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Archive for June, 2007

29 Jun

Another Round of Stump Sisson Friday

All right, gang, you flooded my inbox this week. I can certainly think of worse problems to have, though. (People read the blog! A whole lot of people, as it turns out). I always answer as many emails as I can. If you don’t hear from me, it’s a good idea to talk about your […]

29 Jun

3 Quick Tips So You Don’t Blow Your Diet This Weekend

Here are three great diet tips from Claire, the blogger behind Burning the Scale (what a name, huh?). These are great reminders, so print them out if you need extra motivation, and go check out Claire’s blog, too. I really like tip 2. 1. Exercise! No healthy lifestyle is complete without it. Exercise will boost […]

28 Jun

Healthy Tastes Great!

Bok Choy Sum and Tomatoes Salad in Scallion/Ginger Dressing Smart Fuels Post Most Popular Posts Technorati Tags: bok choy, tomatoes, scallions, ginger, salad

28 Jun

Now You Can Drink Your Grains

What we really need more of is drinkable grains. As if most beverages weren’t already liquid grains, the food producers of America are uniting once again to help you in your quest for diabetes (or at least a respectable gut). Since everyone knows that grains are super healthy, you can expect the trend of grain-based […]

27 Jun

The Definitive Guide to Insulin, Blood Sugar & Type 2 Diabetes (and you’ll understand it)

BITE ME, ADA We all know by now that type 2 diabetes is an epidemic. We’re seeing words like crisis and runaway all over the news and in the journals. Heart disease rates have been cut in half since the staggering margarine days of the 1980s, but diabetes has swiftly risen to fill that gaping […]

27 Jun

Because We’d Miss the Puppies & Flowers & Fields

CC Source We’re all for the first amendment right to free speech, but in the interest of public health something really should be done about the misleading claims in those shiny, happy pharmaceutical commercials. To the drug makers that bombard us with them, and the U.S. Representatives that didn’t take a tougher stance goes the […]

27 Jun

This Comeback Kid Is Much Prettier than Travolta

And it fits in a vase! (Sorry, John.) Echinacea, or purple coneflower, was widely panned after a rock-solid controlled study proved its inefficacy in 2005. You can put away your Puffs: echinacea is the toast of the sniffle set again. In a meta-analysis of fourteen studies and a whole bunch of people (okay, 1,630 for […]

26 Jun

Ooh! I’ll Have the Stress, Please

We talk a lot about hot topics like Big Pharma and carbs. But today we’re going to share some of the best tips for both preventing and addressing stress. Stress is ultimately at the root of many, if not all, of our most pressing health issues, including aging. Of course this depends on your understanding […]

26 Jun

As American As…

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26 Jun

Captain Obvious Returns

This just out from Business Week: “Are Pharmas Addicted to Lifestyle Drugs?” Ya think? I know I rail against drug use. I have no problem with life-saving technologies that honor and extend the lives of human beings. And the good news is that the FDA is finally taking action (it only took half a dozen […]

25 Jun

It’s All About the Synergy, Baby

Here’s a compelling op-ed from a chemistry PhD about the problem with randomized clinical trials. RCTs are the gold standard for testing effectiveness and safety. The problem, however, is that a randomized clinical trial puts the substance in question in a bubble. Remove the substance from its context, this writer argues, and you aren’t going […]

25 Jun

Wine Prevents Cavities

A new study out today confirms the antibacterial power of both red and white wine. Apparently, researchers have proven that wine destroys the bacteria responsible for cavities and throat infections. Interestingly, it’s not the alcohol that kills the germs, but rather acids in the wine. Imagine the possibilities here: – Stop fighting the nightly battle […]

22 Jun

Get Your Fuming Fuji Mug (Explode-Proof)

Ah, the joys of merch. Sara your editor here. For the die-hard Fuji fans and apples everywhere who simply must accessorize with all things MDA, we present: The adorable Fuming Fuji mug! Fume along with El Fritter every morning as you catch the latest health and fitness news. Click the mug to check out all […]

21 Jun

Pucker Up

SMART FUEL Pineapple! Get this cool walllpaper at Planeta What it is: Neither a pine nor an apple, the pineapple is actually a fusion of many “fruitlets”. The pineapple is special for many reasons, but for the science nerds, this is one of the only bromeliad fruits humans eat. A bromeliad can be either an […]

21 Jun

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Kellogg’s!

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, El Fritter has decided to have a serious problem with Kellogg’s. But, Fuming Fuji, you’ve been very vocal of late about your feud with David MacKay, Kellogg’s CEO. This seems like a thinly […]

21 Jun

Healthy Tastes Great!

40 Second Omelet Smart Fuel Posts Most Popular Posts Technorati Tags: eggs, omelette, omelet, healthy breakfast

20 Jun

A Case Against Cardio (from a former mileage king)

We all know that we need to exercise to be healthy. Unfortunately, the popular wisdom of the past 40 years – that we would all be better off doing 45 minutes to an hour a day of intense aerobic activity – has created a generation of overtrained, underfit, immune-compromised exerholics. Hate to say it, but […]

20 Jun

It’s All About Me(me)!

53 and never been memed. I have finally been memed. New blogger confession: I didn’t even know what a meme was until Claire over at Burning the Scale tagged me. At the risk of mortifying my teenagers for all eternity, I’m meming, darn it. The way it works: In this particular meme, I tell you […]

20 Jun

When Was the Last Time Anybody Starved?

Sara here. I was just cruising through my morning RSS blog batch and one post in particular made me think about food (never a bad thing). A useful blog covering all manner of personal improvement topics, Ririan Project, had a very handy list of tips for revving up your energy, with the inclusion of “energy […]

19 Jun

It’s the Calories, not the Carbs!

Although I think the current food pyramid ought to emphasize vegetables over other sources of carbohydrates, you still need some carbohydrates in your daily diet. (Yes, you read that correctly.) I happen to believe a nutrient-loaded bowl of fresh broccoli is a more intelligent – not to mention tastier – dietary choice than a slice […]

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