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Drinking Trouble

March 27, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Many years ago, when someone offered a non-alcoholic beverage it was coffee, tea, milk, fruit or tomato juice, water (you know – plain old H20), or an occasional soda pop. In addition to those old standbys, now there are energy drinks, ready to drink (RTD) tea and coffee, functional drinks and sports beverages, added to […]

Microchips – Very Small Snack Foods

March 20, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Doesn’t the word snack just sound small – a little larger than having a bite or nibble, but not a meal and certainly not a feast? I mean, just a little snack – right? Years ago, Sophia (Estelle Getty), one of The Golden Girls said, “A few more snacks like that and the only thing […]

Improving Your Health, the Natural Way

March 16, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the side effects of statins and how eating whole grains have been shown to reduce total serum and LDL cholesterol.

Replenishing Nutrients After a Workout

March 9, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the best way to replenish your body after exercise.

Love Your Body

February 24, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the benefits of loving your body and mindful eating.

What’s the Big Fat Deal?

February 14, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

A Happy Valentine’s Day wish for your healthy heart. It seems as though we Americans feel compelled to go from one extreme to another. In the 1990’s we got the idea across that fat had twice as many calories as carbohydrates or protein; so everyone went off the fat cliff trying to avoid every little […]

Caring for Your Heart

February 3, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new data about risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Detoxing from Sugar?

January 31, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Why are so many people trying to detox from sugar? People are finally discovering that the average American consumes at least 19 teaspoons a day of added sugar. “Added sugars”, unlike the natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, milk, and meats are added to foods to increase the sweetness. Each teaspoon (4 grams) of sugar has […]

Defense Against a Craving Catastrophe

January 24, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems that women admit to ‘craving,’ but that men use a different vocabulary for the same concept. Men are also less likely to talk about needs, yearning, or desire for food. Certainly all of us have different comfort foods; maybe men more frequently yearn for steak, pizza and chips; and women may more frequently […]

Diet + Exercise

January 20, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses new research on how exercise makes you healthier and can help in weight loss.