Best of Jackson Hole 2019 Alternative Medicine Practitioner

We thank you for your support! It is such an honor to make it on the Best of Jackson Hole list. Dr. Mark Menolascino and Kevin Meehan are some big names to follow! It is so exciting for us as we are just over a year into practice here.

So what does it mean to be an Alternative Medicine Practitioner?

For us, it means we do our best to help you heal so you can get out and do what you love. Chiropractic means “done by hand.” We use our hands to diagnose and to treat. We love working on shoulders, hips, knees, feet, gait patterns, and core conditioning as well as the normal chiropractic targets of back pain and headaches. Our goal to is find the cause of your pain and dysfunction and address it. We treat using muscle release techniques, adjustments, and therapies, then teach you exercises and stretches to you can maintain (and not have to visit us too often).

We also value the role of tradition medicine. If you need care that isn’t in our scope, we will recommend another medical professional. There are some great ones in this town.

And so you know, it is our favorite thing when we run into you on the slopes, out hiking, or dancing at Bluegrass Tuesday. It is always encouraging to see you living your life so fully. Keep enjoying!

Much love,
Dr. Laura and Dr. Tyler

https://bestofjacksonhole.com/best/alternative-medicine-practitioner/

Diet & Lifestyle Coaching

Are you ready to tackle some major changes in your life? Do you want to radically improve your diet, stress level, hormone balance, sleep or exercise routine? We are now offering one-on-one sessions, working with you to expand your knowledge and achieve your goals. Sit down with Dr. Laura Peterson in a quiet office (or at the Brewhouse Coffeeshop if you prefer) to work through material and make sustainable healthy changes in your life. Four and six-week programs are available.

4 Week Program

  • One 15 minute “See if this is right for you” consultation in person or by phone
  • One initial 1 hour session
  • Three follow-up 1 hour sessions
  • Workbook with materials and calendar for tracking diet, stress, sleep and exercise.
  • Weekly tracking of weight, blood pressure, waist circumference, blood glucose and ketone level as applicable
  • Recourse list for each topic including peer-reviewed scientific research and evidence-based books and readings

6 Week Program

  • One 15 minute “See if this is right for you” consultation in person or by phone
  • One initial 1 hour session
  • Five follow-up 1 hour sessions
  • Workbook with materials and calendar for tracking diet, stress, sleep and exercise.
  • Weekly measurement and tracking of weight, blood pressure, waist circumference, blood glucose and ketone levels as applicable
  • Recourse list for each topic including peer-reviewed scientific research and evidence-based books and readings

Additional sessions and longer programs are also available.

Which challenges would you like to tackle?

Dietary changes

Would you like to explore the low-carb and keto diets?  Learn to how to do it safely and sustainably as well as avoid the common errors leading to electrolyte imbalance and keto flu.

Do you need to start an anti-inflammatory or auto-immune diet? Understand why and how to make important dietary changes to reduce your inflammation and start feeling better naturally.

Intermittent fasting -Learn why skipping meals isn’t a bad thing, and how it can help you lose or maintain your weight and improve various health markers such as insulin levels, human growth hormone and cellular repair.

Stress and hormone balance

We live in a fast-paced world with more distractions and to-dos than ever before, and this is wreaking havoc on our cortisol and other adrenal hormones. This in addition to our diet affects our sex hormones, often pushing women into estrogen dominance.  We will talk about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and how to allow ourselves to rest and digest, cortisol production and adrenal fatigue, and how to restore the estrogen and progesterone balance. 

Sleep

At least one-third of Americans are sleep-deprived.  Lack of sleep is associated with all kinds of negative effects- decreased immune system function, poor memory, decreased neuro and endocrine modulation, as well as moodiness and depression.  We will talk about what a good night’s sleep should look like and how to become a better sleeper.  Sleep is critical to your health and not something to be ignored or replaced.

Exercise

Exercise is proven to improve mood as well as brain function, cardiovascular health and bone density.  We will work through how to fit it into your schedule, and what type of exercises would be best for your health and most sustainable for your lifestyle.   We will create a plan for you to use exercise to combat stress, improve your health markers, and achieve your health goals.

Ready to get started?  Book your free consultation now.

Keto Grasshopper Bars

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This won as the favorite at the Keto Cookie Swap last week. And I am happy to share the recipe. So starting off with the base layer, which is just slightly different than the one in Keto Coconut Brownies since I was missing a few of those ingredients..

Fudgy Keto Brownies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup xylitol (or 2/3 cup erythritol)
3 eggs, room temp
1/2 cup almond flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
/4 tsp baking powder (this is the high-altitude version)

Directions
-Soften or melt butter (it seems to work either way), mix thoroughly with xylitol
-Beat eggs slightly, then mix in to butter and xylitol
-Mix together all dry ingredients (the rest) in a bowl and pour in slowly while beating
-Pour into 8″ by 8 ” pan and bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, until just set. Once it has cooled, place it in the freezer while you make the next layer.

Peppermint Cloud Layer
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped to a stiff peak
3 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup powdered erythritol,
½ tsp peppermint extract
1-2 drops green food coloring (completely optional!)

Directions
-Whip the heavy cream with about 2 Tbsp of the powdered erythritol
-Mix softened cream cheese with the rest of the erythritol, peppermint extract and optional food coloring (I don’t like food coloring but I do use it for pictures 😉 )
-Gently fold in the whipped cream into the cream cheese blend, starting with about a quarter of the whipped cream.
-Smooth on top of brownies
-Put pan in freezer while you make the next layer

Chocolate topping layer
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 droppers liquid stevia

Directions
-Melt the chocolate carefully into the cream to emulsify, whisk in the stevia and pour over the peppermint layer.
-Cut with a hot sharp knife when fully chilled.
Eat, share, enjoy!

Keto Cookie Swap

Wednesday December 12th 6-7pm

Christmas cookies

For anyone who is kicking the sugar habit for the holidays (or thinking about doing it after) – This is your chance to try out some amazing recipes!

Each person should bring 2 dozen keto/low-carb cookies on a plate or tray. Also bring an extra plate or container to bring your two dozen swapped cookies home (or however many of them you don’t eat while there!)

RSVP by emailing drlaura@jhbackcountryhealth.com

For the cookies/treats – Use almond flour, coconut flour, another low-carb flour, or no flour at all! Note that most gluten-free flours are full of simple carbohydrates that the body quickly breaks down and sends your blood sugar skyrocketing. Natural sweeteners are recommended such as stevia (made from a leaf), xylitol and erythritol (these are naturally occuring sugar alcohols that have much less effect on blood sugar), and monkfruit.

We’d love it if you would share your recipe as well! You can email them to me ahead of time (drlaura@jhbackcountryhealth.com) and I will create a place to access them all, or bring recipe cards to share.

Chiropractic for Golfers

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Arguably the best game in the world, golf is an amazing balance between physical and mental control.  All it takes is one little distraction to interrupt a shot and ruin a decent round.  It may come from a fellow golfer, something your significant other might have said or just a stressful week at work.  Other times it is from a nagging injury, stiffness, soreness or pain.

Golf is truly miserable when an injury gets in the way.   Let the doctors at JH Backcountry Health help keep you in the game.

Common Golf Injuries and How Chiropractic Helps

  • Back Pain
  • Tendinitis in the Elbows (“tennis elbow” and “golfers elbow”)
  • Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Hand and Finger Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Hip Injuries
  • Sunburn

 

“Golf is a compromise between what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.”  – Bruce Crampton

Don’t let pain be the factor limiting your success.  Let us be the 15th club in your bag!

P.S. Always wear sunscreen.