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Packing Up for Hawaii

April 9, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

Reading this title, you’re probably thinking that continued unusual amounts of snow here in the mountain west of the US, has gotten me thinking about escaping to Hawaii. And you’d be wrong if that’s your guess. Despite the snow, warm temperatures and days, and parts of days of sun, are bringing plants to life.  I […]

Nutrition Fairy Tales

March 12, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

When I was a girl I loved fairy tales; but as an adult dietitian I find food and nutrition fairy tales frustrating. Many people are getting their nutrition advice from unqualified sources and it often leads to less than optimal nutritional status. Be careful to whom you turn for nutrition advice; see my recently published […]

On the Fallacy of Eating a Small, Bitter Pill Instead of Real Food

March 5, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

Are you struggling to stick with the goal of diet improvement? I get it! It’s much easier to stay with your old eating habits and take the supplement you just learned is related to better health than to go through the considerable effort (with its tasty, enjoyable, often beautiful, and healthy results) to eat the […]

Eating Brains to Become Smart

February 26, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

The other day, in the course of having a little conversation with a friend, she told me that she takes supplemental enzymes orally that help her health. She believes that when she swallows the enzyme supplements that the enzymes do whatever they normally are supposed to do if they were injected into the bloodstream. She […]

Enthusiasm for Progress

January 1, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

The holidays are winding down. I hope yours were wonderful. I further hope that your hopes for the year ahead are filled with promise and better things than what you’re leaving behind. I hope you’ll be blessed in this new year. If you’re embracing a life of growth and learning, the new year has much […]

Research and Common Sense

December 11, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

This morning I turned to my bookshelf and took down my copy of Mindless Eating; Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink PhD. The book, a 2007 paperback edition, is dog-eared and has at least a dozen little sticky notes popping from its pages. I’m not going to read it today; but […]

Processed Foods, Superfoods, Good Old-Fashioned Foods

September 18, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Processed food – It’s true I’ve put a lot of trash on processed foods. I’ve been writing about them for years and eventually, I edited my reference to them and called them highly processed food and ultra processed foods. I did that because the food industry didn’t like all the negative press they were getting […]

Is Variety the Spice of Life?

August 14, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Eating a variety of foods has been a long-term principle of healthy, balanced eating. This public health precept was popularized in the early 20th century in response to the prevalence of nutrient inadequacies. One example would be getting the essential amino acids by eating a grain and a legume, for example. Today’s world has different […]

Loving Your Body and the Environment

August 7, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

If like me, you’re interested in protecting our environment, you may be interested in some research done by Joseph Poore a pre-doctoral student at the University of Oxford and Thomas Nemecek PhD of the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope. The researchers collected a huge amount of data regarding the wide differences in environmental impacts – […]

Are You Moving Toward Non Dairy Milk?

July 17, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

This is definitely the age of non-dairy milk. Options are more plentiful than a dietitian’s wildest imagination. My imagination can be pretty wild, but I still see a range of options that include both good and bad choices for different individuals. Having all these choices can be nice, especially if you have lactose intolerance; you’re […]