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Archive for January, 2007

5 Jan

The Most Expensive Weight-Loss Claim Ever?

It’s gonna cost these weight-loss hucksters upwards of $25 million for lying. Thanks to Healthbolt.net for the heads up. Here’s the original story, too.

5 Jan

What’s This?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: You’re still here? Hey, cut out early and go get some sun! Stretch those legs, Apples. We advocate slacking off once in a while – it’s good for beating stress, which makes you more productive and healthy, anyway. But first, the Friday wrap-up… 1) It’s a Good Thing It’s not 1776… […]

5 Jan

Outtakes

Between bird flu, Rhode Island school closures, conjoined children, the new WHO director, an ethical debate about a disabled daughter, and the ruckus over human-animal DNA splicing, it’s been quite a controversial and bizarre week in the world of science and health. Frankly, I’ll leave these stories to Google and all the pundits chomping at […]

5 Jan

Smart Fuel

Smart Fuel, just in time for the weekend! End the work week on a healthy note with some piping hot green tea. Green tea (and in fact, all tea) is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols. These little nutritional buddies are great for your cardiovascular system and love your liver. The polyphenols in green tea – […]

4 Jan

Carb-Free News

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites What’s up, Apples? All kinds of great health news for you today. Here’s the latest you’ll want to click: 1) Fine…But It’s Still a Frankenfat So, we don’t really have a comment on this. What goes on with this line of reasoning? Who thinks this stuff up? “Take bad fake fat. […]

4 Jan

The Sisson Spoof

It was cool to learn that they love the MDA over at USA Today. There’s probably not so much love for us at McDonald’s right now. Can’t please everyone!

4 Jan

Clickativity

101 Great Anti-Aging Tips

4 Jan

Parkinson’s Politics = Pressure Cooker

Here is a razor-sharp example of excellent, detailed, honest medical research reporting. Unfortunately, with words like ergot and agonist, it’s also as relentlessly boring as a Del Monte fruit cup without the little pink “cherries”. No wonder people are confused about the latest medical findings! Where are the resources to interpret this jargon? Oh yeah, […]

3 Jan

Wednesday Wrap

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Wash Those Hands, Honey! Bird flu and mad cow may be glamorously scary, but what should be making more headlines is the newest, ugliest superbug crawling around gyms, daycares and door handles. Fortunately, it’s easy to stop if you wash your hands after hanging around public places. Clickativity. 2) What’s […]

3 Jan

Stop Plumbing the Depths of My Heart

Here’s an excellent interview with Dr. South Beach Diet about the need to prevent heart problems instead of digging around in people’s arteries like they’re rusty pipes. The invasive world of stents and scrapes is expensive, dangerous, and just unnecessary. You can prevent heart problems with some easy lifestyle choices: – Eat vegetables at every […]

3 Jan

Healthy Eating 101

Regardless of whether you are taking a comprehensive multi-vitamin that provides you with full spectrum nutrient support; it is always important to eat a well-rounded diet as you can’t expect vitamins to completely make up for poor eating habits. So which foods should you incorporate into your eating plan? A good place to start is […]

3 Jan

Scientists Perplexed: Issue ‘Impossible Calorie Award’

We had to bring in an auxiliary team of researchers just to help us out with this one. (They were not from Denmark.) Chili’s restaurant offers so many impossibly caloric meals, two scientists resigned in protest and a third left only a note with the words “I fold” written shakily in the lower left corner. […]

3 Jan

What’s Your Favorite?

Hey, Apples! Our mission here at the MDA is to create a hand-built health resource that is tailored to your health interests and goals. The Worker Bees and I peruse hundreds of health stories and studies daily to bring you the latest, most interesting, and most helpful. Here’s how you can help us help you: […]

3 Jan

The Buckler Brief

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT: Arabinogalactans NUTRIENT: Arabinogalactans WHAT IT IS: Arabinogalactans are found in many foods and plant fibers, including garlic, leeks, carrots, radishes, pears, tomatoes, wheat, red wine, coconut, curcumin (found in curry seasoning), echinacea, and some tree barks. The best source for arabinogalactans is the larch tree. Of course, the […]

2 Jan

Vitamins Good for Kids, Too

Here’s a great little study on the important role supplementing plays in child development. Clickativity!

2 Jan

Is There One for Better Hair, Too?

It’s been quite a day for the beverage industry here at the MDA. Is an Annoying Drink Award in the works? Who can say? The latest scam trend is Borba, the alleged wrinkle-preventing, skin-clarifying, change-your-life drink. Aside from the fact that I’m not about to drink something that’s actually pastel in color, the science is […]

2 Jan

Tuesday’s Thought Fuss

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Calm Cows It’s all over the news: Scientists have invented a cow that may be immune to mad cow disease. Yes, that’s right – a whole cow. Not a drug, or a food, or a shot, but an actual breed of cow that is immune to getting a disease caused […]

2 Jan

Negative Calorie Soft Drink

The crafty folks at Coke have invented yet another canned liquid. We’re a little disappointed that it doesn’t come in lime, vanilla, cherry, cherry vanilla, cherry lime vanilla, or even blue. Oh, well. The soft drink, Enviga, does play into the new craze for “healthy” soda alternatives full of energizing ingredients and enough caffeine to […]

2 Jan

No More Hydrogenated Lattes

Starbucks is getting rid of trans fat six months before anyone is supposed to. That’s a good thing, considering their apple fritter alone contains enough trans fat to put a cow down. Good job, ubiquitous coffee house! Here’s hoping more food and bev providers follow suit. Technorati Tags: coffee, trans fat, Starbucks

2 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Pita Chips

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 pita chips. But Fuming Fuji, you ask, aren’t pita chips healthy? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: The Fuming Fuji was blinded […]

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