comes from.  I would like to see small farmers empowered.  I feed my daughter almost exclusively organic food."
                                       ~ Anthony Bourdain

JOIN IN! ~ The following classes and meetings are on-going and open to drop-ins!
                      If you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!

Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Light Works Yoga Studio classes ... join us this year!
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... offering you the opportunity to develop core strength and flexibility, or to address the recovery of sports injury...Give Light Works Yoga a try...
Classes currently available Monday through Friday: 
Core Strenthening * Restorative Yoga * Gentle Yoga * Spine Health. 
Also ~ small group classes for people living with Parkinson's or Fibromyalgia.
*New! Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy - Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00 PM

Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Tuesdays:  7:00-8:00 PM Beginner's Yoga for Men with John Malloy*
Wednesdays:  9:00-10:00 AM Gentle Yoga
Thursdays:  1:30-2:30 PM  Living with Living with Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 PM Restorative Yoga
Fridays:  9:00-10:00 AM Spine Health

JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu) *New!
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.
Mondays:  Individual Client Sessions available ~ call Angie for an appointment
Tuesdays:  Individual Client Sessions available ~ call Angie 502.321.0557
Thursdays:  Individual Client Sessions available ~ call Angie for an appointment

Join Angie ~ Light Works Yoga at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:

Try an exploration coaching session with ~
Certified Life/Wellness Coach, Kimberly May
and get inspired to take action towards the life of your dreams with
Inspire Wellness!


You have nothing to lose and much to gain! Try an exploration coaching session to:
* Create greater life balance
* Increase your health and well-being
* Get unstuck
* Increase your productivity
* Clarify your goals
* Live the life of your dreams
* Discover your life purpose
* Increase your passion for life
* Whatever you want to move forward on

Join Kimberly May ~ Exploration Coaching Session! at IIM
Location:   IIM  205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Kimberly May, Inspire Wellness, Wellness Coaching Specialist
Check out my blog:

Join Dr. Peter Buecker, Meditation MD

Come as you are, Leave as you choose to be

continuing:  Friday evenings  6:30-7:30 PM
March 4, 11,  April 1

continuing:  2nd Wednesday of the month 6:30-7:30 PM
March 9 - Meditation for Beginners

Friday Evening Meditation:
 Everyone is welcome!  Dr. Peter Buecker invites you...  Awaken to Possibility ~ For the perfect end to your stressful week, and a blissful beginning to your weekend, join Dr. Pete for Friday Night Meditation.  This is a guided practice appropriate for any level of meditator, including beginners.  It is said that each person who awakens makes it that much easier for the next person to do so.  Awaken to your own possibility, and help the world in which we live awaken to hers.  Donations gratefully accepted, but not required.

Dr. Pete's Wednesday Night Wellness Hour will focus on a different topic each session.  After sharing his thoughts on the chosen topic (stress, Integrative care, meditation techniques), the focus will then move to a Question & Answer format.  All are welcome.
Suggested donation $10.

Join Dr. Peter Buecker for Wednesday Night Wellness Hour or Friday Evening Meditation...
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949

Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement"
with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Fridays ~ 10:30-11:30 AM
Continuing:  March 4, 11, 18, 25

Improve your posture... Move more easily...Relieve chronic pain...Manage stress.
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!  After class, some things participants have said are... that they feel free in their joints, more stable and balanced, that they stand taller, are more calm and focused, and that chronic pain seems to have melted away.  One participant said: "I have a herniated disc, but since I have been taking Dorothy's Awareness Through Movement classes, I have no lower back pain at all!  And I can sit cross legged tailor fashion for the first time since my knee replacement 7 years ago!"  Come join us anytime - each class can be taken independently!  No experience necessary. 
Feldenkrais is for EVERY
BODY, young and old alike!

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  502.240.7057 
Facebook: Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Practitioner

Yamuna Body Rolling
with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor
Appointments available in the month of MARCH!

The practice of Yamuna is a great way to begin listening to your body.  It is a stress free way to start positive dialog between your mind and your body, increasing your body awareness and sustainability.  Using specially designed Yamuna balls you can find relief from pain...
and the hope and possibility of healing while lessening the wear and tear on the body and promoting sustainability.  Learn more about Yamuna:

Join Melanie for Yamuna® Body Rolling at IIM

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170

Metaphysical/Meditation Class
with Victoria Hayden

Monday, March 14th  6:30-8:30 PM
Continuing 2016:  April 11, May 9,
(off June, July), Aug 8,
Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12

Join Victoria on the 2nd Monday of the month.  These classes will help you to 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 clarvoyant readings for 25 years.  All are welcomed.

Join Victoria for Metaphysical/Meditation class at IIM
Cost:  All are welcomed.  $10 - love donation.
  for more information, please email Victoria Hayden

Join the KYANA Holistic Nurses
Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!

'What is Holistic Nursing?'
Holistic Nursing is all nursing practice that has healing the whole person as its goal - body, mind, spirit, and emotion.

A holistic nurse often integrates alternative practices with conventional healthcare.  Holistic nurses view healing as a therapeutic partnership with the people in their care.

Next KYANA membership meeting:  May 17th, 2016  6:00-8:00 PM

New format!:   We will be discussing the article from the AHNA Beginnings magazine from 6-7, and will have a networking/share session from 7-8.  Please join us even if you haven't reviewed the article as you will still be able to participate and bring insight to the discussion.  Look forward to seeing you all!  With gratitude ~ Tiffany Hubbard, KHNA Chapter Leader

Location: Nitzken Realtors, 1215 Hess Lane, Louisville, KY (Audubon Park area)

Join KHNA for meetings, discussion, networking/share sessions
Contact:  For more information on KHNA mission, membership, events, and more, check out this link to their new website:

"Cultivate clarity, strength, vitality and power from natural, beautiful and organic living foods."
                                       ~ Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
Savor the Flavor of Eating Right ~
March - National Nutrition Month 2016

Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.  The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

The theme for 2016 is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right," which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can add to our lives.  How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat.  Developing a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods - that's the best way to savor the flavor of eating right!

Find out more:


Organic Association of Kentucky
2016 Annual Conference
March 4th-5th ~ Shepherdsville, KY

"The 2016 conference offers something for everyone
(including Kim Evans as a featured guest speaker!):

The hows and whys of an organic diet
*  diet/health transformations
the truth about good fats/bad fats in animal products
*  ethical meat eating
building a monarch way station
*  fermented foods
*  school garden success through winter
cooking garden-centric meals
meet organic farmers who deliver CSA's to Louisville and Lexington
organic lunch and dinner!"

"2016 Conference tracks include livestock, dairy, produce, and soil.  Seminars include information for new and beginning farmers, no-till organic methods, using forage to increase profits, growing organic blueberries, homesteading, health and wellness, accessing organic markets."

Learn more about the conference, lodging, and registration at:


March 9
12 Noon

Compassionate Louisville Town Hall Meeting ~ Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana

Experience compassion in action!  Each month we invite you on a pilgrimage to discover the city's often hidden compassion gems.  Once at the site, we will share the mission of the host organization, celebrate the newest organizations to have adopted a compassion resolution, share how Compassionate Louisville is encouraging compassionate action, and provide a forum for you and others to share their compassionate actions.

The Parkland Boys & Girls Club is part of Boys & Girls Club of Kentuckiana (BGCK), an out-of-school time provider, offering a safe haven for youth who need them.  They open their doors and arms to kids ages 6-18 in a safe, positive environment.  Come learn more about their services and how they serve Louisville's vision for a compassionate community.

Everyone is invited!  Bring a friend!

Learn more ~ Questions:  Mary Sullivan 502.292.6154 or


"Organic farming appealed to me because it involved searching for and discovering nature's pathways, as opposed to the formulaic approach of chemical farming.  The appeal of organic faming is boundless..."
                                       ~ Eliot Coleman, The New Organic Grower: 
                                             A Master's Manual of Tools & Techniques
                                             for the Home & Market Gardener

IIM ~ Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ MARCH * 2016
Website Link:

End Notes & Quotes ~ March * 2016

"Our primary health care should begin on the farm and in our hearts, and not in some laboratory of the biotech and pharmaceutical companies."
                                                   ~ Gary Hopkins

"Families traditionally ate together, around a table, at regular meal times.  
It's a good tradition.  Enjoy meals with people you love."

And remember:  "Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
                                     ~ Michael Pollan

Let us know if we may help you to celebrate National Nutrition Month...

"Eat Clean!"  ~ The Team at IIM
Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
502.253.4554  or

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