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12 Jun

Mold: Why, It Tastes Like Chicken! (and other mystery ingredients)

Welcome to 2007, where people eat food products full of interesting chemicals and fascinating representations of flavor. This is your food supply – and mold is just the beginning. 10. Ice Structuring Protein (ISP) Sounds harmless enough, right? ISP is used in many ice creams these days, especially light and low-sugar varieties. Translation: “genetically-modified fish […]

5 Jun

What’s Behind the #1 Cause of Death? (psst: it’s not cholesterol)

WORKER BEES’ DAILY BITES Mark wants us to make sure we share a very important study about inflammation and heart disease. Sisson’s been grousing about this for years, and you can read some of his choice thoughts on why cholesterol is just one of many important factors for heart health. Cholesterol drugs aren’t the best […]

1 Jun

Stump Sisson Friday

I get several dozen emails every day asking health and fitness questions. I try to respond to as many as I can. Often, readers will write in with similar questions, so I’ve decided that I’ll collect the multiples, as well as the toughest questions, each week and post my responses here. (First names only for […]

30 May

Introducing a New Column: Primal Health

WHY OUR MODERN WAY OF LIFE DOES NOT SUPPORT HUMAN HEALTH What is Primal Health? In brief, “primal health” is my pet name for my point of view regarding all aspects of health, fitness, nutrition, and aging. Primal health describes my personal scientific bent and informs my diet and fitness regimens – indeed, my whole […]

23 May

For the Love of Links

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites What do you get when you mix the daily heads-up on the best health news, a funny picture, and a bonus fitness post from Mark? Oh yeah, this post. Rejoice! For fried dough is near. Fabulosity We promise never to use that word again. But you’ll see why we did when […]

21 May

Tropicana to Sell Fishy Juice

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites It’s a tasty catch. Eve Was Smart; Go Fish When pregnant women make it a point to consume apples and fish, their babies display a reduced risk of asthma and fungal infections. We’re thrilled about the apple news, naturally, but want to offer a word of caution on fish. Fish is […]

14 May

The Daily Linky Link

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: What’s shakin’, Apples? I’m here to highlight the best links to get your week off to an informed and healthy start: Big Pharma Misleads Consumers Do you trust Big Pharma? You shouldn’t. (I know we said we’d lay off those guys for a while, but this is pretty important news. Official […]

10 May

School Serves Veggies & Kids Eat Them: Scientists Prepare for Porcine Wing Epidemic

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: This is the last FDA news bite for a while*. Be sure to read the school lunch clickativity – it’s an encouraging sign of progress! FDA: But We Believe Your Food and Drugs Are Safe If you don’t mind a PG-13 name and some liberal politics, this blog has a hilarious […]

4 May

Quack Attack

I’ve gotten so many great health questions from you all this week, I’m still working through several of the emails. (Sorry for the delay – I haven’t forgotten you! I encourage you to post your questions in the Forum, so that along with my tips, you’ll get the whole gang to help you out.) There […]

2 May

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Have we got a great round-up for you today, Apples! There’s so much good stuff we can’t stand it. Let’s get to it: Diabetes: Better Off with Lifestyle Changes Despite a spate of new drug therapies for type 2, evidence still conclusively shows that lifestyle changes are the most effective method […]

30 Apr

My Ever-Growing Blogroll

A friend alerted me that Technorati isn’t showing some of the links on my blogroll. Oops! Here’s the list (ever-growing). Sorry if anyone felt left out all this time! Health, Food, (no) Carbs, Friends and Fitness: HealthBolt UltraMetabolism Blog MedVibes GI News Body Hack Health Wonk Review Weight of the Evidence Body, Mind & Solar […]

26 Apr

How to Get Sick and Die

The Definitive Guide: Part 1 Get sick and die. You know you need to. The government, dietitians and health experts remind us constantly – you simply can’t get sick and die if you don’t take the appropriate steps! That means logging plenty of hours on the sofa, eating your fill of fast food, and engaging […]

24 Apr

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Little Einsteins Cereal

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Little Einsteins cereal from General Mills. But, Fuming Fuji, you say, kids need whole grain and calcium! The Fuming Fuji says no! The […]

18 Apr

Wednesday Webbin’

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: All the news, none of the trans fat! There’s plenty of controversy brewing in health today, and we’d love to hear your viewpoints! Angst or Antidepressants? A study from JAMA reports that antidepressants are perfectly safe for teens – something that will no doubt fire ongoing controversy, in light of the […]

13 Apr

Did You Know We Eat Petroleum?

Did you know that the federal government allows oil to be added to foods? Not the vegetable kind of oil, either – I’m talking about that oil. The oil that runs your car, lubricates machinery, and gets made into clothes and computers and cars and containers. The same oil that is made into makeup and […]

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