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Archive for July, 2007

31 Jul

The 10 Dumbest Drugs Ever Invented

When Big Pharma and the health care system get together to “treat” our health issues, it’s like a Dumb and Dumber convention. (It’s a treat, all right.) Allow us to present the ten stupidest drugs, ever. Well, at least the ten stupidest drugs, today.

31 Jul

Who Are the Real Welfare Queens?

55 Billion Goes to: School lunch & breakfast programs WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) Food subsidies Food stamps Nutrition education Other food and health programs 127 Billion Goes to: Corporate funding (direct & indirect) Grants to Fortune 500 companies Big Agra subsidies (including sugar) References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Further Reading: School Vending Machines […]

31 Jul

If This Happens to Fish, What Happens to Us?

95% of San Francisco area wastewater contains chemicals known to disrupt hormones. Marine scientists have already found male fish developing eggs in their reproductive organs. If this is happening to fish, what’s happening to humans? The chemicals are common ingredients in household cleaners, personal care products, and cosmetics. Researchers from the Environmental Working Group postulate […]

30 Jul

What Does a 410 Pound Weight Loss Really Look Like?

If this doesn’t inspire, I don’t know what will. This young man went from being beached on his sofa at a whale of a weigh-in (630 pounds!) to a healthy, fit 220. I’ll spare you the most shocking pictures of his series of skin removal surgeries (click here to see them all).

30 Jul

The Farting Sweating Wheezing Depressing Exhausting Disease-Inducing Life-Sucking So You Can Be Thin Again Medicine

FRIENDS LET FRIENDS GET FAT They say obesity is contagious now. (It’s all over the news.) Leading thinkers talk about idea viruses and memes in everything from marketing to sociology to DNA to evolution, so it was only a matter of time before the health industry chimed in. Obesity, we’re being told, is contagious, just […]

27 Jul

The Easiest Guide to Safe Household Cleaners You Can Make Yourself

Save a Buck, Save the Planet, Save Your Health Store shelves are bursting with chemical cleaners for everything from stains to sinks to unpleasant odors (vegetable curry, the horror!). These days, “unpleasant” seems to mean any odor, period. Heaven forbid anything actually smell real. Walk down some aisles and your eyes will actually well with […]

27 Jul

Updates! I Need Updates!

At your recommendation, we’ve added a few more excellent blogs to the blogroll. Be sure to check out the updated list. Thanks to all of you who have participated in the fruit bowl submissions. We have several highly-edible produce pictures from you so far. (They sure look a lot better than mine. I am clearly […]

27 Jul

Recommended

If you’ve heard me say it once you have heard me say it a dozen times – sugar and refined grains are detrimental to your health. Shocking? It shouldn’t be. The over-consumption of sweets and quickie carbs is not only the main culprit of the obesity epidemic that is destroying millions of Americans’ lives, but […]

26 Jul

The Fuming Fuji Will Not Tolerate Cluttered Food

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 cluttered food. But, Fuming Fuji, you have to admit this pizza is kind of cool. The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: […]

26 Jul

Healthy Tastes Great!

Ivory King Salmon with Chanterelle Mushrooms P.S. Any wild Alaskan salmon will work for this delicious dish! Technorati Tags: salmon, mushrooms

26 Jul

Smart…It’s in Season

In this week’s edition of Smart Fuel: the fruits of summer! July is ripe for the nutritional picking. This is the best month of the year for stone fruits, tender fresh fish, berries, sweet sugar snap peas and green beans, and floral chanterelle mushrooms. The foods currently in season provide a perfect blend of healthy […]

25 Jul

Red States Are Bad

This is truly startling. In only 20 short years, look at how America has changed. Technorati Tags: obesity, statistics, America, red states, politics, health care, epidemic, graphic

25 Jul

8 Essential Aging Hacks

We face eight key health challenges as we age. The steps you take to prevent and mitigate these challenges can make the difference between just hobbling through your golden years and actually thriving. There’s just no reason not to enjoy energy and vitality well into your seventies, eighties and beyond. Everyone’s into hacks: life hacks, […]

24 Jul

Why the Hugo Outrage? These Drinks Are Worse

You may have heard about McDonald’s new supersize drink that they refuse to admit is a supersize drink. Hugo (no relation to Lost) is the latest hypocritical atrocity from the Golden Arches. Guess it didn’t take them long to depart from the “we’re healthier now, honest” marketing of late. The Hugo contains over 400 calories […]

24 Jul

Top 10 Ultimate Fitness Gadgets

Here’s the roundup: Mark and the Bees’ favorite workout gear, as tested and approved. Let us know your favorite exercise essentials! Vibram 5 Fingers Less shoe, healthier foot. Very Primal! Garmin Forerunner 201 GPS Get lost anywhere and find your way home! PumpOne Workouts on the go! Adventure Plus MacGyver would approve of this multipurpose […]

23 Jul

Perspective and Priorities

- via Strange New Products When it comes to water, we really need more options. It’s not enough that we have potable, low-cost drinking water at our convenient disposal. We still can’t seem to appreciate it, let alone drink it. That’s why there’s PUR Flavor Options. With the press of a button, delicious, sugar-free raspberry, […]

23 Jul

Size Matters

Manufacturers are making larger car seats to accommodate heavy children. Restaurants have expanded seating sizes (and so have amusement parks). Even medical equipment has required super-sizing. In fact, expanding the sizes of chair, belts, booths, and other common widgets is one of the hottest areas of product development in business right now. At the current […]

23 Jul

Disease Inventing Contest!

Restless leg syndrome is “genetic”, researchers tell us. (Technically, the research simply proves that some folks are more susceptible to developing RLS. This is a common thread in genetic research; by no means does that mean the research isn’t inherently valuable. It just means we need to stop blaming our grandparents when we develop diseases […]

20 Jul

Most Popular Posts

Here are all the 2007 goodies distilled from over 500 posts here at Mark’s Daily Apple. These posts have gotten the most traffic, links, comments and feedback. And they’re our readers’ favorites. Enjoy. Is There Any Safe Meat? Are There Any Good Carbs? Why the Atkins Diet Works Top 10 Health Scams The Busy Person’s […]

20 Jul

Can You Guess How Many Schools Have Vending Machines?

See the rest of the alarming facts about childhood obesity in America. Technorati Tags: children, obesity, vending machines, soda, school

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