John A. Sturges, MD is a board-certified family physician who operates a solo private practice in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where he has been practicing medicine for the last 20 years. After graduating from Loma Linda University in 1986, he completed his Family Practice Residency in Hinsdale, Illinois in 1989. Following residency, he worked for an emergency medicine group for five years in San Jose, California, with the majority of his time spent working in the county hospital system. In 1994, he moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where he has been in private practice, nursing home administration and hospital care.
As one of the founding partners of RMI, the Regenerative Medicine Initiative of the James Andrews Institute of Pensacola, FL, Dr. Sturges has developed several new healing technologies, including a cryotherapy medical device that uses liquid nitrogen vapor (cold shock therapy) for reducing pain and promoting healing from sports injuries. He has also invented a device that can create autologous conditioned serum (ACS) from a patient’s own blood. ACS, which is useful for healing sports injuries and relieving pain from osteoarthritis, has been scientifically validated through randomized clinical trials in Europe. It has also been used recently to treat several prominent athletes, as well as former Pope Benedict.
Dr. Sturges has long been a personal advocate for the positive health benefits of caloric restriction (CR) and fasting. CR and fasting are two of the most scientifically validated non-drug methods for treating many common conditions including obesity and Type II diabetes. They have also been shown to delay the onset of many age-related conditions such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia, presbycusis, presbyopia, and age-related cognitive decline.
More than 10 years ago, Dr. Sturges started integrating afternoon/nighttime fasts (12 hours/day) as an adjunct to conventional therapy (diet, exercise, and drugs) for Type II diabetes. He had already seen the powerful effects of these simple methods for helping control fasting blood sugar. During one of his R&D trips to the Andrews Institute, Dr. Sturges stopped to visit Dr. Mestayer at the Springfield Wellness Center, in Louisiana, where it was readily apparent to him that NAD+ activated the same molecular pathways that were activated with CR and fasting.
He was so profoundly impressed by the effects of NAD therapy in Dr. Mestayer’s patients that he returned to spend additional time learning how to use NAD. He has since integrated NAD therapy into family practice for the treatment of many common medical conditions such as obesity, Type II diabetes, migraine headaches, caffeine withdrawal, alcohol withdrawal, chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD, neurodegenerative diseases, and post chemotherapy cognitive impairment (aka “chemo brain”).