Dr. Mike Uker

I grew up in Osage, Iowa where my my father inspired me to become a wrestler. My earliest victories came at 16 years of age with national and junior world championships. This later included twice becoming a Division 1 NCAA All-American in 1996 and 1997 under legendary wrestling coach Dan Gable at the University of Iowa. My interest in human performance and health can be attributed to a successful athletic career.

In 1997, I graduated from the university with a degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education before wrestling in the 2000 olympic trials where my athletic career came to an end. After becoming a high school teacher in the Twin Cities, my health habits changed for the worse. I began consuming a modern American diet (MAD) loaded with fake foods and scarce nutrition, all paired with a lethargic lifestyle. In short, I lost my health.

Fortunately, I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2006 with a Masters of Education in Applied Kinesiology. In 2008, I managed to turn my health around, and I was in the best shape of my life by 2010. (That is, if you don’t count the glory days of wrestling.)

Then, the roller coaster dropped again in 2012. Unknown to me at the time, the amalgam fillings in my teeth exposed me to dangerous levels of mercury. My health steadily declined for two years before the mercury poison was discovered along with lead poisoning from an unknown source. After another two years, I contracted Lyme disease. Those years were among the hardest in my life.

Through my experiences with wrestling, education and personal illness, God showed me how to recover optimum health and get back to living my life with abundance. I opened Champion Family Chiropractic so patients can realize their full health potential as well.

Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.
— DL Moody