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Archive for the ‘ Hype ’ Category

3 Apr

Controversy? Us?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Okay, okay, we admit it. We think health is fun and worth arguing, talking and laughing about endlessly. Everyone’s Favorite Superbug The flu (actually an umbrella nickname of sorts for several variant influenza viruses) is developing resistance to drugs. Though no natural method can completely prevent your risk of flu, there […]

2 Apr

Now This Is Cool!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Click it out! Here’s the most exciting health news for your reading pleasure. But What Will Happen to the Blood Type Diet? We’re being facetious – okay, maybe just silly. But get ready for some radical news: scientists have been hard at work making enzymes that will switch any blood type […]

29 Mar

Saving Sisson

What’s this? I’ll tell you what this is: nothing short of a tremendous relief for the health-minded! With the new and improved 7up Plus, I’m well on my way to glowing good health and longevity. Wow, thanks, 7up! That 5% pesticide-laced apple juice concentrate, “plus” all that wonderful calcium, and natural chemicals (as opposed to […]

23 Mar

Before You Head Out…

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Have a blast this weekend, Apples! Enjoy the latest health news before you clock out. We’re out! They Put What in Orange Juice?!? The secret side of food production: don’t click unless you want the truth. Wise Bread does a terrific job covering this in-depth expose. Another little-known factoid: most (repeat, […]

21 Mar

Takin’ the Sting Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s the fresh mix, Apples! You sassy little things, you. Food Police: Dangerously Close to a Sherlock Award Since we’ve already so graciously awarded the CDC with our monthly MOTO, the food police have narrowly escaped with dignity intact – for this month. Fresh from the fryer: they’re warning us that […]

8 Mar

The Sisson Spoof

Those Chemicals Sure Are Sparkly! Vegan Porn (just check out the site) led me to this news item in the New York Times. Faced with angry parents tired of the vending machine mafia, increasing attention to the dangers of sugar (like I always say, sugar is the new trans fat), and a national obesity epidemic, […]

22 Feb

More Cowbell

What is it with every restaurant cramming fifteen different flavors into their recipes these days? First we had egg rolls. Then we had avocado egg rolls. Now it’s Southwest with-a-hint-of-tang spinach egg rolls – and they come with avocado-ranch dipping sauce (what a relief). Snacks are no better (not as if they ever were). Joel […]

21 Feb

Fresh Picks

Worker Bees Daily Bites Sick of peanut butter already? No worries – there’s plenty of clickativity coming out of the health world today. MS and Hormones Scientists have discovered that a pregnancy hormone helps repair myelin, the fatty tissue that protects nervous system cells. This has important implications for MS, which strikes far more women […]

14 Feb

Viva La Revolución!

The popularity of blogging and social-networking has reached an all time high and people are beginning to realize that these tools can be applied to personal healthcare. It seems like every day another site pops up that is designed to bring people together and help them achieve health and well-being. We have brought you a […]

13 Feb

Top 10 Health Scams

The Tuesday 10: There are hundreds of scams for weight loss, health, disease cures, and fitness, but here are the current rotten stinkers: 10. Hoodia The only kind that works must be eaten fresh. And it’s banned from export because it’s a protected flora. This weight-loss gimmick even comes with the #1 dead giveaway of […]

8 Feb

The Sisson Spoof

Diabetes goes portable! Introducing Crispy Cones, the new portable obesity device hitting food courts everywhere. I have to admit I’m baffled by the Crispy Cone website. Usually new food products don’t try to make a claim of health if they are obviously junk (processed meat, cheese and empty carbs? Come on!!!). I can cut “borderline” […]

2 Feb

Do Anti-Cellulite Shoes Work?

Several Apples have written in wondering about MBT and other supposed jiggle-reducing shoe brands, so in the interest of truth and avoidance of unattractive footwear, let’s set the record straight. Do anti-cellulite shoes work? No, no, and no. Here’s a great article that debunks this ridiculous shoe trend. Not only are the numerous health and […]

1 Feb

The Sisson Spoof

Jabba the Hut returns? Another Jurassic Park sequel? Or simply a science experiment gone very wrong? None of the above. This festering ball of lard is just the Cheesecake Factory’s macaroni and cheese appetizer. I didn’t think you could find anything worse, nutritionally speaking, than a donut, which is literally deep-fried sugar and fat. I […]

30 Jan

Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the trans fat. 1) Angering dermatologists everywhere! Another holy grail of health is about to crumble. Here’s more evidence that a little sunshine is not only okay – it’s probably good for you (something any cat could tell you…if they could tell you). Want to prevent […]

30 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Cocoa Puffs Milk ‘n Cereal Bars

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Cocoa Puffs Milk ‘n Cereal Bars. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t breakfast the most important meal of the day? The Fuming Fuji […]

26 Jan

Catch This

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Quick bites before you start your weekend (go on, get out of here!). 1) Another Study from Denmark This study was well-done (for once). And the news is pretty cool: a little coffee in the late stages of pregnancy is probably safe. Worker Bee Sara begrudgingly gives “the motherland” some credit. […]

26 Jan

Vitamin Eeeeek?

The Difference Between Fact…and Factitious I’ve noticed that frightening myths about vitamin E persist in spite of vocal opposition from scientists and top experts. For those who want to know the facts behind the E “controversy”, here it is (just call it the E! True Supplement Story). For years, doctors have recommended vitamin E supplements […]

25 Jan

The Sisson Spoof

There’s nothing “golden” about this nutrition information. Are you still lovin’ it?

24 Jan

Bees Knees

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Regulation and health care dominate the news today. Today’s bites are more fun – and by the time they figure everything out, you’ll be healthy anyway. 1) You’ve got to be kidding! Here’s an example of inane spin from mainstream medical reporting. It’s also a handy lesson in debunking ridiculous studies. […]

24 Jan

10 Things to Know about Tofu

Soy. Tofu. Tempeh. Make that steaming rubbery gray squares of questionable origin. I get a lot of questions about this bland food product we call by various names. Do I eat tofu? Is it healthy? Is it manna from heaven? Or will it cause your voice to jump an octave and your hormones to rage […]

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