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Mediterranean-Style Eating is Joyful Delicious Eating

March 5, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m afraid that you may not be able to bear my writing another article about the Mediterranean-style of eating; since I already have ten pages of articles listed on the subject. Knowing that I’ve been so dedicated to touting the Mediterranean-style of eating for so many years, would you, my dear readers, humor me by […]

Downsizing Meat Consumption

February 26, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Do we need a little more motivation to cut back on meat consumption? I afraid I know the answer to that question; and it is an anguished one for a grandma whose children and grandchildren, not to mention dear friends, include so many who are so passionately attached to what the nutritional and health guidelines […]

Bottom Line

February 19, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

None of your friends are chatting at the party about today’s subject; but surprisingly it ‘sits’ at the top of the United States trending health issues on Google. People are searching for information to help them manage hemorrhoids, but don’t really want to converse about hemorrhoids in mixed company. If you’ve been blessed not to […]

Hitting the Sack

February 12, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

By now, most everyone knows that sleep deprivation interferes with hunger and satiety hormones crucial to regulating appetite.  Perhaps you know some night owls who are also plump owls. We envision them mindlessly snacking their way through fatigue to keep going. Research has gone deeper than the snacking, and revealed a chain of hormonal effects […]

Shopping the Perimeter

January 29, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

I was drawn to an article called Shopping the Perimeter by A. Elizabeth Sloan, published January 2013 Vol. 67, No. 1; in IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Food Technology.  Dr. Elizabeth Sloan is the president of a consumer trends company in southern California; they follow trends in foods, beverages, dietary supplements, food service, commodities and […]

Holiday Bugs and Well Wishes

December 21, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Dear Friends of Foodland Chronicles, We’re in the midst of the special winter holidays, often we’re very busy; and knowing that  I’m not going to write anything this year about holiday foods or food safety, I thought that I’d post the links for two articles that may help you have a safe and happy holiday […]

Avoiding the Train Wreck

December 18, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Public heath in this country has been likened to two freight trains headed directly at each other. One is loaded with epidemic cases of obesity, diabetes, and other preventable chronic diseases.  The other is freighting the rising costs of medical care and lost productivity because of the illnesses. This is the metaphor used by Reed […]

Be Careful – Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water

December 11, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Two separate studies published recently are concluding that the more someone sits the shorter and less robust his or her life may be. The first study that I want to look at was published in full and abstract in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In essence, the researchers claim that TV viewing time may […]

Plant-Based Diet Challenges

November 27, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Quite a few Americans are getting the message that a plant-based diet holds promise for improving both our health and the environment. But like any change there are always some challenges. In this post I discuss challenges to individuals who want to change their eating habits, and challenges to those good-citizen food processors who are […]

Gratitude for the Energy of a Healthy Body

November 20, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

I think it’s a good habit to reflect on our blessings and be grateful every day; but it’s now the time of year to celebrate our sense of gratitude in a bigger way. This year I am especially grateful for the bounty of the real food that is available to us in the US; and, […]