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Gratitude for the Energy of a Healthy Body

November 20, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

I think it’s a good habit to reflect on our blessings and be grateful every day; but it’s now the time of year to celebrate our sense of gratitude in a bigger way. This year I am especially grateful for the bounty of the real food that is available to us in the US; and, […]

Preventing Strokes, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

November 6, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

The cover story of the November 2012 issue of the Nutrition Action Healthletter (NAH) by the Center for Science and the Public Interest is devoted to protecting your brain from stroke. It’s a comprehensive (six and a half pages long) yet condensed collection of information about signs and prevention of stroke (essentially a heart attack […]

Worrywarts and Fretters

September 4, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

I frequently complain about not being able to remember anything; which is why I have to make big long lists of all the things I need to do. Over the years, I’ve chalked up events where I forget something to having too many things to remember.  It frequently seems like I’m a juggler with too […]

Stress and Goals

July 27, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the effects of stress, including the disruption of goal-directed behavior.

Lifestyle and Dementia

July 20, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research about lifestyle and Alzheimer risk.

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 […]

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.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

March 13, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

On Sunday evening more than one billion people around the world lost an hour of sleep due to the change to Daylight Savings Time. As a result of that one-hour shift, epidemiologists can expect to see jumps in numbers of heart attacks and fatal car crashes this week. It happens every year. As a matter […]

Casting Fish for Weekly Plate Space

March 6, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

My grandmother always said: “fish is brain food.” I’m puzzled where that idea came from. She never went to high school; where did that ‘old wives tale’ (tall fish tale) come from? I worry that you may think that I’ve been lured, hook, line and sinker by my grandmother’s concept, but it appears all these […]

Exercise Can Trump Genes

January 27, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the latest research on exercise and reducing Alzheimer Disease risk.