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Archive for April, 2007

30 Apr

The Good, the Bad and the Metallic

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: There’s a country where obesity is highly desirable. Mineral cosmetics may be worse for you than the regular cosmetics. And we’re all abuzz over the latest mold. (You’ll see…) Not Exactly Rubenesque Sugar Shock reports that in Mauritania, women are aggressively encouraged to be morbidly obese – to the point of […]

30 Apr

Do You Mean What You Say? Big Deal.

Merely Meaning It You don’t have to be a Star Wars nerd to remember Yoda’s words: “There is no try. There is only do.” Despite the green and the wrinkles, that little guy was on to something. The difference between trying and doing – between wishing and being – is possibly the most significant factor […]

30 Apr

The Weekly Health Challenge

This week’s healthy challenge: Eat lightly at all your evening meals this week. Going to bed without feeling like a bumbling beluga has many wonderful health benefits, both immediate and long-term. Before you tackle yet another shoe-size burrito (what is it with those titanic burritos?), think about the health benefits of keeping your evenings on […]

30 Apr

My Ever-Growing Blogroll

A friend alerted me that Technorati isn’t showing some of the links on my blogroll. Oops! Here’s the list (ever-growing). Sorry if anyone felt left out all this time! Health, Food, (no) Carbs, Friends and Fitness: HealthBolt UltraMetabolism Blog MedVibes GI News Body Hack Health Wonk Review Weight of the Evidence Body, Mind & Solar […]

27 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says…

Have a very healthy, fun weekend, Apples…or else!

27 Apr

Evolution of the Tagline

While it’s admittedly not health-related, I feel I must share with my readers the trials and tribulations of creating a blog tagline. It’s gotten to a point where it’s beginning to take a toll on my keyboard, so while no one’s health is being harmed in this painful process, I have to say, I really […]

27 Apr

Chocolate: Ruining a Good Thing

Like red wine and grass-fed steak, good-quality chocolate is one of those decadent treats that miraculously manages to be healthy (within reason, of course). Leave it to the food producers of America to mess up a good thing. I just happened upon a terrific food processing news blog run by one Dean Best. He reports […]

26 Apr

Avoiding Pesticides Is a Snap!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Want to know which veggies are cleanest and which are shellacked in pesticides? Read on… Helpful Food Shopping Guide Learn about the cleanest produce, the “dirty dozen”, and scoop up other healthy shopping tips. This easy guide is free and it downloads in a snap! Nothing Wasted Waisted in the Wasteland […]

26 Apr

How to Get Sick and Die

The Definitive Guide: Part 1 Get sick and die. You know you need to. The government, dietitians and health experts remind us constantly – you simply can’t get sick and die if you don’t take the appropriate steps! That means logging plenty of hours on the sofa, eating your fill of fast food, and engaging […]

25 Apr

It’s a Bad Day for Big Agra & Big Pharma

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Woo hoo! Bigs cry, Bees cheer. Stop Feeding Junk to the Kidlets For the love of Fuji, can we please stop slinging soda and chips and pizza at children? Vending machines and cafeterias are contributing to an obesity epidemic that is an embarrassing indictment of our public education system. Fortunately, some […]

25 Apr

Are Men the Weakest Link?

Why do women outlive men? There are plenty of theories about this. The pat answer from the Angry Guys Crowd is often, “Well, duh, we work harder and are more stressed out.” Aw, grow up. I’m certainly not the most politically correct of men, and I think the wave of feminism in the early 90s […]

25 Apr

Rotten Apple Award

This month’s Rotten Apple Award goes to The Apple Patch Diet, the next gimmicky weight-loss device in a long line of quack products. All you have to do is slap a patch on your body to start this “diet” and watch the fat melt away. I’m not sure how a patch of any sort counts […]

25 Apr

Of Migraines and Magnesium

The Buckler Brief Bringing you the latest in supplement analysis! Supplement: butterbur Use: natural migraine relief The verdict: worth a try I don’t normally recommend a lot of herbs, especially the trendier ones, unless they have some serious scientific backing. Butterbur passes my test. Depending on which recent study you check out, Butterbur (taken twice […]

24 Apr

Infofest! Handy Health Information

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: It’s an infofest! I Dream of Disaster Do you have “worry dreams”? Don’t worry about worrying, because it’s normal! What Are Americans Like? Here’s an interesting university guide to understanding Americans. It’s always fun to take a look at ourselves from another’s perspective. The part the university guide leaves out: This […]

24 Apr

10 Ways to Get an Extra Hour of Sleep

Just…ten…more….minutes. Sound familiar? Many of us are sleep-deprived, groaning through another morning with coffee and those annoyingly peppy news anchors just to get to a reasonable state of functionality. We skip breakfast, practically assault the snooze button, shave or apply makeup in the car (we’ve all seen it!) – just to get a few precious […]

24 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Little Einsteins Cereal

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Little Einsteins cereal from General Mills. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, kids need whole grain and calcium! The Fuming Fuji says no! The […]

23 Apr

Quick Clicks

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Before you call it a day, check out these links: It’s a Bad Day for the American Diet Michael Pollan (of the best-selling Omnivore’s Dilemma) explains why cheap food makes us fat. Getting on the Nerves A new link is discovered between bowel disease and nerves. Fast Food Isn’t Healthy?! A […]

23 Apr

‘Seasoning’ Your Meals

April means the warmth of spring is upon us (well, any day now…). And that means new fruits and vegetables to enjoy! If you like to eat seasonally, be sure to check out this handy clickativity that provides a monthly guide to what’s in season. Though we can’t speak for cockles. This is Anethelna’s Flickr […]

23 Apr

School of Athens

“Excess is oppressive.” – Aristotle Usually on a Sunday night, I like to relax with a movie or a lightweight nonfiction read, but the Nicomachean Ethics stared out at me from the bookshelf last night. (Guaranteed way to a great night’s sleep: just start reading your old philosophy textbooks from college.) The book fell open […]

23 Apr

Mi Blog Es Su Blog

This week’s challenge is a piece of cake, Apples. (Hmm. We’ve gotta get a better metaphor going than “cake”. What’s with the carb cliches? Cake, toast, bread. I can think of many things that are greater than sliced bread. But I digess.) I challenge you to tell me what you’d like to see more of […]

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