The latest from the Alternative Family Medicine team.

June 2, 2020 adminUncategorized

Today we’re about to get an amazing education in neurotransmitters, those very important chemical messengers in our brains. Balancing neurotransmitters through natural methods is an important part of Dr. Ann-Marie Barter’s work in her practice in Colorado. Dr. Ann uses a combination of functional blood chemistry analysis, nutrition, applied kinesiology, and other natural remedies with a functional medicine approach to help people with a host of brain/body issues.

While we may think of neurotransmitters in terms of brain health, when they get out of balance they can also affect the thyroid, blood sugar, gut health, hormones, and so many other issues. read more


May 21, 2020 adminUncategorized

In what seemed like the blink of an eye, our world changed, and many people that went into an office Monday through Friday were suddenly required to stay home—and work from home. A lot of people have found themselves working from a less than ideal workstation, from a laptop on the couch, the kitchen table, or trying to do everything possible from a phone. After about two weeks of the stay-at-home order, my office started to get an influx of calls regarding neck, back, and shoulder pain.

The problem with home workstations.

The biggest offender I see is laptops. Their smaller keyboard can lead to hand cramps and microtrauma in the wrist, finger, and forearms. They also have a smaller screen, so you may be leaning forward and straining to see the monitor. This creates microtrauma in the neck, shoulder, and upper back, which can be a chronic source of pain and what we call a repetitive use injury, or something that happens day in and day out. An example of this is sitting eight hours per day in front of a computer. This can create injury in the body slowly and will eventually create chronic pain and dysfunction in the muscles. read more

April 8, 2020 Ad AgentUncategorized

The coronavirus is a novel virus. What does that mean?

That it’s never been seen before in a human, meaning that we have to build immunity. Because we don’t have acquired immunity, and due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, it can spread very rapidly. All of those factors feel overwhelming, especially some of the fatality rates in our older population.

So, let’s go over some basic tips for immunity.

This first tip is going to sound silly, but it’s an important one.

  1. Stay hydrated.

Drinking water can flush something that you are exposed to – like the virus – into your stomach. Your stomach is highly acidic, and those gastric juices can break down a lot of things, even, potentially, a virus. read more

We provide advanced full body adjusting utilizing state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques. At Alternative Family Medicine & Chiropractic, we not only focus on the spine but also specialize in adjusting other parts of the body including cranials, jaws, wrists, knees, shoulders, feet and even toes.

Many of the new chiropractic techniques utilized by Dr. Barter and Dr. Christian are tailored to provide optimal comfort and efficacy. They focus on getting results using the most advanced and effective chiropractic techniques.Longmont Chiropractic Care read more