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Welcome to Science Based Wellness & Chiropractic

Natural Health Solutions Based on
Scientific Testing

Most serious conditions show up in the blood long before symptoms occur. The Science Based Wellness Program takes the guesswork out of planning for your health and wellness. Our complete nutritional analysis will let you know:

• How healthy you really are

• What illness/diseases you currently have

• What healthy problems may be beginning

• What vitamins and nutrients YOUR body needs

• A full detailed report and non-aggressive plan to achieve optimal wellness



A Verifiable Way Of Documenting How
Healthy You Really Are

Certain tests, when read properly, will indicate whether or not you are progressing toward a serious illness, such as cancer, liver, heart or many other diseases.

Wouldn't it be better to stop these problems before they progressed into something serious? Wouldn't it be great to get back to the state of health you were in before you became ill?

Starting with a consultation, the doctor will determine the testing that should be done. Using blood work and other diagnostic tools we do an in-depth analysis of your system.

The testing will tell us where the problem areas are occurring or just developing.


  • Thank you Dr. Nickels and team for helping our family of 8 get healthier!  We are grateful that we found you and are very impressed with your knowledge, expertise and evidence-based approach to wellness.  We started our healthy regimen today and look forward to the results!  Thank you for taking the time to explain our test results as well as the rationale behind your recommendations.  As a nurse and mom of 6, it was very refreshing to work with a doctor that took the time to explain everything so thoroughly and answer every single one of our questions!  You are the best and we are excited for this journey together towards optimal health and wellness.

    - A. Molzer - FL
  • It has been a little over a year since I started with you and cannot tell you how much better I feel!  I know I have more work to do, but overall my skin is clearer, I have so much more energy, and a renewed vitality for life!

    - M. Hoertel, Lake Bluff, IL
  • I have never felt better and being a patient of Dr Nickels has shown me not only how to eat healthy but to make better choices to be able to enjoy the things in life I NEVER thought possible. For years I have said NO to many things and I feel I have gotten a second chance at life and it is TIME TO START LIVING. I now have 2 beautiful grandkids to enjoy and look forward to doing things with them and keeping up with them as well. Life if short, make the most of it while you are living. If I CAN DO

    - Kim Freund, 5 year cancer survivor, McHenry, IL
  • I feel so good! I have been juicing and eating pretty healthy. I am also not taking blood pressure pills unless it's a stressful day and then I only take a quarter. I have been noticed my varicose veins are going away some. I have probably lost 10 pounds and feel great! Thanks to Dr. Nickels and staff for helping me to restore my health and energy. I feel like a new woman!

    - J.D Crystal Lake, IL
  • About a year ago my life changed after meeting Dr. Nickels. I had Grave’s Disease for many years and had seen multiple doctors and not one of them were able to help my thyroid problem. I suffered for years with up and down weight gain and severe fatigue and hair loss. I also suffered with chronic IBS. After Dr. Nickels performed his extensive blood panels that no other doctors had even considered, he then supplemented my body with nutrients and dietary changes. THIS HAS GIVEN ME MY LIFE BACK!!

    - Elizabeth
  • I just want to thank Dr. Nickels for all of his helping in getting my life back to healthy! Six months ago, I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and was very overweight! Sluggish, plagued with many migraine headaches. After his extensive blood panels and heavy metal testing with a detailed explanation of how to turn my life around with nutrients and his retesting, I am a New Man! I can participate in all activities once again and at 57 years of age, I feel like I am 30 years old. I ha

    - William H. Ponte Vedra Florida
  • Dr. Nickels is a wonderful Physician! I was referred to him by a friend when my youngest son was having learning troubles in school. They wanted to put him on medications and call him ADHD. I suddenly started reading that nutrition and other things can get in the way of childrens ability to learn and behave properly. To my shock, Dr. Nickels ran a Heavy Metal panel, and we discovered many things going on with my son.Totally worth the time and money to make sure that as a parent we research a

    - Claire H. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • My story began 3 years ago when I hurt myself in a Military move that ended up a horrible nightmare. I tore both rotator cuffs and was in excruciating pain for months. After a year I started to feel sicker and all I could do was lay on the floor and cry. I spent 2 years chasing doctors for help. I was loosing my memory, my hair, could not drive, work or take care of my baby. I struggled to walk, talk, eat and was giving up on life. I had been uncared for so long I was borderline Anemic, diabetic

    - Susan Reid
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    Dr. Steven M. Nickels A.S., B.S., D.C., N.M.D., D.A.C.B.N., D.C.B.C.N.

    Dr. Nickels has practiced as a Board Certified Nutritional Physician and Chiropractic Physician in the Jacksonville area for over 33 Years. He is currently Owner/Director of Science Based Wellness in Ponte Vedra Beach where he offers his Nutrition and Wellness Program that benefits people of all ages - from as young as infancy to patients well past their 80’s. Dr. Nickels is considered a 'Concierge Care Doctor' meaning your healthcare is followed and managed for a desired period of time.

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