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SlowBurn Exercise and a Low Carb Diet

by Fred Hahn on March 5, 2017

Do you want good health, lowered inflammation and protection from autoimmune disorders? Don’t juice or carb up – do just the opposite! Back in 2015, researchers at Yale School of Medicine revealed a compound that appears to inhibit inflammation in our bodies. The substance is known as β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB).  From the paper:  In their study, published in the […]

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Whey to Go!

by Fred Hahn on September 11, 2016

As many of you know, protein is a vital nutrient for improving and increasing skeletal muscle mass, especially after exercise. And eating too little of it on a day to day basis can accelerate the normal rate of muscle loss. What you may not know however is how important the particular amino acid leucine is […]

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Protein – How Much You Need and Why

February 6, 2013

Protein is the major structural component of every cell in the human body. The word “protein” is thought to come from the Greek word proteios which means “the first quality.” Protein is a very important dietary nutrient and many people do not eat adequate amounts of it or the most nutritious forms of it on a […]

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Dr. McDougall a.k.a Dr. Potato Head

December 10, 2012

The purveyor of the potato/starch diet, John McDougall M.D., strikes again with more starchy gobbledy-gook nonsense about low carb/paleo diets. There is so much to dissect and render inert in his article that it may take me three parts to accomplish the task. Perhaps I can lick it in two. But whether it takes two […]

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Functional Training is Stupid

February 25, 2012

Actually, it’s worse than stupid, it’s really stupid. Here’s why. But before I explain, let me say that I didn’t say that trainers who teach functional training are stupid. I also didn’t say that people who engage in functional training are stupid. I said, functional training is stupid. And it’s dangerous. And needless, worthless, etc. […]

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My Buddy LDL

September 24, 2011

That’s it! I’m sticking up for my friend poor, old LDL cholesterol (mind the pun of course. Get it – sticking up for…sticking…). From now on Dr. Oz or Ornish, if you want to bad mouth my little buddy, you’re gonna have to go through me: Anyhow, LDL cholesterol (the so called “bad” cholesterol) the […]

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Makoplasty here I come

May 13, 2011

Well, I’ve made up my mind. I’ve decided to go through with the Makoplasty procedure. The fact is that my arthritis isn’t going away and will only continue to give me pain and immobility for the rest of my life. I simply can’t keep taking pain meds as a couple of weeks ago they started […]

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Gary Taubes and Sugar

April 13, 2011

Science Journalist Gary Taubes has a new article published called Is Sugar Toxic? in today’s New York Times. Enjoy!

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Ancient Atherosclerosis

April 12, 2011

(NPR photo) A few days ago, National Public Radio did a story on Egyptian mummies with heart disease. When the mummies guts were scanned using a CT machine, lo and behold, these ancient folks arteries were chock full of cholesterol and plaque. According to Dr. Greg Thomas, who is one of the scientists that discovered […]

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Hope For Arthritic Knees – Like Mine!

March 25, 2011

I met with a fantastic surgeon the other day, Dr. William Macaulay Chief of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, who specializes in a minimally invasive surgery for arthritic hips and knees (unfortunately like mine). He was one of those rare doctors that really listens and answers your questions more fully than you’d expect. […]

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