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Archive for November, 2006

30 Nov

The Sisson Spoof

Jests With a Twist of Apple Technorati Tags: whole grain cereal, Lucky Charms, General Mills, breakfast

29 Nov

The Buckler Brief

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT: Vanadium WHAT IT DOES: Vanadium, a trace mineral, was only recently discovered to be essential to human growth. Vanadium plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, and well as cholesterol and lipids. Vanadium is often useful for diabetics wishing to help regulate their blood sugar. Vanadium is […]

29 Nov

An MP3-Player for the GYM-Goer

In light of the holiday season this week’s Aaron’s Additions brings you a cool health gadget that could be the perfect gift for the health-conscious loved one in your life. Sony’s new MP3 player, created with workout-wonders in mind, packs tons of features into a distinct shape. Sony geared their new S2 Sports Walkman MP3 […]

28 Nov

Sunscreen, Take 2

Update! Junior Apple Anna asks: “I saw your post about U.S. sunblock not preventing the bad kind of rays (UVA) but I have heard about L’Oreal coming out with something similar to what is available in Europe. Is this true?” Anna, yes. The FDA did recently approve OTC use of Anthelios SX (produced by L’Oreal). […]

28 Nov

Semantic Salmon

Remember the bread-is-to-crumb logic section on the SAT’s? Or how about the interminable hours spent in Mr. Johnson’s English Lit class deconstructing the deeper meaning of that tree in that poem by that guy? The latest and greatest fish debate is worse. Environmentalists, food lobbyists, and fishermen and women everywhere are in a big huff […]

28 Nov

A Reader Rants

Junior Apple Sarah writes: “I just saw something on the news for an e. coli antidote and how it will revolutionize not only the food industry but also healthcare. What ever happened to just making sure that the food and facilities are clean? It’s my understanding that e. coli comes from fecal matter. Is it […]

28 Nov

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Chocolate Milk!

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with chocolate milk. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t chocolate milk sometimes the only way to get calcium in a kid? The Fuming Fuji […]

28 Nov

Your Weekly Health Challenge

Only water today, folks. No soda, soft drinks, spritzers, vino, pop, energy drinks or triple-shot sugarfests. Water really is the best liquid you can give your body – although, having said that, I don’t buy the 8-glasses-a-day line. Drink when you’re thirsty. If you’ve already had your coffee, well, nobody’s perfect. Now, can anyone do […]

27 Nov

Sunscreen Causes Osteoporosis, Part 2

Made you think twice, didn’t it? Many of us glom on the sunscreen in the hope of warding off the slightest wrinkle or, worse, skin cancer. And many of us diligently gulp down glass after glass of milk, convinced calcium will save our bones from the high rates of osteoporosis Westerners suffer from. Enter critical […]

27 Nov

Sunscreen May Not Be Your Friend

Let me be the first to say: I am pro-sunlight. I’m not talking about weather patterns, either. I’m talking about exposing yourself to some rays. I spend a fair amount of time outside soaking up the sun’s energy (of course, being careful not to burn). Although evidently most dermatologists believe we would be better off […]

24 Nov

The Sisson Spoof

Technorati Tags: FDA, food pyramid, recommended food groups, daily values, nutrition recommendations

24 Nov

Smart Fuel After Turkey Day

SMART FUEL Today’s Smart Fuel isn’t any particular item. Instead, let’s address the real topic at hand: the mountain of Thanksgiving leftovers lurking in the fridge. Perhaps you really indulged yesterday and felt more like a stuffed turkey yourself than a human about to eat one. Or, perhaps you were the model of restraint. No […]

22 Nov

The Buckler Brief

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT: Grapeseed Extract WHAT IT IS: Grapeseed extract is derived from grape seeds. Usually, red grapes make the best source. However, it’s a little more complicated than that. Like green tea, bark and some fruits, grapeseed extract contains particular antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. But some grapeseed extracts vary in […]

22 Nov

Quote Me, KFC

“KFC is dropping the KFC logo and going back to the name Kentucky Fried Chicken – with a new, updated picture of the Colonel. The new Colonel will be more realistic looking. This time he’s 350 lbs. with huge scars from his triple bypass.” – Jay Leno Technorati Tags: funny Jay Leno quotes, KFC, the […]

22 Nov

Social Networking Out

Last week we brought you a great new way to track your dieting progress with The Daily Plate. But The Daily Plate isn’t the only ‘Web 2.0’ application in the online universe that is designed to help you cut the fat. Introducing Traineo. The philosophy behind Traineo is that having a coach, friend, or spouse […]

21 Nov

Why Melatonin Is a Dangerous Supplement

Melatonin is a popular supplement for the sleep-deprived, namely because it carries rather innocent associations. Melatonin is “natural” and “safe” and “herbal”, right? Wrong. I’ve been arguing with the melatonin prophets for years because I believe the image melatonin has, and what melatonin really is, are vastly different. Like so many things that we trust […]

21 Nov

How Do You Say ‘No Shame’ in Spanglish?

I have to hand it to Taco Bell for being both devastatingly brilliant and unforgivably evil. In a new campaign called the Fourth Meal, they’re pumping the fourth meal (yes…“the meal between dinner and breakfast”) with a dazzling disregard for health, ethics, decency and taste. Normally, I tend to admire rebels and rule-breakers. I don’t […]

21 Nov

Scientists Perplexed: Issue ‘Impossible Calorie’ Award

Researchers at Orchard University are burning the midnight oil as they attempt to determine how a single slice of the Cheesecake Factory’s carrot cake contains more calories than any of the combo “pick a number” meals at McDonald’s. A professor leading the study quietly admitted to our reporters that we are probably closer to an […]

21 Nov

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Popcorn Shrimp!

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with popcorn shrimp. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t popcorn shrimp rich in protein? I thought seafood was healthy! Aren’t we supposed to eat […]

20 Nov

Humble Goals

One more thing on fried Coke bonbons, from the creator’s mouth (who I am sure is a perfectly nice guy), one Mr. Gonzales: “The best I can hope for is that it’s the original and hopefully the best fried Coke out there.” Technorati Tags: fried Coke, fried food, weird foods

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