Patterson Stark is a US trained Chiropractic Physician, licensed in Colorado and New Zealand.  He is a recognised leader in Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, Clinical Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Physiology, Anti Aging Medicine and Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. He is an author and lecturer in all of these subjects over the last thirty-five years.

Currently he is leading the way to a drugless approach to optimal human function by the ‘clinical didactics of Lifestyle Medicine,’ including a plant based diet, regular exercise and early detection of disease supportive habits and traits - prior to the manifestation of occult pathology.  His use of current medical research to support Lifestyle Medicine and his clinical findings are unique in the field of healthcare.



Dr. Stark graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1979 (BSc. D.C) after five years of undergraduate study at Santa Barbara City College 1971-73 (AA) and at Humboldt State University 1973-76 (BA deferred).

He studied Applied Kinesiology with Drs. Goodheart, Walther, White and Blaich and was board eligible by 1983. (Deferred) In 2004 he completed fellowships in Age Management Medicine at The Cenegenics Medical Institute (USA) and became a Diplomat of The American Board of Anti Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP).

In 2013 he was awarded Diplomat status with the International Academy of Prevention Performance and Longevity.  (DIAPPL)  Diplomate of The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) 2017, Certified Lifestyle Medicine Health Care Practitioner from the ASLM,

Dr. Stark was the first New Zealander to receive a Fellowship from the ASLM in 2019.

He is a member in good standing with the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, (A4M) The Australasian Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, (A5M) The Australian Association of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, (AACNEM) The International College of Applied Kinesiology, (AICAK) and The Canterbury Hang gliding and Paragliding Association, (2002-present).



Dr. Stark is a voice to the masses of patients and clients whom seek to end the madness of disease oriented health care.  He has lectured extensively on the effects of lifestyle to delay the onset or substantially reduce the risk of disease from eroding quality of life.  His key messages include; ‘normal is not optimal’ and ‘Prevention is the Cure’ and ‘Lifestyle is the medicine.’

He has a small research clinic (Stark Health Centre) in Christchurch, New Zealand and leads seminars on the Science of Lifestyle Medicine via the International Academy of Prevention, Performance and Longevity. www.IAPPL.co.nz



Dr. Starks seminal book;  ‘Live Now – Die Later – Starkhealth’ www.livenow-dielater.com has been well received and not only tells his story of health discovery but allows readers to discover their own.  He has published multiple articles and contributes on a regular basis via digital media and patient centered discussion groups.

He has lectured since 1982 on topics in the field of health, biochemistry, physiology and nutrition.   He has also been a keynote speaker for lay and professional audiences in multiple countries.



To empower healthcare providers to lead from the top down; to stop disease via the articulate use of Lifestyle Medicine and to allow patients to live a life without the fear of dreaded diseases, which are overcoming our healthcare system.

His research on the way you eat, exercise, sleep and the pre-emptive tests you do, can alter your risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders by up to eighty percent.

Dr. Patterson Stark. May 2019
Stark Health Centre – Christchurch NZ