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A Twist on Probiotics

February 19, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

The human body and nature itself never cease to amaze me. It’s fascinating to me that so many times that we humans learn about something that is involved in human health, we end up thinking that we know more than we actually know. Our knowledge of our gut microbiome (formerly called gut flora), is the […]

MDs and Nutrition

January 29, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

Can you believe we almost polished off the first month of 2019? It seems to fly by, doesn’t it? On December 6, 2018 an article was published by Jason Fung MD, What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition. I’ve known for decades about this issue regarding the lack of real training in nutrition of the […]

Keto Vs Fiber

January 22, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about what is considered the best diet in 2019 – the Mediterranean Eating Style; which of course, is full of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, resulting in lots of dietary fiber. This week I want to write about the low carbohydrate (low carb) eating style (it comes […]

Mediterranean Diet – Love Continuing Validation

January 15, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve been promoting the Mediterranean diet for well-over a decade; so, you can probably imagine why I’m doing a jig around my desk. The Mediterranean diet has won first place as 2019’s best overall diet. Last year it was tied for the #1 slot, but this year it took home the gold. On January 2, […]

Healthy Eating Resolutions?

January 8, 2019 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m going to lose ‘X’ (a big number) of pounds. I going to eat healthier in the New Year. I’m going off sugar. I’m going to eat vegan. I’m going to change my eating style. Have you discovered yet that changing your eating style in a big way on January 1st to a completely new […]

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 […]