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More Holiday Gift Ideas

December 2, 2011 by Mary Ireland

If you are still struggling with the perfect gift for someone on your list – consider a book. I like giving books because a book can change a person’s life forever. The book on the top of my list this year is The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion: Revolutionary Program That Lets You Rediscover […]

Don’t Sit Still for This

November 18, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the finds from a new study regarding sedentary behaviors, the risk of cancer and what you can do to reduce your risk.

The Social Aspect of Obesity

November 11, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses studies relating social aspects to obesity.

And Now, Even More Reasons to Not Gain Weight

November 4, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses more research supported that idea that it is best not to gain weight in the first place.

Yet Another Reason to Control Your Weight

October 28, 2011 by Mary Ireland

I had dinner at a friend’s house Monday night. The meal was raclette. The traditional raclette-style meal is vegetables — usually potatoes, onions and (gulp) Gherkins covered with raclette cheese. The meal I had was a little different in style. We didn’t have any of the traditional vegetables; we had baby squash, carrots, broccoli, and […]

Surviving the Sodium Wars by Shaking the Salt Habit

October 25, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

“Sodium Wars” is a term used to describe the battle between food processors eager to keep profiting from the use of excess salt in their products, vs. regulators and educators trying to either get them to cut it back, or get people to stop eating excessive doses of sodium through these unhealthy products. Like other […]

Please Don’t Fortify Me (or My Food)

October 21, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the results of a new study on multivitamins.

Someone with Courage on Our Side

October 18, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Why are the Dietary Guidelines for Americans so important?  The fact is that they are used for all federal nutrition programs, including school lunch, hospital care, military feeding and so on, and are used in educating the public in how to eat healthily. The point is that billions of dollars are at stake when the […]

Porking Out

October 14, 2011 by Mary Ireland

The article begins: “You’ve had bacon with eggs, bacon cheeseburgers and even bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. But how about bacon dessert?” Then they must have read my mind, because the next sentence is, “Don’t look so disgusted.” Apparently bacon is a hot new item in doughnuts, cookies and even chocolate bars. A top seller […]

Working Together

October 7, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland talks about new mentor programs that are helping to distribute nutritional information and provide one-on-one assistance to help those most at risk for obesity to live healthier lifestyles.