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28 Jun

Now You Can Drink Your Grains

What we really need more of is drinkable grains. As if most beverages weren’t already liquid grains, the food producers of America are uniting once again to help you in your quest for diabetes (or at least a respectable gut). Since everyone knows that grains are super healthy, you can expect the trend of grain-based […]

17 Apr

Is the FDA Serious?

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: They’re for real. Read on. FDA Officially Jumps the Shark The FDA is attacking your freedom. That’s no hyperbole, and it’s not just because we take issue with Labelman. Evidently, the FDA figures they’ve done such a bang-up job regulating drugs safely and effectively, why not extend their sticky fingers responsibilities […]

12 Apr

Never Fails to Inspire

Have you gotten to know this little nutrition buddy brought to you by the FDA? If not, I think you ought to reconsider: – Like many of the processed foods we enjoy in this great country, the exact nature of Labelman’s, er, origin, is difficult to ascertain. Is he a popsicle? A hot dog, perhaps? […]

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 […]

1 Mar

And This Makes 300

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites The peanut butter scandal continues, ice cream supposedly boosts fertility, and a half glass of wine a day is the fountain of youth. Oh, and the FDA has created a hurricane-like warning system for flu epidemics. But 9 out of 10 dentists agree, today’s roundup still beats yet another day of […]

13 Feb

Here Comes the Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Hey kids! Here’s the latest from the world of health: 1) I’m not sure, but I think I might want… Is your heart hungry? This is a great little piece about food cravings that has lots of helpful encouragement. Don’t miss this Valentine for the body. 2) Scrub your stomach clean […]

31 Jan

Blog Is the New Health

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Or should that be…health is the new blog? And have you noticed the constant “this is the new that” slogans everybody likes to come up with? (Just Google: sugar is the new trans fat, brown is the new black, adults are the new kids.) How about a new turn of phrase […]

12 Jan

This Is a Big Fat Blog Post

Apples, as you know, this is a pro-fat health site – pro-fat meaning we recommend eating beneficial fats, of course, not getting fat. There are a lot of issues to consider when it comes to fat – heart disease, inflammation, arthritis, obesity and prevention, to name a few – and I’m going to weigh in […]

8 Jan

Le Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites Howdy, pals! Here’s the latest from the world of health: 1) Uh-oh, it’s back… We have no comment, but if you’re interested in the stem-cell debate, here’s today’s best summary of the flare-up. Here’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s take. 2) This is what we call a no-brainer… In fact, wait…yes, it is […]

3 Jan

Wednesday Wrap

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Wash Those Hands, Honey! Bird flu and mad cow may be glamorously scary, but what should be making more headlines is the newest, ugliest superbug crawling around gyms, daycares and door handles. Fortunately, it’s easy to stop if you wash your hands after hanging around public places. Clickativity. 2) What’s […]

21 Dec

Clickativity Scene

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Gosh, thanks, Labelman! The FDA has created an interactive online tool to help people better understand the Nutrition Facts Label. Visitors to the site learn to “Make Your Calories Count” with the help of Labelman. Yes. The program helps explain percentages, serving sizes and caloric information. The Nutrition Facts Label […]

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