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Archive for the ‘ Hype ’ Category

23 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Enhanced Soft Drinks

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 enhanced soft drinks. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, if we’re going to have soda, isn’t it better to enhance it with vitamins and […]

22 Jan

Sting Operation

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: News for the men, news for the women, news for the kidlets… 1) First there was cellulite cream…now this? This week in quackery: was it the metrosexual trend that got men worrying about things like body wash and, now, testosterone cream? We’re not complaining about the body wash, but who needs […]

18 Jan

All the News, None of the Calories

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: This is a low-fat blog post, Apples. Here’s the daily roundup: 1) Hypothetically, Of Course! Answers to the Top 10 Embarrassing Health Questions. Hey, we know, it’s for your friend. 2) Go On, Get Fresh! We’ve talked before about big cities like Chicago and New York hopping in the anti-trans-fat fryer. […]

18 Jan

File This Under Ponce de Leon

Occasionally an ad for a new product pops up in my email inbox that’s so ridiculous, I have to share it. Being involved in the health and fitness world for many years, I feel like I’ve seen it all – until the next scam comes along that is so blatantly dishonest, it’s almost funny. Almost […]

17 Jan

Sting Like a Bee…

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: So much good stuff. And a lot of funny stuff, too. Here’s the fresh mix: 1) Cheer Up, It’s All Okay! Sometimes it’s tempting to throw your hands in the air and say “Hey, why bother? Everything’s unhealthy!” We hear you. Today, let’s put things in perspective a bit. For example, […]

16 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Uncrustables

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 Uncrustables. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, what’s wrong with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich already made and ready to go? And no […]

10 Jan

Rotten Apple Award

I’m not surprised by this expose. Just as the Dairy Industry (Big Moo) has managed to “find” weight loss results when funding clinical studies, food manufacturers in general – and beverage producers in particular – “discover” nutritional benefits of their products and promote those discoveries to the public. Unfortunately, the nutrition science world is even […]

9 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Gogurt

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 Gogurt. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t calcium on-the-go better than a popsicle? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Apparently, kids can’t […]

8 Jan

Vitaminute

I saw an interesting piece over at ABC News. It’s not interesting because of the topic (“which vitamins are helpful, which are harmful”) but because media sources continue to offer the same retread of outdated vitamin lore as if it were breaking scientific information. I find it interesting that no one seems to have caught […]

5 Jan

The Most Expensive Weight-Loss Claim Ever?

It’s gonna cost these weight-loss hucksters upwards of $25 million for lying. Thanks to Healthbolt.net for the heads up. Here’s the original story, too.

4 Jan

Carb-Free News

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites What’s up, Apples? All kinds of great health news for you today. Here’s the latest you’ll want to click: 1) Fine…But It’s Still a Frankenfat So, we don’t really have a comment on this. What goes on with this line of reasoning? Who thinks this stuff up? “Take bad fake fat. […]

2 Jan

Is There One for Better Hair, Too?

It’s been quite a day for the beverage industry here at the MDA. Is an Annoying Drink Award in the works? Who can say? The latest scam trend is Borba, the alleged wrinkle-preventing, skin-clarifying, change-your-life drink. Aside from the fact that I’m not about to drink something that’s actually pastel in color, the science is […]

2 Jan

Negative Calorie Soft Drink

The crafty folks at Coke have invented yet another canned liquid. We’re a little disappointed that it doesn’t come in lime, vanilla, cherry, cherry vanilla, cherry lime vanilla, or even blue. Oh, well. The soft drink, Enviga, does play into the new craze for “healthy” soda alternatives full of energizing ingredients and enough caffeine to […]

2 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Pita Chips

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 pita chips. But Fuming Fuji, you ask, aren’t pita chips healthy? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: The Fuming Fuji was blinded […]

28 Dec

The Sisson Spoof

Disclaimer: For the record, Pizza Hut wants you to know that their pizzas fulfill as many as four food groups in a single meal. Where’s my gold star… Technorati Tags: food groups, pizza nutrition information, spoof, Pizza Hut

26 Dec

HRT: the Problem That Just Won’t Go Away

A doctor weighs in on the HRT-cancer connection. The controversy isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. I recommend reading the whole interview if this is an area of interest for you. What caught my attention is the subtle pro-drug stance the interview appears to take, while simultaneously bringing out revealing facts like the following: Q. Was […]

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 […]

21 Dec

The Sisson Spoof

Technorati Tags: Snickers, most popular candy bar, junk food, spoof

18 Dec

Rotten Apple Award

This month’s Rotten Apple Award goes to Mesunique, a quack product being marketed as a cellulite and weight-loss cream. “Testimonials” claim fat loss of up to 20 pounds in just a month. The product is all over the infomercial network right now, and despite a truly amateur website (see below), the makers of Mesunique have […]

14 Dec

The Sisson Spoof

It’s great that KFC has announced it will eliminate trans fats from all menu items. But until this unethical bucket-for-bypass is off the production line, I will continue to have less respect for KFC than I do for child-proof packaging. On the other hand, at least they don’t pretend to care, which is more than […]

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