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Salads Are Underrated!

September 1, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I must admit that I’ve not read Tamar Haspel’s articles before; but this first one, published in the Washington Post last week immediately got my attention, and not in a positive way. Her article was titled: Why salad is so overrated. This article is deserving of more criticism than praise; I almost don’t know where […]

Weather Hot Weather by Keeping Hydrated

July 28, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

A lovely vacation to Spain has given me a little food for thought. We began our trip in beautiful, perfect weather, Barcelona, Spain; and a little over three weeks later, ended in Barcelona again, but in blazing hot, sunny, extremely humid weather. During the last days of the trip, our Barcelona adventures motivated today’s subject. […]

Ideas for Healthy Eating while Traveling

July 14, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Today I decided to make a list of driving foods for Dr. Grandpa (Vic) and myself. Then it dawned upon me that maybe some of you would enjoy some hints for foods and ideas during driving vacations/or holidays (whichever way you describe them); or combination flying/driving trips. The following are some bits of advice and […]

Easy Steps Toward Plant-Based Eating

June 30, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you harbor any feelings that eating largely plant-based foods is something for vegans and vegetarians, I hope you’ll take a few minutes from your busy life and read an article published on November 7, 2014, in the Washington Post by four interesting writers (Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter). I […]

Guerilla Tactics for Surviving Restaurant Eating

June 23, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If daily weighing is one of your habits, you you’re probably only too aware of the big bump in weight after eating at a restaurant. In addition to the often times humongous salt load, servings often have enough calories to supply you for two or three prudent meals. I’m guessing that we are still going […]

Need an Oil Change in the Kitchen?

June 16, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Choosing the oil that you generally cook with is an important contribution to your diet and health. In this post, I share some principles about evaluating, and if desirable, changing your cooking oil. The top four vegetable cooking oils consumed in the United States are soybean, canola, palm, and corn oil. These oils are referred […]

Dairy Foods and Saturated Fat

June 9, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

June is national dairy month, so I thought that I’d address dairy foods and saturated fats. If there is any one category of food that’s a mixed bag, it’s dairy. Dairy products have been eaten for millennia, but the issue of saturated fat may be scaring people away from including dairy products. Saturated Fat One […]

Be Kind to Your Brain – Eat Healthily

May 19, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems as though we’re all grasping at straws as related to risk reduction for Alzheimer’s and even less alarming cognitive decline. So far there are really no magic bullets or even expensive tablets that can ward off cognitive decline. But a study published online ahead of print this past week, hints that there may […]

Some Movement Is Better Than None – Just Do It

May 5, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about Individual Practicality, Balance and Sustainability; I addressed the question, “Why bother?” (to exercise, that is, if it doesn’t lead to much weight loss by itself). This past week new research has been published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; and it’s a remarkable report on recent […]

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 […]