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14 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 2

Link LoveWhole Health Source examines atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) among Masai men.

Thinking of doing some yard work this weekend? Follow In Denial Health‘s advice for preventing back injuries.

Highlight Health gives us some great tips to help fend off a snack attack.

Conditioning Research tells us to catch some Zzzz’s if we want to improve our athletic performance.

Struggling with eating clean? Then log on to commiserate with Lean and Hungry Fitness, who just finished six weeks of wholesome dining!

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13 Jun

The Importance of Blood Sugar Level

DiabetesThink this is a post about diabetes? Nope. (Although you wouldn’t be alone in that assumption…) In this country, if you don’t have diabetes, you’re supposedly in the clear. Not so fast, we say!

Research from New Zealand offers “the largest study to date of [hemoglobin] A1C levels and subsequent mortality risk” in men and women without a diabetes diagnosis. And guess what? The higher subjects’ blood sugar, the greater their risk of mortality 4 years later. Score another point for the Primal Blueprint.

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13 Jun

Cracking The Code

If you thought those little stickers on produce were merely there to speed the checkout process for the bored cashier at your local grocery store, you’ll be shocked to know that those annoyingly adhesive (more on that in a minute) stickers actually contain a wealth of information about the produce you’re about to purchase.

Known in the industry as a PLU code, or price lookup number, the digits were developed by the Produce Electronic Identification Board, an offshoot of the Produce Marketing Association. Since introducing the PLU codes in supermarkets in 1990, this produce industry trade-group has tagged more than 1,200 produce items with their labels. In fact, this coding system, which was first introduced in the good ol’ US of A is currently used in Austria, New Zealand and several countries in Europe and applies not only to produce, but also to nuts, dried fruit, herbs and flavorings. Not bad, ey?

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13 Jun

The Best of Mark’s Daily Apple: May 2008

With all the excitement at MDA the first half of June we almost forgot to publish the Best of May ’08! “How could you forget?!” you say. Well… we couldn’t. Which is why we serve you up the Best of May in all of its belated glory. Thanks to everyone for making May ’08 our best month yet!

Enough Omegas? – May 2

Top 10 Junk Foods in Disguise – May 6

Washboard Abs on a High-Fat Diet, No Ab Workouts and No Cardio – May 7

Metabolic Fingerprinting – May 10

Dear Mark: Cooking Omegas – May 12

Top 10 Fast Foods in Disguise – May 13

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12 Jun

Healthy Tastes Great! – No Nightshades in Sight

If the Nightshades post got you interested in trying a couple weeks without them to see if you notice any differences in how you feel here are a few recipes to get you started. Let us know how you like ’em!

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