Colleen Baxter

Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach

For over 11 years I've been a passionate student of Nutrition, Integrative and Functional Medicine, going to every conference and reading every book or study in the fields that I could. It's my nerdy addiction and where my heart has always been, in healing and uplifting others, in seeing the beauty and wisdom in everything, and uncovering and supporting natures healing magic so that we can experience and love life that much more.  My mission is to empower my clients to discover their tools and curiosities on a path of greater health, joy, and beauty.    

I coach clients at my peaceful Topanga retreat or via phone/Skype/Zoom, and also host small women's gatherings, wellness workshops, and cleansing weekend healing retreats

Seminars and Certifications Include:

Neurotransmitters & Brain, Apex Labs, Dr. Detis Kharrazian 

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



On a more personal level,

Nature plays such an important role in my everyday life and being. Slipping away for hiking, camping, rock climbing, stargazing, adventuring, every chance I get, keeps me strong, centered, and so deeply nourished. I've always had a love for the arts. Writing, drawing, acting, dancing, making music, you name it, I adore it and try to weave it into my rituals daily, or at the very least weekly, to spark my spirit and creative flow. With a long and deep passion for the healing arts and an insatiable thirst for learning, I am continuously expanding my knowledge and wisdom through seminars and research, along with honing a strengthening intuition. I'm humbled and grateful to happy tears every day for the gift of this work, this life, and love that I have to offer and receive.