September 2011

Yup: thanks to the FTC, Reebok’s on the hook for a cool $25 mil in customer refunds. Suffice it to say, the agency took a dim view of  Reebok’s claims for its “EasyTone” and “RunTone” shoes. According to the FTC complaint, Reebok made unsupported claims in advertisements that walking in its EasyTone shoes and running in its RunTone […]

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Do they work? Chris Woolston, who writes the “Healthy Skeptic” feature for the LA Times suggests they’re inadequate for those who truly can’t handle gluten; and pointless for those who can. Over-the-counter enzymes may be able to break down a few molecules of gluten here and there, but it would be downright dangerous for anyone with […]

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According to this AP article, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is trying to kill two birds with one stone: deal with an invasive species… and fight hunger. CHICAGO — Minced Asian carp tacos? How about spaghetti with carp sauce? Illinois officials hope serving the invasive species on a plate is the creative solution to […]

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And it’s about time… “natural” is the most abused word in food marketing that I know of. It lends a soft-focus, “healthy” aura to products, despite the fact that it has no real meaning. According to the Wall Street Journal… “The word hasn’t been defined well enough at all, so for years companies have been able to […]

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Been away from the blog for a couple o’ days, as I’ve been helping Paul put together a video page for the site. In addition to Paul’s fat loss supp-oriented vids, we’ll be hosting a series of workout vids, created by the “Goddess of Fitness” herself, professional trainer Sumi Singh. We’re not finished yet, but […]

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Hilarious! The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Personally, I don’t have a problem with the Planet Fitness concept… I’m all for gyms that are welcoming to newbies, and don’t try to shove personal training down your throat. But it’s the execution […]

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Thanks to the focus on antioxidant phytochemicals over the last few years, deeply colored veggies and (super) fruits have been touted over more prosaic choices like apples, pears and bananas. But - according to a recent study –  these “white fruit” mainstays may provide significant health benefits, too. Although recent studies have touted vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables as being the most healthful […]

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Darden Restaurants, Inc. – which owns the popular chain restaurants Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and Bahama Breeze – has announced its intention to make “at least one” sub-600 calorie option available on its children’s menus. Assuming the new kids’ meals are tasty and kid-friendly, it’s a small step in the right direction. At […]

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Not too long ago, the USDA tossed out the Food Pyramid in favor of MyPlate – an infographic that represented the elements of a healthy diet arranged on a plate. While not perfect, it represented a step in the right direction, as it was the essence of simplicity. However, the folks over at the Harvard Health […]

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I imagine many of you have already seen the following vid, or a version thereof… Oversize Man Sues White Castle Over Seats: MyFoxNY.com Yup. Martin Kessman is indeed suing White Castle over their seating, under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). IMHO, this is a frivolous lawsuit… particularly since I doubt the ADA actually covers […]

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