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Archive for February, 2007

28 Feb

Clickativity

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Today’s news includes the return of a psuedo-scandal, proof that the FDA doesn’t care about women, and…donuts. No, Vitamins Will not Kill You It’s all over the news: vitamins will kill you! This is the same old scare that gets trucked out whenever there’s an FDA or Big Pharma scandal (it […]

28 Feb

A Big Fat Blog Post

Cut the fat with these bloggers as your guides. Though we can’t condone every health tip offered by these ever-slimming scribes, the will of these bloggers to lose weight is inspirational and noteworthy. Check out these blogs and then head down your own obesity-free path to well-being.   U-Turn: My Journey to Health Kevin Graves […]

28 Feb

Here Comes the Sun

As you may know by now, I am not afraid of the sunlight. Although most dermatologists suggest that we might be better off living in caves and covering ourselves head-to-toe whenever we venture out, my own evolutionary perspective leads me to believe we were designed to get sunlight almost every day and that our health […]

27 Feb

Le Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites All the news, none of the calories! Garlic: Like, So Not a Superfood An excellent study finds garlic probably doesn’t beat bad cholesterol as much as we thought. You know this is going to be 5 o’clock “news” fodder, but it’s really nothing to worry about. Garlic is still great for […]

27 Feb

10 Amazing, Bizarre, & Useful Health Facts

The Tuesday 10: This Tuesday’s 10 serves up a tempting buffet of unusual and useful health nibbles. Guaranteed to be at least as entertaining as a heat lamp and definitely more interesting than a pan of reconstituted potato flake crests rising from lakes of Yellow No. 5 “butter”. 10. Peter Pan may have to grow […]

27 Feb

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Waffles

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 Kellogg’s Eggo frozen waffles. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, Eggos come in over a dozen varieties, including “Nutri-Grain”. Isn’t a hot, toasty waffle […]

27 Feb

Healthy Tastes Great!

Stacked Tomato Salad with Tapenade and Basil Dressing

26 Feb

You Best Be Clickin’!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Mark’s Daily Apple is 100% sugar-free. Are you? Big Breakthroughs Beats biopsies! Down Syndrome discovery! Smooth Criminal You may recall last week’s little exploration of refreshing beverages overflowing with so many calories, even Bactrian camels would be concerned. Hey, a small, fiber-rich protein shake is one thing. But these sherbet-and-sugar-water pajama […]

26 Feb

A Monday Moment

Kill ‘Em With Kindness What is it with road rage? I get a big kick out of people who aggressively tailgate (the gals) and cut me off (the guys). Well, I get a kick out of it to the extent that I can while attempting to make it to the store in one piece. And […]

26 Feb

Mark’s Weekly Health Challenge

Here’s your challenge: Develop one really healthy habit this week. It doesn’t take long to form a habit, good or bad. Here are a few suggestions: floss, exercise, drink less alcohol, double your vegetables, eat a daily salad, lift weights, practice gratitude, be generous to someone. Report back, Apples! (Carlo Winkelmann photo) Psst…have you signed […]

23 Feb

Hug It Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites News to click before you sneak out of the office for the weekend. Risky Business Funny, we remember it was only a year ago that the government was emphatically denying any mad cow problems in the U.S. Then, the Alberta beef contamination scare hit. (And about a million conspiracy theories.) Next, […]

23 Feb

Smart Fuel

Olives Did you know that this decadent little guy is actually one of the healthiest foods you can eat? (Pál Csonka photo) Olives are high in fat, but fortunately for us, it’s the good kind. Olives are fairly high in calories for a fruit, but you can certainly do a lot worse for snack fare […]

23 Feb

Scientists Perplexed, Issue ‘Impossible Calorie’ Award

The Mark’s Daily Apple scientific panel welcomes you to the monthly Impossible Calorie Award. This month: The Shake Down We all know milkshakes are unhealthy, but fortunately, there are plenty of healthy alternatives, right? Wrong. Apples and seedlings, we present the findings: Starbucks No one thinks a Frappucino is healthy (we hope). But plenty of […]

22 Feb

Piping Hot Health

Worker Bees Daily Bites Better than apple pie. Litigious Nuts The peanut butter controversy continues with a major lawsuit against ConAgra. Say what you will about litigation getting excessive – we have to admit, we don’t feel sorry for ConAgra and other big food manufacturers. Clean up the mess, avoid the problems! Is that too […]

22 Feb

Healthy Tastes Great!

Fennel-Roasted Vegetables

22 Feb

More Cowbell

What is it with every restaurant cramming fifteen different flavors into their recipes these days? First we had egg rolls. Then we had avocado egg rolls. Now it’s Southwest with-a-hint-of-tang spinach egg rolls – and they come with avocado-ranch dipping sauce (what a relief). Snacks are no better (not as if they ever were). Joel […]

21 Feb

Fresh Picks

Worker Bees Daily Bites Sick of peanut butter already? No worries – there’s plenty of clickativity coming out of the health world today. MS and Hormones Scientists have discovered that a pregnancy hormone helps repair myelin, the fatty tissue that protects nervous system cells. This has important implications for MS, which strikes far more women […]

21 Feb

Bullseye

We know our readers come to Mark’s Daily Apple for quality health information they can trust and for articles that challenge the abundance of misinformation out there. Enter News Target.  Finding a trustworthy news source, especially when it comes to reliable health news reporting, can be daunting and frustrating. NewsTarget is independent and they aren’t […]

21 Feb

Feel Great Right Now

5 easy tips to feel healthier now: 1. Each morning, drink a tall glass of water with a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice. You’ll feel noticeably less “puffy” within two days. (Warning: if you also drink a morning jolt of java, the acidity may get to be too much, so eat a little breakfast […]

20 Feb

1 in 3

Keep in mind tonight: when the evening news talks about heart disease killing 1 in 3 women, that’s not 1 in 3 women who have heart disease. That’s 1 in 3 women – across the board.

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