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Protein, the Trendy Macronutrient

July 10, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

If you glance at the banners touting high protein on the front of packages, and see protein bars, shakes and powders at check out counters you may start to worry that you need to increase your protein intake. Not so! This is just hype to sell way more than you need. The fact is that […]

A New Food Fad – In a Fog of Misinformation

June 26, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you started watching the little video on the Internet that tells us that the biggest danger in the American diet is lectin? I did. It just zaps my strength when I read or watch this type of bizarre information. It’s especially discouraging when I read that a medical doctor (Steven Gundry is supposedly a […]

Only Four Foods?

January 24, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Is my glass half full or half empty? I was working on a continuing education unit; (CEUs are required to keep my registration status current.) a catchy concept was presented that eating four foods would significantly reduce heart disease. Of course, that really perks up the attention of a dietitian/nutritionist. Wow! Only four foods! I […]

News Flash – Choline Insufficiency

December 13, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

A few days ago, I read a well-written article “The nutrient you didn’t know you were missing, by Christy Brissette; published in the Wellness section of the Washington Post on December 9, 2016. Her article is based upon findings published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. You can have free access to […]

The Right Carbs

March 22, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Although the food processors are doing a fabulous job of masking the inclusion of excessive added sugar in processed foods the fact remains that the public health professionals have done an equally fabulous of helping the public realize that too much sugar is a detriment to health. As the public health educators continue to help […]

Ultra-Processed Foods

March 15, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve written quite a bit about the drawbacks and undesirability of processed foods; I’ve often used the words highly processed but a newly released study has amplified the term “ultra-processed” and has shown how harmful it is, and brought me back to the subject. The new study is published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) […]

Nutritionism is Not Dead

February 2, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s true; nutritionism is not only not dead, but it appears to be a vital and integral part of the processed food business. Last week, an interesting and well-written article, published on January 26, 2016 in MedPage Today quickly caught my attention. The title is Fiber-Rich Diet May Boost Lung Function and the subtitle is: […]

Let the Buyer Beware

November 24, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Let the buyer beware (Caveat Emptor) is an old (1523) but useful adage, especially when making the decision to buy and take supplements. Those of you, readers of this blog over the long haul, are probably not surprised to have another warning about supplements. You are already aware of my suggestions to take careful consideration […]

Playing Russian Roulette with Careless Supplement Use and Over-Use

October 20, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

This past week has provided some sobering news. Lamar Odom stopped breathing and went into a coma. And although the owner of the “Love Ranch” (brothel) wants to protect the reputation of his business, the doctors found more than the natural (????) product “Reload” implicated in his blood. So the crack cocaine probably was adding […]

Salads Are Underrated!

September 1, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I must admit that I’ve not read Tamar Haspel’s articles before; but this first one, published in the Washington Post last week immediately got my attention, and not in a positive way. Her article was titled: Why salad is so overrated. This article is deserving of more criticism than praise; I almost don’t know where […]