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My Choice for All-Natural, Zero Calorie Sweetener

March 2, 2012 by Mary Ireland

I learned about the “promise of an artificial pancreas” in a recent Johns Hopkins health alert. I think that this “promise” maybe a great improvement for those with Type 1 (commonly known as Juvenile Diabetes) as well as for some with advanced Type 2 Diabetes. However, I am concerned about the device being marketed as […]

Detoxing from Sugar?

January 31, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Why are so many people trying to detox from sugar? People are finally discovering that the average American consumes at least 19 teaspoons a day of added sugar. “Added sugars”, unlike the natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, milk, and meats are added to foods to increase the sweetness. Each teaspoon (4 grams) of sugar has […]

Goodbye to 2011

December 30, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland gives suggestions for creating a healthier lifestyle in 2012.

Twinkies for Breakfast

December 13, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

There no question that starting the day with a good breakfast is important; it’s especially important for children, for their health and for their school performance. Public programs have been designed to provide breakfast for ‘at risk’ children to insure the children start the day with the energy and nutrients to power their thinking for […]

New Holiday Tradition

November 25, 2011 by Mary Ireland

I got the following email not too long ago: Christmas 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition As the holidays approach, the giant foreign factories are kicking into high gear to provide monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of local labor. This year will be different. […]

Porking Out

October 14, 2011 by Mary Ireland

The article begins: “You’ve had bacon with eggs, bacon cheeseburgers and even bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. But how about bacon dessert?” Then they must have read my mind, because the next sentence is, “Don’t look so disgusted.” Apparently bacon is a hot new item in doughnuts, cookies and even chocolate bars. A top seller […]

Needed: Much More than a Name Change

October 4, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I want to share with you a few of my observations made at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in San Diego (September 24-27, 2011). In today’s post I will discuss the American Dietetic Association’s (ADA) announcement of a name change; then, I will discuss my favorite meeting of the conference.

So “Rich,” But Non-Fat

September 27, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I was putting on a breakfast for 40 ladies about a week ago. I was whisking by the tables on my way back to the kitchen, I overheard a comment that surprised this dietitian/nutritionist. I really don’t know who said, “This is SO rich!” But frankly I was really amazed, even a bit stunned. Most […]

How to Stop Getting Bit by Your Own Sweet Tooth

August 23, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Deciding to protect your teeth, your tummy, your heart and your hips from simple sugars is not such an easy decision in this world of cheap sweeteners. It seems as though it is being added everywhere; some places where we would expect it, and some, where we wouldn’t. Sugar (and its cousins – high fructose […]

More Summertime Ideas

June 24, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses ways to avoid weight creep.