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More Bad News for Red Meat

August 14, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

If the already-known increased risk of cancers, coronary heart disease, and diabetes were not enough to slow each of us down on red meat consumption, maybe a new meta-analysis published in Stroke will supply some extra motivation. The analysis included 329,495 participants and 10,630 cases of stroke indicated that consumption of red meat is associated […]

Moving toward Health

May 18, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research on benefiting from exercise.

Alarmed over All the Sugar Toxicity Chat?

April 17, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Much of the recent ‘sugar toxicity chat’ started with an April 1, 2012, 60 Minutes report. Did you miss the 60 Minutes, CBS report, “Is Sugar Toxic?” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta? It’s not too late; you can see the video or read about it.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

March 13, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

On Sunday evening more than one billion people around the world lost an hour of sleep due to the change to Daylight Savings Time. As a result of that one-hour shift, epidemiologists can expect to see jumps in numbers of heart attacks and fatal car crashes this week. It happens every year. As a matter […]

Mindlessly Noshing Chocolate

December 20, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Since I wrote Enjoying Chocolate – A Spoonful of Reality about a year a half ago, there have been two new reviews – two meta-analysis studies finding links between cocoa consumption and cholesterol profile improvements.

Please Don’t Fortify Me (or My Food)

October 21, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the results of a new study on multivitamins.

Hope for Avoiding Statin Drugs

September 6, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Public agencies concerned with cardiovascular health always stress the importance of diet and lifestyle as the primary means of lowering fats in the blood and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. But if your cholesterol goes over the danger line, it’s fairly likely that your doctor will prescribe statins (Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor) and a low […]

Steps to Banishing My Diabetes Worry Wart

August 16, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Since I’ve written so frequently about type 2 diabetes, how to prevent it and how to avoid it; I’m concerned that you may be thinking that I have a worry wart vibrating in my brain, especially as related to type 2 diabetes. But when I read the stats telling how the prevalence of type 2 […]

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 […]

A Pear-Shaped Body – Not a Safety Net!

March 29, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses a Lancet study’s outcome regarding apple and pear shapes.