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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 […]

Designing Your Own Personal Eating Plan – A Long-Term Journey

May 22, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

There are a few issues that trouble me while observing the general public go through yet another restrictive diet. (The ketogenic diet seems to be gaining popularity by the day.) Restrictive diets can lead to fewer calories and thus to weight loss. But eventually they go off the diet, unless they mold it into a […]

Sugar Avoidance – Music to My Ears

May 15, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

As noted by the International Food Information Council’s 2017 survey, 76% of respondents of the survey, (an unprecedented number of consumers) say they are looking to reduce their sugar intake or avoid it altogether. During the past two years, sugar has topped the list of ingredients that consumers are seeking to limit or avoid in […]

Yes, Calories Matter

May 8, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

Yesterday, May 7, 2018 – now that’s a date that should go down in history. It’s the starting point of an almost 30 year struggle to provide the public with the calories of restaurant foods. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the publisher of the Nutrition Action Newsletter, published an on-line chronology […]

Mushrooms to the Rescue

May 1, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

In my experience, people either love ‘em or hate ‘em. I guess if you really hate them, you hate the types you’ve tried of the 7,000 edible varieties – and therefore assume they are all not for you. But on the other hand, if you don’t hate them, then maybe you’ll be interested in their […]

Calories Matter

April 10, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

As much as we wish that calories wouldn’t matter; the fact is that our bodies are very effective at sucking the energy out of most of them. (Yes, I’m aware that calories are a measurement of energy.) When headlines are splashed across the newspapers or magazines that say something like: “The Key to Weight Loss […]

Learning Persistence on Process from Olympians

February 13, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

We’ve been enjoying the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea; I must confess/brag that our interest is heightened this year because our grandson Brendan (Bubba) Connor Newby is skiing in the half pipe for Ireland where he was born. Watching the Olympics makes us ask lots of questions. How do you steer the sled in the […]

Week Two – A Setup for Success

January 9, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s week two of the New Year; are you still toying with ideas for goals for this New Year? Why not? Think about it; but don’t procrastinate too long – jump in – get started. Don’t sell yourself the idea that you missed January first and now it’s too late. The following are just a […]

Replacing Sugar Sweetened Beverages

November 21, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

I just stumbled upon a study published in Obesity on November 14, 2017. It was published just in time for this article that I’ve been planning to write about beverages. Since it’s good news, it was an especially welcome find. What the Harvard professor Sara N. Bleich et al found when they examined National Health […]

Protecting Yourself from Sneaky Fast Food Calories

November 7, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Does the holiday season increase the likelihood that you’ll grab fast food at mealtime? Even if you’re trying not to have fast food frequently, the holiday season can impact the best laid plans. For some people, especially those new to watching their intake, a hundred or two extra calories don’t seem like a big deal. […]