Welcome to Science Based Wellness & Chiropractic 

Your Ponte Vedra Beach Naturopath, Nutritionist

Call us at (904)-834-2337 today.

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 health problems may be beginning

• What vitamins and nutrients YOUR body needs

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

  optimal wellness               

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.

During your report of findings we will carefully note major and minor conditions that may lead to serious illness. This detailed report will explain your test findings, as well as the nutrient and dietary recommendations based upon your test results.

What makes us different?

We TEST and then retest to determine your progress. There is no guess work...it is all in the testing.

Dr. Steven M. Nickels, A.S., B.S., D.C., N.M.D., D.A.C.B.N., D.C.B.C.N.
Director/Owner Science Based Wellness & Chiropractic
Diplomate/Board Certified Nutritionist
Ponte Vedra Beach Naturopath | Science Based Wellness & Chiropractic | (904)-834-2337

10033 Sawgrass Dr. W Suite 204
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Exclusive Offer

New Patients Receive a Free Consultation (valued at $150)

Meet the Doctor

  • 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 32 Years. He has just opened a new practice for Science Based Wellness in Ponte Vedra Beach where he does his Nutrition and Wellness Program that benefits people from all ages from as young as infancy to patients well past their 80’s. He does what people now call “CONCIERGE CARE”. This means your healthcare is managed and maintained with a one-time payment without office call fees and you have access to Dr. Nickels at your service with any questions and answers throughout this Wellness Program.

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Office Hours

by appointment only

Mon - Fri:

9:00 am - 7:00 pm


8:00 am - 1:00 pm




Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "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 IT, YOU CAN TOO!! Get out and enjoy life’s greatest pleasures."
    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!!!!!
    Dr. Nickels took the time and care with his knowledge and did what I thought was impossible. EVERYONE deserves this opportunity and I am forever thankful that I got to be a patient of Science Based Wellness and Dr. Nickels."
  • "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 have reduced my blood pressure , lost 40 pounds, and no longer need cholesterol medication! Thank you Dr. Nickels for giving me not only hope, but my life back again!"
    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 and learn all we can so that our children do not carry this “label” all of their lives! What a difference my son is after only after a few months! No medication and a different child! Thank you Dr. Nickels!"
    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, full blown Autoimmune Disease RA. I had cabinets and boxes full of worthless prescriptions. A year ago I was telling my story and someone suggested Science Based Wellness. Now I’m active again, working full time and playing with my son. Without Dr. Nickels, Lisa, and Paula I would not be here today. I can’t imagine what my family would be going though without Dr. Nickels. If you are reading this and you are seeking help, you're in the right place."
    Susan Reid