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Archive for January, 2007

31 Jan

Blog Is the New Health

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Or should that be…health is the new blog? And have you noticed the constant “this is the new that” slogans everybody likes to come up with? (Just Google: sugar is the new trans fat, brown is the new black, adults are the new kids.) How about a new turn of phrase […]

31 Jan

Health for the Masses, by the Masses

“Let’s share our health experiences. Together we can help others. Together we can help ourselves.” This is the motto and philosophy of the new social-networking website OrganizedWisdom. OrganizedWisdom is user-generated advice, experience, insights, and knowledge compiled and sorted to help people track down answers to their health-related questions. Looking for a way to get rid […]

31 Jan

Yo, Apples!

What’s up, pals? Sara here, with a few quick updates. Social web: Have you added Mark’s Daily Apple to your RSS feeder? Do you have an RSS feeder? Are you looking at this and thinking…huh? Check out Aaron’s Helpful Hints at right to learn more. It’s easy, I promise. If you really dig a particular […]

30 Jan

Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the trans fat. 1) Angering dermatologists everywhere! Another holy grail of health is about to crumble. Here’s more evidence that a little sunshine is not only okay – it’s probably good for you (something any cat could tell you…if they could tell you). Want to prevent […]

30 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Cocoa Puffs Milk ‘n Cereal Bars

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 Cocoa Puffs Milk ‘n Cereal Bars. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t breakfast the most important meal of the day? The Fuming Fuji […]

30 Jan

Healthy Tastes Great!

Green Beans with Lemon and Pine Nuts

29 Jan

We Take the Sting Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news you want to click! 1) There’s something worse than a donut, actually. There’s a caffeinated donut. No cops were hurt in the making of this product. The rest of us should just stay away. 2) Cure for diabetes! That’s no joke. There is a very simple, free, enjoyable […]

29 Jan

What Would You Give Up to Be Thin?

I’m pretty shocked by what people are willing to trade to be thin. Limbs? Eyesight? Marriage? Lifespan? Children? I’m shocked, because avoiding obesity really doesn’t have to be so dramatic. Yes, the statistics are dramatic – two-thirds of Americans are lugging around way too much weight. The effects are dramatic – heart disease, diabetes, cancer, […]

29 Jan

A Monday Moment

Are you ruthlessly committed to enjoying yourself? At first glance, this can sound selfish and counter-intuitive – even shallow. But I believe that total commitment to enjoyment is the best way to love yourself and others. What does this mean? It’s not about possessing material goods, and certainly not about instant gratification (in fact, instant […]

29 Jan

The Weekly Health Challenge

Most of us eat out for at least one-third of our meals. It’s a necessary convenience these days. Unfortunately, that means a lot of extra calories and unhealthy choices. It’s no wonder Americans have gotten wider as restaurant dining has become the norm. This week, resolve to eat right when you dine out. That means […]

26 Jan

Catch This

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Quick bites before you start your weekend (go on, get out of here!). 1) Another Study from Denmark This study was well-done (for once). And the news is pretty cool: a little coffee in the late stages of pregnancy is probably safe. Worker Bee Sara begrudgingly gives “the motherland” some credit. […]

26 Jan

Vitamin Eeeeek?

The Difference Between Fact…and Factitious I’ve noticed that frightening myths about vitamin E persist in spite of vocal opposition from scientists and top experts. For those who want to know the facts behind the E “controversy”, here it is (just call it the E! True Supplement Story). For years, doctors have recommended vitamin E supplements […]

26 Jan

Alzheimer’s Prevention

Here’s a handy guide to reducing your Alzheimer’s risk. You’ll notice that prevention, plenty of vegetables, and a “smart” lifestyle are keys to staying sharp. One note: this above link would have benefited from including a little more information on vitamin E. I’ll be posting the truth behind the vitamin E scare shortly. Heads up!

26 Jan

Smart Apples Eat This

Here’s your smart fuel, just in time for the weekend! Wild Rice This chewy grain is not really a grain at all. It’s not even rice, technically speaking. It’s a grass shoot, more akin to bamboo. (Which, incidentally, is grass, not a tree. Imagine mowing that.) Wild rice is incredibly high in protein, low in […]

25 Jan

Get It While It’s Hot!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the preservatives. 1) Inflammation Causes Cancer This is huge news, so be sure to spread it! Scientists have long suggested a link between inflammation and cancer, but lacked conclusive evidence. Lo and behold… Inflammation is caused by many things. Among the most common culprits: injury, stress, […]

25 Jan

The Sisson Spoof

There’s nothing “golden” about this nutrition information. Are you still lovin’ it?

25 Jan

Healthy Tastes Great!

Tempeh Stir-Fry with Broccoli (nix the brown sugar and go light on the organic peanut butter to create this tasty vegetarian dish)

24 Jan

Bees Knees

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Regulation and health care dominate the news today. Today’s bites are more fun – and by the time they figure everything out, you’ll be healthy anyway. 1) You’ve got to be kidding! Here’s an example of inane spin from mainstream medical reporting. It’s also a handy lesson in debunking ridiculous studies. […]

24 Jan

10 Things to Know about Tofu

Soy. Tofu. Tempeh. Make that steaming rubbery gray squares of questionable origin. I get a lot of questions about this bland food product we call by various names. Do I eat tofu? Is it healthy? Is it manna from heaven? Or will it cause your voice to jump an octave and your hormones to rage […]

24 Jan

Searching for Health

Google isn’t the only search engine on the world-wide-web. If you are looking for specific health-related information or technical articles on vitamins and supplements it makes sense to use a search engine that is optimized to provide health-specific results. Here are two websites that do just that. Vitasearch.com provides scientific articles that cover the latest […]

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