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Archive for January, 2007

24 Jan

The Buckler Brief

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT: DMAE, or dimethylaminoethanol (die-meth-ell-amino-eth-an-ell) WHAT IT IS: DMAE is a precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. DMAE is found naturally in fish, and you’ll find it in high-quality multivitamins as well. WHAT IT DOES: Scientists believe that DMAE becomes methylated to choline inside the brain (this basically means it’s […]

23 Jan

Out and About

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Juicy picks! 1) Then what does a microwave do to food? You can sterilize your sponges by tossing them in the microwave for two minutes. Details here. Oh, make sure the sponge is wet. This handy trick kills all germs, spores, and is also useful for eliciting befuddled looks from your […]

23 Jan

The Tuesday 10

The Top 10 Ways to Beat Stress…this week! Thanks to all Apples who participated in last week’s how-to-beat-stress contest. Our winner, junior Apple Sandra W., had some excellent suggestions we’re adding to today’s 10 (and a free month’s supply of all-natural stress-busting Proloftin is on the way, Sandra!). Thanks to the rest of you for […]

23 Jan

Healthy Tastes Great!

Eggs, Spinach and Roma Tomatoes

23 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Enhanced Soft Drinks

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 enhanced soft drinks. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, if we’re going to have soda, isn’t it better to enhance it with vitamins and […]

23 Jan

Because Throwing Paper in the Wash Doesn’t Work

Howard Hughes would have loved this one. Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

22 Jan

Sting Operation

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: News for the men, news for the women, news for the kidlets… 1) First there was cellulite cream…now this? This week in quackery: was it the metrosexual trend that got men worrying about things like body wash and, now, testosterone cream? We’re not complaining about the body wash, but who needs […]

22 Jan

Spin

Here’s a handy little example of the need to keep some health fears in perspective.

22 Jan

Healthy Tastes Great!

Peach-Blackberry Smoothie

22 Jan

A Monday Moment

The Monday Moment is all about taking a minute to laugh, reflect, and step outside the work whirlwind that blows in every Monday morning. This week, I’d like to point out Time‘s special edition issue entitled, simply, The Brain. I really recommend checking it out. There are plenty of fascinating ideas explored, but here are […]

22 Jan

Mark’s Weekly Health Challenge

This week I’m going to challenge you to take care of your emotional and psychological well-being. We often overlook dealing with emotional or psychological stress because other things seem more important – work, the kids, the bills, the endless errands. But it’s absolutely okay to be a little “selfish” once in a while and nurture […]

20 Jan

Have a great weekend!

Stay healthy this weekend!

19 Jan

Fresh Mix

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Not just the latest news – the best! 1) Folic Acid Rocks A major study on folate is making a splash. Scientists say folic acid appears to help stave cognitive decline and may even be linked to reduced chances of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. What is certain is that folic acid […]

19 Jan

Healthy Tastes Great!

Chicken Stir-Fry with Eggplant and Basil

19 Jan

Smart Fuel

The Top 10 Smartest Foods…possibly even genius. 1. Broccoli Why: Fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, flavor. Broccoli is an internal scrub-brush – and it tastes better than oatmeal. 2. Dark greens Why: Again with the fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. Greens ought to be the basis of every diet. Low in calories, high in nutrition, and disease-preventing. 3. […]

18 Jan

All the News, None of the Calories

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: This is a low-fat blog post, Apples. Here’s the daily roundup: 1) Hypothetically, Of Course! Answers to the Top 10 Embarrassing Health Questions. Hey, we know, it’s for your friend. 2) Go On, Get Fresh! We’ve talked before about big cities like Chicago and New York hopping in the anti-trans-fat fryer. […]

18 Jan

File This Under Ponce de Leon

Occasionally an ad for a new product pops up in my email inbox that’s so ridiculous, I have to share it. Being involved in the health and fitness world for many years, I feel like I’ve seen it all – until the next scam comes along that is so blatantly dishonest, it’s almost funny. Almost […]

18 Jan

Healthy Tastes Great!

Halibut in Artichoke and Tomato Broth

17 Jan

Sting Like a Bee…

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: So much good stuff. And a lot of funny stuff, too. Here’s the fresh mix: 1) Cheer Up, It’s All Okay! Sometimes it’s tempting to throw your hands in the air and say “Hey, why bother? Everything’s unhealthy!” We hear you. Today, let’s put things in perspective a bit. For example, […]

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