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SlowBurn Exercise and a Low Carb Diet

by Fred Hahn on March 5, 2017

The sections represent the amount of calories from each food source, not the actual size of the food. There will be a greater amount of plant matter on your plate than animal matter.

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). 

In their study, published in the Feb. 16 online issue of Nature Medicine, the researchers described how the compound β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) directly inhibits NLRP3, which is part of a complex set of proteins called the inflammasome. The inflammasome drives the inflammatory response in several disorders including autoimmune diseases, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, and autoinflammatory disorders.
“BHB is a metabolite produced by the body in response to fasting, high-intensity exercise, caloric restriction, or consumption of the low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet.”
So instead of taking anti-inflammatory meds like Advil, instead consider SlowBurn high intensity strength training and a low carb diet with a touch of intermittent fasting tossed in is a match made in heaven for your health and well-being! It’s the combo we use at all our SlowBurn personal training studios. You should try it too!


I've been involved in exercise ever since I became a member of The Charles Atlas Club when I was 10 years old. In 1998, I founded and established Serious Strength on the Upper West Side of NYC. My clients include kids, seniors (and everyone in between), top CEOs, celebrities, bestselling authors, journalists and TV personalities.
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in Arthritis,Health/Fitness,Nutrition,personal training,Science,strength training,weight loss/diet · 2 comments


Anne March 6, 2017 at 4:57 AM

Nice to see a blog post up again Fred. I’m still Slow Burning and very low carbing – nearly ten years now. I don’t do intermittent fasting as I’m skinny.

I’m now getting some osteoarthritis in my feet and hands – I wish that what I was doing had prevented that, of course it may be worse if I wasn’t doing very low carbing and slow burning. I think the arthrstis is in my feet becasue I do a lot of walking. I love walking. I like to walk several miles a day, but the past few months I’ve had to practically stop all walking, or just short walks, as the pain gets so bad in toes and ankles. I don’t eat grains of any sort and what carbs I eat are in leafy green veggies so I reckon the arthristis is simply due to wear and tear – I’m just approaching 64 🙁

Kab March 7, 2017 at 9:48 PM

I agree with Anne, it’s great to see a post from you again! You always have so much info to share. This post is especially pertinent to me because I have diabetes and my daughter has Lupus. I have been low-carbing for 10 years and still haven’t had to take meds. My A1c seems to stay around 5.5 to 5.8. I also do a “baby” Slow Burn once a week. Basically, I just do as much as I think I can without overdoing it at my age (65). I am going to share this post with my daughter. Thanks. Keep posting!

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