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, by optimizing patient nutrition, seeks to improve
health and symptoms naturally, 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
and decrease or eliminate the need for 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.
- Covered by most health insurance plans.
Phone consultations available at no extra
charge for those who live outside the Redmond area.
- See Consultation-Therapy
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, Kaiser Permanente, KPS Health Plans, Medicare,
Medicare Supplement and Advantage Plans, Premera Blue Cross, Live Well, and Regence (WA, ID, OR, UT).
Other health plans may also provide benefits for Medical
Ask your health plan agent if you have
benefits for Medical Nutritional Consultation and Therapy
(CPT code 97802) for conditions like Acid Reflux (GERD),
Arthritis, Bloating, Cancer, Candida Yeast Infections,
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, IBS,
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Loss of Appetite, Nausea,
Obesity, Ulcerative Colitis, Weight Loss, or other chronic
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).