James Chestnut

James Chestnut

James Chestnut


Dr. James L. Chestnut 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 Evidence-Based Chiropractic and Wellness Lifestyle.

Dr. Chestnut has devoted his professional life to the implementation of evidence-based chiropractic and lifestyle intervention. Dr. Chestnut developed, wrote the texts, and still teaches his fully accredited post-graduate Evidence-Based Chiropractic and Lifestyle certification program; the first of its kind in the chiropractic profession. He also writes a monthly Research Review newsletter for chiropractors which does not simply summarize the literature but critiques its methodological validity and explains its clinical relevance.

Dr. Chestnut’s latest book, ‘Live Right for Your Species Type’, offers an irrefutable, highly referenced, evidence-based argument that unhealthy lifestyle stressors leading to adaptive epigenetic changes resulting in chronic metabolic allostatic load are the root causes of the chronic illness pandemic not pathological genes or pathological self-regulation. The evidence is unequivocal; unhealthy lifestyle habits are, by far, the leading cause of chronic illness and healthy lifestyle choices are the only evidence-based wellness and prevention solution. Dr. Chestnut is adamant that chiropractors should take a leading role in providing evidence-based neuromusculoskeletal and lifestyle intervention.

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

Dr. Chestnut received numerous academic awards of distinction during his undergraduate and graduate studies and has received numerous professional awards for his overall contributions to the chiropractic profession as an author and lecturer.