What is naturopathy?
Naturopathic medicine is based upon the healing power of nature, inherent in all human beings. It’s a distinct primary healthcare profession that includes modern, traditional, scientific and empirical healing methods. Naturopathic physicians seek to prevent illness and restore and maintain optimum health in patients by tapping into nature’s inherent self-healing process through education and the rational use of natural therapeutics.
Doctors of naturopathy not only educate their patients and promote better health by encouraging self-responsibility, they also place an emphasis on the therapeutic potential of the doctor-patient relationship. Though naturopathy is a holistic, natural method of disease prevention and healing, naturopathic physicians are doctors of medicine that still possess the ability to diagnose, prescribe medicine and treat illness. Aspects of naturopathic medicine include nutritional and botanical medicine, physical medicine (including manipulative therapy), clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, prescription medication, public health measures, minor surgery, homeopathy, hygiene, counseling, acupuncture, intravenous and injection therapy and natural childbirth.
Specific Testing Options
Can your genes affect the way you respond to food and exercise? Science says yes.
By examining DNA from your saliva, Pathway can provide scientifically advanced recommendations on diet, nutrition, exercise, eating behaviors and weight-related health conditions.
The performance characteristics of this test were established by Pathway Genomics and validated according to the requirements of CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988) in Pathway Genomics’ CLIA Accredited Laboratory. The test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
What does the MedGem Test do?
The MedGem test measures your resting metabolic rate, or RMR. Your resting metabolic rate is essentially the rate at which you burn calories in your resting state (while sitting or non-active).
How does knowing my RMR help me?
Knowing your RMR helps us to construct a weight-loss plan based on your true resting metabolic rate with the goal of raising this rate and improving the effectiveness of your weight loss regiment and in-turn improve your overall results.
What’s so special about MedGem
MedGem solutions leads to better results because your weight-management plan is based on your physiological needs and not a standardized “one size fits all” approach you may have tried before. With the help of MedGem Weight Management Solutions, Edmonds Wellness Clinic practitioners quickly assess your metabolism and body fat, providing an accurate assessment for a more focused and personalized weight-management plan.
Mark H Nolting, ND L.Ac., DiplAc, DNBAO
The founder of Edmonds Wellness Clinic, Dr. Nolting is a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist, practicing naturopathic family medicine with a focus on healthy aging, neuro-hormonal imbalances, orthopedic acupuncture, preventative and wellness care.
Sarah Schell, ND
Dr. Schell specializes in homeopathy, infertility and caring for women and children. Her practice is primarily family naturopathy.