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Gratitude and Striving for Healthy Behaviors

November 22, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Because Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, it has become my favorite holiday. But if you’ve read last week’s post, you probably figured out that, for me, it can be a day of daunting challenges with food temptations. I know I’m not alone; but I’ve spent some time thinking about ways to defuse the stress; and […]

Does God Have a Wicked Sense of Humor?

September 6, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

On July 27, 2016, just about the time I was smugly sitting and thinking about what an adventurous eater I am, I stumbled upon an article about the possibility for the next superfood – cockroach milk. Hmmm. I’d love to feel a little more mature (not chronologically) just emotionally. I’d like to say; “Sure, sign […]

Green Smoothie Surprise

July 12, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

About a week ago, I thinned our little beet patch. Mostly they were just three-inch leafy greens. I didn’t have time to do anything with them, so I just popped them into a plastic bag and put them into the refrigerator. I realized that I had spinach on hand and maybe would add the spinach […]

Zinc and Your Immune System

June 14, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re a long time reader, you know that my focus is generally on eating-style; rather than on specific nutrients. That doesn’t mean that individual nutrients are not important, especially long-established minerals. I thought that I’d mention a mineral that doesn’t get much attention – zinc. Iron, calcium, and sodium are often written about; but […]

Bowl Science – Really?

April 19, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve read a tad this year about the new trend in the use of bowls, rather than plates. At first I was attracted to the information as related to the size of bowls; but the more I read the more I realized to my absolute surprise, that there’s quite a bit of science in this […]

Souping? No Need to “Detox”

February 9, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you like to be on the front edge of trends? Have you abandoned juicing and taken up souping? If yes, then probably you’re a rather trendy guy or gal. In full candor, I’ll admit, that I’ve never been nominated for any awards for being trendy. It’s the chick and egg question: which came first? […]

Learn Good Carbs / Good Fats; Avoid Bad Ones

November 3, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

A couple weeks ago the New York Times published an article written by Jane E. Brody, called; The Fats You Don’t Need to Fear, and the Carbs That You Do. It’s a nice review of how we got to where we are; that is, 75% of men and 67% of women – overweight or obese. […]

Big Soda Winning Battles; Losing War

October 13, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about how some health associations are ending their association with Big Soda and concurrently their cash cow of ‘Big Bucks.’ Big Soda continues to be in the news. I guess if your pay depended on those Big Bucks, it may seem to be sad news. But for those of us who […]

The Slowing of an Obscene Gravy Train

October 6, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week, most major news services, including The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the Associated Press published a story about Coca-Cola ending financial (Premier Sponsor) sponsorship of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The subtitle of the WSJ article: Health group criticized for accepting money from large food and drink companies opens some opportunities […]

Meaty Risks

September 29, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you don’t already subscribe to the Nutrition Action Health Letter (NAHL) from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, now might be a good time to begin. If you eat beef frequently, don’t delay; consider making your new subscription begin with the October 2015 issue. The cover story is called; Bye Bye Beef? […]