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Summertime – Managing the Grill

June 21, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Summer can be an ideal time to drop some unwanted pounds. First, our appetites are often diminished in hot weather, making a smaller volume of food perfectly satisfactory. Many of us have learned that heavy foods can contribute to feeling too warm. In addition, there is such a wonderful variety of low-calorie spring and summer […]

An Improvement – Plate over Pyramid?

June 14, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses the New MyPlate graphic and whether it will benefit us in our pursuit for health and weight management.

Loving Your Heart – Most of Us Only Get One

June 7, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

My last post recounted the research, and explained the confusion about how little of the cholesterol in our blood comes from cholesterol found naturally in our foods, and how much (75%), is created within our bodies, stimulated negatively by saturated and trans fats and other factors. The problem with high total and LDL (bad/Mr. Hyde) […]

Empowering Ourselves against Cravings

May 24, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Being a nutritionist/dietitian for decades, you’d think that the astonishment for the complexity of my field would have been over and done with long ago. But the reality is, that nutrition is so multifaceted; it is more than just knowing about metabolism, weight management, nutrients, food preparation, fiscal/financial/social aspects of eating, psychology and behavior. It […]

Spring – A New Beginning

May 10, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Spring is a favorite time of the year for many; for me, it’s the peonies poking their red shoots straight up from the recently frozen soil; the daffodils and tulips and all their cousins, distributing color from one end of the yard to the other; blooming trees almost everywhere I look – most of all, […]

Reduce Your Diabetes Risk – Just Do It!

May 3, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

As many of you know, who have read this blog for a while, we started this writing work to share what we learned with others, based upon the experience that my husband and partner in this company, and occasional blog author Dr. Grandpa (Vic) had after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2004. In […]

Using the Word “Mediterranean” is No Substitute for the Real Thing

April 27, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I reported on the offering of a pair of green colored capsules instead of actually eating a Mediterranean diet. It is clear that the strong research on the benefits of the Mediterranean style of eating is becoming well known. Predictably, marketers are trying to link their products to these benefits. Trouble is, the […]

Exulting in the Unthinkable

April 19, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

This past Saturday, the week before Easter, we had an annual event that brings anticipation and smiles to our grandchildren each year.  I call it Easter Egg Extravaganza Event – yes, I get a little excessive with the alliteration. This year there were 805 plastic money-filled eggs hidden, over our acre of gardens and hillsides. […]

The Tax Man Cometh

April 15, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Tax Day – a time each year where we are forced to take a look at our finances. How beneficial it would be to have a similar day regarding our health. To some extent, as a culture we may choose to do this at the New Year, in the form of resolutions. Some of us […]

Hook Some Healthy Fish on a Budget

April 12, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma encourages eating fish and discusses issues of mercury, fish as related to the food budget and fish and AMD. In addition, she shares a healthy recipe that she developed to replace traditional tuna noodle casserole.