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Preparing for the Motivation to Succeed

December 29, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you feel like you’re coming close to the precipice? If the holiday season started with Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving and then the entire month of December speckled with celebrations with everyone your friends or family knows, it’s a considerable amount of celebrating. Plus, you know you can’t turn your back on the continuation of […]

Sweetest Enemies: Sugar Pot and Corn Syrup Kettle

December 8, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Which is blacker, the pot or the kettle? They have figured it out between the two industries, and the blackest one probably got some money from the slightly less black one. But they won’t tell us which one it was. You have to wonder who was advising the sugar/high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) producers. Certainly it […]

Osteoporosis? Let’s Keep Moving!

November 10, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I love science – that’s no surprise to those who know me. But having said that I also recognize that I’m not the most patient person and nutritional science is relatively a young field. I wish we could learn; and learn fast, but alas, good methodical science frequently doesn’t happen quickly. What’s brought me to […]

Playing Russian Roulette with Careless Supplement Use and Over-Use

October 20, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

This past week has provided some sobering news. Lamar Odom stopped breathing and went into a coma. And although the owner of the “Love Ranch” (brothel) wants to protect the reputation of his business, the doctors found more than the natural (????) product “Reload” implicated in his blood. So the crack cocaine probably was adding […]

Weather Hot Weather by Keeping Hydrated

July 28, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

A lovely vacation to Spain has given me a little food for thought. We began our trip in beautiful, perfect weather, Barcelona, Spain; and a little over three weeks later, ended in Barcelona again, but in blazing hot, sunny, extremely humid weather. During the last days of the trip, our Barcelona adventures motivated today’s subject. […]

Lists Simply Work Wonders – Or Is It You?

July 7, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Some tricks are just plain simple. The trick that I’m thinking of here is shopping with a list you prepared in advance. In a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, researchers from RAND Health studied groups of low-income, primarily African American urban neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with limited access to […]

Far More than Guacamole

June 2, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Government agencies and public health organizations have loosened the guidelines on eating “safe” fats. An important spinoff of their backing off from earlier recommendations is that value is being found in foods that have good fat. I’ve written recently about nuts (Beyond Snacks: Welcoming Nuts into Your Meals), one beneficiary of the new guidelines. Another […]

Some Movement Is Better Than None – Just Do It

May 5, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about Individual Practicality, Balance and Sustainability; I addressed the question, “Why bother?” (to exercise, that is, if it doesn’t lead to much weight loss by itself). This past week new research has been published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; and it’s a remarkable report on recent […]

Individual Practicality, Balance and Sustainability

April 28, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

During this past week I was reading an article that explained that for weight loss, exercise was not very effective. I don’t remember where I was reading when I felt the flood of frustration wash over me. I’m not contending that the statement was incorrect; my frustration is grounded in the fact that, although the […]

What’s Cookin’? Evidently, Not Americans

April 21, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you want to really understand blood pressure, there’s a wonderful article on the Medical News Today (MNT) website. What I like about this particular article is that you do not need to have had a course in physiology, anatomy and biology to understand the article. It is written for all who are interested; and […]