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Don’t Blame Gluten – It May be Fructan

December 26, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

About 1 in 100 people have the inherited autoimmune disease – celiac that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten is ingested. Another .4 percent of people have a doctor-diagnosed wheat allergy. Beyond this number there is a large group of people who have what is called “non-celiac gluten sensitivity.” This large group of […]

Butter Up the Holidays?

December 19, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

The holidays are approaching at full tilt. I hope to be ready. Even with all my planning and working ahead, it’s always up to the stars being properly aligned. It’s easy to get enormously busy during the holidays, but my suggestion is for us to include a moment to be sure our thinking is ready […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success

December 12, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

As so often happens, two fairly unrelated pieces of information, meet in my mind and blend into thoughts that I want to share with you. This week, the first of the two is a lovely piece of public health information about the five top cancer prevention stories of 2017 published by the American Institute for […]

Not Destined for Disease, The Gifting Season

December 5, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Yes, It’s December yet again. It reminds me that it’s been an entire year since a well-done study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) gave many of us a gift. The gift? To me it seemed like a gift. If your family members have a history of early cardiovascular disease, you may […]

Replacing Sugar Sweetened Beverages

November 21, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

I just stumbled upon a study published in Obesity on November 14, 2017. It was published just in time for this article that I’ve been planning to write about beverages. Since it’s good news, it was an especially welcome find. What the Harvard professor Sara N. Bleich et al found when they examined National Health […]

Substitutions and Wild Creativity

November 14, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Today, a granddaughter and a few of her friends are coming over for a little cooking lesson. I’m going to involve them in three recipes; a stir-fry (same technique used to make fajitas); minestrone soup; and a super easy soup. I chose the recipes; recipes that will help them learn techniques that can be used […]

Young Arteries

October 24, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

A research fellow, Teemu J. Niiranen and his colleagues looked at arterial aging as an innovative and improved method to predict cardiovascular risk. They measured the stiffness of arteries to predict risk. One of the most interesting pieces of the study is that they found that “for the most part, stiff arteries didn’t seem to […]

Motivation, Happiness and the Goldilocks Rule

October 17, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

James Clear, an author that I find interesting for his insights on motivating people to build better habits, posted an article on that subject, which I want to relate to changing our eating habits. Because it’s a fun article with great examples, you may want to read his fairly short article on the Goldilocks Rule […]

Herbs and Spices for Flavorful Food

October 10, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

As I begin typing this post, I realize that I’m headed for Greece, where herbs and spices are integral ingredients in making food quite wonderful. This article won’t get posted for about a month, but I’m in one of my moods to share a bit about the use of herbs and spices. On April 25, […]

Hot Potato

September 5, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Just the other day, we were at the top of a lovely building in Salt Lake City. Any meal there would have been enhanced by the view – mountains, city and clear blue skies accented by a few cumulous clouds. For some unexplained reason Dr. Grandpa chose meatloaf, which came with mashed potatoes and a […]