WELLNESS COUTURE®, LLC Founder & CEO
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Institute for Functional Medicine Trained Practitioner
Certified Nutrition Specialist
1. Proton Pump Inhibitors should be prescribed no more than three 14-day treatments in one year (I was on them for 13 years).
2. Plant-based diets, raw sea vegetables such as spirulina and chlorella, and apple cider vinegar can help alleviate ovarian cysts and acne.
3. Migraine medications can cause dizziness and exhaustion.
In short, I realized these medications were making me sick. So instead of taking more pills, I had another clinician assess my blood work for nutrient deficiencies and decided to heal my gut by changing my diet.
Dr. Cynthia Barrett, PT, DPT, CSCS, CNS, IFMTP, known as The Gut Health Guru® is Founder and CEO of Wellness Couture®, LLC providing targeted testing and evaluation as the foundation for the next level of health, nutrition and fitness based on each client’s unique microbiota and chemical makeup.
Dr. Barrett has a deep passion for health and wellness, having founded Wellness Couture® after realizing conventional medicine can fail to improve chronic health ailments because it often ignores the unique aspects of an individual’s chemical makeup. Wellness Couture’s results indicate many individuals’ chronic health issues are rooted in their bodies’ sensitivities and nutrient deficiencies. Dr. Barrett initially found this to be true in her own life healing herself from a number of chronic health ailments.
Since then, Dr. Barrett has seen dramatic improvements in clients of all ages by first evaluating each individual’s unique physiology with the most advanced medical testing, and then developing a tailored program of health and nutrition that leverages those unique characteristics into results.
Her success tailoring custom-made wellness programs for clients led her to partner with Cenegenics NYC on Wall Street, where she leads the Advanced Food and Nutrient Testing Program.
A lifelong runner having competed collegiately in track & field, Dr. Barrett is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and holds a pre/post Natal certification. Dr. Barrett formally was a Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, teaching the popular Equinox “Signature” program, Precision Running, at Equinox Wall Street, Flatiron and Gramercy locations, and appeared in Equinox’s Furthermore Magazine and several television news segments about the program. Dr. Barrett was also formally a running coach at Rise by WeWork, where she coached the Rise + Run team.
Dr. Barrett is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and an Institute for Functional Medicine Trained Practitioner practicing Functional Medicine or “root cause medicine,” focusing on the Gut Microbiome. Dr. Barrett has been featured in Business Insider, Women’s Day Magazines and The Zoe Report, providing expert nutrition insight. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from Hunter College and obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from New York University.
Dr. Barrett was selected to run the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon on team New Balance and is a member of New York Road Runners (NYRR), where she provides nutrition workshops on Marathon Training.
On her spare time, you will find Dr. Barrett out for a run, hitting the gym or the hottest fitness class, traveling, and attending biohacking or medical conferences to gain knowledge and expertise on the most up to date cutting edge treatments for her patients.
When the body is fed properly, the mind is fed and the soul is at peace. Like Hippocrates states, “Let food be thy medicine.”
When we are well, our mind, body and soul can shine.
Every cell in our body requires proper nutrition. If we feed our cells with junk – not only bad food but also bad thoughts – we accumulate more non-beneficial bacteria and negative energy. If we feed our cells with fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water, along with plenty of love and kindness, we see our healthy cells shine from inside out!
The latest studies show how important it is to understand our own individual microbiomes. The bacteria in our gut plays a major role in the function of our body and our brain. Healthy gut = healthy brain. Understanding this connection – and understanding ourselves – can heal us all on so many levels.