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Posted By Worker Bee On January 8, 2007 @ 9:06 pm In Diet,Health,Nutrition,Research Analysis | Comments Disabled
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 .
In fact, wait…yes, it is definitely time for a Sherlock Award! Congratulations, Journal of Pediatrics!
We’re sort of hesitant to come right out against the flu shot. There are definitely folks who can benefit from the flu shot (e.g. tiny tots and seniors). And now that it doesn’t contain brain-bashing mercury, maybe it’s not so bad.
Still, we think it’s generally a good idea to find safer, more natural ways to boost your immunity during flu season that won’t make you sick (while a flu shot doesn’t give you the flu, it will give you a little bout of the sniffles for a few days). Really nutritious foods like veggies and good fats, plus a powerful antioxidant multi , can do a lot to ward off the flu. Also, exercise and quality sleep are key immune boosters.
Our only other beef with the flu shot is that it doesn’t always fight the right flu. If you’re traveling or in an area with multiple strains, you basically got a little cold for nothing, cuz you’re gettin’ the flu.
To be fair, here’s our favorite blogging doctor’s  pro-flu-shot stance. Since tens of thousands of people still die from the flu (and not bird flu, people), he/she could be right, after all…discuss, Apples!
4) Random but right-on 
Just one more story on the increasing trend to boost brain health as you age. It’s important! We recommend eating fish like wild salmon to boost your brain health, since we can’t (hey, we’re bees).
5) It’s gonna be huge this year! 
What’s going on in your state? What do you do about health care? Do you think federal dollars should go towards helping people make better nutrition or exercise choices in addition to regular health care (or instead of)?
There will be a lot of debate about this issue in 2007. What’s your take, Apples? For starters, we’d like to see more real, accurate, up-to-date nutrition information. We’d also like for Uncle Sam to stop being a big pansy and stand up to food manufacturers and their sniveling little lobbyists. We’re also not fans of Labelman (snicker). What kind of inflamed, flabby, uninspiring nutrition superhero is this? This is the best our tax dollars can afford?
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 Uh-oh, it’s back…: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/08/america/NA-GEN-US-Stem-Cells.php
 take: http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/blogs/paging.dr.gupta/
 This is what we call a no-brainer…: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/healthnews.php?newsid=60345
 At least it doesn’t have thimerosal: http://www.playfuls.com/news_003817_FDA_Approves_MedImmunes_Refrigerated_Formulation_of_FluMist.html
 multi: http://www.masterformula.com
 favorite blogging doctor’s: http://doctoranonymous.blogspot.com/2006/10/flu-shot-rant.html
 Random but right-on: http://www.mediarelations.k-state.edu/newsreleases/jan07/mentalhealth10807.html
 It’s gonna be huge this year!: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=787371
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