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Ho, Ho, Ho – Drinking Alcohol

December 4, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Since August, I’ve been meaning to write about a study published in Lancet, Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The study has been sitting on my desktop, staring at me for all these weeks/months. Procrastination is not generally one of […]

Regularity

October 16, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Some subjects are well……. a little gross for many people. But the fact is that “the subject” may become an issue for you, whether you like it or not. As those of you who have been reading this blog for ten years or so, know, I write frequently about my dear grandmother who raised me […]

Prolonging Life – Healthy Ageing

September 11, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published on line August 30, 2018, in Cambridge University’s British Journal of Nutrition might stay under the radar. Why? There are a couple of reasons from my perspective. One is that a study about the elderly is not exciting and flashy (although this one really does have application for younger populations.) Second, […]

A New Food Fad – In a Fog of Misinformation

June 26, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you started watching the little video on the Internet that tells us that the biggest danger in the American diet is lectin? I did. It just zaps my strength when I read or watch this type of bizarre information. It’s especially discouraging when I read that a medical doctor (Steven Gundry is supposedly a […]

Our Goal – Age Gracefully with Mental Capacities Intact

June 12, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Watching someone gradually ‘slip away’ into the grips of Alzheimer’s disease is a sobering experience. Many of us have considerable fear of this happening to us; but what surprises me is that it doesn’t appear that most people understand that less than 1% of the Alzheimer’s population develops the disease due to a genetic mutation. […]

Sugar Avoidance – Music to My Ears

May 15, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

As noted by the International Food Information Council’s 2017 survey, 76% of respondents of the survey, (an unprecedented number of consumers) say they are looking to reduce their sugar intake or avoid it altogether. During the past two years, sugar has topped the list of ingredients that consumers are seeking to limit or avoid in […]

Drinking Alcohol in the News – Is It Ever!

April 17, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Part of what has gotten the media in a whirl over alcohol is a new international study (Published in the Lancet on April 14, 2018; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30134-X) on alcohol consumption that found that there are no overall benefits from moderate drinking and, in addition, calls into question the U.S. guidelines that say men can safely […]

Ten Dietary Factors Linked with Premature Death in US

March 6, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Lately, I’ve been reading the heartbreaking numbers of those dying as a result of the flu. Fortunately, it appears that the peak of the flu season has been reached – thank goodness. I’ve had the flu twice; once in the 80s and once about 2009. The H1N1 (Swine flu) was a big deal in 2009. […]

Recommending Pizza – Really?

February 20, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I must admit; I’m a sucker for clever headlines and cleverly written articles. But since I’m in the admitting mood; I must also admit that sometimes what someone else thinks is so clever is just down right annoying for me. Case in point headline: “PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST IS HEALTHIER THAN CEREAL, SAYS DIETITIAN – FINALLY.” […]

Don’t Blame Gluten – It May be Fructan

December 26, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

About 1 in 100 people have the inherited autoimmune disease – celiac that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten is ingested. Another .4 percent of people have a doctor-diagnosed wheat allergy. Beyond this number there is a large group of people who have what is called “non-celiac gluten sensitivity.” This large group of […]