The Foodland Chronicles – Doctor Grandma’s Blog

The Foodland Chronicles is a bi-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.

A Cereal Designed for Craving

July 26, 2016

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

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 […]

Green Smoothie Surprise

July 12, 2016

About a week ago, I thinned our little beet patch. Mostly they were just three-inch leafy greens. I didn’t have time to do anything with them, so I just popped them into a plastic bag and put them into the refrigerator. I realized that I had spinach on hand and maybe would add the spinach […]

A Solution That We Enjoy

July 5, 2016

A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in August 2011 gave us all a heads-up; that is, if we just happen to have the kind of body that efficiently produces too much LDL- Cholesterol (the undesirable stuff.) The study found that if both cutting saturated fat and eating a diet high […]

The Coconut Oil Marketing Spin

June 28, 2016

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 […]