Dr. Troxler’s Mindfulness Meditation Stress Reduction Program


What is Mindfulness? 
The ability to be aware of your thoughts without judging them or allowing them to get you into an endless, distracting stream of related thoughts.
What is Meditation?
The regular practice of sitting quietly for 5 to 20 minutes on a regular basis and learning to ignore your distracting thoughts.
What are the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation?
Decreases stress, anxiety, blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol.
About Dr.Troxler
	Dr. George Troxler MD,MPH, a retired Air force Colonel, has done research on the relationship between stress hormones, cholesterol metabolism and atherosclerosis in Air Force air crew members. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine in San Antonio. He takes all his CME courses at Harvard. He has also taken courses in motivational interviewing. He sees patients who want to decrease their stress at his office attached to the rear of his home at 10318 Willowick Lane San Antonio, Texas 78217.
    Dr. found that weight gain has multiple causes and that the Slow Starch Diet alone is unable to help his patients lose weight. After 25 years of study, he found the three major causes of weight gain are: (1) eating too much sugar, and fast starch, (2) addiction to sugar and carbohydrate, and (3) chronic stress.     
	Sugar and fast starch result in spikes in insulin, the only hormone your body makes after meals, which can make fat cells get bigger. Insulin spikes after meals, cause you to store fat and then insulin locks your fat cells so you can’t burn the fat you just stored. Sugar has the potential to be addictive. Food addiction causes you to eat more food even when you are not really hungry. 
	Chronic stress that raises blood cortisol is the worst of the three. Increased blood cortisol is the only other hormone, besides insulin, that can directly make your fat cells enlarge. The fat cells produced by an increase in blood cortisol are visceral fat cells. This is the most dangerous fat in your body because visceral fat produces toxic substances that increase risk of diabetes and heart attacks, Dr. Troxler has recently acquired an technique to estimate visceral fat using a special scale from the Tanita Corporation.
             Chronic stress can be a vicious cycle. When you gain weight, you feel bad about it and this increases your stress. An increased in your stress makes you want to eat to feel better. But eating more makes you gain more weight, which increases your stress even further. But there is even worse news, on a cellular level, chronic stress shortens your life by damaging the ability of individual cells to reproduce.  	
        This is why Dr. Troxler feels obligated to help all his patients who ask for help to lose weight to first allow him to help them lower their stress using his new meditation stress reduction program, which has been reported in the medical literature to lower the chronic stress hormone cortisol. 
        Dr. Troxler has recently studied techniques from Eastern Medicine on how to lower personal stress in daily life. He has taken two five-day Continuing Medical Education courses at Harvard under Dr. Herbert Benson, the director of the Mind Body Medicine Institute in Boston and a week end course in New York in meditation by Qigong Master, Chunyi Lin. In July of 2014 he completed the U.S. Army course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn given by Dr. Valerie Rice who is a certified instructor in this method of stress reduction. Dr. Rice is developing a program to treat PTSD in veterans returning from the conflicts in the Middle East. 
    During his Air Force career Dr. Troxler published medical research articles on the relationship between the chronic stress hormone cortisol, cholesterol metabolism and increased atherosclerosis of coronary arteries in Air Force air-crew members. 
    As a result of his research, he was invited to speak to military personnel through out the continental U.S. on how to manage stress. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General David C. Jones, asked Dr. Troxler to make a videotape for Air Force personnel stationed at the Pentagon, on how to manage their job stress during their tour at the Pentagon.
    Dr. Troxler has just completed created a new stress reduction program, which in his opinion is “the best from the East and the West” on how to lower the stress hormone cortisol. He calls the new program: Mindfulness Stress Reduction for Everyday Living. As a special introductory offer, the first four lectures are only $10.00 each. If you would like to attend, Please call 210-501-9220
    The history of the Slow Starch Diet™
    Dr. Troxler used to teach patients how to lose weight using techniques described in The New Glucose Revolution written by a PhD dietitian, Jeannie Brand-Miller, and two endocrinologists, from the medical schools in Sydney Australia, and in Toronto Canada. The original research on the glycemic index was done by Dr. David Jenkins in Toronto, over 30 years ago. He determined that some starches in the diet break down into sugar very rapidly (high glycemic index) causing a spike in blood insulin while other starches break down into sugar more slowly (low glycemic index). 
The original research on glycemic index has been expanded by the Harvard School of Public Health. Researchers at Harvard who demonstrated, in long term studies of thousands of medical personnel, that high  glycemic starch promotes obesity and increases the subjects risk of heart disease and diabetes. Dr. David Ludwig, on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, reported in the medical literature, that a low glycemic index diet improved the the parameters of the metabolic syndrome. 
Dr. Troxler’s Slow Starch Diet is low glycemic, and also low in fat, and high in fiber and follows the format of the color coded “Traffic Light Diet” used in Pediatrics: Stop eating foods in column A, Be careful and eat very little from column B. Go for column C. Some of the participants in Dr. Troxler’s weight loss education classes have lost 50 to 100 pounds in less than a year. The usual weight loss is 20 to 30 pounds in a year. Everyone who can stay on the slow starch diet loses weight. After three years of study, Dr. Troxler has recently found most of the reasons why some individuals have trouble staying on the slow starch diet diet.
    When Don Burns first started the Slow Starch Diet,™ he never imagined how easy it would be to shed those extra unwanted pounds. Thanks to Dr. George Troxler, former Medical Director of Employee Health Services at University Health System, Don lost 57 pounds in less than a year.
    "I feel terrific! Dr. Troxler made a big difference in my life. You usually don't find people who make an impact in your life like he does. This diet has really changed my life. I have more energy and I feel happier too," said Don, a University Health System employee.
    Dr. Troxler has invested hundreds of hours educating others about this Slow Starch Diet,™ (Low Glycemic Index Diet). His lectures are designed to teach people how to eat low-glycemic index foods. Glycemic Index is a measure of how fast the starch we eat changes into blood sugar. Slow starch has a low glycemic index and causes only a slow rise in blood sugar.
    If an individual’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30 or more, there’s a risk of diseases like diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Participants are offered a chance to be screened for Metabolic Syndrome. Markers for this syndrome are: increased triglycerides, blood sugar, and blood pressure; and a decrease in “Good Cholesterol.”
    Dr. Troxler said that a waistline of over 35-inches in females or more than 40-inches in males is known to increase the chances of developing the Syndrome. The Metabolic Syndrome doubles your risk of a heart attack and triples your risk of diabetes. The Syndrome can be reversed by weight loss and exercise; thus reducing the chance of developing both heart disease and diabetes. The slow starch diet alone can reduce the components of the metabolic syndrome, even before significant weight loss occurs.
      Dr. Troxler started explaining the diet to his patients after reading about the positive medical results of eating low-glycemic index foods reported by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine. “When I read the article by the Harvard researchers on the effect of eating low glycemic index foods on the Metabolic Syndrome (which is mainly caused by obesity), I thought we might have a chance to reduce the number of people diabetes is killing in San Antonio.”
    His enthusiasm and tireless efforts to help others reach their goal to lose weight and prevent disease has drastically changed lives like Sandra Lee Stough, a UHS staff member who describes the diet as, “infectious.” So far, she has lost 127 pounds.
    “I’m feeling so much better now. When I first started, I was pleasantly surprised at how immediate my sugar level was dropping. I never expected an immediate reaction like this,” she described.
Sandra Lee, a diabetic, no longer has to take two of her diabetic medications. She says it’s all because of the diet and Dr. Troxler’s amazing dedication to people
    “I feel liberated and I owe a lot to Dr. Troxler who has invested himself to helping others. He provides all of the right tools and information. And, all we need to do is make a commitment to ourselves and see the pounds come off,” she explained.

                                   Where is the SlowStarch Diet?
Visit the lectures page for more information about the new Meditation Stress Reduction program classes and The Slow Starch Diet™is at the bottom of the Lectures page.Slow_Starch_Diet_files/Troxler-SlowStarchDiet-Fixed.pdfSlow_Starch_Diet_files/Troxler-SlowStarchDiet-Fixed_1.pdfshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1