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Archive for January, 2007

10 Jan

This Guy Rocks

A future amazing (or is that grahamazing?) doctor, we think! OverMyMedBody!

10 Jan

Feelin’ the Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Hi, Apples! Here’s the daily roundup: 1) Now that’s just rude! Dr. Joe Mercola informs us that many of his fellow physicians ignore their patients’ obesity and sleep troubles, especially older patients. He provides a list of great resources to help with sleep, too. Check it out! Fun fact: wearing socks […]

10 Jan

Clickativity

Apples: Any of you who are interested in insider perspectives on our general health care crisis should check out Health Care Renewal, a fierce anti-corruption blog with several medical smarties who contribute regularly. Also features links to various other medical and scientific blogs worth serious salt that you might not catch on Technorati (and definitely […]

10 Jan

Shocking But True

Did you know almost a third of people who break their hip bones will die from complications? It’s astounding – and it’s just one more example of how the commonplace is also the unexpected. We panic about bird flu, when the usual flu is really the killer. Movies sensationalize bear and shark attacks when we’re […]

10 Jan

Some Reps on the Ol’ Thinking Machine

As we have noted, there is a new trend in the world of training. No, it doesn’t involve some new fangled fitness contraption or hip new exercise program. In fact it doesn’t involve much physical activity at all. Use your head and you just might figure out what we mean. Yes, that’s right! This craze […]

10 Jan

Rotten Apple Award

I’m not surprised by this expose. Just as the Dairy Industry (Big Moo) has managed to “find” weight loss results when funding clinical studies, food manufacturers in general – and beverage producers in particular – “discover” nutritional benefits of their products and promote those discoveries to the public. Unfortunately, the nutrition science world is even […]

10 Jan

Weekly Contest Winner

Congrats to Junior Apple, Tracy L., on winning last week’s contest! Apples were asked to share how they got through the holidays the healthy way. Tracy not only had the regular temptations of the holidays, but was on her honeymoon cruise! She told us how she actually managed to lose weight on her trip. Good […]

10 Jan

The Buckler Brief

NUTRIENT: Beta Glucans WHAT IT DOES: For immune system support, beta glucans, a polyssacharide (sugar molecule) offer much potential. Similar to other immune-stimulating nutrients like echinacea and goldenseal, beta glucans, which are derived from yeast, barley, and oats, appear to boost white blood cell count and macrophage activation. Macrophages are literally irritated into action by […]

9 Jan

Juicy Picks

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: A lot of good stuff is buzzing about in the health world today, Apples. Here’s the best of the batch: 1) But my crumpet won’t be the same! A new study finds that adding milk or cream to your tea diminishes the nutritional value. (The nutritional value of tea is off […]

9 Jan

Why?

With the global AIDS crisis, the hard lessons of events like Hurricane Katrina, and worldwide health threats like tuberculosis (yes, it’s coming back) and even the flu, now just might be the time for our government to step up to the plate and find a way to direct more dollars to public health – if […]

9 Jan

For Serious?

Sara here. There are days when the news is slow. There are days when the news is groundbreaking. And then there are days when the news is just so odd, you have to check it out. The daily health bites are coming shortly, but in the meantime, you’ll want to click this stuff out. The […]

9 Jan

Spice Things Up

Heat in the hopper is a cancer stopper. Clickativity!

9 Jan

The Tuesday 10

The Top 10 Tips for: fighting the free radicals that destroy the body 10. Take the world’s most potent antioxidant supplement. 9. Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke (and stop smoking!). 8. Don’t eat deep-fried anything. Fried is not your friend. 7. Drink alcohol in moderation. 6. Meditate, journal or pray for a few minutes every […]

9 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Gogurt

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 Gogurt. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t calcium on-the-go better than a popsicle? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Apparently, kids can’t […]

8 Jan

Le Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Howdy, pals! Here’s the latest from the world of health: 1) Uh-oh, it’s back… We have no comment, but if you’re interested in the stem-cell debate, here’s today’s best summary of the flare-up. Here’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s take. 2) This is what we call a no-brainer… In fact, wait…yes, it is […]

8 Jan

Fitness & More in Five

Yo, Apples! You can get fit by following the Rule of 5. – Craving something unhealthy? Drink a big glass of water and wait five minutes. – Don’t feel like working out? Just do it for five minutes (once you start, it’s easy to keep going). – Feel hungry all the time, even after you’ve […]

8 Jan

Vitaminute

I saw an interesting piece over at ABC News. It’s not interesting because of the topic (“which vitamins are helpful, which are harmful”) but because media sources continue to offer the same retread of outdated vitamin lore as if it were breaking scientific information. I find it interesting that no one seems to have caught […]

8 Jan

A Monday Moment

Maybe it’s only Monday morning traffic, but I’m noticing people become just a little more aggressive behind the shield of their cars. It’s as if driving in a car grants us sudden power and anonymity – and a license to be rude. Road rage concerns me, not only because of the safety issues, but because […]

8 Jan

Mark’s Weekly Health Challenge

Mark’s Weekly Health Challenge to you: Every day this week, either get yourself outside or to the gym. No excuses (sky falling? Okay). Working out every day, all the time, isn’t totally necessary, but it certainly is good for you – and you’ll feel amazing come the weekend. Commit to at least 30 minutes every […]

5 Jan

Exercise Motivation That Works

There’s a lot of advice about exercise floating around out there. Everyone knows they need to work out, yet most of us don’t (well, everyone except you, dear Apples – right?). The big problem is motivation. Let’s face it: we just don’t feel like it. – We know we need to. – Once we get […]

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