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Sugar Avoidance – Music to My Ears

May 15, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

As noted by the International Food Information Council’s 2017 survey, 76% of respondents of the survey, (an unprecedented number of consumers) say they are looking to reduce their sugar intake or avoid it altogether. During the past two years, sugar has topped the list of ingredients that consumers are seeking to limit or avoid in […]

Recommending Pizza – Really?

February 20, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I must admit; I’m a sucker for clever headlines and cleverly written articles. But since I’m in the admitting mood; I must also admit that sometimes what someone else thinks is so clever is just down right annoying for me. Case in point headline: “PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST IS HEALTHIER THAN CEREAL, SAYS DIETITIAN – FINALLY.” […]

Week Two – A Setup for Success

January 9, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s week two of the New Year; are you still toying with ideas for goals for this New Year? Why not? Think about it; but don’t procrastinate too long – jump in – get started. Don’t sell yourself the idea that you missed January first and now it’s too late. The following are just a […]

Don’t Blame Gluten – It May be Fructan

December 26, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

About 1 in 100 people have the inherited autoimmune disease – celiac that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten is ingested. Another .4 percent of people have a doctor-diagnosed wheat allergy. Beyond this number there is a large group of people who have what is called “non-celiac gluten sensitivity.” This large group of […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success

December 12, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

As so often happens, two fairly unrelated pieces of information, meet in my mind and blend into thoughts that I want to share with you. This week, the first of the two is a lovely piece of public health information about the five top cancer prevention stories of 2017 published by the American Institute for […]

What’s in Your Ground Meat?

August 29, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

It was late in my cooking experience when I learned to use a food processor; but I’ve gradually gotten up to speed. One of my most recent experiences is using the food processor for making ground meat. Are you wondering why I’d waste my time doing such a thing when the butcher does it so […]

Striving to Stay Well-Hydrated

June 13, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Today, I think I’ll start with a confession; staying hydrated has been a long-time challenge for me. This is not a lack of understanding; this is just a habit problem. I’m a strong proponent for the idea that we can build new habits. I’ve done much better in the past few years on hydration, but […]

An Answer to the “Gourmet” Nut-Butter Craze

May 23, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Certainly, we’ve written plenty about the benefits of pulses, beans, and legumes; three of the words that represent a very healthy group of foods central to the Mediterranean-style of eating. This exceptional group of foods, including beans, lentils, and peanuts is finally getting some excellent press; and for that I’m grateful. It always makes me […]

Children and Veggies

April 4, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

In a special health care section of the February 27, 2017 Wall Street Journal, there was an article called: How Schools Can Get Children to Eat Their Vegetables: Researchers have discovered that a few small tricks can make a big difference. The article reminds me of a book that I’ve written about in the past: […]

Spring Brings Tongue-Tingling Rhubarb

March 14, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

The mountain west endured an especially snowy winter. Being a native of sunny southern California, I must say, the weeks of cloudy, snowy, grayness became a little monotonous, especially when the clouds were right up to the windows for days at a time. As many of you know by now, gardening is my hobby. Walking […]