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Be Kind to Your Brain – Eat Healthily

May 19, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems as though we’re all grasping at straws as related to risk reduction for Alzheimer’s and even less alarming cognitive decline. So far there are really no magic bullets or even expensive tablets that can ward off cognitive decline. But a study published online ahead of print this past week, hints that there may […]

Today’s Not a Victory Day – It’s a Coward’s Day

May 12, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I was just glancing at today’s news and noticed that the bill that proposed labels on sugar-sweetened beverages in California to warn of diabetes, obesity and tooth decay was allowed to die in committee. The California Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act SB203, fell short in a vote at the Senate Health committee, with four senators […]

What’s Cookin’? Evidently, Not Americans

April 21, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you want to really understand blood pressure, there’s a wonderful article on the Medical News Today (MNT) website. What I like about this particular article is that you do not need to have had a course in physiology, anatomy and biology to understand the article. It is written for all who are interested; and […]

Beyond Snacks: Welcoming Nuts into Your Meals

April 7, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Every time I write the goals to improve diet, it always includes incorporating nuts. It’s pretty easy to quickly skim over the information that researchers have found that nuts are associated with improved health (especially cardiovascular, diabetes and metabolic syndrome) and not really take the next step to adding nuts to your regular eating habits. […]

Trouble with the Term “Processed”

March 31, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I attended Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2015 this past Thursday and Friday. Personally, I believe that it was the best conference, with the most informed presenters that this state organization has offered. One of their presenters was Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN. She had an engaging, appealing and enjoyable presentation style. To begin […]

Adding MIND to the Mix?

March 24, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about the Mediterranean Diet (MD) and the DASH Diet (DD), both healthy eating styles. The day after putting that article up, I stumbled upon an article published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, about the new MIND diet. The authors of MIND hope it will prove to […]

The Mediterranean DASH

March 17, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

The Mediterranean DASH, it sounds like some kind of a race or a dance. Right? But, of course, I’m writing about eating styles. What I’m addressing today is the question in many persons’ minds; which way should I go to eat in a healthy way? I’ve written quite a bit about the Mediterranean-style of eating, […]

The Yin and Yang of Nutrition Information

March 10, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Yin and Yang, the Chinese symbol used within Taoism symbolize a problem that I struggle with. Yin and Yang seem to be a good metaphor for the information on the Internet. Like many, I object to putting feminine on the dark side and masculine on the bright side, but I’m just using the negative and […]

The Political War Over Designing the New Dietary Guidelines

March 3, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

The year 2015 is the distinctive year for the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee to come up with the new guidelines; they do it every five years. You can be involved if you like – make your voice heard. The Dietary Guidelines serve a major role in American life; because school lunch programs; military menus; hospital […]

Confusion about Cancer Risk

February 17, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the Continuous Update Project (CUP) have released their annual risk awareness survey report. The goal of the survey is to determine how well the American public is able to separate clearly established cancer risks, from factors about which there is no such scientific consensus. Actually, it’s somewhat […]