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8 Feb

The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: January 2008

While most of the country was freezing this January we were having a HOT month at Mark’s Daily Apple. Thanks to you, our readers, we were all able to engage in a heated and lively debate on everything from Big Pharma to protein. Here are some of the best posts of January put together in a nice little condensed batch for your perusal. Enjoy!

Orthorexia Nervosa and Dietary Obsession – Jan. 1

Top 10 Vegetables for the Winter Season – Jan. 8

5 Meats to Avoid – Jan. 14

Dear Mark: Pondering Protein – Jan. 14

Flame Thrower: Top 10 Natural Ways to Reduce Inflammation – Jan. 15

Let the Sun Shine In! – Jan. 16

Pass the Protein, Please! – Jan. 17

Fun with Fiber: The Real Scoop – Jan. 18

Scrutinizing Soy – Jan. 22

Lap Bands and Type 2 Diabetes – Jan. 23

Dear Mark: Sugar Cravings – Jan. 28

A Sanitized World is a Healthier World? – Jan. 29

The Definitive Guide to Cholesterol – Jan. 30

The Role of Lean Muscle Mass and Organ Reserve in Aging – Jan. 31

We’d love to hear what you would like us to write about. Though we hardly have a tough time finding something to voice our opinion about we are always interested in what our readers want, so drop us a line in the comment boards. And as per our “Dear Mark” series of posts we began this year, the topic can be personal. So what are you waiting for? You’ve just been offered free personalized health advice! Hit us up with a comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. I just wanted to throw out a little tip for reader’s that use Firefox. There is a great extension available for it called Scrapbook. Instead of bookmarking a post, you can use scrapbook to save it to your hard drive. It will recreate a web page just as you viewed it, and you can even have it drill down to include links found in the page up to several levels. Try it–you’ll like it! :-)

    Dave C. wrote on February 8th, 2008
  2. I wish we could edit our posts. Change “Their” to “There.” :-)

    Dave C. wrote on February 8th, 2008
  3. I’d be very interested in reading about the different nutritional needs of average folk versus athletes. For instance do we need more protein or just more calories overall? Are there foods or nutrients that are especially beneficial to the athlete? What is a good pre-training or pre-competition meal? Should the diet of a female athlete differ greatly from the diet of a male athlete?

    If it matters, I’m (another) roller derby girl. I train 3-4 times a week and am in good weight and health.

    speedingwaif wrote on February 11th, 2008
  4. Thanks for the questions, speedingwaif! Check back for future “Dear Mark” articles currently being published on Mondays. Mark will try to answer all of these questions soon.

    If anyone else has questions for Mark or content suggestions feel free to let us know. Thanks everyone!

    Aaron wrote on February 11th, 2008

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