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Keep Meals Yummy, but CUT BACK ON SALT

December 31, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares the recommendations of a large study, and gives hints for cutting salt.

Weight Management – Looking Ahead

December 28, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma writes about a report that says that genes are responsible for less than one percent of obesity.

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh – Gifts

December 24, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses a possible use for an ancient costly gift – myrrh; and wishes to her readers.

Nix the Ginkgo – Eat Food

December 15, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses the failure of ginkgo biloba to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death or disease, or dementia and what you can do.

Getting Full on Fewer Calories

December 11, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses how eating whole grains can lead to eating less food and ultimately maintaining a lower weight.

Getting Out of the Supplement Mindset

December 10, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares examples of supplements not being a health benefit.

Colorful Real Food

December 9, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma notices that an ordinary day’s real foods offer many of the colors of antioxidants sold in pricy bottles.

A Gift of Support

November 16, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Remember my People Eat Food – Not Nutrients! blog last week? The Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter has given me such a great example of the message I was trying to share. That is: It has seemed to me for decades that the research on diet and nutrition for a large variety of diseases ‘boils down’ to the same advice. In short that advice is covered by a Mediterranean-style of eating. It means that we don’t generally need to worry about this nutrient and that nutrient; just eat a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts – and don’t eat too much meat, fatty dairy, simple sugars and salt.

Comedian Fodder

November 9, 2009 by Joyce Bunderson

Oh My Goodness – Sometimes I think the news about food processors is fodder for comedians; and this is such a great example that I couldn’t let it pass without a comment.