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Protein, to Supplement or Not

November 20, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I hope my article, Protein, the Trendy Macronutrient, posted last July 10, 2018, did not bury too deeply the sentence: “Although you need adequate protein to build muscles; the fact is that surplus protein is not what makes the difference in muscle building; extra strength training is the element that builds muscles.” Before I go […]

Prediabetes – Can You Avoid It?

October 2, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Essentially, prediabetes is when blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The big snag with prediabetes is that nine out of ten of those with prediabetes don’t know they have it; and a third of American adults have it. Why should you care? Most people […]

Prolonging Life – Healthy Ageing

September 11, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published on line August 30, 2018, in Cambridge University’s British Journal of Nutrition might stay under the radar. Why? There are a couple of reasons from my perspective. One is that a study about the elderly is not exciting and flashy (although this one really does have application for younger populations.) Second, […]

Managing Chronic Inflammation

September 4, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

From conversations with friends I realize that inflammation much in the media, but how to think about it is confusing for people; so I’ve decided to try to approach the very complex issue of inflammation with a fairly simple approach. Frankly, I still remember struggling to learn the chemical structures of the various immunoglobulin classes. […]

Summer’s Gift from Nature

August 28, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Is summer fruit one of the things that makes summer so wonderful? I know that that you are not being bombarded with advertisements to eat fruit. And that you, may be considering a ketogenic eating style, where fruit is limited. But the fact is that fruit is not just a plain wonderful, refreshing and flavorful […]

Not for Fashion; but for Health

August 21, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I recently stumbled upon an article on How America’s “Ideal” Butt Has Changed Over The Last Century. I’ll concentrate on seven of the eleven styles. Certainly, we’d have to almost be in a cave to not guess that the ample curves of Minaj and Kardashian would be the present popular style. I can remember […]

Going a Little Nuts

July 31, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems to be one of the holdovers from the days when so many were eschewing any food with fat; but there are still people who don’t include nuts in their diet because of the fat content. Too bad!!! Nuts and seeds are dense with fiber and nutrients. The fat in nuts is mostly monounsaturated […]

Are You Moving Toward Non Dairy Milk?

July 17, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

This is definitely the age of non-dairy milk. Options are more plentiful than a dietitian’s wildest imagination. My imagination can be pretty wild, but I still see a range of options that include both good and bad choices for different individuals. Having all these choices can be nice, especially if you have lactose intolerance; you’re […]

Our Goal – Age Gracefully with Mental Capacities Intact

June 12, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Watching someone gradually ‘slip away’ into the grips of Alzheimer’s disease is a sobering experience. Many of us have considerable fear of this happening to us; but what surprises me is that it doesn’t appear that most people understand that less than 1% of the Alzheimer’s population develops the disease due to a genetic mutation. […]

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 […]