The Foodland Chronicles – Doctor Grandma’s Blog

The Foodland Chronicles is a weekly blog focused on topics related to good health and yummy foods. Doctor Grandma and her team are strong proponents of the Mediterranean Style of Eating - advocating a shift from animal-based foods to plant-based foods and a shift from processed foods to whole, real foods.

The evidence is strong that the overly processed, nutritionally impoverished foods are contributing to health problems including obesity, heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Grandma’s is dedicated to informing our readers so that they can make choices that position themselves for optimal health.

Yummyness is central to the mission of Dr. Grandma’s. We believe if food does not taste delicious, it will not be eaten frequently and consistently. Dr. Grandma frequently shares recipes to give reader ideas for moving their eating-style toward the Mediterranean-style of eating with whole delicious food prepared to be exceptionally tasty.

The author, Joyce Bunderson (aka: Doctor Grandma), is a registered dietitian with a Masters in Public Health Nutrition and a Doctorate in Public Administration.
She is passionate about health and wellness and believes that with nutritious foods and exercise, people can decrease their risks of common diseases like diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular heart disease and other health problems.

Latest Foodland Chronicles Posts

The following are the latest posts from Joyce, the Doctor Grandma's team and some featured contributors.

Atomic Habits – Tiny Changes Remarkable Results

December 18, 2018

James Clear has written an interesting and helpful book called: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones; Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results. Clear has been a motivational speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement for years. His website gets millions of visitors each month, and hundreds of […]

Research and Common Sense

December 11, 2018

This morning I turned to my bookshelf and took down my copy of Mindless Eating; Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink PhD. The book, a 2007 paperback edition, is dog-eared and has at least a dozen little sticky notes popping from its pages. I’m not going to read it today; but […]

Ho, Ho, Ho – Drinking Alcohol

December 4, 2018

Since August, I’ve been meaning to write about a study published in Lancet, Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The study has been sitting on my desktop, staring at me for all these weeks/months. Procrastination is not generally one of […]

Breakfast or Not?

November 27, 2018

Caitlin Dow MS, PhD posted an electronic article on Nutrition Action.com on my birthday in September: To skip or not to skip breakfast: that is the question. Her article caught my attention since I like to keep up with what’s going on in the world of nutrition advise, and the current literature is replete with […]

Protein, to Supplement or Not

November 20, 2018

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 […]