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A Twist on Probiotics

February 19, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

The human body and nature itself never cease to amaze me. It’s fascinating to me that so many times that we humans learn about something that is involved in human health, we end up thinking that we know more than we actually know. Our knowledge of our gut microbiome (formerly called gut flora), is the […]

Mayonnaise – You’re the Sauce!

February 12, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

The English Poet, Thomas Tusser is credited to have said; “Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.” I think what that is meant to denote is: if you’re hungry enough you’ll eat what is served no matter how plain it is; also, eat to provide the nutrients that keep you healthy, not for […]

Loving Heart Health

February 5, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

February is dedicated to the emotional heart and, certainly The American Heart Association has not missed the chance to connect the emotional heart and the physical heart. That said, I think I’ll follow their lead and use the Valentine Day Month as a good time to share some information about the physical heart – heart […]

Keto Vs Fiber

January 22, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about what is considered the best diet in 2019 – the Mediterranean Eating Style; which of course, is full of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, resulting in lots of dietary fiber. This week I want to write about the low carbohydrate (low carb) eating style (it comes […]

Healthy Eating Resolutions?

January 8, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m going to lose ‘X’ (a big number) of pounds. I going to eat healthier in the New Year. I’m going off sugar. I’m going to eat vegan. I’m going to change my eating style. Have you discovered yet that changing your eating style in a big way on January 1st to a completely new […]

The Best Eating Style for You – May Be a Customized Plan

December 25, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you come to the realization that what you eat or don’t eat impacts your chance of staying healthy? Is your eating style supporting optimal health? Is your mind providing little hints that it’s getting close to time to actually begin to make some permanent changes in your eating style? Are you anxious about what […]

Ho, Ho, Ho – Drinking Alcohol

December 4, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Since August, I’ve been meaning to write about a study published in Lancet, Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The study has been sitting on my desktop, staring at me for all these weeks/months. Procrastination is not generally one of […]

Breakfast or Not?

November 27, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Caitlin Dow MS, PhD posted an electronic article on Nutrition Action.com on my birthday in September: To skip or not to skip breakfast: that is the question. Her article caught my attention since I like to keep up with what’s going on in the world of nutrition advise, and the current literature is replete with […]

Are You Tired of the Granola Bar Lunch?

November 13, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Lunch is often a full third of the daily caloric intake of individuals. It can be an important contribution in nourishing our bodies; or a semi-dud; that depends, of course, on what we eat. It seems as though many people finally understand that what we eat and what we don’t eat are highly correlated with […]

A Sea of Change

November 6, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Over eighteen years ago, when I moved to the mountain west, it somewhat surprised me that so many friends and acquaintances told me that they never ate fish. Just in the past few years, I’ve noticed that fish is more frequently creeping into the menus of my acquaintances. Certainly, this observed trend is not scientific […]