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Meat – Considerations for the Wise

October 11, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re trying to keep your weight under control and your arteries unclogged, it doesn’t take long before you realize that meat is an important issue of concern. Nutrition Action Health Letter which is a publication of Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nutrition watchdog and consumer advocacy group, advocating for safer […]

Beef and Dairy Using Tobacco’s Playbook

October 4, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems as though we are going to have to recognize and combat the “tobacco industry playbook” for each and every Big Food Industry. Sugar, processed foods, dairy, beef and other red meat, processed meat all seem to be using THE playbook. It worked like magic for tobacco; many extra decades of disability and early […]

Beans and Confusion

September 27, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Beans (aka legumes and pulses) likely don’t cause confusion in anyone except me. My confusion is in the fact that people seem to know that beans are inexpensive; for example – “not amounting to a hill of beans.” Where my confusion comes in, is that I read so much about the pinched budgets of families […]

Oatmeal and Diabetes?

September 20, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I was just sharing the recognition of the approaching return of oatmeal season with my husband, Vic, this morning at breakfast. We generally only eat two different cereals; shredded wheat mostly while the weather is warm and old-fashioned oats when it’s cooler. If you’ve been reading this blog for many years, you know that Vic […]

A Bizarre Awakening

September 13, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Life is so complex today. Years ago I had dismissed ramen as a low-cost junk-food, high-calorie, palatable because of cheap additives, but except for calories, nutritionally impoverished. Now I am awakened to the bizarre finding that these shelf-stable bricks of twisted noodles are near the top of the food chain in two significant populations. One […]

Two New Items in Our Mediterranean Lunch

August 30, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Two new items impacted one of my famous salads today. One, for sure, I hope will become a long-term habit. This salad was lettuce, cucumber, sliced radishes and green onions, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, avocado, sliced hard-boiled egg, and the hoped for long-term habit? – topped with sliced fresh basil. This tasty salad was […]

The Mediterranean Diet Has Fat – Good Fat

August 23, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a review of 56 previously conducted studies that looked at the effects of health outcomes of a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) with no restriction on fat intake. Hanna E. Bloomfield, MD, MPH and others found some evidence that the MedDiet may reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events, breast cancer and […]

Food Bourne Illness – Not a Trivial Matter!

August 2, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

This past spring I received an email and a letter in the mail from Costco letting me know that I had purchased CRF Frozen Vegetables from them and that they were being recalled. I was a little tempted to keep them, because they were frozen green beans and I had already used some and had […]

Green Smoothie Surprise

July 12, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

About a week ago, I thinned our little beet patch. Mostly they were just three-inch leafy greens. I didn’t have time to do anything with them, so I just popped them into a plastic bag and put them into the refrigerator. I realized that I had spinach on hand and maybe would add the spinach […]

The Coconut Oil Marketing Spin

June 28, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Just yesterday, I copied a smoothie recipe from an online source. One of the ingredients was coconut oil; I asked; “Why would I add this to my smoothie?” A week or two before that I was in a conversation with a young woman who is studying nutrition at a holistic health establishment and she shared […]