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Archive for March, 2007

13 Mar

Meat, Milk, and Medicare

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: What a stew! Today’s ingredients: secrets you might not know about meat, the government crackdown on “criminal” raw milk farmers (aren’t there terrorists to find?), and the latest health care progress in Washington, D.C. Where’s the Beef? Swimming in saline, that’s where. A great article highlights ten secrets of meat you […]

13 Mar

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Nutripals

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 Nutripals. But Fuming Fuji, you say, Nutripals bars have twice the protein and fiber of other children’s snack bars like Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain […]

13 Mar

Jimmy Moore: Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb & Lovin’ It

Apples: I’m very pleased to bring you a can’t-miss interview with everyone’s favorite low-carb blogger, low-carb rock star Jimmy Moore of Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb. Jimmy’s wildly popular blog (and new low-carb links site) features everything you could ever want to know about the low-carb philosophy from the guy who lost over 200 pounds and […]

12 Mar

Chocolate & Omega 3’s Benefit Every Body

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: What a great Monday! There’s a lot of interesting clickativity today, with one thing in common: all the news is big! Click it out: One More Reason Chocolate Is Great Science Daily reports that a cocoa discovery may have greater implications for human health than penicillin. Yes, you read that correctly […]

12 Mar

Mark’s Weekly Health Challenge

Happy Monday Morning, Apples! Here’s Mark’s healthy suggestion for getting the most out of your week: Up your antioxidant intake this week the easy way: Switch from coffee and cocktails to tea. Get refreshed with iced tea, wake up with piping hot green tea, and simmer down with chamomile at night. While we’re not against […]

9 Mar

That’s a Wrap!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s today’s wrap-up from the world of health, Apples. Thanks for all your great support and feedback this week. Keep those suggestions and questions coming! Stay healthy and have a wonderful weekend! We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Hormones …in our milk. The latest Big Moo decision is sure to please, although […]

9 Mar

Mat Magic

Introducing a new feature at Mark’s Daily Apple: Sara Shops (it’s a tough task, but she’s up for the challenge.) I recently took to yoga and have had quite a bit of fun (make that hip pain) finding the ideal mat. I’ll spare you the pain and eyebrow-raising I endured by sharing my newfound knowledge […]

9 Mar

Dr. Lei: “I do?”

This week, I featured Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei’s b5media blog, A Hearty Life, in my weekly round-up of my perusings in the blogosphere. After checking out several of her posts, I proceeded to offer my opinion: Dr. Lei, while admittedly a very knowledgeable blogger with seriously impressive medical credentials, seems to be pretty traditional when it […]

8 Mar

Greatest Hits

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Atkins still dominates the health world today, Apples. Here’s an interesting assortment of other provocative dietary views and news, with some genetic research thrown in for good measure. Enjoy! It’s in the Enzymes Important Alzheimer‘s news. Happy Meals A fitness expert’s views on “nutritionism”. Reversing Diabetes? The controversial health ranger is […]

8 Mar

Healthy Tastes Great!

Tips for Cooking Grass-Fed Steak

8 Mar

Low-Carb Is Not a License to Live on Bacon

Yesterday I discussed the much-buzzed-about Stanford Atkins study…at length. As many of you know, I am very much in favor of a diet that is high in good fats, lean protein, and green vegetables – and very low in carbohydrates, particularly refined and grain carbohydrates. “Atkins” and “low-carb” are controversial, attention-getting words because they tend […]

8 Mar

The Sisson Spoof

Those Chemicals Sure Are Sparkly! Vegan Porn (just check out the site) led me to this news item in the New York Times. Faced with angry parents tired of the vending machine mafia, increasing attention to the dangers of sugar (like I always say, sugar is the new trans fat), and a national obesity epidemic, […]

7 Mar

Los Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Take two and see us in the morning. Basically Meaningless Index Science Daily reports that the BMI is a bad idea. We’ve been saying that for some time. And it’s not like we’re alone in this – a lot of health experts have been expressing frustration with reliance on the BMI. […]

7 Mar

Blogs with Heart

This week’s Aaron’s Additions brings you a roundup of the biggest, loudest, and by golly, shiniest heart health blogs on the web for your perusing pleasure. The assortment of perspectives out there is enough to send me running for my sneakers. Some are great, but I’ve also included a few that get my heart pounding […]

7 Mar

Why the Atkins Diet Works

No doubt you’ve seen the major news out today that the Atkins diet is significantly more effective for weight loss than higher-carb diets promoted by the likes of Dr. Dean Ornish and Barry Sears. As you’d expect, Ornish says the study is flawed. Sears says the study is bad science. That’s fine, boys. The Atkins […]

6 Mar

Yeah, But What Is It?

Lolla rossa and so much more.

6 Mar

When Life Hands You Lemons… Squeeze Them Over Your Lolla Rossa

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the trans fat! Except for #1 and #4, That Is Here are 9 – mostly – great ways to get a healthier heart. #1 is Big Moo baloney (for our readers just joining, Mark and the Bees frequently rant about Big Moo marketing deception). #4 is […]

6 Mar

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

The Tuesday 10 It can be frustrating to stick with a healthy diet when factors like cost and kids enter into the equation. Junior Apple Kathy Lee faces a challenge many moms are familiar with: how do you provide kid-friendly fare that is both nutritious and inexpensive? 10. Switch snacks to veggies A large part […]

6 Mar

The Buckler Brief

Happy Tuesday, Apples. I’m back with a new format for the Buckler Brief that I think you will enjoy. Each week, I’ll be bringing you a quick wrap-up of the latest clinical studies on the natural health benefits (and sometimes bogus claims) of things like supplements, antioxidants and foods. Get healthy: know your nutrients! This […]

6 Mar

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Juice

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 juice. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, juice is healthy for children! The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Fuji, you’ve gone too far […]

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