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August 5, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I was flipping around in media stories and came upon a CNN iReport about a man named Benji Kurtz. It’s a story about a 5’5” tall man who had endured humiliations because of his 278-pound body. Kurtz watched Forks Over Knives on Memorial Day 2013. He was inspired to make the changes ….. yes, big […]

A Pageant of Supplements or a Healthy Diet and Exercise

July 22, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you seen the pageant-like procession of claims, that supplements and processed foods with certain additives can prevent cognitive impairment? Or have you heard any of the FTC’s precedent-setting crack down on those inflated claims? What are we supposed to believe? Can we do anything to decrease our risk of cognitive decline? I’ll admit right […]

Discouraging News or an Encouraging Invitation?

July 1, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

On June 10, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report related to diabetes. It was somewhat discouraging to learn that more than 29 million Americans (9.3 percent of our population – we’re almost at one in ten) have diabetes; the number was up by 3 million over the 2010 […]

Should We Care about Modified Vegetables?

June 3, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

A new wave of my personal research all started when I attended an online seminar called Pesticides and Food; Eating Safely and Sustainable, presented by The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health. I learned some interesting new facts during the hour presentation; among them were: GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) exposure is sub lethal to […]

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 […]

Don’t Miss this One

April 22, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Often the National Geographic Magazine (NGM) is a ‘must see;’ for me May 2014 is definitely one of those issues. It’s not just the great photography that we enjoy each month, but this issue is full of thought-provoking concepts. The cover is even clever – a picture of a red neon café sign saying: EAT […]

A Quandary Regarding Organic

March 25, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

This past week I attended the state dietetic association’s annual meeting and conference. In the registration bag there are always some little gifts; one was a copy of Edible Wasatch, which I’ve seen and enjoyed before. I just discovered that the article that I wanted to mention today is posted on line: Who Owns Organic […]

Sodas Off Your Grocery List Forever?

March 18, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you succeeded or are you still struggling to cut back on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) (including cola with sugar, caffeine-free cola with sugar, other carbonated beverage with sugar, such as 7-Up or ginger ale, and non-carbonated fruit drinks, such as lemonade or fruit punch)? The research continues to pile up against drinking them. One bit […]

Recognizing National Nutrition Month with Label Talk

March 4, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s almost as though the FDA was looking to do something significant for National Nutrition Month – which is in March each year. On Thursday, February 27, 2014 the FDA released a press announcement about the proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label. You can see the proposed format in the preceding link. Note the […]

Wanting Quick Results vs. Learning for Life

February 25, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

The other day while caring for grandchildren at my daughter’s home I stood at the counter making chicken vegetable soup with whole-wheat dumplings. Because it entails lots of chopping of fresh vegetables, I decided to turn the television on while I was preparing the food. An infomercial for a weight loss program was playing; I […]