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Archive for the ‘ Raising Healthy Children ’ Category

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.

13 Feb

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Nestle Crunch Sticks

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 Nestle Crunch Sticks. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, Nestle wants to make snacking more convenient and “keep consumers interested” with more crunchy sound […]

12 Feb

The Weekly Health Challenge

Yo, Apples! It’s time for a little pre-spring cleaning. This week’s challenge is to clean out the (kitchen) closet. Empty your fridge, your pantry, the cabinets, and the deep freeze out in the garage. If it’s not healthy, if it’s not recognizable, if it’s older than the Clinton administration, toss it. Don’t save unhealthy stuff […]

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” […]

6 Feb

You Best Be Clickin’

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: You won’t believe what we dug up! 1) Food producers are racist Or at least really, really devious. Not only does the food industry use emotional marketing ploys to get to children, they devote trunkloads of money and research finding ways to manipulate every possible demographic. The latest target: “utilizing” the […]

5 Feb

Wrinkle-Free News

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: The week’s off to an interesting start! Here’s the latest from the world of health. 1) Bird Flu Gets Real From those news nuts over at The Lede: Culling has begun in the UK to curtail bird flu. Regardless, nobody should be eating chicken nuggets. 2) This Just In: Kids Like […]

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 […]

25 Jan

Get It While It’s Hot!

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the preservatives. 1) Inflammation Causes Cancer This is huge news, so be sure to spread it! Scientists have long suggested a link between inflammation and cancer, but lacked conclusive evidence. Lo and behold… Inflammation is caused by many things. Among the most common culprits: injury, stress, […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 Jan

Catch the Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: No, not that kind of buzz. Sheesh! Between us, Sisson’s still pretty steamed about the whole health care crisis, so we sent him on a hike. We hope you’re about to go do something fun and active, too (it’s the weekend, for goodness’ sake!). But catch the latest buzz before you […]

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