Marks Daily Apple
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Archive for March, 2007

22 Mar

For Longevity’s Sake

Here’s a question for you: what do we really mean when we talk about anti-aging? Anti-aging supplements, hormones and tools are some of the hottest things going right now. Everywhere you look, people are talking about “brain health”. Sudoku is enjoying a popularity only rivaled by high school prom queens. Botox is big, everyone dyes […]

21 Mar

Takin’ the Sting Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s the fresh mix, Apples! You sassy little things, you. Food Police: Dangerously Close to a Sherlock Award Since we’ve already so graciously awarded the CDC with our monthly MOTO, the food police have narrowly escaped with dignity intact – for this month. Fresh from the fryer: they’re warning us that […]

21 Mar

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Cheese and Crackers

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 serious problem with cheese and crackers. Oh, Fuming Fuji, you say, I can’t believe you would have a problem with this healthy, natural snack! Maybe […]

21 Mar

Reduce Stress, Like, Yesterday

We’ve all heard (and don’t forget experienced!) that major life changes like getting married, giving birth, moving or starting a new job can be unbearably stressful. But it isn’t always the big transitions that take the heftiest health toll. Day-to-day stress – the kind you ignore that accumulates over time – can create detrimental health […]

20 Mar

Healthy Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s the sugar-free wrap up! Run, Don’t Walk, to This Commentary A terrific and compelling post that neatly sums up the arrogance and bias that is problematic in scientific research. Be sure to read it. How Do Doctors Think? Well, it turns out…pretty much like the rest of us. They are […]

20 Mar

Mark’s Daily Apple Wins Bloggy Award!

How neat is that? Thanks, Bloggy Awards! They gave us so many positive comments, we’re all blushing over here! They also offered a helpful piece of constructive criticism: shorten up some of the posts (ahem). What do you think, Apples? And what would you like to see more of? You can check out the entire […]

20 Mar

10 Easy Steps to Good Health

The Tuesday 10 It’s easy to get lost in the details – organic or local? wild or farmed? fresh or frozen? – and to me it seems like the majority of health news out there is just obsessing over the minutiae. No wonder we give up and go back to our old habits. The little […]

19 Mar

Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Is it possible to combine compelling, handy health information with humor? Bees agree: it ain’t no thing! Get clickin’, Apples, and then scoot over to the forum to share your thoughts! Raising Insurance Rates Everywhere We know young male drivers get in more auto accidents than anyone. Apparently, it’s all the […]

19 Mar

And the Sherlock Award Goes to…

The CDC! Back in 1990, Uncle Sam launched the 5-a-day campaign. I won’t say it’s been a total failure – just a major one (here’s a good analysis). As reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Brightsurf informs us that only a handful of people eat more than a few servings of fruits and […]

19 Mar

Work Is Weird

A Monday Moment I just had a funny email exchange with friend and fellow Apple “D” (in case her boss is reading…sheesh). We were catching up on our weekend adventures, and she capped the conversation with “Well, I guess I better stop emailing and get to work. You mean I’m not just here for the […]

19 Mar

The Weekly Health Challenge

Soothe your stress: restrain any road-rage tendencies this week. Put yourself in the other person’s bucket seat. Find a better outlet for any pent-up frustration (it’s amazing how good it can feel to teach a big batch of vegetables a thing or two – chop them up and into the wok they go). If that’s […]

16 Mar

Web It Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Howdy, Apples! Here are some helpful news notes to click out before you head out! Have a great weekend. As always, thanks for the great feedback and wonderful tips (and constructive criticism) you’ve sent our way. As word about Mark’s Daily Apple spreads into the world of health, your thoughts, tips […]

16 Mar

Healthy Tastes Great!

Broccoli with Fennel and Red Bell Pepper

16 Mar

Sick of Cereal?

Smart Fuel If you’re sick of cereal, or simply want to follow a healthy diet that is low in sugar and refined grains, you’re in the right place. There are plenty of alternatives to, well, the alternative: eggs, eggs and more eggs. 1. Blueberries ‘n Cream Why pour processed, sugary low-fat milk over dry little […]

15 Mar

Abbott Labs, Chickenpox, & Couch Potatoes

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s your daily dose of the latest and greatest from the world of health! We skip the sensational stories (please, no more Anna Nicole DNA testing news! There is stuff going on in the world!). Today, we bring you the most compelling, useful…and, yes, bizarre health news. To wit: evidently, furniture […]

15 Mar

From Pharma, with Love

“The measures reflect a growing body of research about discrepancies between journal articles and the full results of the studies behind them. Journal editors are also responding to the escalating debate in Washington on ensuring drug side effects are properly disclosed. In the wake of the withdrawal of Merck & Co.’s painkiller Vioxx over cardiovascular […]

15 Mar

Healthy Tastes Great!

Raspberry Turkey Salad with Shirataki Noodles

14 Mar

You Best Be Clickin’!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: The Bees are proud to bring you all kinds of fascinating, humorous, important and compelling news bites today. Would you expect anything less? We hope not! Check out this clickativity: Eating for Two? Moms-to-be: think you need to gain 30 pounds for a healthy pregnancy? Think again. Conventional medical wisdom gets […]

14 Mar

Healthy Daylight Savings Tips

Times, they are a-changin’. This week’s Aaron’s Additions brings you news and tips about the spring time change. If you’re feeling a little bit behind this week (I know I am!), there’s a very good reason: the time change throws off everyone’s circadian rhythms, and work productivity and sleep habits can suffer temporarily. The extra […]

14 Mar

Part 2: Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb

This is part 2 of our interview with low-carb blog star Jimmy Moore of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb. Yesterday we discussed the benefits and health myths of a low-carb lifestyle. Jimmy Moore stops in… On the plate for today: cheating, pasta, and those darn vegetarians! Ok, the question everyone asks: Don’t you ever miss pasta? […]

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