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           NOVEMBER 2016                     

 
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "Thank you,"
that would suffice."  ~ Meister Eckhart
 
Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - NOVEMBER 2016
     
It's November!  Thanksgiving month!  The leaves are in their full splendor.  What a beautiful time of year.  Our theme this month is inspired by Meister Eckhart, who said, "If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would suffice."  Use this month to consciously focus on gratitude and appreciation.  Be grateful for all that is - all the people and circumstances in your life.  It is YOUR life and YOUR circumstances - be grateful for all of your experiences.

  We are truly grateful for each of you.  As a token of my appreciation, I have a special gift for each of you - one book of your choice from any of the five (while supplies last) in which I have contributed or authored a chapter:

     *  The Woman's Book of Empowerment and Confidence - Vol. I
     *  The Woman's Book of Empowerment and Confidence - Vol. II
     *  The Coaching Gurus
     *  Your Better Body
     *  Getting Well:  Mind, Body & Spirit

The holiday season will be starting this month with Thanksgiving - traditionally a time to spend with family and friends.  We love our families and at the same time sometimes our family systems can generate old patterns and triggers that leave us emotionally charged and drained.  Some experience profound sadness or depression during the Holidays.  We have a special treat to help you embrace gratitude and appreciation for all that is.  Harry Pickens will be doing an evening called Healing for the Holidays at our office on Monday, November 21st at 7:00.  This will be a time to rest, renew, restore and heal those old wounds.  Mark your calendar NOW for November 21st at 7:00 PM.  This will be a wonderful way to gratefully and joyously enter into the Holiday Season mindfully and lovingly.  What a gift for you and your family and friends.

Betty Greaver will also be offering Sugar Blues & How to Survive the Holidays! at IIM Monday evening, November 7th from 6:00-7:30.  Join her and learn about having more energy during the Holidays, with better immunity to fight off infections, and not gaining that extra holiday weight!

  
Be grateful, say thank you... and enjoy the month!


Love,
Kim Evans

 



"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." 
                                                  ~ William Arthur Ward



 
THIS MONTH AT IIM ~ NOVEMBER * 2016
This month at IIM - NOVEMBER 2016            IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?


Upcoming Lab Dates at IIM:
Wednesday, November 9th
& Tuesday, November 22nd
Next Vasolab Date at IIM:  Wednesday, November 16th


Just a reminder: 
Give us a call to schedule a 15-minute Vasolab appointment ~ our next quarterly testing opportunity is taking place on Wednesday, November the 16th!  This is a quick, gentle, efficient way to check the health and function of your Carotid Artery and your risk of stroke... $165 covers the Vasolab Testing & your Results Review with Kim.  502.253.4554  
~ Cynthia Burke Goff, IIM Office Manager

What we're reading now:


CHOICES: Making Moves to Win
"Teaching youth to think strategically and make moves to win."
By Dr. Velva Burley Flowers

Our Objectives - Provide and teach a formula for making strategic choices:
- To use case study analysis of good and poor choices as a road map for strategic direction.
- To decrease negative choices that could lead to detrimental consequences and hardship in life, while positively increasing informed and strategic choices.
- To help youth recognize, identify and understand the consequences associated with both good and poor choices and the short and long-term impact those consequences can have on their lives.
Choices: Making Moves to Win hopes to help youth make positive choices that promote success in their personal, professional and social lives.

Wayne Dyer: "Everything you do is based on the choices you make.  It's not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument or your age that is to blame.  You, and only you, are responsible for every decision and choice you make."
Find out more:  Dr. Velva Burley Flowers 1.866.680.3030  www.choicesmakingmovestowin.com

 



"Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

                                                  ~ Melody Beattie



 
IIM HEALTH TIP OF THE MONTH ~ NOVEMBER * 2016


Health Tip:


"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was
" Thank you," that would suffice."
                                               ~ Meister Eckhart

Welcome to November - Thanksgiving month! 
Our theme this month is inspired by Meister Eckhart,
a German theologian and mystic.

Appreciation is one of the highest energetic vibrations that we experience.  Just try this and prove it to yourself.  Right now focus on someone or something for which you are truly grateful.  Can you feel that gratitude swell in your heart?  Literally a vibration?  Use this month of November to increase your feeling of gratitude and appreciation.  Go out of your way to say "Thank you" - especially to those whom you may have taken for granted - such as your mail carrier, your waste collector or even someone in your own family.  Say "Thank you" to all those who serve you in any way no matter how large or small their actions might seem to you.

We would like to say "Thank you" to YOU - our IIM patients and clients.  We truly appreciate the dedication you have towards your health and well-being.  We appreciate how you reach your optimal health of mind, body and Spirit.

So enjoy this month of Thanksgiving and remember - if "Thank you was the only prayer you ever said in your whole life, that would suffice."    
~  Kim Evans

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

 


Bonus Health Tip:


Has your stress level increased with the tone of this year's Presidential Election?  
Stephen Dinan with The Shift Network has organized:

A Day of Healing and Reconciliation

On Sunday, November 13th from 3:00-5:00 PM EST, a live broadcast from Unity of Washington DC will be available via Facebook.  Inspiring messages from Dr. Oz, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Ben Carson and others will be presented.  Top political leaders have also been invited.  The aim is to join together to release the pain and trauma of this election cycle and recommit to harmoniously working together as Americans!  
The website for this is now live at   http://www.dayofhealing.us.

Let's contribute our love and light to heal together.    
~  Kim Evans

 
IIM PRACTITIONER OF THE MONTH ~ NOVEMBER * 2016
IIM Practitioner of the Month
 


Kim Evans ~APRN, CNS-BC, AHN-BC, CNAT

Institute for Integrative Medicine
A hands-on/hi-tech approach to healing mind, body & Spirit


502.253.4554
info@integrativemedicine4u.com / www.integrativemedicine4u.com


Thoughts from Kim Evans...

Our practitioner of the month for November is "Yours truly."  I am sooooo excited to say that my book is now complete and is currently at the publishers.  It will be released in early 2017.  The title is Transforming Healthcare: Yours, Mine, and Our Broken Disease-Care Systems.  All of you know that I have a lot to share about transforming healthcare!  I am very excited to think how many people the book might positively affect.  There is something to benefit everyone in this book - how to achieve your optimal health of mind, body and Spirit, healing our hospital and healthcare systems, how to transform the cost and payment for healthcare and how to be your own health advocate - All of this is included in the book.


My true passion is to share tools and knowledge that guide one to make healthy choices and witness as he/she transforms his/her health of mind, body and Spirit.  I have been blessed with amazing teachers throughout my career - Barbara and Larry Dossey, Bobbi Brooks, Ginger Bowler, Wayne Dyer, Pam McDonald, Mary Ann Osborne, Dr. Andrew Weil, Gertrude Martin Brumleve*, Martha Moore Stevens, Cathy Leet, Andy Robbins, Dr. Ryan Bentley, and Dr. Alan McDaniel.  Each of them has profoundly influenced me personally and professionally and I am forever grateful.

*I would like to especially acknowledge Gertrude Martin Brumleve.  Gertrude is an amazing metaphysical counselor whose wisdom and guidance in my life was transformative and profound.  She made her transition to the next dimension on Saturday, October 22nd.  Our love and prayers are with her family and friends as they grieve, honor and appreciate all that she was in their lives.
              
       

Contact IIM for more information, or to schedule an appointment ~ 502.253.4554 / info@integrativemedicine4u.com


"Let's transform health care into systems of true healing, caring, compassion, and WELLNESS FOR ALL!" ~ from Kim Evans' Transforming Healthcare 

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"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

                                                  ~ Albert Schweitzer



 
I'VE GOT YOUR BACK ~ NOVEMBER * 2016
 I've Got Your Back ~ November * 2016

This month I want to share the news of someone who "has MY back!"  
If you have called to schedule an appointment recently, you know that my schedule is very tight and sometimes it is necessary to wait 6-7 weeks to get an appointment.  I do not want to change my practice model, as our current model has been very successful.  By allowing 2 hours for new patient appointments and 90 minutes for follow up apointments, people feel heard and assured that there is ample time to properly address all health needs.  Yet, it's become more and more difficult to meet the growing demand for my services.


I am very happy and excited to announce that Mary Corbett, who is an outstanding holistic nurse and has recently passed her APRN certification, will be joining our office!!  She is well versed in the APO E gene diet and previously did the Intentional Wellness program that we created.  We are quite excited to have her.  I know that she has my back and soon you'll see that she has your back too!  Together, Mary and I will be able to provide services to an increasing number of people who need integrative holistic care.

Thank you, Mary!
~ 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
 





"Gratitude is an overflow of the pleasure filling your soul."

                                                  ~ Raheel Farooq



 
 
SAVE THE DATE! ~ NOVEMBER * 2016
SAVE THE DATE! 


Join Betty Greaver, RN, LMT ~

  for Sugar Blues & How to be Prepared to Survive the Holidays

at IIM on Monday evening, November 7th
            5:30-6:00 PM registration/6:00-7:00 presentation

How would you like to have more energy during the Holidays, have better immunity to fight off infections and not gain that 5-10 pounds of holiday weight?  Let's talk about sugar, changing some habits, and being aware of behaviors.  Please call or email me.  Let's have some fun and stay healthy!


Join Betty Greaver for Sugar Blues & How to be Prepared to Survive the Holidays...
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Cost:  donation to Angel Tree
Contact:   Betty Greaver 502.295.6251  bgreaver@gmail.com
 
SAVE THE DATE! 


Join Kim Evans~                                                    

with special guest Harry Pickens

  for Healing the Heart for the Holidays
 Join us as we gather to rest, renew, restore, and heal...
at IIM on
 Monday evening, November 21st - 7:00 PM

"The holiday season can bring many feelings and memories into our awareness.  Although the purpose of these times is to celebrate and give thanks, for many of us, these times are not times of rejoicing, but times of remembering loss, loved ones who have passed on, struggles for survival, disconnection from family, or once-promising relationships that have come to an end.  It may be a time of just holding on, in the face of seemingly insurmountable life challenges."

"We will gather on the evening of Monday, November 21st to rest, renew, restore, and heal as we enter into this season of Thanksgiving and celebration.  Through music, poetry, mindful awareness and simple practices that foster emotional healing, we will begin to let go of any heaviness we might be holding on to and reconnect with the ocean of peace, joy, and wellbeing that is our birthright."

See you on Monday, November 21st at 7:00 PM.
Love,
Harry Pickens

Call the IIM office today 502.253.4554 to reserve a seat for Harry's program!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact:  IIM for more information 502.253.4554  info@integrativemedicine4u.com
 
SAVE THE DATE!

Metaphysical/Meditation

with Victoria Hayden

at IIM on
Monday evening, November 14th - 6:30-8:30 PM

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! 



Join Melanie Tinsley ~

  for
Yamuna Body Rolling!
                         It's All About FaceBall...

at IIM on Saturday, November 19th - 10:00-11:30 AM

Yamuna FaceBall This Yamuna Body Rolling Technique will impact the bones of the face, releasing stress patterns, restoring balance and increasing mental awareness and a sense of well-being.  Helpful for the sinuses, relieving TMJ stress patterns, and relieving puffiness... feel relief and see an instant brightness in your face! 


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.  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.  Discover this logical, human approach to healing - let Yamuna Body Rolling work with your body to empower it to heal itself by stimulating deep into muscles and restoring proper bone alignment and tendon function. 
Learn more about Yamuna: 
www.yamunausa.com

Join Melanie Tinsley, Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact: Melanie for more information - 502.419.6170
 
BOOK THE DATE FOR NOVEMBER!

Would you like to bring greater wellness, increased performance and teamwork to your workplace?
Try Inspire Wellness
Corporate Wellness/Speaking Workshops/Lunch and Learns
Coming from a corporate background Kimberly May understands the busy professional and coaches them to gain greater clarity, fulfillment, peace of mind, focus and peak performance.  Schedule an interactive workshop or Lunch and Learn, or Wellness Series and inspire your team to reach new heights!

A few sample topics:
               
The Nuts & Bolts of Wellness         Working Well with Balance
                *  What's Stress Got to Do With It?     Working on the Change Game
                *  The Heart of Wellness:  The Amazing Healing Power of the Heart


A few companies that have worked with Inspire Wellness include:  Pikeville Medical, U of L, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Mercer, American Heart Association, Norton's Healthcare, Passport Health, Webster University, Metropolitan College, and Bellarmine.

"Kimberly is extremely professional, yet warm and approachable.  Our staff thoroughly enjoyed her presentation on how to reduce stress in our lives.  The interactive demonstration on HeartMath was an excellent visual reminder of how much we can be in control of our thoughts and our bodies." 
~ KY Center for the Arts


Bring Wellness to your Workplace!

Contact:  Kimberly May ~ Inspire Wellness - Wellness Coaching Specialist     
502.593.9017
   www.inspirewellness.net  www.integrativemedicine4u.com
 
SAVE THE DATE! 



Join Dorothy Henning ~

  for
A FELDENKRAIS Playshop                                
at IIM on Monday evening, December 5th - 7:00-8:30 PM
details in upcoming newsletters...




Join Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner...

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40243
Contact:   contact@dorothyhenning.com  502.240.7057
 





"I'm grateful for what I am and have.
My Thanksgiving's perpetual."

                                                  ~ Henry David Thoreau



 
SAVE THE DATE! ~ NOVEMBER * 2016
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!
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JOIN IN! 
Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Light Works Yoga Studio classes for November...
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 *Individual Sessions!
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.

Join Angie ~ Light Works Yoga & JSJ at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:  www.light-works-yoga.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 NOVEMBER!

Give Nancy a call to set up your therapeutic massage appointment...


Join Nancy for Therapeutic Massage Sessions at IIM
Location:
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Nancy Langan -  502.744.4777 email: NTLangan@gmail.com   www.HeartHands.org
 
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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 NOVEMBER!

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
Location:
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Yvonne McCoy for an appointment -  502.664.0373   www.holisticlifehealer.com
 
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GIVE THIS A TRY!


Holistic Health Coach, Nutrition Counseling, Massage Therapy,
Healing Touch

Betty Greaver, RN, LMT - Healing Health Concepts
~ specializing in Touch, Health and Wellness
"Let me help you develop a health & wellness lifestyle..."

Appointments available in the month of NOVEMBER!

Therapeutic Massage :   Let's develop a 90-Day Challenge for you! Betty - Your Healthy Aging Specialist

Join Betty for Therapeutic Massage at IIM
Location:
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Betty Greaver bgreaver@gmail.com  502.295.6251
 
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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.
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: November 4, 11, 18, 25
  10:30-11:30 AM Feldenkrais Class  " Awareness Through Movement"


Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" at IIM - Try first class FREE!
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Bring:  yourself and an exercise mat
Contact:  contact@dorothyhenning.com  502.240.7057
 
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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 NOVEMBER!


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.  Melanie will help you realign your body, work into your muscle-tendon connections, and work toward eliminating pain in a class or one-on-one session. 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:   www.yamunausa.com

Join Melanie for Yamuna® Body Rolling at IIM

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

Join the KYANA Holistic Nurses
Become one of this strong community of Holistic Healers in the Kentuckiana area!  Next meeting:  Tuesday evening - November 15th
"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 people in their care.


Contact:
  for more information on KHNA mission, membership, events and more, check out the Kentuckiana Holistic Nurses Association facebook page!
 



"If you are really thankful, what do you do?  You share."
                                                  ~ W. Clement Stone



 
SAVE THE DATE! ~ NOVEMBER * 2016
IN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!
IN OUR COMMUNITY AND BEYOND!
                    Participate...
        National Diabetes
        Awareness Month

          The Month of NOVEMBER

"Observed every November, American Diabetes Month is an important element in the American Diabetes Association's efforts to focus our nation's attention on the disease and the tens of millions of people affected by it.
Our 2016 theme is "This is Diabetes."  We'll showcase real-life stories of friends, families and neighbors managing the day-to-day triumphs and challenges of the disease.  Join us as we salute the 29 million Americans with diabetes - as well as their loved ones - to raise awareness and to create a sense of urgency about this growing public health crisis."  Consider submitting your own story...

Find out more:  www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/american-diabetes-month.html

IN OUR COMMUNITY AND BEYOND!
                     Observe...
           Veteran's Day
         honoring all who have served...
        
Friday, November 11th
"On June 4th, 1926 Congress passed a resolution that the "recurring anniversary of [November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day] should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations."

Find out more: 
www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-veterans-day

This year we also salute the 25 Cities who have been working together to end Veteran and Chronic Homelessness.  Our very own Erin Rutherford (Kim's daughter) led the efforts to end homelessness for Veterans in Honolulu.  Together the 25 cities have housed 29,499 Veterans in the 25 targeted cities!  Six cities have effectively ended homelessness for Veterans by reaching "functional 0," meaning the available resources match the average number of homeless Veterans entering programs each month.  Several more cities are close to reaching this status!

Find out more:
http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/25cities.asp
IN OUR COMMUNITY AND BEYOND!
                     Observe!
       Closest Supermoon
           of the Century
        
Monday, November 14th

 "The Full Supermoon on November 14th, 2016 will be an extraordinary sight! A rare, once-in-a-lifetime Sky Event... the closest and largest supermoon in a period of 86 years.  This will mark the moon's closest encounter with earth since January 26th, 1948... and until November 25th, 2034!"

Find out more:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XplDpJcllk 

END NOTES & QUOTES! ~ NOVEMBER * 2016
 



"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.  Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living..."

                                                  ~ Tecumseh



We thank you!... Let us know if there is anything we may do this month to help you embrace your gratitude... 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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