Jackie Reed, MS, DC
Jackie Reed is a graduate of Logan University and a licensed Chiropractor in Missouri. Her specialty is Applied Kinesiology (AK), the chiropractic technique that focuses on the Triad of Health—structural, emotional and nutritional aspects of health. She has completed over 200 post graduate hours in AK, 200 hours of Touch for Health, and advanced training with Donna Eden to complement her formal study.
Dr. Reed started a six-month intensive training in Internal Health with the Food Enzyme Institute in 2007. Since 2007 she has completed over 200 additional hours in advanced enzyme therapy and nutrition. She uses the principles of enzyme therapy to help her patients meet the demands of stress. The intensive training includes a detailed analysis of the visceral systems of the body and what is needed to restore health and normal function.
She also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She has worked in the sports field for over 20 years coaching, teaching, training, and managing fitness facilities. She has worked in safety and ergonomics in both office and manufacturing settings. She focuses her treatment on educating her patients on proper nutrition and exercises to support their spine and nervous system.
Dr. Reed enjoys lecturing to various social and educational groups.
Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology taught me that no two people are alike. I chose the name “Blueprint for Health” to emphasize that
each patient has a unique path and course of action needed to achieve his or her own optimal health.
My first career was primarily corporate management in fitness, health and safety. Realizing that I wanted to help people achieve quality health sent me on this journey. I started practicing in August 2000. In 2007 I had the good fortune to attend a continuing education course taught by Dr. Howard Loomis. The course opened my eyes to the missing link – enzymes. My continuous extensive study with Dr. Loomis and the Food Enzyme Institute has allowed me to help my patients reach a maintenance status versus chronic care status. People can get well if the cause of the stress is identified and then treatment ensues to rectify it.
Symptoms are simply the way you know you are not meeting your body’s energy needs. None of us needs to live with pain, digestive stress, and low energy if we are willing to remove the causes of stress and restore normal function through exercise and enzyme nutrition.
Dr. Jackie is simply the best. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and skilled.
- Linda P.
After graduating from Springfield College in Springfield MA in 1983. Carolyn worked for 15 years for the Life Skills Foundation serving adults and children with Developmental Disabilities. Additionally she attended Missouri College and received a diploma as a Medical Administrative Assistant.
She has worked for SSM St. Joseph Center for Wound Care, SLU Care Otolaryngology and SSM Surgical Arts.
She started with Blueprint for Health in July 2018.
Kripanidhi Nithya "Kripa" received her name from her spiritual teacher in India traveling there numerous times. Prior to her travels, she attended St. Louis University at Parks College studying Hospitality and Tourism Management. She spent years behind the front desks of various resorts and hotels in Alaska, Arizona and in Anzio, Italy.
Now she finds herself behind a different front desk in a chiropractor's office, helping with billing and general office procedures. She feels at home within the chiropractic field saying, "I can't imagine my life without chiropractic care."
Donna Kitchen, LCSW
Donna M. Kitchen, 73, of Lake Sherwood, passed away on December 10, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Roselein (nee Kohler) Kitchen of New Jersey and her mother- and father-in-law, John and Joann Reed of Arizona.
Donna leaves behind her beloved wife, Dr. Jackie Reed, who was joined with Donna in matrimony on July 20, 2013 in Belfast, ME. In addition, Donna leaves three siblings, Kathy Lair (Bill), Tom Kitchen (Janelle), and Berta Rahmey; brothers- and sisters in-law Joe Reed (Sara), Janet Schultz (Paul), Joyce Salsberry (Marc), and Jim Reed; bonus mother-in-law Eileen Reed; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Donna also leaves behind a legion of friends harking back to her childhood. In Donna’s 50 years in St. Louis, she created a circle of close friends who shared endless support, road trips, celebrations, and shoulders to cry upon to get through the challenges of life. Donna’s intellect, wit, generosity, and joyful personality left their mark on many. Her loyalty to her friends and family was unparalleled. They mourn her unexpected passing and know her gentle, powerful spirit will reside within them.
Donna was born May 2, 1947, in Camden, NJ. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Douglass College at Rutgers University in 1969 and a Master of Social Work from Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, in 1973. Following her education, Donna became licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in MO and devoted her professional life to her work as a psychotherapist.
In keeping with her generous spirit, Donna chose to be an organ donor prior to cremation. A celebration of her life is planned for May 2, 2021. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to a charity of your choice in her honor.
The Carla Cunningham Foundation
In 1985, Carla Cunningham became a founding partner of Meramec Counseling. After her passing In 2000 a group of Carla’s friends and family set up a not-for-profit foundation known as The Carla Cunningham Foundation. She had helped create the Women’s Another Chance Program through Zonta International and always had great compassion for single mothers who struggle to better themselves and their families by returning to school. We thought it fitting to follow in the tradition that was truly hers.
The purpose of The Carla Cunningham Foundation is to sponsor scholarships for single mothers who are trying to further their education. In 2008, governance of the foundation was transferred to Harris-Stowe College to fund a scholarship in Carla’s name.
To make a donation, please mail a check to:
Office of the President
Harris Stowe State University, 3026 Laclede Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103
Please put Carla Cunningham Foundation in the memo field.
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