Dr. Michael Jurgelewicz has been a functional medicine practitioner for the past 17 years and in health sciences academia for the past 7 years. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in Pennsylvania and Connecticut and is an adjunct professor for the renowned Master of Science in Human Nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport as well as Sonoran University of Health Sciences.

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: Integrative Healthcare Symposium (IHS), National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP), ACA-Council on Nutrition Symposium, California Chiropractic Association (CCA), Maryland Chiropractic Association (MCA), Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), 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. Jurgelewicz 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.

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.

  • Master of Science in Clinical Research (in progress) from Parker University in Dallas, Texas
  • Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Anatomy from Parker University in Dallas, Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Health & Wellness from Parker University in Dallas, Texas
  • 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 Faculty at University of Bridgeport- Nutrition Institute
  • Adjunct Faculty at Sonoran University of Health Sciences- Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition          
  • Board Eligible for Certification from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and American College of Functional Neurology- Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies- Clinical Neuroscience & Rehabilitation
  • Board Eligible for Certification from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board (ACRB)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®)
  • International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC)
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) certified rater
  • SafeSport Trained- U.S. Center for SafeSport
  • Approved supervisor for Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) candidates seeking experience hours 

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