Proper Nutrition is Essential for Health
In these times of increasing health
care costs and economic uncertainty it's more important than ever to
take personal responsibility for your health and well-being. Proper
nutrition is essential for maintaining health, preventing disease, and restoring health in the face of
disease. The more you can rely on self-care, the less you need to
depend on health care.
The balance of nutrition is unique to the individual and can
vary significantly depending on age, race, gender, lifestyle,
medications, and state of
health or ill health.
The common symptom in every disease is the loss of health, and
this is the one symptom doctors
often fail to specifically treat.
Any symptom can be made worse if the nutrition is insufficient
to maintain health
or promote healing.
deficiencies are common during chronic and
degenerative disease or after
trauma injury or surgery.
Medications can't correct for nutritional deficiencies, nor can improved nutrition correct for medication side effects
(toxicities). Long term use of medications increases the risk of
side effects which are usually treated with more drugs.
By improving nutrition and
health, medications can often be decreased.
Self care is the most important part of
health care. Start today to promote your health and that of your family with a
personal plan for better nutrition.
Phone consultations available at no extra
charge for those living outside the Redmond area.
Medical Nutrition Consultation and Therapy
Nutrition Consultation and Therapy identifies areas of
nutritional weakness that can negatively impact your health, and
provides information on how to strengthen these areas to improve
overall nutrition, health and wellness.
- Covered by most health insurance plans.
- See Consultation-Therapy
Medical Nutrition Consultation and
Therapy is Covered by Many Health Plans
John W. Cartmell is an in-network
Alliant Health Plans,
Northwest Health, BridgeSpan Health, CIGNA, Community
Health Plan of Washington, First Choice
Health, Group Health, KPS Health Plans, Medicare,
and Advantage Plans, Premera Blue Cross, ProviderOne
Coordinated Care, Live Well, and Regence (WA, ID, OR, UT).
health plans may also provide benefits for Medical Nutritional
Ask your health plan if
you have benefits for Medical
Nutritional Therapy or Counseling for conditions like Acid Reflux
(GERD), Arthritis, Bloating, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue,
Chronic Pain, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Digestive
Problems, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Food Allergies or
Sensitivities, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, High
Cholesterol, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBS, Loss of
Appetite, Nausea, Obesity, Ulcerative Colitis, Yeast
other chronic or degenerative disorders.
John W. Cartmell,
MS, has been a Certified Nutritionist since 2004, receiving a
Master of Science degree in Nutrition Research from Bastyr
University of Natural Medicine in Kenmore, WA. His master's thesis
was on "Nutrition in Fibromyalgia".
specific nutritional needs of clients with
acid reflux (GERD), allergies, arthritis,
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), autism, autoimmune
disorders, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), depression,
diabetes, digestion problems, fibromyalgia, heart disease, high
cholesterol, hypertension, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
(Crohn's disease, ulcerative
colitis), insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), memory
problems, obesity, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
age-related degenerative disease, and other
chronic conditions of ill health.
He has published
papers and letters
on health and nutrition in several professional journals. His book,
“Fibromyalgia, a Nutritional
Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Cure”, was published
in 2008. He is a frequent public speaker on nutrition and
health (see Public Speaking).