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FredTalks – Strength Worth Spreading

December 4, 2013

I just realized that it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I place the blame on FaceBook for this. It’s all too easy to just toss a rant up on your wall and watch the sparks fly. It’s fun and it is easy. Too easy in fact. FaceBook posts are certainly not nearly as classy […]

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My Low Carb Diet is Killing My Thyroid. I Need Me Some Starch!

October 9, 2013

Here’s my 2 cents worth of thought on the issue: No it’s not and no you don’t. What may be “killing” your thyroid is a poorly formulated low carb diet – just like any poorly formulated diet might. But it ain’t the lack of starch, as starch is non essential to human life. The lack of what […]

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How To Solve The American Health Care System

August 25, 2013

How you ask? I’ll tell you how – we need to stop making people need it. And how do we do this? Simple. Each individual must: 1. Eat only fatty animal matter (including organs) with a salad and seasonal fruit 2 or 3X a day. 2. Lift weights slowly to fatigue, 2X a week, with […]

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Sugar, not Fat, is the Big Fat Slob

August 22, 2013

I said it before and I’ll say it again: obesity is not caused by eating too much food per se. It’s caused by the type of food you eat and how the food you’re eating affects your hormones. Do you really think 2000 calories of Twinkies affects your body in exactly the same way as […]

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Cut The Kids Heads Open Instead

June 10, 2013

Epilepsy surgery is underutilized in this country…surgery isn’t an option for all patients, though. The approach can work if there’s only one problem area in the brain and if removing the area won’t interfere with something like speech or memory. – William Gaillard MD Today on NPR, the subject of adolescent epilepsy was discussed. It […]

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Stretching – The Lies Pilates, Yoga and Others Tell You

May 26, 2013

In my book The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution, I discuss the non-need for stretching before or after your workouts and explain how useless it is for just about anything. Some new studies have emerged confirming this to be true, and also suggest stretching can be harmful, especially to athletes involved in sports that require power […]

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A Warm Heart

May 19, 2013

After reading the following email, my heart couldn’t have been warmer: Hi Frederick, I contacted you awhile back in regards to my father having lower back problems to the point where the lower part of his spine has shifted over and he could barely walk. This discomfort happened suddenly when he was around 78. I […]

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Do Calories Count – Simplified.

May 3, 2013

If…you are eating crap and getting fatter and you start eating more crap, you’ll get even fatter. Probably. If…you are eating really well and becoming leaner and you start eating more (of all the right stuff), you’ll stop getting leaner and get fatter. Probably. This is how calories count. But… Eating more or less calories […]

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What If Meat Was Good For You?

April 13, 2013

Wouldn’t that be nice? Imagine steak being proclaimed as a health food…as it once was. Sigh. Will those days ever return? Not if certain researchers have anything to say about it! I’m sure that many of you saw the recent article in the NY Times about a study that showed the bacteria in our guts […]

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You’re Seven Feet Tall Because You Eat Too Much

March 7, 2013

Or, do you just eat a lot when you’re seven feet tall? Think this is a dumb point to make? When this young man walks into a room, does anyone think “Wow – that is one tall kid! He must be eating too much!” No. Of course not. We know that he has a hormonal […]

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