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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 […]

Does Cholesterol Still Matter?

October 30, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you remember when cholesterol was the trendy word of the day? I remember it was ubiquitous; almost every package of food had some kind of cholesterol claim – low cholesterol or no cholesterol. I don’t know an exact date of when it began, but it was going on in the 1970s and is still […]

To Cook or Not to Cook

October 23, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

The season for lots of refreshing cool salads has come to an end for this year. I don’t mean that we won’t have more salads this year; I just mean that if we live in the northern hemisphere, we may more frequently be looking for food that will warm us up. Should we be too […]

Regularity

October 16, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Some subjects are well……. a little gross for many people. But the fact is that “the subject” may become an issue for you, whether you like it or not. As those of you who have been reading this blog for ten years or so, know, I write frequently about my dear grandmother who raised me […]

The Study of What the Little Guys Produce – Metabolomics

September 25, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m guessing that by now most people know that we have a huge microbiome; the community of trillions of microorganisms that live and function in our body. The microbiome and its products have actually become a gigantic trend in health research. For many health professionals, including myself, the extent of the impact of our microbiome […]

Prolonging Life – Healthy Ageing

September 11, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published on line August 30, 2018, in Cambridge University’s British Journal of Nutrition might stay under the radar. Why? There are a couple of reasons from my perspective. One is that a study about the elderly is not exciting and flashy (although this one really does have application for younger populations.) Second, […]

Going a Little Nuts

July 31, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems to be one of the holdovers from the days when so many were eschewing any food with fat; but there are still people who don’t include nuts in their diet because of the fat content. Too bad!!! Nuts and seeds are dense with fiber and nutrients. The fat in nuts is mostly monounsaturated […]