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Archive for the ‘ Marketing ’ Category

4 Jun

More Juice; Coke Hearts Stevia

A brief update: we’re juicing this apple (so to speak). The blog is going to be down later this afternoon for a spell so we can install some new plug-ins that will improve the blog tremendously and add to your experience. No worries, we’ll be back up later in the day. Be sure to stop […]

31 May

Making a Difference

As our friend, the Fuming Fuji, is always quick to point out, marketing garbage to children is a dirty business – which is why we are happy to introduce you to Amy Jussel. As the founder and executive director of Shaping Youth, Amy is doing her part to clean up the filth. Her organization, via […]

17 May

Are There Any Good Carbs?

Fruits Are Not the Devil, and Other Carb Concerns Although I espouse a fairly “low-carb” lifestyle for optimal health and a lean physique, this certainly means different things to different people. For some it means a strict Atkins-style diet of virtually no carbs, save for green vegetables. For others it means the inclusion of fruits, […]

16 May

Low-Cal, High-Fiber Pasta: It Exists! And It Is Edible!

Very, very edible. The folks at Fiber Gourmet recently plied me with a selection of their one-of-a-kind “light” pastas. Hey, I’m not one to turn away free food, so I gave their spinach, tomato and standard pasta noodles a taste try. The Fiber Gourmet folks say “since fiber has 0 calories, as the fiber goes […]

14 May

The Daily Linky Link

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: What’s shakin’, Apples? I’m here to highlight the best links to get your week off to an informed and healthy start: Big Pharma Misleads Consumers Do you trust Big Pharma? You shouldn’t. (I know we said we’d lay off those guys for a while, but this is pretty important news. Official […]

10 May

The Solution to the Bottled Water Problem!

How could I forget? Duh! Just Make Every Drop Count! An easy solution to the bottled water problem is to slurp soda and sugary drinks. I mean, sparkling beverages. The body gets thirsty, and liquids make it, you know, unthirsty, or something. Being thirsty is bad. Being unthirsty is good! This is healthy, and fortunately, […]

10 May

Water Scam Alert!

I’ve received many questions about various H2O health issues: reverse osmosis, filtration, distillation and bottled water. I plan to discuss the various concerns throughout the month of May. For the record, I am not in favor of distilled water and I think many of the water fears we have are unfounded. But I’m especially critical […]

9 May

FDA Gets Schooled, Bees Rejoice

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: You best be clickin’! No More Gold Stars for Fidgeters Remember that “news” a while back that fidgeting was supposedly some glorious fountain (pen) of health? Well, it’s not. Blogger Bethany, we love thee. The Chicken We Think We’re Eating This is clickativity for readers with iron stomachs only. For our […]

7 May

Monday: Evidently a Great Day to Melt

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Before we Bees expire from the sudden SoCal heat, Apples, we’ve brought you the best of the batch from today’s news and studies. Glaciers aren’t the only things melting around here. Where’s a walk-in freezer when you need one? Redefining Risotto Not that you health smarties would ever make pasta a […]

4 May

The Plastic of Our Lives

Grocery stores are strange places full of even stranger food packaging concepts. Here’s some food for thought edible substance for cerebration (pitifully-unsuccessful-avoidance-of-pun alert): Have you noticed how plastic continues to pop up in all sorts of food packaging? We all know that plastic comes from a limited resource; producing, trashing and even recycling plastic all […]

3 May

Wine & Chocolate: Now This Is News!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Both wine and chocolate are in the news! Glug, Glug? Yeah, Yeah Yet another alcohol study. This one is all over the news: drinking decreases brain size. To be clear, for each level of consumption, the scientists found a .25 percent shrink. (That’s a fourth of one percent, not twenty-five percent…whew!). […]

2 May

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Have we got a great round-up for you today, Apples! There’s so much good stuff we can’t stand it. Let’s get to it: Diabetes: Better Off with Lifestyle Changes Despite a spate of new drug therapies for type 2, evidence still conclusively shows that lifestyle changes are the most effective method […]

2 May

I’m Not Lovin’ It

It’s time for another Rotten Apple Award, kids. The Impulsive Buy blog – which puts the “ew” in product review – covers everything from the new mint flavored Tylenol to McDonald’s new cinnamon bites, or bits, or buns, or something. The Rotten Apple is not being bestowed upon Impulsive Buy, however – it’s Mickey D […]

27 Apr

Chocolate: Ruining a Good Thing

Like red wine and grass-fed steak, good-quality chocolate is one of those decadent treats that miraculously manages to be healthy (within reason, of course). Leave it to the food producers of America to mess up a good thing. I just happened upon a terrific food processing news blog run by one Dean Best. He reports […]

28 Dec

Real Men Eat Lettuce

I don’t know whether to laugh or cringe at the bizarre-but-true existence of the Heart Attack Grill. Call it vulgar, call it wasteful, call it offensive – but someone’s eating there. A lot of someones. And I guarantee you they’re not healthy. The Heart Attack Grill: the restaurant that so prides itself on inducing heart […]

26 Dec

Sweet! More Fun Ways Marketers Trick Us

Did you know? Bakeries and confectioners’ shops often pipe fake aromas into the air because the scent of sugar is so emotionally powerful. (In fact, sugar is addictive.) Supermarkets select that cheesy music for a reason: marketers have figured out which tunes reduce our blink rates, causing a “somnolent” state. In other words, Celine really […]

30 Oct

Trans Fat in NYC, Foie Gras in Chicago

It’s Prohibition all over again. What do you all think about major cities banning certain fattening foods? Is this blatantly unconstitutional, or simply in the interest of public health? In recent months Chicago has attempted to ban foie gras (French for greasy grease) and New York has now rumbled to restaurants about frying foods in […]

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