Health philosophy and habits
I believe that health is our most precious commodity. I believe that it has to be our choice to live in a wellness model. I believe that people should eat a healthy, balanced diet consisting of locally grown fruits and vegetables, and made at home with minimal preservatives and additives. I believe that people should exercise on a regular basis. I believe that families need to spend more quality time together. I believe that people need a positive mental attitude. And finally, I strongly believe people need regular chiropractic adjustments to ensure minimal interference on their nervous systems.
I receive regular chiropractic adjustments to maintain optimal nerve function and keep active through regular exercise at the gym, yoga and running. I believe in my innate power to function optimally and that the power that made the body, can also heal the body. Of course while I also understand that medical intervention is invaluable in emergency cases, I know that the body deserves the right to heal itself – naturally. I do not support medication unless it is absolutely necessary.
Family – the heart of everything I do
I am lucky to have a truly amazing family in my corner. I have the most supportive and loving husband, who is also my Clinic Director. In my marriage to Raj, I gained two wonderful stepdaughters, Taylor and Kelsey, and they are a joy to be around. Together, Raj and I created Mackenzie and Riley. Blessed with two beautiful homebirths, Mackenzie was received into this world by her father and I was lucky enough to receive Riley all on my own. They teach me so much every day about patience, abundance, humility, and best of all, love.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about me. I honour the opportunity to serve you and your family. Chiropractic is a safe and natural approach to optimal health. Quite simply, chiropractic works!
Living optimally is your best choice, so let's get started! Hope to see you in the office soon.
– Dr. Tara
My home life
In 2016, I married my wonderful husband Jeff in a beautiful beach ceremony on a warm (and stormy) Dominican island. We learned early that we share a passion for being outside and staying active, playing Frisbee, fishing, and walking our dog, Piper. We also love to travel and are eager to explore new places together.
When I moved to Durham, I fell in love with the region for its endless activities, numerous trails, green spaces, lakes and amazing community vibe. I am so proud to be part of this community and I look forward to serving you and your family in your growth toward an optimal, healthy and wonderful life.
– Dr. Tessa van Leeuwen-Tyler