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Creating a Blue Zone for Yourself

September 8, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m guessing September 8th is a little late for suggesting a book for summer reading. “Good guess,” you say, since there’re only 14 days left before Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (Autumnal Equinox 2015). If you’ve been reading this blog for years, you know this is an exciting time of year for me and I’m usually […]

Ideas for Healthy Eating while Traveling

July 14, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Today I decided to make a list of driving foods for Dr. Grandpa (Vic) and myself. Then it dawned upon me that maybe some of you would enjoy some hints for foods and ideas during driving vacations/or holidays (whichever way you describe them); or combination flying/driving trips. The following are some bits of advice and […]

Today’s Not a Victory Day – It’s a Coward’s Day

May 12, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I was just glancing at today’s news and noticed that the bill that proposed labels on sugar-sweetened beverages in California to warn of diabetes, obesity and tooth decay was allowed to die in committee. The California Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act SB203, fell short in a vote at the Senate Health committee, with four senators […]

The Political War Over Designing the New Dietary Guidelines

March 3, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

The year 2015 is the distinctive year for the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to come up with the new guidelines; they do it every five years. You can be involved if you like – make your voice heard. The Dietary Guidelines serve a major role in American life; because school lunch programs; military menus; hospital […]

Looking for a Magic Bullet?

February 24, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote a piece about the public’s confusion regarding cancer risk. I read an article from the Washington Post that made me think that I should add a few additional thoughts, most especially about so-called super foods. One of the reasons that I wanted to address super foods is that I’ve even observed […]

Food Trends to Consider

January 20, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I stumbled upon an article titled: Consumers will eat more seeds and less red meat in 2015, dietitians predict; Elizabeth Crawford wrote it. The title really caught my eye because the research supports the idea that health would be improved by eating less red meat and more seeds. So like many health enthusiasts, I immediately […]

Renewal and Nourishing Our Body and Soul

January 6, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

A few days ago there were sparkles in the sky …… lots fireworks visible via our view over the valley at midnight. What’s so exciting about turning the calendar page and starting a New Year? I think some of the most important reasons are that people often think of a fresh start; making changes; improving […]

Tweaking Our Lifestyle to Reduce Stroke Risk

October 14, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I was reading a new study that has been published on line for free in Neurology. At first I would say that there were no surprises; but on second look, I feel that the size of the stroke risk reduction is pretty amazing – 54%. The researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden found […]

Unexpected Influence of Big Nearby Eaters

September 30, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

The research below is a new twist on an old adage my grandmother’s shared with me; “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you what you are.” I just read a little bit about this research and said to myself, “This has Brian Wansink written all over it.”  If you’re not familiar with […]

Big Surprise – The Safe Amount of Alcohol – None

September 16, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

When I was a young woman, I really wanted to be fashionable and cool. Two things that I thought would help convert a somewhat bookwormish woman to being cool were if I would drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. I started with the goal to smoke cigarettes. My sister tried several times to help me, but […]