Proper Nutrition is Essential for Health
Proper nutrition is essential for
maintaining health, preventing disease, and restoring health in the
face of disease.
Nutrition Therapy, seeks to improve health and symptoms naturally
by optimizing patient nutrition, thereby decreasing the need for
The balance of nutrition is unique to the individual and can
vary depending on diet, digestion/absorption, age, race, gender, lifestyle,
medications, and state of
health or ill health.
The common symptom in every disease is the loss of health, and
it's the one symptom doctors
often fail to treat. Yet any symptom can be made worse if the nutrition is insufficient
to maintain health
or promote healing.
deficiencies are common in chronic and
degenerative disease or after
trauma injury or surgery.
Medications can't correct for nutritional
deficiencies, and improved nutrition can't correct for medication
toxicities (side effects). Long term use of medications increases the risk of
side effects which are usually treated with more drugs.
Medical Nutrition Therapy can improve symptoms naturally which
may decrease the need for some medications.
Self-care is the most important part of
healthcare, and proper nutrition is the foundation for health;
without which you can't obtain adequate exercise, quality sleep,
adapt to stress, detoxify or maintain the body's tissues.
Medical Nutrition Consultation and Therapy
Nutrition Therapy identifies areas of
nutritional weakness that can negatively impact health, and
provides information on how to strengthen these areas to improve
overall nutrition, health and wellness
Telemedicine consultations available at no extra
- See Consultation-Therapy
John W. Cartmell,
MS, has been a Clinical 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),
age-related degenerative disease, allergies, anxiety, 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),
restless legs syndrome,
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
as an e-book
in 2008. His book,
"Medical Nutrition Therapy" was published August