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Archive for November, 2006

20 Nov

What – Lardsicles Didn’t Have Enough Carbs?

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, along comes fried Coke. Earlier this year I saw a major Southern California “quick service” food chain promoting their deep-fried fries. That’s right – fries that are breaded and … fried. I barely had time to recover from that one before fried soda burst onto the scene […]

20 Nov

Your Weekly Health Challenge

If you haven’t already done so, make the switch to organic animal products (dairy, eggs, and meat). It’s a little more expensive, but well worth the cost if you can spare it. I see people insisting on organic produce, which is great, too. But if cost is a concern, organic animal products are the better […]

17 Nov

Clickativity

For all the weekend warriors (you know who you are), here are the top 10 first aid myths from Ririan to be aware of. It’s amazing how some myths persist in spite of all evidence to the contrary. And remember, pals: don’t overdo it on the weekends. Health is a 24/7 job! Think frequency, not […]

17 Nov

Tuno? My Money’s on Mocky-Mahi Next

Why eat tuna when you could eat…Tuno? That’s what Peta is hoping you’ll want to do. They offer 10 reasons to eschew eating all our dear fish friends, from tuna to salmon (here’s the clickativity). In actuality, they offer two reasons, five different ways (human health, fish feel pain). I get a little peeved by […]

17 Nov

This Is a Cringe-Free Headline about Nuts

SMART FUEL Just like our beloved eggs (oh, what a nutritional ball of goodness), nuts are victimized by painful puns: Get Nutty! We’re Nuts about Nuts! You’re Nuts if You Don’t Eat Them! We don’t do that here. Nuts are a Smart Fuel deserving of some smart words. Here’s why we think nuts are great […]

16 Nov

Lobbyists

Technorati Tags: lobbyists, spoof, fast food, french fries

15 Nov

Mark Sisson Is Not Afraid of Fat, Part 2

The Harvard School of Public Health has announced the results of a painstaking 20-year study: fat does not make you fat, or sick, or anything else we’ve been taught about fat. In fact, a high-fat, high-protein diet does not contribute to heart disease. This is a mammoth issue in health right now, but the debate […]

15 Nov

Skinny-Fat

Ladies, I’m concerned about the skinny-fat among us. You know what I’m talking about. Skinny-fat women might look nice in a v-neck, but they’d sooner crawl into a hole than expose an upper arm or leg. This is what happens when you become “skinny fat” instead of genuinely lean and fit (where the muscle and […]

15 Nov

My Beef with Beef

I can’t tell you how furious I am about what I feel is the meat industry’s blatant disregard for human health. While I’m no vegetarian, I saw this study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, and let’s just say, I’m not buying the “Happy Cows” line. The researchers looked at 90,000 women. That’s a huge […]

15 Nov

What’s on Your Plate?

Tracking your macronutrient intake is a surefire way to lose weight. Unfortunately, the process of tabulating fat/protein/carb grams for everything you consume has, in the past, been so time-consuming and frustrating hardly anyone has the patience or time to be so diligent. Lucky for us, the folks at The Daily Plate agree – which is […]

15 Nov

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Donuts

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 donuts. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t a donut now and then an OK treat – it’s better than a candy bar, right? […]

15 Nov

The Buckler Brief

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT: Bilberry Extract WHAT IT IS: Did you know? The bilberry is just the European relative of the blueberry. Bilberries are now grown in the United States. Scientists happened upon the bilberry’s health properties accidentally, when American fighter pilots found their vision improved after eating bilberries in Europe during […]

13 Nov

Scientists Perplexed: Issue ‘Impossible Calorie’ Award

Far be it from us to know how this is possible. Even scientists are scratching their heads like lice on mice. This time, it’s good old BK bringing you an impossibly-high-calorie meal. It would be funny, except it’s real. Tell them to knock it off! They’ll listen. This is the “meatnormous” morning catastrophe BK is […]

13 Nov

Weekly Health Challenge

Let’s get some core strength going on. Nothing makes your back feel stronger than a hard midsection. Stomach exercises boost confidence and improve posture. I like to remind people that taking care of your stomach does more than strengthen muscle tissue, too – a little abdominal work also stimulates the critical organs behind those muscles. […]

13 Nov

3 Superfoods to Eat Right Now

SMART FUEL You’re still here? Go eat these foods! Okay, we cringe a little bit at the word “superfood”. No food wears a cape. Still, there are foods that pack major nutritional punch. A few of our top picks: 1. Berries, because… – Blueberries are best, but blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, strawberries and bilberries are all […]

9 Nov

And It Don’t Stop…

Until we make it stop. If you’re interested in learning more about just how cozy-cousin Congress and drug lords lobbyists are, check out this article. While not hot off the presses, it’s completely relevant and still accurate. 2006 numbers aren’t in just yet. Technorati Tags: drug lobbies, Congress, pharmaceutical industry

9 Nov

Bite Me, Big Pharma

Lying, Twisting and Manipulating: The Statistics Game Drug Companies Play Faced with high insurance rates, long hours, endless paperwork, and high-pressure demands, doctors don’t have an easy time of it. If you’re blessed enough to have a thoughtful, proactive, cautious M.D., let them know, by all means. Doctors are inundated with free drug samples, bonuses […]

6 Nov

Stretching, Defined

The Quote of the Day, from Pizza Hut‘s website: “Pizza can be a part of a well-balanced meal. Ingredients in our pizzas include protein, complex carbohydrates, Vitamin A and calcium. And, depending on the toppings you choose, our pizzas have items from all of the four major food groups – meat, dairy products, fruits and […]

6 Nov

Sisson Says: Don’t “Loaf” Around

CARB CONCERNS Apples are asking what I think about bread. The short answer: not very much. But this is an ongoing issue worthy of some debate, so let’s get it started: In general, the best source of carbohydrates is a vegetable, not a grain (unless you are an athlete, in which case, you’re probably just […]

6 Nov

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Yogurt!

The Fuming Fuji is outraged by 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 yogurt. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t yogurt healthy in its wonderful bland creaminess? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Yogurt is […]

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