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Nix the Ginkgo – Eat Food

December 15, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses the failure of ginkgo biloba to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death or disease, or dementia and what you can do.

Getting Out of the Supplement Mindset

December 10, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares examples of supplements not being a health benefit.

Colorful Real Food

December 9, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma notices that an ordinary day’s real foods offer many of the colors of antioxidants sold in pricy bottles.

Health Claims of ‘Superfruits’ – Fantasy

December 8, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Hype! That’s what I see.  If I’m doing research on nutrition-related issues, up come unwelcome articles about exotic juices — açai berries and its buddies — and their fantastical health claims.

Are You Topping Your Healthy Pancakes and Waffles with Syrup?

December 2, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma tells how to top your your no added-sugar pancakes with a nutrient-filled syrup with no added sugar.

Ready for a New Spin on Yams?

November 20, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Vic (Dr. Grandpa) and I have yams as a regular menu item – can something so easy and so delicious be so nutritious? I must admit that I don’t do anything special with them most of the time.  I put the scrubbed yam in the microwave after sticking it with a fork a couple of […]

Comedian Fodder

November 9, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Oh My Goodness – Sometimes I think the news about food processors is fodder for comedians; and this is such a great example that I couldn’t let it pass without a comment.