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What’s in Your Ground Meat?

August 29, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

It was late in my cooking experience when I learned to use a food processor; but I’ve gradually gotten up to speed. One of my most recent experiences is using the food processor for making ground meat. Are you wondering why I’d waste my time doing such a thing when the butcher does it so […]

Metabolically Healthy Obese – Apparently an Oxymoron

August 22, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Researchers at Imperial College in London and University of Cambridge have conducted a study that compares “healthy” and “unhealthy” obese individuals and published the findings in The European Heart Journal. Use this doi number: doi/10.10936/eurheartj/ehx448/4081012. There’s been a lot of chat about overweight and obese persons who are healthy; you may be acquainted with the […]

Keeping Your Metabolism Humming

August 15, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Probably most of you out there in Cyberland know that if your metabolism slows down, the pounds are going to creep up on the scale. (Metabolism refers to the rate at which calories are burned by your body to grow and heal and produce energy). It seems as though many people are giving up on […]

Plant-Based Junk Food is Alive and Well

August 1, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Today’s issue is one of those concerns that has been a question brewing in my mind, just below the surface for a long time. What I’m writing about today is the problem of unhealthful plant-based diets. I’ve personally known people, self-proclaimed vegetarians, who are grabbing products like Pop-tarts (white processed flour, filled with sugary hot […]

Need a Taste Buds Reset?

July 25, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Of course it’s not everyone, but many people are beginning to understand the problems associated with consuming too much sugar. It’s very motivating to finally be facing a public who has caught the vision of resisting the tempting call of those empty calories of sugar. It’s been a long time in coming. Before I go […]

It’s Not too Late

July 18, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Has it ever crossed your mind that maybe you’ve not always eaten a very healthy diet and so, alas, it’s too late to make any changes? I have counseled people who have said; “I’ve not eaten a healthy diet for decades, so what’s the point now?” Finally, there’s a study that speaks exactly to that […]

Alluring Vegetables

July 11, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

A team of Stanford researchers did a fun, but telling experiment in their university cafeteria. They tried different labels on veggies and tracked how it impacted selection. One of the most important outcomes was a surprise to me. People seem to think the healthier options are less tasty. Obviously, they have not adopted the Dr. […]

Fruit Shunning

July 4, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

This is the first year for us to harvest raspberries from our very own vines. In all honesty, it’s a bit of a workout, especially if the sun gets up earlier than I get picking. But those beautiful, organic, sweet red rubies are a wonderful treasure incentive. We’ve been liberally blanketing our cereal with a […]

Juggling Fat

June 27, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’ve seen a big giggly chunk of animal fat, you know that the thought of juggling fat sounds like a difficult task. Seriously, I realize that you don’t want to juggle fat (and neither do I); but I do want to help you balance the types of fat in your diet. In addition, I […]

Coconut Oil – On Your Body, Not in It

June 20, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

This is one of those days that I need a little extra motivation to get to writing on the subject that I’ve chosen. It’s a little de-motivating to realize that 72 percent of the American public consider coconut oil a health food; after all the effort that nutritionists/dietitians like myself have spent for decades trying […]