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Feelin’ the Buzz

Posted By Worker Bee On January 10, 2007 @ 6:49 pm In Fitness,Health,Research Analysis | Comments Disabled

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites

Hi, Apples! Here’s the daily roundup:

1) Now that’s just rude!
Dr. Joe Mercola informs us that many of his fellow physicians ignore their patients’ [7] obesity and sleep troubles, especially older patients. He provides a list of great resources to help with sleep, too. Check it out!
Fun fact: wearing socks to bed seems to help sleep.

Yum fact: Eat a bit of protein with a bit of fruit before bed. Protein helps produce L-tryptophan, which stimulates serotonin and melatonin production, and fruit helps L-tryptophan cross your blood-brain barrier.

2) Muscle Matters

Slashfood [8] highlights the trouble with relying too blindly on the BMI for weight management. It’s especially important to check out if you have little ones at home.

3) At least it’s healthier than a candy bar…

We’re really not sure about this one [9]. Click for a good laugh – humor is healthy!

4) Now that’s tenacity!

The world’s smallest baby [10] – only 1.5 pounds at birth.

5) Could go either way…

This is the sort of decision [11] that has potential to be misused by food manufacturers. For instance, many junk foods like so-called “milk and cereal bars” claim to be healthy because, among other things, they contain “real” as opposed to fake milk. Similarly, many sodas which are full of empty sugars claim health benefits because of a little added vitamin C. We’re watchin’ you, FDA. Don’t tell the Fuming Fuji about this one.

6) A preventable epidemic

While a pill is better than a shot (and we all knew this was coming [12]), diabetes is often totally preventable through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Check out this article Mark wrote over at Gabrielle Reece’s [13] health site to learn more about sugar.


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[8] Slashfood: http://www.slashfood.com/2007/01/10/schools-use-of-bmi-creates-problems-for-kids/

[9] this one: http://www.slashfood.com/2007/01/10/mmm-dried-squid-postcards/

[10] world’s smallest baby: http://blog.wired.com/biotech/2007/01/the_baby_who_we.html#more

[11] This is the sort of decision: http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01543.html

[12] this was coming: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6245077.stm

[13] Gabrielle Reece’s: http://gotogabby.com/nutrition/article_detail.php?id=134

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