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More Than an Apple a Day

October 23, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Our marked up copy of the September issue of the journal Science includes a 37-page special section called: It Takes More Than an Apple a Day. The introduction is printed in full in the preceding link; but you have to pay for the eleven articles that follow the introduction. You can probably get a copy […]

Arsenic in Our Rice – Are You Kidding?

October 16, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

When I think of substances that I don’t want in my food, I usually think of stuff that the food processors purposefully add. The ammonia used in making pink slime – you know that so-called “lean beef” burger ingredient – well yes, if you listen to the gigantic food processor Cargill who sings its praises. […]

A Veggie Wish

October 2, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Here we are at the beginning of the school year again. For me it’s a time much like New Year’s Day; a time to assess how things are going. I ask myself, “Are there things that need improving upon? The answer to my question has never been, “No, there’s nothing to improve upon.” If a […]

Fixing and Avoiding Feeding Bloopers

September 25, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you know what makes my day – defines it as great? One is discovering a new resource that makes uncommon good sense in guiding parents on how to bring about self-motivated healtthy eating by their children. “Eat Your Vegetables” and other mistakes parents make” is the best book I’ve read that helps parents manage […]

The Monkey Business of Longevity

September 11, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Since the 1930s there has been a body of research telling us that if we would restrict our calories to less than we need, we could live longer lives. I used to be the director of a weight loss program for morbidly obese patients; one of the patients told me that you don’t really live […]

Healthy and Sustainable

August 28, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

On August 21, 2012 I stumbled upon an article published in the Los Angeles Times titled: A ‘sustainable’ diet: Must it all be cereal and cabbage? Rosie Mestel, who wrote the LA Times article was referring to a study done in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen – a study essentially looking at whether people […]

More Good News for Olive Oil

August 23, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.

More Bad News for Red Meat

August 14, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

If the already-known increased risk of cancers, coronary heart disease, and diabetes were not enough to slow each of us down on red meat consumption, maybe a new meta-analysis published in Stroke will supply some extra motivation. The analysis included 329,495 participants and 10,630 cases of stroke indicated that consumption of red meat is associated […]

Stress and Food

August 3, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses foods that will help you lower your stress levels.

Beet Tops and Backyard Farming

July 17, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of my favorite poet/writers said, “The glory of the farmer is that, in the division of labors, it is his part to create.” He goes on to say, “The food which was not, he causes to be.” Emerson, of course, lived in a different time, but I very much believe that […]