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I’d Have to DO WHAT if I Ate That?

November 4, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has caught my eye and my imagination regarding it’s potential for helping with weight management. The researchers, led by Sara N. Bleich at, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and their Department of Epidemiology did some very innovative research. The researchers […]

Sustainable Weight Loss?

October 21, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve noticed considerable press coverage for a study out of the University of Melbourne and published in The Lancet. In essence the study was trying to discover if more weight is regained after a rapid weight loss or after a gradual weight-loss program. The researchers of this study say that their results found both groups […]

Breakfast, Easy and Nourishing

October 7, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Are you trying to get into an early morning breakfast routine? One easy way is to throw a box or two of cold cereal and a jug of milk on the table. My guess is that is exactly what goes on in many homes – no real research, just a stroll down the cereal isle. […]

Big Surprise – The Safe Amount of Alcohol – None

September 16, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

When I was a young woman, I really wanted to be fashionable and cool. Two things that I thought would help convert a somewhat bookwormish woman to being cool were if I would drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. I started with the goal to smoke cigarettes. My sister tried several times to help me, but […]

Alzheimer’s Cure – More Than One Easy Step

September 9, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Don’t you just love it when all it takes is one easy step, one easy change and you’ve solved a problem?  I do.  I know with many public health problems, that’s exactly how they seemed to be solved. I realize that finding out about just adding a vitamin, mineral or developing a vaccine or medication […]

Moderation and Portion Size for Junk Food

August 19, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has a position statement called the Total Diet Approach to Healthy Eating, which was published in February 2013. There was nothing new about the AND’s statement when it came out: “All foods can fit within this pattern if consumed in moderation with appropriate portion size and combined with […]

Comments on Plant-Based Eating

August 5, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I was flipping around in media stories and came upon a CNN iReport about a man named Benji Kurtz. It’s a story about a 5’5” tall man who had endured humiliations because of his 278-pound body. Kurtz watched Forks Over Knives on Memorial Day 2013. He was inspired to make the changes ….. yes, big […]

Consumer Reports Does It Again

July 7, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Our August 2014 issue of Consumer Reports arrived last week; note it was July second, (they want to give us a head start). Their cover story is America’s Best Fast Food (and the Worst); “Surprise: Healthy choices; Yum! Juicy new burgers and Uh-oh. Big, bad calorie bombs”.   It was 2011 when they did their […]

An Ounce of Prevention

June 24, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Do we want to embrace prevention?  Sometimes it seems not. How much motivation is necessary to encourage us to improve our prevention habits? I don’t know the answer to these questions, but I do know the numbers tell us that it’s worth our efforts to choose preventive practices. The other day I was on the […]

Should We Care about Modified Vegetables?

June 3, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

A new wave of my personal research all started when I attended an online seminar called Pesticides and Food; Eating Safely and Sustainable, presented by The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health. I learned some interesting new facts during the hour presentation; among them were: GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) exposure is sub lethal to […]