A Healer in Every Home

The health institute

Our Mission

The Health Institute exists to teach the ancient principles of health to the modern world.

Our mission is to empower every individual to transform their mind and body through time-tested practices and protocols that have helped people heal for thousands of years.

We offer a number of programs and certifications for health practitioners, health coaches, and wellness advocates. Each program has been created and designed by doctors and leaders in nutrition, herbalism and functional medicine.

Dr Josh Axe

From Our Founder

Years ago, I helped my mom recover from life-threatening disease using ancient health principles and natural healing methods found in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since then, I have personally SEEN how these methods transformed not only my mom’s life, but the lives of thousands of people who apply these principles and techniques.

That’s why I am SO passionate about The Health Institute.

If you have a passion for health and for changing the world, and want to create a profitable business that gives you a flexible lifestyle, The Health Institute is for you.

– Dr. Josh Axe

Dr. Axe DNM, DC, CNS, is a certified Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic, Clinical Nutritionist and founder of one of the largest natural health websites in the world–draxe.com. He is the bestselling author of Eat Dirt and Ancient Remedies, co-founder of Ancient Nutrition and founder of Leaders Media.

Meet Our Podcast Hosts

Courtney Bursich
Courtney Bursich

Courtney Bursich is an AADP Board Certified Health Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.  She has an obsession with knowing the body and finding the best ways to beat disease and live our best lives. After having her two daughters, she found herself burned out and tired of the modern-day approach to healthcare and the limiting mindset of “diet” culture. 

She began a personal quest to learn and help educate as many people as possible to improve the lives of those around her. In 2017 Courtney started a health coaching business to help individuals discover their best health potential.

Dr Chris Motley
Dr. Chris Motley

Dr. Chris Motley is certified in Applied Kinesiology, Clinical Kinesiology, Acupuncture, and Craniosacral Therapies, as well as, specializing in Nutrition and Lab Analysis. Kinesiology is a diagnostic and therapeutic system that utilizes the body's muscular system to attain neurological information about a patient.

When Dr. Motley founded his own practice nearly a decade ago, he had no idea that it would grow exponentially simply by word of mouth. According to his patients of all ages, this can be attributed to the individualized and intuitive care he gives to each person in addition to his natural talents.

What Makes The Health Institute Unique?

University Accredited Course Options

Whether you're just starting out on the path to living your healthiest, fullest life, or you're ready to become an advanced nutrition coach, we have courses for every stage of your health journey.

Foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ancient Principles

Our foundational teaching philosophies are rooted in time-tested principles that have helped support the healing process for millions of people for hundreds of years.

Continued Education Options

We are committed to continually investing in your growth. That's why we are constantly releasing new courses and advanced, niche-based options.

Business Course & Community

In addition to the variety of health-based courses we teach, we also connect you with a like-minded community and equip you to effectively run a successful business.

Meet Our Instructors

Courtney Bursich
Courtney Bursich


Dr David Touhill
Dr. Dave Touhill

DC, Marketing Expert, Partner at The Health Institute

Jordan Rubin
Jordan Rubin

Founder of Garden of Life, Co-founder of Ancient Nutrition, & Bestselling Author

Dr Chris Motley
Dr. Christopher Motley

DNM, DC, DABCA, Acupuncture Certified, PAK

Dr Eric Zielinski
Dr. Eric Zielinski


Dr. Caroline Leaf
Dr. Caroline Leaf

Cognitive Neuroscientist

Dr Dan Sullivan
Dr. Dan Sullivan

DC, Brand Strategist

Dr Josh Axe
Dr. Josh Axe

Founder & CEO of The Health Institute, DNM, DC, CNS

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