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Protein – How Much You Need and Why

by Fred Hahn on 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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Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis

by Fred Hahn on October 25, 2011

It’s a sad fact that some experts who certainly should know better confuse ketosis with ketoacidosis, misleading people into thinking that they are one and the same. Worse, they suggest that a low carb diet can cause the bad one – which is ketoacidosis. Dr. Oz is one such expert. The good Dr. Oz wrote […]

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Bobby Cannavale Wins the iPad!

July 15, 2011

We recently held a contest where the winner for referring the most clients won a brand, spanking new iPad2 adorned with a nifty smart cover. When Bobby saw the contest posted in the gym he said, in his deep, bass voice “I want that damn thing!” He’s a great guy and works his tail off […]

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Genetics Matter

March 30, 2011

As a child growing up in Queens, NYC, I was made fun of from time to time for several reasons – for being Jewish, for being red-headed, for being painfully skinny, for having the name Fred, and for being severely bow-legged. “Where’s your horse red Fred Hahn?!” the kids would tease. Take a look at […]

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Elimination Paleo Diet Here We Come!

February 22, 2011

My knees hurt. They have been hurting now for almost 2 years. They hurt so badly that I can no longer do the things I love to do that require knees. The diagnosis – severe medial osteoarthritis caused mainly by being bow-legged (genu varum) which leads to deforming arthrosis. I remember as a kid people […]

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Anthony Colpo Insults Again

January 19, 2011

Anthony Colpo, the vitriolic Australian personal trainer and author of a pretty decent book The Great Cholesterol Con is at it once again. He read a Slow Burn bashing review written by two young men who wrote a weight loss book called S.P.E.E.D: The Only Weight Loss Book Worth Reading and blogged on it with […]

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WebMD stands for Web Mindless Drivel

December 9, 2010

After attempting to relay the benefits of low to no carb eating to type II diabetics (T2D) on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) web forum to no avail, I decided instead to do some searching around the web. I wanted to see if any web-based organization stated that a high carbohydrate diet is a cause/risk […]

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Don’t Give To The Poor

November 3, 2010

OK before any of you de-friend me on Facebook or block my Tweets, please hear me out. Now is the time of year when feelings of giving and good cheer begin to seep from our pores and spread throughout our communities. Altruistic alms and sharing our services to those in need is a common scene […]

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Strength is Strength

September 29, 2010

“Yo, how much can you bench?” “Yo, how much can you squat?” “Yo, yo, how much can you dead?” I hear these questions all too frequently in the industry and around the fitness forums. These lifts are routinely performed by many a gym goer and regarded by many as rites of passage into strength-hood. These […]

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A Good President

September 24, 2010

I reached into my gym fridge the other day to eat some duck mousse pate from D’Artagnan Foods. I was looking forward to the creamy, rich flavor and enjoy the fact that I was eating something healthy. I’ve had some of their products before in the past and have enjoyed them. As I turned over […]

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