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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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January 23, 2007

Out and About

By Worker Bee

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites:

Juicy picks!

1) Then what does a microwave do to food?

You can sterilize your sponges by tossing them in the microwave for two minutes. Details here. Oh, make sure the sponge is wet.

This handy trick kills all germs, spores, and is also useful for eliciting befuddled looks from your guests. Be casual about it, now.

what, no polka dotted sponges?

2) The Worst Food on Planet Earth

The EPA won’t allow disgusting leftover grease sludge to be disposed of in drains (mostly because the stuff is too thick to even make it down the drain). Unfortunately, the FDA is not so vigilant. Here’s what happens to this grease. And why you’ll never eat another chip as long as you live.

Cancer in the Morning!

3) Vitamins Versus Drugs…Again

Pfizer had to scrap plans to release cholesterol drug torcetrapib (wow, that sounds like a real blast) because it was killing people. Oops. As it turns out, doctors are beginning to prescribe good old vitamins – niacin in particular – for cholesterol concerns. Why? For one thing, they work. For another, vitamins don’t kill people.

Though vitamins aren’t regulated by the FDA (making it important to buy from a quality source), consider: just what is regulation? Drugs that are “regulated” sicken and kill millions every year, right under our noses. This isn’t “secret” information, either; the records are there for all to see.

Big Pharma spends a lot of money sending press releases to media outlets attempting to scare people into thinking vitamins are dangerous. This is funny, because niacin doesn’t make people have heart attacks or go blind or die. We’re just sayin’.

4) How to Quit Coffee

Addicted to caffeine? This is an excellent guide to getting over the java jones. Like alcohol, we think caffeine in moderation can be just fine. But if you are interested in cutting back or cutting out caffeine altogether, check out the clickativity.

This probably doesn't help you want to quit.

5) Does this mean they’ll stop turning it into food?

Yet another use for corn. If it can be made into plastic, and fuel, and clothing, should we really be eating it anymore?

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