About Kimberly Jenkins: Kim attended Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic, where she studied Nutrition, Sleep, Mindfulness, Physical Activity, Sustainability and Whole Person Well Being. After completing work at ASU and Mayo Clinic, Kim studied Mindful Based Stress Reduction at Duke University and Humanities at Harvard. She returned to the Duke’s IM in 2020, completing the Integrative Health Coach Professional Training. In August 2021, Kim graduated as a FDN-Practitioner and is now board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. After completing her FDN Practitioner work, she was accepted into the doctoral program with IIOM and will become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine by the end of 2022.
Prior to her own practice, Kim was a nurse with HCA for many years, working both in both Family Practice and OB-GYN offices.
Kim is the founding member of Functional Health Group located in Ashland, VA. She lives in Ashland, VA with her husband, Ed, a commodity lumber trader for 28 years. They have 3 children, 4 grandchildren, 1 dog and of course, Bobo the fish. Kim practices what she preaches. She is 57 years old, in exceptional health, takes no medication and maintains healthy weight at the low end of the normal scale for her height. She is passionate about educating others about FDN and the D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success®; Protocols for optimal health so they can live the life they desire”FDN-Practitioner is my professional credential…but your credential isn’t “WHAT” you do. When people ask me what I do, I tell them, “I help active, health minded, baby boomers get their hands on the functional lab testing and other resources they need to find the missing pieces of their health puzzle & fix what’s really wrong so they can get back to feeling like themselves and living the retirement they always dreamed of”
In this episode, Adam and Kimberly discuss:
- What is true health?
- The problem with fast diagnosis
- Habits that contribute to your better health
- Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing – not merely the absence of disease. Don’t strive to be “normal”, strive for complete well-being.
- 15 minutes of talking is not enough to get a complete diagnosis of a person’s condition. Doctors often have to think of a solution for your problem quickly, they don’t have time to elaborate on why it’s happening to you and what you can do to fill the gap. Some just hand out medicine to cover up the symptoms.
- Small changes are cumulative, just like anything in life. Bad habits are cumulative in their effect but so are good ones. Start where you are and start making little choices that contribute to your better health.
“Start removing one by one – these stresses. We believe that the body has an innate intelligence and if you remove those things from it, it can in fact, and does start to heal itself. You can even greatly improve and in some cases, reverse a diagnosis if you just get very specific to you.” — Kimberly Jenkins
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