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What’s Cookin’? Evidently, Not Americans

April 21, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you want to really understand blood pressure, there’s a wonderful article on the Medical News Today (MNT) website. What I like about this particular article is that you do not need to have had a course in physiology, anatomy and biology to understand the article. It is written for all who are interested; and […]

Beyond Snacks: Welcoming Nuts into Your Meals

April 7, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Every time I write the goals to improve diet, it always includes incorporating nuts. It’s pretty easy to quickly skim over the information that researchers have found that nuts are associated with improved health (especially cardiovascular, diabetes and metabolic syndrome) and not really take the next step to adding nuts to your regular eating habits. […]

On Paleo Diet Pretenses: Serving Mastodon, Anyone?

April 6, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

A draft sitting in queue but never published. Too bad.   Things are pretty busy around the holidays; I probably don’t need to remind you. But the evidence in myself is found in how easy it is to make me laugh. I guess it’s some kind of hysteria. On second thought, after reading the Wikipedia […]

Trouble with the Term “Processed”

March 31, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I attended Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2015 this past Thursday and Friday. Personally, I believe that it was the best conference, with the most informed presenters that this state organization has offered. One of their presenters was Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN. She had an engaging, appealing and enjoyable presentation style. To begin […]

The Mediterranean DASH

March 17, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

The Mediterranean DASH, it sounds like some kind of a race or a dance. Right? But, of course, I’m writing about eating styles. What I’m addressing today is the question in many persons’ minds; which way should I go to eat in a healthy way? I’ve written quite a bit about the Mediterranean-style of eating, […]

The Yin and Yang of Nutrition Information

March 10, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Yin and Yang, the Chinese symbol used within Taoism symbolize a problem that I struggle with. Yin and Yang seem to be a good metaphor for the information on the Internet. Like many, I object to putting feminine on the dark side and masculine on the bright side, but I’m just using the negative and […]

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 […]

Kids and Kidney Stone News – Prevention the Best Treatment

February 10, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you haven’t had a kidney stone, or watched a child suffering while trying to pass a kidney stone, you’re blessed, whether you know it or not; and as a result, you probably put kidney stones in the realm of ‘someone else’s problem. If you’re doing that, for your sake and the sake of your […]

Frozen

February 3, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Truly, it’s a rare occasion at my home, for the temperatures to be in the 50s and 60s during February – I have plans to breath in some of the warmer air during the next 10 days. I’ve lived in the mountain west for enough years (15) to realize that winter is not over, based […]