Chiropractic & Wellness Studio

Café of Life

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635 East 2nd Ave

Durango CO 81301

P: 970.385.0321

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Nutrition from A to Z was founded by Amy Zalbowitz, a Certified Nutritionist living in Crested Butte, Colorado. 

Amy’s inspiration to help others with their overall health stemmed from her own struggles. Her symptoms included Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Candida, Gluten Intolerance (celiac disease), food and environmental allergies, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue and sensitivities to many household items.

 For more than 7 years Amy went from one health care practitioner to another in search of relief and the root cause of her symptoms. This search for good health continued. Amy experimented with many different protocols. She felt better but not great. She did not realize optimal health until she met Dr. Michael Lebowitz and began a regimen of Supreme Nutrition Products. After only two weeks of taking the supplements Morinda and Melia, Amy’s lingering symptoms began to disappear. 

 Amy’s improved health encouraged her to study the science of nutrition at Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, Colorado.  The combination of her formal studies and her own personal struggles have given her the insight to help others. Amy partners with our office to provide the best health to those in our area. She is in our office once a month so make your appointment with Amy today by calling 970-596-1607 or by clicking here!

Amy Zalbowitz, Certified Nutritionist 

635 East 2nd Ave., Durango CO 81301 Email: contact@cafeoflifedurango.com

Phone: 970.385.0321

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Leslie N Smith is a Holistic Wellness Coach located in Durango, Colorado. Her wellness philosophy focuses on addressing the entire person, believing that in order to flourish a person must be well physically, mentally, and spiritually. 


Leslie has been practicing yoga for 14 years and teaching for five years. She was trained at The Goddess Garden in Cahuita, Costa Rice and studied directly under the direction of Marianne Wells. She designs wellness programs that are accessible, creative, dynamic, sustainable and fun by incorporating personal coaching personal training, yoga, energy work, and more. 

Leslie began sharing her passion for lifestyle coaching and fitness three years ago after the birth of her first child. Her teaching style is compassionate, dynamic, creative, challenging, and incorporates healthy doses of introspection and humor.


Leslie has a 3 1/2 year old son who inspires her everyday. She loves hiking, biking and having fun with her little man. 

For more information on Leslie or to schedule an appointment,  please click here.  

Leslie Smith, Wellness Coaching, Yoga

Haley Thompson, D.C.

Lauren Cartwright grew up in Ashland, Kentucky, then moved to Lexington, KY to attend college. After completing her bachelor's degree, she worked for a chiropractic health center in Lexington while her husband Ely earned his master's degree. He graduated in May of 2015, and they moved to Durango in August.

Lauren enjoys getting to know patients at the Cafe of Life and journey with them as they work to meet their health goals and maintain positive change. She loves working in an environment of healing. Seeing lives changed through chiropractic is extremely rewarding!


In her free time, Lauren enjoys running, hiking with Ely, and cuddling with her dogs and her cat.

Lauren Cartwright, Office Manager

Haley Thompson, D.C. grew up in a small town in Southern Georgia, so Durango has become a great fit!  Her passion for chiropractic shows with each person she encounters, her continuous drive for education and travel abroad to support and educate communities.


Her extensive resume includes: working with athletes at the collegiate level, completing the pediatric specialization track at Life University including- Pediatric Adjusting, Advanced Pediatric Diagnosis, and Pediatric Mental Health. She is the recipient of the award for Belief Systems and Performance by Life University, a member of International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, certified in Webster technique, and is also currently enrolled in 200+ hours post-doctoral education in chiropractic pediatrics.


In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, traveling, and working out. Dr. Haley enjoys practicing chiropractic and teaching residents of the community about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.

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