038: Chiropractic, functional medicine, and gut health with Dr. Ann-Marie Barter

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Today, I’m so excited to have Dr. Ann-Marie Barter on the show to chat about chiropractic care, functional medicine, and gut health. 

We discuss:

– Dr. Barter’s background and why she’s so passionate about functional medicine

– What chiropractic is and some ailments that it can help address

– The educational process of becoming a chiropractor

– Common traits among her clients

– What every woman should know about functional medicine

– Leaky gut

– Changes every woman can make right now for their health

and so much more! 

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Here’s a little bit about Dr. Barter:

Dr. Barter has always had a mind for high level problem solving. In her early 20’s she was introduced to chiropractic, whereas she had been very skeptical until it changed her life. The treatment was like magic – she felt new and light, like a better version of herself. She immersed herself in school, learning not only the art and science of chiropractic modalities, but also functional blood chemistry analysis, nutrition, applied kinesiology and natural remedies. She now specializes in difficult functional medicine cases, helping people with issues concerning their thyroid, blood sugar, gut health and hormone dysfunction as well as other metabolic conditions.

Dr. Barter went to Chiropractic school at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, but when she found out her mother was diagnosed with late stage cancer they moved to Colorado to fulfill her mother’s dream and she opened her first practice.  These days Dr. Barter can be found dancing, skiing, running, practicing yoga, biking, hiking, practicing barre or walking her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Ritz.

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The Alternative Family Medicine & Chiropractic homepage

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  1. Scarlet on August 22, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for this great resource. I am trying to learn all I can about gut health because my son has a rare condition called vitiligo that is supposed to be auto immune and I think it may originate in his gut health having been reduced by taking antibiotics for an ear infection as a baby. So I am trying to study how to improve his gut health and hopefully keep him healthier.

  2. Katie on September 11, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I loved this episode! Functional medicine has been a game changer for me this year as I discovered what foods work best for me. I have thyroid issues that aren’t bad enough to be on medication for (I am thankful for this!) but my nutritionist was able to help me figure out how to best fuel myself given the issues whereas my endocrinologist told me that my only hope for weight loss was cutting calories and exercising more (neither of which make sense for me, really). As a bonus, I am always on the hunt for a good chiropractor, and when I googled her practice it is less than 10 minutes from my house!

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