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Archive for August, 2007

22 Aug

Replating: Admirable or Apathetic?

Have you seen this trend? Next time you see a doggie bag atop a trash can, don’t assume the owner was too lazy to throw it away. This is replating. It’s the newest movement in helping the homeless and hungry. I’m not sure about the implications for public health. Aside from that, shouldn’t we be […]

21 Aug

Timex Ironman iControl Watch Review (Better Late Than Never)

Timex recently asked us to review their new iPod-compatible Ironman i-Control sports watch. We’ve been having so much fun using these watches, we decided we ought to tell you all about them! (Sometimes we get products that are just not up to snuff, so we don’t tell you about those.) You may remember my recent […]

21 Aug

10 Forgotten Stress Relief Tips

There are plenty of excellent stress guides out there. Some will offer spiritual tips, while others will give you practical advice. Still others offer nutrition and fitness ideas to mitigate stress. Stress comes in many forms – relationships, work, health, hormones, momentary dilemmas, and more – and there are just as many ways to tackle […]

21 Aug

Healthy Tastes Great!

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Stacks More Recipes: Past Healthy Tastes Great! Posts Subscribe to Mark’s Daily Apple feeds

20 Aug

8 Foods to Lower LDL Cholesterol, Boost HDL Cholesterol, and Fight Inflammation

Cholesterol! It’s the evil substance plugging arteries everywhere, and statins are the drug industry’s Drano. Even orange juice is jumping on the bandwagon! What did Americans do before the advent of plant oils, margarine, cholesterol-free soy protein, fat-free dairy, and statins? Back when they lived on beef and lard and salt pork and butter and […]

20 Aug

Americans Popping Pain Pills in Record Numbers

Q: What weighs 200,000 pounds? A: Our annual painkiller consumption. Painkiller use has boomed by 88% in less than a decade. There are a few reasonable explanations: Gulf War and Iraq War veterans, aging Baby Boomers. But even accounting for these numbers, painkiller use – I say abuse – is an obvious problem. Of course, […]

17 Aug

5 Tips to Get a Great Night’s Sleep Tonight!

Before you head out, check out these tips for serene shut-eye. You’ll wake up tomorrow feeling renewed, refreshed, and ready for your weekend! 1. Eat a light dinner tonight. Keep the portions small this evening. Going to bed on a full stomach is not healthy, and it also keeps you from getting the deepest possible […]

17 Aug

Primal…Hotties?

Here’s an entertaining little “primal” snippet about the birds and the bees (G-rated). Ahem, and now for more serious health news:

16 Aug

Healthy Tastes Great!

Seared Tuna Steak This seared tuna is simple to make, delicious and a great source of niacin. Subscribe to Mark’s Daily Apple feeds

16 Aug

Another Night, Another Niacin Flush

This week’s Smart Fuel: 3 Delicious Sources of Niacin This is Niacin!

16 Aug

It’s Shiny, But It’s Still a Scam

I got a question last week from reader Barbara about colloidal silver supplements. For the record, this alternative health remedy is both ineffective and unsafe. It’s the latter that concerns me most, of course. A lot of the things we do for health are ineffective (homeopathy for starters; glandulars are another). Others are actually dangerous […]

15 Aug

44 Finger Lickin’ Recipes for Vegans and Carnivores Alike

You’ll want to bookmark this one! You frequent readers know Mark espouses a lifestyle that is both low-carb and omnivorous. I am a lapsed vegetarian who can’t seem to eat enough fat, while Aaron likes to fuel his long bike rides with sensible whole grains like brown rice. Our staff and families run the gamut […]

15 Aug

Spoutin’ Off on Veganism (Again)

Readers Mike and Danielle wrote last week inquiring as to what vegans can do to stay on a Primal Health path. The full letter is below, but I will draw from a few quotes first to give my thoughts on specific elements. As you know, I am an omnivore and believe we have clearly evolved […]

14 Aug

Best Brain Foods

Nourish your noggin. Here are 10 excellent foods that enhance hormone production, brain chemistry, memory, mood, and cognition. Think of these foods as brainiac batteries. (Solutions to Sudoku not included.)

13 Aug

8 ‘Health’ Foods That Contain High Fructose Corn Syrup!

Busted! High fructose corn syrup is incredibly cheap, partly because the U.S. government artificially fixes sugar prices and partly because corn is heavily subsidized (not so much “free market” anymore as “free lunch”). Clearly, your federal government loves you and hopes you get obesity and diabetes really soon so you can take advantage of all […]

13 Aug

Southern Fried Myth

Southern food: comfort, soul, and…grease. Southern cuisine is famous for being both delicious and, well, fried. From ATL to Austin, BBQ competitions are hot, fried chicken is like mother’s milk, and the deep-fried Coke pours shamelessly in all its trans fatty glory (and this at a time when other regions are making trans fat illegal). […]

10 Aug

Even If the Shoe Fits… Forget It.

When was the last time you left your house without shoes? Hard to say? When was the last time you ran without shoes? Summer, circa 12 years old? If you are to listen to the growing number of barefoot runners out there you are truly missing out.

10 Aug

Can Vegetarians and Carnivores Agree? Factory Farms Stink!

Is such a thing possible? Some of you are vegetarians, while others are confirmed steak-lovers, and we’ve had some lively debate about meaty matters in the last week! But there’s no question that factory farming is not what’s best for the earth, animals, or humans, either. Is there? Check out which states have the most […]

10 Aug

Cholesterol Scam Alert! Red Yeast Rice

Don’t fall for the latest snake oil tearing round the web: Red Yeast Rice Red Yeast Rice does not lower cholesterol! The FDA has found that several red yeast rice suppliers have been spiking their supplements with off-market statins. You’re much better off raising your good cholesterol (HDL) and lowering your bad cholesterol (LDL) with […]

9 Aug

Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy?

One thing is certain in the field of health: what is common wisdom today can easily become “misapplied science” tomorrow. What’s “in” this year may be “out” next year. Often it’s hard to arrive at the right answer. For example: Oily fish is good for you because the Omega-3′s are so healthy, but oily fish […]

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