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Archive for July, 2007

20 Jul

America: We’re #1 All Right

Nothing has changed. Yet. What do you think is the single most important change that must occur? Technorati Tags: obesity, statistics, OECD, international comparison

20 Jul

More Buzz, Less Sting

And you love it. The most interesting news and tips this week from the world of health: 5 Best Diet Tips for Fighting Diabetes We like that this article mentions magnesium’s important role in addressing diabetes. Wait, that makes the list sound dryer than a Triscuit. It’s a handy article from the Diet Blog, so […]

19 Jul

Now That’s Just Inflammatory!

Inflammation is a very normal and healthy bodily response to stress, infection, or injury. Unfortunately, prolonged inflammation brought on by an unhealthy lifestyle is a destructive force that affects your musculoskeletal health, gastrointestinal health, cardiovascular health, vision, and hormone regulation. It’s important to control inflammation (there are medications, of course) but it’s even wiser to […]

19 Jul

In Which the Food Nerds Hijack the Blog

Would ya look at this place? Sisson leaves town for five seconds and it all goes to food. Aaron’s going to be posting your weekly dose of Smart Fuel later today. No word from His Omnipotence the Fuji yet, but if you’re really good, you might get lucky. For now, I’d like to share a […]

19 Jul

What’s In Your Bowl?

Morning, Apples! Here’s a picture of my fruit bowl. I get my produce from the local farmer’s market every weekend, and I like to mix it up each week. (The greens and blueberries are in the fridge, of course). As you can see, I’ve got baby peppers, limes, lemons, a mango and tomatoes this week. […]

18 Jul

The SUV Diet Vs. the 100-Mile Diet

Locavores. The 100-Mile Diet. The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Local is the new organic, and with good reason. Most food travels thousands of miles, at a tremendous cost to our precious resources, just to land on your plate. Eating locally is better for the environment. But it may also be better for your health (what? better than […]

18 Jul

Because Blessing Us With His Music Wasn’t Enough

And here you thought chicken fries were bizarre. Nugget, you’ve been outdone. Inquiring minds want to know: what’s next? Chicken spirals, perhaps? Chicken braids? Or how about a lovely tray of chicken cubes? Technorati Tags: food, finger food, fast food

18 Jul

Hitting the Links

Hey gang, I’m off to Dallas for a couple days on business, but you’re in great hands with the Bees. I’m confident you’ll all find plenty of trouble to get into while I’m away. Quick FYI: I’m working on a whale of a proposal for publication next week. I’d intended to make it a two-fer […]

17 Jul

MDA Blogroll Update (finally)

So much in love with blog changes… Glad you’re enjoying the new and improved comment structure. Thanks for the constructive feedback, all. In the spirit of healthy changes, here’s the updated MDA blogroll. If you think there’s a great blog I’m evidently clueless about, please give me a shout and I’ll check it out. General […]

17 Jul

Sugar Still Bad; Remembering a Little Thing Called Silence

News links worth noting today: Dietary Sugar and Macular Degeneration Starchy, sugary fare that rates high on the glycemic index increases your risk for macular degeneration (our leading cause of vision loss). Aside from reducing – or eliminating – your refined carbohydrate intake, focus on prevention as well. For example, antioxidants can help keep your […]

17 Jul

10 Workouts That Don’t Feel Like Workouts

10. Check out the local real estate. Walking through your neighborhood (or any neighborhood you admire) is a natural workout that is also an effective way to clear your head and reflect on the day. I get a 45-minute walk in while my son is at his music lesson. If you’re tired of walking around […]

16 Jul

The ‘New’ News on Avandia: Who Knew?

GlaxoSmithKline, that’s who. Another drug, another round of heretofore unknown side effects. Well…not exactly unknown. Are we really surprised? Avandia made a big splash recently because the popular type 2 diabetes drug was linked to an increased risk for serious heart problems. It gets better: the new news on Avandia shows that had doctors been […]

16 Jul

Ridiculous Health Claims: Mark’s Daily Apple Goes to the Grocery Store

A PICTORIAL, IN WHICH YOUR BEES CONSIDER THE VARIOUS OFFERINGS OF THE MIDDLE AISLES Was it a mischievous mood, or simply the carbs? Over the weekend your Bees decided to explore (cue drums) the middle aisles of the grocery store. Here’s what we found: We know that candy bars aren’t healthy (duh). How about a […]

16 Jul

Aaaaand We’re Back

Howdy, all! No doubt you noticed the blog was out of commission for a few days. Our programmers were hard at work restructuring our comment system. You’ll find the blog is much, much easier to participate in now. Here’s what’s going on: Previously, the blog was designed with an attached (“bridged”) vbulletin forum. All blog […]

12 Jul

The Watering Hole

I am going to do something a bit unorthodox for the PH column this week. I had planned to move on from the hormone-stress topic to another issue, but due to the responses from so many of you, it is clear this issue resonates with many, and therefore deserves some additional attention. There are so […]

12 Jul

Because You Can’t Take Yolks to Work

Smart snacking. Thanks, Program Witch!

12 Jul

The Yolk’s On You

Apologies for that headline. By now, most folks are aware that eggs are not unhealthy despite their high cholesterol content. (Though not everyone, because Eggbeaters is still in business!) Eggs contain quality protein, fat, and important vitamins and minerals. Most of the nutrition is found in the yolk of the egg, which is why we’re […]

11 Jul

The 7 Habits of Thin (Healthy) People

Bibliona Flickr Photo (CC) There are more diets than donuts, and the truth is that most of them will work in the short-term. But the reason few diets work long-term is because they are rarely sustainable for a number of reasons: boredom, severe restrictions, expense, impracticality, and so on. Most diets are vanity diets – […]

11 Jul

Clickativity: Deep Fried Pizza

Via fxcuisine.com An important part of any sensible weight-loss plan! On the agenda for today, Apples: Mark’s Primal Health column will hit the page tomorrow, because for today we’re bringing you some more can’t-miss weight loss tips. So easy, a pizza could do it.

11 Jul

Sweets: a Natural Pain-Killer?

Now here’s an interesting study, as reported at Science Blogs: The smell of sweet odors helped participants withstand discomfort. Apparently, smelling something sweet specifically increases pain tolerance. Scientists compared three groups, exposing each group to a different smell (sweet, pleasant but not sweet, and unpleasant – civet musk). What’s interesting is that a sweet odor […]

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