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Nutrition Fairy Tales

March 12, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

When I was a girl I loved fairy tales; but as an adult dietitian I find food and nutrition fairy tales frustrating. Many people are getting their nutrition advice from unqualified sources and it often leads to less than optimal nutritional status. Be careful to whom you turn for nutrition advice; see my recently published […]

On the Fallacy of Eating a Small, Bitter Pill Instead of Real Food

March 5, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

Are you struggling to stick with the goal of diet improvement? I get it! It’s much easier to stay with your old eating habits and take the supplement you just learned is related to better health than to go through the considerable effort (with its tasty, enjoyable, often beautiful, and healthy results) to eat the […]

Mayonnaise – You’re the Sauce!

February 12, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

The English Poet, Thomas Tusser is credited to have said; “Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.” I think what that is meant to denote is: if you’re hungry enough you’ll eat what is served no matter how plain it is; also, eat to provide the nutrients that keep you healthy, not for […]

MDs and Nutrition

January 29, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

Can you believe we almost polished off the first month of 2019? It seems to fly by, doesn’t it? On December 6, 2018 an article was published by Jason Fung MD, What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition. I’ve known for decades about this issue regarding the lack of real training in nutrition of the […]

Keto Vs Fiber

January 22, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about what is considered the best diet in 2019 – the Mediterranean Eating Style; which of course, is full of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, resulting in lots of dietary fiber. This week I want to write about the low carbohydrate (low carb) eating style (it comes […]

Mediterranean Diet – Love Continuing Validation

January 15, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve been promoting the Mediterranean diet for well-over a decade; so, you can probably imagine why I’m doing a jig around my desk. The Mediterranean diet has won first place as 2019’s best overall diet. Last year it was tied for the #1 slot, but this year it took home the gold. On January 2, […]

Healthy Eating Resolutions?

January 8, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m going to lose ‘X’ (a big number) of pounds. I going to eat healthier in the New Year. I’m going off sugar. I’m going to eat vegan. I’m going to change my eating style. Have you discovered yet that changing your eating style in a big way on January 1st to a completely new […]

Breakfast or Not?

November 27, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Caitlin Dow MS, PhD posted an electronic article on Nutrition Action.com on my birthday in September: To skip or not to skip breakfast: that is the question. Her article caught my attention since I like to keep up with what’s going on in the world of nutrition advise, and the current literature is replete with […]

Are You Tired of the Granola Bar Lunch?

November 13, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Lunch is often a full third of the daily caloric intake of individuals. It can be an important contribution in nourishing our bodies; or a semi-dud; that depends, of course, on what we eat. It seems as though many people finally understand that what we eat and what we don’t eat are highly correlated with […]

A Sea of Change

November 6, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Over eighteen years ago, when I moved to the mountain west, it somewhat surprised me that so many friends and acquaintances told me that they never ate fish. Just in the past few years, I’ve noticed that fish is more frequently creeping into the menus of my acquaintances. Certainly, this observed trend is not scientific […]