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Hitting the Sack

February 12, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

By now, most everyone knows that sleep deprivation interferes with hunger and satiety hormones crucial to regulating appetite.  Perhaps you know some night owls who are also plump owls. We envision them mindlessly snacking their way through fatigue to keep going. Research has gone deeper than the snacking, and revealed a chain of hormonal effects […]

Shrinking Fish into Omega-3s

October 9, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you been reading any of the reports on omega-3 fatty acids? New studies weaken the pizzazz in the high-powered marketing magic. In this bit of marketing magic, a tasty filet from a whole fish disappears and is replaced by a few pills, spoonfuls or oil, or by an invisible processed food additives named in […]

Look for the Exercise Sweet Spot

June 8, 2012 by Mary Ireland

For someone who wants to start an exercise program or those new to exercising, the process may seem a little daunting. I have been an avid exerciser since my early twenties and have learned over the years that you cannot always count on the latest research data to apply to you. The key word in […]

Healthy Bones – Where Do We Go from Here?

May 29, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

I received a beautiful new ring as an anniversary gift; and on Friday I went to have it sized down to fit my right hand ring finger. The jeweler asked if I knew my ring size, I answered, “Yes, size 4. It used to be 3½, when I was younger.” He said, “That would be […]

It May Seem Nutty

May 15, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’ve been watching your waistline, you may look at nuts and think: “BEWARE,” because you know that nuts are a calorie dense, loaded with fat, food; but you may be pleasantly surprised to learn what nuts can do for you. One of the biggest surprises is that the latest research tells us that nuts […]

Drinking Trouble

March 27, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Many years ago, when someone offered a non-alcoholic beverage it was coffee, tea, milk, fruit or tomato juice, water (you know – plain old H20), or an occasional soda pop. In addition to those old standbys, now there are energy drinks, ready to drink (RTD) tea and coffee, functional drinks and sports beverages, added to […]

Improving Your Health, the Natural Way

March 16, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the side effects of statins and how eating whole grains have been shown to reduce total serum and LDL cholesterol.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends

March 13, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

On Sunday evening more than one billion people around the world lost an hour of sleep due to the change to Daylight Savings Time. As a result of that one-hour shift, epidemiologists can expect to see jumps in numbers of heart attacks and fatal car crashes this week. It happens every year. As a matter […]

Just HIT It

February 17, 2012 by Mary Ireland

The title isn’t original, but I thought it was clever. HIT is the acronym for high-intensity interval training. I have mentioned interval training — which is the same thing as high-intensity interval training — in some of my previous blog posts: Getting More from Less, Getting the Most from Your Workouts, and Exercise Your Options. […]

What’s the Big Fat Deal?

February 14, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

A Happy Valentine’s Day wish for your healthy heart. It seems as though we Americans feel compelled to go from one extreme to another. In the 1990’s we got the idea across that fat had twice as many calories as carbohydrates or protein; so everyone went off the fat cliff trying to avoid every little […]