Colleen Baxter, FMCHC, NBCHWC, LE
Wholelistic Wellness Weaver
Foria Wellness Consultant

Colleen is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Lifestyle Educator, and Folk Herbalist by the Gaia School of Healing and Plant Spirit Wisdom. She also serves as the Foria Wellness Consultant and Educator, helping co-create high quality cannabis and hemp healing products and educational content and interviews. She recently co-authored the Models Do Eat Cookbook, with her Happy Belly chapter, focused on deeply nourishing and healing recipes for the gut, hormones, body and mind.

With over 14 years studying and working in Integrative/Functional Medicine and Nutrition, and her feet rooted in the wise woman tradition of healing, plants, and intuition, she weaves a unique and comprehensive tapestry of support. Uncovering the beauty and strengths in her clients, she weaves the wisdom of nature and intuition with the latest science, and guides them through their challenges and blocks to create a lifestyle and terrain that invites healing, gratitude, and greater resilience to modern life.

Colleen lives with her husband, pups and wild ravens, in Topanga (in LA). She coaches clients in person or via phone/video, attends and teaches at Spiritweavers Gatherings and hosts fermentation and wellness workshops.

I’ve had so many teachers over the years, and am especially grateful for: my dad Dr. Mark Baxter, Stephen Buhner (Plant Intelligence), Dr. Aviva Romm (Functional Medicine MD, midwife, herbalist), Dr. Jeffrey Bland (father of Functional Medicine), Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Natasha McBride (Gut and Psychology Syndrome), Donna Gates (Body Ecology Diet), Ethan Russo (leading cannabis researcher), Marysia Miernowska, the plants and my clients, keeping me humbly learning and exploring always. Thank you.

Seminars and Certifications Include:

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Neurotransmitters & Brain, Apex Labs, Dr. Detis Kharrazian, 2005 

Dr. Kharrazian DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS is a leading expert and one of the most sought after educators in natural medicine, laboratory analysis, and nutrition.

FirstLineTherapy Lifestyle Educator Certification, Metagenics

Metagenics, 'Genetic Potential Through Nutrition', is a premier global lifestyle medicine company, offering products and programs exclusively to health care practitioners.

The Future of the Clinic, Metagenics, Dr. Jeffrey Bland 

Dr. Jeffrey Bland PhD, FACN, CNS, is an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional medicine field. He co-founded the Institute for Functional Medicine and is known as the “father of functional medicine.

Nutrigenomic Therapies For Autoimmune, Metagenics, Dr. Thomas O’Bryan

Dr. Tom O'Bryan is an internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines.

The Future of the Clinic, Metagenics, Dr. Joseph Lamb

Reviving Emotional & Cognitive Health, Metagenics, Dr. Robert Rakowski

Mastering the Thyroid, Apex Labs, Dr. Detis Kharrazian

Treating Cancer as a Chronic Disease, Institute of Functional Medicine, 2011 

IFM or the Institute for Functional Medicine is the global leader in Functional Medicine education. IFM’s Annual International Conference is the largest annual gathering of the international Functional Medicine community and a catalyst for a transformative health practice. A panel of internationally renowned researchers, educators, and clinicians present cutting-edge information about complex topics.

Gluten Intolerance, NuMedica, Dr. Thomas O’Bryan

Advanced Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, A4M,       Dr. Thierry Hertoghe 

Clinical Breakthroughs: Toxicity, Metagenics, 2012

Infections in the 21st Century, Institute of Functional Medicine AIC, 2012

Illuminating the Energy Spectrum, Institute of Functional Medicine AIC, 2013

Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Institute of Functional Medicine AIC, 2014

Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, 2014

Speakers such as Dr. Tom O'brien, Dr. Pedram Shojai, Daniel Vitalis, & Donna Gates.

Omics Revolution: Nature and Nurture, Institute of Functional Medicine AIC, 2015

Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, 2015

Whole Detox: How to Thrive in a Toxic World Through Nutrition and Lifestyle, Metagenics, Dr. Deanna Minich and Dr. Tricia Paulson, 2016

Modifiable Lifestyle Factors: Innovative Movement and Restorative Strategies to Optimize Patient Outcomes, Institute of Functional Medicine AIC, 2016

Solving the Mystery of Chronic Lyme Disease and Co-Infections, Dr. Richard Horowitz, Xymogen, Sept 2016

Integrative Approach to Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: 4A Disorders (Autism, ADHD, Asthma, Allergies), Dr. Kenneth Bock, Xymogen, Sept 2016

Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, 2016

Functional Medicine for Depressive Disorder: Advances in the Treatment Paradigm, Dr. Robert Hedaya, Cleveland Clinic, Sept 2016

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, FMCA, 2016

National Board Certified- Health and Wellness Coach, NBC-HWC, International Consortium of Health and Wellness Coaching and the National Board of Medical Examiners, 2017

Firing up Libido with Passion Plants, Dr. Lise Alschuler, ND, F.A.B.N.O., Gaia Herbs, 2018

Rethinking Autoimmunity: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm for Autoimmune Disease, May 31-June 2 2018, Institute of Functional Medicine Annual International Conference, 2018

Folk Herbalist, The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education, Sacred Plant Medicine Apprenticeship 2018-2019 


Teaching and Workshops

MONTHLY: Fermenting Friends: Gut Health and Fermented Foods Workshop in Topanga. Each month we discuss different aspects of the importance of gut health, healing autoimmunity, digestive issues and food sensitivities, ending candida and other pathogenesis, hormone imbalance, dis-ease and more, while exploring how to make different healing cultured foods, all in the serene beauty and healing setting of our Topanga red rock retreat. See what's coming up at:

ANNUALLY: Culturing Your Vessel and Soul, Through Cultured Foods: at Spiritweavers Gathering 2018 Moon Session, Cave Junction, Oregon. See more here: