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Archive for March, 2007

30 Mar

Healthy Tastes Great!

Stir-Fried Chinese Greens with Ginger, Oyster and Soy Sauce (Nix the sugar and you’ll have one tasty & healthy bok choy stir-fry!)

30 Mar

You Don’t Have to Try to Like Celery Anymore

Celery doesn’t have a passionate fan base. There are no “core users” of which I am aware. In fact, I’m convinced that even the celery fans among us (myself included…sorta) probably wouldn’t eat it if it weren’t, well, just there all the time. Celery is great in soups and somehow also got the reputation of […]

29 Mar

Good Fat, We Love You

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: We also love our Apples! Here’s the roundup, kids. What’s the Big Omega? This study says Omega-3’s don’t help with depression or anxiety. This study says they do, and that they help inflammation, too. What gives? Without requiring you to get a chemistry degree, here’s the basic gist of why these […]

29 Mar

Saving Sisson

What’s this? I’ll tell you what this is: nothing short of a tremendous relief for the health-minded! With the new and improved 7up Plus, I’m well on my way to glowing good health and longevity. Wow, thanks, 7up! That 5% pesticide-laced apple juice concentrate, “plus” all that wonderful calcium, and natural chemicals (as opposed to […]

29 Mar

Healthy Tastes Great!

Grilled Shrimp with Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

29 Mar

A Case for Starvation?

That’s an admittedly provocative headline, but there’s a controversial and compelling idea behind this that I believe is really worth exploring. I’m going to highlight a few interesting points and encourage you to join in a discussion about metabolism, lifespan, and – yes – not consuming sufficient calories. 1. Calorie Restriction = Fewer Free Radicals? […]

28 Mar

Feel Better about Feeling Everything. Also, No More Beef.

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Click it out, Apples! More Beef, Less Sperm Well, the title says it all. Feeling Disgusted? Good. The capacity to feel disgust (among other strong reactions) is a healthy thing. It’s all the way nature designed it – unfortunately, there are still areas where we need to catch up, and our […]

28 Mar

A Word on Those Juicing Infomercials

A reader recently asked me if I recommend juicing as a way to increase your intake of vitamins and antioxidants. Here’s what I think: 1 – Juicing isn’t a good idea because you lose out on one of the principle benefits of fruit: the fiber. Fiber aids in digestion, of course, but it also helps […]

28 Mar

Top 10 Top 10 Health Lists

Everyone loves a useful, pithy top ten – you MDA frequent flyers know that Mark delivers a piping hot set every Tuesday. But with so many blogs, and so little time (darn work keeps gettin’ in the way), it’s hard to know which top tens are really…top. Never fear, Apples. I have spent the week […]

27 Mar

It Beats a Whole-Wheat Donut

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s the clickativity! Asthmatic The world’s top three asthma experts are presenting a shocking new finding: that asthma you’ve been treating may be a different health problem altogether. Stent Stunt And another potential case of seriously misguided therapies: stents versus … everything else. Turns out that natural therapies (weight loss, exercise, […]

27 Mar

You’re Only 2 Feet Away from Changing Your Health Forever

We fret. We’re fretters. We worry and obsess about which diets to try, what kind of exercise to do, and which weapon is most powerful in the all-consuming War on Free Radicals. Hey, it’s all important. But here’s a big secret about getting and staying healthy: the little things do count. That’s because health is […]

27 Mar

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Cupcakes

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a problem with cupcakes. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, isn’t a miniature dessert now and then better than eating fast food all the time? The Fuming […]

26 Mar

‘Repositioning’ Is a Nice Way to Say Manipulation

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s your daily dose of clickativity from the world of health, Apples! Puff Piece We’re all over Food Processing‘s report on Ye Ole Pizza Puff. Evidently, pizza puffers are desperate to find ways to reposition (translation: manipulate). So much so, they’re not relying on the old marketing standbys: lower fat, lower […]

26 Mar

…and a Pinch of Humor

Achieving great health is a lifelong journey. For me, great health means many things: having energy, being strong and fit, fostering healthy relationships, keeping my brain sharp, and eating nutritious, enjoyable food that helps me prevent major health problems. That’s my recipe, and given the fast-paced nature of life (and Mondays in particular) I think […]

26 Mar

You Don’t Need Fixing!

This week’s challenge is all about appreciation. With all that is going on in the world and at home, it’s easy to become worried and anxious from time to time. That’s not healthy, but it is part of life! This week, focus on appreciating what you do have. Even when life is difficult, there are […]

23 Mar

Before You Head Out…

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Have a blast this weekend, Apples! Enjoy the latest health news before you clock out. We’re out! They Put What in Orange Juice?!? The secret side of food production: don’t click unless you want the truth. Wise Bread does a terrific job covering this in-depth expose. Another little-known factoid: most (repeat, […]

23 Mar

How Low Can You Go?

Recently, the low-carb folks over at Go Lower asked Mark’s Daily Apple to review their low-carbohydrate snack bars. Though I’m not a proponent of processed foods, no matter how healthy – and I emphasize that – I do think there ought to be wiggle room in everyone’s diet. Personally, I enjoy a light beer now […]

23 Mar

Smart Fuel

This week’s Smart Fuel: Plants. That’s right: plants. It seems that marketers are on an eternal quest for the ultimate “superfood” with which to ply health-obsessed consumers. First there was margarine. Then bran. Then low-fat milk. Then soy. (None of which, by the way, have anything remotely “super” about them: trans fat, sugar, more sugar, […]

22 Mar

What’s Shakin’?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: We’ve got great news for you to check out today – and fried vegetarians, too. Yes. Now That’s Rare: FDA Gets Tough Well played, FDA, well played. As everyone and their goldfish knows by now, the FDA is no stranger to bribery and corruption. Various moves (a new chief, a new […]

22 Mar

Healthy Mac ‘n Cheese

If you must have mac ‘n cheese, this is a really smart, good-fat, whole-grain version courtesy of Kerflop that manages to taste really scrumptious without sending your pancreas into the stratosphere of panic. And, we dig any blogger who’s not afraid of fat and not afraid to say it! The picture is actually from Martha, […]

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