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Confidently Make Summer Weight Loss Happen

June 21, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I know that some of us had plans to lose weight and be at out perfect swimsuit weight by now; but others of us didn’t quite make it. Since we’re hopefully not trying to lose weight only for this one swimsuit season, but to maintain a healthy body and weight; it seems that this is […]

Zinc and Your Immune System

June 14, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re a long time reader, you know that my focus is generally on eating-style; rather than on specific nutrients. That doesn’t mean that individual nutrients are not important, especially long-established minerals. I thought that I’d mention a mineral that doesn’t get much attention – zinc. Iron, calcium, and sodium are often written about; but […]

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 […]

Rainbow Food – Enchanting

May 3, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

This past week I read a very entertaining and eye-catching article about edible rainbows by Maura Judkis. If you don’t get the Washington Post or missed the article, at least take a peek so you can see the rainbow bagels available in Brooklyn at the beginning of the article. If you’re unaware of what’s happening […]

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 […]

Meat and Cancer Worry

March 29, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

The science has been around for over 20 years verifying an increased risk of colon, prostate and pancreatic cancer with eating processed and red meat. That science was known a long time before we wrote Farewell Bacon, My Dear Bacon (2012) and Porking Out (2011); a couple of fun pieces from a few years back. […]

Ultra-Processed Foods

March 15, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve written quite a bit about the drawbacks and undesirability of processed foods; I’ve often used the words highly processed but a newly released study has amplified the term “ultra-processed” and has shown how harmful it is, and brought me back to the subject. The new study is published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) […]

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: […]