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The Promise of “Fundamentally Improved” Snacks

December 29, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses PepsiCo, the behemoth ‘food’ company, their products, and promise of research to ‘fundamentally improve’ their portfolio of products.

Going to a Movie during the Holidays?

December 22, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses movie food.

The Saga of the Buffet Table

December 21, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares 12 ideas to help design some ‘personal rules’ for navigating a buffet table.

On Witches, Wizards and Water

December 18, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma tells the story of her first fondue dinner.

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.

Still Thankful

November 27, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma still feeling thankful the day after Thanksgiving.

Warm Thanksgiving Wishes

November 26, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

“A Cheerful Heart Has a Continual Feast.”  Proverbs 15:15 May your holidays be rich in feasting upon the Lord’s myriad of blessings!

Holiday Confessions of a Dietitian

November 24, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

I must share the truth – I can’t bear to make turkey gravy without the turkey drippings including some of the fat that squeaks by. We need mashed potatoes, with butter and milk – we’re talking absolutely need! Would it actually be Thanksgiving without Aunt Pam’s super rich yams (that are loaded with butter, brown […]

People Eat Food – Not Nutrients!

November 5, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Why spend on exotic berry juice extracts like Acai? Just use blueberries, raspberries, strawberries. This post examines the idea that specific isolated nutrients or exotic plant extracts sold in costly supplements are as good as whole foods.