Monthly Archives: January 2014

Can You Afford To Eat Well?

I saw this on the Let Fat Be Thy Medicine. I hope they won’t mind my shameless promotion of their movie by using this pic.

GrassFed

And…you won’t be buying nearly as many (if any) antacids, acne cream, arthritis meds, cholesterol meds, insulin (if you’re type 2), dry skin salves, eye drops, ear wax removal liquids, cough drops, NyQuil, sleeping pills, Advil, Tylenol, GasX, you’ll make fewer trips to the dentist for cavities, root canals, fewer doctor visits…

Shall I go on????

Got a Fatty Liver?

As we all know, many people today suffer from obesity. For many obese people, one of the common ailments that comes along for the ride is a fatty liver.

An overly fatty liver (greater than 10%) can be problematic. Your liver performs many important tasks and thus needs to be in tip-top shape in order to clear the blood of toxins, produce glucose, bile acids and a bunch of other very important functions. So eating and drinking in a manner that fattens of the liver is unwise to say the least.

Most people know that you can make your liver fatty by drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. This may be in part due to a lack of choline in the diet and/or from poor absorption of nutrients caused by tipping the bottle too much and too often. Many alcoholics eat poorly and experience poor digestion since alcohol can damage the gut and stomach lining as well as upset the balance of good bacteria in the gut biome. But a fatty liver may also be caused by excess fructose consumption and excessive refined carbohydrate intake – a condition known as non-alcoholic, fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

A study done in 2011, Short-term weight loss and hepatic triglyceride reduction: evidence of a metabolic advantage with dietary carbohydrate restriction concluded the following:

2 wk of dietary intervention resulting in a reduction in body weight of ≈4.3% reduced the hepatic triglyceride content by ≈42% in subjects with a clinical diagnosis of NAFLD. However, dietary carbohydrate restriction was significantly more effective at reducing liver triglycerides than was calorie restriction.

Though losing body weight was part of the cure for a fatty liver, the diet involved seemed to be even more important.

Chris Masterjohn thinks otherwise. Chris knows his stuff and I agree with him that this particular study isn’t as strong as it could be. Yet, if you had to opt for one or the other approach, which would you choose?

To combat fatty liver:

Ever wonder why olde time taverns used to have eggs and pickles at the bar? Well, now you know!

Happy New Strength!

Well, we’re off! 2014 is here and so are you!

It’s time, don’t you think, to create that body you’ve always wanted? I’m here to help.

I’m not talking about getting thin or skinny or getting a 6 pack. In my opinion, these are just cosmetic considerations that have nothing to do with your main desire which is to improve your health. This requires you to create and adopt a process.

We don’t work to make money. Businesses are not in business to earn profits. What we desire is to work at something that provides contentment and happiness. If you spend your time moving in the direction of your own personal joy, money will come. It just will.

If you eat and exercise in a manner that improves your health and doesn’t harm, your body will gradually transform for the better. This requires you to make and create changes to your current eating and exercise processes. As you begin, consider these two points:

1. DO NO HARM
2. THINK RATIONALLY

When it comes to making improvements to your health, do not engage in exercises practices that will probably injure you. You want to build yourself up, not beat yourself up. Strength training is the single most productive form of exercise you can engage in.

No other form of exercise provides so many benefits in one felled swoop. You get everything you’ll need – strength, endurance, cardio, flexibility, balance, blood markers, etc. How much do you need? Two weekly sessions that last literally 15 minutes each. What’s that you said the other day about not having enough time to exercise?

When it comes to diet, eat in a manner that offers the most nutrition per bite of food, namely an ancestral diet. Meat, fish, seasonal vegetables and fruits.

Today’s action: Get in your kitchen and toss out everything you know you shouldn’t eat. Donate it all to a church or if it’s really crappy “food” (cheese doodles, etc.) just toss it out. It’s wrong to harm the indigent.

And I know what you’re thinking. What specifically should you eat? Well, My FREE gift to you for the New Year is a menu of what you can and should eat. If it’s on my list, you can eat it. If not, don’t. Email me at FHahn@slowburnpersonaltraining.com and I’ll send it to you. (I will NEVER misuse your email address.)

CAVEAT: If you have allergies, health problems that require medical intervention or if you are on medications, you may not be able to eat what is on the list. That is something to discuss with your doctor – hopefully a doctor that is up on his nutritional reading like Dr. Andreas Eendfeldt or Dr. Michael Eades or a doctor from this list.

Like I said, I’m here to help. Email me. Come train with me. But whatever you choose to do, DO.

Go get ’em!!

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