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Meat – Considerations for the Wise

October 11, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re trying to keep your weight under control and your arteries unclogged, it doesn’t take long before you realize that meat is an important issue of concern. Nutrition Action Health Letter which is a publication of Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nutrition watchdog and consumer advocacy group, advocating for safer […]

The Coconut Oil Marketing Spin

June 28, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Just yesterday, I copied a smoothie recipe from an online source. One of the ingredients was coconut oil; I asked; “Why would I add this to my smoothie?” A week or two before that I was in a conversation with a young woman who is studying nutrition at a holistic health establishment and she shared […]

Paying Attention to pH

May 31, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve resisted the thought of writing about pH for years. My rationalization is that it would take explaining more chemistry and physiology than general public might be interested in. The subject of pH as related to food and ultimately to diet is technical; so I decided to continue to recommend eating a diet high in […]

Noggin News

May 10, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re trying to keep your brain healthy for as long as possible, you won’t want to miss the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s May 2016 Nutrition Acton Heathletter (NAH). The lead story in the May issue, Brain Gain; News for Your Noggin had some concise ideas for those of us who would […]

Heed the Study – Not the Commentaries

April 26, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is being used by journalists in secondary reporting to support a current attempt to challenge the known dangers of foods high in saturated fats. While the BMJ study reduced saturated fats in a large (9700 patients in Minnesota Hospitals and Care Centers), more, not […]

Vitamin D’s a Show Off and in the News, Again

April 12, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

About sixteen years ago I moved from southern California to the mountain west. There are many things I love about the mountain west, most especially my husband and family, the beauty of the mountains and the great expansive views out over the valley and lake to other mountains. But there is one thing that I’ve […]

Ultra-Processed Foods

March 15, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve written quite a bit about the drawbacks and undesirability of processed foods; I’ve often used the words highly processed but a newly released study has amplified the term “ultra-processed” and has shown how harmful it is, and brought me back to the subject. The new study is published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) […]

Protein from Animals or Plants

March 8, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

On Saturday evening I sat next to one of my sons-in-law at a primary school fundraiser. He has been reading about The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD. There are quite a few take away lessons from The China Study; but the overarching message is for a plant-based diet. Certainly, I’ve written extensively regarding […]

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? […]

Nutritionism is Not Dead

February 2, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s true; nutritionism is not only not dead, but it appears to be a vital and integral part of the processed food business. Last week, an interesting and well-written article, published on January 26, 2016 in MedPage Today quickly caught my attention. The title is Fiber-Rich Diet May Boost Lung Function and the subtitle is: […]