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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 […]

A Pageant of Supplements or a Healthy Diet and Exercise

July 22, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you seen the pageant-like procession of claims, that supplements and processed foods with certain additives can prevent cognitive impairment? Or have you heard any of the FTC’s precedent-setting crack down on those inflated claims? What are we supposed to believe? Can we do anything to decrease our risk of cognitive decline? I’ll admit right […]

Discouraging News or an Encouraging Invitation?

July 1, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

On June 10, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report related to diabetes. It was somewhat discouraging to learn that more than 29 million Americans (9.3 percent of our population – we’re almost at one in ten) have diabetes; the number was up by 3 million over the 2010 […]

Should We Care about Modified Vegetables?

June 3, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

A new wave of my personal research all started when I attended an online seminar called Pesticides and Food; Eating Safely and Sustainable, presented by The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health. I learned some interesting new facts during the hour presentation; among them were: GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) exposure is sub lethal to […]

A Big Fat Surprise – Nonsense

May 27, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

On May 6, 2014, Nina Teicholz’s article, The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease was published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). I frequently like the articles in the WSJ, this one ….  not so much. My rationale is that it has the potential of driving people to eat in unhealthy ways, like […]

Energizer Bunny Vs Running Low on Energy

May 13, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve spent most of my life with a marvelous level of energy; by that I mean the ability to keep going – you know, like the Energizer Bunny. It’s been a real blessing to me that I can get so much done in a day. But I’ve had an interesting experience in the past several […]

My Biggest Feeding Failure

May 6, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Mother’s Day brings an immense array of memories and thoughts. My children are so kind about my loving and mothering; but let’s face it; I made mistakes when raising and feeding my children (I’m sure they remember also, but are just too kind to remind me). So when I learn that I did something right […]

Strategies for Eating on the Fly

April 29, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Let’s assume you’ve been working quite a while to make your home environment a haven for safe and healthy eating. Your pantry and fridge are stocked with fresh produce, whole grains, healthy oils, nonfat dairy and lean protein choices. I should mention that you might have limited the fatty, salty, and simple carb snacks, so […]

Recognizing National Nutrition Month with Label Talk

March 4, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s almost as though the FDA was looking to do something significant for National Nutrition Month – which is in March each year. On Thursday, February 27, 2014 the FDA released a press announcement about the proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label. You can see the proposed format in the preceding link. Note the […]

Tonight is Christmas Eve

December 24, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Whether you celebrate Christmas, as I do, another holiday, or your tradition is to ignore the entire season – extra eating often enters our lives during this time of the year. Celebrating holidays and events is not just American – it’s part of human culture. We can look back into scriptures and know that long […]