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More Thoughts on Healthy Bones

June 1, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses bone health and an alternative to bisphosphates and calcium supplements.

Healthy Bones – Where Do We Go from Here?

May 29, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

I received a beautiful new ring as an anniversary gift; and on Friday I went to have it sized down to fit my right hand ring finger. The jeweler asked if I knew my ring size, I answered, “Yes, size 4. It used to be 3½, when I was younger.” He said, “That would be […]

Moving toward Health

May 18, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research on benefiting from exercise.

Exercising Your Consumer Power

May 11, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses some of the changes that McDonald’s is implementing to increase market share.

Eat Smart. Play Hard. Together!

May 4, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the new research on the difficulty of controlling type 2 diabetes in children and teens, identifying resources that can help with lifestyle changes that may be beneficial in reducing the chances of being diabetic.

Extraordinary Vegetables Can Be Easy

May 1, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Yesterday, I was at the market picking up a few items, including a few golden beets; and the checker asked what could a person do with beets. So I quickly explained how I like to make them – roasted in the oven. I told her that I cut them from the greens and scrub them […]

What Are Blood Sugar Levels?

April 10, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Diabetes and the diabetes epidemic have been in the news a lot lately. It can be difficult to understand the mechanisms that cause diabetes. I thought I would discuss one, very important aspect of diabetes — blood sugar levels. Your blood sugar level is the amount of sugar, in the form of glucose, present in […]

Make Your Calories Count: Choose 100% Whole Grains

April 6, 2012 by Mary Ireland

In his blog, Is A Calorie A Calorie?, Mark Bittman writes about his interview with Marion Nestle, author of a new book Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (California Studies in Food and Culture). The blog post makes interesting reading and of course the answer to the calorie question is not a simple yes […]

Wondering What Weird Stuff Is in Our Food?

March 30, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you glanced at the ingredient list on the side of a box? Have you seen a list of mysterious ingredients; some making you lose your appetite? Have you been slimed? Who you gonna call? Maybe Ghost Busters, but certainly not the food processors or the USDA, who say ‘pink slime’ is a perfectly safe, […]

Drinking Trouble

March 27, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Many years ago, when someone offered a non-alcoholic beverage it was coffee, tea, milk, fruit or tomato juice, water (you know – plain old H20), or an occasional soda pop. In addition to those old standbys, now there are energy drinks, ready to drink (RTD) tea and coffee, functional drinks and sports beverages, added to […]