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Creating a Blue Zone for Yourself

September 8, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m guessing September 8th is a little late for suggesting a book for summer reading. “Good guess,” you say, since there’re only 14 days left before Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (Autumnal Equinox 2015). If you’ve been reading this blog for years, you know this is an exciting time of year for me and I’m usually […]

Incremental Change – The Real Game

July 16, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

I know that case studies are not powerful; statistically speaking that is. But I must confess that I really enjoy reading case studies of those who have lost weight – made lasting change to their eating style. Besides the joy of reading about someone’s success, what cases do offer are ideas about what might work […]

The Green Shoulders of Flavorful Tomatoes

July 31, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

National Public Radio (NPR) published an article How The Taste Of Tomatoes Went Bad (And Kept On Going), based upon their radio show, All Things Considered. If you’re fairly young, you are probably perplexed with all the chat about how tomatoes used to taste. But even if you’re fairly young, you may have had an […]

Beet Tops and Backyard Farming

July 17, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of my favorite poet/writers said, “The glory of the farmer is that, in the division of labors, it is his part to create.” He goes on to say, “The food which was not, he causes to be.” Emerson, of course, lived in a different time, but I very much believe that […]

Garden Party

July 22, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland talks about the tasty greens from Dr. Grandma’s garden and the importance of dark green leafy vegetables in your diet.

Boning Up on Vitamin D and Calcium – More May Not Be Better

June 28, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

The other day I received an email from my sister; she was telling me about the Reclast Infusion that her physician recommended for her. She read the list of side affects and because she feels fine, she’s a little ‘freaked out’ about the list. Note: If you don’t like to use a list published by […]

An Improvement – Plate over Pyramid?

June 14, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses the New MyPlate graphic and whether it will benefit us in our pursuit for health and weight management.

May Is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May 17, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Although the Mediterranean-style of eating has been around for millennia, and it has been known for five or six decades to be healthful, it continues to fascinate nutritional researchers. It’s amazing how the researchers keep learning facts that support why the Mediterranean-style of eating is such a good choice. These are a few news clips […]

Collecting Coffin Nails

September 29, 2010 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma reports on a study about calcium supplements and heart attacks.

Eating a Homegrown Tomato

September 10, 2010 by Joyce Bunderson

Tomatoes are much more than lycopene.