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An Improvement – Plate over Pyramid?

June 14, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses the New MyPlate graphic and whether it will benefit us in our pursuit for health and weight management.

Loving Your Heart – Most of Us Only Get One

June 7, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

My last post recounted the research, and explained the confusion about how little of the cholesterol in our blood comes from cholesterol found naturally in our foods, and how much (75%), is created within our bodies, stimulated negatively by saturated and trans fats and other factors. The problem with high total and LDL (bad/Mr. Hyde) […]

May Is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May 17, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Although the Mediterranean-style of eating has been around for millennia, and it has been known for five or six decades to be healthful, it continues to fascinate nutritional researchers. It’s amazing how the researchers keep learning facts that support why the Mediterranean-style of eating is such a good choice. These are a few news clips […]

Reduce Your Diabetes Risk – Just Do It!

May 3, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

As many of you know, who have read this blog for a while, we started this writing work to share what we learned with others, based upon the experience that my husband and partner in this company, and occasional blog author Dr. Grandpa (Vic) had after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2004. In […]

Using the Word “Mediterranean” is No Substitute for the Real Thing

April 27, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I reported on the offering of a pair of green colored capsules instead of actually eating a Mediterranean diet. It is clear that the strong research on the benefits of the Mediterranean style of eating is becoming well known. Predictably, marketers are trying to link their products to these benefits. Trouble is, the […]

Exulting in the Unthinkable

April 19, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

This past Saturday, the week before Easter, we had an annual event that brings anticipation and smiles to our grandchildren each year.  I call it Easter Egg Extravaganza Event – yes, I get a little excessive with the alliteration. This year there were 805 plastic money-filled eggs hidden, over our acre of gardens and hillsides. […]

Hook Some Healthy Fish on a Budget

April 12, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma encourages eating fish and discusses issues of mercury, fish as related to the food budget and fish and AMD. In addition, she shares a healthy recipe that she developed to replace traditional tuna noodle casserole.

Mother Nature Offers Protection from Cancer and Obesity

April 5, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses the link between overweight/obesity and cancer risk and how to reduce the risk.

An Ounce of Prevention

April 1, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses recent Alzheimer Disease research and shares a quick curry recipe.

Colorful Salad – Mango, Avocado, Grapefruit

March 30, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares a colorful recipe for a Mediterranean-style salad – fresh and delicious.