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Hope for Avoiding Statin Drugs

September 6, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Public agencies concerned with cardiovascular health always stress the importance of diet and lifestyle as the primary means of lowering fats in the blood and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. But if your cholesterol goes over the danger line, it’s fairly likely that your doctor will prescribe statins (Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor) and a low […]

Protein: How Much? Which Sources?

August 30, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I want to share with you right at the beginning of this article that most Americans don’t need to worry about eating enough protein. Our meals are frequently designed around a sizable chunk of animal protein. This is protein overkill. Maybe if we understood our protein needs a little better, we’d relax our concerns in […]

Starting an “In a Hurry” Menu Idea List

August 9, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

At the end of last week’s article, I suggested starting a list of ideas that work for you – healthy menu ideas that you can refer to when perplexed about ‘what’s for dinner.’ Since it’s summer, and it’s easy to slip into the long laid-back days, I thought that maybe a list of simple ideas […]

Roughage Restored to Its Place on the Plate

July 5, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

I remember the word ‘roughage’ being a funny word, at least is seemed so when I was a girl. My grandmother would chide us with, “eat your roughage.” Since Grandma didn’t teach us the benefits of roughage, we really had no clue about why she was so adamant about eating it. To us, it somehow […]

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) […]

May Is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May 17, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Although the Mediterranean-style of eating has been around for millennia, and it has been known for five or six decades to be healthful, it continues to fascinate nutritional researchers. It’s amazing how the researchers keep learning facts that support why the Mediterranean-style of eating is such a good choice. These are a few news clips […]

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 […]