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.

Motivation, Happiness and the Goldilocks Rule

October 17, 2017

James Clear, an author that I find interesting for his insights on motivating people to build better habits, posted an article on that subject, which I want to relate to changing our eating habits. Because it’s a fun article with great examples, you may want to read his fairly short article on the Goldilocks Rule […]

Herbs and Spices for Flavorful Food

October 10, 2017

As I begin typing this post, I realize that I’m headed for Greece, where herbs and spices are integral ingredients in making food quite wonderful. This article won’t get posted for about a month, but I’m in one of my moods to share a bit about the use of herbs and spices. On April 25, […]

Avoiding Flaky Research

October 3, 2017

One thing that is challenging for me in my role as a public health nutritionist, is that people fairly frequently, say something strange and when I ask about it their response, is in essence, “It’s real; I read a study.” Trying to weed out studies that you should believe and those that may be flaky […]

Faulty Fear of Fat and Cholesterol

September 26, 2017

I was extremely fortunate to attend the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. I say that because it took many in public health nutrition thirty years to finally get the recommendations that my professors shared with me clear back in the 1980s. The issue of dietary cholesterol and fat was taught fairly differently between […]

All Carbohydrates Are Not Created Equal

September 12, 2017

Each year, the American Heart Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies, publish a document related to heart disease and stroke; you can find many fascinating facts in the document published in Circulation. Dr. Darish Mozaffarian, from Tufts University (previously from Harvard) is one […]