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Preventing Strokes, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

November 6, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

The cover story of the November 2012 issue of the Nutrition Action Healthletter (NAH) by the Center for Science and the Public Interest is devoted to protecting your brain from stroke. It’s a comprehensive (six and a half pages long) yet condensed collection of information about signs and prevention of stroke (essentially a heart attack […]

Arsenic in Our Rice – Are You Kidding?

October 16, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

When I think of substances that I don’t want in my food, I usually think of stuff that the food processors purposefully add. The ammonia used in making pink slime – you know that so-called “lean beef” burger ingredient – well yes, if you listen to the gigantic food processor Cargill who sings its praises. […]

Shrinking Fish into Omega-3s

October 9, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you been reading any of the reports on omega-3 fatty acids? New studies weaken the pizzazz in the high-powered marketing magic. In this bit of marketing magic, a tasty filet from a whole fish disappears and is replaced by a few pills, spoonfuls or oil, or by an invisible processed food additives named in […]

A Veggie Wish

October 2, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Here we are at the beginning of the school year again. For me it’s a time much like New Year’s Day; a time to assess how things are going. I ask myself, “Are there things that need improving upon? The answer to my question has never been, “No, there’s nothing to improve upon.” If a […]

Healthy Lifestyle Choices Pay Off

September 18, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research supporting healthy lifestyle choices.

Taking Steps Toward Health

September 7, 2012 by Mary Ireland

It seems as I get older, more and more of my friends and acquaintances are of the type Dr. Grandma described in her blog post Worrywarts and Fretters. Maybe it is just normal that as we get older, worries about health and losing cognitive ability comes more to the forefront of our thoughts; but sometimes […]

Healthy and Sustainable

August 28, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

On August 21, 2012 I stumbled upon an article published in the Los Angeles Times titled: A ‘sustainable’ diet: Must it all be cereal and cabbage? Rosie Mestel, who wrote the LA Times article was referring to a study done in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen – a study essentially looking at whether people […]

More Good News for Olive Oil

August 23, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.

Changing Habits to Resist the National Drift to Obesity

August 21, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Each year when the statistics of the obesity rates by state – the percentage of obese residents by state are published, I picture a collective sigh of relief by those in the other 49 states and the District of Columbia. Whew!!!  I’m sure glad I don’t live in Mississippi (even though it’s so much fun […]

Starting Small

August 10, 2012 by Mary Ireland

I am amazed how little things can make a big difference. Research from Arizona State University is a great example of this. Researchers found that subjects who ate energy-dense food in smaller bites felt full faster and ate less food overall. The research was conducted both on lab rats and college students with similar results. […]