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Meaty Risks

September 29, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you don’t already subscribe to the Nutrition Action Health Letter (NAHL) from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, now might be a good time to begin. If you eat beef frequently, don’t delay; consider making your new subscription begin with the October 2015 issue. The cover story is called; Bye Bye Beef? […]

Lutein – Eye Candy or What?

September 22, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

On September 14, 2015 the Wall Street Journal published an article called: Eye Candy? Scientists Debate the Value of Lutein Supplements: A role in limiting a chronic eye disease. The article and the studies, upon which the article was based, were to my mind, like opening the proverbial can of worms. At a quick glance […]

Creating a Blue Zone for Yourself

September 8, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m guessing September 8th is a little late for suggesting a book for summer reading. “Good guess,” you say, since there’re only 14 days left before Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (Autumnal Equinox 2015). If you’ve been reading this blog for years, you know this is an exciting time of year for me and I’m usually […]

Salads Are Underrated!

September 1, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I must admit that I’ve not read Tamar Haspel’s articles before; but this first one, published in the Washington Post last week immediately got my attention, and not in a positive way. Her article was titled: Why salad is so overrated. This article is deserving of more criticism than praise; I almost don’t know where […]

Ideas for Healthy Eating while Traveling

July 14, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Today I decided to make a list of driving foods for Dr. Grandpa (Vic) and myself. Then it dawned upon me that maybe some of you would enjoy some hints for foods and ideas during driving vacations/or holidays (whichever way you describe them); or combination flying/driving trips. The following are some bits of advice and […]

Easy Steps Toward Plant-Based Eating

June 30, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you harbor any feelings that eating largely plant-based foods is something for vegans and vegetarians, I hope you’ll take a few minutes from your busy life and read an article published on November 7, 2014, in the Washington Post by four interesting writers (Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter). I […]

Guerilla Tactics for Surviving Restaurant Eating

June 23, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If daily weighing is one of your habits, you you’re probably only too aware of the big bump in weight after eating at a restaurant. In addition to the often times humongous salt load, servings often have enough calories to supply you for two or three prudent meals. I’m guessing that we are still going […]

Dairy Foods and Saturated Fat

June 9, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

June is national dairy month, so I thought that I’d address dairy foods and saturated fats. If there is any one category of food that’s a mixed bag, it’s dairy. Dairy products have been eaten for millennia, but the issue of saturated fat may be scaring people away from including dairy products. Saturated Fat One […]

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 […]

Let Dieting Die

May 26, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Dieting should die, and be replaced by an individualized life-long plan of eating delicious and healthy foods, with exercise, thus maintaining a healthy weight in the long term. The process of embracing an eating-style rather than dieting gets easier over time, instead of the repeated applications of intense dieting, between which one’s weight yo-yo’s up […]