My full name is James Burke Whittlesey. I was born in Greenbrae, California. I graduated in 1986 from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. And I have spent the last 23 years doing post-doctoral work on how to find and correct the causes of chronic health problems. I have two great sons Alex and Nick and two cats named Fuji and Beeker. Alex is an aspiring theater actor and sociologist. Nick is attending the California Maritime Academy. His passion is surfing and soccer. I also love to surf. We also enjoy camping, snowboarding and music.
I was lead to become a healing practitioner because at age seventeen I suffered a severe injury. I was passionate about rock climbing. I intended to photograph my upcoming Yosemite and Mt. Hood climbs. Outside the camera shop I noticed the building had a very interesting facade and in my enthusiasm decided to climb. Six feet up the side of the building I reconsidered and jumped back to the sidewalk severely injuring my foot. This was to be my first big summer of climbing. The injury put an end to my career as a climber and mountaineer. I felt that my life was ruined. I desperately went to many doctors. No medical treatment helped me from casts to surgery. While waiting for my friend at his chiropractic visit, I asked the doctor if she could help me. Miraculously, her chiropractic care finally helped get me back hiking and into the outdoors.
My recovery gave me back my physical vitality and my passion. I really enjoy helping people and I want to help make the world a better place. So I took the leap, worked hard and became a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist. I believe with all my heart in the principles of alternative healing. The body is a natural system like the ocean or the forest that takes care of itself very well unless there is some stress, interference or deficiency. If you remove the stresses, interferences and correct the deficiencies, the body will come back into balance, healing itself.
I believe with all my heart in how I practice and always strive to improve. My unique practice provides our community with much needed quality natural health care, integrating bio-mechanical, environmental, nutritional and stress reduction techniques developed by the finest minds in these fields. I hope you will to refer your family and friends to me, because I hate for people to suffer when there is an answer. We must spread the word to help people that are suffering needlessly and taking unnecessary drugs. There are natural solutions.