About Ahead To Wellness

Everything we do at Ahead To Wellness is centered around you, the patient – because you hold the keys to so many aspects shaping your health. And without your active participation in your journey to health, none of our wisdom will create long-term health.

Our Core Values Of Care

An Integrative Approach

Rooted in our focus on participatory patient care, it’s our mission to empower you with the knowledge and collective wisdom to create health yourself, no matter where you are right now.

Guided by our care team, you will embark on an integrative approach to your wellness, drawing from the best of both wellness care and functional medicine – including smart lifestyle modifications that will significantly improve your health and symptoms.


Dedicated Attention

You’ll receive dedicated attention from our doctor at ahead to wellness.

During your exploratory consultation, you will meet with our doctor to chart the course for your package of care.

The subsequent care will be largely handled by our Dr. Augustine, based on your individual needs, supervised by your him.

Personalized Care

No patient is exactly the same, and yet there are 6 factors that affect your health. Guided by us, we will get to the root cause of your disease – using functional tests that your current doctor may not even know about.

We’ll explore your situation holistically, uncovering mediators in your home, at work, and your mental state to arrive at a “lifestyle prescription” that puts you back on the road to health.

Innovative Care

Did you know that it takes an average of 17 years for clinical breakthroughs to make their way into the standard of care? At Ahead To Wellness, our entire team is deeply committed to shortening that lag.

Our staff are lifelong learners, continuously upgrading their wisdom through sharing best practices and seeking out innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to help our patients achieve their health goals.


Root Cause Resolution

Unlike traditional doctors, our care team always focuses on root cause resolution — isolating the key imbalance that is responsible for virtually all the symptoms that you’re experiencing right now.

Also known as functional medicine, we seek to give you solutions, not more bandaids to cover up the symptoms (or treating side effects of drugs with even more drugs).

Co-Creating Health

Just like your gut bacteria thrive on symbiotic and mutually beneficial relationships, your desired health outcome is much easier to achieve through the power of community.

We leverage group structures for patient education, peer-to-peer support, and accountability — with both your care team and your fellow patients rooting for your success.

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The Philosophy That Drives Us

The philosophy that motivates everyone on our care teams at Ahead To Wellness is pretty simple:

“Do whatever it takes to effectively, comfortably, and safely care for your patient. Whatever that ‘whatever’ is.”

Dr. Augustine founded Ahead To Wellness on the belief of participatory care where the patient is an instrumental partner in returning their body back to health (or keeping it healthy). And that it’s not about the pre-determined ideas about a diagnosis without a full understanding of a patient’s situation.

That’s why the care team at Ahead To Wellness will leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting to the root cause of your gastrointestinal problems. In fact, the medical community finally realizes that all disease starts in the gut; and without taking the gut into account, no autoimmunity and inflammation processes can’t be addressed at the root cause.

We will integrate findings from the most recent research along with literally decades of knowledge that our team has accumulated. As it is stated in our Core Values of Care, you will always be first in line for innovative, integrative wellness methods that combine the best of Functional medicine and wellness care.

About Ahead To Wellness

Ahead To Wellness was founded more than 30 years ago by Dr. James Augustine, a wellness care specialist with more than 30 years of healthcare experience. Drawing on the various wellness modalities he encountered throughout his career, Dr. Augustine focused his practice on providing integrative gastrointestinal health-based on the concept of root cause resolution.

Since its inception, our care teams have empowered thousands of patients to take charge of their health and resolve many chronic conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, and many autoimmune-related symptoms.

About Dr. James Augustine

Dr. Augustine graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College with a doctorate of Chiropractic. He completed his undergraduate studies at the West Coast University, receiving a B.S in Human Physiology. During school, he studied advanced training in neurology.

Born in Lynwood, California, Dr. Augustine began private practice in Bellflower, California as a traditional Chiropractic doctor, with an emphasis on seeing people heal from chronic illness. This focus in practice was the result of an experience that changed his life forever. His mother was gravely ill and he and his wife moved into his parents house to care for her and to support his father in the process. He painfully discovered that the best medicine had to offer, damaged her and provided greater suffering for her, as well as an early demise. As his education and experience progressed, he discovered shortcomings to his approach and was diligent at his post-graduate studies, learning ways to improve the autonomic nerve system, through Biocranial, and continued to improve his knowledge in nutritional chemistry. He focused on mastering functional blood chemistry and brain chemistry, His additional post-graduate diagnostic education provided insight into such problems as cellular health and cellular physiology. He discovered such cellular therapies as High Voltage PEMF, and nutrient / herb combinations that would affect cellular health.

“Dr. Augustine Has Definitively Changed My Life For The Better…”

I’ve had stomach problems for as long as I can remember. No matter where I went, no one could seem to help me. However, after meeting with Dr. Augustine I knew my problems had finally been solved. His comprehensive health assessment gave me the tools to finally improve my stomach health for good!

“The Team At Ahead To Wellness Are So Good, They’re Life-Changing…”

From the moment I walked through the doors at Ahead To Wellness, the entire staff and team there were SO helpful in addressing and discovering the cause of my health challenges! From helping me schedule my initial appointments to answering any questions I had about my care, they always knew exactly what to say, and how to help.

“After Years Of Searching, My Stomach Problems Are Solved…”

For as long as I can remember, medical “experts” had told me I was lactose intolerant and that was what had been causing my stomach pain. Dr. James Augustine and his amazing team looked beyond the initial diagnosis to figure out the REAL cause of my ailments. One year later, my stomach problems are finally solved.

Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not Ahead To Wellness is right for you.