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Caring for Your Heart

February 3, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new data about risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Detoxing from Sugar?

January 31, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Why are so many people trying to detox from sugar? People are finally discovering that the average American consumes at least 19 teaspoons a day of added sugar. “Added sugars”, unlike the natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, milk, and meats are added to foods to increase the sweetness. Each teaspoon (4 grams) of sugar has […]

Exercise Can Trump Genes

January 27, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the latest research on exercise and reducing Alzheimer Disease risk.

Diet + Exercise

January 20, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research on how exercise makes you healthier and can help in weight loss.

All Natural Weight Loss

January 13, 2012 by Mary Ireland

My post last week covered research showing that dieting alters hormones so that after the dieting stops, a person is hungrier and has a slower metabolism than before dieting. The subjects in the research were on an extreme low-calorie diet, which consisted of Optifast shakes and two cups of low-starch vegetables, totaling just 500 to […]

It Isn’t Impossible

January 6, 2012 by Mary Ireland

The first time that I read the “Fat Trap,” an article in the New York Times, a picture of two scoops of chocolate ice cream drizzled with caramel appeared to the side on each of the eight pages of the article. It really made me angry. I thought how sad it was that potentially some […]

Focusing or Resolving in the New Year

December 31, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

My beautiful daughter, Heather, took her fire hazard (Christmas tree) to the backyard on Christmas Day. Resolutions are often like that; discarded faster than a dried out fire hazard. Otherwise, they are likely to kindle and burn you with guilt and self-doubt. Because many people have had failure experiences with resolutions, they increasingly decide not […]

Limiting Salt Consumption

December 23, 2011 by Mary Ireland

I was visiting my mother when she served steamed broccoli that was so salty, I could not eat it. I think this was a bad combination of my mother’s decreasing sensitivity to saltiness as she got older, causing her to use more, and my increasing salt sensitivity from being on a low-sodium diet. Or maybe […]

Breast Cancer and Environment

December 16, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses findings from the “Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach” study released last week and gives dietary suggestions for reducing cancer risk.

Working in Exercise

December 9, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the importance of mindfully incorporating more exercise into our daily lives.