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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.

Chiropractic for Runners

You are a runner, that’s why you came to this page.  Runners get injured.  All too frequently.  Running is a high-impact repetitive-stress activity… and one that we really enjoy and want to continue.

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Common Running Injuries and How Chiropractic Helps

  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Patellar tracking and other knee issues
  • Achilles tendonitis

As sports chiropractors, we break down your gait and movement patterns, examining where repetitive stress is leading to injury.  We check which muscles are firing and which ones need to be and work on activating those.  We look at your joints; some need more mobility (hips for example), and some are lacking stability (often ankles from past ankle sprains).  With a combination of muscle work, chiropractic adjustments, and stretching and strengthening exercises, our goal is to get you back out there as well-tuned running machine.

Call us at (307) 699-3447 if you have questions, check out What others have to say about us and Book an appointment today to get your running issues resolved and back on the trails!

Sciatica and Chiropractic Care

Sciatica.  Shooting pain down your leg.  You have heard of it, and the word tends to cause some fear or anxiety. So often we have patients with radiating pain from their low back or butt, and they are afraid they are destined for surgery.   Most often, they don’t need surgery; chiropractic and other conservative care can fully address the pain and radiation.

What is true Sciatica?

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.”

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Causes of sciatica include

  • herniated discs (most common)
  • bone spurs
  • spinal stenosis
  • abnormalities in the lumbar vertebrae

Sciatic Nerve Pain that isn’t Sciatica

The sciatic nerve can get trapped in other locations, and impingement and nerve irritation can lead to radiating pain, numbness or tingling that isn’t technically sciatica.  The most common spot is where the sciatic nerve pierces the piriformis muscle (causing Piriformis Syndrome). Other areas of entrapment are other hip rotators (such as gemellus superior), between the hamstrings, and on top of adductor magnus deep in the back of your thigh.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatic Nerve Pain

Adjusting the low back and pelvis can help greatly with the nerve root impingement that causes sciatica.  Addressing the muscles and fascia using Active Release Techniques and other muscle work can free up the sciatic nerve as it travels down the leg.  We also look at your posture and movement patterns to find out what caused the irritation and give you exercises and stretches so you can avoid having it occur again.

Check out What others have to say about us, call us at (307) 699-3447 if you have questions, and Book an appointment today  Find out how much conservative care can relieve your pain and get you back on both feet.

Keto Coconut Brownies

 

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Hey, alright this brownie has three layers so it takes a little longer, but is so worth it! So starting off with the base layer..

Fudgy Keto Brownies

3/4 cup butter
2oz unsweetened baking chocolate
3 eggs, room temp
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup xylitol
1/4 tsp baking powder (this is the high-altitude version)

Directions
-Melt butter and chocolate together
-Beat eggs, then pour in butter & chocolate and continue beating
-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.

Coconut Layer

2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup coconut oil melted with
2 droppers liquid Stevia

Directions
-Toast shredded coconut on a sheet pan in the oven at 350 until lightly golden
-Mix liquid stevia in with melted coconut oil
-Pour coconut in large bowl (set aside a little to sprinkle on top)
-Pour stevia/coconut oil over shredded coconut and mix well
-Press on top of brownies and flatten with a spatula
-Put pan in freezer while you make the next layer

Chocolate topping layer

6 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 droppers liquid stevia

Directions
-Melt the chocolate carefully into the coconut, whisk in the stevia and pour over the shredded coconut layer.
-Sprinkle with leftover toasted coconut
Eat, share, enjoy!