Kim’s Journal

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Kim’s Certification in First Line Therapy

First Line Therapy Program Overview One in 3 Americans have metabolic syndrome—a cluster of conditions that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, which can be preventable or reversible through a clinically proven lifestyle medicine program. If you have 3 of the 5 following markers, you are at risk: 1) elevated waist circumference, … Continue reading

Kim’s Tips for Health and Wellness

I recently spoke to a group of ladies at my church about health and nutrition.   I passed out a handout with this information on it. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be … Continue reading

A Food Pyramid I Believe In

I recently found this amazing food pyramid online at  This pyramid is very similar to the therapeutic diet that we use at the Integrative Wellness Clinic.  My family and I try to eat this way 80-90% of the time. The shaded areas of this pyramid represent foods that are not necessary but can be consumed … Continue reading

Kim’s Bone Broth and Chicken Soup Recipe

Chicken Bone Broth – Taken from INTERNAL BLISS, Recipes designed for those following the Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet Chicken Bones from 2 chickens (roasted with meat removed). To roast chickens, place in the oven at 370 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until internal temp reaches 170.  Before roasting salt the chickens and put a half … Continue reading

Kim’s Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

When we found out that Grace needed to be on a gluten, dairy, egg and sugar free diet we had to make some big changes in how we ate.  As a family we embraced her diet (with the exception of eggs). Thankfully Grace and Lauren learned to love healthy, nutritious food. Here’s how we did it and … Continue reading

Kim’s Top Recommendations To Relieve Constipation

1. Get checked for hypothyroidism. Constipation is one of the hidden symptoms of hyopothyroidism. 2.  Check for food intolerance, leaky gut, pathogenic gut flora, infections and parasites.  (Use the Alcat food sensitivity test and GI Effects Complete Profile Stool test) – and 3. Eat plenty of fiber-rich foods. Vegetables are phenomenal sources of … Continue reading

Our Cold and Flu Treatment and Prevention Plan

2013 has certainly been the year of the flu.  Everyone I know has been touched by it including some members of my own family.  Our community has been hit very hard with multiple flu strains this year effecting lots of people, many who got the flu shot.  Our family opted not to get the shot … Continue reading

Kim’s Favorite Health and Wellness Items

After conducting quite a bit of research (on the web, reading books, watching documentaries, talking to people, and listening to podcasts) and sampling different products I have decided to compile a list of my favorites here.  If you have a suggestion in any one of these categories please feel free to share it.  Just click … Continue reading

Kim’s Kitchen Essentials

I do my best to keep my kitchen stocked with these ingredients so I can make fresh, wholesome food for my family at any time.  We are a gluten free, mostly dairy free, GMO free house. Spices/seasonings:  I grow many of my own herbs himalayan or celtic sea salt liquid aminos and coconut aminos (gluten, … Continue reading

Our Lyme Disease Journey

By Kim Martindale, September 20, 2012 It’s the summer of 2012 and we’ve had no winter this year.  The bugs are out in full force, including those horrible little ticks that carry so many infections.  Our journey into Lyme started one hot day at camp Menagerie.  Menagerie is a suburban farm and wildlife sanctuary located … Continue reading

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