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 […]
Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Why aren’t there teenage carrots? Oh yeah, because they’d be unwashed, spoiled rotten and absolutely refuse to participate in any recipe. 2) Um, gross. Thanks again, FDA. You guys continue to inspire. Who needs strict slaughterhouse standards when you can just spray your meat clean? 3) Skinny Fat It’s what […]
What do you all think of the to-pasteurize-or-not-to-pasteurize debate? We think getting rid of hormones is at least a good step in the right direction.
By the way, the FDA is approving the use of the word “lean” on prepared foods at the suggestion of Nestle. I’m guessing this wonderful “suggestion” was made on a golf course somewhere – or maybe a private jet. FDA? Nope. MDA.
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 […]
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 […]
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’ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Calm Cows It’s all over the news: Scientists have invented a cow that may be immune to mad cow disease. Yes, that’s right – a whole cow. Not a drug, or a food, or a shot, but an actual breed of cow that is immune to getting a disease caused […]
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 […]
WORKER BEES’ DAILY BITES Yo! All kinds of news you’ll want to check out today, Apples. Here’s the best of it: Bite My MDA The FDA says it wants stricter warnings on the dangers of over-the-counter pain pills like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and naproxin sodium. Since thousands of people die every year from painkiller-related problems (even […]
WORKER BEES’ DAILY BITES Howdy! Here’s the latest & greatest from the world of health news (of course, with our views): Where Studies Get Tricky More breast cancer news. A study of about 2,400 women found that non-hormone-receptor breast cancer survivors who ate 20% fat in their diets had a lesser chance of cancer relapse […]
WORKER BEES’ DAILY BITES Drug-Eluting Stents Elude Trouble…for Now An FDA panel is not really concerned that drug-eluting stents might cause serious blood clots. There are two kinds of stents: those that elute and those that do not. The latter are simple metal devices used to prop open arteries that are gunked up. The former […]
Update! Junior Apple Anna asks: “I saw your post about U.S. sunblock not preventing the bad kind of rays (UVA) but I have heard about L’Oreal coming out with something similar to what is available in Europe. Is this true?” Anna, yes. The FDA did recently approve OTC use of Anthelios SX (produced by L’Oreal). […]
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