The popular story of how low-carb diets work goes something like this: Reducing your carbohydrate...
Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...Tell Me More
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.
13 Simple, Timeless Kitchen Hacks (Banish Tears, Cuts, Burns, Smells & Stains!)
Top 10 Best & Worst Protein Sources (vegetarians take note)
A Case Against Cardio (from a former mileage king)
The Definitive Guide to Insulin, Blood Sugar & Type 2 Diabetes (and you’ll understand it)
See the rest of the alarming facts about childhood obesity in America.
[tags] children, obesity, vending machines, soda, school [/tags]
Nothing has changed. Yet. What do you think is the single most important change that must occur?
[tags] obesity, statistics, OECD, international comparison [/tags]
And you love it. The most interesting news and tips this week from the world of health:
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 check it out!
On the one hand: Women who use makeup (the average is 20 personal care products!) absorb several pounds of chemicals annually. We will all die! Cancer is coming! Go au natural! On the other: these are all approved chemicals shown to have little effect, and though we haven’t tested their combined effect on humans, scientists are well aware of the combined effects in general. Besides, men don’t wear makeup and their disease rates are similar to women’s. What say you, Apples?
We know. You’re so shocked. Try to contain yourself.
The FDA has banned an obesity drug used in Britain because of some very tragic side effects. Of 120 people participating in a clinical trial, 2 committed suicide and a third considered it.
Crohn’s Disease (chronic inflammation of the digestive tract) is a serious disease that affects 1 in 1000 Westerners. Scientists have now discovered that inflamed regions carry more of the bacteria e.coli. The bacteria, in turn, carry the genes related to many diseases including the bubonic plague. It may well be that Crohn’s “borrows” genes of other diseases. We’ll keep you posted.
[tags] Crohn’s Disease, FDA, obesity pill, suicide, longevity, makeup, chemicals, diabetes, prevention [/tags]
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 prevent inflammation. You can do this through daily exercise, effective stress management, and avoidance of smoking and drinking. But there are many foods that help control inflammation, too. (Chicken nuggets – or rings – do not.) These foods are known as vegetables. Yes – vegetables can help your inflammation just like drugs can. But don’t tell anyone.
Here are the smartest vegetables for your pursuit of reducing your inflammation without popping pills nice things:
Aim to eat one of these vegetables daily!
[tags] inflammation, food, pepper, onion, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, kale, broccoli, bok choy, garlic, nutraceutical [/tags]
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 curious trend I’m noticing of late. Both online and off, I’m seeing new shapes for the same old foods. Well played, agriculture, well played.
Japan is all over the square melon market now. Just check it out:
Why? Duh. Because you can!
This is brilliant. Slice ’em up and fry your zucchini patties in some olive oil and sea salt, top with a little shredded parmesan, and you’ve just found yourself a replacement for fried chicken.
It’s a good year for melons. This is even better than a square melon. It’s a personal melon. It’s little and cute and personal. It’s all mine, and I like that. However, personal melon though it may be, the question remains: does it come with its own neoprene sleeve available in five fresh colors of my choice? (Apologies for a picture of the sign instead of the actual melon in question. I’m only brilliant Monday through Wednesday. You know how it is.)
[tags] cubed egg, square melon, personal melon, oddities, bizarre, food, trends, agriculture [/tags]