November 26, 2022

Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz

Dr. Michael JurgelewiczDr. Michael Jurgelewicz has been a functional medicine practitioner for the past 15 years and in health sciences academia for the past 6 years. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in Pennsylvania and Connecticut and is an adjunct clinical instructor for the renowned Master of Science in Human Nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Jurgelewicz is Board Certified in Nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, a Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition, and Certified Nutrition Specialist. He is also a member of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition’s Item Writer’s Committee and a contributor to various professional publications. In addition, Dr. Jurgelewicz is the Director of Product Development, Research, and Clinical Support for Designs for Health, Inc. Dr. Jurgelewicz specializes in functional medicine in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions.

He is an internationally sought-after presenter on nutritional and functional medicine. He has appeared on the speaking panel for many conferences in the field including: NANP, ICA-CON, MCA, and Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF)

Dr. Jurgelewicz’s academic training and clinical experience position him as an authority in the management of a variety of chronic health conditions such as, arthritis, digestive disorders, autoimmune diseases, and other common ailments.

He specializes in functional medicine under the paradigm of natural approaches for hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, nutritional counseling, oxidative stress, structural imbalances, chiropractic, and physiotherapy care.

Most physicians are trained to look only in specific places for the answers, using the same familiar labs or diagnostic tests, however, many causes of illness are not commonly found in these places. The usual tests do not look for food sensitivities, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies, dysbiosis, intestinal permeability, and metabolic imbalances.

Dr. Jurgelewicz uses a variety of specialty laboratory testing to help patients find answers to the cause of their symptoms and identify nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be negatively contributing to their health. He uses diet, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations to address the underlying dysfunction. Dr. Jurgelewcz starting seeing patients using functional medicine in 2007.

Each person’s biochemical individuality exerts a major influence on his or her health. The level of nutrient intake that maintains the best possible health is highly variable from person to person. Lifestyle choices and environmental exposures filtered through genetic predisposition are fundamental factors in the expression of disease, and a successful treatment approach must include investigation into these factors.

Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN)

Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (DCBCN)

Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)

Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) 

Adjunct Clinical Instructor at University of Bridgeport- Nutrition Institute      

Approved supervisor for Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) candidates seeking experience hours         

Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies- Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®)

International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC)

His passion for Functional Medicine has led to an exciting educational journey from some of the best minds in this field of functional medicine. In turn he has been able to impact the health of thousands of people.

Dr. Jurgelewicz is an advocate of patient education and contributes to public awareness of natural health care by speaking on various health topics.


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