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Two New Items in Our Mediterranean Lunch

August 30, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Two new items impacted one of my famous salads today. One, for sure, I hope will become a long-term habit. This salad was lettuce, cucumber, sliced radishes and green onions, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, avocado, sliced hard-boiled egg, and the hoped for long-term habit? – topped with sliced fresh basil. This tasty salad was […]

The Mediterranean Diet Has Fat – Good Fat

August 23, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

The Annals of Internal Medicine published a review of 56 previously conducted studies that looked at the effects of health outcomes of a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) with no restriction on fat intake. Hanna E. Bloomfield, MD, MPH and others found some evidence that the MedDiet may reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events, breast cancer and […]


August 16, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

While reading the July 23, 2016 issue of Science News Magazine, which features Aging’s Future: Special Report – New Insights into life’s battle against time, a few thoughts came to my mind for sharing with you. If you read it at the library or have a subscription, you’ll notice on page 21 that there is […]

B-12 Deficiency – A Nasty Problem

August 9, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

As you know, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I’m not a proponent for relying on supplements to make an unhealthy diet healthful. First, it’s just not possible to get all the nutrients to maintain vigorous health in a handful of supplements. Science knows enough to keep a person alive without real […]

Food Bourne Illness – Not a Trivial Matter!

August 2, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

This past spring I received an email and a letter in the mail from Costco letting me know that I had purchased CRF Frozen Vegetables from them and that they were being recalled. I was a little tempted to keep them, because they were frozen green beans and I had already used some and had […]

A Cereal Designed for Craving

July 26, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Sometimes I experience a real jubilant feeling about news dealing with nutrition. For example, evidence that people are increasingly choosing whole grains, or more rarely, a food company actually does the right thing. But just possibly my jubilation is a bit too rambunctious and I get smacked down by woeful evidence of blatant arrogance in […]

Create a Whole Grain Habit

July 19, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Here’s hoping that you’ve been switching up to 100% whole grains. If you’re one of those who has been reading this website for the many years that I’ve been writing it, you know that I’ve been strongly explaining the benefits of consuming whole grains from the very beginning. A study published on June 13, 2016 […]

The Coconut Oil Marketing Spin

June 28, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Just yesterday, I copied a smoothie recipe from an online source. One of the ingredients was coconut oil; I asked; “Why would I add this to my smoothie?” A week or two before that I was in a conversation with a young woman who is studying nutrition at a holistic health establishment and she shared […]

Zinc and Your Immune System

June 14, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re a long time reader, you know that my focus is generally on eating-style; rather than on specific nutrients. That doesn’t mean that individual nutrients are not important, especially long-established minerals. I thought that I’d mention a mineral that doesn’t get much attention – zinc. Iron, calcium, and sodium are often written about; but […]

Don’t Let Mercury Fears Slow Your Fish Consumption

June 7, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Beginning when I was a preteen, I lived with my grandparents in southern California. My grandfather’s hobby was fishing. Often he was successful and that meant that fish would be served. Prior to those years, fish was not a frequent offering on the table. My grandmother would frequently recite the little cliché: Fish is brain […]