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Strategies for Eating on the Fly

April 29, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Let’s assume you’ve been working quite a while to make your home environment a haven for safe and healthy eating. Your pantry and fridge are stocked with fresh produce, whole grains, healthy oils, nonfat dairy and lean protein choices. I should mention that you might have limited the fatty, salty, and simple carb snacks, so […]

Tonight Is the Eve of the New Year

December 31, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

This particular evening is symbolic for many of the opportunity to make positive changes in lifestyle habits for a healthier new year. It helps many to draw a line in the sand; the demarcation between the past and a new start. Two articles that may be of benefit for new beginnings thinking are: New Directions […]

Tonight is Christmas Eve

December 24, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

Whether you celebrate Christmas, as I do, another holiday, or your tradition is to ignore the entire season – extra eating often enters our lives during this time of the year. Celebrating holidays and events is not just American – it’s part of human culture. We can look back into scriptures and know that long […]

Beyond Organic’s Health Halo

October 8, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

In my own family cooking, I shop organic when it is natural, not processed, and not overly price-inflated; but I’m convinced that the term “organic” is increasingly being used to include un-natural substances and to justify increased prices.  A good statement of the Organic Skeptic position is found in the Eden Foods website.  They certify […]

Getting It Done

October 1, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

I admit it; I’m a success story junkie.  I love reading stories about those who set a goal and get it done. This particular story got my attention because the man that lost 245 pounds said he did it using three P’s.  I wanted to know about his three P’s. So I was in.  What […]

On Gaining a Modicum of Empathy

April 9, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

By the time you’re my age you begin to really believe that you know yourself; you know the principles that you embrace; how you would decide on many issues and, well….. just who you are. Today is the second time in the past ten years that I felt like I ran into a wall. That […]

Journey Away from Sugar

March 19, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

As you know if you’ve read my old post about sugar and junk food, we prefer sweetness from birth. What a surprise! I remember what a tough time I had 30 or 40 years ago when my children were little and I believed that I always needed to have cookies on hand for them. (O.K., […]

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 Dozen Ways to Nip It in the Bud

January 8, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re like millions of Americans, you’re starting off the New Year with some extra pounds. For some, they’re the same pounds as last year, only with some additional ones, perhaps, to keep company with last year’s pounds. Rather than getting tied up in a sad story of how it happened, I wonder if any […]

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 […]