About Dr Jonathan Spages

Dr Jonathan Spages, DC specializes in Functional Medicine and is uniquely skilled at working with the root physiological, bio-chemical, and hormonal imbalances associated with type II diabetes and hypothyroidism, as well as many other chronic illnesses. 

He has broken free from the limiting approach of a standard of care that provides drugs and hormones as a first defense for these diseases. By using breakthrough diagnostic testing and analysis rarely done in the conventional setting.

Dr. Spages is able to uncover the hidden causes of why a person could be experiencing the diseases of type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism. 

Dr. Spages also takes great pride in delivering personalized health care for diabetics and women suffering from hypothyroidism, in addition to providing an environment that supports and inspires patients. 

When I started my journey in health

Family on Vacation
I wasn't afraid of a "dead" shark!

Growing was sometimes filled with adventure as you can see here. My dad, being a “hero”, captured a “dead” shark. I wasn’t too scared since I was goofing off. Health wasn’t a big concern in the early years.

Times change for the worst. When I was about 11 years old my uncle was brought to the hospital suffering from heart attack. Thank God he survived but I was confused when the nurse, a “healthcare professional”,  gave him meat with gravy, smashed potatoes with butter, bread with butter, soda and non sugar free jello. I thought, isn’t this the diet that gave him the heart attack in the first place?

Dr Spages Lifelong Obsession with Performance and health

Since my brother Jason was 7 years older than me I mostly played with kids older. It wasn’t easy since they had such an age advantage. 

I had to be faster, stronger and a bit tough to get through any physical activity. I picked up a book once at a grocery store about “herbs that help athletes”. 

I fell in love!!! 

Me and Jason Spages with Grandmother
I miss them so much

After gaining my first obession, “health”, I starting using vitamins and herbs to help my recovery time while I played basketball and eventually went on to become a track star, team captain and breaking records, at DePaul high school.  

Spages set course mark Depaul Running
It was an exciting day when I broke the course record. I was so nervous
Jonathan Spages Track Picture
Nice margin of victory. We had a running shirt "Pain is temporary, Pride is Forever."...so true.
All Passaic County Cross Country
Even though I did this multiple times its a real honor to be All County for Cross Country running.

After Depaul high school and wearing my knees down from running for 4 years hundreds of miles on hard ground I was sick of being only 133 lbs. 

I was reading magazines such as Muscle and Fitness and other fitness based journal where I fell in love with fitness and body building to eventually get my personal training certificate.

That was my on the left at 19 years old. Not bad for a runner turned body builder! All Natural too!! 

Jon Pack picture pullup
I can't believe I was that strong at 19 years old!

The next part of my life was the game changer and why I am likely a doctor today. Once in highschool I was doing an intership at a nursing home. We went to a room where they did surgery on the residents there and at times this room was set up as a morgue. The supervisor allowed a group of us to look inside. There it was! I saw a leg but without a body attached! The whole group ran out of the room and were nausous except once curious teenager…me! 

I actually went closer to it to see this nasty, blood infested amputated leg. With a ton of curiousity and a bit apprehension I asked the doctor, “what happened? Why was this leg cut off?” 

The doctor said, “they were a diabetic and this clot killed this leg and it became diseased”. I thought to myself, a diet could do this to someone, the foods we eat and how we live could take someones leg off, why would they do that to themselves.   

Not knowing a real reason why due to a lack of full understanding I made it my mission to tell everyone to “live healthy”, stop drinking, stop smoking, no meat and other various tidbits I’ve learned along my journey of being healthy. 

Honestly, I was being annoying because I was trying to help people who didn’t want to be helped. This even included my own family who I thought drank too much alcohol and smoked too many cigerattes.   

Becoming a Doctor

I knew I wanted to be in healthcare but not sure how since I was not for medication or surgery for general health issues.

I felt there had to be a better way. Once at the gym I was training people in I met a chiropractor who wanted me to help him with his practice.

This was a good fit because it was natural. Well after my first adjustment I knew what I wanted to do…become a chiropractor! 

Dr Spages and Dr Sid Williams
Me and Dr Sid Williams

Unknown to most people but there were hundreds of different ways to adjust the spine. I wanted to know them all!! My next obession came about to breath, drink, eat, sleep learning how I can fix the nervous system through natural care. 

I eventually practiced and became President of the Pierce Results System where weekly I would teach students and even teachers the amazing world of Dr Pierce. 

Dr Jonathan Spages teaching at Life University
Teaching Advanced Methods of the Pierce Results System at Life University

My Mission Trips to help people around the world

After Graduation and before I started my practice from scratch. I decided I wanted to give back to those who were in countries less fortunate as the united states. 

I did 2 mission trips to El Salvador and also to Thailand. They were both humbiling and an experience I will never forget. 

Dr Spages in Thailand
Thailand was an amazing trip to understand healing from across the globe

911 and The World Trade Center

I was just out of school and I got a call…”can you help take care of the firemen, police and people doing the cleanup for the world trade center, the hours will be tough and you won’t get paid but they need your help” a fellow doctor asked. Without hesitation, I said “Are you kidding! I am honored to help at the World Trade Center! Where do I go? What time? I’m there!” 

It’s emotional to discuss the scene there but I am so fortunate to be able to do something from those brave workers. They are true heroes! 

Community Help for Kids in Paterson, NJ

Growing up and living in Paterson, NJ was not always an easy place because of the crime and challenges big cities face. Most people remember the movie “Lean on Me”, “Hurricane” as how bad the enviroment could become. Since being from Paterson I wanted to give back to the community. I sponsored and ran “Kids Day America” which has helped thousands of children learn about fire safety, dental health, spinal health and ways to be a healthy community. 

It was a blast! Each year my friends and family would fight for who was going to be the clown!   

Dr Spages with parents at Kids Day America
Dr Spages with parents at Kids Day America

Working with the Nets Basketball Team

After a few years in practice,  I got a rare but special opportunity to be “The Official Chiropractor of Nets Basketball“. Being a die hard Boston Celtics fan for years I just loved basketball. 

My son’s middle name is even named after Paul Pierce. All my kids lean toward the number 33 for Larry Bird when they play their sports. 

Dr Spages with Nenad Krstic
Nenad Krstic was just a little taller!

Because of my involvement with sports I enjoyed meeting famous fitness gurus and bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lee Haney at the Arnold Sports and Fitness Expo. There was a wealth of knowledge gained on how to treat athletic injuries and help athletes achieve high level performance. 

Lee Haney with Dr Spages
Meeting Mr. Olympia legend Lee Haney
Spages and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dr Spages at the Arnold Sports and Fitness Expo

My practice was very busy and the number of people I was helping grew into the thousands of testimonials. I was working on correcting a spine for so many years I always felt I was missing my first love of nutrition and vitamins. In NJ, at the time, I was not allowed to offer any nutritional or supplement support. I had hundreds of professional hours of training but I could not offer my patients help until the laws were changed. 

Well around the year 2010, after studying for years of functional medicine, I finally was able to make difference beyond the spine and nervous system. My mission was I need real, pure before and after, almost like an x-ray to show that someone was getting better. 

That is what I loved about functional medicine. Its driven by lab and getting amazing lab results. It looks under the surface to uncover WHY someone is having problems with weight, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune and hypothyroidism.

My First Type 2 Diabetic Patient

Since I had a number of Type 2 diabetics who were my chiropractic patients I wanted them an opportunity to run very thorough labs to see what is causing their diabetes. Based my my research and training I knew it wasn’t only diet and it certainly wasn’t genetic. 

A patient named Bobby was the first person I felt was a good fit. Because I cared about Bobby so much I was checking on him all the time to see if my new approach would actually work. 

I was shocked! He was able to get off all his medications and got tremendous results within a few weeks. I had to tell the world!

Bobbee my first diabetes reversal
Bobbee my first diabetes reversal!

Radio and TV Interviews helping Type 2 Diabetes and Hypothyroidism

Since I was already doing many TV and Radio interviews because my success with helping a paralyzed patient regain her health back and my involvement with professional sports. The world needed to hear a different approach to helping someone without medication. 

My opponent…the pharmaceutical industry!  

With the complications that my great grandmother (went blind and amputated) and my grandmother (heart attacks and strokes) had from diabetes it was my mission to help Type II diabetics regain their quality of life back.

Dr Spages doing radio interview on 1010 WINS NY
Interview with Charles Butler who reversed his diabetes
Dr Spages doing radio interview on 1010 WINS NY
Dr Spages doing radio interview on 1010 WINS NY
Dr Spages with Cindy Vero and Cubby on 103.5 KTU NY
Dr Spages with Cindy Vero and Cubby on 103.5 KTU NY
Dr Spages on Q104 with Shellie
Dr Spages on Q104 NY with Shellie
Dr Spages on WABC NY
Dr Spages on WABC NY
Dr Spages on Z100 NY
Dr Spages on the famous Z100 NY

My Book Inspiration

Even though I was a doctor, my family has always been my toughest patients. They never viewed me as “their” doctor. I was always their “son”, “brother”, as so on. 

My mom even after years of my pursuit to get her to “be healthy” was diagnosed with cancer and died at the age of 65. 

She, along with the rest of my family, have turned me into the person I am today.  

Dr Spages and Marilyn Spages
My Mom was the best!! She was so beautiful!

My First book! Very exciting!

I still get goosebumps telling this story. On the night my mom died me and my wife found out she was pregnant. Somehow my mom knew too!! Mothers intuition! 

While my wife was pregnant with our son I had free time on my hands since going out wasn’t much of an option. I decided to write my first book about the Pierce Results System. That was hard work!

Since I never wrote a book before I didn’t think it would be very good. After submitting it to a publisher I was shocked they they look at over 5000 books a year and only accept 125. “The Wellness Approach” was accepted.

Purchase my book here

Rick Frishman and Dr Spages
Dr Spages and Rick Frishman from Morgan James Publishing

My first Hypothyroid Patient

So this wasn’t like Bobby, my first hypothyroid patient was myself. After helping so many type II diabetics, I ran various tests on myself. That was the day I was diagnosed with Hashimoto, the autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid gland. 

Although I was unhappy to be diagnosed, I was happy to finally figure out why I was suffering from weight issues, fatigue, patches on my skin, horrible sleep, digestive issues and foggy brain. 

lab pic
When I saw my labs I knew something was wrong.

Spreading the Word about Diabetes and Hypothyroidism

Seeing diabetics reverse their disease was keeping me busy but now that I had a passion to help someone with hypothyroidism.

Live events and lectures helps me reach people who want a better answer and solution than giving medication to every symptom that pops up.

Dr Spages seminar
Dr Spages doing a seminar about reversing diabetes and hypothyroidism

Spreading the Word on Social Media

Through this journey my goal is to get this approach of treating the root cause to everyone. 

A recent accomplishment is having over 2 million views on Youtube. 

If you would like to subscribe to my channel please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKM8KwliYM1_sk5jIukWmg

I never know when I will have time with my busy practice, writing books, kids, wife, honey-do list and my personal time however in February 2023 I decided to start a Facebook group for helping Type II diabetics. 

I wasn’t concerned since I thought only a few people would join. Boy was I wrong! We had over 235,000% growth in a few weeks and it continues to grow. 

It is such an awesome group. Great energy and everyone supports each other. If you would like to join this private group for only type II diabetics click here : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1090118161655551

It feels like I made it BIG-TIME when the blue checkmark came for my account. Having a verified Instagram account was important because it proved I was legit.

If you would like to follow my content please visit www.instagram.com/drjspages 


Throughout the years I have also helped patients with type II diabetes, neuropathy, weight loss, energy and other conditions related to the metabolism. 

During Covid, I moved my practice of 20 years from New Jersey to Florida. By doing live webinars on zoom I can help people with telehealth throughout Florida.  On this site you will find many courses and advice for Type II diabetes, recipe books and learning how to improve health that anyone can use and benefit from. 

My next adventure is finishing my “Reversing Type II Diabetes” book.  

To reach me please email me at [email protected]

64 thoughts on “About Dr Jonathan Spages

  1. Keryn says:

    5 stars
    Dr.Spages is assisting your body with switching diabetes

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  2. Carlotta says:

    5 stars
    Dr.Spages is helping your body to reverse diabetes.
    Dr. Spages DC is a specialist in Functional Medicine and a skilled professional in biochemical, root physiological, and hormonal imbalances that are related to hypothyroidism and type 2 diabetes.
    If you need professional help about your diabetes, Dr. Spages DC can definitely help your recover.

  3. Alicia says:

    Dr. Spage’s is able to uncover the hidden causes of why a person could be experiencing the diseases of type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism.

  4. Brandon says:

    5 stars
    Functional Medicine and is uniquely skilled at working with the root physiological, bio-chemical, and hormonal imbalances associated with type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism

  5. Thomas J Gaitens says:

    Dr. Spages has been a life saver.
    Sure, that might sound like hyperbole, but it is true. If I had remained on Metformin, I know my clock was ticking down fast. I have seen the havoc T2 does with the human body. Metformin is just a slow slide until death.
    Within weeks of working with Dr. Spages, I was able to walk away from my Metformin and remain so, 8 months later. Dr. Spages personal approach and hands on work takes you step through step to improved health. It was not only my T2 which improved, I no longer have IBS, nor a clearing of my throat cough I have had for years. Several other issues also have been mitigated by following this program. I did not believe that so many of my issues revolved around this function of my health. Thank you Doctor, you have given back control over my life!! Thanks T

  6. Greg says:

    Some issues with my health and finally found Dr. Spage’s article and glad I know that type 2 diabetes can be reversed naturally.

  7. Queenierich says:

    5 stars
    One study found that when people with type 2 diabetes eat 200 grams of raw tomatoes every day, their blood pressure improved and their levels of a protein that makes up HDL cholesterol (the “good” kind) increased so it may help lower their risk of heart disease.

  8. Lynna says:

    Dr. Spages DC is an expert in Functional Medicine and a gifted proficient in biochemical, root physiological, and hormonal uneven characters that are identified with hypothyroidism and type 2 diabetes.

  9. Maurine says:

    Dr. Spage’s is able to uncover the hidden causes of why a person could be experiencing the diseases of type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism.

  10. Gregory says:

    Functional Medicine and is uniquely skilled at working with the root physiological, bio-chemical, and hormonal imbalances associated with type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism.

  11. Hershel says:

    Functional Medicine and is uniquely skilled at working with the root physiological, bio-chemical, and hormonal imbalances associated with type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism

  12. Gail Farrar says:

    I am very interested as my Dr sent me home with a pamphlet and a script for Metformin. That made me quite sick so he put me on a lesser known medication. My glucose that day was 260 and A1C above 12

  13. Constance Brown says:

    I have found Dr. Spages approach to getting healthy again to be just what I needed. I have been in his program for almost 9 months and it has been fantastic to have a plan based on my specific lab work and my individual health issues. I needed a program just like he offered to turn from an increasingly sick state of body to a lifetime plan of healthiness. Down from size 20 to size 14, down 45 pounds, no longer diabetic and using Metforman medication. But even greater in my experience is feeling well with energy and great sleep and the optimism of having a plan going forward based on real science. Dr. Spages has incredible knowledge and was an expert to design specific protocols to address my multiple health dysfunctions. His program is excellent with teaching modules and handouts to make the program not just a diet for specific goals. that is all great. But I have learned lifetime lessons that I feel really great about continuing on to be at my best Health.

    Thank-you Dr. Spages and team for your encouragement and exceptional individualized approach. Such a welcome difference from the years of getting bad labs and feeling that I was going in a bad direction, yet my conventional doctors offered no real answers. Truly, I am grateful to find this program and be accepted into it, as it has made a world of difference!!! Not just to lose weight etc. but to tutor, teach, assess my concerns and give a foundation for an ongoing lifestyle of diet that is specific to my needs.

  14. Charles BENEVENTE says:

    I have multiply medical issues I believe stem from my type 2 diabetes. Hoping I can work with Dr. Spages to get to the cause of these ailments and reverse type2.

  15. Rubina Iqbal says:

    I am didactic for last 20 years tried every thing nothing seems to help I was so excited to see your testimonial I have been searching for some thing which can take me off these medication

  16. John Dowels says:

    5 stars
    Nice, I been about 20 years a Diabetic. It is time for a change. I played at DHS Won A State Title in 1986 I was Three year stater. Rookie of the Year.

  17. Joannie Scott says:

    5 stars
    YOU are the answer to all of my confusion and questions. I have been on SO much medication, pills and
    shots. 2 years ago in October, I did a lot of research and decided to get off of everything. I didn’t tell my Dr. I went and bought a boat load of Almonds. That’s what I read helped and it does! So now if my BS goes up, I just have like a 1/3 cup of almonds and it goes right back down. I have FreeStyle Libre, so I could check my blood sugar very regularly. Getting off of Metformin (I couldn’t even control my bowels) I just couldn’t live like that. I’m not a sweet eater, but salty, taco…that’s my thing. I only eat that rarely. But I can’t lose the weight. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto. I take Synthroid. I believe exactly like you do. THANK YOU for saying it. It’s the big drug companies controlling everything and them bleeding us dry and we don’t get well.

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