About Complete Health Services
A Greeting from Karen and Jim Ehmke
When we met in the early 1970s, we were both learning about nutrition. We’ve often said that between us we covered the whole field. Karen was studying nutritional sciences and dietetics at the University of Wisconsin while natural foods and alternative health systems were gaining interest Madison WI. Jim was training with nutrition pioneer VE Irons in the field of cleansing, fasting and detoxification and had recently traveled to a community in northern California to learn and experience the benefits of a raw food diet.
Together we began attending many natural health conferences and seminars offered by conventional and alternative health professionals. Our early studies were with Dr. Wm. Donald Kelley (One Answer to Cancer), Dr. Bernard Jensen (iridology) and Dr. Paul Eck, the first teacher of hair analysis evaluation. After discovering and attending training seminars with Jeffrey Bland, PhD, the first and premier scientist to integrate nutrition into biochemistry, we were inspired to make nutrient therapy our profession, along with diet and detoxification. In 1976 we opened our clinic in Milwaukee, Wholistic Services, and we continued to travel and study extensively.
In those early years there were times we felt like a voice in the wilderness, yet we received surprisingly good support from our local newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal. They featured a full page article in the well read “Food Section” on dietitians in private practice titled “Have You Seen Your Nutritionist Lately?” Later they published another article about our clinic, including the scientific research on lowering cholesterol with nutrition. Gradually, our services became more and more popular. Over time we were able to include doctors and other health professionals in our clinic and offer a multi-disciplinary approach to health in Milwaukee and surrounding areas.
In 1980 we became a family and we raised two sons and a daughter – all breast fed for at least two years, given a diet of whole foods and happy (mostly) with this diet. Although they were excited to experience the “typical US diet” when they could, all three of our children have settled into natural foods as adults.
Through education and counseling, our goal is to help people make preventive and therapeutic choices about diet, lifestyle and health. We provide professional services in this regard as we lead the way into the ever expanding and diverse field of alternative health.
We all need to open our hearts and minds and let go of a limited perspective about health and wellness. In fact, thoughts are our most important nutrient. Empowering yourself through attitude, prayer, meditation, knowledge, lifestyle and perseverance will always express itself in a healthy way.
– Karen and Jim Ehmke
Natural Health Programs
Jim Ehmke provides caring and comprehensive health evaluations to his clients, including:
- Thorough health history evaluation dating back to childhood
- Review of previous health information
- Recommendations for new investigative tests
- Customized diet and supplement schedule to meet your individual needs
- Focus on establishing priorities and setting goals
Programs for Health & Nutrition
- Immune system support
- Cancer support
- Parasite therapy
- Digestive & elimination disorders
- Yeast therapy
- Getting off antibiotics
- Female and male health issues
- Getting off antibiotics
- Gut health: digestion & elimination
- Immune system health
- Immune support for chronic infections
- Memory enhancement and brain health
- Neurological health
- Osteoporosis and bone health
- Parasite detox
- Skin health
- Thyroid and adrenal health
- Yeast therapy
Meet Karen & Jim Ehmke
Jim Ehmke is s a pioneer in the natural health field, working as a nutritionist and health counselor since 1976. Jim uses a variety of testing services, investigative skills and therapies to help his clients take control of their health.
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Karen Walker Ehmke
Karen Walker Ehmke is an experienced health educator, teaching nutrition and natural food cooking classes for the past 30 years. Karen actively promotes the health benefits of drinking structured water along with a diet rich in whole foods.
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