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We understand that chronic disease is one of the biggest challenges that people face in the 21st centrury and we are here to help you on your journey. What sets us apart, is that we view  disease as a set of root cause health imbalances, rather than just a collection of symptoms with a diagnosis. Instead of focusing on the diagnosis, we concentrate on the root cause of the disease. This inevitably leads not only to feeling better, but an improvement of overall health and increased longevity to live a full, happy life. And the best part is that we give our knowledge away for free. We believe that healthcare practitioners should not get rich off the suffering of others. Everyone deserves incredible health, as long as they are willing to achieve it.

Our goal is to provide 1 million free health consultations per year. 

And if you give yourself to the hungry
And satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
Then your light will rise in darkness
And your gloom will become like midday.

(Isaiah 58:10)



We provide Unlimited Free consultations to discuss your health concerns. During each consultation, we will review the 4 pillars of health being: 1) Food - Nutrition 2) Mood - Emotional Health 3) Sleep 4) Movement - Exercise. The foundation of health must be set in order for someone to reverse disease and achieve optimal health. Spending money on supplements and lab testing is pointless, unless one is committed to striving on improving the 4 pillars of health. Once the foundation of health is set, lab testing can help reveal health imbalances that need further care. Using our functional lab analysis report tool, we can customize a supplement plan using professional brand supplements like BioGenetix, Designs for Health, Ortho Molecular, Xymogen, etc. to address nutritional deficiencies and health imbalances. In addition it will help someone recognize the pillar or pillars of health which need more attention.



The motivation to start this center began with the recognition of the failure of other functional medicine practices to focus on the foundations of health. Many functional medicine practices have become cosmetic and superficial and claiming their treatments are "natrual". Whether it is the fad of promoting keto, prescribing hormones for weight loss or youth, or injecting toxins for aesthetic use, these practices go against not only evidenced based medicine, but the principles of true health and longevity. Functional medicine practitioners have fallen into the trap of quick fixes and high cost healthcare, the very thing they were originally fighting against.

Our mission therefore is to fight for the people to provide unlimited, free health education on the 4 pillars of health, which are directly related to preventing and treating every single illness and disease. Diet and lifestyle are the concepts on which we should emphasize. After years of practice and thousands of patient meetings and lab test reviews, I have concluded that a whole foods plant based diet is the way of eating that works best to optimize health. The supplements we provide in addition to diet and lifestyle, work with the body to put it back into balance, but not to be relied on for a quick fix. We only recommend supplements that are totally necessary. We offer professional brand supplements at affordable prices to make it possible to afford achieving optimal wellness.

Through educating people about wellness, we can empower them to take health into their own hands. Health is a long term proposition, and we give people the means to afford to be healthy.


Our team

Joshua Gothelf, PA-C is committed to helping you discover your path to optimal health. By combining his knowledge of the physiological and emotional causes of health conditions, and merging his knowledge of traditional and holistic medicine, he can empower you to achieve your health goals.



Unlimited Free Consultations

We don't ever charge for a health consultation. Call us anytime to discuss your health issues. You don't need an appointment. This is a so to speak, virtual walk in clinic. We don't concentrate on your diagnosis or symptoms, but rather on optimizing your

4 pillars of health of food , mood, sleep, and exercise which are at the core of every single health issue.

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PURE Plant Based Nutriton Program

Eating a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet is at the core of optimal health. Our patients have seen a dramatic change in how they look feel and they see the amazing results on lab testing to confirm their improvement in overall health.

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Functional Lab Analysis Report

Utilizing your existing blood work or getting it done with us, we can generate a functional lab analysis report. This report helps us narrow in to the key areas of health concerns based on the data, allowing us to create a customized diet and lifestyle plan, along with recommended supplements to fill in the the nutritional gaps and correct the health imbalances

Health Programs

Sometimes patients are already aware of their health issues and need a boost to direct the system in the right direction. Whether it is a gut, toxicity, or metabolic issue, we have a program to fit your needs.

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Group Visits

Reinforce your knowledge on a variety of health topics, and collaborate with other clients that share the same health issues.

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"When my 17 year old daughter was experiencing hair loss, inability to concentrate at school (despite always being a straight A student), and extreme fatigue I took her to the pediatrician and had blood drawn. We were referred to an endocrinologist who drew more labs. The endocrinologist called me a few days later to tell me that my daughter had hypothyroidism and wanted to start her on Synthroid. After doing some research on my own I found out that my daughter actually had Hashimoto’s. The endocrinologist told me I didn’t want to be one of “those moms” when I told her I wanted my daughter on something more natural and not this medication with harmful side effects. After hearing about Ark Wellness Center through a friend, I made an appointment and was introduced to Josh. He sat with us and listened to my daughter's symptoms and my concerns. He answered all of our questions and explained how all of my daughter's symptoms were connected and would be helped a great deal by a natural medicine. After looking over her labs he let us know what the correct dose of Nature-Throid was for her as well as what supplements would be appropriate. My daughter began to feel her symptoms subside almost immediately. I appreciate so much that Josh actually listened to us! The conventional doctors only wanted to look at one item on her labs and hurried to give her the medicine that “everyone else” takes for their hypothyroidism. Josh looked at my daughter as an individual and wanted the treatment to be specific to her needs. We are so thankful to have found Josh!"


—  Sarah S.




By getting to the root cause of health issues, functional medicine will save  you on rising health care costs in the future. The concept of functional medicine is to get to the root cause of disease, and not just view illness as a collection of symptoms.The body is one integrated system, where one process depends on the other. Poor diet and lifestyle is at the source of common health issues like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and some forms of cancer, it is a simple choice to start now.  Let us show you how you can improve your health naturally.








We Take a Functional Medicine Approach

Which Consequently May Deal with the Following Health Issues:

- Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain and Weakness

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Migraines

- Metabolic Disorders

  • Diabetes

  • Fatty Liver

  • High Cholesterol


- Digestive

  • Candida

  • SIBO

  • IBS

  • Crohns

- Thyroid 

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Hashimotos

  • Graves

- Mood 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Food Cravings

- Hormonal Imbalance

  • Menstrual Irregularity

  • PMS

  • PCOS

  • Hot Flashes

  • Low Libido

- Skin Disorders

  • Acne

  • Eczema

  • Fungal Infections

  • Psoriasis



Everyone deserves the chance at optimal health.  Therefore, The Ark Wellness Center will always provide nutritional consults for free and mental health counseling at a reduced rate. Lab testing is always at the price we get it for, and supplements are always at an affordable price. 

Our goal is to provide 1 million free health consultations per year.


Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.  The water receded steadily from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.

Genesis 8:2-3,13


Build the ARK of Wellbeing

Nourish the ROOTS
Revive the ORCHID
Ignite the SPARK
The Ark of Noah and its 3 levels provided refuge from the flood waters and brought its passengers to safety on dry land. So too the ark of wellbeing contains 3 levels: The Roots, The Orchid, and The Spark. The flood waters are physical, mental, and spiritual imbalance and the dry land is the mending of one's health. Together these 3 levels can ultimately bring us refuge from our flood and bring us to safety on our dry land.
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