Scope of Practice in Arizona for licensed Naturopathic Physicians:
- Clinical Nutrition
- Clinical Psychology
- Physical Manipulation
- Botanical Medicine
- Homeopathic Medicine
- Minor Surgery
- Dietary Supplementation
- Pharmaceutical prescription Medication
Dr. Ellie Wright, NMD, MA, CHT
Dr. Ellie Wright (Dr. El) is a Board Certified Licensed Naturopath Physician practices personalized medicine and utilizes Dr. Walsh Protocol approach to mental health. Her passion is natural medicine for a holistic approach with emphasis on nature-based, science-based, and intuition-based.
She believes that in order to heal we have to heal at mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Dr. El offers preventative health care nutritional medicine, botanical medicine, and counseling in mind/body therapy. She integrates anthroposophical medicine among other therapies such as gemmotherapy, phytotherapy, nutrition therapy, homeopathic, medicinal bath, and mind/body therapy.
Her approach to health is bridging the world of medicine, psychology and art of science to create the most personalized medicine. In this process, she investigates the underlying causes and then proceed with removing the barriers to healing through a mind & body detox. In the holistic approach she evaluates adrenal function, thyroid, food sensitivities, malabsorption, and nutritional status. Her personalized aspect of medicine includes these steps: REMOVE, REPLENISH, REJUVENATE. In reshaping the mind & body health, she uses botanical extracts and amino acids to modulate hormones and neurotransmitters biochemical pathways in revitalizing the whole body. In addressing mental health her goal is to overcome the biochemical changes in the brain that comes from anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress and aging.
She offers a variety of testing: DNA methylation,hormones, thyroid, metabolic, stress, neurotransmitters, inflammation, heavy metals, mold exposure testing, vitamins and mineral deficiencies, food sensitivity and candida overgrowth, etc.
She does not believe in “one size fits all’ concept and her personalized medicine is based on unique make-up of every person.
Trained and certified in Nutrigenomics or nutritional genetics she practices personalized medicine by employing nutritional genetic testing that allow to validate nutritional needs based on their specific genetic make-up. She provides DNA testing for: nutrition, autoimmune, chronic pain, gastrointestinal, neuro & mood, detox, drug compatibility and diet. Personalized medicine aims to empower patients with scientifically validated genetic tests from a laboratory platform. These tests assess how genes impacts weight management, food allergies, nutrient deficiencies and absorption, mood, energy, diet, physical activity. Nutritional genetic testing can provide answers for gluten intolerance, fertility, assess the right type diet including veg diet.
As an avid medical researcher she presented her research around the world for EGW Research Institute. Her past and current research interests are in: genomics and molecular biology, epdemiology, pathophysiology, immunology and nutritional approach in a wide range of medical conditions.
Dr. Wright research presentations:
- “Reducing the usage of pain medication through Naturopathic Approach in Mental Health” 2nd Global Conference on Physiotherapy, August 2019, Prague, Czech Republic
- “Deficiency in Vitamin D3 and Calcium and the associated comorbidities in overweight children” 10th International Conference on Childhood Obesity and Nutrition, 2017, Rome, Italy
- “Childhood obesity: the relations between fatty acids, gut microbiota and low grade inflammation” 10th International Conference on Childhood Obesity and Nutrition, 2017, Rome, Italy
- “Anti-depressive effects of natural polyphenols: Resveratrol and Curcumin” “Nourish the brain: Omega-3 fatty acids improve and prevent neurodegenerative disease” 6th World Congress on Psychiatry & Psychological Syndromes, 2017, Las Vegas
- “Mindfulness, Brainwaves and Happiness” 17th World Summit on Positive Psychology Psychotherapy & Cognitive Behavioral Science, 2017, Toronto, Canada
- ”Biochemical effects of pomegranates on breast cancer” 2nd Congress on Breast Cancer, 2016, Phoenix, USA
- Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
- Certificate in Genetics and Genomics, University of Stanford
- Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Geriatric Care, University of Arizona
- Master of Arts: Aging, Arizona State University
- Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Arizona State University
Current professional affiliations:
- Board Advisor for Alliance for Addiction Solution
- Member of A4M, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- Member of SPAN, Society of Phoenix of Anthroposophic Naturopathy
- Member of ACAM, American College Advancement in Medicine
- Member of AIHM, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
- Member of AANP, American Association of Naturopath Physician
By appointment only.
Foreign Languages Welcome:
Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese
17505 N 79th Ave
Glendale AZ 85308