Meet Our Practitioners

Jeffrey Langlois, CN, CNC, CBS, NRT, GAPS

Jeffrey Langlois has been involved in the natural health industry almost his entire life.

Langlois’ Vital Nutrition Center was started by Jeffrey’s grandparents in 1946, at the urging of Jeff’s father – Les Langlois’ MD. Dr Langlois realized then that health food would be the thing of the future – in 1946!

Jeffrey Langlois is a Traditional Naturopath. He is not a medical doctor. He does not diagnose not treat any diseases, buy rather he helps you to build health. A Traditional Naturopath studies the inherent ability of the body to heal itself. When the body is properly supplied with adequate nutrition and then subsequently detoxified, the innate healing power of nature is turned on.


Jeffrey is also certified in the GAPS method of improving digestive health. He has had personal experience with the GAPS diet and knows of the remarkable ability of a healthy digestive tract to impact your overall health. He continues to study and eat the way of GAPS and other similar modalities.

Jeffrey is also an advanced level Nutrition Response Testing (NRT – a system of muscle testing) practitioner and has been practicing muscle testing since 1983. The combination of muscle testing and Hair Tissue Mineral analysis provides an incredible opportunity to improve your health in a very affordable way. The amount of information available to you from muscle testing and Hair Tissue Mineral analysis is easily the most benefit for the smallest investment. There are many other ways to improved health however most of those cost thousands of dollars. Sometimes the simplest methods are the best.

Jeffrey attended Trinity School of Natural Health. He also has studied Enzyme Nutrition with the Loomis Institute. He is continually studying and learning how to improve people’s health! It is his passion.

Drew Detzner, BA, CNC, MH, CFT

Drew Detzner became a nutritionist out of a passion for helping others and an interest in biological research. The son of a teacher and a counselor, Drew uses the wisdom learned growing up in that environment while working with clients. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University, the International Sport Science Academy, Trinity College of Natural Health, and Ulan Nutritional Systems’ Advanced Clinical Training program.

Drew enjoys working with “difficult cases”. He says, “There are no difficult cases when the correct educational tools are being utilized to progress mind, body, and spirit. This means practitioner and client must both be willing to acknowledge what is not optimal and improve the handling of the cause of the problem.”

Drew is married to his college sweetheart and is also the proud father of Morgan Victoria (Born on Aug 16, 2015).


Dr. Pete Geary, DC

Dr. Pete Geary takes a unique approach to find the root cause of his patient’s problems. He employs a variety of specialized treatments, therapies, and nutrition strategies to target the problem; getting you the relief and health you are looking for quickly. Dr. Pete has extensive training in both the medical field and chiropractic field. He graduated with cum laude honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been trained as an Emergency Medical Technician, low back safety course instructor for the American Red Cross, Health Coach, and certified personal trainer. With over 16 years in the health field, Dr. Pete has helped thousands of patients and frequently lectures to large groups of people on health and wellness. He is well-versed in treating various conditions, such as: back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder injuries, knee and other joint injuries, whiplash, and sciatica. As a former division one athlete at Marquette University, and prior team doctor for a semi-pro football team, Dr. Pete has a great appreciation for proper body mechanics and focuses on the treatment of individuals from every activity range and age level. Dr. Pete and his team take great pride in providing customized care tailored to each patient.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time coaching youth sports and getting outdoors with his wife, two sons and their golden doodle puppy.

Bethany Gariepy, CR

Bethany Gariepy’s passion for Reflexology grew from her own health journey. During the years that she and her husband struggled with Lyme Disease and other health issues, Bethany had a growing desire to help others with natural wellness as so many people had helped her. Inspired by her grandfather who was a chiropractor and many other natural health professionals, she decided to pursue her certification in Reflexology. She was trained through the International Institute of Reflexology and is currently certified in hand and foot Reflexology. Bethany loves being a part of the team at Langlois since Reflexology is a wonderful complement to Nutrition and Chiropractic care.

Bethany spends her mornings as a 4K teacher in a nearby school district and afternoons at Langlois helping people relax, increase their circulation, and relieve nerve pressure causing pain or stress. As she gets to know her clients’ needs and goals, Bethany designs sessions to best support their health and reduce stress on the body. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband hiking, kayaking, or reading good books.

Heather Ferber, BA, CHHC, AADP, QNT

Heather is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who completed her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2012. She continued to complete additional training programs in women’s hormone health, Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH) testing, and digestive health. She is also certified in Quantum Nutrition Testing (QNT) to help her clients personalize their health improvement programs. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.

Her passion for preventative health and wellness was born from her early career in pharmaceutical sales as she witnessed very sick people maneuver through a broken healthcare system. She quickly realized that the way to better health was to educate, empower, and inspire people to make positive changes in their own diets and lifestyles.  Heather struggled with her own hormonal health challenges throughout her life which led her to focus on women’s health and improving the lives of women of all ages.

For several years, she shared her passion for cleaner eating and healthier living with all of Southeastern Wisconsin during her live TV segments for Fox 6 Real MKE’s morning program.  Throughout her career, she has improved the lives of nearly 1,000 clients who have completed her programs.

When she’s not with her husband Dave watching one of her three high school boys playing sports, you can find her volunteering in the community, playing piano, exercising, cooking and reading.

Maria Harkleroad, Food Consultant

Maria is a Certified Naturopath through Trinity School of Natural Health. Completed courses in Loomis Enzyme Institute, Nutritional Response Testing, Ulan Nutritional Systems, and Patient Management. In 5th grade she developed a stomach condition that caused her crippling pain. Eventually diagnosed as lactose intolerant with severe constipation. Giving up dairy was a sad reality for a 5th grader. Symptoms snowballed to asthma, eczema, anemia, inflammation, joint pain, etc. A perfect example of chemically modified, “not foods,” and the Western culture. Her distrust of western medicine grew as they paid no attention to getting to the root cause or how to prevent/heal her issues. As a young adult, her digestive problems became increasingly disruptive and embarrassing. She finally had enough and made a big life change with diet. Maria’s passion was ignited and the urge to learn more about alternative medicine and a healthy lifestyle became a must-do. It was not an easy journey. She experienced the isolation when being so restrictive with foods, her relationship with food, others, and herself became hindered. 

With over a decade of research and trials, she came full-circle and can now care for her clients with grace, understanding, and a well rounded method. Maria has a passion for clean eating strategies, gut health, and relating with her clients so that she can help eliminate food-fear, and help people to heal their body – as well as their relationship with food. 

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