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Loving Heart Health

February 5, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

February is dedicated to the emotional heart and, certainly The American Heart Association has not missed the chance to connect the emotional heart and the physical heart. That said, I think I’ll follow their lead and use the Valentine Day Month as a good time to share some information about the physical heart – heart […]

Lifestyle Is Key to Managing Hypertension

May 29, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Hypertension or high blood pressure has long been known as a silent killer; the fact that humans don’t really feel their blood pressure, means that a person can have lethal blood pressure and not have a clue. So the first step is to take opportunities to check your blood pressure fairly frequently. The next step […]

Setting Yourself Up for Success

December 12, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

As so often happens, two fairly unrelated pieces of information, meet in my mind and blend into thoughts that I want to share with you. This week, the first of the two is a lovely piece of public health information about the five top cancer prevention stories of 2017 published by the American Institute for […]

Not Destined for Disease, The Gifting Season

December 5, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Yes, It’s December yet again. It reminds me that it’s been an entire year since a well-done study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) gave many of us a gift. The gift? To me it seemed like a gift. If your family members have a history of early cardiovascular disease, you may […]

Metabolically Healthy Obese – Apparently an Oxymoron

August 22, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Researchers at Imperial College in London and University of Cambridge have conducted a study that compares “healthy” and “unhealthy” obese individuals and published the findings in The European Heart Journal. Use this doi number: doi/10.10936/eurheartj/ehx448/4081012. There’s been a lot of chat about overweight and obese persons who are healthy; you may be acquainted with the […]

Plant-Based Junk Food is Alive and Well

August 1, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Today’s issue is one of those concerns that has been a question brewing in my mind, just below the surface for a long time. What I’m writing about today is the problem of unhealthful plant-based diets. I’ve personally known people, self-proclaimed vegetarians, who are grabbing products like Pop-tarts (white processed flour, filled with sugary hot […]

Fruit Shunning

July 4, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

This is the first year for us to harvest raspberries from our very own vines. In all honesty, it’s a bit of a workout, especially if the sun gets up earlier than I get picking. But those beautiful, organic, sweet red rubies are a wonderful treasure incentive. We’ve been liberally blanketing our cereal with a […]

Juggling Fat

June 27, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’ve seen a big giggly chunk of animal fat, you know that the thought of juggling fat sounds like a difficult task. Seriously, I realize that you don’t want to juggle fat (and neither do I); but I do want to help you balance the types of fat in your diet. In addition, I […]

Coconut Oil – On Your Body, Not in It

June 20, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

This is one of those days that I need a little extra motivation to get to writing on the subject that I’ve chosen. It’s a little de-motivating to realize that 72 percent of the American public consider coconut oil a health food; after all the effort that nutritionists/dietitians like myself have spent for decades trying […]

Five Is Good; But Ten Is Better

May 16, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

The lead author on some research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology on 22 February is Dagfinn Aune Ph.D. Before today, I was entirely unfamiliar with Doctor Aune. He is an associate professor at Bjorkness University College, Oslo, Norway and also a Research Associate at the Imperial College in London. After reading a little […]