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Dr. Peter Halvorson

A History of Drug-Free Healthcare

Dr. Peter Halvorson has been involved in drug-free healthcare also known as Alternative and Complementary Medicine (CAM) since he was a teenager in the late 1970’s. That is when he began his studies in foot reflexology and exploring a vegetarian diet. He discovered Chiropractic healthcare as a patient in his twenties, has been a Massage Therapist since 1993 and completed a three and half year program for his Doctorate of Chiropractic.

As a result of his studies, he has realized the great importance of a healthy brain and neurological system and the damaging effects of poor diet and stress. Chiropractic is essentially neurologically based, and the burgeoning neurological research of the past twenty years has shown that we must move from ‘pain and chasing symptoms’ to ‘brain health and finding cause’ as this is truly the source of a capable immune system and a sound physical body.

A Background in Athletics

Dr. Halvorson has worked with Olympic athletes, a World Cup ski racer, and has himself been a top ten triathlete and age group competitor in running and Nordic ski events. He is particularly fond of Chiropractic, as through its care he has avoided three ‘recommended’ surgeries, yet continues to enjoy a mobile, pain free life. His outdoor pursuits include Alpine and backcountry skiing, trail running, Nordic skiing, kayaking, and mountain adventures in Colorado, Asia, and South America.

Traveling the World

Dr. Halvorson has led a colorful and adventurous life, having traveled the world through 24 countries and many continents; from McMurdo Station, Antarctica to Mt. Denali in Alaska, and from Tibet to Paris. He has also studied and practiced yoga and completed several months’ long meditation retreats. Along the way he has met extraordinary people, cultures and ideals and through these experiences he brings a wealth of knowledge, both studied and experienced, to his unique outlook on healthcare. He marvels at the amazing ability of the human body to perform, recover, change and heal. He is happy to share this knowledge and guide you on your own path towards a productive, mobile, pain free life.

Lynn Tandler, CNC

Certified Nutrition Consultant

Lynn Tandler is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and is passionate about helping individuals and families manage their health conditions holistically, with diet, lifestyle, and exercise recommendations. She works with individuals on weight management, general wellness, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, pre and post surgery nutrition, cancer recovery, kidney disease, stress management, and more. Her services include nutrition education, health and wellness coaching, personalized meal plans with recipes, supplement assessments, and grocery store tours to help clients achieve their health goals. Lynn’s philosophy is “Eat Well to Live Well”.

Natural Wellness

Lynn is a graduate of Bauman College’s Nutrition Consultant program, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College. She is a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA essential oils, and the leader of the Colorado Processed-Free Living monthly group meeting at Natural Grocers in Wheat Ridge. Also, she is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, and she provides nutrition education workshops and teaches wellness classes at different locations in the greater Denver area.

Away From the Office

Lynn is married and has two children and takes pleasure in traveling with her family.In her spare time, Lynn exercises at Jazzercise and enjoys hiking, biking, and snowshoeing.

Shelley Hawkos

Practice Manager

Shelley brings clinical and professional experience with both Western Medical and CAM therapies. She has been working with CAM since 2003 and is a certified Kundalini Yoga Therapist. She has been a health educator and group leader to bridge the gap between the allopathic and naturopathic therapies. Shelley has been able to use her many skills during her background in nursing and as a PM for a successful surgical practice. Bringing a unique blend of both worlds has been her specialty and she sees the future of healthcare as a blend of Western and CAM approaches, while empowering patients to embrace their healing journeys.

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