Dr. Matthew Bradshaw was born in Kansas City and then later schooled in Denver, Colorado. Raised by a Chiropractor (and whose Grandfather was also a Chiropractor), Dr. Bradshaw has always been health-oriented and interested in natural healing principles.
He played soccer and golf at an early age, playing both all the way through four years of college at the University of Colorado – Boulder. It was here that the groundwork was laid for Dr. Bradshaw’s interest in Functional Medicine. Between schoolwork, sports and work, Dr. Bradshaw experienced his first panic attack. A traditional Doctor said to just cut back on his stress
After four more years of school at Life Chiropractic College West in Northern California, Dr. Bradshaw experienced 3 more panic attacks (“like being, just out of the blue, truly terrified for hours at a time but for no reason at all”). He sought help from an Applied Kinesiologist (early Functional Medicine Doctor) who determined that his gut biome was out of balance due to poor diet, alcohol, stress and infection (fungal infection from years prior).
By 2001, Dr. Bradshaw had healed his gut through the use of a clean diet, proper supplements and alcohol reduction. He graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, met his wife, Dr. Hilary Rutledge and had his first son, Noah. His son, Levi, was born 4 years after that. He has yet to have a panic attack since.
Dr. Bradshaw is currently studying for his Doctorate of the American Board of Clinical Internists (DABCI) as well as Certification as AFMCP (Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice) through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). He is passionate about this field and loves helping patients who are struggling with getting results from traditional medicine or who just want to be healthy naturally!