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Facing Down the Far Corner of the Fear Closet

May 22, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

You’ve probably figured out, if you’ve been coming here for a long time, that I’m always happy to read about new research that supports healthy life-style habits. Today I’m writing about two studies that both found evidence that what we eat is related to keeping our brainpower revved up. I’m sure that I’m not the […]

It May Seem Nutty

May 15, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’ve been watching your waistline, you may look at nuts and think: “BEWARE,” because you know that nuts are a calorie dense, loaded with fat, food; but you may be pleasantly surprised to learn what nuts can do for you. One of the biggest surprises is that the latest research tells us that nuts […]

Extraordinary Vegetables Can Be Easy

May 1, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Yesterday, I was at the market picking up a few items, including a few golden beets; and the checker asked what could a person do with beets. So I quickly explained how I like to make them – roasted in the oven. I told her that I cut them from the greens and scrub them […]

More Good Choices for Managing Our Weight

April 24, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

A rose by any other name is good and beautiful – Let a thousand of them bloom! There are diets and eating plans of all stripes. Some are fad diets designed to get quick results and make money off your anguish.  You soon yo-yo back up in weight as your body rebounds from feeling starved […]

Alarmed over All the Sugar Toxicity Chat?

April 17, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Much of the recent ‘sugar toxicity chat’ started with an April 1, 2012, 60 Minutes report. Did you miss the 60 Minutes, CBS report, “Is Sugar Toxic?” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta? It’s not too late; you can see the video or read about it.

What’s the Big Deal About a Little Lentil?

October 11, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

While I was at the annual conference of The American Dietetic Association, now known as The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I came upon a booth sponsored by the Pulse Canada Association. First, let me tell you that prior to FNCE 2011, I did not know Pulse is the term for the edible seeds of […]

So “Rich,” But Non-Fat

September 27, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I was putting on a breakfast for 40 ladies about a week ago. I was whisking by the tables on my way back to the kitchen, I overheard a comment that surprised this dietitian/nutritionist. I really don’t know who said, “This is SO rich!” But frankly I was really amazed, even a bit stunned. Most […]

Hope for Avoiding Statin Drugs

September 6, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Public agencies concerned with cardiovascular health always stress the importance of diet and lifestyle as the primary means of lowering fats in the blood and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. But if your cholesterol goes over the danger line, it’s fairly likely that your doctor will prescribe statins (Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor) and a low […]

Protein: How Much? Which Sources?

August 30, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I want to share with you right at the beginning of this article that most Americans don’t need to worry about eating enough protein. Our meals are frequently designed around a sizable chunk of animal protein. This is protein overkill. Maybe if we understood our protein needs a little better, we’d relax our concerns in […]

Summertime – Managing the Grill

June 21, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Summer can be an ideal time to drop some unwanted pounds. First, our appetites are often diminished in hot weather, making a smaller volume of food perfectly satisfactory. Many of us have learned that heavy foods can contribute to feeling too warm. In addition, there is such a wonderful variety of low-calorie spring and summer […]