Meet the Author:
Dr. Michael E. McGovern, DC

“Dr. Mike” is the owner of the Mind Body Spirit Wellness Center in Arlington Heights, IL, USA, and author of:
Physician, Heal Thyself: A Doctor’s Journey of Transformation and
The Metabolic Blueprint: Customized Nutrition for Your Unique Body Type.

He is a runner, cat dad, and chess geek,
who dabbles in occasional guitar playing.

Most of all he is a full-time spiritual traveler,
completely committed to absorbing everything
that life has to offer
and showing others how to do the same
through proper diet, exercise,
and nutritional supplementation.

You can learn about his Wellness Center,
get his recommendations for optimizing your health,
and get bombarded by his inner ramblings
on his blog:


Dr. Michael E. McGovern, DC
Bio & Credentials

2006 – Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
2006-7 Associate Doctor of Chiropractic in Crystal Lake, IL
2008 – Begin private chiropractic practice in Mt. Prospect, IL
2008 – begin advanced studies in Nutrition, Natural Hormone Balancing, Weight Loss, Detoxification, Probiotic Therapy,  Hair Analysis, Saliva Hormone Analysis, Functional Blood Analysis, Hypothyroidism, Phase IV Sleep Restoration, and Digestive Disorders
2008 – add nutrition to existing chiropractic work
2012 – add emotional clearing techniques, acupuncture to existing work
2013 – move practice to Arlington Heights, IL
2014 – begin advanced studies in Epigenetic Nutritioneering

Dr. Mike’s Story

Dr. Mike is a 2006 graduate of the the Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He is in his 8th year of practice and specializes in the Sacro-Occipital Chiropractic Technique.  A sports injury at the age of 12 left him temporarily unable to walk, and he has now helped hundreds of patients in nearly a decade of practice.

Dr. Mike was first introduced to chiropractic at the age of 12 when a sports injury left him temporarily unable to walk.  “I got dropped on my head while wrestling in gym class.  My lower back went out.  My mom has always been into alternative medicine and was seeing a chiropractor at the time, so she brought me in.  I crawled into the chiropractor’s office and after getting adjusted I was able to walk out.  It was incredible.”

Dr.  Mike has been doing specialized nutritional work for over 3 years.  He uses Nutrition Response Testing to identify specific vitamin and mineral needs in his patients and combines his nutritional work with chiropractic to get amazing results with his patients.

“I have been a chiropractor for over 8 years.  During my first 1 1/2 years in practice I did chiropractic only without incorporating any nutritional work.  Over time I grew frustrated with my patients not being able to hold their adjustments.  They kept needing to come see me and that didn’t seem right.  Going through some health issues of my own at that time, I began my nutritional studies and a short time later began to incorporate what I was learning into my practice.  I started educating people on what types of food to put in their bodies and which nutritional supplements to take to improve their health.  After starting my existing chiropractic patients on organically-grown nutritional supplements I started to notice they could hold their adjustments for longer periods of time–they could go a month or two without needing to see me, rather than every 2 weeks.  Even more than the length of time in between treatments we started to notice all sorts of symptoms disappearing.  Sometimes these symptoms had been present for years.  It has been a truly amazing ride so far.”

Why I Wrote The Metabolic Blueprint

I always worked out heavily and played sports like football and track, but never got into nutrition until I graduated chiropractic school. I was tired of my unstable energy, mood swings, and chronic illnesses. I would get strep throat at least once a year, and it was taking longer to recover each time.

I had no motivation or energy. Cooking and keeping the house clean seemed like the biggest undertaking in the world. I could sleep all day and still not feel rested. My adrenal health was so poor I couldn’t resist sugar or make good food choices.

I finally decided enough was enough and changed my diet and began taking nutritional supplements. Years later I have banished nearly every health symptom I had, and feel better at 34 years old than I did when I was 18.  I have more energy, better focus, and more balanced mood than I did when I was younger.

And I can show you how to do it, too.

The Metabolic Blueprint is the system I used on my journey that helped me unlock my potential. It’s for anyone who refuses to buy in to the “information” we’ve been spoon-fed about diet, exercise, and “aging gracefully”. It’s a guide to living the life you were meant to live, a blueprint that will restore the “you” you thought you lost many years ago.

It is the system I use in my wellness practice in Arlington Heights, IL to restore my patients to full health.  I also use chiropractic, acupuncture, essential oils, and massage therapy techniques to balance energy. *click here to view my wellness practice homepage*

It is my hope that the words I’ve written in The Metabolic Blueprint will change your life forever.

May you never be the same.


Dr. Michael E. McGovern, DC