John W. Cartmell
Certified Nutritionist


 John W. Cartmell, MS
Certified Nutritionist
8226 196th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98053 (425) 883-7444


Medical Nutrition Consultation and Therapy

Helping people improve health through better nutrition


About John Cartmell

Therapy Facts

Client Information Form


Public Speaking 

Fibromyalgia Book 

Nutrition News

Papers and Letters

Massage Videos 




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 support health or healing.

  • Nutritional deficiencies are common during stress as in 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). Moreover, 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 or discontinued.

  • Start today to learn how to take responsibility for the health of you and your family with a personal plan for better nutrition.

Medical Nutrition Consultation and Therapy

  • Medical 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.

  • See Consultation-Therapy Facts for more information.

Medical Nutrition Consultation and Therapy is Covered by Many Health Plans

  • John W. Cartmell is an in-network provider for Alliant Health Plans, ASURIS Northwest Health, BridgeSpan Health, CIGNA, Community Health Plan of Washington, First Choice Health, Group Health, KPS Health Plans, Medicare, Medicare Supplement and Advantage Plans, Premera Blue Cross, ProviderOne Coordinated Care, Live Well, and Regence (WA, ID, OR, UT). Other health plans may also provide benefits for Medical Nutritional Counseling. 
  • Ask your health plan if your benefits include 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 Infections, or other chronic or degenerative disorders.

  • See Consultation-Therapy Facts for more information.

To Schedule an Appointment

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".

He specializes in addressing 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).