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Picnics – Summer’s Delight

June 26, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Picnics seem like a celebration of summer, a season with a little more freedom; freedom to roam onto the back deck, backyard, the local park, along a highway, and beyond. It’s exciting for the children to break with their everyday schedules. Picnics offer an inexpensive way to bring a little interest and variety to a […]

Water – The Food Processor’s Bogeyman

June 12, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Summer officially begins in nine days; in North America some traditions are saved for the summer – gathering in the yard for a barbecue is one of them and another is drinking soda pop. I do realize that soda has now thoroughly permeated the entire year for many people, but it is still drunk more […]

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 […]

Eat Smart. Play Hard. Together!

May 4, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the new research on the difficulty of controlling type 2 diabetes in children and teens, identifying resources that can help with lifestyle changes that may be beneficial in reducing the chances of being diabetic.

Sidekicks – This Is Outrageous

April 27, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses a new “nutritional” product for children.

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 […]

Is Sugar Bad for You?

April 20, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses some of the complications associated with diabetes and high blood sugar levels.

What Are Blood Sugar Levels?

April 10, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Diabetes and the diabetes epidemic have been in the news a lot lately. It can be difficult to understand the mechanisms that cause diabetes. I thought I would discuss one, very important aspect of diabetes — blood sugar levels. Your blood sugar level is the amount of sugar, in the form of glucose, present in […]

Microchips – Very Small Snack Foods

March 20, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Doesn’t the word snack just sound small – a little larger than having a bite or nibble, but not a meal and certainly not a feast? I mean, just a little snack – right? Years ago, Sophia (Estelle Getty), one of The Golden Girls said, “A few more snacks like that and the only thing […]

Improving Your Health, the Natural Way

March 16, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the side effects of statins and how eating whole grains have been shown to reduce total serum and LDL cholesterol.