James Chestnut

James Chestnut

James Chestnut


Dr. James L. Chestnut has devoted his professional life to the implementation of evidence-based healthcare based on identifying and addressing the root stressor causes of illness and the genome-determined requirements for the epigenetic expression of health. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology with a specialization in neuromuscular adaptation, is a Doctor of Chiropractic, and holds a post-graduate Certification in Wellness Lifestyle. Dr. Chestnut received numerous academic awards of distinction during his undergraduate and graduate studies.

After graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Chestnut wrote a book entitled ‘The 14 Foundational Premises’ summarizing the neurophysiological and musculoskeletal effects of the vertebral subluxation complex and the chiropractic adjustment that received an award of distinction from the International Chiropractors Association for its significant contribution to the scientific literature validating chiropractic. It is amongst the best-selling chiropractic books in history.

Dr. Chestnut developed, wrote the texts, and still teaches the evidence-based chiropractic and wellness lifestyle provider post-graduate certification program accredited through the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). Dr. Chestnut has received numerous awards of distinction for his texts, his program, and for his teaching, including “Chiropractor of the Year” awards from the ICA and Parker Seminars.

Dr. Chestnut’s latest book, ‘Live Right for Your Species Type’, is considered the gold standard evidence-based argument that unhealthy lifestyle stressors leading to states of adaptive allostasis and the resulting chronic autonomic shift leading to chronic bioaccumulation of metabolic stress load, and not pathological genes or pathological self-regulation, are the root causes of the chronic illness pandemic.

He presently holds the position of Chair of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science and is a member of the ICA Committee on Chiropractic Postgraduate Education. He is also on the Clinical Advisory Panel of the Australian Spinal Research Foundation.

Dr. Chestnut has also recently developed evidence-based chiropractic and lifestyle clinical intervention protocols which are in use around the world. He also created an evidence-based supplement company – Innate Choice® and the on-line Eat Well – Move Well – Think Well® 90 Day Innate Lifestyle Plan. Dr. Chestnut’s efforts have influenced many thousands of chiropractors, and through them, millions of patients worldwide.