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 offer 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 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
  • Reference 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
  • Reference 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!

LCHF New York Style Cheese Cake

Ingredients:

  • Around 1 cup finely chopped almonds (crust)
  • 4, 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • ¾ cup Xylitol
  • 1/8 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • 6 eggs

Directions:

  1. Allow ingredients to reach room temperature. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Wrap a 12” spring form pan with aluminum foil (prevent drips while baking). Butter the inside of the pan and layer the finely chopped almonds on the bottom.
  2. Mix cream cheese with the butter until a smooth consistency. Add xylitol and coconut flour, mixing thoroughly.  Add lemon juice and vanilla extract slowly, mixing thoroughly.  Beat in eggs one at a time, making sure each is mixed thoroughly before adding the next.
  3. Pour batter into pan and place on center rack of oven. Add small container of water to oven to increase humidity and prevent cracking.  Baking takes around 60-70 mins (top of cake should level and turn a light brown).
  4. Allow cake to cool in oven w/ door cracked for around 1 hour after baking. Move to refrigerator and cool completely before attempting to serve.

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.

Low-Carb Diet and Athletic Performance – Open House

Low-Carbohydrate performance

Can you be on a low-carb or ketogenic diet and still perform at your peak level? Have you heard about the Navy SEALs switching to a ketogenic diet for enhanced mental and physical performance? We are here to provide information on this topic! And we might as well provide delicious low-carb foods for you to try!

On your way to or from the People’s Market, stop by our office and talk to Dr. Tyler and Dr. Laura, the owners and local sports chiropractors. Look at the resources (including the fascinating books above) that illuminate this subject. Hear more answers from Dr. Dan Peterson, MD. Note -We will be pre-recording questions with him, since he will be absent due to an opportunity for a five day low-carb trek in the Tetons. Let us know anything you’d like to know, I’ll be interviewing him Friday. There will be scrumptious foods to taste and door prizes including a free treatment and keto brownies!

Wednesday July 18th 5-6pm at JH Backcountry Health