Meet Jim Ehmke
Clinical Nutritionist, Health Detective
Jim Ehmke (pronounced: Em-key) is a licensed clinical nutritionist and health counselor in Bellingham, Washington. Over the past 40+ years, Jim has helped empower thousands of people to take action and regain their health.
At the age of 22 Jim’s interest in the natural health field began when he met nutrition and health pioneer V. E. Irons in 1972. At the time Mr. Irons was 78 years young and was a living example of robust vibrant health.
“Mr. Irons put me on a seven day cleansing and fasting program to cure me of a ten year bout with chronic boils, sinusitis and severe allergies. At the time this seemed like a radical approach, but it worked extremely well and initiated my passion and early interest in this remarkable field. Mr. Irons taught me to take responsibility for my health and how to do that.”
Jim went on to work with Mr. Irons for 10 years and had the unique opportunity to associate with a number of his well-known friends and leaders in the natural health movement. This includes; Dr. John Christopher, Dr. Bernard Jensen, Betty Lee Morales, Paul Bragg, Dr. Donsbach, Dick Gregory and other amazing healers and teachers.
Simultaneous to working with Mr. Irons, Jim and his wife, Karen, founded Complete Health Services in 1976 and began the practice of clinical nutrition along with natural and alternative health modalities. Complete Health Services was the first alternative health clinic in the Milwaukee metro area and grew into a full-fledged integrated alternative medical clinic. The addition of MD’s and DO’s to the staff allowed Complete Health Services to expand into investigative clinical testing with the addition of chelation therapy and injectable nutrient therapy.
“Whatever the condition, there has to be a reason why and a means of addressing it. My attitude is to leave no stone unturned and to provide clients with a total effort to help them improve their health. I encourage proactive and preventative approaches along with a team effort. We all need to open our hearts and minds and let go of a limited perspective about healing and wellness. In fact, thoughts are our most important nutrient. Empowering yourself through attitude, prayer, mediation, knowledge, lifestyle and perseverance will always express itself in some positive way.”
Currently, Jim Ehmke consults by phone and email in Bellingham WA, where he also has a local health practice. You’re invited to watch his informative Podcasts below and read on to learn about the comprehensive testing services, investigative skills and therapies he uses to help his clients. You may schedule an appointment with him at the bottom of the page.
Jim offers regular workshops and lecture series at the Community Food Co-op in Bellingham, WA. He also lectures and teaches to groups in various locations.