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Archive for May, 2007

31 May

Aspirin, Fish, & Debunking Debunkers

WORKER BEES’ DAILY BITES Aspirin and fish are two health topics that get plenty of coverage. Just when you read the latest studies that command you to shun all things pill and pisces, another round tells you to take the opposite tack. We’re dishing all the latest research. And for simultaneous comic relief and health […]

31 May

Making a Difference

As our friend, the Fuming Fuji, is always quick to point out, marketing garbage to children is a dirty business – which is why we are happy to introduce you to Amy Jussel. As the founder and executive director of Shaping Youth, Amy is doing her part to clean up the filth. Her organization, via […]

31 May

How Long Do I Have to Exercise Before I See Changes?

Short answer: probably a lot longer than you want. Long answer: I tend to cover a lot of nutrition, food marketing and diet issues, but fitness is also a crucial factor in overall health, so I’m eager to discuss exercise issues in greater detail. Truth is I spend a fair amount of time coaching, speaking […]

30 May

You Best Be Clickin’!

WORKER BEES’ DAILY BITES Soft Drinks Disrupt Your DNA Yikes! Even diet soda is unhealthy for you. What’s It Like to Go Global? The complex and interesting web of global food production. Is Cancer a Virus? Is cancer a virus, a fungus, an autoimmune disorder, a collection of symptoms? Oncology just got a lot more […]

30 May

If Only Blogging Burnt More Calories

Hi everyone! As you know I’m always scanning the web for the latest healthy developments in Web 2.0. Though I’ve retired Aaron’s Additions in favor of Aaron’s Awards (because who doesn’t love a good laugh now and then?), I can’t help but be impressed by the insane popularity of fatblogging. I want to highlight fatblogging […]

30 May

Introducing a New Column: Primal Health

WHY OUR MODERN WAY OF LIFE DOES NOT SUPPORT HUMAN HEALTH What is Primal Health? In brief, “primal health” is my pet name for my point of view regarding all aspects of health, fitness, nutrition, and aging. Primal health describes my personal scientific bent and informs my diet and fitness regimens – indeed, my whole […]

29 May

Scheduled Maintenance

Greetings all! Mark’s Daily Apple is down for scheduled maintenance. We’ll be back tomorrow with the exciting unveiling of a brand spankin’ new weekly column from Mark for all you low-carbers, along with the Fuming Fuji and even more great news and views. In the meantime, be sure to enjoy all the features in the […]

25 May

Healthy Tastes Great!

Tea Poached Salmon with Fruit Salsa Here is a simple and unique way to cook fish. Try it with your favorite green or herbal tea!

25 May

Tea Time

SMART FUEL Reader Donna suggested that we share information on the benefits of tea. Good idea, Donna! Tea is incredibly healthy and is an easy way to get a daily dose of beneficial antioxidants. While we’re at it, let’s discuss the types of tea, too. Tea Types There is only one tea species. White tea, […]

24 May

Los Linky Links

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites The best clicks from the world of health, Apples: Mirkin Is Back with More Health Myths You loyal readers know Mark (and your Bees) don’t buy into that whole “drink 8 glasses of water a day or else!” rule. While we’re big fans of drinking water, you don’t have to stress […]

24 May

3 More Fast Foods That Are (Sorta) Healthy

Because nobody’s perfect! 1. McDonald’s chef salad Only 150 calories (choose the vinegar dressing). Some franchises refer to it as the garden salad. 2. Wendy’s small chili Only 200 calories of protein, fiber and very little fat. 3. Taco Bell’s chicken soft taco Just 190 calories – leave out the sour cream for an even […]

24 May

True Confessions of a Cardiac Nurse (Guess Who’s Getting in the Way of Health?)

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Kendra James and I have been a cardiac critical care nurse for many years. I also write Diabetes Notes and A Hearty Life for b5media. I have so much to say about health care, nutrition and being heart-healthy. Mark asked me to share some of the thoughts […]

23 May

For the Love of Links

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites What do you get when you mix the daily heads-up on the best health news, a funny picture, and a bonus fitness post from Mark? Oh yeah, this post. Rejoice! For fried dough is near. Fabulosity We promise never to use that word again. But you’ll see why we did when […]

23 May

A Rare Interview with the Fuming Fuji

The Fuming Fuji is famous for his feisty tirades against “toxic food”, especially, in his (or its?) words, “when it is aimed at the small fry.” Until now the notoriously voluble but reclusive fruit has refused all interview requests. Now, for the first time, the Fuming Fuji speaks. Mark’s Daily Apple is pleased to bring […]

22 May

Marriage Is Healthiest for Men; 2 Duds for Glaxo

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites It’s a beautiful day…but not for GlaxoSmithKline. One Expensive Diabetes Rx GSK shareholders were dismayed at analysts’ early estimate of what the Avandia debacle will cost: upwards of five billion. That’s a lot of yachts. This is ReubenInStt’s Flickr Photo Newly-Divorced Men Have Highest Depression Rates We’re not sure about the […]

22 May

10 Sure Ways to Sabotage Your Weight Loss

The Tuesday 10 Want to derail a diet or perennially perch on the pound plateau? It’s easy – just be sure to do one or more of the following: 10. Drink Alcohol – lots of it! Ketosis, schmosis. Cutting out refined carbs and empty calories will definitely help you peel off those pounds, but it […]

22 May

My Escape from Vegan Island

Every once in a while, I am alternately stunned and amused by what I see being promoted in the name of good health. I had one of those “stunningly amusing” episodes when I took an eight-day vacation with my family to an all-vegetarian health and adventure retreat in Costa Rica several months ago. We had […]

21 May

Tropicana to Sell Fishy Juice

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites It’s a tasty catch. Eve Was Smart; Go Fish When pregnant women make it a point to consume apples and fish, their babies display a reduced risk of asthma and fungal infections. We’re thrilled about the apple news, naturally, but want to offer a word of caution on fish. Fish is […]

21 May

In Defense of Pranks

A Monday Moment Actually, two moments. First, Sara (a newly-minted Stumbleupon addict) “stumbled upon” this amusing prank-turned-art. Or, art-turned-prank. At any rate, in the grand tradition of such Monday Moments as Partying Is Healthy, this link got me mulling over my great and abiding love of mischief. Prankery is healthy (provided you don’t take it […]

21 May

Weekly Health Challenge: Stop Tastebud Death

This week, save your waistline and your palate: avoid the take-out and restaurant fare. If you typically go out to lunch, consider brown-bagging it. (Exception: if going out to lunch serves a healthy and important social function for you, just be sure to stick with sensible salads.) If you order pizza for dinner or rely […]

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