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Beef and Dairy Using Tobacco’s Playbook

October 4, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems as though we are going to have to recognize and combat the “tobacco industry playbook” for each and every Big Food Industry. Sugar, processed foods, dairy, beef and other red meat, processed meat all seem to be using THE playbook. It worked like magic for tobacco; many extra decades of disability and early […]

Wellderly

August 16, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

While reading the July 23, 2016 issue of Science News Magazine, which features Aging’s Future: Special Report – New Insights into life’s battle against time, a few thoughts came to my mind for sharing with you. If you read it at the library or have a subscription, you’ll notice on page 21 that there is […]

Paying Attention to pH

May 31, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve resisted the thought of writing about pH for years. My rationalization is that it would take explaining more chemistry and physiology than general public might be interested in. The subject of pH as related to food and ultimately to diet is technical; so I decided to continue to recommend eating a diet high in […]

Noggin News

May 10, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re trying to keep your brain healthy for as long as possible, you won’t want to miss the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s May 2016 Nutrition Acton Heathletter (NAH). The lead story in the May issue, Brain Gain; News for Your Noggin had some concise ideas for those of us who would […]

Heed the Study – Not the Commentaries

April 26, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is being used by journalists in secondary reporting to support a current attempt to challenge the known dangers of foods high in saturated fats. While the BMJ study reduced saturated fats in a large (9700 patients in Minnesota Hospitals and Care Centers), more, not […]

A Physical Activity Increase in Order?

April 5, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

When I work in the garden (It’s spring again – Wonderful!) or walk up a hill (Yipee! Hiking season has returned.), I realize that my body is aging. It rather creeps up on us; we don’t really notice it daily; but when we think back a few years we can notice the difference. I’m thinking […]

Protein from Animals or Plants

March 8, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

On Saturday evening I sat next to one of my sons-in-law at a primary school fundraiser. He has been reading about The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD. There are quite a few take away lessons from The China Study; but the overarching message is for a plant-based diet. Certainly, I’ve written extensively regarding […]

Souping? No Need to “Detox”

February 9, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you like to be on the front edge of trends? Have you abandoned juicing and taken up souping? If yes, then probably you’re a rather trendy guy or gal. In full candor, I’ll admit, that I’ve never been nominated for any awards for being trendy. It’s the chick and egg question: which came first? […]

Nutritionism is Not Dead

February 2, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s true; nutritionism is not only not dead, but it appears to be a vital and integral part of the processed food business. Last week, an interesting and well-written article, published on January 26, 2016 in MedPage Today quickly caught my attention. The title is Fiber-Rich Diet May Boost Lung Function and the subtitle is: […]

Between the Lines of the New Guidelines

January 12, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Another five years have gone by and thus the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines have been released jointly by the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). You may think that the guidelines don’t really have much to do with you; but by understanding them, your own diet can be improved. […]