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Archive for the ‘ Raising Healthy Children ’ Category

1 May

Today’s News Brought to You by the Fuming Fuji. Uh-oh.

Fuming Fuji reports: Now here is a fumer after Fuji’s own core. The Fuji grows very tired of this argument, so it is pleasing to see an ally in the fight. Sugar does not make a diet exciting, unless you count going to the dentist to find out how many cavities your tiny tot has […]

30 Apr

The Good, the Bad and the Metallic

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: There’s a country where obesity is highly desirable. Mineral cosmetics may be worse for you than the regular cosmetics. And we’re all abuzz over the latest mold. (You’ll see…) Not Exactly Rubenesque Sugar Shock reports that in Mauritania, women are aggressively encouraged to be morbidly obese – to the point of […]

25 Apr

It’s a Bad Day for Big Agra & Big Pharma

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Woo hoo! Bigs cry, Bees cheer. Stop Feeding Junk to the Kidlets For the love of Fuji, can we please stop slinging soda and chips and pizza at children? Vending machines and cafeterias are contributing to an obesity epidemic that is an embarrassing indictment of our public education system. Fortunately, some […]

24 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Little Einsteins Cereal

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Little Einsteins cereal from General Mills. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, kids need whole grain and calcium! The Fuming Fuji says no! The […]

17 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says No to iDeserve Energy Pretzels

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with iDeserv Energy Pretzels. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, these pretzels give you energy! Why else would it say “Energy Pretzels” on the […]

10 Apr

A Real Pain in the Caduceus

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: More healthcare news out today makes it pretty clear that radical changes are in order. (By the way, this is a caduceus.) News Item Uno: Morbid Obesity Is Up, Way Up There are kinds of obesity? Yes, that’s right: there’s an entire taxonomy of overweight. Kinda sad that we need that, […]

10 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says No to 100-calorie Snack Packs

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with 100-calorie snack packs. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, these are sensibly-sized snack portions! The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Children need […]

6 Apr

Wow, Broccoli…Again

Hi, Apples! Sara here. Mark asked me to write this week’s Smart Fuel column as he is buried in the latest batch of science and medical journals. So, I am here to tell you about the wonderful uses of the mandolin slicer in your steadfast pursuit of healthy meals. Right about now you may be […]

5 Apr

The Only Proven Way to Gain Weight: Go on a Diet!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Dieting doesn’t work, “they” tell us. But wait, the Mediterranean diet prevents health problems in the tiny tots! What gives? We’re here to help you sort through the confusion: Want to Gain Weight? Go on a Diet You’ve probably heard that many people gain back any weight lost during dieting. It […]

20 Mar

Healthy Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s the sugar-free wrap up! Run, Don’t Walk, to This Commentary A terrific and compelling post that neatly sums up the arrogance and bias that is problematic in scientific research. Be sure to read it. How Do Doctors Think? Well, it turns out…pretty much like the rest of us. They are […]

15 Mar

Abbott Labs, Chickenpox, & Couch Potatoes

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Here’s your daily dose of the latest and greatest from the world of health! We skip the sensational stories (please, no more Anna Nicole DNA testing news! There is stuff going on in the world!). Today, we bring you the most compelling, useful…and, yes, bizarre health news. To wit: evidently, furniture […]

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, […]

5 Mar

The Mix

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites All the news you want to click. But the Bubbles! “Hot” male fertility news. Do It Naturally Kids fare better on ibuprofen than other painkillers, according to a puny study just hitting the news. Fine. But if you’re wanting to give those rugrats an extra advantage in the pain-busting department, help […]

27 Feb

Le Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites All the news, none of the calories! Garlic: Like, So Not a Superfood An excellent study finds garlic probably doesn’t beat bad cholesterol as much as we thought. You know this is going to be 5 o’clock “news” fodder, but it’s really nothing to worry about. Garlic is still great for […]

27 Feb

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Kellogg’s Eggo Frozen Waffles

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 Kellogg’s Eggo frozen waffles. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, Eggos come in over a dozen varieties, including “Nutri-Grain”. Isn’t a hot, toasty waffle […]

20 Feb

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Cap’n Crunch

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 Cap’n Crunch. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, Cap’n Crunch has been around forever! It’s the #1 children’s cereal in the country! Can’t you […]

19 Feb

Feeling Presidential?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites So, it’s Presidents’ Day. What’s the appropriate adjective? Happy Presidents’ Day? Merry Presidents’ Day? Oh Yeah It’s Presidents’ Day Again? Here’s the day’s most important health news, Apples: Unraveling Autism Autism news has been all over the place lately – first with the news that 1 in 150 children are autistic, […]

19 Feb

Holy Grails of Health

Taking a look at the health headlines this afternoon, I’m struck again by how much information is really disinformation, misinformation, and my personal favorite, uninformation (e.g. exercise is good! try to quit smoking! eat healthy!). Every day, I see the most sensational (but worthless), the most inaccurate, and the most outdated health information disseminated. Question […]

19 Feb

Weekly Health Challenge

Don’t let heredity become a nonrefundable ticket to the land of illness. Just because a disease or illness is common in your family doesn’t mean you have to accept it for you. The drug and medical industries like to tell us we can blame every flaw, problem and health issue on our genes. That’s really […]

16 Feb

In Preparation for Saturday Morning Cartoons

Cheap, unhealthy, garbage food that plays directly into children’s fantasies? General Mills calls it breakfast cereal. I call it manipulation. The Fuji calls it something that we just can’t print here. It’s a family show, after all.

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