Sara

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Black Tuesday for Black Cohosh

The latest study doesn't look good for black cohosh. Here's the clickativity. Our take: The study was performed by the National Institutes of Health (your friendly government agency), and looked at just over 300 women - so, not exactly a conclusive study. However, size does not always matter - a good study is a good study. The researchers found that women taking black cohosh for…

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Corn Is Not a Vegetable

Check out a recent post in the Diet & Nutrition section by junior apple Annie B. She writes to tell us about a recent adventure to Boston Market, where she overheard two well-meaning ladies order the "healthy vegetable plate" of mashed potatoes, corn, and mac 'n cheese. Hmm. We're a little concerned about that meal being thought of by anyone as a "vegetable" plate. Potatoes,…

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What’s Up with Denmark?

Sara here. My Danish grandmother will be horrified by this post, but in my selfless devotion to you Apples, I'm taking that risk. And so, I have to ask: What is up with Denmark? (Huh? you ask. Just go with me on this.) I've noticed a strange trend over the last decade. This could be my own erroneous inductive research here - in fact, I…

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Semantic Salmon

Remember the bread-is-to-crumb logic section on the SAT's? Or how about the interminable hours spent in Mr. Johnson's English Lit class deconstructing the deeper meaning of that tree in that poem by that guy? The latest and greatest fish debate is worse. Environmentalists, food lobbyists, and fishermen and women everywhere are in a big huff over whether we should label certain fish as organic or…

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Sunscreen Causes Osteoporosis, Part 2

Made you think twice, didn't it? Many of us glom on the sunscreen in the hope of warding off the slightest wrinkle or, worse, skin cancer. And many of us diligently gulp down glass after glass of milk, convinced calcium will save our bones from the high rates of osteoporosis Westerners suffer from. Enter critical reassessment. For those craving some clickativity related to Mark's examination…

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Skinny-Fat

Ladies, I’m concerned about the skinny-fat among us. You know what I'm talking about. Skinny-fat women might look nice in a v-neck, but they’d sooner crawl into a hole than expose an upper arm or leg. This is what happens when you become “skinny fat” instead of genuinely lean and fit (where the muscle and fat are fairly evenly distributed and you have a lot…

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