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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 […]

Does Cholesterol Still Matter?

October 30, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you remember when cholesterol was the trendy word of the day? I remember it was ubiquitous; almost every package of food had some kind of cholesterol claim – low cholesterol or no cholesterol. I don’t know an exact date of when it began, but it was going on in the 1970s and is still […]

To Cook or Not to Cook

October 23, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

The season for lots of refreshing cool salads has come to an end for this year. I don’t mean that we won’t have more salads this year; I just mean that if we live in the northern hemisphere, we may more frequently be looking for food that will warm us up. Should we be too […]

Regularity

October 16, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Some subjects are well……. a little gross for many people. But the fact is that “the subject” may become an issue for you, whether you like it or not. As those of you who have been reading this blog for ten years or so, know, I write frequently about my dear grandmother who raised me […]

The Study of What the Little Guys Produce – Metabolomics

September 25, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m guessing that by now most people know that we have a huge microbiome; the community of trillions of microorganisms that live and function in our body. The microbiome and its products have actually become a gigantic trend in health research. For many health professionals, including myself, the extent of the impact of our microbiome […]

Processed Foods, Superfoods, Good Old-Fashioned Foods

September 18, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Processed food – It’s true I’ve put a lot of trash on processed foods. I’ve been writing about them for years and eventually, I edited my reference to them and called them highly processed food and ultra processed foods. I did that because the food industry didn’t like all the negative press they were getting […]

Is Variety the Spice of Life?

August 14, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Eating a variety of foods has been a long-term principle of healthy, balanced eating. This public health precept was popularized in the early 20th century in response to the prevalence of nutrient inadequacies. One example would be getting the essential amino acids by eating a grain and a legume, for example. Today’s world has different […]

Going a Little Nuts

July 31, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems to be one of the holdovers from the days when so many were eschewing any food with fat; but there are still people who don’t include nuts in their diet because of the fat content. Too bad!!! Nuts and seeds are dense with fiber and nutrients. The fat in nuts is mostly monounsaturated […]

Maple Syrup – Sugar, But Better Than Sugar

July 24, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

If you agree with some of the basic propositions of this blog, including Good Health Can Be Yummy and Enjoy in Moderation you will understand why I pitch something especially yummy, even though you have to be quite careful to use it moderately. Maple Syrup is one of these really yummy natural foods. Last year […]