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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 […]


June 3, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the importance of stress reduction in a healthy lifestyle.

On Jekyll and Hyde Cholesterol

May 31, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

This post is about cholesterol, that familiar nutrient which has been so villanized that food labels are blessed with an aura of health by merely asserting its absence. Yet despite its villanous reputation, it is a nutrient essential to our bodies. Surprisingly, it is only weakly connected to eating foods that contain it. Watch out […]

Resisting Resistance

May 20, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the importance of resistance exercise and give some hints for starting a resistance exercise program.

Exercise Protects Against Disease

May 13, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Dr. Grandma’s Newsletter for May, 2011, notes that health-related observances in May include Osteoporosis Prevention and Arthritis Awareness. In researching information about these diseases, I found a common thread: exercise can help prevent or help in the management of these diseases. This isn’t surprising since exercise is a prescription for the diseases we write about […]

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.

Spring’s Around the Corner

March 11, 2011 by Mary Ireland

A week from Sunday is the first day of spring. It is the time when we see the new beginnings all around us and when we start thinking of summer fun – the beach, swimming, picnics, and summer parties – Yikes! This is when the rubber hits the road on those “slimmer you” New Year’s […]

Sweetheart, Your Heart Is So Very Dear to Me

February 11, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma shares information to help you sustain a healthy heart. In addition, she shares a recipe for Curly Mustard Greens and Onions – part of a heart healthy meal.