An individualized approach
to health and longevity
We get to the bottom of the mechanism behind disease using cutting-edge testing, leading to a comprehensive diagnosis and an individualized care plan.
What we do
Get Answers, Get Results
Dr. Luke Martin, DC started his practice in functional medicine in Fort Collins, Colorado many years ago with one goal in mind: to see as many people live in optimal health as possible. Since 2002, he has seen thousands of people with seemingly hopeless diagnoses transform into thriving, energetic individuals - victorious over their various conditions. Dr. Martin's approach to healthcare involves first listening to the patient's story which often reveals many of the reasons for the dysfunction. Secondly, we use thorough testing beyond what is offered by most healthcare practitioners.
Conditions We Commonly Support
(without the use of medication)
Many women on thyroid medication continue to experience the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction (fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, etc.). We use objective data to understand what is happening with each patient and tailor a program to meet their specific needs.
People with diabetes are often frustrated with the drug after drug approach to their condition. What if diabetes was more than just high blood sugar? We take an individualized approach to support your unique condition in regaining your health.
Every autoimmune disorder has one thing in common: the body mistakenly attacks its own healthy cells. We believe the body restores itself once irritants are removed. We work those affected by many types of AI disorders, including Hashimotos, Graves, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and more.
why we do it
We love people
In today's medical world, symptoms get more attention than the person experiencing those symptoms. We absolutely know that it is critical to recognize the whole person to achieve healing. The approach we take in dealing with underlying disease and dysfunction starts with understanding the unique biology and chemistry of the person, in addition to their story. We want people to understand that they are more than their symptoms. Those symptoms are red flags, but only part of the story - like the tip of an iceberg. We work with our patients to discover the intricacies and largely ignored aspects of health including inflammation, hormones, gut dysbiosis, and simple nutrition.
What They Say
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis three years ago and began functional medicine treatment by Dr. Martin a couple months later. His knowledge of auto-immune diseases and the gut connection affecting health got my attention and how he could help me improve my health. The protocol he has prescribed for my daily living has improved my wellness to the point I feel near normal. I am fortunate I discovered his functional medicine practice.
My journey to get well has taken over 25 years and seeing multiple doctors including several specialists at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. During that time, there were a few short-lived peaks where I felt ok, but mostly valleys and I finally hit rock bottom, lasting about two years. I would sleep 9 ½ to 10 hours a night during the week and 16-18 hours on the weekend. I had no life! In March of 2015, I spent a week at the Mayo Clinic hoping to find a reason for my extreme exhaustion. After all the poking, prodding tests, specialists and $13,0000 spent, I was diagnosed Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease. In other words, they had no idea what was causing my fatigue. I was told to continue resting and avoid stress. After returning home, I saw a couple of different practitioners who put me on various supplements, and it helped. I still slept a lot but was able to begin doing light house and yard work but was still not enjoying life like I wanted. In March of 2017, I answered a Facebook ad geared toward people with thyroid issues (I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in the early 2000s). I was selected for a free consultation with Dr. Martin. Following the consultation, my significant other and I felt we had no choice but for me to go through Dr. Martin’s program. After just two weeks there were improvements in my energy and after four months, I felt better than I ever remember feeling. Now, eight months later, I have lost 35 pounds, my energy levels are still up, my thyroid is working at a more optimal level, and additional issues Dr. Martin confirmed or discovered are being treated. I will never regret going through Dr. Martin’s program and would highly recommend him.
Today's practice of treating symptoms of illness with medications just doesn't work. Medications mask symptoms rather than eliminate the source. In some cases, medications can create additional medical problems. I've had autoimmune conditions for 20 years. After my diagnosis of a 4th autoimmune disorder, I began Dr. Martin's program in early June 2020. Before I started, I was so sick. Extreme fatigue, chronic pain, brain fog, inability to lose weight, skin issues and irregular sleep are some issues I had. Within 2 weeks, my energy improved dramatically. After 10 weeks, I've now lost 19 pounds, achieved regular sleep, clearer skin and sharper thinking. Dr. Martin uses fact based tests to get a clear look at what's going on inside the body and to optimize the program to fulfill your needs. He also takes the time to explain the source of medical issues and empowers you to improve your health. Thanks, Doc, for helping me to bring the quality of my life back!
I cannot recommend Dr. Martin and his staff enough! I was struggling with extreme fatigue that was really compromising my quality of life! For reference, I was sleeping 12-14 hours a night, then needing a three hour nap after only being awake for 3 hours, only to do the bare minimum to get by until bed time. Completely unrealistic for a productive lifestyle!
I had just finished my degree but was worried that my brain fog, another unpleasant side effect, would really hinder my ability to get through 12 hour shifts, and retain what I needed to learn on my orientation. On top of all of this, I was unable to lose the 20lbs I gained over the pst two years in school, despite eating really very healthy. When I saw his special on Facebook to run a very thorough blood panel to test my thyroid, I thought, ‘what do I have to lose, I have to do something about this!’ While I had had my thyroid tested by other providers several times the past two years, it kept coming back within normal limits, so I was told that I was depressed, and offered antidepressants.
What came back on my blood tests helped Dr. Martin to guide me into healing my body from the inside out! I started gaining more energy week by week, and within two weeks I was sleeping better, nap free, waking feeling refreshed... AND, down 10 lbs in 6 weeks! Then he ran my blood tests again, and my cholesterol was down 50 points, my homocysteine down over 10 points(a high level indicates a serious deficiency in vitamin B12 and folic acid... hello, of course I was tired and foggy!), among other very impressive improvements! Even with a week long trip to an all inclusive resort in Mexico, I’m still down 12 lbs and counting. Most importantly to me, though, I am THRILLED to report I have my energy back, and my mind is much more clear! I wondered at first if it was placebo affect, because I wanted this to work, so badly, but those numbers do not lie! This is real life, people! Do yourself a favor and jump on the functional medicine train! It has been an absolute lifesaver for me!
Dr. Martin has seriously changed my life, and definitely for the better! He is passionate about his work and it shows in his commitment to his patients. Dr. Martin was/is there for me every step of the way. His program is well worth the money. I went in to see Dr. Martin because I have an underactive thyroid and Hashimoto's disease. When I first started I was taking levothyroxine but was still very lethargic, had brain fog often, and I had always had problems losing weight. It has been 3 months since I first started with Dr. Martin and I have so much more energy, I have lost about 25 pounds and I am no longer taking the thryoid medication. This is not just a diet, it is a life style change and I will be eternally gratefull for Dr. Martin.
Dr. Martin has done wonders for me. He diagnosed me with Hashimoto's disease and since then while being under his care I have not only lost 30 pounds but I have gone from sleeping only 2 to 3 hours a night at best to sleeping 6 to 8 hours. I have more energy then I have had in years and my outlook on life is amazing. He has taught me how to eat properly and given me the supplements I need to be a healthy and active individual. I am so grateful that I found him and that he is my doctor!!!!! I would recommend him highly to anyone who has thyroid issues that need corrected. He is amazing!
I have been on my journey with Dr. Martin for about 6 weeks now and have had significant improvements already. I have lost 13 pounds, I have lost several inches all over, I am sleeping better, brain fog is alot better, I am playing sports better and surprising my teammates with how I am playing, I am just feeling better every day. I have alot more work to do, but I am seeing results and many positive changes in a short amount of time. It takes discipline and determination to stay on course and everyone's journey is different, as everyone's bodies are different and every plan is tailored to what your individual test results show. I can't wait to see how my body keeps changing and responding to everything the Doctor has me doing! Dr. Martin is very knowledgeable, so ask every question you have to gain that knowledge from him...the more questions you ask the better you will do! Thank you Dr. Martin!!
Hang on tightly as I take you for a mini ride full of many ups and downs of my battle with a dysfunctional thyroid.
I woke up early one morning to a funny tingle in my lips and felt as if I had been involved in a boxing match without ever entering the arena. Looking into the mirror imagine my shock when what peered back was far from my normal face; my lips were so swollen; there was no telling where my chin started or where my chin should be; all a ball of hot, itchy, red blotches. Never the less, a bit alarming. This was the start to a long fight for knowledge about why and what was happening within. I started losing feeling in my right leg and both hands. To be told it was carpal tunnel or simply, result of being overweight along with “well, you seem to have a bad allergy” to being diagnosed with auto immune, Hashimotos, and MS. The battle became more of how I can make it through a day without a flare up while always itching throughout my whole body. I was becoming so withdrawn and losing all my self-confidence. Looking back, it was alarming. The added 30 pounds to my already short stature was not very comforting either. Yet, what does one do? Doctor after doctor. bill after bill adding up incrementable amounts. I had finally cried my last tear and gave up on ever feeling like myself again. Then one night as I was up late reading, and I noticed my mother sent me a website to look at “just look” she asked of me. I was a bit intrigued, but the functional corrective care. all-natural way no adding more medication? This Doctor Martin was talking! So, I went to the first consultation very skeptical, I may add. I left with a lot of knowledge that did not take a doctor’s degree to understand, but I was still not sold. It was about two days later while walking through Target I knew without any doubt I had to do something. I had the largest goiters that day to the point I felt like I was chocking. Like that’s not enough, I felt like I should be on a roadside freak show, as I was walking I just fell having no feeling in my leg made standing very difficult. It had happened again. How long this time would it be before I could walk? Standing having lost all feeling in my leg again. I managed to get to my car and I called right then pleading to be Dr. Martin’s patient.
Now, let’s fly over to today. I have been numb free, itch free, swollen, and Goiter free for 21 days. There is no magic pills or magic. Dr. Martin simply listens and puts together a plan of action individually for you, while teaching you how and what your body in and of itself needs and does not need. No two people are alike, so he takes the time to teach you how to tell what it is your body is trying to tell you. I have no more inflammation and I sleep well all night. I no longer have the limp that came with not feeling my leg, I have no tingling or burning in my hands; my face is no longer a red, blotchy, swollen balloon. The simple corrective care Dr. Martin took was painless and simple; yet very effective.
I have just had one of the most pleasurable experiences of my life. One January 20, 2014 I walked into Dr. Luke Martin’s office to see if he could do something with my blood sugar count. It was high and medications were not helping. They kept the blood count down somewhat, but I was not making any progress with the problem. My blood sugar count was an average of 168 for the month of December 2013. My weight was an average of 225 pounds and I had already lost 80 pounds prior.
After the visit with Dr. Martin I decided to do what he said and started the program. I was feeling run down and no energy. I have always been very athletic and full of energy. I had a blood test and Dr. Martin put me on supplements that replaced the elements that my body was missing.
Now 7 months later I am off all diabetes medication and my blood sugar is 107 for an average blood count for the last 30 days. I was getting up in the morning and my blood sugar count averaged above 190 and this morning my blood was at a remarkable 107 and it has been as low as 82.
The only thing that I can say is thank you Dr. Martin you have virtually saved my life and further more made me a healthy and fit person again. Dr. Martin is also correcting my spine problems and I have almost got back to my height of 30 years ago.
If you are going to do this program you must do what the Dr. says and stick to the diet. It takes a lot of work from both parties to make it successful.
I saw an ad on Facebook for Body Balance emphasizing thyroid disorders. I have had an issue with my thyroid for many years. What resonated with me were the symptoms that were listed. I was feeling worn down, lacked focus, fluctuating weight, etc.
I thought, what the heck, and made my complimentary appointment. I am so, so glad I did.
Over the past year since I've been seeing Dr. Martin my energy has gone from a 2 (lethargy) to consistent 7 - (8, for instance, would be working out 4 hours a day and having a job .... 9 being the parent of twin toddlers, and 10, climbing Everest).
I have shed 25 pounds and genuinely feel like participating in life again.
The program Dr. Martin put me on was challenging at first. I had to relinquish some bad habits, but with his constant support and guidance and eating plan and supplements I have managed to turn a full 180 degrees from where I was.
I highly recommend Body Balance and Dr. Martin. It's an investment in yourself and how you will live the rest of your life.
Most amazing Doctor I have been to! I was suffering from massive low energy, overweight, foggy brain, bloating all the time among other things and went to several Dr.s for help and all they wanted to do was put me on drugs to cover the problem, and Dr. Martin wants to get to the root of the problem and make sure he fixes it from the inside out! I have so much more energy and can think straight, I have lost weight and feel like an entire new person. Dr. Martin will find what is going on with you and explain it so you understand. Thank you Dr. Luke Martin for changing my life, my entire family thanks you!
My experience started with worsening thyroid symptoms over 2 years including extreme fatigue and feeling cold all the time. My M.D. ran lab tests and said the results were normal. Period. The end. No help there. I was to the point where I thought I would have to quit my new job but, because I love my job and need to work, I had to find another answer. I was also experiencing Obamacare and the need to find affordable health care insurance after moving into my new job. My insurance premiums were negatively affected by being overweight and having high cholesterol. Then I saw Dr. Martin's ad on Facebook in August of 2014 that described my experience with my M.D. regarding my thyroid condition perfectly. Over the first few appointments, Dr. Martin asked a lot of questions about my personal medical history and family history and provided a lot of education. He delved into my goals for treatment and assessed my level of commitment to change. My viewpoint was that I couldn't keep doing what I had always done and expect different results so I felt my commitment level was high. Dr. Martin accepted me as his patient based on the condition that I would follow his recommendations. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. My energy level is not even on my radar as a problem anymore. I have lost 25 pounds and my cholesterol level has dropped from 256 to 207. This has been key to finding affordable health care insurance. I'd be the first to say that this program may not be for everyone. If you're not willing to make the changes necessary to improve your health, don't even start here. Some people would say that this program is too expensive but what price can you put on improving your health? To me, my health is worth more than the cost of the program. I didn't want to look back this turning point in my life and feel that I'd wimped out. It's a challenge to change your life. But it's worth it!
I started seeing Dr. Martin last Oct when I thought I might have thyroid issues and my regular Physician could not find any. I was about at rock bottom. My family history was thyroid issues and celiac disease but I always tested negative. I was tired all the time, my whole body hurt and I could not sleep. He ran intensive blood work that my regular Dr. did not run. It came back positive for Hashimoto's disease and some mild blood sugar issues. He did his magic and put me on his program with a total body cleanse with supplements and a gluten free diet. I am six months out and what a difference. I actually sleep at night and feel so much better during the day. I have learned how to find foods that react to my body and make me feel horrible that you would never think would be an issue. He definitely knows what he is talking about and knows how to help. My diet has turned to a “way of life” and has made a tremendous impact on me. Thank you Dr. Martin for caring and being the person who you are!!!
"WOW" I have been a diabetic for more than 10 years. I started this program 4 months ago since then I have lost 40lbs (without exercise) I have completely given up all diabetic medications including Metformin, Atorvastatin, Lisinopril and most of all 120 Insulin Units. I have Higher Energy, Motivation but most important Self Respect. Knowing what I know now and feeling the way I feel, I will Never Revert to my old ways! ''THIS REALLY WORKS'' Thank you Dr. Martin You have changed My Life Forever.
After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, my PCP put me on Metformin. I really did not want to be on this drug for the rest of my life! I recalled hearing that it was possible to reverse Type 2. I searched the internet for information on how to go about this but quickly became confused with so many theories on the process. I knew I needed help if I was to change my situation. I ran across the Body Balance Wellness Studio website. What I heard and read on the site rang true to me . . . treat the cause, not the symptom. I made an appointment with Dr. Martin. He carefully evaluated my initial blood test and tailored a plan to go about reversing the cause of my diagnosis. I got off Metformin within four weeks and have maintained a 5.5 A1c ever since. An A1c of 5.5 is consistent with the absence of diabetes. Dr. Martin is a caring person committed to helping people lead healthier lives. His skill and attention to my situation has changed the course of the rest of my life. I am most grateful.
Before coming to Body Balance I felt like I was on the brink of death. After my first blood work I was diagnosed with hashimotos and hypoglycemia. After just 4 months of treatment and diet I have lost over 30lbs and have energy and the will to live again. My anxiety has also improved as well as my sleep. Thanks Dr. Martin.
I found Body Balance Studio on FB in a moment of frustration regarding my Diabetes. I met with Dr Martin in Jan of 2017 and felt like there was a light at the end of the very dark Diabetes tunnel! Dr Martin is very professional, kind and committed to help Diabetics take control of their own illness. He is very knowledgeable and practices Functional Medicine, not just treating symptoms, but looking for the underlying causes of imbalance in the body. I call him the Sherlock Holmes of medicine!
I feel better and my blood sugars have improved after following his advice and program. I learned what foods spike my blood sugars and make me feel unwell.
His office is bright and cheerful, not to mention the spectacular view of the mountains. And Mary Ann, his office Manager makes one feel welcome and is helpful.
I would sincerely recommend Body Balance Studio for treatment of Diabetes and other health issues as well as Chiropractic care. Dr Martin has helped me in both regards. And he has a great sense of humor! Never thought I would say I look forward to a Dr appointment!
I just wanted to drop in and write a few lines on behalf of Dr Martinhe is been such a wonderful saving grace for me since I learned of his practice and I have joined his practice in the last 60 days I have taken zero insulin previously they answer and I would take is 40 units a day sometimes a little less sometimes a little more depending upon how high my blood count was it during the last 60 days I have had zero insulin and my count last night was 113 when I went to bed and this morning it was 113 again that is never happened in 12 years of being a diabetic nine on pills and three on insulin my medical doctor has received all test done with the labs for Dr Martin and the first one aliment is not very good but that’s what I was doing before since we have been taking care of my problems with Dr Martin my I have thrown away the insulin and I’ve had zero insulin and 60 days I have change my life and I’ve lost 30 pounds without even trying and I just I have a brand new energy in a brand new life that I didn’t have before I went back to my medical doctor recently to see what he would think of the latest test that we did in the change that is happened and the fact that I’ve been off insulin for 60 days and my medical doctor all he wanted me to do was go back on the medicines and I told him I wasn’t going to do it I was goingGoing to finish My program with Dr Martin and I am not going back on medicines that are not good for me and therefore I believe Dr Martin has save my life
I'm a client of Dr. Luke's and before the Biogenetix diet I was prediabetic ,had high triglycerides and cholesterol. Within 30 days my triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels were within normal range. My PCP couldn't believe it! The results have been amazing. Dr. Luke is very knowledgeable and he also takes the time to customize my care for optimal results. I would highly recommend Body Balance Studio! Truly Amazing
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1337 E Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO, 80525, US