Chiropractor, Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner & Founder
Dr. Brooke M. Breitbach received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University – Chiropractic College where she
excelled in Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Acupuncture and Graston® Technique. She was recognized and honored as a student leader and a volunteer at La Clinica de Mariposa, Costa Rica. She is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, and is also certified in Acupuncture,
Nutrition and Graston® Technique.
Dr. Brooke lives in Willow Spring with her husband, Brian, and their two children. She grew up in small town Iowa and from there she began a journey into corporate sales ultimately returning to school to help others, her true
passion. She enjoys being outdoors, going to concerts, working on home projects, cooking, sewing, weight lifting and cheering her kids on.
Dr. Brooke believes in treating a person as a whole rather than just addressing the symptoms. As a lifelong leader she is excited to work and participate in the Fuquay Varina community.
My Path to Chiropractic
After receiving my degree, I pursued a career in corporate sales. Seven years later, being on the road led to a severe low back condition with 3 bulging discs with sciatica shooting into my feet. I was on bed rest for over a month, and felt no relief from prescription pills. Frustrated and unable to move, walk – let alone live a happy life- I went to a chiropractor. While addressing other life matters and adjusting my spine, I was able to be up and walking within one week. Over two years, through a series of chiropractic adjustments, massage, and acupuncture, I was able to rehabilitate and maintain a healthy, pain-free back.
My Path to Functional Medicine
Functional medicine has changed my life forever, the more I learn about my body and what I need to do to live a healthy, disease free life, the more I want to share it with others who strive for health. I have had my slew of “conditions” or “imbalances” such as adrenal fatigue, menstrual cycle irregularities, chronic fatigue, weight fluctuations, allergies and the list goes on. Through testing and lifestyle change I have discovered that I have the MTHFR & COMT genetic snip, which decreases my ability to detoxify, and APOE-4 which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease. I have had stage 3 adrenal fatigue, Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus, a sluggish thyroid – which also contributes to Alzheimer’s, food sensitivities such as gluten, dairy, vanilla, pineapple, black pepper and all spice. And most recently a mold toxicity that can aggravate my EBV and contribute to chronic fatigue. I never want to be “labeled”, I don’t want to live in fear of what my genetic code says, I want to listen to my body and give it what it needs and avoid the food and environmental triggers that can affect my body. No two people are alike and Functional Medicine addresses the root cause of dysfunction on an individual level so that we can eliminate or decrease the stress it creates on the body, returning the body to optimal health.