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Kids and Kidney Stone News – Prevention the Best Treatment

February 10, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you haven’t had a kidney stone, or watched a child suffering while trying to pass a kidney stone, you’re blessed, whether you know it or not; and as a result, you probably put kidney stones in the realm of ‘someone else’s problem. If you’re doing that, for your sake and the sake of your […]

Frozen

February 3, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Truly, it’s a rare occasion at my home, for the temperatures to be in the 50s and 60s during February – I have plans to breath in some of the warmer air during the next 10 days. I’ve lived in the mountain west for enough years (15) to realize that winter is not over, based […]

Better than Statins

January 27, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Let me ‘cut to the chase.’ The British Medical Journal published a study on January 22, 2015 presenting an argument that statins save fewer lives than simple lifestyle changes like exercising and eating sensibly. Yes, I know that many people don’t want to be bothered by changing their eating, smoking or exercising habits. It’s no […]

Food Trends to Consider

January 20, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I stumbled upon an article titled: Consumers will eat more seeds and less red meat in 2015, dietitians predict; Elizabeth Crawford wrote it. The title really caught my eye because the research supports the idea that health would be improved by eating less red meat and more seeds. So like many health enthusiasts, I immediately […]

Old Story – Evidence Ever Stronger

January 13, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

There is neither a single food nor single group of foods that can be consumed that offer optimal health. Balance and variety are an important aspect of diet. If we want not only to be healthy, but also to enjoy our meals, then we should remember balance and variety. We should be very mindful of […]

Renewal and Nourishing Our Body and Soul

January 6, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

A few days ago there were sparkles in the sky …… lots fireworks visible via our view over the valley at midnight. What’s so exciting about turning the calendar page and starting a New Year? I think some of the most important reasons are that people often think of a fresh start; making changes; improving […]

On Tears, Flavor and Health

December 30, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve been around the grandchildren quite a few hours this week; so I’m thinking of riddles. Can a tear or two contribute to a tasty and healthy recipe? OK, in all honesty, I know that is a silly riddle. Probably most adults know that I’m probably talking about the vegetable in the allium family – […]

Holiday Eating – Mixed Emotions and Mindful Morsels

December 16, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Holiday eating is filled with a mix of emotions. Some of the emotions are positive; the anticipation of eating Mom’s finest recipes – memories of happy times together with family and friends blanketing the experience. Just looking forward to the traditional recipes that our individual families take pleasure in is part of the enjoyment of […]

Gluten-Free – Vital for Celiac Disease, a Boon to Marketers

December 9, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you sometimes wonder if we Americans need some sort of food villain?  Dietary fat…. remember anything with fat was bad (1990’s)?  Then carbs, that never was a very clear message – no differentiation between simple carbs and complex carbs, but the message was that protein is the miracle food and fat is a wonderful […]

Sugar Science

November 18, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

When I speak to college students, especially non-science majors, I often encourage them to take some science classes; like say, physiology. The reason for this seemingly bizarre suggestion is that I’ve found it so upsetting over the years to see how the food processors, commodities companies and their organizations can effectively distort science. I believe […]