Originally from Inverness, MS, Dr. Houston Brown is now proud to call Aurora, Illinois home. Serving as Clinic Director for Mind and Body Chiropractic in Aurora, IL, Dr. Brown became a chiropractor because of the results he achieved following a football injury. Dr. Brown originally had pursued a career in Anesthesiology, however, while playing a game of football, he injured his low back, and was unable to walk without pain for several weeks and his life was forever changed. He was in severe, daily pain for several weeks after the injury and received no help from the medical community. Searching for relief from his injury, Dr. Brown went to his family chiropractor. After six months of care, Dr. Brown was pain-free and off all pain medications. This was the moment Dr. Brown realized that the power that made the body, in fact, heals the body. It was this moment that inspired Dr. Brown to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Brown graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences. Following his undergraduate work, Dr. Brown attended Parker College of Chiropractic where he received his Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic.
Dr. Brown is truly family-oriented. In his time away from his work, he enjoys doing activities with his wife, Davida and his sons, Hunter, Ri’Chard and Dylan. Traveling and enjoying his family are Dr. Brown’s favorite activities.
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Julie Estrada, Registered Dietician (RD)
Julia Estrada is our registered dietitian (RD). She obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics at Northern Illinois University (NIU). She also completed a one and a half year supervised dietetic internship program. The internship mainly focused on community and clinical nutrition sites, such as a Northwestern Medicine Diabetes Education center, Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, Tri-Cities Dialysis at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, and Rush Copley Medical Center.
Julia is an expert in nutrition who works on improving your relationship with food through mindful and intuitive eating. She believes in health at every size and has an “all foods can fit” mentality. She considers your existing and potential medical conditions, symptoms, and lab values before making nutrition recommendations. Julia works with you to develop an individualized plan to help you achieve your health goals.
Aracely, Exercise Scientist
Aracely Cepeda graduated from Aurora University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Physiology. She has countless hours of experience using physiotherapy equipment for various populations. She’s an expert at helping the body heal through an exercise routine and physiology protocols. Aracely creates exercise programs to holistically aid function and proper mechanics. She advocates wellness through professional practice and believes exercise is medicine and essential to living a healthy lifestyle. Aracely enjoys spending time with family and friends outside of her job. She has aspirations of traveling the world and loves the beach.