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Dr. Cheryl Shea, BS, MBA, DC

Founder and Health Director

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Cheryl Shea had an early career utilizing her chemistry degree and Master’s in Business Administration in the corporate world. After having children, she launched a Marketing and Advertising company called Creative Marketing Solutions, which gave her great flexibility in raising her family and helping clients achieve their goals.

When her son was 7, he experienced numerous bouts of strep throat. When repeated rounds of antibiotics did not resolve the issue, she happened to hear about chiropractic care and took a leap of faith. Fortunately, they found a chiropractor that was a well-rounded alternative care provider, utilizing food sensitivity testing, muscle testing, homeopathy and acupuncture. After eliminating a few foods from his diet, her son Marty not only had no more strep throat, but also no longer was hyperactive and was able to eliminate prescription medication for ADHD.

This life-changing event prompted her to become a doctor with focus on nutrition, health and wellness and getting to the ROOT CAUSE of illnesses. She chose chiropractic as the basis for her practice, due to their holistic, and nutrition based focus.

Early in practice researching diseases and links, it was evident that gut health dictated 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.

She founded Complete Wellness Center in 2004 and then introduced THE GUT DOC in 2020 to serve others outside of the St. Louis area. The clinic is dedicated to Marty Shea.

The practice has an integrative approach with strong diagnosis tools and treats with herbs, supplements, homeopathic remedies. It integrates many emotional healing techniques along with these tools.

Dr. Shea brings decades of problem solving to the clinic. She is proud of her team, which is dedicated to serving clients with individualized treatments that get to the root of the problem.

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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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