WORKER BEES’ WEEKLY BUZZ
Thanks to Calorie Lab for mopping up this “urban legend”. (Dartmouth Medical School)
We blogged about this  earlier this year, and now WebMD has just come out with a thorough analysis of mineral makeup (popular brands include Bare Escentuals  and Bare Minerals ). The verdict? Not only are these “minerals” no different from the minerals that have always been used in makeup, there’s absolutely no proof of any health benefit.
It’s always valuable to gain some healthy perspective on our own culture by learning about another. See why “worry” and “want” aren’t essential to your vocabulary. (via Vital Votes )
Brian of That’s Fit  notes this news piece. (Though he writes that diets high in carbs are high in monounsaturated fats, which cause high blood pressure. This is a bit of a garbling, as refined carbs are not typically high in monounsaturated fats, and in fact that’s the problem: these fats are very healthy. Think olive oil and nuts. Oops, Brian!) (Reuters )
Big Pharma is none too thrilled with Moore’s latest celluloid polemic, Sicko.
You were just learning about Web 2.0, and along comes Web 3.0. Or you have no idea what we’re talking about. Scoot over to this interesting post detailing the exciting technological future of online health.
Now that’s a fun job. No pressure. Check out the news, then visit our favorite autism blog, Autism Vox , for a good perspective.
And you thought Dick Cheney met with the energy corporations a lot. It turns out the FDA and drug companies meet so frequently, it’s one big campfire kumbayah.
Introducing Nanofood 
Forget “natural” (so 80s!). And “lite” (hello, 90s). “Organic”? Whatever. The really hot food is nanofood.
Alli Folly 
Mark has blogged  about the unsafe, ineffective, we-really-need-a-blockbuster-drug Alli from GlaxoSmithKline. It’s hitting shelves, so educate yourself.
The dark side of funeral homes. Unbelievable. (Note: sensitive viewers may want to skip this one.)
The debate continues.
Our friends at Diet Blog chat about the hilarious implications of this ball of industrial goo.
New blog: Burning the Scale  by Claire
Mark will be in later answering your health questions. Have a great weekend, Apples!
[tags] Bare Minerals, Bare Escentuals, Sicko, Michael Moore, GlaxoSmithKline, Alli, orlistat, nanofood, autism, mineral makeup, blood pressure [/tags]