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Archive for January, 2007

17 Jan

Blogging for Health

On the surface this week’s Aaron’s Additions may not seem like traditional MDA fare. You might say, “Hey Aaron, we know you bring us the latest in cool health-related tools, gadgets and tech, but you’ve gone a bit too far with this entry. What the heck does it have to do with our health?” Well […]

17 Jan

Morning Hits

Who Needs Caffeine When You Can Check Out This Clickativity? (Okay, you might still want your coffee.) Hey, Pessimists: Don’t Worry, It’s Only Bad for Your Health Hate Flossing? Hate Cancer More “Healthy” Donuts? It’s Still a Donut The Motherland Continues to Annoy (but they do have an interesting point) Seriously? Also in the news […]

17 Jan

The Buckler Brief

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT: PANTOTHENIC ACID WHAT IT IS: Part of the B-complex of vitamins, Pantothenic Acid is a water-soluble vitamin. This particular B is unique because it forms two co-enzymes, making it a vital component of good supplementation. WHAT IT DOES: Pantothenic acid helps to oxidize fatty acids and sugars (part […]

16 Jan

The Tuesday 10

The Top 10 Tips for: Getting Fit Wanna get fit? If you’re just starting out, keep in mind it’s not going to happen overnight…but you can be lookin’ pretty good by next month with these tips. The reason most get-ripped regimens fail is because we simply expect way too much, way too soon. Big changes […]

16 Jan

Clickativity

Take that, quackery!

16 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Uncrustables

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 Uncrustables. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, what’s wrong with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich already made and ready to go? And no […]

15 Jan

Get Your Buzz On

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Why aren’t there teenage carrots? Oh yeah, because they’d be unwashed, spoiled rotten and absolutely refuse to participate in any recipe. 2) Um, gross. Thanks again, FDA. You guys continue to inspire. Who needs strict slaughterhouse standards when you can just spray your meat clean? 3) Skinny Fat It’s what […]

15 Jan

I Can’t Eat Anything!

Junior Apple Mike F. writes: “Mark, what can I eat? I hear dairy is bad, fat is bad, then fat is good, but some fat is bad, carbs are bad, but fiber is good. There is nothing left. I can’t even have milk in my tea now – not that I would be caught sipping […]

15 Jan

A Monday Moment

Let’s take a moment to honor Dr. King’s memory. The power of human intention and determination in the face of enormous adversity is inspiring. Take a moment now to remember: it’s never too late to take steps toward realizing your own dreams. Good Words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

15 Jan

Psst…

What do you all think of the to-pasteurize-or-not-to-pasteurize debate? We think getting rid of hormones is at least a good step in the right direction.

15 Jan

Big Moo, Up 1

This is great news. Who wants hormones in their food? Check out the clickativity!

15 Jan

Mark’s Weekly Health Challenge

This week, Apples, let’s cut out all refined grains of any kind. You’ll give your blood, pancreas, digestive tract, and waistline a very healthy break. There are lots of refined offenders, but here are the most common: white rice, white bread, so-called “multi-grain” bread, pre-made waffles and pancakes, dinner rolls, white pasta, crackers, cookies, cakes, […]

12 Jan

Lean, Take 2

By the way, the FDA is approving the use of the word “lean” on prepared foods at the suggestion of Nestle. I’m guessing this wonderful “suggestion” was made on a golf course somewhere – or maybe a private jet. FDA? Nope. MDA.

12 Jan

Catch the Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: No, not that kind of buzz. Sheesh! Between us, Sisson’s still pretty steamed about the whole health care crisis, so we sent him on a hike. We hope you’re about to go do something fun and active, too (it’s the weekend, for goodness’ sake!). But catch the latest buzz before you […]

12 Jan

This Is a Big Fat Blog Post

Apples, as you know, this is a pro-fat health site – pro-fat meaning we recommend eating beneficial fats, of course, not getting fat. There are a lot of issues to consider when it comes to fat – heart disease, inflammation, arthritis, obesity and prevention, to name a few – and I’m going to weigh in […]

12 Jan

Bilingualism: a Passport to Brain Health

People who speak more than one language significantly reduce the likelihood of dementia in old age. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t mastered the grammar or spelling of a second language, either (or a first language, for that matter). Simply speaking a second language keeps the brain’s frontal lobe in great shape well into old […]

12 Jan

Fat Food Is Smart Fuel

Smart Fuel, Just in Time for the Weekend… Want skin that Cindy Crawford would be jealous of? Eat fat. That’s right – fat! Many of us, especially women, tend to avoid fat because we’ve been told it’s bad for us. Mark will be posting later today on the fat debate (would you expect anything less […]

11 Jan

Got News?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: You’ll want to click out today’s most interesting news, Apples: 1) We Promise, This Is the Last Dairy Discussion …for a while, anyway. This is merely to highlight the general conclusion that can be had from all the various dairy-makes-you-skinny debates: dairy obviously does not make you skinny enough. If dairy […]

11 Jan

5 Is the New 10

5 Tips to Feel Great Today: 1 – Eat something green at every meal. And by green we mean a vegetable. Limeade and green apple Jolly Ranchers do not count. Veggies fight cancer, help you lose weight, boost your brain, and just generally mean business. 2 – Eat something red, like a tomato. Tomatoes contain […]

11 Jan

The Sisson Spoof

Coffins can be cute. They even come with cheese!

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