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We help women regain their energy, focus and gut health naturally... without prescriptions so they can live life fully, feeling and looking their best… especially if they’ve seen lots of doctors.

Are You Struggling With...


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Constipation, Diarrhea, Bloating

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Food Sensitivities & Allergies

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Stealth Infections

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Chronic Yeast or Bladder Infections

Hormonal Imbalances

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Hormonal Imbalances

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Adrenal/Thyroid Issues

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Mood Swings

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Low Energy, Fatigue

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Insulin Resistance

Stress, Anxiety & Cognition

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Stress, Anxiety, Depression

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Cognitive Issues

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Poor Memory

Your Body Shouldn't Let You Down

Let's Fix That Once And For All!

A life-changing event with her 7-year old son Marty prompted Dr. Cheryl Shea to become a doctor with a specific focus on nutrition, health and wellness – and getting to the root cause of illnesses.
She founded Complete Wellness Center in 2004 and then introduced THE GUT DOC in 2020 to serve others outside of the St. Louis area – recognizing that gut health dictates all health, ranging from the obvious digestion and elimination issues to mental health, all auto-immune, thyroid, ADHD, spectrum disorders, blood pressure and overall immune system.
Dr. Shea brings decades of problem solving to the clinic, using an integrative approach with strong diagnosis tools alongside many emotional healing techniques. She has completed postgraduate studies in Acupuncture, Applied and Clinical Kinesiology, Nutrition, Endocrinology and Internal Health.

The Gut Doc Health Roadmap

We help women regain their energy, focus and gut health naturally without prescriptions so they can live life fully, feeling and looking their best… especially if they’ve seen lots of doctors.

Personalized care focused on the root cause of your chronic health issues so you can finally feel empowered about your health.

Treat The Root Issue

We look at the whole person to determine the root cause of your chronic health concerns.

Feel More Like Yourself Again

Within a relatively short time, most women regain their energy, focus and gut health naturally.

Experience True Healing

When you take an integrative approach, you can experience significant healing that will last a lifetime.

Getting Started Is Simple

I am here to help you heal your gut and reclaim your life.

So if you're ready to boost your energy, focus and gut health naturally... and finally break free from all that digestive drama, then let me show you how!

Step 1

Download our one-page cheatsheet how to beat digestive drama & other health issues for good.

Step 2

If you want to get crystal clear on the exact next steps you should be taking, schedule a 15-minute conversation!

Step 3

Schedule your first appointment, putting you back on the path to lasting, vibrant health.


In Our Patients Own Words

  • “My experience in the care of Dr. Shea has truly been lifesaving at a time when I was feeling really stuck with my health. I have been suffering from an autoimmune disorder and every day was an uphill battle dealing with debilitating fatigue, joint paint and body aches. Thankfully, Dr. Shea has been able to turn things around for me so I can live the life I want to live.”


  • “I have been struggling with IBS-D and fatigue for a very long time. I went to various doctors, tried different diets, medications, and my symptoms didn’t change and sometimes they worsened. It was very frustrating and kept me from doing many things. My life has changed in so many ways since seeing Dr. Shea. My IBS-D is now livable and is 100 times better. We work on whatever comes up with great results. Dr. Shea listens and acknowledges and makes your visit a pleasant one. The whole office is great. Johnny at the desk is pleasant and very efficient. I would recommend Dr. Shea to anyone looking for answers, a plan and results to better health. ”


  • “I have found Dr. Shea to be a great blessing on my journey to better health. Her approach to wellness is based on finding the root cause of your illness and then supporting the healing process through diet, exercise, supplements etc.. She not only listens but I believe she genuinely cares about her clients. If you are similar to me and have been through the quick fix and symptom masking pills of modern medicine and still not well, give Dr. Shea a chance to help you. You will not be disappointed! My PCP respects Dr. Shea's treatments. I've been back for various ailments over the past 20+ years; each of which is met with a focused approach resulting in the desired result. Add in great conversation and a genuine caring attitude - truly a winning combination. I have recommended her many times to my friends.


The One-Page

Beating Digestive Drama


Break Free From Bloating, Gassiness, Heartburn & Irregular Bowel Movements 

Cheryl Shea, DC

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The Help You Need For

Overcoming Anxiety


Understanding Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Strategies

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Take The First Step Today On Your

Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.

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Why The Gut Doc?

“Why am I still sick?” We hear this time and time again from new clients who have seen many providers and even specialists before. We know it’s been frustrating – but the good news that you're finally in the right place!

Unlike many health providers, we take a holistic approach incorporating functional medicine, advanced lab testing paired with up-to-date nutritional science so we can identify exactly what’s out of balance and then help your body return to balance, naturally.

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Our Approach

Our functional medicine approach is unique because we address both current + longterm health issues in our comprehensive programs. Our goal is to restore your body’s innate healing potential by removing triggering conditions & events, supporting detox and cellular rebuilding.

After our in-depth intake, exploring both past and present symptoms and reviewing lab tests, we’ll craft a personalized treatment protocol for your specific needs so you can finally leave your chronic dis-ease behind.

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Root Cause Of Your Illness

At The Gut Doc, we focus on getting to the root causes of your chronic wellness issues – examining the key imbalances that are responsible for virtually all symptoms you’re experiencing right now... instead of just focusing on masking symptoms with expensive prescription meds.

We focus on the “up-stream” triggers of chronic illnesses – including toxicity in your home or work-place, potential food intolerances and allergies, gut & hormonal imbalances, as well as mindset issues that all determine how healthy you are.

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Why We're Different

Functional Medicine is the “medicine of the future” because it focuses on restoring your body’s innate healing potential, and not just treating symptoms. It uses a combination of science-driven testing with holistic health practices, to treat the whole person and not just parts of your body.

Since each person is biologically unique, a “one size fits all” approach never works. That’s why when you have a precise understanding of what triggered the symptoms, you can craft a precise treatment plan without relying on guesswork!

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Who We Serve

The Gut Doc is located in Kirkwood, Missouri, and serves clients throughout the St. Louis Area and surrounding areas, including St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe.

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