Guest Blogger

Kim Walls

Kim Walls

Kim Walls, M.S., is the CEO of Episencial® and creator of the Epicuren® Baby and Episencial skincare products and philosophy. A second-generation skincare expert from the family that developed the world- renowned Epicuren® anti-aging skincare products, she now combines her environmental activism with expertise in clinical skincare and nutritional science to develop green, effective skincare for pregnant women and children. For more than a decade, Walls has honed her perspective focusing on botanically-based skincare and transdermal nutrient absorption as a pathway to improved health and beauty for women and children. She shares her experience internationally with dermatologists and estheticians, as well as childbirth and postpartum professionals, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and skincare. Now through Episencial, she is dedicated to sharing that knowledge with new and growing families to support the enhanced health and immunity that effective, all natural products can provide.

Kim’s strong, personal commitment to organic and environmentally-responsible living is at the core of Episencial’s high standards for green manufacturing and product development. As the mother of two young boys, she has coupled her innate understanding of the importance of sustainability with her post-graduate work in biochemical and nutritional sciences to establish a new standard in skincare research and products that supports lasting health for today’s families.

Kim is a spokesperson not only for Episencial, but for her broader mission to support actively healthy parenting for a new Vivid Green Generation™. A sought after industry advisor to leading health advocacy organizations, a featured speaker on television and at industry events, a contributor to high-traffic websites such as www.drgreene.com, and www.mindfulmama.com, and as an author of articles for published books and periodicals, Kim offers her more than 15 years experience in the health and wellness industry to generate environmental skincare awareness in support of Episencial’s mission.

Website:

episencial.com

Blog Posts by Kim Walls

  • skin to skin breastfeeding

    Skin to Skin to Support Breastfeeding

     The first hour after birth is often referred to as the “Magical Hour.” A baby placed on her mother’s chest right after being born tends to show nine distinct stages of bonding including relaxation and rooting to suckle. Studies have shown that this beautiful early bonding correlates to babies who breastfeed more easily and often. […]

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  • skin to skin flora

    The Micro Flora Element of Skin to Skin

    When it comes to your skin, squeaky clean is not necessarily best. Although it’s easy to equate a good lather with good health, the well-being of our entire system is dependent upon the right balance between good bacteria and potentially harmful bacteria. Our bodies contain literally millions of healthy micro flora (otherwise known as bacteria) […]

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  • Skin to Skin After a C-Section

    Skin to Skin After a C-Section

    In the United States Cesarean sections are performed on about a third of women giving birth, more than in any other country. The routine practice after surgery is to separate the mother and baby which interferes with skin-to-skin contact. Even after a C-section, there are many benefits to having mom hold her baby as early […]

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  • Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression

    Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression

    It’s not uncommon to experience the “baby blues” after giving birth. The sudden shift in hormones, the lack of sleep and the transition into parenthood can all contribute to feelings of anxiety – even sadness, or being overwhelmed. Postpartum depression can be more than just a serious case of the blues; it can interfere with […]

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  • What is skin to skin

    What is Skin to Skin Care?

    The most classic definition of ‘Skin-to-Skin Care’ (which is the same as ‘Kangaroo Care’) refers specifically to sessions of 60 minutes of continuous touch between baby and mom in the first moments, hours and days after baby is born. First, baby is placed on mother’s chest immediately after birth, where the cascade of normal hormonal […]

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  • Coming Full Circle: Immunity is more than science, it is also a state of mind… and touch

    Coming Full Circle: Immunity is more than science, it is also a state of mind… and touch

    As parents, we know the first five years of a child’s life are the foundation for developing knowledge, skills, behavior and emotions. One of the first ways babies experience the world is through touch – making their tender, delicate skin, and its care, so significant to their overall health and development. The grooming rituals created […]

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  • Immune Support from the Inside and the Outside: 3 Pathways

    Immune Support from the Inside and the Outside: 3 Pathways

    The front line defenses of the immune system are located at the respiratory system (lungs), the digestive system (stomach) and the skin.  These three areas are where harmful elements such as germs, viruses and toxins are introduced into the body, so it is no surprise they are where our body’s strongest defenses are housed.  One […]

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  • Active Ingredients for Healthy Skin Immunity

    Active Ingredients for Healthy Skin Immunity

    As a parent, you can carefully select hydrating, nourishing and protective all-natural ingredients, which specifically and safely help support skin immunity proper moisture and nutritional balance to support skin health.

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  • Immune Functions of Skin

    Immune Functions of Skin

    This year’s flu strain is making headlines.  While the media debates the effectiveness and safety of the upcoming vaccine for our children, we’d like to add to your toolbox with a few natural approaches to preventing sickness and boosting immunity!

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  • Skin Immunity

    Skin Immunity

    is more than a protective cover, its healthy condition is vital to the functions of our whole immune system. In addition to creating a barrier against the elements, the skin houses immune cells and produces antibodies.  It is also one of the body’s 3 main systems for eliminating toxins, along with the lungs and digestive […]

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