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Sharing Some Fasting/Keto Thoughts

April 24, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve been reading some of the barrage of articles about fasting and Ketogenic diets. Some of what I’ve read is based in fact, sprinkled with fairly insignificant errors. But some of what’s out there is just not factual. Some of the arguments that use biased or incorrect information, or faulty research design are extremely frustrating […]

Drinking Alcohol in the News – Is It Ever!

April 17, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Part of what has gotten the media in a whirl over alcohol is a new international study (Published in the Lancet on April 14, 2018; DOI: on alcohol consumption that found that there are no overall benefits from moderate drinking and, in addition, calls into question the U.S. guidelines that say men can safely […]

What about Yogurt?

March 27, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension found that higher intake of yogurt was linked with a 30 percent reduced risk of myocardial infarction (MI), heart attack, in women; and a 19 percent reduced risk in men. The following are some observations I’ve made of the study and its results: First, let […]

Bean Progress

March 13, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s not often that I notice that I’ve personally made some progress; but this is one of those days. Today I’m giving myself a gold star on my “Better is the New Perfect” chart. (Not really, but in my mind I am patting myself on the shoulder.) I remember thinking a few years ago of […]

Ten Dietary Factors Linked with Premature Death in US

March 6, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Lately, I’ve been reading the heartbreaking numbers of those dying as a result of the flu. Fortunately, it appears that the peak of the flu season has been reached – thank goodness. I’ve had the flu twice; once in the 80s and once about 2009. The H1N1 (Swine flu) was a big deal in 2009. […]

Recommending Pizza – Really?

February 20, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I must admit; I’m a sucker for clever headlines and cleverly written articles. But since I’m in the admitting mood; I must also admit that sometimes what someone else thinks is so clever is just down right annoying for me. Case in point headline: “PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST IS HEALTHIER THAN CEREAL, SAYS DIETITIAN – FINALLY.” […]

Learning Persistence on Process from Olympians

February 13, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

We’ve been enjoying the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea; I must confess/brag that our interest is heightened this year because our grandson Brendan (Bubba) Connor Newby is skiing in the half pipe for Ireland where he was born. Watching the Olympics makes us ask lots of questions. How do you steer the sled in the […]

An Eating Style that Is Staying in Fashion

January 23, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Yesterday, while enjoying lunch, I was having a conversation with Vic (Dr. Grandpa). We were discussing the fact that I don’t really have time to keep up on the constantly evolving array of diets. I remember back in the 1990’s when I first realized that we could decrease risk for cardiovascular disease by eating a […]

Keeping the Joy in Learning

January 16, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Is lifetime learning one of your goals for the New Year? Or is it already one of your treasured passions? If yes, I’m with you. Like you, I love learning. Sometimes, what I learn is painful and sometimes it’s joyful. Today in a very short length of time, I experienced both emotions. I was reading […]

Rabbit Food – A Brainy 2018

January 2, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I was thinking that maybe this year you may want to consider focusing on getting greens into your regular eating pattern. I’ve met quite a few people who make fun of those (including me), suggesting that such eating is rabbit food. I don’t say much to them, because I know they’re committed to what they […]