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Zinc and Your Immune System

June 14, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re a long time reader, you know that my focus is generally on eating-style; rather than on specific nutrients. That doesn’t mean that individual nutrients are not important, especially long-established minerals. I thought that I’d mention a mineral that doesn’t get much attention – zinc. Iron, calcium, and sodium are often written about; but […]

A New Reason to Eat Greens

April 30, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Of course you know that eating dark green leafy greens is good for you; after all, your mom, your grandmother, Popeye and Dr. Grandma have all told you so. And certainly, let’s not forget Dr. Ancel Keys, who published his book, How to Eat Well and Stay Well the Mediterranean Way. Without doubt, owning a […]

Getting on Your Nerves?

February 5, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

I periodically talk to people and they tell me that they don’t like vegetables. It seems to me that more often the ‘people’ are men, but sometimes they’re women; and, of course, it’s almost classic that kids frequently don’t like veggies. If you’re one of those who don’t really like veggies, is the constant reminder […]

Pooh Power

January 22, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I read one of the most interesting research-based articles that I’ve read in a long time. It is interesting on many levels, the unexpected; the science; wondrous nature; and even the anticipation for a reservoir of humor, awaiting exposure. It all began with a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine […]

Wishful Thinking – and Advertisers Who Promote It

January 15, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Exactly two weeks have gone by of 2013. Have you heard the data that two weeks is just about how long many resolutions last? I’m not familiar with any real research, but of course such estimates are about averages. Therefore, the possibility is that things are going well for you as an above average individual, […]

A Few More Thoughts on the Microbiome

June 29, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland concludes her three-part series on research into the microbiome.

The Importance of Little Things

June 15, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses important new research on the gut microbiome.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

March 13, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

On Sunday evening more than one billion people around the world lost an hour of sleep due to the change to Daylight Savings Time. As a result of that one-hour shift, epidemiologists can expect to see jumps in numbers of heart attacks and fatal car crashes this week. It happens every year. As a matter […]

Striking Back

February 10, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research that provides insight into how exercise benefits the body.

Stressed? Read This

September 30, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the importance of controlling your reaction to stressful events in your life.