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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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Here’s a really cool success story with chiropractic…

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in adjustment, expectations, nervous system | Comments Off on Here’s a really cool success story with chiropractic…

I came across a really cool chiropractic success story and I wanted to share it with you.  If you guessed it involves an adjustment and nerve interference restoration… you might be on to something. 12 years ago, a man named Doug Harkey, had a problem with his left eye.  One day it instantly stopped working and he became blind in that eye.  Recently, Doug was making a routine visit to his chiropractor.  But the results from this “normal” chiropractic adjustment were anything but normal.  After the chiropractic adjustment, Doug was no longer blind in his left eye. Here’s how Doug describes what happened: “My blind eye started watering after I left my chiropractor’s office and it watered for 45 minutes straight.  It started making my good eye water too.  I went to wipe my right eye – and I could see out of my left eye again.” How cool is that? The chiropractor told Doug that the adjustments he’d been receiving removed the nerve interference that had prevented his spinal column from properly communicating messages from his brain.  Once full communication was restored, so was Doug’s eyesight. It’s important to note that the chiropractor never once claimed that chiropractic care cured Doug’s blindness.  What happened was the chiropractic adjustments eliminated the nerve interference that had prohibited his body from operating at peak efficiency.  And when operating at peak efficiency, the body can do great things. #chiropractic never said it can cure #blindness but #nerves to eye then function better Click To Tweet Just remember, your chiropractic care is about much more than relieving aches and pains.  It’s about making sure body is operating properly.  Most people don’t realize that chiropractic care can make your overall body work better.  It’s important that you keep your spine, joints, nerves, and muscles healthy since it affects all the other areas of your health. #chiropractic care can make your overall body work better.  Click To Tweet Email me if you have any questions.  Have a great day and I’ll talk to you soon!  Sincerely,  Dr. Justin Trosclair Chiropractor Serving Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Lafayette, Parks, St. Martinville and Youngsville 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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Adjusting Instrument Research part 5: Impulse VS Activator

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Blog, instrument adjusting, research | Comments Off on Adjusting Instrument Research part 5: Impulse VS Activator

The forces and time profile of the electromechanical devices resulted in a more uniform and greater energy dynamic frequency response in comparison to the spring-loaded mechanical adjusting instruments. #electromechanical #impulse #adjusting #instrument has better force time #acceleration than the… Click To Tweet OBJECTIVE: To quantify the force-time and force-delivery characteristics of six commonly used handheld chiropractic adjusting devices. METHODS: Four spring-loaded instruments, the Activator Adjusting Instrument; Activator II Adjusting Instrument, Activator III Adjusting Instrument, and Activator IV Adjusting Instrument, and two electromechanical devices, the Harrison Handheld Adjusting Instrument and Neuromechanical Impulse Adjusting Instrument, were applied to a dynamic load cell. A total of 10 force-time histories were obtained at each of three force excursion settings (minimum to maximum) for each of the six adjusting instruments at preload of approximately 20 N. RESULTS: The minimum-to-maximum force excursion settings for the spring-loaded mechanical adjusting instruments produced similar minimum-to-maximum peak forces that were not appreciably different for most excursion settings. The electromechanical adjusting instruments produced short duration ( approximately 2-4 ms), with more linear minimum-to-maximum peak forces. The force-time profile of the electromechanical devices resulted in a more uniform and greater energy dynamic frequency response in comparison to the spring-loaded mechanical adjusting instruments. CONCLUSIONS: The handheld, electromechanical instruments produced substantially larger peak forces and ranges of forces in comparison to the handheld, spring-loaded mechanical devices. The electromechanical instruments produced greater dynamic frequency area ratios than their mechanical counterparts. Knowledge of the force-time history and force-frequency response characteristics of spinal manipulative instruments may provide basic benchmarks and may assist in understanding mechanical responses in the clinical setting.   PMID: 16096041 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]  J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 Jul-Aug;28(6):414-22.  Colloca CJ, Keller TS, Black P, Normand MC, Harrison DE, Harrison DD.  Neuromechanical Innovations, L.L.C, USA 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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Adjusting Instrument Research part 4: Multiple Thrusts, More Spinal Motion

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Blog, instrument adjusting, research | Comments Off on Adjusting Instrument Research part 4: Multiple Thrusts, More Spinal Motion

Impulse brand adjusting instrument have found that multiple impulse thrusts create more intersegmental spinal motion. Increased multiaxial lumbar spinal motion responses during multiple-impulse mechanical force manually assisted spinal manipulation. multiple #thrusts by #impulse #adjusting #instruments create more #spinalMotion Click To Tweet BACKGROUND: Spinal manipulation has been found to create demonstrable segmental and intersegmental spinal motion thought to be biomechanically related to its mechanisms. In the case of impulsive-type instrument device comparisons, significant differences in the force-time characteristics and concomitant motion responses of spinal manipulative instruments have been reported, but studies investigating the response to multiple thrusts (multiple impulse trains) have not been conducted. The purpose of this study was to determine multi-axial segmental and intersegmental spinal motion responses of ovine lumbar vertebrae to single impulse and multiple impulse spinal manipulative thrusts (SMTs). METHODS: Fifteen adolescent Merino sheep were examined. Tri-axial accelerometers were attached to intraosseous pins rigidly fixed to the L1 and L2 lumbar spinous processes under fluoroscopic guidance while the animals were anesthetized. A hand-held electromechanical chiropractic adjusting instrument (Impulse) was used to apply single and repeated force impulses (13 total over a 2.5 second time interval) at three different force settings (low, medium, and high) along the posteroanterior axis of the T12 spinous process. Axial (AX), posteroanterior (PA), and medial-lateral (ML) acceleration responses in adjacent segments (L1, L2) were recorded at a rate of 5000 samples per second. Peak-peak segmental accelerations (L1, L2) and intersegmental spinal motion acceleration transfer (L1-L2) for each axis and each force setting were computed from the acceleration-time recordings. The initial acceleration response for a single thrust and the maximum acceleration response observed during the 12 multiple impulse trains were compared using a paired observations t-test (POTT, alpha = .05). RESULTS: Segmental and intersegmental spinal motion acceleration responses mirrored the peak force magnitude produced by the Impulse Adjusting Instrument. Accelerations were greatest for AX and PA measurement axes. Compared to the initial impulse acceleration response, subsequent multiple SMT impulses were found to produce significantly greater (3% to 25%, P < 0.005) AX, PA and ML segmental and intersegmental spinal motion acceleration responses. Increases in segmental motion responses were greatest for the low force setting (18%-26%), followed by the medium (5%-26%) and high (3%-26%) settings. Adjacent segment (L1) motion responses were maximized following the application of several multiple SMT impulses. CONCLUSION: Knowledge of the vertebral motion responses produced by impulse-type, instrument-based adjusting instruments provide biomechanical benchmarks that support the clinical rationale for patient treatment. Our results indicate that impulse-type adjusting instruments that deliver multiple impulse SMTs significantly increase multi-axial spinal motion.   PMID: 16597343 [PubMed] Keller TS, Colloca CJ, Moore RJ, Gunzburg R, Harrison DE.  Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, Florida, Chiropr Osteopat. 2006 Apr 6;14:6. 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,...

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Adjusting Instrument Research part 3: Mapping the Spinal Motions after adjustment

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Blog, instrument adjusting, research | Comments Off on Adjusting Instrument Research part 3: Mapping the Spinal Motions after adjustment

Impulse adjusting instrument caused linear increase in both force and spinal motion response Adjusting instrument (Impulse vs Activator) resulted in the greatest acceleration and displacement responses #impulse #adjusting #instrument creates more #spinal #acceleration Click To Tweet Three-dimensional vertebral motions produced by mechanical force spinal manipulation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify and compare the 3-dimensional intersegmental motion responses produced by 3 commonly used chiropractic adjusting instruments. METHODS: Six adolescent Merino sheep were examined at the Institute for Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia. In all animals, triaxial accelerometers were attached to intraosseous pins rigidly fixed to the L1 and L2 spinous processes under fluoroscopic guidance. Three handheld mechanical force chiropractic adjusting instruments (Chiropractic Adjusting Tool [CAT], Activator Adjusting Instrument IV [Activator IV], and the Impulse Adjusting Instrument [Impulse]) were used to randomly apply posteroanterior (PA) spinal manipulative thrusts to the spinous process of T12. Three force settings (low, medium, and high) and a fourth setting (Activator IV only) were applied in a randomized repeated measures design. Acceleration responses in adjacent segments (L1 and L2) were recorded at 5 kHz. The multiaxial intersegmental (L1-L2) acceleration and displacement response at each force setting was computed and compared among the 3 devices using a repeated measures analysis of variance (alpha = .05). RESULTS: For all devices, intersegmental motion responses were greatest for axial, followed by PA and medial-lateral (ML) measurement axes for the data examined. Displacements ranged from 0.11 mm (ML axis, Activator IV low setting) to 1.76 mm (PA axis, Impulse high setting). Compared with the mechanical (spring) adjusting instruments (CAT, Activator IV), the electromechanical Impulse produced the most linear increase in both force and intersegmental motion response and resulted in the greatest acceleration and displacement responses (high setting). Significantly larger magnitude intersegmental motion responses were observed for Activator IV vs CAT at the medium and high settings (P < .05). Significantly larger-magnitude PA intersegmental acceleration and displacement responses were consistently observed for Impulse compared with Activator IV and CAT for the high force setting (P < .05). CONCLUSIONS: Larger-magnitude, 3D intersegmental displacement and acceleration responses were observed for spinal manipulative thrusts delivered with Impulse at most force settings and always at the high force setting. Our results indicate that the force-time characteristics of impulsive-type adjusting instruments significantly affects spinal motion and suggests that instruments can and should be tuned to provide optimal force delivery.   PMID: 16904488 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]  Keller TS, Colloca CJ, Moore RJ, Gunzburg R, Harrison DE, Harrison DD.   Musculoskeletal Research Foundation, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Temple Terrace, Fla., USA J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2006 Jul-Aug;29(6):425-36. 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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Instrument Adjusting Research part 2: Force Frequency

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Blog, instrument adjusting, research | Comments Off on Instrument Adjusting Research part 2: Force Frequency

Validation of the force and frequency characteristics of the activator adjusting instrument This study uses an accelerometer to measure the force frequency which just means we can measure spinal motion based on the strength of the Activator Adjusting Instrument OBJECTIVE: To determine the dynamic force-time and force frequency characteristics of the Activator Adjusting Instrument and to validate its effectiveness as a mechanical impedance measurement device; in addition, to refine or optimize the force frequency characteristics of the Activator Adjusting Instrument to provide enhanced dynamic structural measurement reliability and accuracy. METHODS: An idealized test structure consisting of a rectangular steel beam with a static stiffness similar to that of the human thoracolumbar spine was used for validation of a method to determine the dynamic mechanical response of the spine. The Activator Adjusting Instrument equipped with a load cell and accelerometer was used to measure forces and accelerations during mechanical excitation of the steel beam. Driving point and transfer mechanical impedance and resonant frequency of the beam were determined by use of a frequency spectrum analysis for different force settings, stylus masses, and stylus tips. Results were compared with beam theory and transfer impedance measurements obtained by use of a commercial electronic PCB impact hammer. RESULTS: The Activator Adjusting Instrument imparted a very complex dynamic impact comprising an initial high force (116 to 140 N), short duration pulse (<0.1 ms) followed by several lower force (30 to 100 N), longer duration impulses (1 to 5 ms). The force profile was highly reproducible in terms of the peak impulse forces delivered to the beam structure (<8% variance). Spectrum analysis of the Activator Adjusting Instrument impulse indicated that the Activator Adjusting Instrument has a variable force spectrum and delivers its peak energy at a frequency of 20 Hz. Added masses and different durometer stylus tips had very little influence on the Activator Adjusting Instrument force spectrum. The resonant frequency of the beam was accurately predicted by both the Activator Adjusting Instrument and electronic PCB impact hammer, but variations in the magnitude of the driving point impedance at the resonant frequency were high (67%) compared with the transfer impedance measurements obtained with the electronic PCB impact hammer, which had a more uniform force spectrum and was more repeatable (<10% variation). The addition of a preload-control frame to the Activator Adjusting Instrument improved the characteristics of the force frequency spectrum and repeatability of the driving point impedance measurements. CONCLUSION: These findings indicate that the Activator Adjusting Instrument combined with an integral load cell and accelerometer was able to obtain an accurate description of a steel beam with readily identifiable geometric and dynamic mechanical properties. These findings support the rationale for using the device to assess the dynamic mechanical behavior of the vertebral column. Such information would be useful for SMT and may ultimately be used to evaluate the [corrected] biomechanical effectiveness of various manipulative, surgical, and rehabilitative spinal procedures. PMID: 10073622 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]      Keller TS, Colloca CJ, Fuhr AW.    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA.     Erratum in: J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1999 Jul-Aug;22(6):367 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...

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Adjusting Instrument Research part 1: Impulse and Activator Preview

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in adjustment, instrument adjusting, research | Comments Off on Adjusting Instrument Research part 1: Impulse and Activator Preview

Research time again and this time its about adjusting instrument activator and impulse IQ Let’s see if vertebral motion is restored with spinal manipulation via adjusting instruments. For the following 4 weeks I will be posting a couple abstracts of research performed on the Activator and Impulse Adjusting Instruments. All of these can be found on Pub Med. I also have a 3 ring binder full of fun and riveting full length research papers on the efficacy of spinal manipulation in the treatment of the disorders we claim/and treat each and everyday. Spoiler Alert — here are the four topics– Translation Hand Held Adjusting Instrument Comparison of mechanical force of manually assisted chiropractic adjusting instruments Validation of the force and frequency characteristics of the activator adjusting instrument: effectiveness as a mechanical impedance measurement tool Three-dimensional vertebral motions produced by mechanical force spinal manipulation. Increased multiaxial lumbar motion responses during multiple-impulse mechanical force manually assisted spinal manipulation. #spinalManipulation with #adjustinginstruments #research next  4 weeks Click To Tweet DUDE i am excited, are you? Get your dictionary, your best Scholarly accent, and lets read some High Tech Research papers. 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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Could this new drug be the key against heart disease?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in heart, medication, research, stress | Comments Off on Could this new drug be the key against heart disease?

Can a new drug protect you against heart disease better than aspirin What if i told you doing good can also lower depression and heal quick too New Drug just as good or better than aspirin to protect against heart disease. Better health and a longer life by Kisten Finello Woman’s Day Dec. 1, 2009 “Doing good is actually good for you,” says Robert Grimm, director of research and policy development for the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, DC. “People who volunteer regularly-an hour or two a week-tend to live longer, have lower rates of depression and recover more quickly from illness.” In fact, states with high volunteerism have lower rates of mortality and incidences of heart disease. Just how powerful is this health payoff? “Doing good deeds protects overall health twice as much as aspirin protects against heart disease. If giving weren’t free, pharmaceutical companies could herald the discovery of a stupendous new drug called ‘Give Back,’” says Stephen G. Post, PhD, coauthor of Why Good Things Happen to Good People. doing good= lower #depression,2x protection of #Heart DX Click To Tweet 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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L carnitine therapy for autism spectrum disorders?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in children, nutrition, research | Comments Off on L carnitine therapy for autism spectrum disorders?

L carnitine, can it help with autism spectrum disorders? One paper says L Carnitine improved hand muscle strength of autism children. A prospective double-blind, randomized clinical trial of levocarnitine to treat autism spectrum disorders. Geier DA, Kern JK, Davis G, King PG, Adams JB, Young JL, Geier MR. The Institute of Chronic Illnesses, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A. and CoMeD, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A. BACKGROUND: L carnitine was proposed as a potential treatment for patients diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder to improve mitochondrial dysfunction, but no prior randomized controlled trials have been conducted. MATERIAL/ METHODS: Thirty subjects diagnosed with an ASD were randomly assigned to receive a standardized regimen (50 mg L carnitine/kg bodyweight/day) of liquid L carnitine (n=19) or placebo (n=11) for 3-months. Measures included changes in professionally completed Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS), hand muscle testing, and modified clinical global impression (CGI) forms; parent completed Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC), treatment adherence measurement (TAM), frequency and intensity of side effect rating (FISER)/global rating of side effect burden (GRSEB)/patient report of incidence of side effects (PRISE) forms; and lab testing. RESULTS: Significant improvements were observed in CARS (-2.03, 95% CI=-3.7 to -0.31), CGI (-0.69, 95% CI=-1.1 to -0.06), and ATEC scores. Significant correlations between changes in serum free-carnitine levels and positive clinical changes were observed for hand muscle strength (R2=0.23, P=0.046), cognitive scores (R2=0.27, P=0.019), and CARS scores (R2=0.20, P=0.047). Study subjects were protocol-compliant (average adherence was >85%)and generally well-tolerated the L carnitine therapy given. CONCLUSIONS: L carnitine therapy (50 mg/kilogram-bodyweight/day) administered for 3- months significantly improved several clinical measurements of ASD severity, but subsequent studies are recommended.  L #Carnitine improved #hand #musclestrength of #autism Click To Tweet PMID: 21629200 Med Sci Monit. 2011 Jun 1;17(6):PI15-23.   REMEMBER: you should never self diagnose or self medicate, even with nutrition. Seek medical advice before doing anything. 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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