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The Health Benefits of Red Wine

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in food, heart, nutrition, obesity, research | Comments Off on The Health Benefits of Red Wine

more proof that moderate red wine consumption is healthy. Red wine contains nutrients called polyphenols. For the past several years there have been reports about the health benefits of drinking red wine.  Here is more proof that moderate red wine consumption is healthy. Red wine contains nutrients called polyphenols.  And while some health conscious people take nutritional supplements to get these grape compounds, recent research is showing that the best way to get these nutrients is to drink red wine. The reason for this is red wine contains the entire group of polyphenol nutrients, a group that has been shown to work much better synergistically.  Nutritional supplements on the other hand do not contain the entire group of polyphenols. One cool thing to know is that new research from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine is showing that breast tumor growth and metastasis to bone and liver are inhibited by the complete grape polyphenol complex. In their latest study that was published in the March 18 edition of Clinical and Experiential Metastasis, the scientists showed that combined polyphenols induced death in cancer cells. The power of polyphenols to protect and heal is not surprising considering that polyphenols stand guard to defend plants from ultraviolet radiation, pests, and injury.  They also defend against infection from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Polyphenols also keeps livers safe from alcohol damage.  Research from the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida found that polyphenols reduce the amount of fat produced in the liver and increases the rate at which the fat is broken down.  This study was reported in the October, 2008 edition of American Journal of Physiology, Gastointestinal and Liver Physiology. Red wine also gives a boost to dieters resveratol (a polyphenol) to inhibit the development of fat Click To Tweet The ability of resveratol (a polyphenol) to inhibit the development of fat cells means dieters can benefit from red wine consumption. Red wine is prominently featured in the Mediterranean diet, which is a way of eating that relies on eating whole foods with wine. This type of diet has been shown to reduce mortality (death) from all causes. The term French paradox refers to the observation that even though the French eat similar amounts of high fat foods, exercise less, and smoke more than Americans do, they appear to have a markedly lower mortality rate from heart disease. Studies suggest that one of the reasons the French have a lower rate of heart disease is their regular consumption of red wine. Red wine also protects neurons. Red wine also protects neurons by reduce free radical damage Click To Tweet Chronic consumption of alcohol increases oxidative stress in the body which accounts for negative neurological changes.  However, polyphenols from red wine, grape skins, and grape seeds exhibit strong antioxidant activity.  In a study released in the June 8, 2007 issue of Neuroscience, researchers credited red wine polyphenols for improving the antioxidant status in the brain and preventing free radical induced neuronal damage. So as you can see, there are a lot of great health benefits to drinking red wine! Just don’t over do it.  Don’t drink and drive, and of course Pregnant females shouldn’t drink. Have a great day and I’ll talk to you soon! Sincerely, Dr. Justin Trosclair...

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The Truth About Eggs And Cholesterol

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in heart, nutrition, research | Comments Off on The Truth About Eggs And Cholesterol

The myth that eating eggs increases cholesterol levels has been busted! If you like eating eggs, then I’ve got good news for you! According to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Surrey and published in the Nutritional Bulletin of the British Heart Foundation, eating eggs has virtually no effect on cholesterol levels.  In other words, eating eggs does not raise your cholesterol level. eating #eggs has virtually no effect on #cholesterol levels Click To Tweet The researchers reviewed several different studies on eggs and nutrition and concluded that eggs did not contribute to the body’s cholesterol levels.  Although eggs are a high cholesterol food, the researchers note that only one-third of the body’s cholesterol comes from your diet. only one-third of the body’s #cholesterol comes from the #diet Click To Tweet Bruce Griffin, one of the researchers, had this to say: “The ingrained misconception linking egg consumption to high blood cholesterol and heart disease must be corrected.  The amount of saturated fat in our diet exerts an effect on blood cholesterol that is several times greater than the relatively small amounts of dietary cholesterol.” “The UK public does not need to be limiting the number of eggs they eat,” Griffin said. “Indeed, they can be encouraged to include them in a healthy diet, as they are one of nature’s most nutritionally dense foods.” Victoria Taylor of the British Health Foundation had this to say: “We recommend that eggs can be eaten as part of a balanced diet. There is cholesterol present in eggs, but this does not usually make a great contribution to your level of blood cholesterol. If you need to reduce your cholesterol level, it is more important that you cut down on the amount of saturated fat in your diet from foods like fatty meat, full fat dairy products, and cakes, biscuits and pastries.” So there you have it.  Eggs are a healthy and nutrient dense food that DO NOT raise your cholesterol, so enjoy them regularly and don’t feel so guilty the next time you eat them! Have a great day! Dr. Justin Trosclair dc Sources for this story include:...

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3 Common Myths About Chiropractic You Should Know About

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in benefits, expectations, lifespan | Comments Off on 3 Common Myths About Chiropractic You Should Know About

Doctors of Chiropractic are licensed in all 50 states. Chiropractic care is a service people CHOOSE to use on a regular basis to counter act wear and tear. Even though chiropractic care is one of the best health care options available to eliminate pain, reduce stress, increase flexibility, and maintain a great quality of life, there are still a lot of people who don’t know much about chiropractic care.  There are also a lot of crazy myths about chiropractic.  I want to share a few of those with you so you have a better understanding about chiropractic. Check these out: Myth #1: Chiropractors Aren’t “Real” Doctors Did you know that some people actually still say that?  Out of curiosity, what is a “real” doctor anyway?  A white coat?  A stethoscope?  A prescription pad?  Are we to believe that the only “real” doctors are the ones with the letters MD after their name? Or if you don’t prescribe pills then you aren’t a “real” doctor? if you don’t prescribe pills then you aren’t a “real” doctor? T/F Click To Tweet The truth is chiropractors are in fact “real doctors.”  I’m pretty sure I’m real!!! Chiropractors are recognized and licensed in all 50 states as Doctors of Chiropractic. Truth #1: Yes, Chiropractors are “Real” doctors. Myth #2:  Once You Go To A Chiropractor, They Make You Go Forever This is obviously not true.  To answer this myth, there are few things to consider.  First, I’ve never made a patient do anything that they themselves did not want to do.  I’ve never forced a patient to do anything.  Not only do I not “make” people see me for the rest of their lives, but I also can’t “force” patients to do something they don’t want to do.  And I doubt any other chiropractor has a magic wand that makes people do something they don’t want to do either! I can’t “force” patients to do something they don’t want to do- your choice to stay healthy. But here’s the other point you need to consider.  Your body is like a used car.  With normal “wear and tear” and aging, your body is breaking down.  That’s just a fact.  And if you add stress to the equation, then it breaks down even more.  So your body needs tune-ups, just like a used car, to be healthy.  Your health has to be something you focus on regularly and consistently for the rest of your life.  That includes diet, exercise, getting enough sleep, and taking care of your frame (muscles, joints, and nervous system.) If you want to be healthy, you CANNOT ignore taking care of yourself on a regular basis.  Trust me, it doesn’t work. The wear and tear continues every day.  So with that being said, just know that while I don’t make people “come back forever,” many patients CHOOSE ON THEIR OWN to come back on a regular basis to get chiropractic care. No one makes you exercise regularly or makes you brush your teeth daily or makes you eat healthy foods.  You do these things because it keeps you as healthy as possible.  Chiropractic care is a service people CHOOSE to use on a regular basis because it also keeps people healthy, feeling great, and keeps their body functioning at a high...

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America’s Healthiest Fast Food Restaurant Choices

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in nutrition | Comments Off on America’s Healthiest Fast Food Restaurant Choices

Based on calories per entre and average serving size. Let’s see which restaurant had the best healthiest options. Eat This Not That With everyone’s busy schedules, most people grab a quick meal at least a couple times a month.  I came across a men’s health article that listed the healthiest fast food restaurants.  I thought I’d share it with you so the next time you’re busy and need a fast meal, you’ll know which restaurants are the healthiest options. Here’s how they rated the restaurants: they calculated the total number of calories per entrée. That gave the reviewers a snapshot of how each restaurant compared in average serving size–a key indicator of unhealthy portion distortion. Then they rewarded establishments with fruit and vegetable side-dish choices, as well as for providing whole-grain options. Finally, they penalized places for excessive amounts of trans fats and menus laden with gut-busting desserts. What they ended up with is the Eat This, Not That! Restaurant Report Card, which will show you how all of the nation’s largest eating establishments stack up nutritionally. Here are the restaurants that received the best scores. Less bread, no mayo, keep it 300-500 #calories, typically means no soda no fries Click To Tweet Chick-fil-A (Grade: A-) Between the breakfast and lunch menus, there are only two entrées at Chick-Fil-A that break 500 calories, a rare feat in the fast-food world. What this means is that you can’t possibly do too much harm–especially if you stick to the chicken. And unlike the typical fast-food chain, Chick-Fil-A offers a list of sides that goes beyond breaded and fried potatoes and onions.  Also, Chick-fil-A receives an even higher grade when it comes to kids’ meals. Subway (Grade: A-) A menu based on lean protein and vegetables is always going to score well. With more than half a dozen sandwiches under 300 calories, plus a slew of soups and healthy sides to boot, Subway can satisfy even the pickiest eater without breaking the caloric bank.  But, despite what Jared may want you to believe, Subway is not nutritionally infallible: Those rosy calorie counts posted on the menu boards include neither cheese nor mayo (add 160 calories per 6-inch sub), and some of the toasted subs, like the Meatball Marinara, contain hefty doses of calories, saturated fat, and sodium. Jamba Juice (Grade: A-) Jamba offers a viable and tasty solution to the dearth of fresh fruits and vegetables in the American diet: Stick it all in a blender and let us slurp it up. But make this your rule: If it includes syrup or added sugar, it ceases to be a smoothie. Jamba Juice makes plenty of real-deal smoothies, but their menu is sullied with more than a few faux-fruit blends. Just make sure you choose the right one. Au Bon Pain (Grade: A-) Sure the menu has its pitfalls, but what menu doesn’t? The bottom line is that Au Bon Pain combines an extensive inventory of healthy items with an unrivaled standard of nutritional transparency. Each store has an on-site nutritional kiosk to help customers find a meal to meet their expectations, and the variety of ordering options provides dozens of paths to a sensible meal. Boston Market (Grade: B+) With more than a dozen healthy vegetable sides and lean meats like, turkey...

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new book authored By Dr Trosclair

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in book, exercise, headache, nutrition, obesity, weightloss | Comments Off on new book authored By Dr Trosclair

Improve your health, one step at a time! We all want to be healthy. We all want to avoid nasty diseases which will slow us down or even prematurely end our lives, but most of us tend to look for the quick fix.  Fad diets, crash exercise courses and all manner of crazy weight loss programs mean that people may feel better in the short term, but are unable to maintain it. Now, with Today’s Choices, Tomorrow’s Health: Small Steps to Improve Health, Food Choices and Exercise, there is a book which revolutionizes the way you should be approaching your wellbeing. Divided into three sections, the book examines the three things which are the keys to good health: • Our overall health • Eating the right foods • Making sure you exercise Complete with 12 Health Hacks, plus 11 great exercises, no matter if you are a Couch Potato or Weekend Warrior the simple steps are personalized for each individual and you can do them in the comfort of your own home. There are also blueprints for weight loss, muscle gain and better food choices, recipe tips for how to spice up your food and much more, including Dr. Justin Trosclair’s own personal journey of losing 25 pounds. Becoming healthier is a process and one which is best done slowly, to ensure a lasting effect. With Today’s Choices, Tomorrow’s Health you have the perfect book to make a start on those life-changing habits. Get your copy NOW! Kindle http://astore.amazon.com/adoctorspersp-20/detail/1544294786 Paperback...

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How You Can Decrease Your Stress

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in headache, stress | Comments Off on How You Can Decrease Your Stress

millions of Americans are suffering from stress related pain and headaches benefits of chiropractic care for the treatment and prevention of stress-related headaches and muscle pain, says the American Chiropractic Association I found some new information on stress from the American Chiropractic Association that I thought would be of value to you and your family. A new Associated Press-AOL Health Poll confirmed that millions of Americans are suffering from stress-related pain and headaches as they find themselves struggling with tough economic times. In light of these alarming new survey results, patients may wish to consider the benefits of chiropractic care for the treatment and prevention of stress-related headaches and muscle pain, says the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). “In today’s economy, financial problems and pressures can certainly escalate stress, which in turn can contribute to common muscle pain and headaches. It’s important not to ignore the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety,” notes ACA President Glenn Manceaux, DC. “Taking care of your health during times of personal difficulty can not only help to alleviate related aches and pains, but it also can help you feel more positive about your situation. “If your stress-related pain is not resolving on its own, visit your doctor of chiropractic. Working in partnership with your other health care providers, your doctor of chiropractic can offer a whole-person approach to health and wellness,” Dr. Manceaux suggests. stress-related pain not resolving, visit chiropractor Click To Tweet Doctors of chiropractic provide drug-free, non-invasive treatment options for many types of pain and inflammation. For example, chronic back pain, neck pain, joint pain and headaches can often be reduced with the appropriate combination of chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle counseling – all of which are offered by doctors of chiropractic in a patient’s personalized treatment plan. chiropractic provide drug-free, non-invasive treatment:stress headache Click To Tweet A significant amount of evidence has shown that the use of chiropractic care for certain conditions can be more effective than traditional medical care, or prescription medications, with many patients feeling improvement shortly after their first couple chiropractic visits. So if you or a family member is experiencing additional stress right now, hold off on the pills and come in and de-stress your body with a chiropractic adjustment.  You’ll not only feel better, but it’s also a much healthier approach to your health. Have a great day and I’ll talk to you soon! Sincerely, Dr. Justin Trosclair,dc serving Breaux Bridge, Lafayette, Henderson, Parks, Cecilia 70517, 70506, 70592 BREAKING NEWS: I’ve started a podcast.  The following is the description.  If you are interested go ahead and click that link and check out the website and listen to an episode.  If you would like to be notified of the latest episodes, as well as be the first to know when Justin’s  book goes on sale then take 15 seconds, and fill out the form when it pops open. For doctors who want a thriving practice and abundant home life, listen as your host dr justin trosclair goes behind the curtain and interviews doctors and guests about real world triumphs, struggles, practical tips, marketing and entertainment on this episode of  A Doctor’s Perspective...

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5 Quick Steps To Mastering Food Label

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in nutrition | Comments Off on 5 Quick Steps To Mastering Food Label

evaluating  food label ingredients in 15 seconds or less By checking off the trans fat, sugar, and sodium listed above, we’re assured there won’t be any MSG, high fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated oils in this section. Today I want to share with you some quick tips on how you can evaluate a food label in 15 seconds or less and know if that food is healthy or not! It’s really important to know how to read the basics of a food label because sometimes that’s the only way you’re going to know what you’re really eating.  Here’s a quick checklist you can use to evaluate the foods you are buying. —————————— Trans and saturated fats —————————— In the U.S., all packaged foods come with a nutrition facts label. The first place my eyes go is to the fat content. I draw my personal line in the sand at trans fat. We don’t need it, and there is always another food option without it. Trans fat is man-made fat that comes from dubious preparation processes. If an item has any, it goes back on the shelf. Next, I look at saturated fat. We don’t need much of it, and if we eat meat or dairy products, then we have probably met our requirements without it needing to be in our other foods. Next to the number of grams, you’ll see the percentage of your daily requirement that the food contains, eliminating the need for math. If that number is high, be wary. Of course, you must evaluate what you’re buying. Olive oil, for example, is a fat, so it’s going to have a high number. However, you don’t use much. Potato chips, on the other hand, would have a lower number, but you might eat the entire bag, so you should consider that. But that’s obvious stuff, right? ——– Sugar ——– Get instantly suspicious if this number is high. Sports foods are supposed to have sugar because you want to quickly replace blood glycogen lost during exercise. All other foods don’t need it. If you’re buying a dessert item, you’ll expect a high ratio of sugar, but for anything else, you’re probably getting a cheap product that’s poorly produced. Remember that many “low-fat” foods have a lot of sugar–it’s not technically fat. It just makes you fat. ———- Sodium ———- Prepared foods usually have high levels of sodium.  Also, oftentimes, you can find an “organic, nonfat, low-carb,” purely healthy sounding food item that has over 1,000 milligrams of sodium, which is around half of your “recommended daily allowance” (RDA). What you’re generally looking for from these three “s” ingredients (saturated fat, sugar, and sodium) is a low number, and it only takes a few seconds to figure it out. #saturatedFat, #sugar, #sodium keep these numbers low in your diet Click To Tweet ———————————- Fat, Protein, and Carbs Ratio ———————————- When choosing a food, you probably already know a few things about it. If it’s butter, you’ll expect all fat; candy will be high in sugar; and things that sit on a shelf may have a lot of sodium. For meals, however, you’ll want to take a quick notation of the amount of fat, protein, and carbs. If you’re on a strict diet, this ratio is very important, but if...

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New Research on Chiropractic Care and Colic

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in children, research | Comments Off on New Research on Chiropractic Care and Colic

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic has shown that chiropractic care provides a lot of benefit for children who have colic. crying was significantly reduced by about 2 hours on average.  Four weeks later, colic had disappeared in 82% of the children (infants) undergoing chiropractic care. I was doing some research online the other day and found some information that I thought worthy to share with you. I know that many of my patients are either parents or grandparents, and if you aren’t, this is still important information to know. A recent study done late last year at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic has shown that chiropractic care provides a lot of benefit for children who have colic. If you’re not sure what colic is, it’s generally defined as persistent crying, not likely to be soothed by a caring parent, mainly occurring in the late afternoon and evening in infants who are well fed and healthy. Colic is a condition with no known treatment protocols that have been proven to be entirely effective, so having a study that shows positive results with chiropractic care makes chiropractic a reasonable option that parents may want to try. By the seventh day of the study, crying was significantly reduced by about 2 hours on average.  Four weeks later, colic had disappeared in 82% of the infants undergoing chiropractic care. 82%infants with #colic disappeared in 4 weeks w #chiropractic Click To Tweet Pretty cool, huh? The bottom line is that a properly functioning nervous system is just as important in infants as it is in adults.  Stress and other imbalances have a negative affect on our bodies.  In children this can cause colic and other symptoms.  And as you can see by the results of this study, chiropractic care is proven method of helping children get healthy safely and naturally. So if you know someone who has a child with colic and it’s not getting better, send them this article and have them give me a call and I’ll be happy to help them out. Have a great day! Dr. Justin Trosclair Source: www.mycentraljersey.com, March 16, 2009 BREAKING NEWS: I’ve started a podcast.  The following is the description.  If you are interested go ahead and click that link and check out the website and listen to an episode.  If you would like to be notified of the latest episodes, as well as be the first to know when Justin’s 2 book go on sale   then take 15 seconds, and fill out the form when it pops open. For doctors who want a thriving practice and abundant home life, listen as your host dr justin trosclair goes behind the curtain and interviews doctors and guests about real world triumphs, struggles, practical tips, and entertainment on this episode of  A Doctor’s Perspective...

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5 Ways To Eliminate Headaches Before They Start

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in adjustment, dehydration, headache | Comments Off on 5 Ways To Eliminate Headaches Before They Start

Preventing Headaches is much easier than dealing with them We cover water, msg, adjustments and more With all the stress going on these days, I’ve noticed a lot of people complaining about headaches.  So I wanted to send you a quick email to share with you 5 ways you can eliminate headaches before they even start…WITHOUT pills!  —————————– 1. Obey Your Alarm Clock —————————–  According to Dr. Lisa Mannix, a spokeswoman for the National Headache Foundation in Chicago, pressing your snooze button may turn you into  a head case. As it turns out, snoozing in for more than an hour after the alarm clock goes off can disrupt your sleep-wake cycle and  set you up for a tension headache later in the day.  ————— 2. Eat Smart —————  The substances in processed food–such as nitrates in luncheon meat and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in some ready-to-eat food items–can trigger a migraine in certain people. To be certain that you don’t get “hit in the head” when you least expect it, grab an easy-to-eat fruit when you feel hungry. Better yet, make an effort to lessen   your consumption of processed food.  —————– 3. Get Adjusted ——————  In her article, “Stop a Headache Before It Starts,” Jaydine Sayer explains: “The main sensory nerve in your forehead is rooted at the base of your neck–which is why experiencing muscle tension there or in your shoulders can lead to head pain.”  When the spinal bones in the neck get locked up and subluxated, it will cause muscle tension and nerve irritation that can cause headaches.  Getting chiropractic adjustments regularly easily solves this problem for most people.  neck get locked up, it will cause muscle tension& nerve irritation= headache  Click To Tweet  —————– 4. Drink Water —————– Doctors reveal that dehydration is a common cause of headaches. When your body loses fluids, you also begin to “wilt” like a parched plant. All your body functions go haywire and pretty soon you’ll feel  your head throbbing.  ——————— 5. Take a Breather ———————  Tension headaches set in when you’re stressed out. This is when your cortisol and adrenaline levels surge. When this happens, your body is forced to pump out sugar. “The rapid change in glucose levels can set you up for pain. You have to give yourself a few minutes to decompress so stress won’t get to you,” states Sayer. Tension headaches set in when you’re stressed out Click To Tweet There you have it. You can avoid the agony of a mind-numbing headache by doing these simple things. There’s no need to pop pills when you can get rid of pain the natural and healthy way!  Have a great day!  Sincerely,  Dr. Justin Trosclair BREAKING NEWS: I’ve started a podcast.  The following is the description.  If you are interested go ahead and click that link and check out the website and listen to an episode.  If you would like to be notified of the latest episodes, as well as be the first to know when Justin’s 2 book go on sale   then take 15 seconds, and fill out the form when it pops open. For doctors who want a thriving practice and abundant home life, listen as your host dr justin trosclair goes behind the curtain and interviews doctors and guests about real world triumphs, struggles, practical...

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This fruit juice has amazing cardiovascular health benefits…

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in benefits, nutrition | Comments Off on This fruit juice has amazing cardiovascular health benefits…

What juice gives you cardiovascular and blood pressure and cholesterol benefits? Pomegranate is the answer, spit the fruit don’t swallow it all. Have you ever eaten a pomegranate?  They are the fruit with the little red seeds in them.  Well, it turns out that pomegranate juice has some pretty powerful health benefits.  Some research was done a few years a go and I want to share with you some of the findings because they are pretty interesting.  Check out the benefits discovered in the research study:  * After one year of pomegranate juice consumption (3 ounces per day), systolic blood pressure decreased by 21%.   * After one year of consumption, the antioxidant health status increased by 130%. * Oxidative stress is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease.  Consumption of pomegranate juice lowered the oxidative stress levels in the blood. * A significant decrease in the LDL cholesterol levels after 6 months of consumption. * Was shown to decrease atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries.  So let’s recap the benefits really quick.  By consuming only 3 ounces of pomegranate juice daily, over time there is a good chance you would obtain the following health benefits:   #pomegranate juice is good for #heart health in lots of ways Click To Tweet * Lower blood pressure * Increased antioxidant health status * Decreases carotid artery atherosclerosis * Lower oxidative stress levels * Lower LDL levels  Those are some good benefits, so I’d recommend you consider adding this juice to your diet.  You can buy pomegranate juice in your local grocery store.  I think the main brand is “POM.”  Have a great day!  Dr. Justin Trosclair Chiropractor Serving Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Lafayette, Parks, St. Martinville and Youngsville   Source: Clinical Nutrition, June 2004, 23, 423-433 BREAKING NEWS: I’ve started a podcast.  The following is the description.  If you are interested go ahead and click that link and check out the website and listen to an episode.  If you would like to be notified of the latest episodes, as well as be the first to know when Justin’s 2 book go on sale   then take 15 seconds, and fill out the form when it pops open. For doctors who want a thriving practice and abundant home life, listen as your host dr justin trosclair goes behind the curtain and interviews doctors and guests about real world triumphs, struggles, practical tips, and entertainment on this episode of  A Doctor’s Perspective...

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